Magnify

The other day, I asked God to fix my finances.  I said it’s about time I gave it to Him. Then something happened causing me to give the little that I have to Him (not really to Him but it’s for a good cause).  I should trust Him.  This is an invitation from Him to trust Him and to see His economy and how different His economy with the earth’s economy.

Source

Anyway, there’s a hype here in the Philippines with the Magnum ice cream.  I’ve eaten this before when I went to SG.  But not the choco-covered ice cream.  When I went this evening to Mini-stop, one of the convenience store here, I saw Magnum ice cream and I bought two, just in case one is not enough.

The ice cream is creamy and the belgian chocolate lives up to its name. Yum!  I am more likely to have more of this 🙂

Small Group

The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.

I was supposed to attend the Worship Night at Victory Makati but my intention is not pure because I felt that I just wanted to go there for other reasons aside from worshiping God.  That is why I decided to just spend time with God while I eat all the good food within the vicinity of Makati. 🙂

I was thinking of whether or not I was called to lead a small group.  I feel like God is not really calling me to lead.  I was asking Him if I was one of those He called that night.

Then this thought occurred to me, “If you were to die right now, you know you’re going to heaven right?  But what about the great commission?” That really moved me.  I have faith that I am saved but wouldn’t it be nice to do something for advancing God’s Kingdom?  I want to take part.  That when I understand that the harvest is really plenty but the workers are few.  No doubt that I am also called.  But I am still in conscious incompetent.  I know my communication skills are not yet at par as compared to those who have an innate skills in communication, but it is a skill and though it may take a lifetime, I am gonna step up and take part and answer to the call of God.  I know that I should always put God first in all my activities and it will be successful and I’m just a facilitator and God will be the One to transform them and make them grow.

Come on, let’s do our part to advance God’s Kingdom! 🙂

Conscious Incompetence

One of the topics I have discussed with God (in my head) is leading a small group.  Do I have the skills and the confidence?  There are lots of points that I am seeing now that might lead me to a decision.  But of course, I must continually pray about it.  Deciding to lead is the first step, although skills are still needed to be developed.  The next is waiting for people or how to fish for people.

But then, the harvest is really plenty now that is why I feel like I should step up to help this workers for harvest.  Let’s harvest all the souls we can win for God.  Let’s introduce them to Jesus. 🙂

Pumped Up

I was so pumped up for summer that I told God, “Activities God, more activities!”  But for the last few days, I had nothing to do.  I was feeling so down already.  I asked God again, and then it occurred to me that maybe God wants me to focus on Him right now.  Vertical relationship.

Maybe this sadness caught up with me already–6 months later.

God is doing something with my heart–transforming it according to His plan.

Other Side

When I was single, I used to wish to have a boyfriend so I would not feel so alone.  Then I had a boyfriend.  I could not help but feel to be single again because I had the freedom to choose the right one.  It happened thrice.  Mr. Osteen’s new blog entry made me think that yeah, we always think that the grass is greener on the other side.  But the thing is it’s really not if God is not present on that side.  The only way for anything good to flourish is if God is with it–if it has the favor of God.

If I want to have better relationships, then I have to invest in people I’m with.  If I want promotion, then I have to work harder.

Which makes me think about the term “waiting”.  Waiting means preparation for God’s favor to come true.  I need to do my part–to prepare my field to receive God’s blessings.

I’m really blessed. 🙂

I also realized that apart from Christ, I am nothing.  No food  could cheer me up, this past few days–just His Word.  God, I hope to be aware of Your presence always.

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Wednesday Revelations

This is a scheduled post.  I am writing this Wednesday night after I have lesson time with God.  I love moments when God really speaks to me.  I have been rebuked, slighlty convicted and revelations have been given to me–Christian stuff 🙂

God has given me summer and you know I am so fired up for God.  I want to devote summer to Him.  I want to do everything for Him for the advancement of His Kingdom.  I want to serve Him and get to know Him and love Him and enjoy His presence.  I finally have a grasp of what E told me before in one of our conversations about God–that I have found what I’ve been looking for–and He’s God.

I have finally found God.  He is my reward.  At the end of it all, I want God to be my reward.  To be in His presence for eternity–it’s what  heaven is.  Other blessings are just bonuses.

Now is also my season of maturity.  I’m not sure how it will happen but I trust in God.  Right now, I’m working on my vertical relationship.  Actually, God is working on my vertical relationship, which is my relationship with God.  And somehow in one of my reflections, I saw that God would also be working on my horizontal relationship, like He was telling me, “It’s not only gonna be you and Me…I’m gonna share you with the community, with someone…”  Somehow the community part is clear, I just added as my own interpretation the someone part.  Hehe 🙂

This summer, I won’t let fear hinder with serving God.  I will do everything that I want, like I’ve always planned, for God.  Hopefully, God allows me to and gives me opportunities to serve Him.  It will be an honor. 🙂

Who is God

Based on Psalm 136, God is:

  1.  good
  2.  the greatest of all god
  3. the mightiest of all lords
  4. He alone performs great miracles
  5. By his wisdom he made the heavens
  6. He built the earth on the deep waters
  7. He made the sun and the moon–the sun to rule over the day and the moon and the stars to rule over the night
  8. He killed the first-born sons of the Egyptians
  9. He led the people of Israel out of Egypt–with his strong hand, his powerful arm 
  10. He divided the Red Sea, and He led his people through it but he drowned the king of Egypt and his army
  11. He led his people through the desert
  12. He killed powerful kings; He killed famous kings–Sihon, king of the Amorites; and Og, king of Bashan
  13. He gave their lands to his people; He gave them to Israel, his servant
  14. He did not forget us when we were defeated; He freed us from our enemies
  15. He gives food to every living creature
  16. The God of heaven
  17. His love endures forever

If we really love someone, we get to know them, right?

Indescribable

How amazing is the love of God for us.  I was reading Psalm 136 this morning and I realized that I need to know who God is and this is the Psalm which talks about who God is.  HIs love really endures forever.

This song really speaks to me because it tells of how wonderful God is.  God when You teach, You really teach. Thank You for revealing Yourself to me.

From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Who has told every lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
All powerful, untameable,
Awestruck we fall to our knees as we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God
Indescribable, uncontainable,
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name.
You are amazing God
Incomparable, unchangeable
You see the depths of my heart and You love me the same
You are amazing God
You are amazing God

– Chris Tomlin

Love Different

“If music be the food of love, then play on.”

Why do you love?  This week’s message for me is to look deep for the reason why I love.  Is it physical and material?  Or is it something hidden inside–Godly character, perhaps?

I saw how God loves me in the way I see Him as a lover.  In it, I saw Him hold my hand and lead me to this place that He’s going to show me.  He colors this place (my world), nature, flowers, all the beautiful things and He looks at me lovingly delighted to see the gladness in my eyes.  He is pleased that I am pleased.  What a passionate loving God He is 🙂

I want someone who loves God and serves Him with all his heart.  I want a kind and gentle man.