Btw, it is nice to found this “bible blog of Ben Piershale“.
I long and wanted to finish reading some books in the bible but due to some events and happenings, I wasn’t able to do that. Already done reading the Book of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Jonah, Esther, Ephesians, Philemon, Titus, Timothy, Hebrews (sorry, not in order) and the list goes on… But I feel there’s still something’s missing. At times, I forgot the verses I’ve already read that I wanted to read it over and over again.
But still grateful to God that even we fail in doing such things (at some point & areas of our lives); It is more important to live a life pleasing in His sight (Psalm 19:14 AMP). The motives of our hearts that shows in our actions according to Him and His will. Living a life to glorify His Name in every thing we do and say (Colossians 3:17 AMP).
While writing this, God reminds me of these scriptures:
“Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be[completely] satisfied.” – Matthew 5:6 AMP
“But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.” – Matthew 6:33 AMP
So thankful to God. I was feeling so different to these past days from the past years. I know I’ve been changed, but change still happens in us everyday like being renewed. –2 Corinthians 4:16 AMP It’s like a deep joy and peace within. Knowing that God is fair. He is loving, gracious, slow to anger (Psalm 148:5 AMP) but there is His wrath. Before I felt troubled, whenever I can’t pray so long; And directly right after I woke up, I worry. I feel there’s guilt inside. But right now, I just feel God’s love; His gentleness. When you truly trust Him it will just flow from within.
I just thank God of all those things. Those times that I don’t understand His ways. Those times that I want to happen it this way but He says that way.
I know… I might encounter the same situation in the near future, no one can tell. But He is there. He is always there. We just need to be still and know that He is God. –Psalm 46:10 AMP
In Jeremiah 17:7 AMP it says, ““Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord And whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord.“
The Power of the Word (Matthew 13:16-23 AMP) by Ptr. David Hernandez of Holy Spirit Church at Encounter TV.
Many times I found this post in my News feed, and many times I’ve ignored it. I guess, it’s God’s time for me to have this personal revelation. Here’s some points I have listed watching the video:
We must be deeply rooted in the word of God. Rooted in the study of God’s word.
Information informs. Revelation transforms and affects the spirit. The word gives substance and the foundation of the spiritual life.
Growing into the Ministry God has given you:
Hope this will wake you up too…
It truly helps having some more understanding and knowledge to refresh our minds in leading worship. That it is more than playing guitars. It is serving wholeheartedly and having a passion for God; Doing the best with what we have; In learning How-to is to be founded in His word. And here’s some points to keep:
- Stay faithful
- Be submissive to the Lord and to the leadership He has established in your church
- Be diligent. You can always get better in all aspects of being a worship leader
- Be realistic in your expectations and the expectations you allow others to have of you
- Be ready for the change to come.
Checkout the full article here by Adam Dolhanyk.
“New Day! New Chances!” Just like my client says whenever starting our team meetings. This day is full of sweetness. Started the day with Proverbs 15:13-15 verse and this convo:
Jethro: “You’re the most sweetest person I’ve ever met.”
Me: “Thank you for making me happy.”
Truly, God’s goodness is the most sweetest thing we could ever taste! I guess after the bitterness I felt yesterday, God is leveling up the love within us. Today is full of love, happiness and contentment, even in eating donuts and chicken adobo. So true, circumstances can made us stronger and even better. Like what is written in James 1:2-4 AMP, “consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters when you experience various trials…”
It was our Prayer and Fasting. I was caught by this heavy feeling. I felt sad when I knew Jethro applied for work at Boracay. Many thoughts came into my head that I started crying and could not hold back my tears. I prayed and talked to God that I don’t want this feeling. Even there’s something inside of me that don’t want to attend our church activity, because of my swelling eyes. I don’t want to destruct and surprise my fellow youth with my face.
But there’s a force pulling and moving my feet. And a voice telling me it’s okay. I will not let this time to pass, not praying for others. Though, I had disturb and shocked them, my fellow youth; I really thank God for this people that made me felt better. They made me smile. And so grateful to God that our prayer and fast went smoothly. It is not by our power and might but through and because of Him. Heavens opened and it was His grace. It did made me well.
Praying for others while having burdens is hard but trusting & surrendering it all to Jesus, He made it all easy and light. It is not because of how we feel and not even of the circumstances but it is because God is still God. He never change. He never fails!
Ending the day overcoming my emotional issues (1 John 5:5 AMP). Ending it with the Victory of Jesus!
Since one of our sister is going to Manila due to some work for our fellow brethren, God made me remembered that time at Uprising-Davao (United Prayer Rising) when we prayed for the next generations, this little ones. I really feel there’s something that moment, a desire in my heart to pray for the kids even if I’m not in to Children’s Ministry. Maybe because I have a niece, or my desire of having a child. But having a different kind of joy those times we have a feeding program, fellowship, having fun and games with kids. It is tiring yet fulfilling! That scenarios and thoughts when talking with Jeanrose while washing the dishes.
It’s like delighting yourself to God and surely He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 NKJV
It is not we delight to Him in order for Him to grant our wishes, wants or needs. He already knew all these things (Matthew 6:8 NKJV). But delighting with Him, in hearing, reading, obeying His Word (Romans 10:17NKJV) and following Jesus (Matthew 16:24 KJV), staying within His presence; abiding in Him (John 15:7 KJV), in the love of the Father, He will give what is His will and plan for us, for our hearts to desire it…
Hope this makes sense to all of us.