Had a fun night! but something moved my heart. :)
Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. -Psalm 37:4
I was reminded by this verse. That somewhere out there is a man waiting patiently for the Lord to reveal him someone that he had been in search for to share the overflowing love he has.:)
Yes, as Christians we are criticized by the way we set our standards.
Sometimes Most of the time we would have these thoughts of “Do this kind of guy really exists? Isn’t my standards too high for such a man nowadays?” But I tell you, God will be more delighted if you would just trust Him in this chapter of your life.
Whenever I feel frustrated by others’ opinion about my “Christ-like” standard I would just think of Ps. 37:4. No way God would want me to settle for the second best I deserve. I know He will make everything beautiful in it’s perfect time. For now I will be more hopeful that God is also doing good works on the heart of my man. Preparing him enough until he meets his bride-to-be, Me. :)
And another moment with my mentor:
After Ma’am Doreen prayed for us about our future relationship with our someone. Nay Kim is trying to tell me something with her lips. At first I wasn’t able to get it. HAHA! Then I approached her to hear her clearly.
Ate Kim: Alabyu! (her cute way of saying I love you with her lips pouted after)
Me: Awww. I love you too nay. (Then I hugged her)
Ate Kim: *whispers in my ear* I was thinking of you. :) (she meant while having the prayer since she had Ptr. Bernard already)
I almost cried for the joy that is in my heart. I thank God for having these people around me. My accountability group. :) And I know God will definitely bring me to him in the perfect time but now I just have to patiently “wait”. Hand your “pen” to God and you’ll have the most unimaginable beautiful love story of your own.
LOVES ME………… JOHN 3: 16
CARES FOR ME…. MATT 6: 26
FORGIVES ME….. PSALM 103: 12
IS COMPASSIONATE…….. PSALM 103: 4-5
IS GIVING…… ROMANS 8: 32
IS UNDERSTANDING.. … PSALM 139: 1-6
IS ACCEPTING….. PSALM 139: 1-6
SATISFIES…… PSALM 107: 9
PERSISTENTLY PURSUES ME… LUKE 19: 10
IS REASON…… ISAIAH 1: 18
PARDONS….. PSALM 86: 15
HEALS……… ISAISH 53: 5
REDEEMS…….. JOB 19: 25
IS LOVING-KINDNESS….. PSALM 86: 15
RENEWS….. ISAIAH 40: 31
IS RIGHTEOUS….. JEREMIAH 9: 23-24
IS GRACIOUS…….. EPHESIANS 1: 7-8
IS SOVEREIGN…… PSALM 103: 19
Letters to remember :)
Too often, people spend so much time and energy dwelling on the past, dwelling on mistakes, or dwelling on disappointments. They don’t even realize that their focus is keeping them from moving forward in life. But in order to fully experience God’s blessings, you have to let go of those past hurts; you have to forget the former things to make room for the new.
God has a new beginning in store for you, and the way you prepare for it is by getting rid of the old. Don’t spend time focusing on where you’ve been; spend time focusing on where you’re going. When you “forget the former things,” it means you’re not worried about the past anymore. You don’t allow it to dictate your future. You may remember past events, but you don’t feel the pain like you used to. You’ve opened your heart to receive God’s healing. Begin today by declaring that your past is over! Forget the former things and receive the restoration and victory God has in store for you!
This for my kapatid. :D
You’ll be amazed what/who God will replace with the one you’ve considered you lost. :)
Don’t give up! :)
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Good Night! :)
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I don’t know what to feel. I don’t know what to think. I don’t know where to start. I DO NOT KNOW. >.<
Things were so sudden. Things weren’t expected. I was not prepared to hear it. I was not prepared enough to what could have been.
”So 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
This promise of the Lord keeps me holding. I should not doubt. I should put all my trust in Him. He shall be my provider. I claim, I am HEALED in His name.
I needed to buy meds today.
Hope it would not cost much. I’ll visit again the doctor next week for her to check my body reaction in the meds. Also, 3 vaccines are lined-up for me to take. I only remembered one which is the most expensive of the 3. The Cervical cancer vaccine. There are two others. I need Php 7,200 for these three plus the everyday meds. He shall provide. I shall not doubt. I have faith.
People with PCOS are at higher risk of developing diabetes, as well as having trouble with fertility and having an increased risk of uterine cancer.
Familiar eh? :)
It’s Proverbs 31.
As I reflect today I’ve realized I was celebrating this Heart’s Day for couple of years with my dearest church mates. Except last year and today.
