Archive for December, 2016

Highlights of 2016

It’s that time of the year—the time for a year-end review.

As the end of the year comes near, I would like to thanks for the blessings I received. And I would like to name a few of it.

First and foremost was the kid during the first month of these year. I’m referring to this story  “Children of God” which I posted January of this year. I almost felt you that night, that You were there and comforting me.

To be honest, my gut feel told me already. Everything was correct I just don’t want to believe it that time not until he told me everything. That’s why my reaction during his confession was like that. (I don’t know if I’m going to considered it as a confession but put it this way, maybe he needed someone that time.) It’s a thing I didn’t see it coming, that he will tell it that’s why I was shocked and somehow rude. Gusto ko kagad isara un topic pero mas inisip ko na kailangan niya ng kausap. Masakit. Kasi kaibigan ko un sinaktan niya. Pero may mas masakit dun G, at alam mo un. Siya, pinili niya siya. Binigyan siya ng pagkakataon. Me, never mind.

Secondly, family. For always being there, for being my support system.

Third, my barkada. (highschool or badminton group). Thank you for these people because they are the people whom I could called my run to people. Support system. College barkada, i missed them this year. We didn’t see each other. And I cancelled the dinner for some reasons. (peace)

Forth, ate Lai. A lady in her forties. I met her during Saturday service.

Fifth, my officemates. I’m happy seeing them like that. Un nagkakaisa, almost I could say that. What is company? db dpat nagkakaisa??!! but seeing them talking and having fun these past few months, sarap pagmasdan. And thank you for that. 🙂 We don’t know what are the intentions of each other but its good to see it like that.

“Every friendship starts with being a stranger.”

And more thing, for the priest whom complementing me after the mass. That he like my smile. I’ll never forget the first thing he said during the mass, “Bakit ang tao hirap magpakumbaba?” humility. Which is true.

And I’ve read this some sort of quotation: Pride is one of the biggest reasons relationships struggle. Pride is short-tempered, unkind, and envious. Pride exaggerates its own strength and ignores the virtues of others. Pride is selfish and easily provoked. Pride assumes evil intent where there is none and hides its own weaknesses behind clever excuses. Pride is cynical, pessimistic, angry, and impatient.”

“Even when you are not at fault—perhaps especially when you are not at fault—let love conquer pride.”

And another one, that little stranger person. This year was good for us, though I don’t know what that person real intentions are. I don’t want to elaborate it more, cause You’ve seen everything. I just have this question to You G, why? Nakakadalawa na e, twice ko na siya pinalaya, then binalik mo ulit.. uhmmm, ano meron? First was un sa ate, second un sa kapatid. Pero nun comeback nito, mas naging close (maraming taong nagsasabi, pero hinayaan ko lang) or dahil wala na siya makasama??!! Pero G, nagtakang naman ako magtanong. Oh well, I surrender everything to you. Kayo na po bahala. And isa pang kinatuwa ko sa kanya ay un huminto tlga siya para lang hanapin un cd.

Thank you G, for being always there for me. For all the things you’ve done to me (guidance, comfort and a lot), although pasaway tong anak mo you’ve never abandoned me. For all the circumstances I’ve been through You stood beside me. And for the quota 🙂 lam mo un conversation na un.

Sorry for there are times I don’t speak to You, I forgot to pray, but thanks during the nights I’m crying because You were there. Thanks for those two kids, I won’t forget that 🙂 Love you G.

 

 

 

In God we trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3:5-6

My life verses are Proverbs 3:5-6. What are life verses? Simply, they are favored verses that hold a deep meaning to us. What do these verses mean to me? They are how I live my life. They guide my life. They are my default verses. When I am faced with choices, struggles, and uncertainties—I run to these verses and apply them to each present situation.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Trust is vital. Trust is faith in action. Trust is the essence of faith and the essence of my walk—my relationship with God. God has built trust deep into my being, and it lies at the core of how I live my life.

And lean not on your own understanding. We need to understand that we are not going to go through life doing things our own way. Not in a trusting relationship with God. We will have a divided heart if we try. That is what I have learned. It was a valuable lesson when I learned to just let go of my own way and go His way. My heavenly Father knows best.

In all your ways acknowledge Him. Believe God is who He says He is and make Him Lord of your life. See His Holiness. See His majesty and power. See every knee bowed low one day. He is God. He is in control. He is sovereign.

And He shall direct your paths. My life is in His hands. As I follow Him I am going where He is leading and this is how I know I am where I am supposed to be and going where I am supposed to be going. Even the twists and turns are sovereignly being navigated by God as I yield my heart and life to His will.

There is power to live the Christian life in these two amazing verses. As you read these familiar verses again today, I pray they plant themselves deep in your heart and grow an unshakable and lasting trust in the Lord your God.