Going to church religiously Listen to the Pastor attentively With paper and pen on hand Taking notes Never miss a service Or even late Know the word of God From beginning to end Quote the word of God Like the back of hand Sing songs of worship And praises Feeling of euphoria Soul uplifting Tears roll down On cheek Feeling the love That’s been freely given Good and kind In every deed Help the needy, feed the hungry Looks like everything is perfect But somethings missing You never repented From your sins You could worship Him And read His words Love both neighbor and enemies Even forsaking the world But without repentance on your part The word of God Is of no effect At all
The day before Christmas eve, I found my self browsing through antique and thrift stores. Looking for anything that is of old, anything from the 18th to 19th century. To the 50’s until the 80’s. As the people I know from the older generation start dying one after the other. It dawns on me that sooner or later it’ll be my turn soon. I remember when I was younger, to just take my time. I had this sense of eternity and invincibility. Now that I’ll be turning 40, that isn’t the case. Those days were seem like yesterday. I found myself clamoring for the old things that I wish I could bring them back. I had this sense of rejection of the technology we use today. Life was much simpler then. I start watching classic movies from the 50’s. I watched the 80’s music videos over and over to relieved all those good memories. Women were so beautiful in that time. Very classy and tactful. You could actually tell the difference between a man and woman. They were very pretty and the dress, don’t even start me on that. Sometimes I think I could travel back in time and live through their time. Not so today. Almost everyone is covered with tattoos or piercings. Just like what my brother told me,”You’re getting old indeed.” Nowadays, I am always grasping for time. I guess you could say it’s one of the […]
According to Rev. 14:9-12, if you receive the mark of the beast there is no redemption for you. It’s been a question that’s bugging me why you can’t be save. Until I ran to this video by Nicholson1968. Take the time to watch it. It’s very interesting.
Last night I was watching this documentary about freestyle motocross called Unchained on Netflix. I love watching action sports because not everyone can do it and the adrenaline rush. I have a lot of respect for this guys the fact that no matter how many broken bones they suffered they’ll do it again. One conversation that really hits me was when they ask the riders why they do it knowingly that it’s dangerous and it could cost their life, living their wives’ widows and children fatherless. I mean this guys have multiple fractures, broken ribs, you name it they’ve been through it and the crazy part is they’ll do it again even they have full of doubts, fears and in pain from injuries. Even the doctors advise them not to ride ever again. To my amazement, they just don’t give up. So, one of the riders replied because it’s what they love to do. This struck me and I could relate with my walk with Christ. I hope that we don’t follow Him not just because of the rewards but rather because we love Him. No matter what we go through in life. In perils and dangers. I wish and pray we’ll get back up again for this is what we want to do. This is what we love to do, to follow Christ and to reach out to the lost and down trodden.
Whenever I tried to get close to God or strive to follow Him more, for some reason a lot of things would go against my way. Even when I write on this blog it feels something or someone is trying to prevent me by putting obstacles on my way. Either God is testing me or the enemy is mad at me. Anyways, I was reading my daily devotion this morning and I ran across this verse on 2 Timothy 3:12(NASB), “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” Take note what he says that not just living godly, but living godly in whom? In Christ Jesus. And it says will be persecuted not maybe. So if you’re wondering why, don’t be shock.
A lot of the things a new believer encounters are very common in the Bible. If you take your time and do your own research. However, it is very compelling and surprising with the amount of information the word of God gives you that pertains to every aspect of human life. I’ve been a believer for quite a while and I’m still finding things in the Bible that often surprise me. Like, the apostles being homeless. You name it, whatever struggle and problems you’re facing right now it’s there. Coming from a family that’s devotedly Roman Catholic, even the tradition and education that molded me who I was. I had to make a choice whether to follow Christ or break away from tradition. I choose the first. My parents, weren’t happy at all. So are my teachers, and some friends. It was hard and heart breaking at the same time. Here I am, thinking families, friends and love ones should be happy that you finally found the truth. Quite the opposite. A lot of Catholic schools have a Religion class, I would get excluded from class discussions because I would challenge what’s being taught. Explaining that it contradicts the Bible. The hardest part actually was with my parents, I mean they suppose to be there to back me up. Isn’t it that’s what they wanted? For me to be a better man? It broke my heart. The way they treated […]
They are numbers of reasons why a believer backslides. Some they miss their old ways. Some couldn’t handle the pressure of being set apart from the crowd. Of being make fun of, ridiculed and the isolation not only from your peers but from you friends, and worst of them all from your own family. The most common of it all […]
Lately I’ve been noticing the way I pray. Most of the things I’ve been praying are things that everyone wanted. A better job, higher pay, better living standards. I pray about it hardly that I can’t help but notice that what if I pray like this for someone who is lost. I said to myself how selfish I am. That […]
Marriage is one of the major events that we go through in this life. It could turn out in bliss or total disaster. I don’t consider myself an expert but having been married for fourteen years, I’d like to share some of the things that I’ve learned. ‘Hoping that it’ll help you along the way. You probably find this harsh but hey, so is life. Marriage is not a laughing matter or a joke. Be Yourself This doesn’t have anything to do with marriage itself. Rather leading to it. Show your true attitude. Do not try to impress each other, being careful not to offend each others feelings. Be honest and be blunt. Marriage is all about trust. If you like to fart, fart don’t hide it. Just reveal the true you. Don’t think that he or she would be turned off. Don’t do it on your first date though. See, what happens if you let those barriers go down after your marriage. You both will be asking what happened and realize that everything change once you got married. Let it out . Don’t be afraid. If you drool while sleeping let her see it. If you can’t control your fart let him hear it. It is better to find out the things that annoys you while you’re dating than later on after your marriage. Don’t Marry for Love Alone There’s a saying “Love is Blind,”. Yes, indeed love can […]
As I drove on the way to work. I can not help and fathom how our society is plunging into darkness. What use to be bad is now good. What use to be unnatural is now natural. When is society going to wake up and see the fruits of its wickedness. Families are being torn apart. When families are destroyed, […]