Wednesday, October 29, 2008

She saw me crying

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." -Isaiah 41:10

She saw me crying today. So she emailed me and asked if I'm okay.

Ayun at lalo akong napa-iyak. Hehehe!

But I was so touched at sobrang na-appreciate ko ang concern.
And so I THANK YOU and I HUG YOU back Aisha...

And most especially, thank You Lord for the everlasting love, comfort and peace!

Friday, October 24, 2008

HE met me where I am

Naniniwala ako na hindi mararamdaman ng isang believer ang intimacy ng relationship nya sa Panginoon kung hindi sya consistent sa devotional time, prayer time, worship and fellowship time (with the family of believers) nya.

I have been struggling in encouraging someone for the past two weeks na ata and somehow I also found myself a bit discouraged sa mga sinasabi nya to the point na ayoko na lang syang patulan at replyan impulsively (baka kasi kung ano pa masabi ko at mag-away lang kami). Pero the Lord has been so gracious and ever merciful and faithful. Hindi pa Nya sinasagot ang panalangin ko for that friend pero alam ko that He is working on it. And that He has been teaching me to wait and continue in trusting Him lang. Also been reminding me to be the source of encouragement for this dear friend, kasi she would also tell me that she feels alone and that He seems so distant, it was really heart breaking to hear that from her...

Early this morning, I was supposed to sleep agad after John said goodbye pero hindi ko talaga kayang matulog nang hindi nag-de-devo so I got up and opened my Bible. And 'was really surprise and happy to have met with Him on a very personal level. I wish it is easy to describe in words how I felt (and how I am feeling right now) about it but hope this would somehow suffice...

The Lord affirmed me through the words from Paul in 2 Corinthians 2:15, he said in there:

"For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing."

And then Oswald Chambers said:

"We are encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment to God."

I realized that the thought and feeling of being discouraged, is not from the Lord and it is not in anyway honoring Him... So why would I bother entertain it? The enemy is working double time talaga at kailangan lang gamitin ang Authority in rebuking him, for the battle has already been won at the Cross, "it is finished" the Lord said. Ano pa bang magagawa sa akin ng kaaway?

I realized na hindi ko naman role na pagaanin ang buhay or problema ng kaibigan ko, na hindi ko naman dapat agawan ng role ang Holy Spirit. And that what matters is that I am available for her; listening sa mga hinanakit at reklamo nya sa buhay, that I'm available to encourage her, comfort her and remind her of her stand in Christ.

I realized that in times like these... My character is being molded into something better. I know it keeps getting better and better according to His timing and will. And that it will go on until I become the person He wants me to be.

I realized that these are opportunities to display the "sweet aroma" of Christ in my life, and a wonderful opportunity to honor and glorify Him! The One and only...

He met me where I am, and I'm glad He did!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lovelife can open ministry doors

I emailed Kuya Kevin today and shared to him some praise items about his book (Basta Love Life); how it has been ministering to non-Christians friends at work and how amazed I am (and so is John) to realize that lovelife (or may I say our love story) can minister to other people, particularly to those whom have yet to know HIM.

Just want to share his response, hindi ko pa na-co-construct ng maayos sa utak ko to be able to post in my blog the story behind it all eh. Hehe. Here is his response:

"Yes, lovelife can open ministry doors. When I first came here, I had no plan of getting involved with this aspect of ministry (purity). But as I kept working with students (and doing True Love Waits), I saw the great need for it. And I've noticed that this has given me "easy access" into students' hearts. When they see God has something to say about their love lives, then hopefully they'll look even deeper into what He has to say about their lives as a whole."

Ayun lang for now... All for the glory of the King of kings and Lord of lords!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


He walked with me tonight, it was quite a suprise and I'm so kilig... Hahaha! Wala lang... I think I'm in love... Nyahaha!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Patay na si Spongebob!

I can't get over this... Sorry na! Kung sino man nagpakalat ng email na 'to... Haaay... Grabe, hndi ko kinaya! Hahahaha! :D

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Five Love Languages

I had just finished reading the book. And like what I said in my text brigade few weeks ago-- I highly recommend this book! Galing-galing!

Allow me to quote what Dr. Gary Chapman, the author, said on the final chapter:

"Just identifying and speaking a person's love language strengthens a relationship, not doing this can leave a friend or a loved one feeling as if you do not love him or her. When people do not convey love in a way that is perceived as love, their efforts, though sincere, are somewhat wasted. This can be frustrating for both giver of love and the intended recipient. You may have unknowingly been guilty of speaking a "foreign" love language in the past to someone you loved. Understanding the concept of love languages can help you know how to effectively express your feelings so that they are received and interpreted as you mean them to be."

The book does not focus on romantic relationships alone but in all human relationships, as in ALL!

I learned that I speak of the Five Love Languages and amazed to have figured out I have two Primary Love Languages na nag-tie ang score sa Love Language Profile. And most importantly his insights are Biblical kahit medyo may cultural differences since American ang approach and market nya. Nevertheless, I recommend this book, a must read! Hehe.

Special thanks to Sam Zipp, the one who gave the book.

You can check out the website at

A lot of growing up to do

It really is flattering when people would tell you "You're matured to think that you're young..." but that doesn't mean that a person should stop there, stop maturing and growing.

It's funny and amazing how God would bring me into a situation to realize that, I am so grateful that He never fail to impress upon me that He is not through with me and that I have to go on lang with my sanctification journey.

Just when I thought I had it all right, here I am on a "new" journey. I wanted to freak out because it is just now that I came to REALLY realize that this ain't a joke, this is something serious and this means business-- walang lokohan na involve! At, shocks! Ang hirap pala talaga...

I do not want to make an argument over it or justify myself in front of God again, (since I have already done so last time, but I made a commitment not to do that again), basta ang prayer ko lang is He will continue to rule over me, bringing into my mind to just do what is right; to honor and glorify Him all the time.

I found myself stunned when the Lord answered my prayer. A prayer that goes like this: "Allow me to desire what You want for me and pluck out things that are not according to Your will".

Stunned kasi ang bigat pala nung prayer ko na yun! It was so heavy kasi (okay I'll share a story)... I have been praying for a major thing in my life for a couple of months and was waiting, uhm, mas tama ata na sabihing I was "expecting" that I'll get it September this year.

But then, lo and behold, to my surprise the Lord said NO and told me to wait until next year... I was like-- "What Lord? Aarggh! this can't be!"

And then He reminded me of my prayer that His desire and His will alone be done in my life. I felt like nabatukan ako, oo nga pala, yun nga pala ang prayer ko. At ayun na nga, ambigat-bigat pala nun, especially when I realized that what I want is not according to what He want. Kapal pa ng face ko to act like: I already told You about this Lord, why can't I have it? Pero mali, as in very wrong talaga.

Now I feel like a sunflower-- following the Sun (God) from east to west... At parang nasa heliotropic stage pa lang ata ako...

Just when I thought I am okay, I realized I have a lot of growing up to do. So, okay fine, I'm moving forward!

"being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus... And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God." -Philippinas 1:6, 9-11

Friday, October 3, 2008

Astig 'to

(I'm hoping to win a copy for John... hehe!)

I had him (John) read it and we both agreed na WE SO LOVE THIS BOOK! Very Biblical and practical, at funny si Kuya Kevin... So get a copy guys! It's available in your local bookstore!

"BASTA LOVELIFE" by Kuya Kevin Sanders

Thursday, October 2, 2008


We are so happy!
We are both overwhelmed and we are super-duper grateful kay God!
How He brought us together...
His faithfulness is indeed matchless... Very Humbling!

Ayun lang, just want to share my joy!