“The life that you are living now is like building a house. How you build your life will determine your destiny, not just for this life on earth but also for eternity. You must develop a solid foundation in your life or all the other things in your life won’t hold up. When it comes to building your life, the foundation is the basis of everything that is to come. So how do you develop a solid foundation? Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 3:11 that your foundation is Christ. This foundation is firm and strong. You can rely on it and it will never give way. If you build a life on Christ, you live in total dependence on Christ and His Word. Just as a house rests on a firm foundation, your life must rest on Christ in order to stand the tests of time. By building your life on Him, you will stand safe and sure!” – Dr. John Barton
When the things you do are sincerely in the name of The Lord, you can rest assured your labor is not in vain. There is no wasted effort if it’s for the Lord. He knows your heart and He knows all that you’re going through (Luke 16:15) when it’s right and when it’s wrong. We may labor and sacrifice a lot in different things, but if it was not built up for the Lord Himself, it counts for nothing. It doesn’t matter what others say about you or about the things you strive to do for God. Go lang ng go, if it’s for the Lord. It counts for nothing, if it was not really for the Lord. It only matters what He thinks. It’s about what you do and who you are in the eyes of the Lord not in men.
Did I truly trust God, the God I had claimed to know and love all my life? And if so, would I follow Him even into the darkest, most painful valley?
By His grace, I have followed. By my faith, miracles happen! And truly God has given me eyes that see Him in the most unexpected ways. The only thing that will keep u going is your FAITH~
FAITH SEEING AS GOD SEES.. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends. I have experienced the power of such faith in my life.
One of the struggles I was facing when I started to enter college was finances; It so heavy for our parents to provide our tuition fees. Especially two of us are studying in a expensive computer college school.
My brother is a graduating student (I mean, 1 tri to go!) So I have to make a savings for my own payment. Especially, when you see your parents are working hard just to give you an education for your future. I’m really willing to help them when I started to realize how expensive our tuition fee is.
I think it’ll be a big help for them if I make a savings for my finals and also if I would be thrifty whenever they give me an allowance. And because of that routine every examination (ipon dito, ipon don, tipid dito tipid don), it grew me a lot. But, still my parents are the one who provides my monthly payment in school. I just help them with my very best and with my very willing soul by giving some of my savings in order to add in my examination fee. Sometimes, I was thinking to be a self-supporting student. Look for a part time jobs, in order to pay off my tuition fees and living expenses.
Final exam is heading off.. My balance in school is still bigger. In my mind, I want to provide my final exam on my own because I don’t wan’t my parents to be so stressed. Me and my brother, we’re both studying at expensive school, so I have to take an action for my exam. So past few days, I suffered physically. My health condition worsened; every time I’m going to sleep, it feels like my intestine, my liver, my respiratory system are jumping around my bed. Sounds weird right? because of stress and lack of sleep. I still remember several times when I cried out to God to let me sleep for 3 days because the pain was so unbearable. Every time I was thinking for my final exam, I always asks myself, “Bakit ganto? Masipag naman ako mag-aral. Yung ibang hindi naman ganoonan kasipagan, pero fully paid agad. Eh ako?” Am I starting to doubt? But when all those questions starting to pop in my mind, I started to read Owner’s Manual. And pray! Asking God to take away all those doubts, all those fears and worries. And praying that may the spirit of fear leave me that moment.
Weeks had passed.. Finals is coming..
Habang palapit na ng palapit yung araw, ang hirap na iwasan yung pressure. Pero instead of spearheaded of worries, I JUST PUT MY TRUST ON THE LORD. This is what I always says, every time I have trouble in AMA or everytime I have concerns in AMA > “Eh, si Lord is by my side! Nilagay ako ni Lord sa school na to! I’m 101% sure na hinding hindi Niya ko papabayan. Hindi pababayaan in terms of people around me, in terms of environment there, in terms of grades, and most of all in terms of financial (as we all know, tuition fee in AMA is so expensive KAYA: PARA SA MGA NAGAARAL SA AMA, MAG-ARAL KAYO NG MABUTI. DAHIL ANG MAHAL MAHAL NG TUITION FEE SA AMA! HINDI NAGTATAE ANG MGA MAGULANG NATIN. BLESSED TAYO DAHIL PINAGARAL TAYO NG MGA MAGULANG NATIN SA MAHAL NA UNIBERSIDAD). GOD IS WITH ME. Selah.
When I got home, I told mom and dad that the deadline for the finals was the wednesday because I don’t want to be hassle to fix my clearance and my RSA, and I found out that we didn’t have any money to pay for it yet. Normally, I’d feel frustrated, irritated, pressure, cranky and nervous all at the same time, but I was surprised I wasn’t. It was amazing. I just felt so much peace, so much hope, and so much assurance that God was gonna provide for me. That I was gonna be able to take exam.
It’s not a faith unless you made a bold declaration. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
God has already been providing in miraculous ways for me to complete my studies. Despite many trails, God has provided for all my needs and tuition fees over the 9 months. And now I am moving forward on the next level. Two steps to go. I can now see the finish line, and I am fervently praying to graduate on time with LAUDE~
Neither my desperate needs nor higher grades made any difference. However, my faith did not waver. I reasoned to myself that God was testing me so that my faith could be strengthened in the midst of trials. Just like Job says, “ ‘But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold’ ” (Job 23:10).*
Job! What kind of worse experience was he going through that led him to make such an affirmation? Job was a God-fearing follower; he obeyed God and trusted Him.
Despite all these terrible and heartbreaking trials, Job still believed in the Lord, for God was the object of Job’s faith. Our belief affects our attitude and our reaction. What do I mean? Look at the attitude and reaction Job had while facing all these problems. Job’s faith, trust, and belief were all rooted firmly in God. Job would have been so hopeless if his faith was based on everything he possessed. That was not the case.
His faith was in God, and God never disappears. So, when everything was lost, Job had one assurance that can never be lost and he exclaimed, “My Redeemer lives.” In that Living God, Job trusted, so he survived every crisis. He did not lose hope because he based his faith in the Lord God was the object of his faith.
God provides it all the way
Going back to my own story, despite of my trials and struggles, I kept praying to God and believing in Him. I was praying for God to open a way for me to take final exam if it was really His will. I also prayed that He would help me pay off all my expenses, tuition fees, and provide me a place to stay.
Finally, a while ago, GOD PROVIDES! Imagine, my final examination starts today (April 16, 2015) and this is the day I also got my permit. GOD REALLY STRETCHES MY FAITH IN FINANCES *My Nga-nga Moment!* Slap me? Am I dreaming? I keep telling my 2 classmates “NA TALAGA BANG MAGEEXAM NA KO? TOTOO NA BA TO? KAKAPRAY KO LANG NG KAKAPRAY, NGAYONG MAKAKAEXAM NA KO? DAHIL SA MGA BIBIG NA KAKAPRAY NA KAKAPRAY AT NADINIG NI LORD?”
In the end, I was able to take my exam.
Here it is :
Tendeden! I’m excited for my exam (for the very first time) hahaha, because I know I went through ups and downs before getting this permit. Actually, every exam, I am very early to buy a green booklet (one week before the exam) even though I’m still not paid yet. Because, I always tell to my mom that- “Ma, ito yung faith ko. BY FAITH. Alam ko kasing makakaexam ako kaya nabili agad ako ng green booklet. Si laging by faith ako ♥” hehehe.
God is so amazing and great. *AKO ANG SAKSI*
It was all God’s doing. I always reminded myself that “we live not by sight, but by faith.” Though I did not have enough money to study. I believed God and His promises in the Bible. “ALAM KONG SASAGIPIN AT SASAGIPIN AT SASAGIPIN NIYA PA KONG MULI, JUST LIKE WHAT I’VE SAID, GOD PLACE ME IN THAT CAMPUS (AMA) IMPOSIBLENG PABAYAAN NIYA KO”. My faith was in God. I believed His Word, “ ‘You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power . . . nothing is too hard for you’ ” (Jer. 32:17). I know that everything on earth belongs to the Lord, and if it’s His will and keep on desiring, then He will hear my prayer just like 1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (NASB).
We receive Jesus and His blessings only by faith. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
Whatever situation you are in, the word of the Lord is to put your faith in Him. Listen and focus to His words no matter how loud and seemingly true the other voice is.
“Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe.” – St. Augustine
The important lessons I learned from my walk with God, my faith journey include: to trust and have faith in Him, believe in His Word, and claim His promises because our God loves us so much that He will always carry us through. T
here might be times when we pray and pray and nothing happens. We just have to wait patiently. God stretches our faith. We might have lost faith in God because of various situations. However, we must never lose heart, never give up hope. Always trust in God.
I was about to scroll my account. Wala scroll scroll lang sa facebook, twitter, news, tumblr etc. For sure kasi madaming mga New Year’s Resolution, & New Year’s Realization ang mga mababasa ko. Kanyang kanyang post. Kanya-kanyang pasasalamat sa mga naging part ng kanilang 2014. Fresh start. Everyone was positive that 2015 will be a great year!
So here’s the TOP 3 post na nakaagaw ng pansin ko. Nakaka-amaze! I was blessed by they’re post. Isa silang artist/singer/song-writer/musician. They perform in front of audiences but also knows how to worship God. IS IT AMAZING?
1. Yeng Constantino
Actually last last year post pa ito, January 21, 2012. Pero habang nagiiscroll ako ng mga post ni Yeng on the mission hehe, I found this one! Isa si Yeng sa mga favorite artist ko. Hindi lang sa dahil magaling siya kumanta at magcompose ng kanta kundi dahil sa sobrang passionate niya rin to serve Jesus. And dahil dun habang nagbabasa ako ng mga posts at blogs niya nag-struck sakin tong mga words na to. I find this awesome! & Very powerful talaga! as in! “SURRENDER EVERYTHING TO GOD”. Sa tingin ko kasi ngayong magbabagong taon, heto ang pinakamagandang bagay na gawin natin. Yung masurrender natin at malet’go natin lahat lahat kay Lord. Yung sins, doubts, frustrations, burdens, fear, disappointments, failures, guilt and shame. It would be the best fresh start for all of us. “LEAVE EVERYTHING TO GOD”. Kung ayaw natin maging mabigat ang ating 2015. From the smallest things to the biggest things. Let God hold your world.
2. Gary Valenciano
Gary V. is also known as Mr. Pure Energy. Nakikinig ako paminsan minsan ng mga kanta ni Gary V. at very inspirational ng mga Christian Music na kinompose niya. Kaya naman nakaamaze na napakasikat niya sa ating industriya pero still, nandun yung pagiging proud niya kung sino ang Diyos sa buhay niya. I saw this twitter post last last month. I think October ata yun. Nakakainspired di ba? Yung prayer na ganyan. Nakakaencourage! to pray for the wisdom and discernment. This coming 2015, nawa’ mas lalo pang tumindi ang mga prayer life natin. Before this year ends, wag nating kalimutang magdasal kay Lord. And let’s expect more great things from above. Asking is the rule of kingdom. Prepare na natin ang mga big prayer requests natin. Thank you, Jesus. “MORE PRAYER, MORE POWER!”
