Hosanna!

Hi I'm Dj... you can call me Dorothy too haha :) This is my blog for the Lord. It's named hosanna in the highest simply coz it comes from my favorite song :)

I am a follower of Jesus. A sinner saved by grace. A woman made holy and righteous by the blood of my Savior.

I love photography (though i'm just starting out), I love music and serve as a worship leader in our church. I love sunsets and stars. And I am forever amazed by the beauty that the Lord has made.

This blog is both a means of expression and a ministry to encourage. I hope you are blessed :) Praise be to God alone :)

Disclaimer: The Bible is the Truth. I love to write notes, however I CHALLENGE YOU first to test and approve even the things I write here. Also understand that there is a difference between EXPLICIT BIBLICAL TRUTH from a personal conviction or application of the truth.

So blessed! and you didn’t even realize it!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has BLESSED US IN CHRIST with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.

- Ephesians 1:3

Why is it that there are a lot of Christians who live defeated lives? Why are there Christians who live a different life on Sunday from the rest of the week? Why is it that there are Christians running aimlessly at the things of this earth and forgetting to turn to God for their daily bread?

The answer is because more often than not, we do not even know our identity in Christ.

This verse is not a prosperity verse that tells you you will get anything you ask for or anything you want. This is a verse talks about our position as children of God BECAUSE and ONLY BECAUSE of Jesus Christ. In Christ we have access to the Father. In Christ we are blessed. In Christ we are adopted into God’s family. You see, it all revolves around Jesus.

having the eyes of your heart enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power towards us who believe, according to the working of his great might.

- Ephesians 1:18-19

Paul had a prayer for the Ephesians that their eyes be opened to the these 3 truths: (1) to remember the hope to which they were called (2) the riches of God’s inheritance and (3) the immeasurable greatness of God’s power.

Because of Jesus we need not live in despair and depression. In Christ there is hope. In Christ we find encouragement in this fallen world. When we remember how God has called us out of the mud and mire of our sins we can find encouragement knowing that His grace so deeply abounds for everyone.

Because of Jesus we have access to the Father’s inheritance. and GOD knows what we need. God provides what we need. Sometimes He gives what we want but it is always first and foremost in line with His will. God wants us to learn to ask from Him and to seek Him, rather than try to get things on our own strength. Just like the eldest son in the parable of the prodigal son, “everything that I have is yours”.

Because of Jesus in us we have His power to break free from bondage, power to break free from sin, power to break free from the strongholds in our lives. Because of Jesus WE CAN OVERCOME.

You were meant to live with the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is with us to help us live our lives in the most effective way we can. So let us stop living in the defeat of the past for the old is gone and the new has come. Let God’s power be used mightily in an empty willing vessel. Live past your failures and into the new creation that God has created you to be.ย 

Thank You Lord for the wonderful 34 years of marriage for mom and dad ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank You Lord for the wonderful 34 years of marriage for mom and dad ๐Ÿ˜Š

Passion Manila 2014 ๐Ÿ˜Š

Passion Manila 2014 ๐Ÿ˜Š

When you read the Bible you will see that the Old Testament talks primarily about God the Father. In the New Testament it talks more about Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ ascended the Holy Spirit came down to be with us. The Holy Spirit is the presence of God that is with us in this present time. He indwells every believer and empowers us to do the will of the Father. It is thus necessary for us to know him if we want to follow Him. When we have a relationship with Him it is easier to recognize His fingerprints in the daily affair of our lives.

It’s good to know that You are always there ๐Ÿ˜Š

It’s good to know that You are always there ๐Ÿ˜Š

When the people saw that Jesus went to the house of Zacchaeus the tax collector they all GRUMBLED saying Jesus had gone to be a guest of a sinner (Luke 19:1 -10)

Now imagine this: you saw Jesus having dinner with Napoles in one of her many mansions bought with our taxes.

I’d probably be outside the gates of her mansion in the front line of a mob that just formed protesting that this woman is a sinner and that Jesus shouldn’t even bother visiting her. I can almost imagine the feeling of disgust and disapproval I would feel - I really wouldn’t be any different from the crowd in Luke 19…

If you read on until verse 10 you see that Zacchaeus encountered Jesus and was forever changed. This is a picture of God’s grace. Zacchaeus was probably like Napoles in his time; yet Jesus still went to him.

God goes to the broken, the messed up, the sinful, the lost. He knows we’re messy, he knows we keep failing, he knows we’ll just break his heart countless times— yet in the mess of it all Jesus cries out and says “I am here standing outside the door of your heart…I am here for You! Will you let me in? ”

Will you, like Zacchaeus “welcome him joyfully”? Or will you, like the crowd, look on in disdain and disapproval as if your choice and standard was better than God’s?

Jesus is the perfect blameless sacrifice who died once for ALL. He died for you.He died for the evil. He died for the murderer, the liar, the rapist, the theif. He didn’t come to this world to choose the “goody” people rather He came to save the messed up people. #savinggrace #Jesus

Jesus is the perfect blameless sacrifice who died once for ALL. He died for you.He died for the evil. He died for the murderer, the liar, the rapist, the theif. He didn’t come to this world to choose the “goody” people rather He came to save the messed up people. #savinggrace #Jesus

Anonymous asked: Excuse me, I need some help and it's urgent. I need to send a letter to my friend but her blog has no ask button. I've tried typing /ask after her url but it doesn't work. I have no other contact with my friend. How do I message her?

Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way unless you can get their attention by reblogging a post or something.

ocean-chasing asked: Hi! I just wanted to say you are so beautiful and you and Paolo are so cute! Your story was really inspiring because I've never been in a relationship before, but I hope my first one will be my last just like yours and Paolo's. He was a true gentleman going to your parents like that. God bless you both! :)

Awww thanks dear :) I know I’m probably replying to this post SUPER late haha but thank you. God is good and please do pray for us when you can that Paolo and I would live a godly life day by day, and that our love story would be a manifestation of God’s grace and God’s Holy Spirit daily leading us in every decision and action we make. :)