This was my view on my way to the “mall” (it’s more of like a grocery) and back.
It’s a quiet place except for the mating birds and insects and dogs barking in the distance. I said to myself, “This place is beautiful…” but then it would even be more beautiful if all of my loved ones are here. But then if all my loved ones are here, living in one community, then this must be HEAVEN. Because that’s what heaven is like–living in a community with GOD and all our loved ones.
Anyway, I went to the grocery store because the chicken I bought the other day was still frozen and I wanted to eat meat and so I decided to just buy new chicken. Lazy @**! 🙂
On my way back to the unit, this was my view.
I could see our unit from here. The moon was already up although it was a little short of 16 minutes from sunset. It’s spring that’s why. The mountain was seen from anywhere in this place, reminding me of where I am. This place is really beautiful–this part that is. 🙂
Thinking about my lovelife or the lack thereof, I opened my FB homepage. I saw status from 2 ladies. The first one was about how she was leisurely walking and looking up then she saw some artworks. Enjoying it, she took pictures and posted on FB. She’s obviously very happy. And I know why.
The next status was just pictures of people with this lady. This lady is charming, attractive to boys. In the picture, she was drinking with friends. This lady was in a relationship but she was still married. So she could not marry her bf yet.
A question entered my mind. Which of these example would I choose to follow?
The first one followed and surrendered her lovelife to God. There were struggles but she let God take hold of her heart. The result is a beautiful, better than ever love life. I learned that surrender and obedience to God yield the best result. She had to wait but it was worth it.
The second one followed herself. What she wants. She has drawn her security from the affection and attention of the opposite sex. She didn’t really want what happened to her. She was just a victim of circumstances. She’s in love but she could not just marry him.
The obvious choice would be the first one. Surrendering and obeying God with our lovelife require grace from God to endure the wait. To stand God’s refining fire. God will always be there ready to help us when we ask Him to and even if we don’t ask Him. He’s there ready to protect and guard our hearts and to burn all the impurities of our lives. We can rest in the truth that God will give us what is best for us and when it is from God, there will be peace. 🙂
Out of all the Christmas station ID of ABS-CBN, the largest tv station in the Philippines, this is my most favorite. This song focuses on Jesus (as Bro) as the star of Christmas.
I really miss the Philippines. The Philippines is doing fine. Thank God for miracles.
There’s Noodle Bento on West and they serve very nice Malaysian food. They don’t have Hainanese Chicken though. Oh well, I went there yesterday and bought this.
I think this is called Seafood Nasi. They give a big serving. I ate this for yesterday’s lunch and today’s breakfast. 🙂
It should be my goal to try to eat everything on their menu during my whole stay here in this side of NSW.
God has been good to me. Bits and pieces of niceness from people I don’t expect to be kind to me make me think of God’s work in my life. Thank You God.
Convictions and rebuke are God’s discipline. Because He loves me. Like a father disciplining his daughter simply because he loves her.
I am no wiser than I think I am. I just have to obey God. Godly counsel from other people helps. Thank You Lord.