: LAMPA KA NGA!
: Lampa ka. maglalakad ka nalang sa isipan ko, nadapa ka pa sa Puso ko. :)
To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for; to be certain of the thins we cannot see. It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God’s approval.
It is by faith that we understand that the universe was created by God’s word, so that what can be seen was made out of what cannot be seen. It was faith that made Abel offer to God a better sacrifice that Cain’s. Through his faith he won God’s approval as a righteous man, because God himself approved of his gifts. By means of his faith, Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
It was faith that kept Enoch from dying. Instead, he was taken up to God, and nobody could find him because God had taken him up. The scripture says that before Enoch was taken up, he had pleased God. No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek Him.
It was faith that made Noah hear God’s warning about things in the future that he could not see. He obeyed God and built a boat in which he and his family were saved. As a result, the world was condemned, and Noah received from God the righteousness that comes by faith.
It was faith that made Abraham obey when God called him to go out to a country which God had promised to give him. He left his own country without knowing where he was going. By faith, he lived as a foreigner in the country that God had promised him. He lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who received the same promise from God. For Abraham was waiting for the city which God has designed and built, the city wit permanent foundations. It was faith that Abraham able to become a father, even though he was too old and Sarah herself could not have children. He trusted God to keep his promise. Though Abraham was practically dead, from this one man came as many descendants as there are stars in the sky, as many as the numberless grains of sand on the seashore.
It was faith that all these persons died. They did not receive the things God had promised, but from a long way off they saw them and welcomed them, and admitted openly that they were foreigners and refugees on earth. Those who say such things make it clear that they are looking for a country of their own. They did not keep thinking about the country they had left; if they had, they would have had the chance to return. Instead, it was a better country they longed for, the heavenly country. And so God is not ashamed for them to call Him their God, because He has prepared a city for them. It was faith that made Abraham offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice when God put Abraham to the test. Abraham was the one to whom God had made the promise, yet he was ready to offer his only son as a sacrifice. God had said to him. “It is through Isaac that you will have the descendants I promised.” Abraham reckoned that God was able to raise Isaac from death—-and, so to speak, Abraham did received Isaac back from death. It was faith that made Isaac promise blessing for the future to Jacob and Esau.
It was faith that made Jacob bless each of the sons of Joseph just before he died. He leaned on the top of his walking stick and worshiped God. It was faith that made the parents of Moses hide him for three months after he was born. They saw that he was a beautiful child, and the were not afraid to disobey the king’s order.
It was faith that made Moses, when he had grown up, refuse to be called the son of the king’s daughter. He preferred to suffer with God’s people rather than to enjoy sin for a little while. He reckoned that to suffer scorn for the Messiah was worth far more than all the treasures of Egypt, for he kept his eyes on the future reward. It was faith that made Moses leave Egypt without being afraid of the king’s anger. As though he saw the invisible God, he refused to turn back. It was faith that made him established the Passover and order the blood to be sprinkled on the doors, so that the Angel of death would not kill the first-born sons of the Israelites. It was faith that made the Israelites able to cross the Red Sea as if on dry land; when the Egyptians tried to do it, the water swallowed them up. It was faith that made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days. It was faith that kept the prostitute Rahab from being killed with those who disobeyed God, for sha gave the Israelite spies a friendly welcome.
There are also stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson,Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets. Through faith they fought whole countries and won. They did what was right and received what God had promised. They shut the mouths of lions, put out fierce fires, escaped from being killed by the sword. They were weak, but became strong; they were mighty in battle and defeated the armies of foreigners. Through faith women received their dead relatives raised back to life—-Lazarus.
Others, refuses to accept freedom, died under torture in order to be raised to a better life. Some were mocked and whipped, and others were put in chains and taken off to prison. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword. They went around clothed in skins of sheep or goats—-poor, persecuted, and mistreated. The world was not good enough for them! They wandered like refugees in the deserts and hills, living in caves and holes in the ground. What a record all of these have won by their faith! Yet they did not receive what God had promised, because God had decided on an even better plan for us. His purpose was that only in company with us would they be made perfect.
As for us,we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us. Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary. because of the joy that was waiting for Him, He thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and He is now seated at the right side of God’s throne.
Think of what He went through; how He put up with so much hatred from sinners! So do not let yourselves become discouraged and give up. For in your struggle against sin you have not yet had to resist to the point of giving up.