3. Zildjian Benitez
I just wanted to share that I had a WICKED year this 2014! There may be failures, downs or discouragements I had this year but it didn’t made me give up as a musician or a person. This is all for the glory of God. Let His kingdom come and will be done this coming 2015 Have a Happy New Year everyone! – Zildjian Benitez
Ang pinakalast, si Zildjian Benitez. Ang iba sa inyo kilala siya, ang iba naman hindi. Isa siyang musician at the same time, nakanta rin. Isa siyang anak ng Pastor. Member siya ng G2B Boys, kung napanuod niyong ‘Got to believe in magic’ at naabutan niyo yung ‘Ikaw na na na’, siya yung nag-gitara dun. Member din siya ng bandang 4 of spades. Ayon, ayon lamang ang alam ko sakanya. Sikat na siya pero sapat lang hindi ganoon compare dun sa dalawang una. 16 or 17 years old na siya, mga ganoon. At the very young age, nagseserve na siya kay Lord. Basta ang alam ko, he serve Jesus through music. Amazing! December 31, 2014. After kong mag’devotion kaninang umaga, nagiiscroll ako ng news feed sa facebook at ito ang unang unang nabasa ko. As ing- una! hahaha Salubong! Habang binabasa ko to, napaisip ako ‘I feel him’ Hahahah. Ganto rin kasi yung gusto kong ishare ngayong patapos na ang 2014. I HAVE SO MANY MANY MANY FAILURES! I have nothing to be ashamed of. Lahat naman siguro tayo naranasan mag-fail at mag-fall. Paano matututo kung hindi dadaan sa failures, right? Walang exempted! Pero gustung gusto ko sa lyrics ng ‘From the inside out (Everlasting) by Hillsong’ yung “A thousand times I’ve failed. Still your mercy remains.” Favorite line. At Favorite na favorite kong sabihin yan every time I failed. I believe that the love that God has for me extends to the heavens. His plans for me are not limited by my
failures and mistakes. His grace is sufficient or enough to lift me from this state, and take me to where He wants me to be. I am surrendering to my Lord’s ability and wisdom to get me through this. I quit desperately trying to work everything out on my own. Minsan aasar asarin ka ni satan na, ‘uhhh, uhhh Loser belat! Failure!’ Pero I realized yung mga ganoon di dapat pinakikinggan yon. “JESUS DIED FOR ME!” Yun lang sapat na. Sapat na si Jesus ❤! Kaya sa mga nagui-guilty diyan this 2014 sa mga failures at mistakes nila. God is a forgiving God. It’s time for all of us to repent sa mga kasalanang nagawa natin. Leave your past behind you, and start over. It’s hard to resist the chance at a new beginning. A new way of living and looking at the world. Letting go of old habits, old memories. What’s important is that we never stop believing we can have a new beginning. It’s all because of Jesus who gave His life and love for us. But it’s also important to remember that amid all the crap are a few things really worth holding on to. Failure is inevitable, unavoidable but failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to what you want. You have to not take no for an answer and take what’s coming to you. Never give in, never give up. Stand up. STAND UP AND TAKE IT! Thanks for inspiring zild! keep fighting for Jesus.
Change… We don’t like it, we fear it. But we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change, or we get left behind. It hurts to grow. Anybody who tells you it doesn’t, is lying. But here’s the truth: Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Make a change!
Sobrang amazing lang talaga na makakita ng isang artist/musician na hindi lang basta basta nagpeperform in front of audiences pero yung merong Diyos sa puso nila. Yung tipong kahit sikat sila at madaming umiidulo sakanila still, THEY BRING BACK ALL THE PRAISES AND GLORY TO OUR GOD! Taong hindi nahihiya na ipakita sa lahat ng tao na Mahal nila si God. Sobra lang. Naguumapaw. Yung feeling na ginagawa nila to kasi di na nila ma-contain ang happiness at revelation ni God but hindi nila alam na madaming naiinspire at nacu-curious din kay God at sila ay nagiging instrumento. Sobrang amazing! This coming 2015, Una (Yeng), Surrender everything to God [Bigay mo na lahat lahat kay Lord, wala dapat ititira]. Pangalawa (Gary V.), Be prayerful [Be thankful to Jesus for 365 blessed days]. Pangatlo (Zild), Confess everything to God. “Wag mong kakalimutan that God is a forgiving God. “HIS GRACE AND MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER” (Psalms 100:5).
Even if you’re tired, even if you want to walk away. You don’t. Because you are a pioneer. But nobody ever said it’d be easy.
Grace be with you all,
MATH-irap ba talaga o Pinapa-MATH-irap mo?
Bakit ko ba kailangan mag-aral sa Math? Pag ba magtratrabaho na ko, kailangan ko pa sukatin ang mga angle angle sa bawat gagawin ko? magpapatayo ba ako ng mansyon na ang area ay equal sa seventh root of xy minus x cubed plus 4y squared x over 2sin30cos60 plus ln 350 raised to infinity! o kailangan ko pa isimplify lahat? blah blah blah. sayang naman ang oras, pawis, utak, pati na tinta ng ballpen ko (eh lalo na pag g-tec 0.4 at frixion pa ballpen mo, bawat sulat kaya nun mahal haha)? Bakit ba importante malaman ang equal ng (x+y)2 at ang (x2+y2) Kaya minsan kapag hindi na kaya, sisisihin mo yung mga nag-imbento ng Math. Hahaha Sino ba kasi nag-imbento nito?! Gagamitin ba natin to kapag bibili tayo sa palengke x+y?
Matindi na ang isang given sa Math kung saan pinagsama-sama na lahat ng mahirap sa mundong ibabaw. Kawindang itechawa! May fraction na, may exponent na, may bracket na, may parentheses na, at may decimal ka pa! Tapos maloloka ka na kasi sabi unahin daw ang nasa bracket. Pero mas lalo kang mayayamot dahil may exponent pa pala at yun pala dapat ang unahin. Eh kala mo naman whole number yung katabi ng exponent at bracket, eh FRACTION pala yun. Ulit ka ulit. At umulit ka pa. At sige punit ng papel. At sigi bura.At sige pa. At halabira! Sige lang ulitin mo pa. Malapit ka na sa sagot.Kerubumbum mo yan!
Isa ka ba sa mga taong sumusumpa sa Math? Kahit ano bang pukpok sa ulo mo di mo makuha-kuha ang math equations? Ito ba yung subject na panira at epal sa mga grades mo at class card mo? Nakailang exam ka na sa Math pero di mo padin master no? Galit na galit ka din sa math no?
Alam naman natin na tayong mga future programmer na ay Logic ang puhanan. Math ang pundasyon. Nganga ang di marunong. Hahahahahahaha. Pero syempre matutunan din natin yan mga karamay sa math, TIYAGA lang!
Sabi ng mga estudyante madali lang naman daw ang College Algebra at ang College Trigonometry, + with matching sinister grin ng prof “Madali lang iyan class. Basic lang iyan, mga pinagaralan niyo lang yan nung High School kayo. kayang-kaya niyo yan” . Ako lang ba talaga alien na di makaintindi-intindi at hirap na hirap sa Math? MATHirap ba talaga o PinapaMATHirap ko lang. Let’s find out.
The true story why I hate math..
I was always a failure at math. Numbers never like me.
Nung elementary ako mahilig ako sa Math. mahilig akong sumali sa mga Math Quiz Bee’s basta Math-Mathsaya! pero nung start nung grade 5 ako. (sa pagkakaalam ko grade 5 ako non) humina ako sa Math. lalo na nung tumapak pa ko sa High School. Siguro dahil nawala talaga yung interest ko sa Math. lalo na nung High School ako ng naging mahina talaga ako sa Math at pakiramdam ko bumaba ang IQ ko gawa ng lagi akong hindi nakakatulog non (insomia kumbaga), laging puyat at palaging lumilipad ang utak ko. Medyo na overload din sa mga activities at di na natuunan ng pansin ang Math. Madami na akong advices na narinig mula sa mga taong matatalino sa math, mga kaibigan ko, teachers, mentor at syempre sa magulang ko. Pero madaming pagkakataon na nagiging self-pity ako. I have a deterioration of the brain (The results of physical brain deterioration can be dramatic. They include neurocognitive deficits, such as diminished attention span, verbal skills, spatial perception, deficits in abstract thinking and creativity, along with increased difficulty learning new tasks and retaining new information, flagging memory, and deteriorating sleep quality.) Pero ayokong i-declare. I know I am healed because God is my healer. at ayokong isipin na meron akong ganun. Nung wednesday, masyado akong emotional ng dahil sa Math. Oo, talagang iniiyakan ko ang Math since nung third year ako. Naiinis ako pag hindi ko makuha. Kahit na alam kong kaya ko. Kung kaya nga ng iba edi kaya ko din di ba? Pero pag nakikita ko na yung mga sasagutan ko sa Math nakakapanglumo at napanghihinaaan talaga ko ng loob. Ewan ko ba. Last week (Friday) nagkaroon kami ng Quiz sa lahat ng subjects. at dalawa na doon ay Math subj. (College Algebra at College Trigonometry). sa English nakakuha ako ng 78 (Nagtanong pa ko sa prof. namin kung bakit ganun lang nakuha ko. tapos sabi niya mataas na daw yun. Hahaha, 0-base nga pala. pero may isang naka-100 samin. sayang naman kahit sa English kapos pa din -_- ) O tanongin niyo naman ako sa math kung ilan nakuha ko? Hindi ko natapos ang algebra ganun din ang trigo sobrang disappointed talaga ko sa abilidad ko sa Math last week. hindi ako maka-move on non for the whole week ng dahil sa mga di ko natapos sagutan. para bang wala talaga kong tinatago kahit unting galing sa Math. at talagang wala. Nung panahon iyon, naisip ko ngayon di na ko nagtataka kung bakit mahina ko sa mga entrance exams kung bakit hindi ako nakapasa sa mga pinagexam’an kong University. at kung bakit hindi talaga ko nadala sa Engineering. siguro nga. siguro nga. kung anu-ano ng pumasok sa utak ko. Siguro nga di talaga ko matalino sa Math. Sa trigo 55 lang nakuha ko. tapos sa algebra hindi samin sinabi pero dalawang Test ang di ko nasagutan. Yung Test B at yung last part na prove. nasagutan ko yung unang Test pero nagkabali-baliktad yung na multiply ko. Sobrang baba ng mga nakuha ko. Wala naman akong dapat sisihin kundi ang sarili ko. Tapos nung wednesday, hindi na kinaya ng sarili kong umiyak. Nagkaroon kami ng grouping sa College Trigonometry. may ibibigay na sasagutan si Sir sa board. at kailangan naming masagutan syempre.. Eh may +20pts. kasi sa Prelims. Ako lang ata ang kinakabahan sa lahat ng magkakaklase. Gustong-gusto ko maperfect. Samantalang yung iba kong classmate lalo na yung mga matatalino sa Math sobrang chill lang sila samantalang ako, sobrang kabamuch talaga hahaha. Breathe & take a break! Nananalangin na kong masagutan ko talaga lahat. Syempre ayoko din kasing ma-disappoint yung mga kagrupo ko sakin. kumbaga kung di ko aayusin pati sila walang +20pts. sa exam, lalo na’t inaasahan pa naman nila ko. naku. Sabi pa ni Patrick Non, kayang kaya na ni Sheim yan. Sa isip ko, hala ako? paano na to? hindi ako magaling sa Math. tapos yung chukchakchenes na .11 na sinasagutan namin Math Error pa sabay Syntax Error. Salamat ha. hmp. Sobrang mabagal ako magsagot. Matagal mag function ang utak ko gawa ng deterioration of the brain ko. here we go again, flagging memory. Hinati ko kami sa dalawang grupo sa number 2 kami nina Patrick Non, at yung isa namin bagong kaklase ang nagsagot. at yung number 1 sina Bien Simeon, at Amiel Lopez at the rest na mga natira. Naprepressure na ko ng marinig kong +20pts. ang ibang grupo. habang kami madaling madali na matapos. natapos namin yung number 2. yung number 1 naman di nasagutan nina Bien. at hindi pa namin napansin na may number 3. Kahit +1 point man lang wala kaming plus (+) kahit pinilit ko pa si Sir na +5pts. man lang kasi tama naman yung number 2, wala pa rin. Ayun nung lumabas na mga classmates ko pinipilit kong di lumuha pero di napigilang pumatak mga luha ko. May phobia na ata ako sa Math dati pa. Dati ko pa naman iniiyakan yung Math. kaya nagflashback na lang lahat ng mga kahinaan ko sa Math. Hindi ako umiyak ng dahil di kami nakakuha ng +20pts. naging self pity lang talaga ko na ang pakiramdam ko ang hina hina ko sa Math. nakakainis. Mahal ko ang Math pero bakit hindi ako mahal ng Math :'(((( Pinipilit ko magaral sa Math kaso mukhang ayaw talaga sakin ng Math. Akala pa nina Amiel galit ako sa kanila dahil di nila natapos yung binigay kong sasagutan nila pero hindi, sinisisi ko talaga yung sarili ko na napakabagal ko magsagot. At pati sila nadamay kasi di ako magaling sa Math. Lagi na lang ako nahihirapan pag time pressure. katulad nung quiz namin sa Math nung lastweek (friday) nakikita ko yung katabi ko na nasa Test B na habang ako number 2 pa lang sa Test A. huhuhuhu. Dahil may papasok sa Room 203 ayoko namang may makakita saking naiyak. Tumakbo ako ng C.R ng umiiyak at nakatungo. doon ko binuhos lahat. Nagpapacomfort lang ako kay Lord hanggang sa canteen at hindi ako kumaen nakinig lang ako ng Worship Songs. tapos umakyat ng Library ganun pa din nakatungo at nagpapacomfort kay Lord. hanggang sa lumabas ako ng library pumunta ko dun sa likod ng library kung saan maganda yung view at mas nakakarefresh ang hangin. Nagkwento lang ako kay Andrea at kinomfort niya ko. Maya-maya pumunta na kaming room. tapos tulala lang ako ng bigla kong sabihan ng classmate ni kuya na si kuya tobi na umiiyak daw ako. kaya pumunta muna kong canteen bumili ng milo. Salamat din Liriel Alvarez at Mariella Mercado sa pag-comfort. Tapos nun pagkabalik ko sa classroom nagisip-isip ako. na kung palagi lang ba kong magiging self pity at iisipin ko na di ko kaya may manyayari ba sakin? Oo nga no. Pagtapos akong i-comfort ni Lord agad-agad naman niya ko binigyan ng wisdom. Na kaya ko to! Matututo din ako kailangan ko lang mag-aral ng mabuti sa Math. Kung sana pala high school pa lang inintindi ko na yung mga tinuro sa algebra at trigo, kung sana nagkainterest na ko sa Math una palang at kung sana di ko pinaeasy easy di sana di ako nahihirapan ng ganto. Kung sana lang talaga. narealize ko na malaking pundasyon din pala ang pagaaral nung high school. Nakakapangsisi pero alam kong di pa huli ang lahat.
