Thursday, January 29, 2009

Created To Overcome

When I get up this morning and read today's word from Joel Osteen Ministries "Created to Overcome". I asked myself why we were created to suffer and overcome? The thought taken from the bible says "You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (I John 4:4)

For the past days I never realize that a great challenge might come. In spite the fact that recently my family is facing a situation that seems impossible to overcome and even if we haven't seen how things worked out for good but God tells us that we were created to overcome. As a child of the Most High God, the Greater One lives on the inside of us.

There are seeds of faith planted in your heart, and the way you activate those seeds is by the words of your mouth. Begin to declare, "I am bigger than this problem. I am created to overcome. I am destined to live in victory because the Greater One lives inside of me."

A question never ends.. I then ask myself again, " Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?".

Thank God for His unmeasurable love, upon declaring how great is He than our problems, everything seem so easy even if we don't get anything done else today, all we are up to is to know more about Him. God didn't put us on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what we are than what we do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.
Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.
Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.
Painful moments, TRUST GOD.
Every moment, THANK GOD.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Our 1st year Wedding Anniversary

We are thankful to God for being with us always in our marriage. For a year had past and the years to come, we pray that God will continue to make us strong with His Strong Foundation of Love that unite us.

"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ…" II Corinthians 2:14

God promises to always lead us into victory! We keep on praying and believing that no matter what's happening in the world around us nothing can hold us back and no weapon formed against us that will ever prosper. The brightest days are right out in front of us, and God’s plan is to bring us blessing and victory all the days of our lives.

Misamis Orriental, Flash Flood - A Night to Remember

January 11, we were at the Bus terminal Iligan City 6pm waiting for an air-con bus to arrive.

After an hour of waiting we wonder why there was no bus coming at the terminal. Only a bridge in Cagayan de Oro was damage due to excessive rain causing the water flow from the river to get bigger and the current stronger. When we neared Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, the traffic started and it would take a lot of waiting before it starts moving again.

Lots of houses were affected by the flood and we saw lots of people outside their houses together with their appliances and clothes. All we can see is the roof of their houses and some who had 2 story houses staying in second floor of their houses. Lots of people in Alubijid, El Salvador, Opol and Bulua were affected.

After a few hours of waiting for our bus to move, we realized that we were stranded at Alubijid. We decided to walk through and not to wait for the bus. Most of the passenger who were stranded also decided to walk. There we realized if we did not walk we will be stranded until the next day.

All buses and private vehicles could not pass through the bridge of Opol. As we pass by Opol; there we saw the damage caused by the flood and people suffer from too much cold and the bridge were destroyed by the uncontrolled current of water. Passengers were allowed to cross the bridge but no vehicles were allowed to cross over it.

As we cross the bridge, we were blessed as buses accommodate stranded passengers and took us to Cagayan de Oro City Bus Terminal. We thought that won’t have problem after arriving at the bus terminal. Yet, again… hundred of people huddled together in groups as they waited for transportation that would take them to the city proper. So, we decided to take a walk all the way to our house. But lucky people, God sent us aid, as the first jeepney arrives to fetch stranded people from the bus- we were the first one to ride it. At exactly 11:30 we arrived at DV Soria after so many adventures? Ahh misadventures? It is for you to decide.