Sunday, August 31, 2014

Devotion #190: Why is God seems to be the last resort?

READING: Isaiah 50 - Israel's Sin and the Servant's Obedience

REMA:

Isaiah 50:2New International Version (NIV)

When I came, why was there no one?
    When I called, why was there no one to answer?
Was my arm too short to deliver you?
    Do I lack the strength to rescue you?
By a mere rebuke I dry up the sea,
    I turn rivers into a desert;
their fish rot for lack of water
    and die of thirst.

REFLECTION:

When we face different kinds of challenges, Why is God seems to be the last resort?
Why do we rely on our own strength? Our own understanding?
When all plans and options fail, that's the only time we SERIOUSLY seek God.
Why is HE not the first option?

We grow in a very religious country where we are taught to pray, attend mass and do good at all times. No questions about it. Filipinos are organically religious by birth. But  why do statistics shows that we, at some point are not living our country slogan "It's more fun in the Philippines". Many Filipinos are getting depressed and loosing hope.  According to an article:

Incidentally, the country also “has the highest incidence of depression in Southeast Asia, according to the Department of Health (DOH).” 2011 data from the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that “the Philippines has the highest incidence of depression in Southeast Asia with 93 suicides for every 100,000 Filipinos.”

full article here:

These are some thoughts for me is the answer Why God seems to be the last option?
  1. We are prideful by nature. - We want to do things our way. We want to boast and get full credit of something/anything that we do, especially if it turns out right.
    Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence.
    In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
  2.  We think God's way is too complicated. 
    • Too good; too serious - makes us to appear to our friends/family or to anyone who knew us that we are being HOLY.
    • Boring; no excitement
    • Long process - we want things to happen in an instant.
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

      3. We are of the world.
    • People pleaser
    • Sinful
    • We love to be in the dark
those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.


In all of our transgressions, trials, pains and problems, God should be the first to run to.
Family is good. Seeking friend's advise can be healthy. But God should be on top. First in mind. First in everything.

Hard? Can be. But all will surely be well for those who trusts God.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Proverbs 3:5-6 [Full Chapter]

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

A Blessed week to all.

Jhan

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Just saying...

Oh, It's been six months since I write something in this space.

Just want to say



Jhan

Saturday, February 8, 2014

QT Movie Date: Because February spells L.O.V.E

Lately, It's been a challenge for A and I to go out, just the two of us basically because, we do not have someone to look after our toddler.

So whenever we got that rare chance, we make sure, we will spent our day out to the max. hahaha
Last Feb. 1, we attended our church's event entitled NEXT in the morning until 1PM.
It was so fun and inspiring especially to upcoming leaders like me. (Yey!)

Got this lovely tokens.
Felt so much privilege to be given a copy of Pastor Steve Murell since this book is only available in USA.
He is such a generous man. Thanks a lot Ptr. Steve!!!

Lovely tokens from Victory Fort. Photo grabbed from a dear friend, Minoll

After the event, we immediately went to the nearest mall since we know for a fact that going somewhere else will just stuck us in traffic and will be a waste of time. :-)



Had a quick lunch at NYFD and straight to the cinema.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Devotion 2014_028 : Why compromise NOT?

READING: Mark 15: 6-15; Pilate Hands Jesus Over to be Crucified

MY REMA:
Mark 15:15 (NIV) - Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

MY REFLECTION:

Allow me to highlight the phrase:  Wanting to satisfy the crowd

How many time have I entered into compromise? Honestly, I couldn't count nor remember anymore. Many times or oftentimes, it was something I did that leads me to a more difficult situation or sometimes, I find it hard to get out from.

I once heard from a Pastor, Dr. Greg Mitchell during Fearless Parenting Seminar we've attended, and he said "Today's solution is tomorrow's problem."

Why?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

New Chapter

This is my attempt to come back to blogging my thoughts out. (Good luck to me..hahaha). To my readers, allow me to update you....(another hahaha...as if my readers...pagpasensyahan nyo na ako...feelingera din pag may time..hehehe)

Ok, remember this post? A and I have decided to be more serious about our business venture in baking. It has been 2 months now that I am officially out of the corporate world. Yes, you read it right. I resigned from my work in Fujitsu and is now a trying-struggling-but-happy-and-contented SAHM/SAHM (Stay At Home Mom/Wife). I enjoyed each day that I do not need to dread Mondays and hate Fridays...(I guess, you all know what I mean by this.)

I am happy and proud to share with you guys that I feel, actually we are really blessed by God and giving us another source of income out of baking. HHmmmm, we can not officially call ourselves entrepreneurs yet since we are not done with all the legal papers that need to be in placed for our business to be registered.
For now, we are doing purely home baking.

God has graced us with constant orders and regular buyers of our baked products. (cookies, cupcakes, wheat bread, etc...I will share what we bake & sell in another post ok lang?)

I will admit that my regular monthly income is still not at par from what we are getting out of baking...but time well spent with my son and A is immeasurable and incomparable...These are the things that money can not buy. (I am one blessed woman! ^__^)

For the past 2 months, I thought I would have ample time to spend for myself...but I was completely wrong. I am still out almost everyday...one busy mom-wife...yes! I was even astounded to realize that being a SAHM/SAHW really takes more of your Me-Time...I find it hard to go on-line, check FB and going back to blogging has been a brawl with myself. hahaha.

But before I write senseless blah blahs...(I hope I am not wasting your time reading this)...allow me to share the name of our business.

I am well pleased to introduce:


It was my brother who gave the name to our business. Why 3yalicious?

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