Para sayo ano ba ang Math at Paano ba mapapadaling intindihin ang Math? (Let’s hear it from the math experts):
Math? Just like a life with one problem and answer. Paano mapapadali? Do the basics. In short kung san ka mas comfortable yun ang gawin mo. Pinaka madali, nood ng youtube regarding problems.
– Engr. Jethan Jeff Dulay
Ang math para sakin? yun yung para siyang word puzzles. Maiintindihan mo lang ung math kung aalamin mo kung anu ano yung basics. Madali yan kapag master mo yung mga basic math.
– Engr. Jeff Dreo
Math is all about calculation and solutions that you will encounter in our daily life. How to make it easy? I think you’ll just analyze it deeply and learn to be patient to all the calculation until you get the answer.
– Engr. Ralph Madronero
Ang math pala for me, Hindi lang sya consist of numbers, variables etc. It’s more on being persistent to analyze and solve problems. Yung hindi mo, basta basta sinusukuan until you know how you come up with that answer. Gumamit ng code switching, kasi not everyone can understand English very well, tapos good approach ng professor as students if there are questions, para may interaction at the same time, natatanong ng students yung prof. sa mga Hindi nila naintindihan .
– Engr. Elcia Marata
Math makes people cry But if you learn it, it will make you smile. Math is fun if you know how to solve, Math is boring if you don’t know how to. The best way to understand it easily is by practicing it always.
– Engr. Lyndon Libed
Ang Math para sa akin, isa siyang “Discipline” kasi dito mo masusukat kung gaano ka katiyaga sa isang bagay. Kung sa mga simple problems eh wala ka ng tiyagang palabasin ang sagot sa bawat problema what more sa totoong problema edi wala ka na ding tiyaga. Paano mapapadali ang Math? Simple lang. Mag practice ka mag solve. Kung hindi mo kaya mag isa mag solve magpaturo sa Math Prof. At ang pag aaral ng math hindi kung kelan mo lang gusto. Dapat inaaraw araw yan kahit 1.5 hours per day.
– Engr. Patrick Mosquera
Ang math ay isang subject na iba sa lahat . Ang math ay isang skill na hindi masyadong kailangang mag memorize . Um mapapadali ang math kung uumpisahan muna sa basic hangang sa mas matataas na level nito .
– Cedrick Untalan
Math ?? Yun yung subject na kailangan ng matinding pagiisip concentration.. It’s all about numbers kaya kung minsan masakit sa ulo pero once na naintindihan mo na ung buong subject magiging madali lng to. Para namann mabilis lng maintindihan tong subject na to.. walang madaling way actually you need to study it.. tas magfocus ang seryosohin dapat hindi ung ginagawang joke lng.. karamihan kasi sa mga estudyante ngayon porket alam nilang mhirap yung math di na nila iniintindi kc alam nilang di nila kaya w/c is wrong.. kung iintindihin lng nila mas magiging madali yun.
– Ricky Berug
Math ay pag-aaral tungkol sa paano mo masosolve ang isang problem kahit anong problem, basta isipin mo lang na para ka lang nag-aaral ng iba pang mga subject.
– Kyle Avedaña
Para saken yung math, nakakatakot. Pero nakakaenjoy. HAHAHA mas magiging madali siya intindihin kung magaling yung nagpapaintindi sayo.
– Angela Cruz
Math is very complex but it can be easy by enjoying it and applying it on your personal life.
– Samantha Sarcia
You need to love it. because if you don’t love it how can you understand what is math. Kailangan talaga mahal mo ang isang bagay para mas madali.
– Arnold Bartolini
Medyo drama to pati malalim. ‘Yung math po para saken, para siyang isang little “challenges”. Kumbaga sa buhay, parang eto ‘yung kung papano gawin ang isang sirang tv, magsaulo ng mga ganto at ganyan, kung paano ka matututong magswimming. Syempre mahihirapan ka sa umpisa, yung feeling mo sa sobrang hirap, susuko ka na. Pero kahit ganon, kahit alam mong mahirap, nakakaenjoy pa din. ‘Yung tipong, curious ka kung ano yung result na makukuha pagkatapos ng mga effort mo. Wala naman nakakapagpadali sa Math. Actually hindi siya ganon kahirap (wala sa pagmamayabang ha. :P), kailangan mo lang magenjoy sa ginagawa mo. Make Math your passion lang.
– John Rey Tungul
Math is interdependent with science.. Math helps us understand science, science improves math.
– Melchor Ortaleza
Math, parang life. May kulang, may nawawala, may problem, pero at the end… nahahanap, nakikita kasi may formula, and theres always solutions in every problem… And syempre may specific formula sa bawat problems. Hindi mo masasagutan ng tama kapag ang solution mo palang mali na.
– Renato Alba
Masasabe ko lng sa lahat ng di nakakaappreciate sa math eh sila yung hndi alam kung para san ba talaga ang math.
– Jefrey Silang
Kung hindi mo kaya ngayon, hindi ibig sabihin hindi mo na kaya habang buhay. Mahirap pero kakayanin kung hindi mo susukuan.
– Tyrone Jasper Reodica
Tips sa Math from ememalberts (http://memealberts.wordpress.com/tag/help-in-math/)
1. HUWAG MONG ISIPING MAHIRAP ANG MATH. Ang nangyayari kasi, wala pa yung problem iniisip mong mahirap kaya inaabsorb ng utak mo at buong katawan mo, ang nangyayari tuloy nagiging close minded ka at inaayawan mo na yung lesson. Puro ka nalang “ANG HIRAP! ANG HIRAP!”
2. Learn and MASTER the basics. Dapat mani nalang sayo mag-add, subtract, multiply at magdivide ng simpleng numbers. Sounds elementary huh? Pero believe me kasi kung hindi ka marunong sa basics, paano pa kaya yung komplikado(DUH!)? Tsaka yung operations of integers. Alam ko medyo masakit siya sa ulo pero kapag namaster mo na yung mga equation na may iba-ibang signs, magiging madali nalang yung iba pang problem.
3. Take down notes(especially yung mga example). Makinig ka sa klase. Sayang naman laway ng teacher kung hindi ka makikinig di ba? Wag mong idahilan sa akin na hindi mo maintindihan. Kung willing kang umintindi, magegets at magegets mo yan. Huwag kang mahiya magtanong. Hindi naman porket nagtanong ka eh indication nun na mahina ka, ibig sabihin lang nun willing kang matuto.
4. Siyempre hindi lang practice. CONSTANT PRACTICE. Kapag alam mong hindi mo gaano nagets yung lesson, aralin mo notes mo. Pag-aralan mo yung diniscuss tapos magpractice ka. Kuha ka ng papel, kunin mo yung problem(yung problem o question lang ha) tapos ilayo mo notebook mo sayo. Try mo kung kaya mo na ba siya isolve. Kung hindi pa, review mo ulit notes mo until makaya mo na. Sanayin mo sarili mo sa ganitong routine, sinasabi ko sayo TIYAGA LANG TALAGA.
5. As you go along the way with Math, mapapansin mo yung patterns ng Math. Pare-pareho lang naman kasi halos yung mga ginagawa sa Math(ex. basic operations) familiarize yourself with the patterns at magiging madali nalang ang mga bagay-bagay sayo.
6. Dahil mahihirap ang Math hw, siyempre kumokopya din pero make sure na magpapaturo ka dun sa kinopyahan mo. Kung hindi sa kinopyahan mo, dun sa marunong. Wag mahiyang magpaturo, kaklase man o teacher. Pero kung kaya mo na, ikaw na mismo gumawa ng assignment o homework mo. There’s no harm in trying.
7. Give time for Math. Para yang kasintahan, bigyan mo ng oras at gaganti sayo(in a good or bad way depende kung paano mo siya tinrato). Mahalin mo siya, mamahalin ka din niya.
8. Wag mo icompare ang sarili mo sa ibang tao pagdating sa Math. Ang issue ay ikaw, kung natutunan mo ba yung lesson at kung papasa ka ba? Mind yourself, not others. Kung magaling siya, eh di siya na. Kung ikaw hindi pa, eh di mag-aral at magpractice ka.
9. Hardwork, determination and commitment. Do I have to explain this?
10. Last resort na ito. Kung hindi mo talaga makuha, maghire ng tutor. O kaya kausapin ang isang kaibigan na magaling sa Math tapos sa kanya ka lagi magpaturo. Last thing nga pala, yung mga willing lang matuto ang tunay na natututo.
Just like what Sir Anothony Sibayan said on our first day in class.
“Simplify the complicated” at hindi “Complicate the simple.”
In most cases, liking math in the first place comes from being good at it, and if you’re good at it, you probably don’t need help learning math facts. How if I’m not good at it? 😦 For many of us, math is drudgery: doable, but requiring so much work and practice and intensity of focus that it becomes too much, and we turn off to it. “Math is hard for me” becomes, “I hate math,” and usually quite quickly. But now, I want to change my perspective when it comes to Math. I know I can do this. I know I’m better than this. Since Monday is our first prelim examination, I have to study hard either love it or hate it.
Mahirap ang subject na ito, at mapapatingin ka sa langit para humingi ng gabay at para maintindihan mo yung lesson. Pero hanggang ngayon napapaisip pa din ako, bakit kaya may mga hinahanap na ‘x’ and y, bakit may slope, range, domain.. Yung mga ganun! Kawindang eh!
Sabi nga ng classmate ko nung quiz namin, MATH – It should be analyzing, understanding and learning how problems are being solve because not all the time you can still memorize those steps but if you learn how to solve those problems its easier for you to find any solution to that. Remember, its better to know how that happened than just memorizing the steps to make it happen.. Hahaha anyway. That’s only my opinion.
