Pinayukong Palito

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Napansin ko talaga at napukaw sa aking damdamin itong palito.

Kapag sinisindihan siya, yumuyuko pagkatapos ng apoy. Natry nyo na ba?

Subukan nyo sindihan tapos patapusin nyo ang apoy, around 70-90% chance of pagyuko.

Tayo din na mga kristiyano, kung asa apoy tayo ng problema, pagkalito, pagkabahala, marunong tayong yumuko.

Actually, hindi lang yung apoy kasama, pati iyong pagkiskis sa gilid ng kahon ng posporo na hinahalintulad sa

mga hinanakit, hapdi at kasakitan sa buhay.

Ang lahat ng ito’y nagdudulot ng apoy sa buhay! Ngunit ang palito ay yumuyuko!

Ang isang matigas at tuwid na palito ay napapayuko din!

Tulad ng palito, Ang Kristiyanong Marunong, alam manalangin at yumuko sa harap ng Diyos. Wala tayong magagawa kung wala siya.

Ang Diyos hindi ka niya bibigyan ng pag-subok na hindi mo kaya. Bago ka matupok sa apoy, ay hihipan na ito ng Diyos.

At sa pag-ihip niya sa apoy ay ikaw ay magiging malakas at mapapagtagumpayan mo ang anumang apoy ng buhay.

Masasabi mo nalang, “Ang lahat ng kabutihan ay galing sa Diyos, papupurihan ko siya dahil sinamahan niya ako.”

Tandaan na laging siya’y pagkatiwalaan dahil siya ay TAPAT mula noon,
hanggang sa ngayon at maging kailanman – walang palya! at subok na!

In his presence, we find release, we find hope, we find strength.

Psalm 4:1

“Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer.”

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?

wwjdd1cpIn times of trouble…

Whenever there is storm…
When tempted…
When life seems so unacceptable…
When worn out and tired…
When poor…
In times of confusion…
Whenever there’s problem…
In times of depression, lonely or sadness…
whenever I feel rejected…
When doubting, frustrated or anxious…
In times that hatred is covering the heart…
When worrying especially about future…
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When driven by fear…
Feelings of insecurity….
In times of impatience…
When angry or feel bursting out….
When I am falling on my knees…
In times of lacking wisdom and understanding…
Whenever peace does not come…
When there’s calamity, Illness…
When where’s no where to go…
When there’s death…
When I am sinning and on guilt…
When God’s will is not clear….
When seeking truth…
When feeling inferior or useless…
Whenever stressed out…
In times that God seems so far away…
In times that I cannot seems to worship or praise…
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO?think-what-would-jesus-do

 

 

That Presence Wasn’t Heaven to Me

ImageIt was a blessed sunday morning of worship! Grabe! ganado lahat ng tao for Lord. I was so happy that it feels like God is touching us.

Mas lalo na nung praise and worship portion na! Grabe and encouragement ng worship leader! Tandang tanda ko pa unang song is God of ages! Whew! hanep ang pagpupuri!

Pero nung sumunod na kanta is “WITH YOU”… something unusual happened.

May matinding presence na umaaligid sa bawat worshippers in our Church! Take note! MATINDI! nagsisitinginan ung mga tao… Iyong iba, di alam gagawin, iyong iba nalang napatigil sa pagwoworship, tapos biglang bulungan dun sa right side ng isle ng church which where I am seated.

As the praise and worship team continues singing blessedly, grabe ako din naramdaman ko iyong presensya. Di ko lang naramdaman, naamoy ko pa – mabaho tsong! Unfortunately and anonymously, may isang tao na nagpakawala ng insensong aabot talaga sa holy of hollies ng kaibuturan ng ilong — ang utot.

WOW, imagine that on the right side isle ng church, may apocalypse na nangyari?? Di ko alam kung may survivors, im sure sa front at left side citizens of church ang di nakatangap ng collateral damage from that utot. hahaha!

Paano kami kakanta? tandaan nyo… “with you” ung kanta… at pagdating sa refrain “….I stand on higher ground, I was lost and now I’m here with you…. My refuge, my stronghold… always with you!” WOW, talagang “I was lost” ang worship sa ganoong “stronghold” hehe.  Need pa naman kantahin un ng masaya at mataas na tono… siyempre todo hangin need ng lungs mo. Imbes na ganoon, kakaibang facial expression at pigil na hinga nangyari… Mas lalo kung ang kanta, “Your Presence is Heaven” by Freechurch?? haha… kaya nga yong title ko “That presence wasn’t heaven to me” hehe

Pero, alam nyo naman ako, di ko pinapalampas ang mga pangyayari kung bakit ganun. 

Napagisip ko.. grabe talaga ang kaaway, ginamit ung almusal sa tiyan ng taong un na instrumento ng weapons of mass destruction of worship. Di mo alam kung itlog, na mayonaise na may aromatic strong odor na mas strong at mas matigas pa sa pusong bato.

Tsk tsk. mapaparebuke ka nang di oras!

Pero that’s the work of the enemy. He keeps on distracting, annoying, 

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

Sira ulo itong kaaway narin eh… sabi sa bible “Fix your eyes on Jesus…” – Heb.12:2 pero nung moment na yon, ginamit nya yung mga ilong for distraction? 

SERIOUSLY… when the loser enemy is doing something… you have the power to overcome  it. The bible had many promises that God will help us! not only on distractions in spiritual aspects but on health, finances, problems, weakness, limitations and many unwanted situations and events in our lives!

Remember, ONLY GOD COULD DO IT, not on our own strength. With the gift of faith given to us, we could handle all of these! Amen!

“No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” – Isaiah 54:17

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” – Phil.4:13

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” I Cor. 10:13

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jer.29:11

AND many more… That’s the grace and love from God that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is Jesus. In his name, there’s full of hope, love, forgiveness, strength and promise.  

Akalain mo ung utot na un, nakapagsulat ako ng blog dahil dun… 🙂 to God be the glory at maging Kristiyanong Marunong…. Marunong sumunod sa Diyos, Marunong magpakumbaba, Wais sa Salita at sa gawa. 🙂