Here I am again, in the stage where I am always present – FAILURE. What am I to do? Of course I try to work things out, give a little time for this, give a little time for that, succeed initially then BAM! I fell again.
Living in a non-Christian family, I have a hard time balancing my ministries in the campus and it’s even harder to ask permission to go on a mission trip; last year I actually asked to go to one but my mom said that I could only go after I graduate, and that is why it is a big blessing for me that my parents allowed me this time to go to Iloilo for the camp. Before the camp, I was actually hesitant to go, mainly because of financial restraints, but as a mentor once said before, “Money should be the least of your problems when it comes to God. (Non-verbatim)”, and truly it is because the Lord really provided me with enough pocket money and this money was not even spent much because of all the blessings and the resources God has provided along the trip. Another reason is because I barely know the team, but God allowed us to know each other and even disproved my self –diagnosed social problems.
During the trip, God really devised everything in a way that we could really feel his presence and guidance; this includes waiting in the terminal, being late for the departure of the jeep because of a free buffet, and even being the object of the rage of a dog. If I were to pick my highlights of this journey, these would be the Bonfire Night and the Awards Ceremony, , though truthfully the whole trip is really a blast! Surely, he planned and crafted every event for us to grow in Him, and let Him be glorified!
I believe that we were invited to help the youth ministry in Iloilo with this ministry and be a blessing to the youth there, but they are a blessing for the whole team as well. The whole trip reminded me of several promises of God: 1) He instructs, guides, and teaches us (Psalm 328) 2) He really knows our life (Jeremiah 29:11) 3) Importance of serving with your spiritual gifts (1 Peter 4:10-11) 4) The importance of devotions (Luke 5:16,Mark 1:35,Matthew 14:23) and 5) Submission to God (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Truly, I tell you all that as long as you have lifted yourself upon the Lord, you will surely be guided into the right path, just as I was and is being guided to the way to his Kingdom.
I should have done this a long time ago, but I haven’t really been able to manage my time properly these past months. For now, I will stop my lovestruck series mainly because my laptop is broken, but I would still post some experiences that I would like to share in place of that. See you soon!
Kung ang previous post ko ay about sa fake o pekeng love, tingnan naman natin kung ano nga ba ang true love or tunay na pagmamahal. Kung gusto talaga natin malaman kung ano talaga ang love, why not itanong natin ang nagimbento dito: the one and only God!
Sabi nga ni Juan: For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.
For God so loved…
– Mahal na mahal na mahal niya tayo, maging sino pa man tayo. Lahat ng kanyang plano ay para sa ating ikabubuti.
– ang mundo na nagmana ng unang pagkakasala ng unang couple na ginawa ni God
That He gave His only begotten Son…
-pero dahil He so loves us, he gave us something: the salvation we are all waiting for, Jesus Christ, his Son, the salvation for our sins.
that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life…
– You are the way, the truth and the life. And He is given to us as a gift, for free! Ang hinihintay na lang ay i-accept ang kanyang request.
God is the perfect example to be the model of someone who loves perfectly. Though hindi natin ito mapapantayan, it should not stop us from Loving.
Interested pa? You can read more about this on:
> Lovestruck : Love Mo Siya, Sure Ka Ba? by Ronald Molmisa
> Movement Life : http://www.movementlife.org
> Something Amazing : http://somethingamazing.net
> Cru : http://www.cru.org
> The Bible
Seven Signs of Pekeng(Fake) Love
1) The Axe Effect – infatuation na dahil lamang sa pisikal(physical) na anyo
2) Kisapmata – it starts and ends fast
3) Crazy for you – siya lang ang nasa isip hanggang sa mabaliw ka na at matuliro
4) Just the two of us – kayo lang nasa mundo ninyo at wala na ibang bagay ang mahalaga
5) Need-you-here sickness – distansya lang ang katapat
6) Kung-ayaw-mo-huwag-mo problem – ” I am on the top of your world” ; walang effect ang break-up
7) Akin-ka-lang attitude – possesive pronoun ang peg
According sa book, ito ang ilang signs na “maaaring” peke nga ang inyong pagmamahalan. Honestly, I do believe na maaaring mali nga o peke ang inyong pagmamahal kung karamihan sa mga ito ay makikita sa inyong relasyon. So, masasabi mo na bang love siya? Sure ka na talaga? Stay tuned para mas marami pang tips, signs, warnings at words of wisdom na galing sa libro, Ciao!
“Kung si Jacob nga nakapagcommit at naghintay ng 14 years, tayo pa kaya?”
We should always put things under a correct context
For a couple of days, I will be posting some excerpts and insights from this book by Ronald Molmisa! Hopefully you and I can learn many things from this but until then, just wait for first post or better, buy this book. Ciao!