Totoo naman. Sha, tatalino din ako sa Math. Hahahaha. Ang anak ng Diyos, matalino! kailangan lang ng determinasyon, tiwala, willingnes, at tiyaga.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13, NIV
Faith without action is death.
Heading off to college is both an exciting and challenging experience. First, exciting because you will have new school to go, new classmates to meet and new environment. Second, challenging because in College you will make many decisions that can bring you down or bring you up to success. There’s a lot of trial and error to experience. and definitely, a lot of temptation also. But of course, I know my identity in Christ. Why should I be afraid of? It’s heartbreaking to say farewell to high school life but I know as I close this chapter of my life, I will open another one. When I graduated high school level, the first question poped in my mind was “What’s school will I enroll to? & What course is really for me? in other word, What is God’s plan for me?”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
The pressure is setting in..
The University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) is one of the most awaited exams a high school student would take. It brings about a certain anticipation coupled with anxiety. It is, after all, the first and usually the biggest entrance test graduating students take. All the other entrance exams to other universities come after it. When you say intelligent people, first university will come to your mind, is UP. Many students are dreaming for it. It’s because everyone knows that in our future when we’re applying for jobs, school will be one of the most basis for acceptance. And UP is the best school, as others say. All my life, I’ve dreamed of studying at the University of the Philippines. I’ve yearned to become a scholar ng bayan for about a years now. I was so positive that I’ll get to study there one day; hence, my parents didn’t allow me to take entrance exam at UP for several reason, then I have no choice but to obey them, accept the fact that I’m not for UP & just look for other university out there. I tried to convinced them but eventually, it turned out to be a hopeless case, I didn’t even hear ‘Yes, You can take UPCAT’
So I look for other University. I planned to be an Engineer. Field of Electronics and Communication. I don’t know why I really like this course, I’m really determined to be an engineer in the future. I’m really confused with this. Since I was kinder, Since I steped in school, I dreamed to be TV Host/Radio Host/News Caster/News Reporter/VJ/ anything that are related to Mass Communication Major in Broadcasting. That’s my passion &- at the same time, I know that I’m good in talking and talking and talking, that’s why. hehehe, If you know me then you don’t need to ask me anymore why. Fourth year high school, everything has changed. I don’t know why. God really put me on the course were I’m not really good at; I’m not passionate, I have no interest, in other word, I don’t like’em. Related in Math. Like wuuuut? Why engineer? So, I have no choice, I need to become a Math lover. Math wizard? lol, Fourth year, I tried to listen to our teacher, I do also my assignments, I do recite, I do my seatworks. I’m trying to understand those <errrrrr>. I can’t explain. I don’t like trigonometry, ever! I was just thinking that time; ” Pag ba nag-trabaho na ako susukatin ko pa ba yung angle angle ng bawat gagawin ko ” Math really driving me crazy. I totally hate math when I started to saw letters? x+y. I dunno know, I love math when I was elementary, I really like to join math quiz bee’s, anything related to math but 1st year to 4th year High school, I have no interest to listen to our math teacher anymore. I am too shy to say this but honestly, I don’t understand anything about Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry that were discussed by our teachers. hehehe, Then, Ok Laugh. I know in myself that I tried hard.
I prefer BS Electronics Communication Engineering at Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig. that was January 15, 2014 (first batch) when I take an entrance exam So here it is, I was being positive to pass the exam. I claimed, I declared, and I prayed harder. If this Is really God’s will for me then I will be part of this institution but unfortunately, I didn’t pass 😦 I failed. When, TUP already sent a letter in our house, I’m still sleeping that time and I heard my parents was talking about that I didn’t pass the exam, they wake me up and told me I didn’t make it. But I thought everything was a Joke. They’re just kiddin’ me, I know that. So, before I woke up, I pray first. I was declaring that I pass TUP-exam but suddenly, Sheim Jarra Blanco Palmes, You FAILED! (Take note: It’s capital F-A-I-L-E-D!) It hurts. that was the feeling when I read the TUP- letter. Ouch! Well, I didn’t have to be shocked. I didn’t answer all the parts of exam, I leave 30 items on Test G, and aside from that I didn’t ate my breakfast before I took the exam so my brain is hanging upside down while taking exam, Like what is this? ‘Sequence, napakabagal mag-isip. tsk’ . As if my expectations haven’t been deflated enough, I failed miserably in math for sure, as always. My math ability disappoints me. then, I know I’m just an average student since I was born to study; surely, the public school produces great, smart and intelligent student. who am I compared to those students, while me studied in private school ever since. Just like what other says, There are more intelligent students in public schools while me grew up in private school, I have nothing to blow. I really felt down. But I have to accept it. On that day, I easily get up, and look for other university again. As I said to myself, ‘I have to rise up and not to stick with this thing. I don’t have to be affected all over. Why should I? eh, I am being so loved by my great Daddy God, I was able to find strength to at least stop disappointing myself after those bad result. I don’t have to be sad all day, all night, because I know I am destined for bigger dreams and bigger goals in life, all I have to do is to embrace it and let it happen! My future is secured in His hands. I just have to trust Him.
My classmates told me that there are free cheng eng teng scholarship exams on SPCBA so, I grab it.
I’ve got 50% discount. I passed. I know God won’t let me down.
Of course, I have to look for other school again. SPCBA is just my option.
The day I take PUPCET.
I take PUPCET at Sta.Rosa branch even though there is a San Pedro branch here. I prefer Sta. Rosa the reason is there is no Electronics Communication Engineering at San Pedro so I decided to go for Sta. Rosa. Then for a few weeks I settled my requirements for PUPCET. My mama paid 525pesos on land bank, and I take a 2×2 picture, before the day of my Entrance Exam. I was able to fix that all. When it’s all done. I was so very excited, I told myself that this time I need to pass this. I am very determined & I am really optimistic that time. I was full of positive thoughts on my mind I know that I can do this and I am highly favor by my Almighty God in Heaven but deep inside of course, I can’t prevent, I am a lil’bit frightened. I was just wondering If I didn’t pass this then, I know my parents will be disappointed to me. They spend money for me, for my entrance exams, then I just failed it all. First TUP then now PUP even though I pass SPCBA. It’s just an option in case I didn’t pass all the entrance exams I took. Aside from that It’s just my classmates who persuades me to take cheng eng teng scholarship exam. (wala namang mawawala) Let’s try SPCBA, It’s free and we can get a scholarship so I was just like ‘ Tara! Tara! Ok. Back to PUPCET hehe The day came. March 30 (2nd Shift) I was claiming that time to pass the exam. After 2 hours travellin’ I was at Mcdonald near Puregold Tagapo. I’m too early to go at PUP Sta. Rosa yet, I have to wait 3 hours. My mama told me that I have to eat breakfast first to prevent my brain hanging upside down (lol) so, I can answer my exam well. (I don’t want my TUP-experience to happen again, no breakfast then, this time I have to eat a lot) After 2 and a half hours, well, here I come PUP! There was a fresh air there but when I already come inside like woooooah ‘Sobrang init, anggulo ng linya, ang daming tao at damang-dama ko na ang feeling sa public’ Sorry po for being maarte hehehe, that’s my first time to encounter like that. Pero inside my heart, I want this one. I want this campus. Campus where I am going to be developed & campus where I am going to conquer for Jesus! It’s challenging & I’m really ready to get out of my boat, to stand out my comfort zone. & I’m ready to face those struggles that I will encounter everyday of my college life, for sure watatatatata. I was so exhausted even I’m not still in the room. ‘Am I having an audition for Pinoy Big Brother?’. I’m ready to take the exam. There are two proctors there the other one was really like a monster; Very strict. I was so scared to be embarassed that time so, behave sheimy. Don’t talk too much. & do the best you can aja! While taking the exam, the girl that sent from above is about to checked our requirements at some later time, again I failed. ‘Punit ang paper ko ‘ ☹I thought I have to cut it because there’s a dotted lines there but that’s just an “I thought” huhuhu ☹ Thank God, she just whisper to me that ‘next time’.. *sigh* And yes! she didn’t announced it in the whole class. I’m safe. Next time, double read the instructions, sheimy! “Ako lang yung nakahating papel” ='( I realized that I really don’t check the instruction clearly or maybe listened. My mama already told me not to cut it in half because there’s no instruction there to cut the e-permit but suddenly I didn’t followed and still I cut it in a half and followed the dotted lines. Always failed (⌣̩̩́_⌣̩̩̀) then after taking the exam my name is special mention, like woooah this is so embarassing! Palmes, you have to complete the right requirements on or before April 02. My 2×2 picture size is just 1.5×1.5 picture size. So then, my mama spend money again. That time we went in rush to Sta.Rosa Bayan to re-scan it in 2×2 picture size and back to PUP again. We have to fall in line again & again. Super haba! We have waited for one and a half hours. After a long journey. I failed. Sad to say, I didn’t pass the PUPCET. April 29, I’m ready to check the result on PUP.edu website, (even though I am already enrolled in AMA Computer College Biñan) Yesterday, I silently prayed and hoped that I got to see my name as one of the passers. but yeah, I didn’t see my name. My heart was crushed. Okay. It made me sad, but I think I really deserved it since I didn’t study. My papa always reminds me every now and then to study harder. He told me that How can I pass those exams If I don’t have an interest to study and learn more. He bought me a lot of books, but I didn’t open those expensive books ever since. I thought I can pass it even if I didn’t review. I was so confident with my stock knowledge. but unfortunately, that’s not enough!
One thing a realized : FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEATH
Yes, I know this! that Faith without action is death. but sometimes, We forget what’s the real essence of this when we’re about to that situation. Do something and Let it happen! I have to accept because I know It’s really my fault, no other than. I didn’t study well. And I also have a doubt in myself to pass those entrance exams. I was so self-pity which is not good. But then again, I know that God has a better plan for me. I kind of got over it as the time passed by. The Lord has His ways. I know He knows what the best for me.
So, eventually, I was enrolled last week (April 22 ) to AMA Computer College taking BS Computer Science. I took the AMA-entrance exam and yeah, I passed. Still, I have a lil’bit bitterness with those entrance exams I failed. If I know that I will not pass it and still I fall with this campus, I wish that I didn’t take those exams in other universities to not feel this disappointments. But then, when I read my bible, it uplift my soul and spirit. It reminds me that ” THERE’S ALWAYS BE A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING”
And another blessing, I got a political scholarship on Munsipyo from our Vice Mayor – Hon. Rafael P. Campos. 50% discount until I graduate to college but there’s also a maintaining grade. I thank God for this. He never failed to bless and to amaze me and I know he will never ever fail. This scholarship is such a big help for my family.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. (Psalms 37:24, NLT)
Anyway, here is the pencil I used for my TUP-entrance exam and PUPCET. After posting this picture on VSCO, I told this to my mama and papa: “Pakiramdam ko po talaga hindi ako matalino =(” WARNING: Don’t ever tell it to yourself – (Wag gayahin!) Hehehe. We are all intelligent because we are the children of God. Tuloy ang buhay! hehehe. I am really too shy to share this entrance exams experiences. I don’t want this to share on facebook or to other social networks. After all this failures? Why do I have to? Just to share my failures to other people and to underestimate me? but definitely, no.. that’s not the point. Lately, I was about to share this to my other friends. I realized that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Because of this experience, I learned a lot. Getting stronger now and then, and being more determined to study. Mas lalong nangarap! Dream High.
Now I know what’s really my purpose. I know what’s really am I for. After praying it for almost 1 and a half year, Always telling Him, ‘Not my will but, Father, Let your will be done’ Finally, God already put me there& I know I was born for this: [since grade 2, I am very interested to this stuff without tutoring me, (Glory to God) though, it’s basic but I have a lil’bit knowledge. & I can’t imagine that on my very young age, I am really passionate to do this thing and at the same time, still learning. I didn’t expect to be on this course, Honestly, I don’t like to take Computer-related courses because my kuya is already an IT. And at the same time, Engineering to Computer Science? huh? It’s like Hardware to Software? Well, I am going to embrace this, because I know this is God’s will for me.) I AM BORN TO BE..
