Such a cutie. I miss watching One Tree Hill. (memories) :)
The year has started already and still I don’t have my list of faith goals for 2011. It is just now that my friends required me to make one (like they say, better late than never right?). The list is for us to see what we prioritize and if God responded to it already. We might be overlooking some things that we already have. I believe that God has many great plans for us this remaining half of the year!
Anyway, I have a lot in mind now, so I need to brainstorm first and really make time to do my list. So there.
Have you noticed how God usually calls ordinary men in the Bible to do extraordinary things? Amazing right?
Just look at the twelve disciples. They weren’t kings or any famous personality, but ordinary men, fishermen, tax collector, and etc. These people are like us commoners. Common people whom God uses to do extraordinary things. He uses us to make relationships with Him and other people- to disciple.
To disciple is stepping out of your comfort zone to touch lives of others through God’s help. Little do we know how big impact we can impart in other people’s lives. Just by sharing the gospel, we plant seeds in their hearts. It is a gradual process of learning, understanding and living God’s word.
So take that step and change lives with Him.
Amazing how You always give me more than what I need. I asked for one but you gave me more than 12. You indeed know best!
I am just too excited for what you have for me.You know my heart better than I do. I haven’t asked for anything yet, but you surprised me with so much. Ask and you shall receive right? But ngayon even if you don’t ask, you will always receive parin. Grabe lang. #kakaloka. I LOVE YOU J :)
God works according to the law of gradual growth, so don’t be discouraged if your progress seems slow.
You know how my brain works and what’s really in my heart. You know what my strengths and weaknesses are. You know every single thing about me. You’ve mastered every characteristic I have and every decision I will be making.
You’ve emphasized obedience for days now and I am on the path of mastering it. I want to live life that brings joy to You and others. That’s my goal and I know that’s what You want too.
Thank You for always giving clarity from all the blurred things in life. Even if I reached the highest stubborn level, still You are patiently waiting for me, ready to embrace me and energize my weary heart. You fill up every hole in my life with Your love and care. Now, I completely trust You with everything. No more barrier. No more half-heart. You’ve removed scales from my eyes, clouds above me and chains from my hands. I am all Yours now.
Great plans of Yours awaits me. I know that. I am very much excited for the future You have for me. I love You.
Like a fire shut up in my bones. I want the world to know, that You are my God.
With a passion burning deep within, I want the world to know, that You live!!
Let Your presence come and saturate every part of me.. Make me new.
Let Your Spirit come and move within..
Fill me once again, cause I need more.
Song: Like A Fire by Planetshakers
When asking for advice, I bet you always hear your friends say “in time”, “it’s not the right time yet” or “there’s always a right time for that”. I myself heard these phrases millions of times and until now my friends still say the same things. I don’t understand it at first, so time passed by and soon enough, I got the full mechanics of how it works.
Last Tuesday, I reflected on days of the past and I slowly realized how amazing God fits every piece perfectly into the puzzle. There were times when I want answers from Him, but He responded days after. Thus, making me agitated to know the answers during the span of waiting. When I finally got hold of the answers, I realized that God’s ways are effective because if I knew the answers to my questions right away, I would have regret the actions that I would have done. Amazing how He weaves everything together in His perfectly calculated time.
So don’t be in a hurry. Be still and patiently wait on Him. If He doesn’t answer now, it means it’s not yet time. Maybe you’re not ready for it and He’s still preparing you. Or maybe the people, situation, event, activity is not ready for you either. Now, you just have to TRUST that God wants what’s perfect for you and in God’s timing, everything will be perfect.
Remember that God protects you because He loves you. His protection is like a Father’s promise to always hold us up in the midst of all circumstances no matter how terrible. Wait on God’s time and you shall receive.
Good morning rainy day!
Let’s all pray for the rain to stop. We don’t want Ondoy part 2. Stay dry and keep safe everyone :)
(L-R) Erianne, Eunice, Erin, Me, Erica
God showed me another meaning of love through appreciation. I am still overwhelmed with greetings and love from family and friends. God is good :)
(L-R: Encey, Mitch, Me, Alannah)
It feels good to be back in school. Good to have more responsibilities to hone my talents and skills. And great to be with college friends.
First day was great because everything was light-no lectures yet. I think I will enjoy all our subjects this semester because of good teachers who don’t base lectures on textbooks alone. I like it practical. Can’t wait to learn learn learn. :)
I turned 21 last Monday (June 13, 2011) and it is the most memorable birthday ever. There was no fancy party or an extravagant cake, but what made it different was how much I appreciated every single second of it.
My family is my number one supporter whether they admit it or not, but they are also my number one critic. I am blessed with a great family. A dad who is a provider that gives us more than what we need and works hard every night, a mom who is very hands-on, caring, thoughtful, and sisters who are lovingly pain in the ass but teaches me how to be patient, generous, mature, and how to lower my pride. Their greetings, smile, dinner together, DVD nights, trips abroad are memories that can’t be replaced. During my birthday, I loved how they were EXTRA-nice to me.It was an awakening that I very much appreciated. I have been asking God to show me and push me to love like how He loves us. Indeed He showed me something wonderful, an action to be done.
Another is my very old friend Alannah Tan who made me a collage that brought tears to my eyes. She actually created a video last year for my birthday but much appreciation came out from me this time. As they say, as time passes by you appreciate things more. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t appreciate last year’s video. :D Moving on, I met this good friend of mine when we were in grade 6. We were classmates up until 9th grade. I thought that was the end of us being in the same class, but NO. She followed me until college. Take note, we have the same course and we are together in every single class for three years now (talk about being sick and tired of her face. HAHAHA kidding ).
Alannah saw me grow from my temperamental self to an unbelievable-angelic-evanthe. She was present in all my bygone heartache days and was even there to defend me by saying the very infamous “gago ka” text message (Pardon my French) to an ex-boyfriend. Having arguments about our religion, even if we believe in the same God, taught me more about patience which later on inspired her to seek Him more (HAHA). Even if she is sick and tired of all my circling stories about me and my life, still she listened patiently and gave one-of-a-kind advices that slap me on my face. She is an inspiration and one person I actually trust. Her influence is so strong that for four years, she made me believe that I was fat. At the end of the day, she is someone whom I can run to ANYTIME. I can see how patient, loving, honest and compassionate God is through her-A blessing indeed.
The collage :)
Told you she loves making fun of my face :))
There’s another friend who has been with me since I became a believer. God used this friend of mine to be closer to Him. Our friendship was up and down, where trust, understanding, loyalty and love was questioned, and later on renewed to a better and stronger relationship. God has been so good to intervene in our lives which made us realize so many things. Anyway, this friend of mine gave me a new cellular phone and even surprised me on my birthday. Amazing how God can give sweet friends. Haha Not only surprises made me appreciate my friend but also the quality time we spent together talking about anything and everything day and night.
One of the many treasured moments.
The list goes on for every people who greeted me and touched my life.
I am overwhelmed with great people who continuously make me seek Him more and teach me new things every day. God loves us so much that He doesn’t need anything in return. He wants a relationship with us to fully grasp the grace He has freely given us. This grace makes us free, loved, and blessed. There are so so much more to discover in life with Him and I am very excited to just walk His way in full obedience. Nothing can top my love for Him, my God.
I am currently working on a new collection for Heir Clothing. I have so many designs in mind but of course I have to stick with one theme (hhmmm.. or not. hehe). School is about to start so I need to make the most out of my free time.
Here are some of the pictures that inspired me:
I love this color.