Questions to God

Questions to God

Why doesn’t a person get satisfied with life even the abundance of blessings he/she gets?

Why do people especially those who are close to us, hurt us?

Why can a person get a bit bi-polar at times when asked about their personal struggles?

They say it’s okay, when really it’s not.

Maybe, we just need someone to really understand us. We ask a couple of dinner dates, lunch dates, anything with our favorite food, movies or places, just to be able to relate our sorrows, our joy, our piece of being to other people, but why is it so hard to relate to you?

Maybe, we’re too caught up with our own lives, that we forget about you. Truly, we forget to whom our lives belong to. 

Why do we forget what we love the most, and look to the things that need to be done? Why do we keep working at being good every single day, when you are the only thing that is ever really good in all God’s creation?

Why so you long to be close to us everyday, when we are so busy with a lot of things. 

Why is it we grow tired, we become weary, and turn away from you, but you come back to us every morning? Every nightfall?

God, there’s nothing we can’t do, but stick to you. That’s the only thing that will be left of us as we go through everyday. You first love us, you never left us, if that’s the only thing that’s left, so let it be so, because we have all in all. Greater than what we previously got. 

The Ministry of Commitment

The Ministry of Commitment

“So now finish doing what is well, so that your readiness in desiring it maybe matched by your completing it out of what you have. For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable to what the person has, and not according to what he does not have.” 2 Corinthians 7:11, ESV

The “YES” word is like a controversy nowadays because it seems like there’s an expiry date or extra strings attached to it if you know what I mean.

By saying YES you open doors to new relationships whether work, personal or public; it could make or break you. I’m sure there are some bad decisions we made, and a lot of it sprang not from saying YES, but failing to do our YES consistently.

A lot could cause our commitment to back fire or dwindle down. One is relying on our own strength. 

Our human nature is to believe in ourselves, trust our instincts, but these are just lies from the enemy. 

Jesus is the source of life, the living water in which we draw our strength from. Through the Holy Spirit at work in us, God is able to do what humans believe is impossible to do. 

Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Two is lack of equipping one’s self with God’s Word. If you’re going to conquer your day, start it with arming yourself with God’s Word. Start a habit of reading your Bible and lingering on God’s Word day and night. As for me, I always recommend the wee hours of night, when everyone is asleep and it’s just me and the Lord. Hard to do if you’re sharing a room though. 🙂 I know some people pray loud, that’s just their way of talking to God, whatever ways God talks to you, listen to it throughout the day, and you’ll far exceed spending an hour of devotional. Totally an awesome and free feeling to just surrender everything to Him and trust in his obedience. God wants to talk to you, give you his unlimited power, He’s open to repairing your weaknesses; show Him you’re serious in getting right with Him. Listen to Him by reading His Word and Obeying Him and trusting in His plan for you, wherever He has placed you right now. It is His blessing just for you.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” 1 John 10:27-28, ESV

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Romans 13:14

Three is compromising. At times we think it’s normal like stealing internet connection by getting the password without the owner’s consent. Compromising could even be exalting any thought or task higher than God and his commandments. 

Most importantly, commitment is not waiting for a sign from God or waiting to be blessed abundantly in order to give more. God already fulfilled an abundant life for me, for you and everyone around us —-eternal life which begins in having that vow to live for Christ. It all began with a YES to accept Christ as our Lord and Savior. Maybe you can’t explain how Jesus just started to work through your life, but He did through His Holy Spirit which is know at work in us, and continues to be. Don’t grieve the spirit but sinning, overcome temptations, ask God’s strength, feed yourself with daily bread which is His Word, do His commandments with sincerity. Whatever you have, whatever you’re going through, give it to God, offer it to Him, and you will find true satisfaction in Christ.

“My heart is restless until it rests in You.” – St. Augustine

Why I Value My Parents’ Marriage

Why I Value My Parents’ Marriage

The pain was hard to bear that I wished they would just split, but it was part of God’s perfect plan.

I could think plenty of reasons why my parents are not compatible, and name countless experiences that made me discouraged on the value of marriage, just seeing my parents fight at each other and point fingers at each other, but as they say, it’s normal, and it’s a matter of whether you can endure it for long or you stop being married because the love is gone. What a total opposite of geniune love!

When the two decide to get married, they made a vow in front of the Lord and in front of witnesses that they’d love for better or for worse, in sickness, and in health… they married each other’s problems past, present and future, with the hope that their love will last forever! Then, all because of a trial, all because of a fight or a flaw in one another, the commitment becomes a grudging obligation, a rot to the bones, a great regret!

