i am not

I AM in control of everything, i am not.

I AM the same yesterday, today and forevermore, i am not.

I AM the sustainer and provider, i am not.

I AM the creator of everything, i am not.

I AM the Savior, i am not.

I AM the great healer, i am not.

I AM true to my promises, i am not.

I AM  faithful, i am not.

I AM the true GOD.

Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday.

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Embracing What God Has For Us

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Picture is credited to my friend Joy, this was taken in Boracay, Philippines. I was permitted to use it.

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your life everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Romans 12:1 The Message

A lot has transpired in our lives since moving here. My life here is very different with my life when I was in the Philippines, I was working and busy with the ministry, while here,I am a proud stay at home mother and wife

We had so many plans before coming here. Plans to be part of a “ministry” or start a “ministry”.  It’s been three years since we moved. Our first year was full of challenges, we struggled, we felt discouraged and disappointed, we hoped, we dreamed. But things haven’t turned out like we thought they would. Most of the things we planned didn’t materialize and the things we didn’t expect, happened. We have plans but the Father has other plans for us. Instead of fighting, complaining and struggling we learned to embrace what He’s doing in our lives. We learned to place everything before God as an offering.

Embracing what God does for us is the best thing that we can do for Him, we surrendered  our wants, needs, plans, goals, visions, desires..everything. We took our life everyday, ordinary life–our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. We gave up our rights and expectations to what we do or where we go. We embraced what God has for us because that’s the best thing we can do for Him, in that way we honor and glorify His name.

Father, Your ways our not our ways, we praise you that you know the best. We depend on you to guide us. We know that you have better plans for us and you will surely direct our paths. Thank you for you did not allow our flawed plans to happen, because we know your plans are better and perfect than ours.

Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday, My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday and A Holy Experience for Walk With Him Wednesday

He Guides Us Along the Best Pathway

561768_101507308488Pp24451_832084450_9014316_1487849229_nThe LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. Psalm 8:32

Wow this is a reminder, an assurance and the answer to our prayer for direction. He will indeed guide us along the best pathway and He will advise us and watch over us.

Indeed when we truly trust the Lord, He will not fail us, He will guide us, He will give us wisdom and not only that, He will watch over our steps, isn’t that amazing? He cares for us,  even the smallest and most trivial details of our life. We don’t need to worry anymore  and wonder if He really cares for us.

Don’t be self-sufficient and independent. Rely on God, depend on Him alone, He wants to help. He has given His Holy Spirit to guide us and that He may always with us.

I don’t want to struggle anymore about not getting the help available to us or whether what I am doing is right or where we are is the right place. As long as we depend on Him. Everything will fall in the right places. I just want to enjoy the life He has given us.

Heavenly Father, thank you for this amazing promise. Indeed you are guiding and watching over us. You are advising us on how to deal with our everyday life. May you remind me of this promise when I feel like our life has no direction or when I wonder if we’re being guided.

Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday, My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday and A Holy Experience for Walk With Him Wednesday

Here I am

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Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

Father, I sometimes haven’t noticed that I am again trying to run my life, you know carrying my burdens without passing to you. Worrying too much where in fact there’s no need to worry at all. Planning on my own without even asking you. I sometimes force what I want and try to influence you in following me.

And yes by doing that I am struggling and losing my joy and peace. Ah, when can I learn? Why can’t i just accept that my life is better when I let you run it, that you know the way better and that i will reach my destination successfully and safely if I will you let you lead.

So again Lord, today I will let you take the lead. My life is yours, I am yours, do what you please and I hope I like what you choose or do for me but if ever i don’t, give me the willingness to accept it with joy, that your will may be done in my life.

Amen!

 Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday and My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday.

WFW-Isaiah 55:9

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I sometimes have the difficulty of reconciling the issues of free will and God’s sovereignty. I guess I am one of those believers who have the difficulty of  understanding how the choices of men can be reconciled with the plans of God.

However, looking at the Israelites story in the Old Testament, God’s plan is absolute, He is capable of doing whatever He wants to do without being stopped by anyone.

One thing I have learned from the story of the Israelites in the Old Testament is , no matter how i messed up in the past, God can still accomplish His plans in my life.

I cannot influence God, I cannot bribe or persuade Him with my good works or with my service to Him. I believe that’s the reason why I am asked to pray according to His will. I must pray His prayer.

I have to do things His way that everything may go well with me.

 Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday.

In My Desperation…

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In my desperation I prayed, and the LORD listened; he saved me from all my troubles. Psalm 34:6

Father help me to focus my heart and thoughts to you and in you alone. Calm my mind and help me to concentrate and listen to your voice. I cannot do it alone. Let me hear you and you alone

In me there is darkness but with you there is light. In me there is restlessness but with you there is peace.
In me there is loneliness but with you there is fullness of joy
In me there is helplessness but with you there is strength.
In me there is hastiness but with you there is patience.
In me there is foolishness but with you there is wisdom.
In me there is doubtfulness but with you there is faith.
In me there is bitterness but with you there is love.
In me there is selfishness but with you there is freedom.
In me there is limitation but with you everything is possible.
In me there is greediness but with you there is satisfaction.
I don’t understand your ways but you know the way for me and that way is perfect.

Oh Father, Restore me the liberty and enable me to live one day at a time. And whatever this day may bring. May I always glorify you.

Amen!

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