Archive | September 2015

A Blessing after a Curse

After a while of struggling,
I give in.
A certain temptation
became a sin.
Downtrodden, I hung my head,
my back is hunch,
feeling the bend.
Regret came easy,
can’t undo what I did.
Need to suffer,
get lost in the maze.
Darkness swirls around me,
couldn’t stop the tears.
Castigating myself,
pounding my chest.
Why did I do such thing?
Where is my shame?
My weakness overwhelms me,
holding my pain.
Expecting a rebuke from above,
I couldn’t look,
my eyes won’t move.
Found myself lifted up,
cleansed, purified, more loved.
I cried with tears of gratitude
for His generosity.
I stand in awe of the Man
who didn’t let go of me.
The curse that I dreaded
became used for His glory.
Only He can do such miracle
that truly humbles me.
A new day is breaking,
a new me had emerged.
I’ll never forget His love
must proclaim throughout the world.
His saving grace taught me
who I should be.
I love the way He made me
because….. I am He.

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Jesus love you ❤

It Overflows

Have you ever felt so unworthy that you can’t even lift your eyes to heaven because of your past sins and then instead of brimstone and wrath, the Lord gave you an unexpected blessing?

That’s what happened to me this week……

I was sick and He restores me……

I felt so low, so filthy but the God of unconditional love just picked me up, brushed off the dust from my bended knees and told me, “I’ve forgiven you, my child. Here! Have some vacation for free on a beach resort and commune with me there.”

And I did…..I’ve never felt the tangible love of my Savior in that moment….

My Lord love me and that love became more real to me again……

I was so far away but He sought me out…..embrace me tight and made me realized, He never once left me…..

I shed some tears….not of sorrow but of thankfulness….welling in my heart…..overflowing…….

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Jesus love you ❤

What Jesus Did To Me

When you see me giving generously,
Extending my hand that easily,
Giving my time, my service, my money,
That’s what Jesus did to me…..

When you see me hug so lovingly,
Saying “I love you” selflessly,
Sharing my heart, mind, soul openly,
That’s what Jesus did to me…..

When you see me took the step of faith wantonly,
Doing the Word of God courageously,
Not swerving from left or right but the straight way,
That’s what Jesus did to me……

When you see my eyes twinkling joyfully,
Toppled by laughter unashamedly,
Not caring about the world’s anxiety,
That’s what Jesus did to me…..

When you see me accept the pain of reality,
Tears streaming, seeing my humanity,
Finding His strength amid my frailty,
That’s what Jesus did to me……

When you see proclaim His Word boldly,
Using His Word to cut through their heart deeply,
Answering the call of being a missionary,
That’s what Jesus did to me……

When you see me used by God excellently,
Following in His steps faithfully,
Surrendering my heart to His will fully,
That’s what Jesus did to me…..

When you see me looked at my future expectantly,
Believing His promises that will come true someday,
Beckoning me to have faith in my heart to stay,
That’s what Jesus did to me……

When you see me cling to Him helplessly,
Being a child, embraced by Him tenderly,
Trusting him to rest in His bosom peaceably
That’s what Jesus did to me……

When you see me living my life contentedly,
Not wanting to go back to the same old way,
Because I love my life right now in every way,
That, my friend, is what Jesus did to me…..

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Jesus love you ❤

The Door

Knock, knock…
The door is barely open.
Where are you now, my child?
Here I am, Lord, with my friends.
Can I come in?
No, my Lord, I’m having fun with them.
The door closes again.

Knock, knock…
The door is barely open.
Where are you now, my child?
Here I am, Lord, with my success.
Can I come in?
No, my Lord, I’m still high with praises.
The door closes again.

Knock, knock…
The door is barely open.
Where are you now, my child?
Here I am, Lord, with my loved ones.
Can I come in?
No, my Lord, I’m comfortable in their arms.
The door closes again.

Knock, knock…
The door is barely open.
Where are you now, my child?
Here I am, Lord, with my possessions.
Can I come in?
No, my Lord, they gave me satisfaction.
The door closes again.

