Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I'm back to running. I usually run at the Manila Polo Club track. I love running at the field, amongst the trees and feel the wind in my hair and hear the sound of dirt hitting my shoes. I consider this worship time as I listen to praise songs and glorify God with my body by keeping it fit and healthy.No, I'm not a member. I actually call myself: "nakiki-member". In other words, I have a friend who is a member and he has allowed me to drop his name when I am asked so I could use the facilities. Yesterday, by God's grace, I was able to do a 30-min Sunday run. Well, I say it was by God's grace because, I almost didn't run. Due to a stricter no card, no service policy, a security guard stopped me in the middle of my warmup and asked if I have my MC card. I confidently dropped my friend's name and then, the unusual happened. The guard asked me to go to the admin & register as they no longer allow non-members to use the facilities. I laughed incredulously as guards hardly ever stop me from running. I looked at my watch which says, 7:18am. I thought, "If I will have to look for the admin office and register, it will soon be too hot to run. Who knows if the admin is even open early on a Sunday?!" Then a miracle happened by God's grace & generosity. A lady walked over and enthusiastically said, "Oh Hi! You're finally here! I was waiting for you!" Then shows her card to the guard and said, "She's my friend... (Scrambles for a name) Lyn! [Me: Lyn?!] We have an appointment. (Then to me) Oh, you want to run? Go ahead! Enjoy!" The guard scratched his head, looked at me, said something to the person on the other end of the walkie-talkie in his hand, then returned the card to the lady. So I went ahead to introduce myself and thank them. And the lady with her foreigner companion said, "Enjoy!" Warmup: light stretch, 5 mins jog
Workout: 20 mins light run (I try to keep up to green zone)
Cool down: 5 mins jog, stretching And that's my grace-filled run. It's a good reminder that I walk this earth only by grace as I put my faith in Jesus who saved me by dying on the cross. God does love us. He knows what we need even before we asked for it. Thank God for using other people to bless us. :) Have a grace-filled week everyone!
Saturday, January 14, 2012
January 6-12, 2012 was prayer and fasting week at our church in Victory Fort. For one week, we were supposed to choose either a water fast, liquid fast a or one meal fast. I chose a liquid fast and one day to do one meal because I had taping last Monday. I really experienced amazing revelations from God. He clearly showed me how God truly love us and how He wants to support us in our faith goals and answer our prayer requests.
I'd like to share with you a message that Pastor Carlos shared in one of the prayer meetings:
GOD'S LOVE TRANSFORMS. Once we have the knowledge and experienced the depth of God's love for us, it will transform us.
GOD'S LOVE IS INFINITE. The Apostle Paul said so in Ephesians 3:17-19. "And I pray that you being rooted and established in LOVE, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpassing knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure fo all the fullness of God."
GOD'S LOVE IS DEFINITE. "For I am conviced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
GOD'S LOVE IS PURE. "He who did not spare His own Son, but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" Romans 8:32
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
GOD'S LOVE IS FREE. "I am the good Shepherd. The good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11
"The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life... of my own accord." John 10:17-18
What I really loved most about the message is this:
GOD WOULD RATHER DIE THAN SPEND ETERNITY WITHOUT US.
God really wants a relationship with us. Will you let him?
My prayer is that you will seek him with all heart, mind and soul and that God will reveal himself to you in a very personal way. BE AMAZED!
GOD LOVES YOU!