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29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Proverbs 4:29-31, NIV

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Most Perfect Timing


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A Time for Everything

3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  New International Version (NIV)

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2012 Onwards: Exceptional Year :D


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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

because the Lord has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

a planting of the Lord

for the display of his splendor.

4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins

and restore the places long devastated;

they will renew the ruined cities

that have been devastated for generations.

5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;

foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,

you will be named ministers of our God.

You will feed on the wealth of nations,

and in their riches you will boast.

7 Instead of your shame

you will receive a double portion,

and instead of disgrace

you will rejoice in your inheritance.

And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,

and everlasting joy will be yours.

8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;

I hate robbery and wrongdoing.

In my faithfulness I will reward my people

and make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 Their descendants will be known among the nations

and their offspring among the peoples.

All who see them will acknowledge

that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

10 I delight greatly in the Lord;

my soul rejoices in my God.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation

and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,

as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,

and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up

and a garden causes seeds to grow,

so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness

and praise spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 61

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God’s Habit


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What will you feel if a company is requesting you to give them a copy of your work? That’s a WOW! Let me tell you what. Surprisingly, this afternoon, someone asked me if I can give them a copy of a graphic design I made.

So here’s the story why I made that design. Someone special asked me to make a design for his super cute and sweet niece,  who just turned 3 years old this year. It’s actually a tarpaulin design. And I was like, hey! are you sure you want me to do this? Do you really trust me that much? I think, this guy knows me better than I know myself. Maybe. In some cases.

This special someone is my suitor right now, and I told him that he cannot read this post this year. I’m actually testing his patience. Let’s see what will happen. So my deal is this. If he will read this post this year, it’s a “NO”. But if he will not, and if he is patient enough to wait until next year, it’s a “BIG YES”. True love waits. Agree? =)

And if he passed.

I’m giving him my permission to read these verses.

“I have found the one my soul loves”

Song of Solomon 3:4 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

Genesis 2:18 New International Version (NIV)

“Two are better than one,

because they have a good return for their labor:”

Ecclesiastes 4:9 New International Version (NIV)

Alright. Going back. With all his encouraging words and persuasion (haha! PEACE yo) I decided to do it. So there you go, I designed a birthday tarpaulin for his super cute and sweet niece.

Here’s the catch! Before I sit down in front of COOLee (my laptop), I patiently ask for wisdom. Wisdom from above, wisdom that will make the design/project possible. Actually, I’m a “not so good” graphic designer. But every time I sit down and open Adobe Photoshop, my hands are dancing, they want to explore the world of graphic designing! So it’s really pure grace every time I finish a project/design. In His Life City Church (where I attend) we have a Kidz Life, it’s a church for kids. Unexpectedly, I became the head of Kidz Life Media Ministry. One of the roles of the ministry is to produce graphic designs for tarpaulins, giveaways and posters. Again, surprisingly, I was given a chance to make a graphic artwork. And they liked it! All glory to God. =)

About the tarpaulin for his super cute and sweet niece, he told me that his relatives liked it too! I’m just speechless. It’s God. God’s work. God’s grace.

Wow, I just can’t imagine how God works! He is working beyond what we think! Beyond what we can imagine! He just loves to surprise us every hour! And I realize that it’s God’s habit to make us smile. Because we are His beloveds.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

    neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,

    so are my ways higher than your ways

    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

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Great Rewarder


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Sunday Word
September 23, 2012

Rewards! Rewards! Rewards!

Of course everybody loves rewards!

This time, I will share a different kind of rewards. If you are expecting material rewards here, I’m sorry but it’s not that kind of reward I’m talking about. I’m talking about rewards that aren’t temporary.
But before I spill these rewards I’m saying here. Aren’t you curious where these rewards are coming from? Let’s talk about The Great Rewarder. Yes, I’m talking about A Great Rewarder here. Not a cheap rewarder. He is Our Creative Creator, Gracious Giver, Heavenly Father, Generous King, Holy Maker and The Epitome of Goodness. In fact, He is the mind behind everything that is Good and that has life. He is also my # 1 inspiration why I started blogging. Alright! I think you already have an idea whom I am talking about here. Yes, The Great Rewarder of all times is God, Himself. ^^

So are you excited about these great rewards I’m about to share?
Having in mind that The Great Rewarder I’m talking about is God. Expect awesome rewards! These rewards are eternal! They have no expiration dates! Isn’t that super cool!

Open your heart and receive these truths. =)

This is a good medicine for you and for the people around you.

MAIN POINT: JESUS, is the Greatest Reward. JESUS CHRIST, laid down his life for us (1John 3:16). I want to share this TRUTH. May this TRUTH stay in your mind and heart forever.

First Point: The Reward of Doing and Being in the Will of God

“The safest place is in the will of God.” – Susanna Wesley
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. John 4:34 New International Version (NIV)

Doing and being in the will of God is the most beautiful part of one’s life. And this TRUTH is indeed a Great Reward! Having a peaceful heart and a sound mind is what people are really looking today. Check yourself. Are you doing God’s will? Are you honoring Him with your words and actions?

Doing and being in the will of God is the loveliest and sweetest part of your life.

Second Point: The Reward of Generational Blessing

“Praise the Lord.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
Their children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses, and their righteousness endures forever.”
Psalm 112:1-3 New International Version

Did you know that God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them (Hebrews 6:10). God remembers all your good deeds. Generational blessing means your future children/ godchildren will be the benefactor of all your good works for the Lord. Nothing you do to the Lord is in vain. Be encouraged to keep on doing what is good and what is pleasing in the Eyes of God.

“The righteous man walks in his integrity; blessed (happy, fortunate, enviable) are his children after him.” Proverbs 20:7 Amplified Bible

Third Point: The Reward of Loving God

“If you love me, keep my commands.” – Jesus John 14:15 New International Version

Loving God simply means OBEYing His commands. Believe that all His commands is for the betterment of your journey here on earth. God deserves our love. He Created us in His image and likeness. He is deeply in love with you no matter what.

Yes, there are times that we become unfaithful. Good news is! God remains faithful! He will always be faithful to us. He is always there to pull us up and say, “Daughter/Son, I love you. Get up and sin no more.” Exceptional love! Unmeasurable kind of love! Only found in God’s heart.

If you really want these eternal rewards (DOING and BEING in the will of God, Generational Blessing and Loving God), you can actually have them! But there is a key! A key to unlock these rewards so that you and the people around you may enjoy. You just have to make a personal decision. A decision accepting Jesus as your Personal Lord ans Saviour. And boom! Eternal rewards will follow! Just say this prayer with all your heart and true conviction. Mean every word.

PRAYER OF SALVATION: Father, thank you for the exceptional love you gave. I know I have broken your commands and my sins have separated me from You. I became unfaithful but You remained faithful. How great is You love for us Oh God. Forgive me for hurting you and making you cry every time i commit sin. Give me the strength and courage to stay away from sin. I confess and declare that I need Jesus. I invite Jesus to be my Personal Lord and Savior. Send you Holy Spirit to help me obey You and to be in the center of Your will for the coming days of my life. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen.

Welcome to Heaven! 😀

Please feel free to drop your comments. And if you have questions in mind kindly leave your message. I’m very grateful to hear from you.

God bless you beyond measure!