Knock, knock…
The door is barely open.
Where are you now, my child?
Here I am, Lord, with my vices.
Can I come in?
No, my Lord, they fill up my emptiness.
The door closes again.

Knock, knock…
The Door is wide open.
Where are you now, my Lord?
Here, I Am, child, waiting for you.
Can I come in?
Yes, my child, I forgive and love you.
The Door is always open.

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Jesus love you ❤

Different Strokes for Different Folks

I love happy endings. You can call me mushy, too romantic or corny but a love story with a happy endings gives tingles running through my spine. It still encourages me to believe in true love in spite of the complications that relationships were undergoing these days.

For me, true love do exists.
   
Let me tell you such stories…

The woman had three kids with different married men. She lost her dignity as well as her self-respect. She was the scorn of her relatives and the news in every gossips that circulates within the neighborhood. She felt that no man will truly love her because of her past mistakes and felt used by them, not knowing that a certain simple, shy but very single guy is loving her all those years of her waywardness.

In her cynicism, this guy crawled into her heart until she finally see the unconditional love this guy offers and accepted his adoration. The guy love everything about her and treated her sons as his own.

Now, they are married, had a daughter and she’s serving in her Church.
   
Here’s another story…

They were classmates since elementary. The guy already had a romantic feelings since then but the woman refuses him upfront. This goes on until highschool, the guy pursuing the girl and the girl rejecting the guy. Lost contact during college and met again because of there alumni activities in which they were both active. They were still single and in there forties.

There relationship is still the same. They always argue and the woman is still uncertain and adamant in not acknowledging the love of the man until…..that fateful night.

That night they had a “loving banter” as usual outside her home but in a sudden turned of events, there relationship made a sudden twist from friends to lovers. It was so abrupt that the woman couldn’t even believe that she now have a boyfriend for the first time at forty-two. She was looking everywhere not knowing that he is constantly beside her.

Her prayer is answered in an unexpected manner to an unexpected guy.

Hayyyyy…Here’s another one…

They were mutually introduced through text by a person who knew them both. The woman is in her mid-thirties while the man is already in his forties. The guy is working as a seaman while the woman is landbased. There long-distance relationship went from texting to calling, to skyping, to saying yes as lovers, to meeting in person, to proposal and engagement, to a wedding in just a whooping tenth month period. Whew! That was fast.

Now, they are busy preparing for there wedding and even though I knew that the process were like a blink of an eye, it is true love because I had a dream of them together, two years before there first encounter.

So, if you are not convince yet, here’s for the finale…
    
They were both serving the Lord but they hated each other. ( Okay, okay, I admit, hate is a very strong word. Let me rephrase it ). They don’t really, really like each other. There personalities clashes. The woman is a vivacious, adorably noisy person while the man is the seriously quiet and conservative type.

One night they BOTH HAD THE SAME DREAM…They dreamt that they were wed to one another…They prayed and started to date. In the process, they get to know each other, started to like one another, finding out that there personalities compliments. The prejudices were overthrown and love begin to reign.

Now, they are married, had four kids and happily became missionaries.

I’d like to tell you there stories because these friends of mine inspires me to know that no matter what your status in life are, your age, the long term or short term of a relationship, whether your friends for a long time or just met, or whatever you feel for that person at first, there is only one common denominator: There love stories were ordained by God.      

God has a plan and He knows our love stories, whether we find it at our twenties, thirties, forties and beyond. Love knows no boundaries, it is and will always be a great gift from the
Author of Romances, by God, Himself who gave us His only begotten Son, Jesus to record the most amazing love story of all, the dying of His Son (the Groom) because of His love for His Church (the Bride).

Happy endings here on earth is just a prelude of the never ending love story in heaven and whether I’ll experience true love here on earth or not, nothing is a lost cause….

My True Love awaits me in heaven and His love is everlasting ❤ ❤ ❤

True Love
“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm;
For love is strong as Death,
longing is fierce as Sheol.
Its arrows are arrows of fire,
flames of the divine.
Deep waters cannot quench love,
nor rivers sweep it away.
Were one to offer all the wealth of his house for love,
he would be utterly despised.”

Song of Songs 8:6-7 ( NABRE )

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