Keep Dreaming! Keep Believing! Never Stop!
My Breathe Campference 2014 Experience
Isa ito sa mga napakasayang campference, nakakablessed na gathering at memorable event ngayong taon, Isa ito sa parte ng buhay ko na tunay akong nakaranas ng Freedom, which I exhale all my burdens, inhale all of HIS blessings and favor, catch the miracles & get caught by the vision. Ito rin yung araw na binigay ko yung best ko to serve God through Media. Ibinibigay ko naman ang best ko everytime na nagproprojector ako dahil alam ko that’s for the Lord and I was able to do that to glorify HIM and to honor HIM, pero sa tingin ko nung campference ibang iba talaga eh. Paanong ibang iba? yun yung araw na sobrang nakakapagod at alam ko lahat kami sobrang pagod na pagod hindi lang ako but all of us. Kung tutuusin nakaupo lang naman ako mag-gabi at pindot lang ako ng pindot ng arrows (up & down) pero that time I really felt the exhaustion and languidness. takbo dito, usb doon, bulong dito, ate zyra doon, pagkakamali dito, at pasensyahan dito, pasensyahan doon. Siguro failed man sa paningin ng iba, ang dami kong mali sa mga lyrics, napakadali na lang ng gagawin ko pero hindi ko pa magawa ng maayos, pero yun yon eh, it’s not about that, yung mga pagkakamali ko. For me, masaya ako para gawin ang bagay na iyon. I know that even the little things I’ve done that day, I bring smile to God’s face. Napakaliit lang ng bagay na iyon yung pagproproject ko, pero It brings joy to me because pleasing GOD is one of the purpose of our life. It’s a important task to do that. Para sakanya yon eh. It’s a pleasure and honor to serve the King of all Kings. Truly no regrets to serve HIM for all of those failures and ‘pagalit moment’s nina Ate Zy, Kuya Jon, at Ate Nadz. Kaya naman nung campference punong-puno ako ng presence niya at ng mga salita niya sa loob ng dalawang araw (April 17-18, 2014). Syempre hindi hahayaan ni Lord na hindi ako ma’empower at hindi ko maranasan ang matinding matinding presence niya. I saw the reign of God sa tuwing Praise & Worship. Grabe! We really open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the opportunities that God presents for us to participate fully, and to experience HIS unconditional love. wala akong masabi kung hindi Wow. all of our lives are enriched and deepened. I am grateful beyond measure for the work of God.
For the Scriptures say, As surely as I live, says the LORD, “every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11, NLT)
Grabe! talagang nakita ko at saksi ako na every knee bow down before HIM & every tongue confess to God. I was so amazed that time. kaya hindi ko napigilang kuhaan ng litrato ang moment na to. Every family strive to please Him. We cannot do this on our own strength. All of us need total dependence on Him. Too wonderful to saw that moment.
Well, masyado na ata akong nagii-skip sa mga pangyayari. Isa-isahin natin ang mga experience ko simula ng Day 1 to Day 2. Umpisahan natin sa excitement ko nung April 16, 2014 (kinabukasan campference na!)
ALERT ALERT ALERT! Ate Zyra’s Post on Digisciples:
* Guys kaya natin to. Hehehe. :)))))) Mag-share lang tayo ng mag-share. Invite people who are NEEDY, RELUCTANT and UNWANTED. Gusto ni Lord ng FULL HOUSE, ung punong-puno. Kaya natin ito with the grace of God 🙂
* We have one day left. I encourage everyone to promote & reshare everything. Malaki po ang networks natin. Madami tayong friends. Maraming makakakita nung ads. Please invite EVERYONE. We have 24 hours left. Thanks.
* Please alert the Digisciples to be very loud and promoting the campference specially today as in very loud…invite everyone…. (from Pastor Toto)
Kaya naman, todo-todo at push na push na ang lahat magplug. infernesss, ang saya sa pakiramdam makita yung wall mo na punong-puno ng Breathe 2014. hash tag dito, hash tag doon! Aligaga na ang lahat magshare ng magshare ng ads mapa-digisciple man o hindi. sa sobrang excited at sobrang tuwa ko sa kakapromote ng Breathe 2014 hindi pa ako nakakapag-ayos online forev lang hehehe, at nung magprepepare na ko ng gamit at damit ko. Halaness! Ang CYOD at UP shirt ko pala nasa labahan, Sorry na favorite shirt. Kaya ito laba time. Wet look sila:
Hindi rin naging madali sakin bago maka-attend ng Breathe Campference 2014, andaming challenges. Una na yung pagpapaalam, yung pambili ng ticket at pagsagot ng ticket sa mga mentees (Ang sakit walang pumunta sa kanila). Yung tipong the week ahead, todo sipag muna ko sa tahanan gusto ko rin silang ma-invite pero napakaliit ng faith ko nung mga panahon na iyon. masyado akong naging hopeless na hindi na talaga sila makakapunta sa camp huhu! so at the end, nalungkot ako at wala yung family ko don 😦
Heto na, gising na! Emeee’excited na kaya hindi na ko nakatulog inantay ko na lang mag’5:30AM para bumangon. Ewan ko ba nung gabing yon sobrang excited ako. kakaiba yung excited ko di ko madefine to the highest level hehe.
Ready na ako for:
Yeyyyywoooh! Nasa mini stop na ako. Ren, Ezekhiel, Raimeld, Joechelle, Elsid & of course, Me, excited na excited na kami pumunta sa Muntinlupa Sports Complex. Papalapit pa lang ako sa kanila, at nakikita ko na sila, (sorry I’m late) Nagagalak na talaga ko. Kasi makakapunta yung cell group, Eyak na puso ko. Iinggitin namin sina Renzo at Jezther. Kaya habang naglalakad kami nagvivideo kami haha. very detailed yung video yun nga lang di ma-upload kahit hanggang ngayon, kaya ito picture na lang na kuwnari video siya kaya may play button, print screen lang yan hehe. sayang yung pagkahaba-habang video nauwi sa Upload Error. Buwis buhay kaya cellphone ko, ilabas ba naman sa daan. kaya tinago ko na siya pagsakay ng jeep mahirap na! hehehe~
Sorry medyo maingay ako ng mga panahon na iyan kaya di maganda ang tamang angle ng aking face. napakaliwanag pa ng araw kaya medyo kunot ang noo. hehe
Pagkababa namin ng jeep nag-aantay na samin si Jafet. tapos di pa namin alam kung maglalakad ba kami or sasakay kaya nag stand -by muna kami ng panandalian kaya mas tumagal. Gusto ko ng sumakay kasi baka ma’late sa devotion pero sila ayaw nila sumakay, syempre unity ayokong ako lang sasakay. hehe sabi ni Ren, eh kung naglalakad na kaya tayo andun na siguro tayo. Teka teka, picture muna:
Here we come, Breathe 2014.
Pagdating ko don, late pa pala ko sa digi, buti na lang hindi pa nagdedevotion hehe. tapos ayaw kaming papasukin doon. kasi kailangan may I.D eh yung I.D namin na kay Ate Zy/Kuya Niko medyo natagalan kaming nasa labas. kaya sa CYOD muna kami kumuha ng I.D at nung may I.D na kami, Nakapasok na kami. Yehey! This is it. The most awaited event this year, Breathe Campference 2014. Everyone was so excited and expecting the greater things to come. Pagdating ko doon, medyo napagsabihan agad (failed), Late ka sheimie eh. Kaya set-up na mehh, tapos Countdown na yihiee! dumadami na yung tao. Ang lahat ay aligaga. syempre lahat din kaming excited na to Jump Jump and Shout Shout. National Anthem then Praise & Worship
I feel alive, I come alive I am alive on God’s great dance floor♫
After Praising the Lord, introduction to speaker na. Our first speaker is.. (tentenen!):
Pastor Elizabeth ‘beth’ Paller
Then the Lord God formed a manfrom the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7, NIV)
3 Steps into Freedom:
- Know that Jesus came to set us free.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NIV)
Even we are still bondage, Mahal tayo ni Lord. We live because of the grace of God.
No prisoner has the key to unlock the door
2. Know your identity in Christ
It can desolve strongholds, deception, ignorance.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)
- The primary weapon of the devil to a person into bondage is deception
- Lahat ng tumatanggap kay Lord, ay annointed
- Don’t let the enemy steal your identity
- Take your responsibility and speak directly to satan
- Always think kung nakakaplease kay Lord
- Satan is like a invisible germ
- Submit yourselves to God
Nakakablessed si Ptra. Beth, hihi, Now I know that I am free from my all Bondages.
Testimony of Pastora Lazalita:
Next (2nd) Speaker. (tentenennn!):
Pastor Willy Lazalita (from FJC Cabuyao)
Blessings Receive Everyone Available To Have Eternal Life
6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
10 So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’”
12 But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13 “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’ 14 Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them 15 until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
16 Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18 Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”
Sa verse na yan nag-focus si Pastor. Nagka-impact talaga sakin yung sinabi ni Pastor na: ” Ang taong anak ng diyos na may courage ay careful at ang taong anak ng diyos na may tapang ay open-minded ” There’s always a “Na” . I realized that there are times that I don’t have enough courage then maybe I’m not careful. Sometimes, I don’t have that ‘tapang‘ then maybe because I’m not that open-minded.
Pray Energetic | Take possessions, and Praise & Worship our GOD, wholeheartedly. Keep HIS commands and obey HIM always. Thanks for the realization, Pastor Willy!
After Pastor Willy’s word, Praise & Worship again.
Ito yung part na medyo naiyak ako. Hindi lang pala medyo, pero Oo talaga hehe
Ito kasi yung part na pupuntahan mo yung family mo. Ang totoo niyan, pinipigilan ko pa umiyak nung mga panahong ito. kaso di kinaya eh. Nakakalungkot lang na nakikita mo yung mga family’s na nagyayakapan. And Me? I was wondering na andun din sila. Kahit nagproprojector ako nakatungo lang ako kaya medyo nahihiya talaga ko. Pero yun kasi yung way ko to express myself na nalulungkot talaga ko. At hindi ko kailangan pigilin. Kaya naman, I decided to hug my mentor. Siya nga! Siya nga muna ang family ko dun hehe *my spiritual mom- Ate Mae* Sabi ko sakanya, Nalulungkot ako wala mentees ko wala pa family ko. How sad 😦 Pero buti na lang andun siya, may tao pa rin akong maiiyakan ko na malapit sa aking puso. (lalim). Niyakap ko na rin ang iba ko pang mga Leaders. At ito! Ito ang wow. hehehe, I was strong enough to say ” Ate Mitch – pahug naman po ” . Grabeeee! Masayang masayang masaya ako pakiramdam ko nakahinga ko ng malalim. Niyakap ako ng mother of multitudes – Pastor Mitch Gustillo. To be honest, nung tumapak pa lang ako sa Faithful Jesus Church. Nahihiya ako kena Pastor. Kahit say-Hi lang, wala talaga akong lakas ng loob. kaya naman nung niyakap ko siya, heaven– ang feeling hehe. Para sa akin, siya ang pinaka the best Preacher. She keep me inspired now and then. Tipong magpre-preach siya, laging nakahanda ang tenga mo kahit wala ka pang tulog. Tapos nung yumakap na nga ako nakapagsalita pa ko take note ng hindi pa utal-utal hehehe, Nung una kinakabahan pa ko yumakap pero ito na yun. this is it. Grab the opportunity sheimy! Ng makapagsalita na ako. di ko din nakalimutan yung sinabi niya sa akin : ” Always be reminded of Vision. For now, kay Lord ka na lang muna kahit wala ang family at mentees mo ” . 20 words + 1 comma yan, pero sobrang nakalift-up ng soul sakin ang mga salitang yan. Iba po talaga pag galing kay Tchr. Mitch, Like woooahhh!
May picture din kami ni Pastor Willy. hehe (2nd day na nga lang ito):
& then, It’s —
LUNCH TIME —
Sila po yung mga kasama ko kumaen:
After eating, Praise & Worship again:
Next (3rd speaker) | Our first guest speaker for Day1 (tentenenn!):
Pastor Raffy Panlilio
Dapat tayo ay multiplier para may product (productive).
