A Definitely Longer Weekend

Masaya yung naging kwentuhan namin ni Ate sa may massage booth sa pier, nalaman ko na ang TESDA pala, madaming programs na ganito. May mga opportunities pala na pwedeng gawing kumikitang kabuhayan. Magtayo kaya ako ng massage booth sa summer. Ilagay ko sa 3rd or 4th floor. Massage under the stars!

Nakapag build ako ng connections sa mga taong nakasabay ko sa byahe. Natutunan ko na ang Lord, hindi Nya hahayaan na hindi mo marating ang destiny Nya para sa buhay mo. Magpapadala Sya ng mga tao na tutulungan ka na ilabas yung bait sa ‘Yo. Ang dating ugali at personality mo ay hindi maganda, pero binago ka na Nya, at kung minsan hindi mo feel na maging yung taong design ng Lord, ibabalik ka Nya dun para marealize mo na ginawa ka Nyang kawangis Nya.

Narealize ko sa pakikipag-usap sa ibang tao na I can be a blessing san man ako pumunta. May magandang gagawin ang Diyos at gagamitin Nya ako, hindi lang sa UDM o sa Manila, pwede Nya akong gamitin san man Nya ako dalhin.

Isa sa mga di ko malilimutan ang breakfast namin ni Mama sa Haliwood Hotel. Nagkwento sya tungkol sa saya na naramdaman nya nung inabutan sya ni Joshua ng perang pang- mamogram .

Simula ngayon Lord, kukunin ko na po ang responsibility. I will embrace my role in the family.

Narealize ko na kelangan ko na talaga mag rise up at kelangan ko bilisan. Habang naglelevel up ako sa trabaho at sa ministry, kelangan conscious din ako sa ibang aspeto ng buhay ko. May pamilya ako sa probinsya. Dapat every time na nagmimeet kaming magkakamag-anak sa Manila, dapat napag – uusapan namin ang plano ng Panginoon para sa aming pamilya. Konti na lang ang oras, kelangan naming bilisan.

Hindi ko din inasahan na gagamitin ako ng Lord para tulungang palakasin ang mga kapatid ko na nanghihina sa kanilang pananampalataya. Umuwi ako samen na ako mismo nanghihina. Pero mahina ka man o malakas ay kagamit-gamit pa din ang buhay mo, basta meron kang mapagkumbabang spirit na handang sumunod.

Madaming memories at feelings na bumalik. Napatugtog ko ulit yung keyboard ko, nagamit ko ulit yung table ko kung san ko dati binabasa ang The Purpose Driven Life ni Rick Warren. Lord, ganun pala tayo nagsimula.

Nadaanan ko ulit yung malumot na hagdanan ni Lola, nakita ko kung san kami naglilinis dati nung grade 5 kami, nakapaglinis ako ng sementeryo. Naakap ko nang mahigpit ang teacher ko nung high school. Syempre hindi mawawala ang pambansang tanong sa mga umuuwi sa probinsya: May boyfriend ka na ba?

Ilang alon din ang katapat, ilang oras na discomfort sa byahe pero sabi ng Lola ko “Di pirmi it pauli” (Umuwi ka lagi). Tama nga naman ang sabi ng Tita ko “Sa ibang lugar gane nakakapagto ka, sa Bantoon pa ara” (Sa ibang lugar nga nakakarating ka, sa Banton pa kaya).

 

To be continued.

 

Crossover

How to leverage knowledge

Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.

Hosea 4:6

2 Peter 1:5-10

For this very reason, make every effort to add to our faith, goodness and to goodness knowledge.

This will keep you from being unproductive in the Lord

  1. Knowledge should be acquired

Acts 4:13

  1. Knowledge should be internalized

Begin with the end in mind

 

Pwede kasing may knowledge ka pero ini internalize mo ba?

Pag nag internalize ka dapat begin with the end in mind.

Where the mind goes, the body follows.

 

Internalize knowledge means to digest and then apply

internalization opens doors of opportunities

think like a boss

 

  1. Knowledge should be applied

Knowledge without application is like a book that has never been read.

Faith without deeds is dead

Ilang beses ka nang nagtry na business pero hindi nangyari, hindi mo ini-internalize ang mga narinig mo.

 

Turning wisdom to knowledge. Knowledge can exist with wisdom but wisdom cannot exist without knowledge?

 

4 Levels of competency

 

Unconscious incompetent

Conscious incompetent

Conscious competent

Unconscious competent

 

Ordinary people but did extraordinary things in their life.

 

Acts 4:13

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men have been with Jesus

 

Those who know their God will be strong and they will do exploits.

 

  1. Knowledge should be eternalized

Know your God so that you will know thy self.