I was busy with our Feasibility last 2012’s Vday so I wasn’t able to celebrate it with them. I was wide awake for more than 40 hours that day. So after getting the invitation to go Eastwood I refused and just went home to be able to rest.
Today is another day to celebrate this yearly occasion but my schedule won’t permit me. SAD. :((
I rode the bus awhile ago going home. I’m blogging now and I’ll meet with my OB-Gyne later. HAHA. This is how I’m going to spend this not-so-special day. Though I’m praying that I’m not sick for with the laboratories lined up for me this very day. :p
Anyway, enough for my story.
*Girls out there try to be one like on this. Read and meditate about it*
*As for the boys, search for a woman like this, ask it to the Lord, pray for it and wait ‘til He reveals that person to you.*
“Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised” -v.30
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Found him already :p
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“Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.” —Song of Solomon 8:4
I felt telling a story again. :)
I’ve met this man of God fourth quarter of last year’s. He has always been a stranger to me ‘til we were formally introduced to each other. I was not paying attention at him ‘cause I’ve been eyeing on someone else. Then suddenly my mentor told me something when I was about to point her to my “crush at first sight”.
A: Have you seen him? :)
K: Is that him? (pointing to another guy)
A: No. He isn’t. That guy over there. (with a big smile on my face) Isn’t he cute?
K: Hmm. I’d rather choose him (the one she thought I was eyeing on)
Then I was like “mas gwapo kaya yung crush ko”. Then I remembered why she’s like that. HAHA! She has this certain attraction to not-so-neat looking guys while I always adore those guys.
But he ended up with someone not like those ones. ;)
Then our convo ended. The program started. Our task was finished then the Altar Call came after the Pastoral’s Prayer. After having an encounter with the Holy Spirit in prayer, my mentor approached me again.
K: After thinking awhile, I just thought of something. If you would pursue someone. Go for someone like him. Someone like the heart of *****.
A: (with a shock on my face) Like seriously?!?
K: Yes. He has a handsome heart. :)
I was like, what’s with this guy that my mentor sees? Then the event called off. Bid goodbye to everyone. Hugs and kisses. Then oopppsss! he hugged me and said compliments with what we did. Awkward! (after hearing those things from my mentor but I didn’t mind.) Hugging has always been a tradition to us. So it was just nothing I think.
After browsing my FB then looked at the new friends I gained from that fellowship. I saw his page. He was the one who added me a week ago but I didn’t bother accepting ‘cause I don’t personally know him. But this time I’ve accepted it of course. We’re friends anyway. Civil.
Then a message came on my mobile the next morning. It was him. I was quite surprised. Then our convo started. Btw, he is using a different network. But we both didn’t bother. I never minded asking how was he able to get my number. I don’t know up to this time. I just don’t feel asking.
But normally i would ask.
I’ve always received spiritual messages from him. I was starting to become interested on his faith. I always look forward to hearing more about his faith when we see each other on events. Yes on his faith not
yet on him.
I’ve seen him just thrice counting from that event. And I think there would be more to come. I don’t know what’s with him that my name has been always linked with from the start. I don’t know where would this go. But a thing is sure.
God has purpose why we’re friends and got acquainted often. And I would love to know more about the faith of this man. To ask the Lord to have a faith like him towards Him. Men like having that kind of faith is outnumbered already. I love and I wanna grow the friendship we’re having. May the Lord lead us to the right path and to His will.
Friendship. Friendship. It will always be friendship. Let’s see how far would this friendship go. :)
*Hoping for a deeper Christ-centered friendship with this guy*
It’s God’s will that you should BE SANCTIFIED that you should AVOID SEXUAL IMMORALITY that each of you should LEARN TO CONTROL his own body in a way that is HOLY AND HONORABLE (1 Thess. 4:3-4).
Let me tell you a story.
a sensitive and personal one.
I have been regularly irregular when it comes to the menstrual cycle. It’s like coming without any pattern. Yes, I do feel that it’s coming a day before or two but to put it in count is not a thing to do for me ‘cause it’s like having jumping months before coming again. Usually friends would tease me that i’m already pregnant but of course it would always be a joke since I had never slept with someone. Then after years of fear of going to the doctor I finally decided to come today.
I woke up around 12nn. Yes it’s late already. I was thinking if I should really go or not. Then I started to fix things up and searched IDs needed for the check-up. I only brought my phone+HMO card+Company ID+ 2 500php bill (
thanks to Maxicare my check-up and lab tests would be for free) and a purse that would fit everything. I was able to leave the house around 1:30pm.
