God causes all things to work together for good to those who love GOD…(Romans 8:28)
When fire swept through LagunaCanyon, a botanical garden containing more than 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers was destroyed. The fire blackened the hillside. Disaster? Yes! That’s what people called it, and that it was. Yet, just five months later the hills were alive with the beauty of wild flowers that had not been seen in the area for nearly one hundred years.
At times what we consider to be a disaster is simply the hand of GOD rearranging and directing our lives. The difference between a Christian and the man who considers life to be a disorganized and disconnected move of fate, is that the Christian believes God’s purpose and design is behind every event. He looks for the flowers after the fire.
If your life has been damaged by fire, let GOD speak peace to your heart, and begin to look for the flowers that can transform the blackened landscape. Allow the seeds that are only lying dormant to take full bloom.
Another wonderful message I want to share to everyone from the book of Harold J. Sala---At some point of our life we thought that everything was falling against to our plans, we always forgot that GOD ways are not our ways; HE knows what’s the best for us. Sometimes HE gets something for us maybe because HE knows that it’s good for us or HE wants to give you something much better.
Such a great feeling when you finally meet the person who inspires and make you smile through her writing. I was really fan of Tagalog novels since my high school days that inspire me to write also my own stories. I was on my college days when I become more particular on authors, first I love the works of Ms. Gilda Olvidado, her stories was really good, theres is kilig and lessons. Then my classmates hmm I forgot the name..hehe…introduces me the works of Ms. Martha Cecelia, the time I read it I can’t over to read and read all over again. Her stories are really different. I don’t know how I can describe it, from the characters that play on her on books basta nakakashonga ng brain ang sobrang kilig.hahaha... May mga time na ako mismo fall inlove with the boys in her stories..haha..weeeeee…specially the Kristine series…well I have completed this series…at hindi ako ngsasawa to read it all over again..hehe…all the characters in her stories ay boyfriend ko…oh diba ambisyosa…ahaha.. Until such time I had experience the real love..haha..and real heartaches…haha… Then I was looking a different story something that can make me smile because at that I was really chuvaness and eklabush…haha... Right there and then I met the works of Ms. Sonia Francesca…weeee…summary pa lang..natatawa na ako. Right then I pick up 3 novels from her works at it never disappoint me everytime I read her books I always forgot the heartaches that I have..haha.. One time binato ako ng mother ko ng pillow kasi daw tawa ako tawa…haha.. Then I didn’t notice that also become an addict in her story as well as the works of Ms. Sofia (who is also a great writer nakakatawa din ang story and full of kilig..) and the boys as well na nandoon.haha… To make the story short I had collected all the series na siya ang author..hehe.. Then last Friday dated July 22, 2011 (may specific date talaga..ahaha), I’m really really happy at last I finally met her..hehe…mas naging masaya akez the time I tell her may name…OMG…nakilala niya ako…kaso nga lang sobrang shyness na feel ako at that time as in to the highest level…haha…hindi ko tuloy siya nakausap ng mabuti….hahaha… But I’m really really happy cos I meet her.
I’m a bit worried right now, just this afternoon, I was dreaming my closest cousin, he was my best friend since my elementary days and until now though we rarely see other. As I remember, on my dreams he was hugging and telling me “I really miss you”, I hug him back and ask him “What’s wrong?” He was about to tell me he’s problem but I suddenly woke up because of a very loud thunder. I don’t know what’s the meaning of that dream I’m just wondering why I had that of dream. After that dream I suddenly felt that I really miss him so much. I’m texting him but I didn’t received any reply maybe because aw nadash napod to load…haha…gaan chance minyo na baya and load it’s not a priority anymore…haha… Everytime I remember the old days, the happy memories that we had (mga chuvaness and eklabush)..hahha.. I just can’t help not to smile especially the first time he’s telling me that his girlfriend was pregnant. He face at that time, as I remember is like he was carrying the world…hahaha… And I just remember at that time I just cant help not to laugh though a bit sad because he’s gonna take different path, a new chapter in his life and I know things were not be same. Weeee…I really miss him so much it’s been too long that we haven’t talk and see other and I just hope that he is really fine and his family as well.
Last Saturday is the opening of the Pilipinas Got Talent season 3; this show will package the talent of every Pilipino. May lives had been change because of this show, many people was inspired in every life story shared in every contestant. Then last Saturday, one contestant really makes me cry, they were brothers from davao. His younger got a cancer in the bone at age of 19 and it’s already in the stage 4 so the doctors don’t have a choice than to cut his legs in order the cancer would not spread out in the other parts of the body. But sad to say the cancer is already affecting the other parts of the body it includes the kidney, liver and lungs so the doctor gives him a 1 month to live. What really touches me is his older brother at that time he has a girlfriend. He’s been asking GOD na sana sila na magkatuluyan noong girl because he loves her too much but looking at the situation of younger brother in a sudden ngbago ang hiling niya. He’s prayer is “Lord kahit di mo na ibigay sa akin ang mahal ko, buhayin mo lang ang kapatid ko” then it was a really miracle kasi 1 month na binigay ng doctor ay hindi ngyari. Isang kapatid na mapag bigay at sobrang mahal ang nakakabatang kapatid niya…hes indeed a selfless man. I just hope to all sisters and brothers out there sana tuluran natin siya…hehe
The lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him (Nahum 1;7)
There’s a line from a barbershop quartet song that goes “If the LORD be willing, and the creek don’t rise.” When the creek rises, and the face of tragedy, the circumstance either drive you to GOD, or drive you away form HIM. When you turn to HIM, you find solace and strength, the kind that David discovered in the valley of the shadow of death (Psalm 23:4). When you turn away from GOD, you deprive yourself of the real source of help there is. I’ve never quite understood why GOD gets blamed for the consequences of living in a human world.
