HIS alone

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!”

What love the Father has lavished on us indeed! We are His children. Let our identity be found solely in Him – who has loved us so much that to be called His.

Where is it that you put your hope? Where do you find your value? Is it in your success? Failure? Body size? Numbers on a scale? Scars? Accomplishments?

When you think about your identity – what thoughts cross your mind? Is it, ” What do you like?” or “What do you want?” or even “Who do you want to be?” When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

It is not your body size, the number on the scale, your successes, your failures, your accomplishments, your scars, your status, your deeds, or even what you see in the mirror looking back at you. THAT IS NOT WHO YOU ARE. You are not your age, your physical beauty – or lack thereof. You are not your flaws, your bank account status, or your profession.

You are God’s children. You are HIS – nothing else defines you.

“Your worth is found in God.

 

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Leave Filed

Taking my leave. Yes, because I don’t usually file for a leave but this time I took it. I just wanted to unwind and so I did it. But that’s not the main point, I want to share what I had done for today. And here we go…

I watched these movies:

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Aside from that I also attended a talk to where I usually spent my Saturdays, titled “True Love Waits.” I jot down some notes, and here some of those:

First taken from Proverbs 4:23 it says, “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.”

When we make an important decisions used both of your mind and heart.

And the speaker gave a meaning to these letter, L-O-V-E:

Look beyond the imperfections.

We fall in love with people whom we think are perfect. When we find out that they are not perfect, we choose to love them.

Without imperfections, we would never know how much we love someone.

Do you appreciate the people who stay or do you neglect them?

Open to forgiveness.

Willing to say “I’m Sorry,” even if you don’t understand why.

The speaker demonstrate it with this conversation.

just sorry

Value each other.

Express it every day.

Express your love, both in words and in actions.

Motion creates emotions.
Every day is an opportunity for you to do something that adds value to your relationship and move it forward. If you are not moving forward, you’re moving backward; there is no such thing as a relationship that stand stills. Life is motion, and a relationship with no motion is dead. So if there ever comes a times, in your relationship, when all you have are memories, you may need to re-evaluate the relationship. Remember, memories are in the past and if that’s all your relationship has, it might not have a future.

Love is a muscle.

 

children of God

God is mysterious. Why? Because today, I was grumbling inside almost whole day. I was cold to him. I want to talk to him but I can’t. I’m guilty about that. I don’t know if he even notice about that, all I think was would that matter to him. Would I matter to him.

But tonight on my way home, there was these two kids – a girl and a boy. They keep approaching me, running after me. The boy said, “you got a tear on your eye.” I was shocked because where I was standing was quite dim. How did he noticed my eyes? And when we’re about to part ways, he kept on asking me where am I going. I said home.

God, You are amazing. I know you send that two kids to comfort me. And this coming Sunday is the Feast of Sto. Nino.

And for today reflection, I got this message. “strength is available.
When you are at your weakest, God is strong. When you are down, God can lift you up. When all seems lost, God will help you win. Strength is available when you need it. Believe it, embrace it and rely on it.”

its ok, you’re just thinking too much

its not good G. wwhhhyyyyy? what’s this? I can’t figure it out. Am I getting too little impatience right now? Grabe, matagal tagal ko rin hinulma tong matagtag na to tapos babagsak din ng ganun… weird, I don’t get it. Ang ayos na ng deal ko sayo e, that I’m going to treat him just right as long as i’m with his side. And yes I did that.

you’ll be fine!

Missing the stranger beside me

hmmmm… Quite good. Is there anything better to describe this one?

G(God), I won’t deny to You. You know everything even if I don’t tell it to You. Maybe the stranger you let me crossed once never left since that day, the day I knew that there’s something I felt for that person. But I choose to remain friends with him because that time I know it will benefit for everyone. Cause I know there’s a lot of rumors that will come out. Instead, I remain to protect and to avoid na makasala pa mga tao. But I didn’t expect that, staying there cause me too much pain. Especially when she told me, kaya daw ako nagstay para lang kaibiganin ka. Wow! What was that? Doesn’t she even know how much it cause me to stay there. Kung selfish lang ako, umalis na ako sa grupo right there and then after telling you how I feel for you. Sana inisip ko na lang sarili ko, na napahiya ako and others pero mas inisip ko pa un samahan e, dahil lang ba dun dapat na umalis. Napaka-babaw. (shoot, grabe.. ang sakit, para hinuhukay ko lahat….. ang sakit pa rin pala.. grabe iyak ko.. hello sipon..)