Have you forgotten the encouraging words which God speaks to you as His sons/daughters: “My son (daughter), pay attention when the Lord corrects you and do not be discouraged when he rebukes you. Because the Lord corrects everyone He loves, and teach everyone he accepts as a son.” (Heb.12:5-6)
Endure what you suffer as being a father’s punishment, your suffering shows that God is treating you as His sons. Was there ever a son who was not punished by his father? If you are not punished, as all His sons are, it means you are not real sons, but bastards. In the case of our human fathers, they punished us whenever we commit mistakes and we respected them. How much more then, should we submit to our spiritual Father.
from Heb. 11-12
1 Timothy 1:12-16
Paul (T.E.V): “I thank God for considering me worthy and appointing me to serve Him, 13 even though in the past I spoke evil of Him and persecuted and insulted Him. But God was merciful to me because I did not yet have faith and so did not know what I was doing. 14 And our Lord poured out his abundant grace on me and gave me the faith and love which are ours in union with Christ Jesus. 15 This is true saying, to be completely accepted and believed: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I AM THE WORST OF THEM, 16 but God was merciful to me in order that Christ Jesus might show His full patience in dealing with me, the worst of sinners, as an example for all those who would later believe in Him and receive eternal life.
“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.” (Acts 20:35)
eto ‘yung verse na binigay ni God ngayong araw na ‘to (May 16, 2010) sa’ken. Kasi naman lungkot na lungkot ako, dami daming mga bagay ang nasa isip ko. nagpapaisip, pero hindi naman dapat isipin. haiiy. :( nakakabalisa. kaya ayun, isang malaking tapik mula kay Lord. :D yun nga eh, paggising ko sa umaga at nagdevotion ako eto ang salita nya. “MORE HAPPINESS”. kaya ayan naman ako, yung almusal kong hansel crackers ay shinare ko at tatlo kaming kumain. x)
ayan pa pinicturan pa. remembrance. :D haha,
then yung binili kong tigpi-pisong super crunch syempre ndi nagpahuli, tatlong piraso, shinare ko sa mga pinsan ko, at ang pinakamasarap don. wala akong nakain. hahaha, ang sarap talaga ng word ni Lord. :D true happiness nga in giving than in receiving. :))
:)) ewan ko pero ang bait bait ko ngayon. xD humble. :D at tapos sa sobrang saya ko sa word ni Lord lahat ng utus ng mama/papa ko sinusunod ko. kaya lang, may isa pa. may pinapabigay si mama sa tita ko, kaya lang ayokong ibigay. then after 15mins.di kinaya ng konsensya ko. naalala ko yung word ni Lord. Praise God! ayun, ako na mismo pumunta sa tita ko at binigay yon. xD ang lakas ni Lord. haha, then eto pa masaya, ang bahagi ng superthin na aking miryenda. sowled, di na yata ako kumain ng maayos. x)
lima po kaming kumain nyan, at ang saya kapag may kashare ka sa lahat ng pagkain mo. pati po si mingming (yung pusang half itim half white) nakikain jan. :D share your blessings nga sabi ni Lord. :)
pero eto ang masaya, after kong nagshare ng lahat. eto ang reward ko ;
oha!! tsarap diba! :D yan ang reward ni Lord saken para sa pagobey ng word nya. haha, thank you Lord. may best talagang output kapag nagobey kami sa word mo ng walang doubts. at eto, masaya nako. hindi nako emo. haha, bakit kasi biglang sumakit ang puso’t damdamin ko kagabi, ayan tuloy binusog ako ni Lord sa cake at pancit, at syempre sa LOVE nya. I LOVE YOU LORD. pipilitin ko pong magkapatience na maghintan para sa tamang oras. :D salamat. :*
Today marks eight (8) full years with Acel. On the 15th of May, 2004, Acel and I kissed (for the first time) as we exchanged our “I do’s” before God, our families, our pastor and over two hundred friends in a little garden in the other side of the city.
Today, we have 2 boys, Yeshi (aged 1)…
yea! you got it iron man! :)
I laugh at this part and thought, winner-GOD! loser-mr.enemy! reflect on it. Even though Loki has an army, the Avengers have Hulk. Who’ll just gonna smash all those aliens right in front of Loki. haha, The same with us. even though mr.enemy brings a lot of ugly gorgoles with him, we have a BIG GOD who’ll gonna smash them all in front of the enemy. as you see in this picture below:
Hulk did really smash Loki up to his face. God is more powerful than Hulk and He has much greater power to defeat the enemy. So why worry? Just trust in God.
haha, a loud “Booo!” for Loki and mr.enemy. ^^