Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today

Originally posted on Ramblings of a College Introvert:

We’re responsive creatures, always yearning for some kind of carnal or spiritual fulfillment. So many of our conversations are dedicated to that one question: What makes us feel alive? For me it’s neither people nor adventures. It’s the shapes and colors that make up a city I love.

When I took a semester off in Cali, all I could think about was how much I missed NYC and how exciting it would be to blog about college life there. But four months after I returned to NYU I’ve only written four posts on my adventures here in the Big Apple. Ostensibly it’s because I just haven’t had the time. In reality it’s because I’ve kind of lost confidence in my writing. I don’t think I’ll ever be as good a writer as I would like to be, and I certainly don’t think I’m good enough to capture the sense of wonder I feel every time…

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Summer Diseases and How to Avoid Them

Originally posted on Brighter Life Philippines:

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  1. FLU

Cough and colds easily spread even during the summer months as erratic weather bring sudden downpour from time to time.

AVOID IT! Get vaccinated against influenza before the flu season begins in June. Advise those who are feeling sick to stay home and to always cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.

  1. SORE EYES

Sore eyes or conjunctivitis, when mistreated, can lead to blindness. More than just eye irritation, it can easily be due to harmful bacteria or viruses that easily spread to other people.

AVOID IT! Consult a doctor for proper treatment and remember to always wash your hands before and after eating to prevent spread of infection.

  1. STOMACH AILMENTS

Vomiting and diarrhea follows after consumption of contaminated food or drinks. This summer, be cautious of street foods and  even those packed lunches prepared for out-of-town trips.

AVOID IT! Be cautious on picking food to eat…

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Unbelievable Experience of Healing. The Lord’s Amazing Job!

Good morning, folks! I had just been healed from migraine! I was watching C3 Church’s Presence 2015 Session 10 by Daniel Kolenda last night until I fell asleep. When I woke up, I had migraine that used to happen oftentimes. I’ve always depended on my medicine and medicated oil that take away the pain most of the time. Never a year, month, or week goes by without having it for less than 2 decades now. Going back, when I woke up, I turned on my Mac and played where I remember I stopped watching last night. I’m playing the video again right now…

They prayed for the sick, there would be a gift of healing released not just in the conference but also in the internet where I’d been on. Daniel Kolenda taught us to heal the sick. He said that we have this idea that healing was something reserved for super Christians -that’s what I’d always felt after praying for years to God to heal me and after being dependent on my medicine which I eventually called my “miracle drug” and on my medicated oil from Vietnam. Anyone close to me will agree on that. I’ve always been obedient to pray for this migraine but I didn’t get healed. I used to think that it was my fault why it stayed because when I prayed, at the back of my mind, there was always a doubt (that I always rejected). To continue, Daniel Kolenda asked who needed to be healed that night, who has a sickness in their body… to raise their right hand.

So I was ready to do exactly the way Daniel Kolenda would tell us to do, to follow his instructions, to put the right hand on my head, to not beg God to heal me… and to utter:

“Get out right now in the name of Jesus! Be healed in Jesus’ name! Now name that thing (migraine) to go! Sickness, go in the name of Jesus! Depression, go in the name of Jesus! Cancer, get out in the name of Jesus! Arthritis, go! Blindness, go! Be healed in Jesus’ name!”

He said that it’s not about our prayer but it’s about Jesus who heals, Jesus who wants to heal, and Jesus who wants us to be healed. I believe that Jesus wants me to be healed! Steadily, I felt a cooling sensation on the left side of my head where the pain remained, then migraine gone in less than 5 minutes and just received the healing! I cried. I was in denial. I was not expecting this because I did this with tears countless times before. The Lord knows that. But I never stopped hoping and believing in His healing power in Jesus’ name!

Jesus, thank you for this unbelievable experience! It may be nothing to others but this healing will make me trust you more and make my faith stronger. You did an amazing job, Lord! Glory to you! I love you!

The Unexpected Benefits of Generosity

maefromheaven:

So true!

Originally posted on Trevor Nashleanas:

Money is a hot topic in our culture. Everyone wants more of it, anyone can get it, few seem to keep it and even fewer gladly give it. There are spenders, investors and savers, but there aren’t nearly as many givers.

The Money Trap

In America money is king. We look to it for security, happiness and freedom. We hoard it to make ourselves feel safe from potential disasters like illness, unemployment and unexpected expenses.  We spend it on frivolous pursuits like excessive shopping, expensive dinners and extravagant vacations to temporarily gratify our appetite for pleasure. Worst of all, we pursue it tirelessly working ourselves to the bone 60+ hours per week at sometimes two or even three jobs because we believe the lie that if we could some how get more of it we would be free to retire, work less and play more.

The sad reality is that money always promises…

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DID YOU READ THE NOTE GOD LEFT YOU?

Originally posted on The Isaiah 53:5 Project:

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Abiding in Dwelling In

Jesus said that if you are really His disciple and don’t just say you are, then you should be abiding in His Word. The Greek word for “abide” is “menō,” and it means “to remain in, to tarry, not to depart from.” If you are abiding in, dwelling in, living in, and not departing from His Word, then you can know you are His disciples.

If you rarely read His Word, rarely study His Word, and infrequently listen to His Word, then you might want to reconsider whether you really are (truly) His disciple. Jesus equated abiding in His Word with being His disciple. There’s not much wiggle room in that sentence (John 8:31).

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“Lord, with all my heart, I worship You.”

So overwhelmed by the list of work things to do… That’s why I missed to write on my blog last month. I’ve been sleepless since Monday. Hard! But the Lord’s presence never left me. I was never alone. Having a consistent time for prayer, bible reading, devotion and worship are the things that keep me going. Really.

One of my favorite worship tracks I play on Spotify is I Give You My Heart by Hillsong United. “This is my desire to honor You. Lord with all my heart I worship You. All I have within me, I give You praise…”