Monday, December 7, 2009

I would want...
a heart after God like David;
a faith like Abrahan;
zeal and persistence like Paul;
wisdon just as Solomon have asked;
to be prayerful like Daniel;
obedience like Noah...
..then, i need not worry about riches of this world!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

almost Christmas....

I was in my late 20's when i fully grasped the whole idea of what Christmas truly is. It wasn't the gifts nor the money, but the birth of Jesus Christ, the DAY that "my" Savior was born. It was humbling for me because at that point, the value of material gifts, or money, all of a sudden got ranked down. Those were the years when being "Born again" gave it a very meaningful realization to my life.
Year 2009, seemed a year where all over the world, all fo a sudden, is in shambles. The realty business was awful, i have many friends that lost their home and we ourselves are in a predicament too. Through prayers, am learning how to put my utmost dependence on our Lord Jesus because this is just beyond us...Putting my hope and asking God daily to calm my fears and doubts. That everyday given to me is enough blessing and that I must learn how to be consumed by His presence in my life. It does not feel that way everyday, but the least I can do, is to be thankful that the Holy Spirit makes me conscious that I should and put in a little bit more effort to do so...walk the talk, as they say.
This Christmas time, it may not be all about gifts in my household, but more of the love of family, time we can share, prayers we can lift up and faith that we intend to keep. As the Korean drama characters says, "Fighting!!", but in finality is God's word in Philippians 1:6,
"being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you (that's us) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." I say "Amen".

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We were in Benicia, in Jules and Tim's home and when asked what we were thankful for, Mom managed to bring tears to our eyes in what she shared. She said that she is thankful that she is quite over the physical pain of her recent accident which she thought would never end.
During the hospital/rehab days, i knew she was in pain, in every area of her life, i'm sure. However, hearing her confess it, it must have been really physically painful, the ordeal she had to go through, and still, she declared God's faithfulness to her. Now, that's thanksgiving from the heart. Nowadays, she is more mobile, no more walker, but just a cane, and top it all, now rolling lumpias but on a minimal quantity still. The "Shanghai Queen" is back!!
So family, relatives and church, thank you all for lifting her up in prayers. I knew deep inside me, it's the prayers of the faithful that helped her go through her sufferings, ordeal and pain, and we can truly declare, our GOD is the God that heals, who is forever faithful.

Monday, November 30, 2009

hello world...

happy thanksgiving!