Posts tagged "in a relationship with God"
“Even if I had a hundred reasons to leave you, I’d still look for that one reason to fight for you.”
When we love someone, we’d always try to fight for them and work things out with them no matter how many times you just want to give them up. I’ve read this love quote before and it’s a beautiful quote to dedicate it to the one you love. But it became more meaningful when I read it on Facebook and connected it with God’s love for us. And I realized… That made a lot of sense.
Fighting for someone you love definitely requires great strength, patience, courage, effort, and love. As humans, we may get tired and give up after a while of fighting for them — because our efforts don’t get noticed enough, because we get emotionally weak, because of our pride and ego, because they don’t want us to fight for them anymore, and countless other reasons.
But see, with God, despite of all our mistakes and failures, times when we move far away from Him, times when we take Him for granted, times when we hurt Him, and despite of knowing us from the inside out, of who we are everyday… He still loves us. He fights for us and runs after us every single day. All because He loves us so much. <3
That, is the ultimate stubborn kind of love.
He could have chosen to leave us, but He promised He won’t(Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5). He said He will fight for us(Exodus 14:14), we only need to be still.
How amazing God’s love is! Overflowing. Unfailing. Unconditional.
Thank You, Lord, for loving me despite of myself.
If God is for us, who can be against us?
Today as my brother was about to have lunch, our elder brother came and sat as well to have lunch but told us about what happened. Our new vehicle’s(a Toyota Innova) back window got busted. My brother was about to leave the parking and backing up when a truck backed up as well and hit the window, also leaving a small dent. Before that, my brother just got a text message from a client confirming another event this December, and he was happy as we’re mostly fully booked this month because of parties and events and he said, “Tuluy-tuloy lang, Lord(Let this go on and on, Lord)”. And then boom, that happened.
That car has just been with us for only a month. And it’s such a blessing! We never even thought that we could get a new car this year both here in Manila and Davao. God provides. :)
That happened in Davao as well with my brother’s new truck. It was during All Soul’s Day when they visited the cemetery and the truck got stuck in a canal since it was dark and there were no light posts lit on the road. His rear lights got busted and the back part had scratches as well. The truck’s been with them for only less than a month.
We were talking about it during lunch and I was deep in thought when my brother asked me what’s wrong. And I just realized something. God may be pouring out overflowing blessings and miracles, but the enemy has been also working double time. It’s like in a tug of war. But God’s protection is over us and we can say that the enemy has no power over our lives, in Jesus’ Name!
And also those things can be replaced, at least it’s nothing like a life taken or something like that. God is with us and He will never let His children fall especially if we are fighting the good fight of faith. No matter what comes our way, we should just stay focused and that is to focus on Jesus.
As it is, we are more than conquerors in Christ. The battle has already been won. :)
He will pursue her not to offer his strength but to drink from her beauty
I don’t know if you agree with me on this but I think men today pursue women all for the wrong reasons. We don’t pursue her because we know we are the best person for her to be with and entering that relationship will glorify our God, rather we usually pursue women because we find her beautiful and we want that.
I won’t dictate what’s right or wrong, but ladies let me ask you, “Do you want to be pursued just because you’re beautiful?”
Awhile ago after my cousin and I talked on Facebook, she SMSed me and asked this question, “Am I not beautiful?,” which made me wonder why and replied immediately this, “What kind of question is that? Haha. You are! You are. Even on days when you don’t feel like one, remember you are. Because God made you and that alone makes you beautiful. Inside and out. :)”
She told some other stuff I must have accidentally deleted. But I knew I replied this to her, “Maybe He’s making you realize something out of the situation you’re in right now. :)“ I told her, “Maybe we have to be content and embrace our singlehood and learn to depend on Him alone right now and not on other people.”
She’s only 23 and she knows that it seems like she’s rushing into things and looking for someone who could really fill up the hole. And I told her that we all have those days, that factor of society that makes us think we should be this and that at a certain point in our lives which leads us to rush into things when in reality, there’s no need to rush.
And she said that for the past months when her mom has been away(she’s currently on vacation in NZ with my cousin as well~ my cousin’s older sister), she’s like in this long dark tunnel and she wants to see the light at the end of it but instead it’s going on and on.. And if she doesn’t see that light, she feels like she has a huge hole in her heart. She said that the worst part of that is she doesn’t know what to fill it with and said that, “Maybe it’s Him I should instill in me. I believe I lost my connection with Him. And now I feel lost too.”
That’s how we are most of the time, we like to see the end result right away. But just like what I told her, I believe she’s in a so-called process right now. We have to go through a process, and in that process, we grow and we learn more of what God wants us to realize. It’s in the process that we learn.
I told her this, “I pray you will experience Him in amazing ways. ‘Cause I know that with what you’re feeling, lost and uncertain, only He can fill the emptiness. Nothing and no one else. It’s only when we learn to be satisfied in Him and His presence that we are complete. :) Until we realize that, we will always find other things that will fill the emptiness and just so we won’t feel so alone.”
And I was just at the office while we were texting and she told me what I have just said gave her goosebumps. And said how much me and my faith has grown and how it does wonders. But seriously, I’m surprised with what I have said and I just wanted to fly to where she is and hug her right then.
I also told her that it’s only us who keeps moving farther away from God, and He is just always there saying, “Ui, pansinin mo naman ako..”(“Hey, look! I’m here!”)
I told her that the Lord misses her.
And just like that, she broke down. She told me at that moment that she was crying. Because she knew and realized that God misses her.
I’m blessed to be surrounded with people who helps me grow more in Christ ~ my ministry, cell group and church friends. It’s different when you’re surrounded with those people and then the people or person who knew you since you were young, and then they say how much you’ve grown. I know I’m not the person I used to be, because Christ changed me.
I wanted to cry with her. I know God used me to say those to her and it wasn’t me… It’s all God. It’s amazing how even in text messages that we can minister to the broken and the lost. God doesn’t choose what medium we will use to tell about Him — be it in the internet, mobile, or in person— because it will be the Spirit who will do the work in the person. It’s amazing how you can share of God’s love to others at a time when they need it most.
God, You are ever so faithful, good and awesome! Praying that she will fully accept and surrender every area of her life to Jesus.
…this message came right on time.
sometimes we complain about the cross we bear not realizing that it’s preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot…