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Tuesday, July 05, 2005
bE sTiLL & LiStEn
   So glad to hear from friends whom I never heard of since then. I was so glad to received a mail from them actually and hearing that they are doing good and great and continue in the way to the Father uplifts my spirit up...
   I believed that these past few days I was not quick to listen to the Father in things that I have to do but instead do what I should not do... I got a mail from my spiritual brother and it was so good that he shared to me this mail from his friend in the US. Right now this sharing kept me wondering to do what I need to do...


   Listening

 

   If you will but listen, his voice is always speaking, telling of His eternal goodness, omniscience, and power.  The marvels of the starry heavens, the day that follows night, the rain that gives life to the earth, the ship that sunders the sea, the bird that flies, the horse that gallops, the motionless rose and the still stone, the smile of a child, the palm tree that bends in the winds, the date that ripens---these all speak of His goodness and wisdom.  The trees sing of His power; the flowers waft their perfume toward Him.  He is Lord of the pink morning, the white noon and the blue evening. 

    You do not have to shout your faith;
    Thrice eloquent are the quiet trees,
    And the green listening sod.
    Hushed are the stars,
    Whose power is never spent;
    The hills are mute,
    But how they speak of God.

   Yes, God is always speaking.  But there is a secret to hearing His voice.  It will not be heard above the excited babble and din of the throng.  He will not shout to drown other voices that clamor to be heard.  He waits till all other voices are stilled and you have put away from your heart and mind all your own striving, and the din of the multitude who shouts for your attention has completely died away.  You must become insensible to the sound of all other voices and hear only the voice of His Spirit speaking to your spirit.

   There is a wonderful peace in silence.  When your brain is wracked to turmoil and you have examined every avenue for a solution to the exasperating problems that confront you only to find that your search leads you to greater confusion, it is time for silence, repentance, and listening to the voice of Christ.  He will speak and give His wisdom, but not until all other voices are silent and all other wisdom has become foolishness.  "Be still and know that I am God."  Then He breaketh the bow, maketh war to cease, cutteth the spear in sunder, burneth the chariot in the fire, and is exalted among the heathen in all the earth. Psa 46.  It was after the earthquake, the fire, and the terrific wind that Elijah wrapped his head in his mantle and listened to the still small voice of God.  "He leadeth me beside still waters," said David.  "Be still and know that I am God."
Posted at Tuesday, July 05, 2005 by Star-Tariray
LeT mE kNoW UR tHoUgHtS.......  

 
Monday, July 04, 2005
Sleepy MonDay
   Arrived early as usual and you guess it right! I am soooo sleepy after my conversation with my Uncle the other night. I believed I am still dreaming on my way here in the office... as if... LOL... just kidding I have to be serious now since calls are kept on pouring in and I needed to be on-board anytime from now... heard news of my other relatives in Canada and will be so glad to meet them someday if God so permit. I am praying to have a good day today and oh... my mom's birthday is approaching and I don't know what actually to give her... but ever since she doesn't like gifts that money can buy she always tells us that our presence is enough...
   Have to go now... and I am praying to have a good day for the rest of the week... this is just a short post from me... Oh busyness what else....
    
 
Sunday, July 03, 2005
FoRGiVinG sUnDaY
   I know I am too early for today and this is not the first Sunday that'll be away from my church. I indeed miss my fellow bretheren in the church, my music ministry, and my pastor of course... I will not be able to see them for a month I guess... maybe you will ask why? It is because starting today I will be having a Sunday duty from 1100 to 2000... [deep sigh] what do you think? I know I will not be left behind from my spiritual feeding and thank God that our mother church is just a walk away from my office.
   I actually love weekend duty, since there are no much calls to attend and I have the whole hours to spend doing stuff that I normally can't do during weekdays and it is the time I spent in answering all my mails updating my site and re-typing some of the songs that'll be use for the church and I did some researching for the guitar chords of songs that we needed for the music ministry. No irate callers on the line, no nagging clients, no rude and demanding clients as well... Oh I just love Sunday schedule....
   This Sunday - 3rd of July year 2005 I rang my Uncle who lived in the USA that I never heard of, since when I was young. He is one of the reasons why I wanted to go there just to look for him. I was so nervous and indeed my heart is beating so fast and so loud that I could not even hear the other line ringing. When I heard a voice, I politely asked for the name of my Uncle and indeed what a great joy to hear that he is the one speaking. I can't stop talking and sharing to him about how I, we missed him so much. Not long ago reasons why I or my family intentionally lost contact with him is that I felt so bad on things that happened between him, my other relatives and my family. We are not Christians during those times and for sure I felt anger on news that I heard about him... I felt pain and hatred for him but then when my whole family fully surrender in the Lord, the longing of him in our hearts grew stronger everyday to look for him and may forgiveness happen. He was included into our family prayers almost everyday and the need of seeing grew much intense and we just let God's hand to work on it. It's almost eight years now that we are christians and we still didin't hear anything about him then just last month that we needed help so badly he happened to be there to help. I praise you Lord that indeed things happened in your time... in your own perfect time... I was crying over the phone asking his forgiveness and so he is... I'm a grown up lady now and still longed for a Dad... I told him my hurts, trials and pains and even my desperations and expectations. I was crying as if I was crying into the lap of my Dad telling him that I was badly hurt... I found peace and solance when I was crying so hard and he was there to listen to me... I FOUND PEACE... I asked his forgiveness that somehow in one way or another I was so angry at him for no known reasons.. then it's time for him to speak... I listen intently as if I was listening to a dad who is giving his words of wisdom to me.... and there I found out that after all these time he suffered so badly as well... I heard his pains, trials, and struggles living in a far away foreign land... I may say that I am still blessed.. he is living there alone though a brother of him is there but it maketh him feel that he is non existent... [deep sigh]... 
   Lord, I thanked you so much for this day. Indeed a very lovely day....
   We have been talking for four long hours and I didn't care at all that it is already late and time for me to go... I don't care at all and I believed I poured out all my heart cries that evening. Everything as in everything.... We already hung up and I could still hear his voice in my ear speaking giving a deep sigh as he talked and told me his struggles.... I never had a heart to heart conversation like this one with my dad... yet God is so loving to give me this Uncle of mine... if he just only knew how my heart glow for love, for forgiveness and for thanks to the Lord upon hearing him... and how much my spirit was lifted up rejoicing to the Father... If he only knew that I wanted to embrace him and to kiss him.... Indeed a wonderful and Forgiving Sunday today....                       
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