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True Design

This week, I’ve been reading the first 2 chapters of the Book of Genesis as I prepare for a material of an upcoming event about life’s purpose. I just want to once again be refreshed and reminded of God’s design for man and there’s not better way to do that than to start on the creation of man.

As I was reflecting on the 2 chapters this week, (I’m really having a hard time describing what I felt, words can’t define) I was actually speechless, I got teary-eyed and just so amazed of who God is. I’ve read Genesis so many times but this week, God just really made my heart grew more for Him.

A human mind can never grasp the depth of God’s love even if He created us to be above all His other creations. God’s love can never be fathomed. His pleasure in us can never be defined. His longing for us can never be explained. The relationship of the Creator to His creation is very important to Him that we never even bother to understand or even realize.

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Gen 1:27)

“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” (Gen 2:7)

 “Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.” (Gen 2:8-9)

These verses reminded me not of who I am in the eyes of God but of who God is and that even in the passing of time, the way God sees us has never changed. Who God is never changed and will never will.

Our life was never about us since the beginning. It has always been about God that’s why He created us. But God made sure we will be His very important masterpiece. He designed us in His own image. He breathed to us the breath of life. He planted a garden for us. He made trees that were pleasing and good for food. And importantly, we are a creation that God allowed to make choices. Can an apple tree choose to bear an orange fruit? Can a dog choose to fly than run? But God never forced us unto Him. He gave us a choice. (You tell me an inventor who gave his invention the freedom to its own will?) Because that’s what a relationship is.  Because that’s what God wants from us. For us to choose Him over anything else.

In all our busyness in this life,  it’s always a good start of our day to day to ask our selves – WHAT AM I LIVING FOR? Why should I love my family more even if they cause me pain sometimes? Why should I love my enemies too? Why should I give my best at work even if I don’t feel like doing it? Why should I choose to stay quiet even if I’m so angry?

When we truly realize and understand that this life is never about us, then, we will feel the true sense of freedom from putting pressure on ourselves that we have to become this somebody, when actually all God wants is for us to be His child.

flower“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?” (Matt 6:30-33 The Message)

To my Creator and Father- Thank YOU. Unto You God be the glory forever!

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I call you, Friend.

How would you feel when our President Noy would call you his friend?
What would you do when the Queen of England would make you part of her circle of friends?
How will you react when your ultimate celebrity crush would put you in his/her friend zone?

If that would all be me, I’d be very ecstatic! But it would also make ask, why? How did it happen? What did I do to deserve such privilege?

Here’s another one…

How would you feel if the Creator of this world, the Savior of this world, the King of kings, the Prince of Peace, the Son of God would call you His friend?

I have two words – In awe.

Who am I to be called a friend of Jesus? It’s more than a privilege. It’s grace.

We might never be friends with the president, the queen or celebrity, but being a friend of Jesus is very, very possible.

His very own words, “You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father, I have made known to you.” (John 15:14-15)

Why would we do what Jesus has commanded us? It’s not a performance. It’s a matter of the heart.
He said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.” ( John 14:15)

Do you love your family? Your friends? Why do we do what they ask of us? It’s because we love them and we want them to be happy.

If we love Jesus, then, we are called His friends.

Do you want to be in the circle of friends of Jesus?

Think about it…

🙂

Some of my ladies who are also in the Jesus’ zone. 🙂 This was our trip in Baguio.

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28: Celebrating 60

Last Friday, July 13, I went home to Bacolod to celebrate my father’s 60th birthday. I am blessed because I was able to come home and be with my family to celebrate this very special event. My dad didn’t want to have a big preparation. But, then we believe that he deserves a celebration. We were planning to go to Cebu and spend the whole weekend there. July 15 is his birthday. However, the weather wasn’t really nice for the past days, so we decided to just do it somewhere closer.

With family and friends, we had the major celebration at Mambukal Resort. The cake was a hit, not much of the taste but of how it looked. My father always wanted to have a swimming party than a formal, function room party (which what we wanted…hehe). So, swimming it was. With most of the food, grilled (which I really missed!).

That was the 14th. On his birthday, we had a lunch with family and some few friends at L’Sea. It was a private lunch, having a room of our own. The food wasn’t as much and as good compared to what we prepared the day before, but, it was just good to be served and not clean the dishes after. Haha!

I must say it was a great birthday weekend! My dad was very grateful and obviously, happy on his 60th. 🙂

This is one of the highlights of my journey being 28. To be able to celebrate a signifcant year of my father.

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