A Time for Everything

Went to Youtube and saw this recently uploaded video on Dealing with the Seasons of Life by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio.

Here’s the link to watch it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIjbTky26tE

In the middle of the video, she shared this scripture:

Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Thoughts came to my mind:

We’re all waiting for things to happen. May it be waiting for salvation for our parents, a husband, a wife, a baby, answers from the Lord to our questions and so much more.

We are all in the wating season.

Then I asked myself, “How can I glorify God in my season of waiting? I don’t just want to go with the flow day by day. What’s the beauty in my season of waiting?”

I still don’t know the answer but I know that in my season of waiting, I need to do all things for God.

1 Corinthians 10:31 New International Version (NIV)

31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

 

Advertisements

How Can I Not?

How can I not love when the Lord loves me very much through the people that became my family?

How can I not extend grace when the Lord has never judged me instead He has chosen to journey with me?

How can I not be thankful when through love and His Son, He saved me and loved me too much?

How can I not? He accepted me, fought for me, renewed me, never left me, taught me and has been there for me.

How can I not? 💛

I Honor His Will, Ways and Timing

I thought of blogging what I’d experienced last month but I didn’t know if I should do it or not. I also didn’t know where and how to start. I also wondered why it seems I’ve forgotten what happened when it was just last month. Strange. I prayed and hoped it will bless you.

A friend tried several times to take me out on a date but I didn’t permit him to do so because I knew where it will lead us. I was friendly, careful and gentle with my words in our conversations. I did respect his feelings. I remember from the THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN BEFORE WE GOT MARRIED book I read few years ago that “the season of courtship is the time to allow for the couple to explore five areas” – common desires, spiritual unity and common goals, common social interests, common values, and common intellectual level. But what if you already know the guy and there’s no need for you to explore these five areas?

I appreciate that he appreciates me. I love the thought and feeling of being liked, being thought of and being asked but it couldn’t be more than that with him. Why? Because I knew that we are not the right people for each other. I didn’t want to get involved with someone who is more than 5 years younger than me, also, our spirituality is not directed towards the same direction, we’re not walking with a similar speed towards Christ and we don’t share the same faith. If I didn’t consider these things, our relationship will not be healthy.

And so I guarded my heart… And it gave me peace. I know it was from the Lord. I thought it was the right thing to do. Otherwise, I’ll start to fall for him. I was sad but at the same time thankful. Sad because I knew that it’s already the right time but it’s not the right person. Thankful because the Lord blessed me with wisdom and helped me guard my heart. It used to be VERY vulnerable.

Advices from my spiritual parents helped and also posts from various Christian bloggers most especially from teachwithjoy.com on Courtship and Dating where I got so many important things that a courtship and dating should be based on which I was also able to share with him. Praise God! He said he learned so much from it. I prayed before I sent the link to him.

Controlling your emotions is NEVER EVER easy!!! I cried to the Lord in my quiet time to help me see things the way He sees it. I honor His will, ways and timing wholeheartedly!

I’d like to share with you the song that my heart shouted and that I played repeatedly while I was going through it – You Make A Way (“Oh, Jesus, it’s always been You. Jesus, it always is You. Jesus, it always will be You.”)

Yes, it will always be Him above my flesh and weaknesses.

John 1:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

Update!

Long time no communication with you all!!! What happened to me??? How are you all now??? I missed this blog!!! I almost forgot about this!!! AHAHAHA!!! Oh busy world!!!

So excited to explore this blog world once again!!! Sorry for typing too much exclamation points!!! Oh life!!!

Oh well! I’m still the same Mae but more experienced in life now. HAHA. More careful in giving my trust, freer, happier and wiser in making decisions! Thank you, Lord!!!

More careful in giving my trust because I never thought that one friend of mine would choose a guy over our friendship. A guy that she likes so much until now. We are still friends but the quality will never be the same again. You know what I mean here, right? The truth is that she was in my CORE friend group where I treasure my most important friends. But people change and situations reveal naturally who they really are. This is like a teenager story now. HAHA.

Freer because I live by myself now. I’m by myself again because my family moved abroad and I stay because my work is here. So there! Own set of do’s and don’ts that are basic and relaxed. Not intense. Just peaceful and balanced. Yeah!

Happier because hitting the gym gives me happy hormones! I’ve finally enrolled in a gym last Monday with a personal trainer to help me achieve my aim to hit my ideal weight! I never thought that running on a treadmill can be addicting. Ahahahaha! I’m in a CoreFit Program so I’m really hoping and looking forward to see the results after a month. Without perseverance, there is no reward!

And lastly, wiser because of all the lessons in life that I’ve learned. Just like you all!

How about you? What have you learned so far this year? Hope to learn from it too!

Blessings!

 

Let Go, Let God and Get the Full Benefit of Your Season

South Connect Group-2.png

14269312_10154605662448606_2115700520_n.jpg

Let go, let God and get the full benefit of your season. A good reminder to self when you get discouraged because nothing seems to be happening.

Hebrews 6:10-12 The Message (MSG)

9-12 I’m sure that won’t happen to you, friends. I have better things in mind for you—salvation things! God doesn’t miss anything. He knows perfectly well all the love you’ve shown him by helping needy Christians, and that you keep at it. And now I want each of you to extend that same intensity toward a full-bodied hope, and keep at it till the finish. Don’t drag your feet. Be like those who stay the course with committed faith and then get everything promised to them.

Tomorrows are Better Days

14203572_10154586553113606_2014682208_o.jpg

Behind my smile, thinking tomorrows are better days.

Matthew 6:34 The Message (MSG)

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Question: Are You Mature? Is Your Trust Really There? Answer: No.

I thought yes but no. I had to remind myself again about this truth, what I got to do, love for God, and a faith that can move mountains. Thank God for His understanding, grace, and love!
#1
  1. God loves you.
  2. God is a promise keeper.
  3. God’s not gonna let you down.
  4. Everything that God had said, He will make it come to pass inspite of contradicting situations.
#2
  1. You got to know and be totally convinced that God loves you and He will never stop loving you.
  2. Believe in the promises that God is able to perform everything He has promised to you, your life, and your future.
  3. It’s not in the size of your faith but it’s in the size of God that you believe in. How much you believe that God loves you?
#3
LOVE for God.

1 John 4:19 King James Version (KJV)

19 We love him, because he first loved us.

#4
Then FAITH in God. Faith that can move mountains.

God’s Perfect Love

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

image

God’s perfect love begins with faith. Upon receiving His gift of love, we can have unexplainable peace, joy, and confidence in the worst of situations. It’s often as if we can supernaturally feel His loving arms around us when we need comfort, protection, or feel anxiety. It is by God’s love that fear, worry, and the pain of rejection are removed; something that the unbelieving world cannot understand.

From All About God

View original post