The Little Things from a Big God

We all have choices. That’s a fact.

And today, I choose to appreciate.

This morning, I woke up a bit late. I was supposed to be out of the house by 7:30 to arrive at work by hopefully 8:00 AM (i’m keeping my hopes up though its Monday). But things didn’t turned out the way I had imagined it. Instead, my dog woke me up at 6:30, got out of bed at 7:00, had breakfast until 7:20, reminded that i need to get some things out of the house (so these little urgent matters went on until 7:45), then took a bath and dressed up until 8:15. As i stepped out of the house I whispered a small prayer to God asking for a tricycle. And he answered. =)  THANK YOU PAPA GOD! I was out of our village way fast but I found myself at 8:30 AM and still hailing for a ride.  In times like these I run to God. Who would better help me solve these seemingly close to impossible moments but God. =)

 

I prayed for a UV express as i waited patiently but it was to no avail. I was contemplating on taking Uber. The fare difference is way significant. That’s P25.00 versus 170.00 and above. And since its 8:35 already I took Uber. The driver arrived after 5 mins. Now i’m trying to beat the 9:00 AM clock to work. My everyday ride usually takes 30mins (this is waaaaaaay too fast) to an hour. But I have faith God is on my side. As i entered the car I told the driver that i need to be at the office hopefully by 9. And off we go. He knows its way impossible because first its a Monday and second we’re passing by a major road that’s usually filled with vehicles rush hour or not. But i have a God who works wonders and that’s more than enough for me.

 

Oh and good Lord! the roads are almost clear of vehicles, it wasn’t congested. Each vehicle was moving normally. Needless to say, it was a smooth ride. I arrived at work by 8:58 AM and my total bill with Uber was only P140.00. The Uber driver was even saying that he’s surprised that the roads are clear of traffic and it only took us 20 minutes. It was a blessing over another blessing. And I know who made it possible. That guy up there who always looks after us.

I say, Life’s little blessings are God’s ways of answering even our little prayers. His answers maybe a Yes, No, or Not Yet but trust that he always finds a way to give us the best. That’s how much he loves us. And that’s more than enough reason for us to love Him more.

May you choose to appreciate the littlest blessings that would come your way today. And in everything we do, may we choose love over fear or pride. Have a blessed day!

“It is the art of living, the purpose of our existence. Happiness is the true index of quality of life. Without happiness, life is dry and meaningless. With happiness, life immediately becomes fulfilling and wonderful. Happiness is an infectious feeling that immediately lifts the sagging spirits of people. Happy people keep themselves happy because they know the little ways to appreciate themselves and to see the humour and magic in each moment.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m reminding my soul there is restoration, confirmation and strength coming my way … if I don’t give up.

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

Help me finish well what you have called me to do in this life Oh Lord. I’m pressing on. I believe this is all in preparation for eternity.

John 15:7, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (NIV)

Acts 20:24, ”However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.“ (NIV)

I am pressing on.

THOUGHTS ON FEAR AND LOVE

Most of the time it is actually fear that moves us thinking it is love. Take it from me. I remember doing things for someone and yet at the end of the day find myself asking God “Is that unconditional love?”. I didn’t get the answer. So on and on it goes until I found myself having expectations, that I deserve something. Only when I was freed from the situation did I get the answer. Only then did I realize what unconditional love truly meant. It was a tough pill to swallow at first but it was all worth it.

I have learned that love doesn’t operate through fear. ” For only perfect love casts out all fear”. Love and fear don’t go together but rather one destroys the other. I was asked a good question before, “Now, who would you allow to win? The victory of love or the victory of fear? May you choose wisely.”

transition

Red rose

Surprises, and sweet what-nots

Fill me with so much gaiety

Mix it with creativity

To add variety

Unique things I see

Bring color to days gloomy.

Now,

Blanks, Empty spaces, Vacuous thoughts

Like a black void of space was brought

Isn’t it too early for this?

We’re just starting, aren’t we?

What happened?

Where will this lead?

I’m afraid, scared.

What’s next?Wilted rose

V-Month

V-Month

I highly recommend reading this story.

It’s Touching, Inspiring, Moving.

It makes you want to look back on past love,

Assess the present love,

And look forward to love

That could withstand the tests of time.

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/21761-love-was-hard-love-was-easy

I believe that’s how LOVE should be.,

TOUCHING, INSPIRING, and MOVING…

So this V-month,

Be touched, inspired, and moved. Love Life.

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Sharing a part of a book I’m reading, I came across this gem when I went to a bookstore Warehouse Sale. Believing it’s just some book only a few would take a chance on buying because it was cheaply priced at P50 compared to other books on sale. I never thought that I’d find words to live by and thoughts of the author/s that made me say “I could not agree more”.

This particular excerpt struck me the most (though I haven’t finished the book yet) 😉 I hope you too could relate to it.

Real love- whether romantic love, close friendship, or a family relationship-happens long after (love) at first sight. It shows up as people get to know each other more deeply and often they work through tough things together. Real love in relationships isn’t a magic act- it’s a journey.

When people say, “It was love at first sight.” what they really mean is “I was attracted to that person the first time I saw them.” There is nothing wrong with being infatuated with someone at the start of a relationship. The real question, however, is, do you have a love that is growing stronger and deeper everyday?

I don’t believe in Love at first sight; I believe in Love at LAST sight. Each of our relationships has to have the potential to be better the next time we’re together than it was the previous time so that the last time we see each other we’re closer than ever before.

To know more you can visit their site http://www.lastsightchallenge.com/

ENJOY!

-haze-

Coffee & Journal

I found this in the “Notes” section of my Facebook page. I wrote this back in June 2011.

COFFEE & JOURNAL

A table across mine i can’t help but notice you

By yourself, a cup of coffee on the side,

A pen on hand, a journal on the table

Writing, erasing, writing again,

Thinking, looking afar,

Tearing pages when not satisfied.

Then you keep your journal,

Order a donut,

Went for your second cup.

Thinking, looking far ahead, thinking

Then you open your journal,

Once again writing, thinking,

Pouring thoughts out

I guess…

Actually looking at you

Memories flood in me

I remember when that used to be me,

Me…pouring thoughts on a journal,

Using my pen as a channel for my feelings

A cup of coffee as my companion

Deaf to the noise of the world

Unwary of whats happening

Just enjoying the feeling,

Savoring the joy, the hurt,

Opening memories,

Then adding or closing chapters

in my life.

I look at you then i realize

Those times when i was at your seat

Were the times that made me see,

Made me appreciate myself,

Made me enjoy being single

Only difference between us is

Im a girl. you’re a guy

I do wish ‘Mr. Journal Writer’

That writing would do you good

As much as it has to me…

-haze-