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

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TSMSS-My Redeemer Lives(Nicole C. Mullen)

He lives that I may have a victorious life.

He lives that I may have eternal life.

He lives that I may have abundant life.

He lives that I may have a brighter future.

He lives that I may be comforted when I’m discouraged.

He lives to be my intercessor.

He lives that I may live.

He lives, all glory and honor belongs to Him alone.

© The Emissary’s Feet

 

Thankful Thursday


I wrote this on my journal few weeks ago

Right now the Lord has quieted my soul, staying at home, made me closer to him, it seems like I’m so far from the cares of the world. I’m satisfied with how God meets our needs. We may not have everything we want but we never lack anything. I guess this is what we call abundant life, being satisfied with the life that God’s giving us because he never ceases to meet our needs and even sometimes our wants.  Every day He’s teaching us to know what are our needs and wants, this makes us really not to worry about what we eat, drink and wear. He teaches us to live one day at a time. He is indeed good and couldn’t thank Him enough. I guess this is what I’ve been wanting to experience, “Your “being real in my life. It’s no longer because, I heard others saying about Your faithfulness but because I myself experience it.

Few days after that, my sister informed me that my hometown was badly hit by the typhoon, it was one of the coastal towns which got the brunt and fury of the super typhoon Megi, houses of my family and relatives were collapsed and roofs were blown by the strong wind, properties and crops were damaged. I thank the Lord for protecting their lives. My town is still isolated up to this time, with no electricity and communication lines. I couldn’t reach my mother until now.

I thank the Lord for the peace I have right now. I did cry the first time I learned about it.  I prayed hard for my country and my family before the typhoon made its landfall in my province, though God didn’t answer my prayer the way I wanted to, I believe He has a purpose for everything.

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places. Habakkuk 3:17-19

Oh another thing, our host for this month  suggested that we  share 10 things you may not know about me, so here we go

1.) I don’t like any kind of pet( dogs, cat, etc) but i love animals.

2.) I am an introvert, I guess people who knew me don’t believe it, but I am.

3.) I had a car accident 8 years ago that almost killed me and my sister.

4.) Don’t give me flowers  on my birthday or on our anniversary because i couldn’t appreciate it, give me something that i can eat or use, but I love flowers. I guess I’m just practical.

5.) I love reading, books, and notebooks where i can use for  journaling.

6.) I love collecting pens.

7.) I love to stay in the bathroom, it’s the quietest place in the house.

8.)I hate roller coaster or any rides that makes me dizzy

9.)I am afraid of heights but I love climbing mountain.

10.) I love winter.

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Then Sings my Soul Saturday-He Leadeth Me

I’ve been singing this lately, we’ve been praying for His direction in our life, all we want to be is in the center of His will, it’s great to know that wherever we are, whatever we are into, He is always there to lead us.

Oh Father, thank you for it is your joy to lead your children wherever You want them to be.

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Very Unique Music Instruments Set Apart for the Lord

bass guitar and drums

 

I was teary eyed while looking at this photos, i grabbed this from my friend’s multiply Ptra. Evelyn Martin. Music instruments of JESUS OUR SAVIOR, Four Square Gospel Church in Pili Siquijor, Philippines. I just wanna share these to you. 

I’m sure God enjoys listening to the sounds of these instruments.

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I will praise you Oh God among the nations

I will declare your glory over all the earth

Be exalted Oh God

You are worthy of all my praises

You are good, you are faithful, your love endures forever.

No one is like you Oh my Lord.

Every tongue, every tribe, every nation bow before You.

You are worthy Oh my Lord and My God to receive 

all the glory, honor and power.

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