1 Peter 1:10

Therefore my brothers and sisters, make every effort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord,

 

I want to be a better facilitator. And this desire is not because of my desire to be praised and known. I want to be better because I know that I could help people by doing my best in the field that I am in. Lord, you have strategically placed me in this organization because You know that I can contribute. Lord, remember the moment I applied for the position. I didn’t even know that Philippine Seven Corporation is 711. I didn’t even want to apply as a Training Specialist. I remember that time, I was just so desperate to find a job because we don’t have money and I cannot give a large amount of offering even in my heart I wanted to. Lord remember, when I took the exam, it was so cold because Betti turned the aircon to cool. It was at 11th floor Slurpee Room. And when I was interviewed by Mam Annie, she advised me to wear formal attire next time and fix my hair. And when I was invited for the second interview and presentation, I didn’t have a topic then. I didn’t even have my own laptop and because Ate Tin was so kind-hearted, she lent me hers. It was a red laptop. The presentation was inspired by my desire to add value to those who will hear. From the very beginning, the reason why I chose to accept the job was God’s promise that He will use me and my job to add value to the lives of other people.

Devotion

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change

And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea

Though its waters roar and foam

Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride

God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved

Cease striving and know that I am God

I will be exalted among the nations

I will be exalted in the earth

Psalms 46

 

Lord, you said in Your word that my ways are not your ways, my thoughts are not Your thoughts.

I know Lord that there might be a very good reason why I wasn’t able to go home this time. Thank you for waking me up once again. Okay na po kahit masakit basta gising ako sa pananampalataya ko. What happened last Sunday was not so nice but I think I am thankful for it. I was humbled and was broken again and was ministered to. And this morning, I was walking looking at the blue sky with joy in my heart because I now realize for the nth time that despite the storms and the chaos and the uncertainties, God is in the middle of all these. I could have that peace that transcends all understanding. Eto nga storms of life pa lang, pano kung totoong bagyo na at lindol at calamities involving casualties. Lord gusto ko yung God is in the midst of her she will not be moved. Only God touches my heart. Si God lang. I know You also have a reason why You allowed my relationship with Frances to be this way right now. You are making sure that I do not build my own kingdom and that I do not disciple her in my own image and likeness. You do not want me either to find peace and joy in our relationship alone. Lord, sorry if our relationship has become an idol to me. Sorry if my actions were not really helping her focus on you. Ikaw hindi po ako.

 

A Series of Miraculous Events

              A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of 13 novels about all the bad things that three siblings encountered after their parents’ death. I haven’t read the books but the title caught me. I realized it’s the same with what some Filipinos believe — Kapag nasimulan ang malas, tuluy-tuloy na yan.  Last Sunday, this truth confronted me — Your miracle today is a set up for your next miracles.

Family Restoration. This is just the first.

You are currently fixing things in my family. You heal, You restore, You renew. You make ugly things beautiful. Before you  restore riches and material things, You first restore relationships. Just recently my siblings fought over something petty. They almost hurt each other, but You used the situation so that their broken hearts would be mended and healed.

Seeing your siblings fight and shout at each other is like seeing the enemy flash that devilish smile. You can’t stop them because you don’t have the voice, literally.That time, you couldn’t speak because your throat was hurting so bad. Bad timing it was for you, but it was part of His plan. Even if you could speak, you know that anything you say will not fix, not what you’re currently witnessing but what has been hurting them inside, for so long. All the guilt, fear, regret, burden and hate were exposed.

It was a night of redemption and restoration. My sister genuinely repented and in humility, asked forgiveness for the pride that consumed her. The very thing that I was praying and crying about for a long time finally came to pass. That night, she was freed from the stronghold of fear, doubt, self-condemnation and pride. That night, while they were fighting, I didn’t say anything, I just asked God to move. When you surrender your circumstances to God, you will see Him work mightily. Before your very own eyes, He will mend the hearts of those you love.  heart

When Fear is Near

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers,  and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”  and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble,  I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him  and show him my salvation.”

Christianity is not a bunch of rules. It is a message of love.

Who is your Partner?

Luke 5:2

Peter’s boat was used for God’s purpose

God won’t use something without the owner’s permission. This is in respect to the owner.

Possible ba na ang trabaho mo ay maging partner ng Lord sa purpose Nya?

Your partnership with the Lord has a reward.

Instead of using your job/business as an excuse, use it in partneship with God.

I am your shield, your very great reward.

Alam ni Lord ang mga pangangailangan ni Pedro

Pinagamit ni Pedro kahit walang laman.

The more you lack the more you sow.

He was tired without any catch, still he is ready to partner with the Lord.

The perfect time to give is during our difficulties.

If God wants to bless you, no one can stop Him.

He is unstoppable.

If you are in partnership with God, His reward is overwhelming.

Ang inheritance ay ipinaglalaban.

Go into the deep, maturity.

The reward of Christ is unstoppable, unquestionable, irreversible

The love of God is unconditional.

Kapag meron kang inoovercome, makakapagkwento ka, ibig sabihin madaming buhay ang mababago.

Yung boss mo sa company kapartner mo sa pagpapaganda ng kumpanya.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Kung tayo makikipagpartner with the Lord, dapat alam mo ang job description

God is more concerned of who you are becoming than what you are doing.

Philippians 4:4

1. Be cheerful

You take great delight

2 Corinthians 6:10

2. Pray all the time.

Magpray ka all the time, hindi kapag may time.

All of God’s promises will come to pass

3. Thank God no matter what happens

God is not only good, He is also sovereign.

God is mindful of you. God is for you.