When you say yes to something, you forever live up to the decision, but some of us take it back so easily like “returning a child to its womb” something that excites us, something we value so much, yet we couldn’t take good care of the blessing that we try so hard to return to its original state, yet it’s so hard to bring it back to the way it was. Everything is just messed up!

How can I say things are going well when they aren’t? How can I say God is in control when you see things out of control? One thing He said, “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10, NLT

“For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:7-8, ESV

How can you be still in a world bombarded with schedules? How can you survive another day? But the better question would be, “What better use will I be for you Oh Lord for such a time as this?” 

When I realized, my parents are still there, fighting—not against themselves, but for their commitment to work, in their weaknesses, they were able to love, love us, by choosing to be with us, my parents have not encountered Christ personally, maybe, that’s just what I think, but choosing to be with us over clearing themselves of parenthood responsibilities, that is love in itself, but it can only be manifested, when Christ is at the center of every relationship,  then the relationship would be fruitful and worth going through. 

He’s not yet done with me, he has put me where I am now to be a light to my parent’s marriage, true enough, God works for my good, and I only need to be still, know my place in His will for me by trusting and obeying Him always.

Living Life Better

Living Life Better

Wherever we are, indeed God gives rest, gives peace to those who put his trust on him, and those who make His priority their own priority will never be in lack in strength, courage and provision. 

Our strength comes from the Lord, our blessings come from him, we are able to love because of the one who loved us.

So many of us seek to be loved in the wrong places and wrong timing. We create relationships instead of nurturing ones we already have. Look around you, we have been blessed with work — a job were we can earn and have an opportunity to supply ourselves and our family, an opportunity to grow, to learn and take on higher ground, a family, biological or not, they give us better meaning in life, not all families are made the same, not all relationships are fruitful, but we can choose to rise up from our situation. 

Life does not guarantee a pain-free experience, we cannot escape pain but we can choose to live every single day better and stronger, and there’s really no other way but to hear and heed to God’s word day and night. 

Joshua 1:8, ESV “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”

Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”

Forgetting the Ugly Truth and Pressing On to the New Truth

Forgetting the Ugly Truth and Pressing On to the New Truth

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. Only let us hold true to what we have attained. Philippians 3:13-16, ESV

It’s hard to erase how you made people feel in the past whether its good or bad, but mostly it’s the bad memories that old peers identify you with. This shouldn’t worry you because they’re not really friends, but if this still bothers you at all, then something in you needs to change.

We can choose to live by the label people perceive us to be or forget what they say and put on a new identity that is a Christ-like self. 

Easier said than done. Admittedly, I also have a problem with old peers in school from grade school to college who have hurt me in some way, and I would associate them as “bully” or “mean” when I was a child, which is a sign of immaturity that I carried by default every time I see the person.  Similar to this situation, I believe most Christians have a difficult time putting on Christ because they are preoccupied with the ugly past whether consciously or unconsciously. I wouldn’t blame it on ourselves though, because it is only by the grace of God that we surrender these hurt daily to God until we arrive at a point of maturity which I would say could only be achieved once we are with Christ, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore our calling to be like Christ every single day. Yup, this is our calling. We were created in the image and likeness of God, but sin separated us temporarily from God, yet God made a way for us to go back to him, and He did that by showing us perfect love — sending His only son, Jesus to serve us by wiping out our sin once and for all through the shedding of his blood. What great love!

Most Christians desire Him more, most pray for hunger for His purpose and a teachable spirit, but we cannot obtain this unless we decide to do what’s right in His eyes every single day, and this pattern is something that develops our maturity as Christians.

Forgetting What Lies Behind

Are you ready to let go of the past? Are you willing to give up all you have for Jesus? Really?

Straining Forward to What Lies Ahead

Are you ready to commit to the Lord all your work? 

Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established.”

Press On Toward the Goal

Will you continue to run with endurance with Jesus in all kinds of temptation, failure, misunderstanding, disappointments, pain, grief, happiness & abundance that you will face in life? 

Will you hold on to the new truth?

2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”

Continue the race for the eternal prize, a new life with Jesus with zero suffering and full of love and abundance of his glorious riches. 

Overwhelmed by His Love

Overwhelmed by His Love

It’s a different thing to be overwhelmed with blessings and to be overwhelmed by His love.

