Wow Lord! It’s been a year already. And I can’t contain the gratefulness I feel everytime I remember the day You’ve made me realize how much You love me. 365 days of being with You made me become a different person. A different woman, a different daughter, a different friend, a different person, a different creation. Who would have thought Lord? Who would have thought that You love me this much.
Been through different seasons for the past year and been through a lot of testings. The BEST THING is, this time, You are with me and I am with You. Thank You for making me realize that life is composed of lots of seasons and You guide me in every one of those, each day You give me a reason. A reason to smile, to love, to forgive and to hope. And now I’ve learnt, ‘that everything has its own time and season.’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
Let me tell you how I’m seeking the Lord. Let me tell you that it’s not easy, but it’s worth it. Worth everything.
All my life, I’ve known that this book is a bible. I’ve seen it on our home, dusty, old and was at times used. But I have never imagined that this book, the Bible, is where I will, and can know my Creator, the Giver of my life, the Lover of my soul. This book has changed, keep on changing and for sure will continually change my whole life. (Philippians 1:6)
Three years ago, I had a friend who kept on bugging me to do this One to One, be on a Victory Group and to go to church. I’m so reluctant that time and I said to myself, “No. I never would want to share my life to other people. Never will I make friends that will fully know who I am inside out.” I kept on making excuses, reasons not to go to our meetings, saying I’ve got something to do, but there’s really none. (Sorry Ate Gi and Tin!)
Who is He? Do you even know who He is in your life and what He has done for you? My God, my great God, my awesome God, who has never get tired of following and running after her lost daughter. Who would have thought that from Alabang, I’ll be transferring and living in Ilocos for 5 long months, without going to church. After that, I have to handle a team in Cebu, and on my birth month I’ve learned about Victory Cebu. To cut the long story short, few months after that I’ve met the tool God will be using so I can fully understand the Gospel. Amazing right? God has never forsaken me. God didn’t ever want to let me go. This one to one booklet has been the framework of my real search of who God is. 💘 (Psalms 27:8)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2Co 5:17 NIV
I had my water baptism a year ago and that moment changed my very life. It turned everything around. I’ve discovered so many things, so many sins, so many mistakes, so many stumbling times. And what’s amazing is, Jesus, died from that cross. He bore my sin and shame, and there will be no more condemnation. He promised a new heart of flesh, free from the aches and hurts, as long as your security lies alone in Him. (Romans 8:1)
And these, my five colourful journal, where God and I talked, shared and communicated so much. Where poems and songs were written. Where broken heart and soul were given. Where tears have fallen and where sins were declared forgiven. (Psalms 32:1)
Some of the books where I’ve learnt a lot. Leadership, Emotional Purity, Missions, even scheduling! 🙂
Lots of promises were given. Lots of promises were claimed. Do you even know that God is a Promise-Keeper? With these promises, I’ve learned to live a whole lot better. Life has never been such this sweeter. But, what important is not the promise, but the Promise-Giver. (Psalms 105:8)
It’s been a year of ups and downs, and ups and downs and ups and downs. Year of trials, pruning, honing, but it is a pure Joy for me to celebrate this Love I have with the Lord. It was a year of sweet redemption, a season of pure celebration. Where I have been saved, redeemed, being changed, being sanctified. It was a year of character testing, of planting and being planted. Of harvesting and sharing. Of loving and giving. Of knowing myself and knowing God more and more. My prayer is:
I ask only one thing, Lord: Let me live in your house every day of my life to see how wonderful you are and to pray in your temple.
Ps 27:4 CEVUS06
Pure. Holy. Wonderful. Amazing.Perfect. Hosanna. Indescribable Lord. Thank You Lord. Thank You for turning my mourning to dancing. For turning my sorrow to joy. THANK YOU FOR TURNING MY LIFE AROUND, FULLY! 💘
THANK YOU LORD. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR LOVING ME. ALL THE PRAISE AND HONOR ONLY BELONG TO YOU! ☝☝☝