Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Roots of Rebellion

"For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft,
And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king."
1 Samuel 15:23

Partial obedience is not obedience. It is rebellion that turns aside to selfish desires while ignoring the wishes of those in authority over us. At first glance rebellion may appear insignificant, but don't be fooled. The roots of rebellion grow quickly and run deep.

God directed Saul to destroy the Amalekites. When the dust of the battlefield settled, however, Saul and his army spared the Amalekite king and the best of his flocks. With disobedience standing between him and God, Saul tried in vain to explain his actions. He claimed that he saved the best of the spoil as a sacrifice to God, but the true intent of Saul's heart was selfish gain. This one act of rebellion cost him the throne. Years later, it cost Israel the lives of some of its strongest fighting men.

Ultimately, all rebellion circumvents God's control even though its aim is usually directed at human authority. It quenches our fellowship with God and derails His blessings. You may think your rebellion is justifiable, but God never blesses anything that contradicts His will. Rebellion is always at enmity with God.

Ask Him to surface any hidden rebellion within your heart. When you come to Him in repentance, He always responds in love and grace.

Father, please surface any hidden
rebellion in my heart, then help me repent of it.
Let me respond with obedience to
You and those in authority over me.

This is from the book "INTO HIS PRESENCE" An In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Favorite Quote

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

-Jeremiah 29:11

The first time I heard this verse, I saved it in my heart's memory card.
Since then I put all my trust in the Lord that whatever happens, it is for His glory.

Then I need not to ask "God, why?" cause He has a plan for me.

Whatever life brings us, God is in control.

Whatever means it could be good or bad things.

This verse had been my strength when I'm down and confuse.

Hope it'll be your strength too.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

4 Months and 19 Days

Hays.. tagal ko na di nakapag-Blog...
4 Months and 19 days since yung last post ko..

kahit twitter account ko ndi na din updated.. hehe

Happy to be back again!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

2010 Election

I'm happy to be a part of the 2010 election. For the first time, Filipino people experienced the automated election. The process was pretty fast except the "falling-in-line-to-vote" part but the rest, specially the counting of votes was swift.

Since the precincts were clustered, a lot of people, compared to the previous election, were assigned to one classroom.

People started to feel discomfort, stress, and irritated due to the high temperature inside the jurasic elementary classrooms (without any electric fans).

Every after 20 minutes (If I'm not mistaken), we move 1 ruler stick forward. With eagerness, patience and excitement, we were able to fill up the ballot form and experienced the PCOS machine. (^^,)

We started around 08:30 AM and we finished voting around 11:00 AM.