What About Man's Free Will?

Friday, February 27, 2009
Okay, here's an issue. I would really appreciate it if you could share your thoughts on this.

"We have our own free will. If that is so, can or can't God over rule the will of men?


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Thankful Thursday - Basics

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Our TT for this week is about basics. We tend to overlook these things most of the time. It's good that we go back to basic and be grateful to God for them.

Last night I went to my Iranian tutee who lives just a building away from mine. It's just less than five minutes walk from where I stay. I was surprised that his place was way smaller than I thought. Anyway, his girlfriend was also there helping him with his laundry. She lives one floor up from where we were. Hers was bigger she said but I wonder how big is bigger?

Anyhow, after I left them, on my way to the elevator, I began to think about how blessed I am that God gave me our unit when I was desperately looking for a place to stay two years ago. I was pressed for time. He made every unit I looked into either too expensive for me or the price was just right but the unit wasn't available for rent. In other words, He stratigically placed me where I'm now staying with a promise. And He also considered not just putting a roof above my head but my comfort as well. I thank God for our house.
"'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty." Haggai 2:9

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Grace Alone. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D


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His Loving Assurance

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
When we pray we expect answers. We all do.

Yesterday was no different. For several days I have been asking God to speak to me about my heart's desires. I knew He already did assure me of my stand in the past but I would like to hear Him speak to me again about these things. Do you feel like that sometimes, wanting to hear God talk to you about your heart's desires once again? I love it when God pours out His loving assurance that I'm on the right track.

I was searching the net looking for a Bible concordance where I could find what it says about marriage. I don't have that at the back of my Bible. I wanted to do this so that I could pray according to His will.

"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5: 14-15
As I searched, I was again led to Rejoice Ministries. I was already receiving daily devotional from them but I was behind with my reading. Yesterday, though, I had the urge to read the devotional for that day. I was so encouraged! God, again, answered my prayer. I'll share to you a line or two from that devotional. This was Bob, the once prodigal husband, talking:

"All the time God is moving, all the time He is calling out to your prodigal spouse to do what is right, the Holy Spirit is allowing glue, the cement of your one-flesh relationship with your spouse to keep memories of you alive and active in his heart. Try as we may, we prodigals simply cannot buy enough things, experience enough sin, make enough changes, nor find the replacement for you that will erase the memories of our covenant marriage, regardless of how we try."

"God simply will not allow us prodigals to forget a praying and standing spouse, sold out to living like Jesus and trusting Him for the right time."

And I thought I was already happy with that, but there's one more.

Before I went to bed last night, I got a text message from a friend. He texted me his prayer. He said in the latter part of his message, "God is already working on your husband. Don't worry." My heart was already doing jumping jacks, you have no idea. I texted him back and asked, "Why did you text me what you just did? I'm just curious." He replied, "God spoke to me and told me to pray for those in difficult situations, so I did."

Coincidence? No, it's not. It's God winking at me again. Isn't He awesome? He knows our heart's desires.

"The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer." Psalm 6:9


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Thankful Thursday - Giveaway

Thursday, February 19, 2009
Hi, everyone! It's great to be back. Finally!!! This is going to be my permanent web residence. It's still a work in progress but I can already welcome visitors and friends to stop by, look around and have tea with me.
To celebrate, I've decided to have my first ever giveaway. This is also my way of saying thank you to all of you for your support. My Life's Journey hasn't been easy but I thank the Lord for sustaining me all these years. I know I have a great future ahead of me - abounding in blessing and favor. I'm looking forward to filling the pages of this blog with stories of miracles and breakthroughs.

Anyway, back to my giveaway... it's a surprise. I made sure it's special. Anyone can join by leaving me a comment with your email addy too so I can inform you when your name has been picked. I will also post who the winner is plus the photo of the gift. This will start today, February 19 until March 1. I will randomly choose the winner on March 2, 12 noon (Philippine time).

Thank y'all for celebrating with me! I thank God for all of you...

For more Thankful Thursday, visit Iris over at Grace Alone. Have a happy weekend ahead y'all. God bless! =D

Holding It Together

Monday, February 9, 2009
"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Colossians 1:15-17

Calendar Swap

Friday, February 6, 2009
I joined Dora's calendar exchange late last year. I got mine in the mail last January 30. It came all the way from Scotland.

Thanks, Claire, for the beautiful calendar.

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