Acts 11:19-26, NIV
19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
X Factor Multiplication Factor.
- CAMPAIGN (who you are for)
– means making somebody known & chosen by the peopl
* Ang taong walang Kristo sa puso ay hindi maliligtas
* Pag may balita may content
* Ang content ay mabuting balita ( He died for you!)
*Bawat balita may kaukulang response (Acts 20:21)
- CHARACTER (Acts 20:22)
* We should be CHRISTLIKENESS
* Don’t compare yourself to others, ang purpose natin ay maging katulad ni Kristo
* Jesus is the standard of Christianity
- COMPANY (who you are with)
* Itaas pa natin ang Panginoon
Lord, I want to make a name for you :”>
Maglalaro na. hehehe, syempre gusto ko sumali :
Last year, deer level ako. eh ngayon sa Sheep ako napunta, doon ako nilagay ni Ate Zyra. at heto na nga ako. Sorry na sa stolen ko. hehehe, wala akong magawa. Nagsusuggest lang naman po ako ng idea. Kaya naman ako nga yung gumanap na baby. nyek! Ungaaaa-ungaaaa-ungaaa- Medyo nakakahiya yon ah!
Next (4th speaker) Tentenennn:
Pastor Sally Camalig
Ito yung medyo di ko naabutan huhuhu. Ito yung oras na sobra ng nanghihina ang katawan ko. may sakit na ko neto. at sobrang init ko na.. Kaya naman nag-coffee muna ako with my Partner in Crime. Sorry medyo low quality:
Then, I have a picture with them. Break time (with Media Presentations)
Sa first picture, haha mata lang ang kita sakin para kunwari chinita haha joke lang. Hindi ko talaga alam kong bakit ako nakapikit diyan. Di man lang kasi bumilang ng 1-2-3 hehehe. Gusto ko kitang kita si Tchr. Mitch kaya yung mata ko na lang kita, ayos na ko! hehehe. Sa second picture, Finally! It’s my first picture with her. I’m so happy. It’s my pleasure to have a picture with her. Yihiyyyy, So blessed. Sa third picture naman, obviously I’m with my Partner in Crime, Hehehe.
Presentation of Kwadro (Nakaka-amaze ang last part nito):
Ang pinaka-inaantay ko pong Speaker. hehehe, kahit every Sunday Service siyang nagpre-preach samin, wala parin siyang kumpas sa mata, tenga at puso ko hehehe.
Session 6th : Pastor Mitch Gustillo
John 12:12-19, NIV
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;
see, your king is coming,
seated on a donkey’s colt.”[c]
16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”
” The result of the lack of trust in God’s plan results to blindness”
3 Kinds of People:
- CROWD – What’s in it for me?
* The tendency to be self-centered leads to deception
* If we are too focused on what we want, we will not see what we really need
- RELIGIOUS – Who is in control?
* Break-ups are needed for us to grow up
* God wants us to be depended on Him
* Only matured people can handle relationships well
- DISCIPLES – Why can’t I understand?
* Faithfulness should come after having faith
* Don’t be religious. Relationship dapat!
* There is no spiritual drive-thru. We have to pass through trials & tests to stretch our hearts and minds.
* The entrance of Jesus in our lives create wonderful experiences
Break out from the ordinary
* Only the engaged mind could create meaningful patterns
* Quitters never handle destiny
2. GET OUT OF THE RUT
Robotics unchallenged thinking
3. HOSANNA MOMENTS (Matthew 26:38)
means being led
* Life is an open door ♪
Wala man mga mentees ko, andito yung cell group ko. Praise God!
Day 1 pa lang nakakablessed na. I had a great day! ano pa ang Day 2. Sulit talaga!
Morning & Afternoon Praise & Worship..
Hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin po napopost itong My Breathe Campference 2014 Experience. Hehehe, medyo mahabang araw na ang nakalipad. medyo natagalan ata ako sa pagta’type ko sa mga word ng speakers. Well, medyo paiikliin ko na lang po ito ngayon.
Sa day2, nawalan ako ng pera as ing’ lahat ng pera, medyo-medyo malaki rin. syempre para sakin malaki na ang 300 pesos, dahil istudyante pa lang naman ako. Maaga akong umalis sa bahay ayoko kasing ma-late na namana ko ng katulad kahapon. Ito na nakasakay na ko sa tricyle nagbayad na ako ng 12 pesos, tapos nilabas ko na rin sa wallet ko yung 10 pesos para hindi na ako dudukot pag-sakay ko ng jeep. eventually, nalaglag nga ang wallet ko. yun ang sa tingin ko. pero yun na nga iyon. napansin ko na lang na nawala na yung wallet ko pagbaba ko ng jeep, andun ako sa mercury drug inaantay ko kasi si Jafet. tapos ng i-check ko yung wallet ko hala nawawala. ansa kutob ko ng nalaglag yung wallet ko kasi nga sira yung bukasan ng bag ko tapos, niwalang bahala ko lang tapos, as ing’ zero bal ako. Eh kailangan makabalik ako sa boundary as ing’ wala ko money tapos, tinawagan ko si Jafet napakahirap niya pa i-contact, So naiiyak na ko. sabi ko sa sarili ko, wala akong ka-pera pera. kakakuha ko lang ng pera kanina, kaka-recharge ko lang, at kailangan ko makabalik sa boundary napaka-effortless lang rin kung babalik pa ko dun edi sana di na lang ako pumunta dito. err, Naglalakad na ako pabalik ng boundary sabi ko sa sarili ko, Hala! aabutin ako ng sampung taon bago makapunta dun eh inaantay ako ni jafet nakakahiya. So, sabi ko kailangan ko makasakay ng libre. nagdadasal na ko habang nagaantay ng masasakyan may dumaan na tricycle na walang sakay. pero naghahanap ako ng mukhang good man. kaya I ask God for string discernement that time, tapos nakakita ako ng matandang nasa motor. nakita ko na siya kanina pa before pa ko nawalan o bumaba sa jeep. edi nagexplain-explain ako. hinatid na ko sa Manok ng Boundary wahhh. at pagbalik ko dun, ayun Wala na nga. naiiyak ako at the same time may inis. pero wala kong magawa. Alam kong iproprovide ni Lord ang lahat. pumasok sa isip ko na bakit ngayon pa ko nawalan ng pera. bakit ngayon pa? Bigla kong nakita sina Sid at Jafet sumakay na kami at pinautang muna ko. Thank you, Lord for sending them to me. pagdating ko sa Sports Complex. salubong agad ni ate nadz na mag-set up na ko. kaya tumakbo ako sa C.R, umiiyak lang ako. wala kong pera. at yung pera na yon galing pa sa net shop namin kakabigay lang ni mama sa akin, tapos nawala ko lang ng isang iglapan isa yung sa reason kung bakit ako nalulungkot, hindi dahil sa magugutom ako, sabi nga ni ate zy, hindi ako magugutom doon dahil tahanan yun ng Panginoon. Huhu Sabi ko nga unting iyak lang after non, kailangan tayo na agad. Pera lang yun para kaiyakan ko ng sobra. paglabas ko ng C.R, mga 5 mins. lng naman ako dun hehe. alam na nina Ate Zy, sabi niya siya na daw sasagot ang pamasahe ko sabi ko wag na po. syempre nakakahiya. Later on, sabi ni ate zy, ibenta ko daw ang pamaypay at yung kita doon, sakin na. sayang din ag 100 pesos. Ito na.
Sa totoo lang, wala pang nabili ng pamaypay, pero relax lang ako, mahaba pa yung oras, at alam kong mabebenta ko ang lahat ng ito. at ang resulta, FInnaly, Sold out. thank God! at Maraming salamat rin po sa bumili ng pamaypay hehee, magagamit niyo po yan, On fire sa Campference hehehe!
Our first speaker for Day2:
Pastor Boris Joaquin
* You cannot give what you do not have
* Our identity is rounded in Christ.
* Always know you ‘Why’, ‘What’, ‘How’, ‘Why’?
* Minsan alam natin kung saan pero nagbubulag-bulagan lang tayo.
Galatians 5:7-9, NIV
7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. 9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”
& Leadership is anytime you are trying to influence that thought and actions of another individual in either your personal or profession life.
2 Choices in life:
- To influence
- To be influenced
Who are you influencing & Who is influencing you? ( 2 Corinthians 15:33)
What’s your emphasis:
Your leadership id defined by yours: (It matters most)
* Let’s influence others to change their ways.
* God wants you to be influenced in your home.
* Don’t be REACTIVE but be PROACTIVE
* Reactive – means reacting of our emotions
* Proactive – means holding of our emotions so we can think
* Separate listening from your doing
* Before Jesus talks, nakinig muna siya!
- Circle of conern
- Circle of influence
Matthew 5:13-16, NIV
Salt And Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Blessings and Burdens of Leadership:
Burdens of being a Leader:
- B eing criticized
- U ndaunted
- R esented & Rejected by others
- D iscipline
- E ndurance
- N oticeable
Blessings of being a Leader
- B eing heard (Influence)
- L egacy (Make an Impact
- E njoying rare opportunities
- S eeing the Big Picture
- S uccess and Significance
- I nitiating change
- N etwork of people
- G od appointed
Sa lahat ng speaker, kay pastor Boris, yung pinaka nagka-impact sakin. Especially, nung nagtestimony siya about dun sa bike ng anak niya. Yung sinabi niya na importante ang Family. ang relationship sa Family at ang ma-win ang Family.
Bukod pa dun, ang saya laruin nito. hehehe!
God Bless, Pastor Boris Joaquin.
Second Guest Speaker for Day2:
Pastor Rommel Guevarra
Worship and Mission
Four Special Words:
- Understanding (Hosea 4:6)
* When we talk about worship, it’s all about love
* Understand that we are loved by God
WORSHIP + GIVING = SERVICE = LOVE (Matthew 11:28-30)
* Understand that we are love GOd and People (1 John 3:23)
You can love if you are:
- In culture of honor
- Have a grateful heart
* Insecure people became insecure because of their opinions.
- In culture of seving
* Ang totoong disiplina ay yung kusa
Matthew 10:7-8, NIV
7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heavenhas come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
- Simplicity of Faith
* Revelation is revealing and disclosing
* Worship and vision is possible with the favor of God.
* Ang genuine ng worship ay concern sa intercession
Sobrang nakakabless si Pastor Rommel. Grabe, yung oras na nagwoword siya eh patay na oras. Nakakaantok na oras kumbaga pero kahit sobrang antok ako at kita kong ganon din ang iba, talagang walang natulog hehee. Very interesting talaga yung pagwo-word niya. Sobrang kakatawa namin, nakakawalang antok nadin. I’m really blessed to listen to his words. Ang mismo niya. Di ko alam na siya pala kumanta ng Mahal na Mahal kita Panginoon. Favorite kong Christian Song yun sa tagalog. Galing talaga ni Lord sa buhay niya!
Eh sa sobrang blessed ko pa, nagaaligaga din akong mag-papirma. Sorry na, huggard na ko niya. Pero wapakels muna.
+ I also have picture with Pastor Rommel Guevarra. Oh, I’m so blessed 🙂
And, Selfie rin.
Our third speaker for Day 2
Pastor Mark Camalig
Total Submission to God and Leaders
How to develop the attitude of love, respect & submission to God and Leaders?
* Vision – dream (Genesis 2:5)
* Passion – desire (Genesis 2:7)
* ( Matthew 9:27, Matthew 20:1, Genesis 2:21-24)
* Total submission is to see what God see, and to feel what God’s feel (VISION and PASSION) Love, Respect, & Submission.
1. LOVE ♥
* Commitment, Relationship-Connected
* I John 4:20
What is the greatest enemy of love?
* Busyness (Fail to commit, Broken Relationship, Unconnected)
* Total submission is to love your leaders (what you seen) and love God (whom you not seen) and to love your leaders is to stay deeply & faithfully connected to your leader.