We seek out a lot of things in our lifetime that can be too hard to attain because we believe too much in our own strength. Too many times, the only thing getting behind our purpose is our own plan to succeed, to prosper and to manage what we have with something that isn’t for us to keep. It could be abilities, strengths, relationships, aspirations and finances. What if God asked you to surrender those? Do you truly believe that everything belongs to God and He will take care of you?

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5: 6 – 7, NKJV

I remember my last job interview at an aviation industry, they were looking for a digital manager who can oversee different websites and the branding manager asked me, “Why did you leave your previous employer?” I then answered, “I left because I had too much work to do even on weekends.”

She went on asking, “aren’t you paid overtime?” And I answered her a slightly different answer which made her laugh.

Then finally she dropped the highlight question, “How do you handle pressure?”

I said, “I pray because there are some things you can’t control, so for things beyond your control, leave it to God.”

At that time, it felt like I was ministering to her when in fact I was ministering to myself. At work I was taught to believe in myself, but then I realized, I couldn’t even trust my own mind, my heart, my decisions,  in everything, it must always begin and end with Jesus. 

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.” Proverbs 10:22, NKJV

Even as we suffer for things we strive to do, His great blessing is with us, Himself. His sacrificial love that made a way for us to know Him. I’m sure He is knocking on your heart right now to anyone who reads this. Maybe you are just scrolling through fb and can’t sleep, maybe you need terribly need someone to listen to you or maybe you just can’t rest from all the voices shouting into your mind. Tell you what, listen to onesoft  voice whispering in your heart, he is Jesus, Son of the living God who came down from heaven in order that you may receive freedom, freedom from the cares of this world, freedom to run after His will for you. God formed you, he knew exactly what to do with you, but because of sin, we became blemished in the eyes of a loving God, but His love never gave up on us that he sent His one and only son Jesus to die for us, so that by the shedding of His blood, He may claim victory over our sins once and for all! He is the love that casts out all fear, that is fear of death, fear of failure, fear of regret, all kinds of fear that we have in our hearts, therefore believe and be liberated from your bondage. God is with you, who can be against you?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, NKJV

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1, NKJV

No matter what suffering besets us, we have overcome it through Christ Jesus who overcome death on the cross and has risen and seated at God’s right hand.

Let’s strive for the kind of rest Jesus received from the Lord by submitting ourselves to a life pleasing unto Him. 



“Let your heart hold hold fast to my words, keep my commandments and live.” Proverbs 4:4

 “Suddenly, I woke from a bad dream.” This was how I clearly describe situations that I just let go and let God be in control. 

Nightmares will always haunt us when we ponder more about it, feed it with our fears. I don’t claim to be the person free of fear, because it was programmed in us whenever we disobeyed, whenever our hearts do not agree with our mind, a case called neurosis.

What could have Adam and Eve felt when God spoke to them of their disobedience? Shamed and afraid for sure.

Their minds must have been playing with them and negative connotions like “We are done for!” or “this is all your fault!” Must have crossed their minds.

Let’s put the story in a different pace. What if Eve waited for God to arrive before deciding to eat the apple herself? That could have spared both of them. Then again, we can’t put the blame on the first human beings on earth for creating such chaos today, we have to make the right choice to press forward and set things right with God. Yes, WITH HIM. We can’t ever do it without him, we are nothing without him, we have to WAIT ON HIS GOOD PLANS FOR US. 

“Wait for” and “Wait On” are two different things. If you say wait for someone, that’s just letting the person pass by you, so you get to go with that person. Waiting On is holding on to what’s good, pure and lovely for you. Philippians 4:8-9, NKJV says, “whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” God is with you all the time when you meditate on His good Word, and act on it. We seem to get a grasp of His Word and forget so easily when pain, struggles and disappointments or even desires and satisfaction beset us. This reveals how much of a hypocrite we are when we already know what God is, what His son Jesus did for us in the cross and what He can do for us, and still forget, doubt or worse, turn away from His commands.

Yet in our rebellion, he still finds a way to run to us, to embrace us just like what He did for Adam and Eve and their offspring including us. He gave us grace, forgiveness, abundance of eternal life even when we didn’t deserve it! What love would be so reckless and at the same time so complete that there is just peace in our hearts?!

God is love. God forgives. God saves. He indeed ran to us and embraced us despite of our shortcomings. What could fill your heart with joy even more? It is only through the love of God that we are saved and granted entrance to his Kingdom. 

Wait on Him, keep His commandments and live! Stay in His protection, A new heaven filled with bliss is coming down to earth and those who trust Him will inherit this.

Share the Word with love. Keep doing what’s right in His eyes while we wait on His promise.