G(God), in You I can deny. Andun siya hanggang ngayon. Hindi ko alam bakit, pero andun e. Kahit pilitin ko sarili ko walang maramdaman parang ang hirap. Or dahil nangako ako sayo. Lam mo G(God), may nabasa ako sa Didache. And the passage goes this way, “How deeds matter to God more than our words. To say yes and not take action is a broken promise that disappoints. But to take action after having said no is redeeming. God must be heartbroken when we do not support our words of love and faith with obedience and deeds. But He must be jumping for joy whenever we change our minds to follow and fulfill. Always mean what you say. When you say you will, make sure to follow through, especially when it’s a promise made to the One above.” But after reading that, I feel light because I know I did my part. Takot ko lang po sa Inyo. hehe, to be honest I feel comfortable telling You this story of mine, my mind my heart, because there’s no judgement. But after which, it felt good. Bigla ko tuloy na-alala un saying na, “maybe we don’t need an advice, but a listening ear.”

G(God), there’s another passage, “Message in a dream. What was the Lord been telling you to do lately that you refuse to act upon? Obey Him before it’s too late.” I’ve dreamed about him recently when I was in china (buying trip). You know what was my dream all about? He held my hand, and I get off my hands asking him, “alam mo ba ginagawa mo?” Until now, I’m still thinking what was that.

G(God). I still like him that stranger you’ve crossed my path. And I thank you for that, but I lifting up to You. There’s been a lot of times, I’m asking for You a sign which You never failed me. Basta ingatan mo siya ah, kahit hindi na kami magka-officemate and bigyan mo na siya ng girl ah he’s not getting younger anymore. Someone who will be his good partner (qualities, You know better) and to have peace of mind always.

Simple lang naman ako magdasal G(God), you know that. My prayers is always peace of mind and humble heart.

I miss talking to you. Weird, G na nagsulat ako. After this, I know I’m better na. Nawala na un ganun katinding sakit. Tagal ng phasing, sorry po.

Good to be back!

I misssss you a lot. Know that. Tagal ko nagpahinga sa pagsusulat and honestly it’s been a long while. But I don’t know what I’m going to write about it. All I want was to go back here, once I’m good. And I guess, and hoping after almost a year. My good is really that good, not only good but better. A better me. There’s a saying goes like this, “the only person you should try to be better than… is the person you were yesterday.” Now, I discover a new one, “focused on becoming a better me.” Sounds good, isn’t? I WILL BE A BETTER ME.

We can’t go back to the past to undone/edit or even change what was happened there. Just think of it this way, one way or the other it was really bound to happened. But there’s no bad, because we’ve learned from it. Though it’s painful and still aching at times but it’s part of life. There are times, I’m still crying. Cause it won’t help you to be strong person when one didn’t encounter some difficulties in life. It’s part of the recipe in lives. It’s not all sweet and good; there will be times of sour and bad. But without that one will missed a lot, and from that you’ll learn a lot from a person. Dun mo siya makikilala.

After all, after this 11 months to be specific. I’ve let her go. And it’s time for me to be happy again. Maybe I won’t be exactly the way I am before but definitely I can say to myself that I am okay. Cause no one knows how struggle am I. It took me a year that long to be healed and finally said to myself that I’m ok. But I couldn’t go back to the old me, “Old things have passed away. Behold, all things have become new.” I guess that’s where am I right now, becoming new, a better me.

G(God), I’m asking for your forgiveness. For the last time, I will forgive her for the things she doesn’t knew that cause me hurt. Make me a new heart, I know You’re working on it since that day. But it really took me that long. I still want to thank you. I want to say that again to her but it’s better this way. Love you G(God).

what was that?

I don’t know if that was a dream or something I found on the net that I forgot to save it with a quote like this, “Do not date a married man…..” Really, the entire last night, I was looking for my files if I have save it but it wasn’t there. Also, i did browsed the entire newsfeed of my social network just to checked where did I saw that. But unfortunately I get tired.

Right now, I’m thinking, asking myself what was that. Are you telling me something G. That man was what? I do not know.

Things just getting weird. I know I shouldn’t think of him, but to be honest with you G, there’s a bunch of questions I want to ask him. But I just don’t want.

Help me G.

Almost a week or more, that I’m having this answer quote, that goes like this:

~ you already know the answer

If you cannot find the answers you seek, it is because they are not easily expressed in words. Listen to your heart. It knows everything – but does not need words to communicate.

~ your intuition is very important.

The more often you listen to it, the more often you will hear it and the more accurately it will guide you.

~ the answers are within you.

You’re chasing in the wrong field. What you are looking for is inside of you, not ‘out there’. Take a few days off to become quiet and look within, and you will find it.

~ when you are unsure how to proceed, stop.

Be still and enter into the silence. Allow your mind to cease its restless thinking. Wait. Let the answer come in its time.

Talk to me, G!