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Just what I needed.

Isaiah 50:10-11
The Message (MSG)

10-11Who out there fears God,
actually listens to the voice of his servant?
For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going,
anyone groping in the dark,
Here’s what: Trust in God.
Lean on your God!
But if all you’re after is making trouble,
playing with fire,

Go ahead and see where it gets you.
Set your fires, stir people up, blow on the flames,
But don’t expect me to just stand there and watch.
I’ll hold your feet to those flames.

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When God gives you a vision and darkness follows, wait. God will bring the vision He has given you to reality in your life if you will wait on His timing. Never try to help God fulfill His word. Abram went through thirteen years of silence, but in those years all of his self-sufficiency was destroyed. He grew past the point of relying on his own common sense. Those years of silence were a time of discipline, not a period of God’s displeasure. There is never any need to pretend that your life is filled with joy and confidence; just wait upon God and be grounded in Him.

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On Visions & Revelations

When you have an intimate relationship with God, He definitely gives you a vision of His plan for you. A plan to bear fruit.

Last year, He gave me a burden for the youth, specifically to reach out to the HS students of our school. On a separate occasion, God gave me a vision to set up a retreat. I didn’t know how to go about it, but after much prayer, brainstorming & consulting, we converted our usual every-other-year JS Overnight Prom into a JS retreat where we invited a couple of youth leaders from CCF Marikina to share about Our Father’s love & how He died on the cross, and encouraged the juniors & seniors to do hard things for the Lord.

It was awesome to witness a vision unfold, The day before the retreat, my mom & brother, who were supposedly heads of the event, bailed out and assigned me to oversee & spearhead the event. I was so scared to do it but I knew I needed that independence from them so that my reliance will solely be on God. But everything went smoothly and I was able to reach out to the students, and I was able to see how God worked in the whole retreat. The results, I leave up to God, but my heart is filled with joy knowing that He trusted me enough to work for Him, and that I obeyed. And that He did most of the work, all I had to do was to listen and do a few calls, organize, follow up. But with that simple gesture, I made my Savior happy. And I believe in my heart that lives will change because of that.

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Back to Square One

Matthew 18:3-5
The Message (MSG)

For an answer Jesus called over a child, whom he stood in the middle of the room, and said, “I’m telling you, once and for all, that unless you return to square one and start over like children, you’re not even going to get a look at the kingdom, let alone get in. Whoever becomes simple and elemental again, like this child, will rank high in God’s kingdom. What’s more, when you receive the childlike on my account, it’s the same as receiving me.

This season, God has been telling me to go back to basics. To my roots. To start over. May I be childlike in being faithful to God, without overcomplicating things but simply be eager to hear His voice, and eager to do His will. 🙂

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Consistency

Funny how God is so consistent about the thoughts He places in our heads. I hate writing about myself, really. But today, I felt the urge to make a blog in an attempt to document my efforts to being healthy, and this afternoon, as I wrote a 2-liner info about myself for this blog, I decided to share a part of my life, about Romans 12:1-2, and how God has been dealing with me with regards to this verse. It’s been a year since this verse had that huge an impact to me. And once again I’m reminded to be back on track, and to live it. And just now, as I opened utmost.org for my night devotion, I see, once more, Romans 12:2 🙂 Thank You, Lord for being so faithful in helping me focus on what You want me to be this season of my life.

Sharing with you The Message translation:

Romans 12:1-2

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

I love what Oswald Chambers said:

We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the growth of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail. Never believe that the so-called random events of life are anything less than God’s appointed order. Be ready to discover His divine designs anywhere and everywhere.

— True isn’t it? We usually wait for big things to happen for us to see God. But what we should realize is that even in the smallest of things, God has a message for us :o)

Yes, even the urge to clean your room. Haha.

❤ Bliss

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