* Respect is one product of love
* Submission is a act of submitting to the authority or control of another
* It is also a total surrender to God & to your leader.
* Luke 14:1-26
Pastor Toto Gustillo
*Please eat plenty of plant-based foods. mostly raw and juices.
Genesis 1:29 NIV
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
2. Dahon ng papaya
3. Talbos ng kamote
7. Sahog(Bawang, kamaties,sibuyas)
8. Root crops
10. Beans and seeds
(Rev. 22:2 NIV)
(Genesis 2:15 NIV)
* Please do some stretching, aero, cardio, rebounding and resistance.
* When you worship God with your body movements you are actually doing a complete exercise.
(Gen. 3:19 NIV) (Rev.22:1 NIV)
* Drink a min. of 8 glasses per day of the purest water available.
Ecc. 11:7 (NIV)
Psalm 84:11 NIV
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV Proverbs 17:22 NIV
* Be always positive and do good to others
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Galatians 2:7 NIV John 1:4 NIV
Genesis 2:2 NIV Psalm 4:8 NIV
* Sleep for at least 7-8 hrs per day.
* Also take some 5 mins power nap in between breaks
* Aanhin pa natin ang manggagawang kristiyano kung mahina ang pangangatawan
3 John 2 NIV Isaiah 53:5 NIV
* Trust the Lord that He will completely heal your body
Our Kuya Ricky, is already Pastor Ricky Amalingan:
Nagprepepare na ako dahil, mag-woworship na ko kay Lord, ng evening. Sobrang excited ako. ito yung pinaka-inaantay ko. Simula ng Day1 hanggang Day2 afternoon hindi pa talaga ko nakakapag-worship. Gusto kong magpa-minister. kaya sabi ko day 2 evening ibubuhos ko talaga ang buong buong worship ko for the Lord. Sobrang excited na ako hehe kaya agad na akong nagbihis, naghanda ng sarili.
Heto na, umpisa pa lang ng Praise & Worship, naiiyak na ko. wala pa ngang tugtog. wahhh! Ramdam na ramdam ko kasing ito na. ito na yung inaantay ko yung ma-filled ako ng presence niya. Sobrang nanghihina ako Physically and Spiritually past few days even day1. Pero I was able to serve for the Lord kahit na ganoon. Through Media:
Sila yung mga nakasama ko ng halos buong araw, sobrang masaya ako na part ako ng Ministry na ito. iba yung joy. ibang-iba. Mas masaya pag sineserve mo yung Panginoon wholeheartedly. Thank you digisciple. especially Ate Zyra, sa mahabang patience.
FJC Sta.Rosa Presentation:
For our last speaker, and last session.
He is Pastor Toto’s Mentor
Pastor Efren ‘Pie’ Nola:
To Finish & Task
16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. 18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents. 20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the taskthe Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
FINISH OUR TASK
* You are a finisher!
* You are born to rule!
* You are a winner in Christ, you will never be loser
” No one can finish a race without God “
- #1 Point: Consider our life nothing without Jesus
* Fix your mind for what God given you
* Love our work not our salary
* God will promote us
* Kapag wala kang dini-disciple, di kompleto ang buhay mo
(Acts 20:25) (Proverbs 5:21)
- #2 Point: Consider our life worthless if we don’t aim to finish our task
* Don’t stop, when you get tired
*Malaki ang pagkakaiba ng TOTOONG PAGOD sa NAGIISIP NA PAGOD.
* BAWAL MAPAGOD!
* Our task is to make disciples.
NFA – Naging Fruitful Ako!
Your 1st teamwork is God & You
Your 2nd teamwork is God & Leader
Your 3rd teamwork is God, Leader, You
Your 4th teamwork is God, Leader, You, Your Team, Mentor
- #3 Point: Consider our life incomplete outside God’s grace
1 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
* Kung may kwento ka, may kwenta ka!
- #4th point: Consider our life empty without His presence
* Trials will show how we matured
It’s an honor to have picture with Pastor Pie Nola + Signature
Diyan na nagtatapos ang Breathe Campference 2014
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This is the first time na nakapag’ devotion kami. & I am really happy, I am filled, I am béni. hehehe~ Gusto ko talagang makapagdevotion kami. Dahil sa tuwing nagkakasama kami puro bonding na lang and we forget what is really the purpose of the group & who is the center of friendship? & Finally, everything was clear.
Kaya lang naman talaga kami nagkaroon ng get together dahil paalis na ang sis kong si Angelika Gener, At sakanyang pag-aalis naging daan ito para magkaroon kami ng whole day ‘Get Together’ . Alam mo na! we are going to miss her. Lalo na ako, mamimiss ko talaga yan, ehh-kk, sis ko! & Of course, hindi naman hahayaan ng bawat isa na aalis na lang si Gelly ng di man lang namin siya nakasama ng todo-todo! Love namin yun eh!
At siya na nga ang naging daan. Siya ang kanto, tulay, lambak, gusali, pader, silangan, kanluran, timog, hilaga, sela, tanglaw, kalye, kariton, biak-na-bato, eroplano, sako at bagoong! Ikaw na nga talaga sis! hehehe, Obviously, kita naman sa picture kung paano siya namomoblema sa mga Dala-dala niyang kariton papuntang Myanmar. Keyang-keya mo yan sis! siya na rin nag-plano ng mga gagawin, oras, at kung saan. Movie Marathon, Devotion, Encourage & Appreaciate each other.
Ayan dumating na ang mga minions! yey! Wala pa si Jamie Liongson niyan. Late na siya nakadating pero hindi naman super late. Hindi niya lang naabutan yung cake tapos si Geraldine Garon naman hindi nakasama. Well, may kirot sa puso dahil wala siya ang ka’Greeny ko eh, pero wala kong magawa kasi mabigat si Din di ko siya kayang buhatin papuntang bahay. Duma-drama lang ako! 😦 (Move On)
Habang nag-aantay kay Jamie Liongson ginagalaw-galaw na lang namin yung laptop ni Gelly tapos ako nagsasarili rin sa laptop ni kuya hehe. Alam ko na start pa lang yung bonding namin pero Natutuwa na ko at Nasisiyahan. Ano ba! Ngayon lang ako nakasama sa kanila. Sa tuwing gagala sila at sa tuwing magbobonding sila eh wala ako. Talagang ako lang yung hindi nakakasama, Availability na rin sigu-roo! And that’s why.
Nanunuod na kaming Cartoons. And yes! Hindi naman ako mahilig sa Cartoons siguro nung bata pa nga ako mahilig ako sa Cartoons syemprenemensuuu! Gustong-gusto ko pa non makulay sa mga mata. gusto ko din yung mukhang imposible di ba ganon sa cartoon yung tipong Alien mga itsura hahaha hindi maintindihan and as I grow old, heto I want reality. Gusto ko tao talaga hahaha Sige na kahit hindi true story basta makikita kong mukhang branch of great apes yan haha. Basta I find it interesting. that’s what I really want. Hindi naman to about sa gusto kong klaseng movie. Wala lang talaga!
Hehehe, Andyan na si Jamie Liongson . (tentenenen!)
Sorry na Jamie. Patawarin mo na ko! Ayan lang talaga picture mo sakin kanina eh. hehehe~ Nung dumating na nga siya, manunuod na kami. Yung totoong manunuod na. Sa totoo lang nakakabilib sina Ate Shane, Iris, at Gelly. Nakita ko na nag-iintayan talaga sa lahat ng oras ang minions. Gaya nga ng sabi ko kanina, Yes! kilala ko sila. I’m part of them. pero hindi ko pa sila ganoon kakilala at di ko pa rin sila ganoon nakakabonding gawa nga ng wala ako lagi sa gala nila (paulit-ulit) & I am now looking forward for more bondings, for more getting to know each other, for more getting closer to God with them, & for more battles kung saan sabay-sabay kaming mag-aangatan! . Kapag may nalalaglag, minions sagip ilog na! watatata!
We decided to do a first karaoke instead of watching a movie. Lam mo na mga frustrated singers kami. Ayun nakahanda na yung mga kakantahin. wala pang mic nakanta na aside from that ang lalakas na ng boses, haha oh di ba. Yan nasira tuloy yung mic. 😛 Epic!
Syempre dahil nasira balik sa unang plan A (Una na nga Plan A pa. Wenks?), movie marathon. heto na. Napadpad na kami sa Call Center Girl.
Tawa dito! Tawa doon! Tawa diyan! Tawa tawa tawaaaaaa! hehehehe, Sige tawa lang. Kaya pag may nangamoy si Angelika Gener po talaga yon! Pero, honestly, gusto ko tong movie na to, hindi lang naman yung mga tawanan ang hahanapin mo sa movie na to pero yung lesson talaga. Nakita ko talaga kung gaanon ka’astig ang isang dakilang ina, na kahit ano isasaksripisyo para sa anak. may nakakaiyak– na part pa nga don. kaso di ako maiyak ang bigat kasi ni Jamie. kaa-ozor! hahaha, sorry na Angelika Gener nasabunot ‘ATA’ kita ng mga 100x hehehe! Pabaon ko lang naman sayo yon papuntang Myanamar. Doon kasi sa Myanmar wala kang gagawin doon kundi magbuhat ng kariton so kahit papano hindi mo makakalimutan yung Napaka-tamis kong sabunot :*
After 2hrs. mga ganun, tapos na kami manuod. Oras na para kumaen ng lunch. Yung mga kasama ko kasi hindi nagsabing sa bahay namin maglulunch. Mga gutomski to, panigurado na nga. ayun bumili sila ng Maling at Nagsaing na ko. tapos pinaulam ko na rin yung Kikiam para kay Angelika Gener . Sa mga oras na ito, si Shane Sena ang nagluto . At sa mga panahong ito na-appreaciate ko talaga si Ate Shane. Kahit na alam kong gutom na siya, siya pa yung tumulong sakin. Natuwa talaga ko sakanya. At kahit papano nakakwentuhan ko siya. Mas nakilala ko siya. at Mas nakita ko yung mga good side sakanya.
After maluto ng Maling at Kanin. Ngayon ko lang nalaman, fact about minions: Kahit mga babae sila mga halimaw kumaen. Minions nga! Hahahaha, Baka mag-taka na naman kayo bakit hindi ko alam na mamaw sila kumaen eh kasi nga (paulit-ulit) Hindi ako nakakasama sa bondings nila nung nag-Inasal pala sila eh siguro mga 100x extra rice hmm, hindi na ako magtaka kay Angelika Gener. Ayan na nakahanda na ang pagkaen. Let’s pray! Lead na ni Jamie Liongson late po kasi siya. Habang nakaen kwentuhan, tapos kwentuhan ulit.
Ng matapos na kami kumaen, Devotion time! Yey! Sabi ko punta kaming bundok at nung malapit na kami sa bundok wala saming may dalang bible. cellphone lang na may bible at yung may dala ng phone na may bible apps, siya ang magle’lead ng devotion. at si Angelika Gener na nga iyon. Pagtapos umakyat na kaming bundok, medyo adventure. Ang panget naman ng pwesto dun napaka-init kala mong nagsu’sun tanning kami. Edi hanap kami ng bagong place kung saan maganda mag’devotion but, at last, Sa bahay pa namin kami napad-pad. sa labas ng bahay. basta around Earth st. lang kinahantungan namin. Mukhang ayaw ata kami sa ibang planeta. Para sa Earth talaga kami, at hindi kami doon sa Planet na may Aliens. Kokey~
Let’s Pray, lead naman ni Shane Sena . at kagaya nga ng usapan kanina si Angelika Gener na nga ang magle’ lead ng devotion.
” So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. ” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NLT)
Sa bible verse na yan kami nag-focus. Ang pinaka-pinararating ni Gelly diyan eh about sa mga Spiritual Battles ng bawat isa. and that verse is a reminders for us. “He will never leave us nor forsake us” Sabi nga niya, Hindi mo lang battle yan, battle din ng bawat isa. Lalaban ka sa battle mo at lalaban din kami para sa battle mo.
