Have A Blessed New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2007

May this New Year bring you so much joy and happiness...
May you see the realization of God's promises in your life...
All the best to you and your family...
Wishing you a Prosperous and Blessed New Year!!!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, December 27, 2007

I thank God for:
  • My parents for being so understanding and supportive.
  • His financial provision.
  • His faithfulness in His promises to me.
  • My spiritual friends who stand in agreement with me in prayer.
  • His peace, joy and His hand in my situation.

A Word From The Master

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.

It's back to work for me. I don't really mind. I know there are a lot of things for me to look forward to. The past few days, I spent time with God at home reading His word and meditating on it. I spent my time praying and fasting. God did answer some of my questions and revealed to me an important truth that I needed to pray for.

I called up a friend, Baebs, which I usually do every now and then. She enthusiastically told me that God has spoken to her again about what she has been praying for (that's us) during her quiet time. She quoted a verse in the Bible.
"Therefore say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign LORD.' " Ezekiel 12:28
I was so excited to get a word from God again. And also, for the past days, these words have been like a broken record, beaming in my life's "TV screen," -- DON'T GIVE UP NOW!

God has also shown me that I have this unforgiveness still in my heart and Baebs told me to release it to God. I needed to forgive the one person who I love the most in this earth, the man God gave me to spend the rest of my life with. I graciously obeyed my Master. I remembered one preaching in church that even if I didn't feel like it, even if my mind says so otherwise, even if my feelings are rebelling, I need to obey what God says because that is His will for me. And God promised to redeem me. He who promised is faithful.

12 Days Of Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I was watching TV the other night, but nothing in particular though. I stopped at the Hallmark channel and it was then showing the movie 12 Days of Christmas Eve starring Steven Weber and Molly Shannon. I'm not sure if you're familiar with the movie but I did learn something from this in the end.

There was a line there that goes, "It's not the destination, Calvin (played by Weber), it's the journey. God is into details." When I heard that, it just made me stop and think. God already gave me His promises about the concerns I have in life. That's my destination and whatever God said is considered done. God is never a liar. His promises to you and me will ALL come to pass. Now the journey to get to my destination is up to me. I can either trust God or be miserable until I get there, the choice is mine. In the movie, this was where Calvin failed again and again until he finally got the point.

Lastly, in the movie where Calvin finally gave in to doing what is "right", it turned out that he gained even more blessings than he had actually expected.

Reminded me of a verse in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

Sometimes I try to do things MY way and when I fail, I blame God. But now that I know better and that is doing what God says is right, I'm excited to see the realization of the very thing I'm asking God for. And you know what, I'm not alone in this journey. I have God and my friends who are praying and awaiting too for that victory to come.

Thankful Thursday

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I thank God for:
  • The funds He sent my way to pay for that bill that was weighing me down.
  • For the renewed hope He gave me when I was this close to giving up a few days ago.
  • The strength He provides me everyday.
  • Friends who care and are praying for us.
  • Being patient with me even when I was already throwing tantrums.


J for Jean Chia tagged me to do this: Use the first letter of your name to answer each number. Shouldn't be made up and can’t use your own name! If you can’t answer, skip to the next one.

1. Famous Singer: P. Diddy
2. Four Letter Word: Post

3. Street: P. Guevarra

4. Color: Pink

5. Gift/Present: Perfume

6. Vehicle: Pors
7. Things in Souvenir Shop: Porcelain Plate
8. Boy's Name: Patrick

9. Girl's Name: Phoebe

10. Movie title: Pearl Harbor

11. Drink: Pepsi

12. Occupation: Physician

13. Celebrity: Patrick Swayze
14. Magazine: Pregnancy

15. U.S. City: - Palm Springs

16. Pro Sports: Pool

17. Fruit: Peaches
18. Reason for being late for work: Picketing

19. Something you throw away: Popsicle sticks

20. Something you shout: Pathetic!

I'm not going to tag any specific individual but please feel free to do this meme if you are up to it. Enjoy!

A Poem For Me...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
A dear friend of mine, Yvette, made a poem especially for me. Thanks, Yvette!

Wipe away the tears in your eyes,
There is hope in the deep blue skies.
The eyes of God are here to see,
To lead your life in victory.

You cry, O God, I submit to you,
Everything that I must do.
In pain Your mercy for me abounds,
Your love is great as I have found.

Yes, wipe away those many tears,
God is in control of our living years.
His promises holds forevermore,
A road that leads to an open door.

She wrote me this poem and sent it to me last Saturday. We were together the night I walked out of our Christmas party. I was so sad...

He Did Provide!

Monday, December 10, 2007
My weekend turned out to be a living nightmare. I completely lost my focus. Twice I walked out of a gathering on two separate occasions when it should have been two of the most joyous events this year. I was completely disoriented seeing all the mountains of problems flashed right before my eyes. I went home so discouraged and cried most of the night. I was telling God how frustrated I was.

I was tired of my situation and anxious about one of my bills due for payment the following day. I still didn't have the funds to pay for it. God said I'm not going to borrow money from anyone! I was short from kicking and screaming and was reciting over and over again, "But God, you promised!!!"
"The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none." Deuteronomy 28:12
I woke up at around three in the morning and I was able to read a text message from Rosemar, one of my officemates, who said that they just got back from Baguio. I was supposed to be with them on that trip but begged off the last minute because I said I needed to attend those two events which I eventually walked out from. After five minutes I got another text message from her which said our boss already gave them the 50% income we earned from our client from Baguio which will be divided among us five and that she will give my share later.

Wow! Hours ago I didn't even have the slightest idea where to get the money to pay for that bill and suddenly God provided! Just in time! And there's more. I received more than double the amount I was expecting to get. Our messenger just stepped out of our room to pay my bill. *grin*

God was true to His promise that He will provide for me financially and that I wouldn't borrow from anyone. His provision came just in time. I'm holding on to another promise He gave me. I guess for some of you who had been with me in my life's journey would know what that promise is. I wonder what God would do next.

Swamped With Work

Thursday, December 6, 2007
I'd like to apologize to all my friends in blogsphere. I'm really swamped with work after I got back from Hong Kong. We moved to a different office and we're currently setting it up. After office I'm teaching English to two kiddos ages 8 and 10 for three hours everyday. By the time I'm done, I'm already dead tired. I will try to visit a few blogs every time I get the chance to. Please forgive me.

I've already sent out my gift to Barb, my Christmas Exchange partner, this afternoon. Barb, I really hope you'd like it. I'm crossing my fingers.

Anyway, I gotta go. This computer I'm using is scheduled for reformatting in 10 minutes. Please know that you are in my prayers and I love y'all! God bless you! (((HUGS)))

Adventure With Sis 3

Tuesday, December 4, 2007
My cousin Rina, her husband Mike, their son Kian, Aunt Rosalina, my sis and I went to Tuen Mun Plaza for the grand opening of the Toys R Us and of course they bought more toys! Outside the store I met with Baebs (inset photo, right), my friend and church mate from Manila, who happened to be in Hong Kong too that time. We just had some pictures taken and shortly after, she had to go back to Ma Wan to attend to her patients. Oh, by the way, Baebs' a dentist.

My relatives and I had lunch in one of the famous street restaurants that serves one of the best goose dish in town. Yummy! Then we went back to the condo to pack our stuff for our flight back to Manila.

I thank God for this wonderful blessing. I also had a chance to share God's Word to my Aunt and cousin. That's a seed I planted in them that I'm praying will grow and they too will see and experience God's glory and love in their lives.

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