Its okay to tell GOD how you feel, how crushed you are, and how much you wish something hadn’t happened. The prophet Habakkuk certainly questioned GOD when HE seemed to be standing aloof and silent disaster struck. But GOD finally answered him. So listen for the answer, and you will learn that GOD is not silent in times of trouble. He’s very much there, speaking to us about the brevity of life and the importance of including HIM in our lives. Sometimes through sorrow, HIS quite voice comes through the loudest.
--this is the message I got from the book of daily bread and I want to share this to everyone because its really beautiful…hehe.. At some point in our life we question God of the terrible things happened in our life. Maybe as human as we are, we can’t really avoid it because I admit I also do…hehe.. But if we think the lessons we learn from those mistakes in our life, we should be thankful because it teaches us to be stronger in this journey of life. And I think we must always remember that GOD will never give us trials that HE knows we can surpass it. And GOD really provides the things we need; HE knows our heart desire before we speak it.
Have you ever had one of those days when you were dead tired and discouraged? Do you want to whip the blues the next time you feel this way?
During these times of discouragement, remember the prophet Elijah. His life shows us that even spiritual giants can get tired and discouraged.
Elijah’s life shows that there is a definite relationship between physical, the spiritual, and the emotional. When Elijah became tired and discouraged, he forgot how God had met his needs in the past, how God sent ravens to feed him at Cherith and How God sent him to Zarepath, where he miraculously brought the window’s son back to life.
Do not despair when you are tired and discouraged. We all feel that way at times. David found an answer for such times: “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage and shall strengthen thine hear: Wait, I say, on the LORD” (Psalm 27:14)
My own Reflection...hehe..one great experience in my life that made me realized how I blessed I am. And how My GOD loves me.
There is always a point in our life when we thought that everything was just perfect picture but in a blink of an eye you will just notice that everything was falling down. You just sit in one corner thinking what have gone wrong. Why all the beautiful things suddenly vanished? Then frustration and discouragement comes especially when a storms strike in your life and you think if there’s an end of everything. Last year such a big year to me, I thought everything was fall into its right place; everything was already in a plan. Maybe I just I forgot that my almighty GOD has plan for me too. It was July of the same year that our company doctor informs me that I have some spot in my lung. The moment I know my situation I suddenly became tired and so hopeless of everything. I ask God why me of the people I’ve been living in a healthy life ever since. As they said when it rains, it pours and it’s working on both ways, on that same year I was financially unstable my mind was so confused where I can get the money to finance my medication. I just forgot that GOD was there, GOD really provides. I realized so many things maybe it is MY GOD ways to wake up from a deep sleep. It made me realized that MY GOD will never leave me in times of troubles. He was just there waiting for us to call his name again and his ready to lend to his hand to guide us in the journey we walk everyday. I was amazed in HIS grace and in how HE provides me everyday with money matters to sustain my medication. After all the hardship through out my medication I was blessed because I was healed. I appreciate more Life and how beautiful it is. All we have to do is trust his way though it wasn’t easy but we must learn to wait because in his amazing time everything will fall in the right place. GLORY God in the Highest…
My collections of Love Quotes from the different websites this is not my own compositions I just love collecting just any other woman do...weeeeeeee
A heartbreak is always a blessing from God, it may be the worst nightmare that keeps you crying in the middle of the night, but it’s just God’s way of letting you realize that He saved you from the wrong one...
It’s better to wound yourself for the better rather than be continuously wounded by the one you thought was the best.
The word I Love You can bring a different happiness to anyone can hear this especially if it comes from the important person in your life. But sometimes it can hurt badly specially if someone would say that to you but you know it’s not meant for you. Haissttt.. I just hate the feeling I have now I know I’m not in the good mood. I was mad really mad towards someone..why? simply because he’s just love hurting me.grrrr. I will admit that he’s still affect me but I know someday I will be alright just like any other painful experience in my life, one day it will pass. It’s like the song the song:
And know I’m So confused My heart’s bruised Was I ever loved by you? Out of reach, so far I never had your heart Out of reach, couldn’t see We were never met to be Out of reach, so far, You never gave your heart In my reach, I can seeThere’s a life out there for me
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9)
When it comes to courage, you cannot chart it. When it displayed, a person is seen as a hero, and when it missing, a person is called a coward.
Courage is what Elijah had when he stormed into the presence of the king and said, “As the LORD, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor train in the few next years except at my word”(1 Kings 17:1). Courage is what Daniel had when he threw opened his windows and prayed three times a day, even though the king had passed a law forbidding prayer. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]-->
Men and women today must find courage to speak their convictions, to stand for what is right and to abide by godly principles. Individuals who are courageous often pay a price for their courage. But real courage does not consider the cost; it considers only the rightness of the action that must take.
Where do you get courage? Paul said, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”(Romans 8:31). Like any man who stands courage for a cause, Paul experienced trouble; yet, he still stood boldly for what he believed in. You can too, as you thank GOD and take courage.