* A LOVE STORY *
One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise.
Ah the beauty of God's creation is beyond description.
As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work.
As I sat there, I felt the Lord's presence with me.
He Asked me, "Do you love me?"
I answered, "Of course, I'm the Highest of your creation!"
Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?" I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and
wondered how many things I wouldn't be able to do, the things that I
took for granted. And I answered, "It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You."
Then the Lord said,
"If you were blind, would you still love my creation?"
How could I love something without being able to see it?
Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of
them still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, "Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you."
The Lord then asked me,
"If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?" How could I
listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God's
Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered,
"It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word."
The Lord then asked,
"If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?"
How could I praise without a voice?
Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and
soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not
always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with
our words of thanks.
So I answered,
"Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.
And the Lord asked,
"Do you really love Me?"
With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,
"Yes Lord! I love You because You are the One and true God!"
I thought I had answered well, but God asked,
"THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?"
"Because I am only human. I am not perfect."
"THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST? WHY ONLY IN
TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY THE EARNEST?"
No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued:
"Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times
of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so
The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.
"Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the Good News?
Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My
shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to
serve in My Name?"
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.
"You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I
have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn
away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge.
I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My
blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you
servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard
your prayers and I have answered them all."
"DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME?"
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had
no excuse. What could I say to this? When I my heart had cried out and
the tears had flowed, I said, "Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to
be Your child."
The Lord answered,
"That is My Grace, My child."
"Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"
Then God the Father answered,
" Because you are My highest creation. You are becoming my child ONLY
after accepting my begotten Son that I sent to the world!
And therefore I will never abandon nor forsake you.
When knocking the door of blessing it's always open for you
When you cry, I will have compassion
When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you
When you are down, I will encourage you
When you fall, I will raise you up
When you are tired, I will carry you
and MOST OF ALL !!!
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How
could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God, "How much do You love
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I
bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior. And for the first time I
experienced the LOVE OF GOD!
Posted at Saturday, March 26, 2005 by Star-Tariray
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MOMENTS IN LIFE
There are moments in life when you miss someone
so much that you just want to pick them from
your dreams and hug them for real!
When the door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often times we look so long at the
closed door that we don't see the one,
which has been opened for us.
Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
because it takes only a smile to
make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile.
Dream what you want to dream;
go where you want to go;
be what you want to be,
because you have only one life
and one chance to do all the things
you want to do.
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human and
enough hope to make you happy.
The happiest of people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make the most of
everything that comes along their way.
The brightest future will always
be based on a forgotten past;
you can't go forward in life until
you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
When you were born, you were crying
and everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so at the end,
you're the one who is smiling and everyone
around you is crying.
Posted at Friday, March 25, 2005 by Star-Tariray
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I am still ShALLoW...he said
...... Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand..... One person esteems one day above another ;another esteems everyday alike. Let each be fully convinced his own mind.... For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, wheter we live or die, we are the Lord's.... But why do you judge your brother? or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ...... so then each of us shall give account of himself to God.... therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall inour brother's way....
I thank you so much for what you have done into me..indeed you are so good and that Lord you are my God who knew me enough and know what's inside of me....no one could ever read my mind as well as what's inside of my heart. God, I rang my spiritual brother the other week. I don't know why did I rang him? I know Lord that it is you who promted me to do it and to hear from him again... I healed totally and I got the confirmation from the moment I heard his voice on the other line...he shared things to me just like before as well as me to him...he did read my blog and told me that "I am still so shallow" into you Lord.... those words did not hurt me though....it just registered so clearly to my mind and that made me to stop, paused for a while and think...."There's more than that Star, more than that!"..... Lord, did I lost my track into you again? did I have been so lax and complacent in doing things into you again?..... it made me wonder and sad for the moment.... I have to check again my spiritual life....i have to be alarmed again on how I am going and doing....Lord, you know what's my heart desire....you know what's inside of me....you know how I am into struggle to live the life you wanted me...and you know how much I wanted to serve you the more.... I know for sure Lord that I have changed and that changes was manifesting into me.... I am not saying that for sure I may not be able to pass the standard my spiritual brother is setting for a "Christian"..... he don't know LOrd that I am praying so hard to have a heart like him.... and that Lord for sure he don't know me fully enough on how much I have been into these past few days....I did stopped in writing again because I have to think and remind my self that I have to serve you....I did cried Lord because I don't know where to start again.... "Kasi feeling ko kulang na kulang pa ako sayo.....yun ang sabi nya.... Lord, you know better that I.... you know how much I wanted to resign and leave my job to serve you....you know the desire of my heart and the struggle inside you know all of it Lord.......they don't know what's inside of me....but Lord it is only You that I have to please and not anybody or even not him..... I just don't care on what people might think, say and will judge me on what I am right now Lord....because it is you who sees me and know me...
Posted at Sunday, March 20, 2005 by Star-Tariray
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