Minsan kasi sini-solo na lang ng bawat isa yung mga battles. How can we pray for each other? Kung simpleng pagsha-share na lang sa bawat isa hindi pa namin magawa. Sabi nga ni Shane Sena, hindi lang F-U-N kundi yung Q-U-A-L-I-T-Y din. & I totally agree! Pero minsan masyado namang nagrerely sa tao. nakakalimutan kung sino ba talaga ang dapat puntahan. Katuald nga rin ng sabi ni Angelika Gener, nagtataka siya kung bakit may mga times pa na pag nalalaglag na nga, matinding journey na pero hindi pa kay Lord, lumalapit. Enebeeee?
Remember, our battles are spiritual battles. When we choose GOD. & choose to be still and know that the Greater One lives on the inside of us, we are putting ourselves in a position of strength.
Sabi nga ni Shane Sena:
‘ It’s not our battle, but God’s ‘ (2 Chrinocles 20:1-29)
I believe, The battle we face belongs to the Lord. Be still before Him so we can see His hand of victory in every area of your life. Iangat ang bawat isa. Sagip Ilog!
After devotion, may mga side comments. Sorry na, minions madaldal talaga ako. Alam kong sana’y na kayo. hehehe, pero magpapasensya at magpapasensya pa rin ako. Pagkapanganak pa lang ata sakin nagsasalita na ko ng nagsasalita. In born na ata ito.
Bawat isa nag-comment about battles, about sa friendship, about sa word ni Lord sa kanila, about sa dapat gawin, any opinions. yung kahit walang konek sinasabi ko. Ganun talaga! Random. hehehe~
After ng Devotion na yun. oras na para sa encouragements & appreciation ng bawat isa. Ang naisip ni Gelly, una sasabihin muna yung negative sayo kumbaga for improvement tapos sumunod positive naman sayo, yung maganda sayo, yung naaappreciate niya sayo.
And this what I’ve learnt:
- Bagsak daw ako sa pag rerespeto in a way na hindi ako nakakapag-Ate sa kanila. – Shane Sena
- Hindi ko daw nakikita yung worth ng isang tao o yung value niya. – Jamie Liongson
- Pag andyan na ako, ingay na naman daw. Sobrang ingay ko daw, nakakainis na minsan pero minsan lang naman daw. – Iris Dela Cruz
- Hindi marunong makinig parang pasok sa kabilang tenga, labas sa kabilang tenga. at Walang sariling desisyon – Angelika Gener
Yan yung mga qualities na dapat kong i’improve sa akin. Dati nung hindi pa ako nagsisimba sa Faithful Jesus Church. Ayokong naririnig ang mga open forums na negative sakin, siguro dahil ugali ko before ang ayaw magpatalo. Pero kanina, biglang nag’chining sa isip ko na, wow, ngayon mas gusto ko na pala tong part na to. yung marinig ko yung mga bad sides ko yung mga negative sakin at yung mga dapat baguhan. Ng sa ganoon, malaman ko kung anu yung mga dapat baguhin sakin. & I believe kapag mas gusto mo yung part na yun, ibig sabihin ” Hinahayaan mo, na ang Panginoon na ang magbago sayo paunti-unti ” Mas lalo ka rin nagiging mature at mas nagiging malawak ang pag-iisip mo. Nakikita ko kung paano mag-work si Lord sa buhay ko.
Walang taong di kayang baguhin ni Lord, kahit ano ka pa! Kahit anong klaseng tao ka pa! Kahit Alien ka pa!
Akala ko nung una ako magsasabi ng sarili kong negative yun pala hindi, yung bawat isa pala magsasabi ng negative sayo. hehehe, nung sinabi ni Gelly na negative side sa sarili naisip ko na agad-agad yung sakin. as ing’ agad-agad wala ng eto ba. ayun ba. ayan ba. kundi eto nga. ayun nga. ayan nga. At Heto na nga, hahaha. Gusto kong matutunan ang pagiging maingat sa salita. I’m on process with that. Napakatulis ng ating mga dila. Sabi nga sa Proverbs, Our tongue is like a razor.. Over all ng sinabi nila ay equals ng sinasabi ko nga. Pakiramdam ko may mga lumalabas sa bibig ko na hindi kaaya-aya sa kanila. Maybe because sana’y ako sa ungodly friends ko dati, na Free akong asarin sila, at kung anu-anong pananalita na hindi karespect-respect ng isang tao kumbaga mga birong hindi na nakakatuwa, which is now I learned, pahalagahan yung value ng bawat isa even though where too close to each other dapat nandun parin yung respeto, o kahit mas matanda pa siya o mas bata, dapat andun pa din yung respeto. Everyone of us deserve to be respect, it’s our rights as a human being. yung maayos na pananalita at yung pakikinig sa kanila hindi yung may naisip lang akong idea, opinion or thoughts ika-iingay ko agad. Ganun na rin siguro yung pag-tawag ko ng Ate sa kanila. Ako nga yung pinaka-bata sa kanila. I need them to respect for who they are. Siguro nasana’y lang talaga akong di mag-ate sa mga taong hindi naman ganoon kalakihan ang agwat sa akin. Maiintindahan ko pa kung tatlo o apat ang agwat natin kaso isa hanggang dalawa lang naman po, marunong naman po ako mag-Ate/Kuya hindi nga lang sa mga dalawa hanggang tatlong agwat sa akin, I hope you understand, Shane Sena. Sorry din if you feel like I didn’t respect you well, but honestly, I respect you! aside from that na-aamaze pa nga ko sayo, isa ka po sa mga masisipag na Campus Leader eh. kaya you deserve more respect from us. I really thank God for this realization & I thank my friends who use to told me this kinda things, because I believe mas lalo akong magiging better person kapag kino’correct ako ng mga godly friends. Ola! Mahal ko kayo!
Nahirapan na rin ako mag-isip ng mga negative sides sa kanila. Sa totoo lang, wala akong maisip na negative sa kanila. Ang nakikita ko lang sa kanila eh yung mga postive traits nila alilili. Hala malapit na ako. at eto na nga ako na yung sunod. Wala parin akong maisip. Kung ano na nga lang. & finally, natapos na hehehe, medyo dumidilim na ah. Sorry na, ang hirap mag-isip ng negative medyo medyo paligoy-ligoy pa. hehe ye’guys are the best! :*
- Hard-working at Responsible sa lahat ng bagay, Obedient sa Parents, Masipag, at Laging masaya. – Shane Sena
- Naaalala ko nung sinabi ni Kuya AJ Dela Cruz na dapat daw magpasalamat ako kay Sheim Palmes lagi daw kasi siyang nandyan para sa akin. Ayun, She is always looking out for me – Iris Dela Cruz
- Palaging masaya, yung tipong pag wala siya malungkot walang ingay, saka manonotice mo talaga pag wala siya. Basta masayahin – Angelika Gener
- Responsible, Brave at nakaka-inspired talaga – Jamie Liongson
Well, I thank God for those positive comments. Minsan nakakalift-up talaga ng soul makatanggap ka ng mga positive comments sa mga kaibigan mo. Nakakatuwa at the same time nakakatats! At sobrang nakaka-appreciate ang ganito. Maraming Salamat sa Panginoon!
Such a Motivation and an Inspiration. So frankly, in light all this, despite saying I’m an improving friend at the beginning of this post, I’m actually a pretty terrible friend. I am sensitive and get upset and defensive when people call me out. I am terrible about speaking truth to others and opt instead for the easier route of agreement that will seemingly benefit me more.sometimes, I am selfish with my affections, do not openly give love and not accepting those corrections.
It is good that I realize those negative comments, and good that I can see where I need to improve and what I need to be more conscious of. Thanks Minions!
But in the end, it is really only the grace of God that enables me to be a friend. When I am secure in God and His friendship with me, I can begin being a friend to others using Christ as my source and example.
Jesus gives life and hope to me and my friendships (minions). He lovingly points out where I fall short, affirms me of His love and acceptance, then empowers me to be a better friend. He is my biggest advocate, His Spirit constantly interceding on my behalf. He covers me with the ultimate act of covering: the covering of sin.
Hindi niya ko iniwan! despite of those socio phobia I experienced before, I was able to overcome those struggles through God’s Grace for me. He is the ultimate friend. I can only hope to be more like Him in this lifetime that I might shine greater light into this world.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
– John 15:13
Dito na nga nagtatapos ang lahat. Kahit na minsan nagkakaroon kami ng mga di pagkakaayusan, pagiging hindi communicative gawa na rin ng mga pagiintindi namin sa mga sariling buhay, eh ang importante di namin nakakalimutan ipagdasal ang bawat isa sa tingin ko yun na lamang ang aming pinanghahawakan at sandata tungo sa aming destinasyon.
Nawa’ itong friendship na to ay mas lalo pang tumatag at si Jesus lamang ang maging sentro ng friendship na ito.
True friendship is not being permissive with friends. (As an aside, though we are obligated to spur one another toward holiness, I think a true friend will also seek to address such wrongdoing in a gracious and loving manner.)
In addition to spurring one another on through such correction, a true friend is also someone who you know will always be on your side, someone who will always desire good for you and communicates that openly through acts of love. The love languages come to mind: touch, time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service.
Part of being on your side also includes advocacy. A true friend is an advocate for the other party before God and before others.
True friends pray for one another and implore God on the other’s behalf. They pray before they correct. They are prayerful about their words and how they speak with you (do we not all remember the silly, but oh so wise sounding friends of Job?).
True friends also advocate for you before others. True friends do not gossip. They are quick to cover. They do not tear you down and expose you in your absence.
I thank God dahil muli ng naging bukas ang aking mga puso sa mga panibagong Kaibigan. Limot na ang dating hindi magandang pangyayari. kayo nga minions ang mga TUNAY NA KAIBIGAN (Godly Friends) Lalaban tayo sa digmaan ng buhay! Victory!
“In friendship, we think we have chosen our peers. In reality, a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another… the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting—any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret Master of the Ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, ‘Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,’ can truly say to every group of Christian friends, ‘Ye have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.’ The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
— C.S. Lewis
Lets put your logic to the test 🙂
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?
(Student had no answer.)
Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.
(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)
Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)
Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?
Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)
Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?
(The class was in uproar.)
Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter. )
Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.
I believe you have enjoyed the conversation. And if so, you’ll probably want your friends / colleagues to enjoy the same, won’t you?
Forward this to increase their knowledge … or FAITH.
By the way, that student was EINSTEIN.
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For if I preach the gospel, I have no reason for boasting, because I am compelled to do this. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! (1 Corinthians 9:16)
Beware of refusing to hear the call of God. Everyone who is saved is called to testify to the fact of his salvation. That, however, is not the same as the call to preach, but is merely an illustration which can be used in preaching. In this verse, Paul was referring to the stinging pains produced in him by the compelling force of the call to preach the gospel. Never try to apply what Paul said regarding the call to preach to those souls who are being called to God for salvation. There is nothing easier than getting saved, because it is solely God’s sovereign work— “Look to Me, and be saved …” (Isaiah 45:22). Our Lord never requires the same conditions for discipleship that he requires for salvation. We are condemned to salvation through the Cross of Christ. But discipleship has an option with it-”If anyone …” (Luke 14:26).
Paul’s words have to do with our being made servants of Jesus Christ, and our permission is never asked as to what we will do or where we will go. God makes us as broken bread and poured-out wine to please Himself. To be “separated to the gospel” means being able to hear the call of God (Romans 1:1). Once someone begins to hear that call, a suffering worthy of the name of Christ is produced. Suddenly, every ambition, every desire of life, and every outlook is completely blotted out and extinguished. Only one thing remains— “… separated to the gospel… .” Woe be to the soul who tries to head in any other direction once that call has come to him. The Bible Training College exists so that each of you may know whether or not God has a man or woman here who truly cares about proclaiming His gospel and to see if God grips you for this purpose. Beware of competing calls once the call of God grips you.