Mug for a Change

Mug for a Change

So you’re sitting there, thinking of having a cup of coffee in a rainy, gloomy day, but you don’t have the budget to go to Starbucks… and constantly Starbucks or any other coffee bought outside drains your budget.

Why not have a mug for a change?

You’re thinking, yeah I have plenty of mugs, but hey this isn’t just you’re ordinary mug. It’s a black mug that reveals encouragement for you and it’s from God! It turns to white.

So why not save your budget for this cool mug. It’s only P300.00 🙂 Or give it out to a friend. It will be a cool encouraging gift!

Just order here and splash hot coffee mix or any hot drink in it. Be the first one to order because stocks are very limited.

 

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Love With A Purpose

Love With A Purpose

In our constant struggle to be happy and satisfied with our relationships, career and business, we tend to overlook the reason why we live. not Y.O.L.O., but we live for a purpose, Christ’s purpose.

“To live is Christ, to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

In order to follow him, our self-desires must die, so he can take over.

He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

To some it may require much or they may feel limited, but it actually is a gift of freedom because you get to discover the truth of God’s Word, his design for you. You were made in his image and likeness.

God made us and despite sinning against Him, he sent out His only Son, Jesus, as payment for all our sins. He loved his son, but he loved us even more that he gave up His son for us.

Sin or what we call our fleshly desires, separates us from God, but by the blood of Jesus Christ, we are reunited with Him once again. We are now His new creation. Our former self have passed away.

 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

What great love he had for us. And us Christians, we are to share his gift of love (the greatest word to describe it) to others who do not know him. We want to share this faith in Christ that sets us free from sin.

As God himself is love, we were made to love with a purpose.

 

 

 

 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH A SERIES OF WRONGSjust to find what's right for you.get right with god.Have you heard of Hillsong United’s “Even When It Hurts” song? i feel connected to the song most especially in the line that says, “Even when it makes no sense to sing, louder than I’ll sing your praise.”

At some point in your life where you feel down, and your heart is to heavy to worship, just remember that that’s the time you need to raise your voice unto him louder because whatever you are going through, he is on top of it all. He knows you’re hurting, but right at that moment you need to lay your hurts aside and focus on Him. There is no problem to great for him to solve. He’s far bigger than any burden you carry.

Purposeful Pains

Purposeful Pains

I was at a wake, one of the most painful events to be in. It was my grandma’s wake although I did not knew much about her. My dad introduced me to some relatives that again, I couldn’t recognize. We only meet on a rare occasion like this one except for those who live near us.

I made an effort to talk to my other grandma after my dad insisted that we met her just recently. I introduced myself as she could not recall, she reckoned that I was still a student, but I told her I was already working.

She began telling me of her story as a student after a few introductions.

Life was hard for them. Her brother only finished elementary school. he had to work to get money; he didn’t continue his studies because to him “working would provide food and pay off the bills rather than going to school and failing”, and he was failing most of the time.

I was then thinking how my parents had to go through all borrowing money and working long hours and trying to sell real estate just for me to continue and finish in a private school.

“It’s really like that, we all have to endure, it’s temporary and it’ll pay off soon like how I got to a decent job after my parent’s hard work and my determination to finish schooling,” I told grandma.

I don’t suggest that my grandfather was wrong in choosing to work for his family over his studies. It was pretty heroic of him actually. I know I couldn’t do that.

It had me thinking, we all experience pain, and most of us expect a reward ahead of it, and that is the reason why we work hard and do our best, but are those pains leading to a purpose? Are they really worth it?

It doesn’t have to be leading to your purpose, like in my grandfather’s case, it was an act of sacrifice, giving up his future for his family. Can we really do that? that was really selfless of him.

We rant of the simple things we don’t have that others do, dream of what they have, when in fact we have everything given by our Father who has continued to persevere in us.

At times we suggest ways to the Lord how to make our lives better; we quit in the middle of a challenge and make shortcuts; when his true purpose is to make you stronger, better. You are appointed by God with His purpose for your life.

In 2 Corinthians 12: 1-10, it talks about the apostle Paul’s thorns in fulfilling God’s purpose for his life and how God’s amazing grace helped him, Peter said:

This boasting will do no good, but I must go on. I will reluctantly tell about visions and revelations from the Lord. I was caught up to the third heaven fourteen years ago. Whether I was in my body or out of my body, I don’t know—only God knows. Yes, only God knows whether I was in my body or outside my body. But I do know that I was caught up to paradise and heard things so astounding that they cannot be expressed in words, things no human is allowed to tell.

That experience is worth boasting about, but I’m not going to do it. I will boast only about my weaknesses. If I wanted to boast, I would be no fool in doing so, because I would be telling the truth. But I won’t do it, because I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message, even though I have received such wonderful revelations from God. So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud.

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said,

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”

So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ.

For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

Will you choose to fulfill his purpose no matter how hard?

 

 

 

Well of Dreams

Well of Dreams

Being young and thinking of my dreams

seems like a deep well.

You have to go lower

to draw water

in order for you

to obtain your purpose.

 

As I lower the bucket even more,

The fear of sinking it at the bottom

and not drawing water at all would

overwhelm me.

I paused to think

of something that would help.

I realized, I wasn’t alone.

 

My Father was there.

Encouraged me to lower the bucket deeper

then I felt the bucket become full of water.

I pulled it up, it was heavy!

But my Father helped me bring it up.

My hands were shaking from the force it took

to spring up the well, but I was glad to have

depended on my father.

 

So what did I need the water for?

It was so I could use it for washing myself.

Then I saw this child pass by.

my Father looked at me.

The child was thirsty, and I thought

it was pretty selfish of  me not to give him.

So I gave it to the child even if it meant

defeating the whole purpose of why I drew

water from the well.

Me and my Father can always draw water again.

It didn’t mean much losing that bucket of water…

 

Have you ever had an experience similar to this?

Have you worked so hard for your well of dreams

only to realize in the end that it didn’t matter much

at all?

The Father in the story refers to our God in Heaven,

He gives us the strength to follow our dreams.

 

Isaiah 41:10  fear not, for I am with you;  be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you,  I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

Even in the pains and joy of achieving our dreams, He is there.

We just need to allow Him to take over and trust in His promise for us.

 

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

At times when you’ve fought hard for your dreams, your perspective begins to change.

The more you get help from The Father, the more you are strengthened and free.

It may be that even the frustration of making your long-term dream come true

can bind you. Allow Christ to take care of that.

He will take out the desires that keep you stuck and He will fill you up with His grace

so you can live a new life, a life full of blessing and peace.

He does not only call you to enjoy His blessings and peace, but to give it to others who need it most as well. (It could be your friends, work mates or members of your family who need God’s grace the most. Share Christ to them.)

Just like when the bucket of water was given to the thirsty child, share the love you received from Christ to others who need it. 🙂