Wednesday, March 28, 2012

God's Love in the Fridge

I am going through something tough right now. Just a few minutes after I said to a friend that I know that God is with me in this, something happened that made me feel like I needed more God-breathed air to survive. I was thinking and crying hard to God yesterday, asking Him why, why not, how, what will happen...But He kept still and just listened to my rants. I didn't get the answers then but I know that God was listening to me.

Then last night during my prayer time, God finally spoke to my heart. I read my devotional (261) and the story was really close to my situation. I opened my Twitter account and read a tweet (262) that seemed like an instruction from God. Then this morning, I read my Bible and the verses (263) struck me again. In the comfort room, while doing "it" I also read a book (264) and got God's message from it. Then I watched a daily inspirational video (265), and wisdom captured my heart. Natawa na nga lang ako after watching the video, sabi ko kay God, "Para ka pa lang refrigerator. We just have to open ourselves to you and you will give us whatever we need." God will  not make us spiritually healthy instantly when we pray, but He will give us "food" to chew on, digest, and turn into something that will make us stronger and wiser.

Now I am at peace that something good will come out of this situation. I know that the Lord is with me on this and He knows the best way out of this (at may baon pa siyang sandwich).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Die and then live.*

256. 1st time to experience Pabasa with Totskie's family and relatives

257. Sponsors. God!!!:D

258. No emails/calls from bosses this weekend

259. Sunday mass/weekly retreat

260. Inflatable swimming pool for my nieces (and me)

*I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains. Whoever loves his own life will lose it; whoever hates his own life in this world will keep it for life eternal. Whoever wants to serve me must follow me, so that my servant will be with me where I am. And my Father will honor anyone who serves me. -John 12:23-33

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Look again.

251. God's message for me from this video.

252. Fei-fei has been a good girl this weekend. Well, "Most Industrious" kaya siya sa class this year!

253. Saturday sipag mode.

254. Totskie's hugs.

255. Ching's super good news

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Heed the Doctor

Finally found time to visit the doctor yesterday for a checkup (246). Tests showed that I've got UTI aside from the colds and cough. So today, I'm on sick leave (247), 2nd time this week coz I was also absent last Monday due to fever. I had to go to the office last Tuesday and Wednesday because of scheduled meetings I could not miss. I sent an email to my bosses this morning and this is what one of them said: Heed the doctor (248).

So here I am now in my room, still in pajamas, covered in sheets, and planning to take another nap after this blog post. Gratefulness embraces my heart. Thank you God for another rest day. Thank you God for more sleep (249). Thank you God coz I've got more time to heed the Healer (250). I know He has a lot to say.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

There's so much to be thankful for


I turned my speakers on, chose a song to listen to, and started to pray. Then I heard this song for the first time. The lyrics are so true to me right at this very moment. I have so much to be thankful for our Phuket trip.

Before this trip, I had to accomplish so many things. I've submitted most of them but there were also some that I could not fit into my schedule. And so I left them unfinished 'coz I know I cannot handle all the work assigned to me. I thank God that until today, our chair has not sent me an email regarding my unfinished reports.

Yesterday we had our fellowship night at Fantasea. The place, food, and the cultural show were all awesome except I was having dymenorrhea, I had to finish my presentation, and arrived the hotel at 12am. When I arrived the hotel, I felt the Lord telling me to just rest and finish my presentation in the morning. So that's what I did. And everything worked well as planned by Him.

I was not very confident with my presentation because I was not able to practice. But because God shared me his power and knowledge, I had a good presentation. Three participants approached me after my talk to commend my presentation. My boss said, "Very good! Very good!"

And now, we have no big task for the half-day activity for tomorrow. I am now enjoying the beauty of Phuket City, with our hotel room curtains opened, listening to Chris Tomlin, and talking to my God.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

There's always sunshine for tomorrow.

236. woke up early (2am) to prepare for my trip to Phuket

237. 11 long hours of trip from LB to Phuket City (w/ perks and views included)

238. seeing our friends/office mates from other countries

239. authentic Thai food for dinner (with lots of spices and laughs)

240. talking with these two kiddos made my day

Thanks for the FB video call

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Every place is our ministry.

231. Mahar handled our household meeting tonight because I could not attend.

232. Boss asked for our updated CVs. I dunno why but I have a positive feeling about it.:D

233. Serving God through my workplace.

234. Nahuli na ang isa sa mga suspek ng pagkamatay ni Ray.

235. Sleep before working. Better than not sleeping at all. :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.*

221. Weird and funny dreams. :)

222. Waking up early with a fresh mind.

223. Totskie delivered pandesal early this morning (as requested by Momsi)

224. And he also cooked Batangas Bulalo for my lunch/dinner

Chef Leonard's Batangas Bulalo is sooo yummy!!!

225. Beating my deadline! Yes!!! Moved my lunchdate and skipped lunch to finish as report to be presented  in our meeting. Thank God I was able to answer all the questions of my boss.

226. Praying with Totskie.:)

227. Per Diem for Phuket.

228. Fun-filled office meetings. I had two for today. Another two for tomorrow.

229. God's protection for my loved ones.

230. We're adding two more in the office!:)

*Isaiah 25:1

Monday, March 5, 2012

Blameless before the LORD.

216. REST.

217. Courage to admit my mistake.

218. Mga biglaang gala with my Mom. We ate dinner at Mio Cucina last Friday. Then shopped at the Super Sale Bazaar. Pwede na ulit magtrabaho. :)

219. Pajama night with Alika. Tita-Mommy mode for one night. Gave her a bath (7pm), meme to sleep (8:30pm), painom gamot (12am), play (1am), timpla milk (3am), Alika hugged me (4am), wake up (6am), cook breakfast (7am).

220. Medicines.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Take ALL of Me.

Sabi ko di ako iiyak this year while I'm doing the media monitoring. Pero kaninang umaga, naiyak na ako. Nilalagnat ako pagkagising ko but I had to be in front of the laptop to answer e-mails from my bosses and do the tasks they were asking me to do, which was on top of finishing my articles. Naiyak na talaga ako and I poured out my heart to God. Ayoko na.

But of course I had to continue working because of my deadlines. Then I remembered a song that I learned from Teacher Jean with lyrics: TAKE ALL OF ME. That was all that I can remember. So the whole day I was singing that single line. God, TAKE ALL OF ME.

211. one more week for daily media monitoring

212. first Friday mass

213. Fr. Thor: Share salt with one another. Salt=love. <3

214. Clem. It's so comforting to have an officemate/friend who knows where you are coming from.

215. Vitamin C (and Vit Comfort from God)