I got my number for the line @ The Medical City - Sta. Lucia Branch. It was 27. I’ve waited ‘til I was called. Then the receptionist transferred me to the Nurses Station 1 for a BP(
blood pressure) check.
Then after the nursing-aide asked. “Buntis po ba ma’am??” (Are you an expectant mother?).
Th ey always ask this by the way. Then I eagerly answered NO. Haha. Then waited again to be called.
Then finally I heard the OB-Gyne called my name and went to her room.
Dra. Cruz: Hi, good afternoon! Please take a seat.
Me: Good afternoon po. (nervous like ‘cause it’s my first)
D: How old are you Alaine?
D: So when was your last menstruation?
M: Uhm, November 2012.
D: So you’re delayed already.
M: Actually that’s the reason why I’m here. I’ve been so irregular with my mens.
D: Do you had sexual contact? When?
awkward questionM: No ma’am.
D: Are you still a virgin?
M: YES! (with that BIG smile on my face) :D
D: Oh really? That’s very good. It seems unlikely nowadays. You’re 21 and still you’re a virgin. (instructed me to do something for the test)
censored! :pD: Where do you work?
M: Accenture po.
D: Wow. Amazes me even better. You work in that kind of environment. Good thing you do not let people there influence you.
(Call centers really have a bad impression on people nowadays. They thought that people who work there are like wasting and throwing all the knowledge acquired in studying. Which I agree having been working there. But on the other hand it’s great stepping stone.)
yes I gave her another big smileD: Okay were done. Just to tell you. I’m very proud of knowing there are still someone like you who have kept your virginity up to that age.
M: another smile for her and I also expressed my gratitude.(and I was thinking. Surely I’ll keep this until I’m married)
..and the rest was history..
At the back of my mind I was thinking, really the world is getting worse. We should always keep the faith so that we won’t get drowned by the things that the world is offering us.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
I am very thankful that the Lord has always secured me. There are times we got tempted by evil doings but He is merciful enough to save me whenever I ask Him. and He never fails!
If anyone of you is reading this and is not “pure” physically anymore. I don’t mean to insult you, upset you or frustrate you even more. I suggest you seek help from a mentor/pastor or someone you can trust, esp. if you’re a Christian(w/c means when you believe in Christ as your Saviour, you’re already one). There’s still HOPE! You may not be able to physically turn things back but sure thing is you can be healed by the Lord so that your heart will be pure again.
but this is not an excuse to engage into something that you’ll regret for the rest of your life. Just trust Him. It would be a long process of healing but you’ll be healed definitely in His name. :)
*you can read another insight about this here.
God bless everyone! :)
“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.” (Ephesians 6:13, NLT)
God has fully equipped you today with everything you need to stand strong in the midst of any battle you may be facing. He’s provided His full armor to protect your heart and mind, and empower you for victory! Ephesians 6:14–17 tells us about God’s spiritual armor — He’s given us the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith which stops the fiery darts of the enemy, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. You put on the armor by receiving the truth of His righteousness, peace, and salvation through His Word. When you do this, you are fully protected to resist the enemy and stand firm.
Remember, your battle is not against flesh and blood. People aren’t the enemy. Your adversary is the devil. The good news is that God holds victory in store for the upright! As you put on His armor by faith you will be positioned to receive His victory all the days of your life!
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Then he touched their eyes and said, ‘According to your faith will it be done to you
(Matthew 9:29, NIV.)
A recent study showed that 90% of people believe in the power of prayer. People typically pray over their food, their kids, or they ask God for wisdom, strength and health. But oftentimes, people pray what I call “get by” prayers. They pray, “God, help me get by this year. God, help me endure this sickness. God, keep my child out of trouble.” There’s nothing wrong with that, but don’t limit what God can do. If you ask small, you’re going to receive small. But when you learn the Word, your faith grows, your confidence grows, and you’ll learn to pray bold prayers that honor God!
Instead of praying, “God, help me pay my bills,” pray, “God, help me pay my bills and have plenty left over so I can be a blessing to someone else.” Instead of praying, “God, keep my child out of trouble,” pray, “God, let my child become a leader and fulfill his destiny.” Instead of praying, “God, help me endure this sickness,” pray a bold prayer, “Father, I want to thank You that I’m coming through this sickness better off than I was before!” As you continue studying His Word, your faith will grow. You will know Him more, and you’ll be empowered by your union with Him to pray bold prayers and see those prayers come to pass!