thedopeness101 asked: super love your blog! thank you so much for sharing your posts :) i enjoy reading it everyday. continue inspiring. :) God bless
Thank you :) I’m sorry if I can’t post everyday. But thank you for taking time to be an encouragement. God bless :)
Anonymous asked: super galing lang ng posts mo :) super inspired by God. I really love how you celebrate and share to everyone your faith :) so refreshing. reading your posts is inspiring, i bet having a real conversation with you is 100x better :) thank you :)
Thank you dear!!! :) :) :) God bless you :)
somethingxpretty asked: hey DJ, I have a few questions for you today: On judgement day, how is the judgement of Christians (who have already been forgiven?) going to go? Are we going to be judged and "excused" or are we going to appear clean because of Christ's sacrifice? Second: I woke up the day after my close friend's funeral with a feeling and almost a distant memory that he and Jesus came to me - I can't remember any words spoken, just a feeling of comfort. Would the Lord allow this, or was it maybe just my brain?
Those who have accepted Christ are not judged for their sins, rather for how faithful they have been with the things God has entrusted to them. You can look at the parallel in the parable of talents. We are wear the holiness of Christ, and so we won’t be judged for all the mistakes we’ve made. Those who were faithful with what has been given to them shall be entrusted with more. :)
Second: I cannot say and limit how God reveals Himself to people. He can use dreams, or whisper audibly, or He can speak directly through the Bible. God can allow it to comfort you :) But it doesn’t also mean that what we think in our heads are always from God :)
In the beginning of the book of Job is the scene where God tells Satan about Job, “there is no one like him on earth, he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (Job 1:8)
What I want to stress here is God’s amazing faith in man.
Many times we consider it something great for man to have faith in God, yet I find it more amazing that God has faith in man. Beings so sinful, so imperfect—-yet someone God chooses to believe in. It’s just mind blowing.
Indeed 1 Corinthians 10:13 speaks so powerfully about it. “…and God is faithful, He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.”
God has faith in us that we can overcome out current trials. Many times it seems hopeless and impossible, and that the easy way out is to do the wrong thing. Yet God—-this HOLY PERFECT RIGHTEOUS Being believes in us unfaithful, messed up, sinful, imperfect beings. That’s right. GOD BELIEVES YOU CAN DO IT! And that’s why He allows you to go through it.
If God knew something was too great a trial for you He wouldn’t allow it to happen. And if you think your problems are bigger than others then you SHOULD rejoice because God has entrusted to you with bigger responsibilities.
No wonder James said to consider it pure joy whenever faced with trials of many kinds. You see trials are not just “Growing ground” but a constant reminder of God’s faith in us to overcome :)
Working woman. It’s really been a tough adjusting period for me. I barely touch my Facebook and Tumblr. I’ve got pending messages that I have yet to answer (hopefully I can do it over the weekend, sorry to those I haven’t answered)
Travel time ranges from an hour to two hours. Work environment is a bit hostile at times. Work load is very demanding. No overtime pay. And other issues here and there.
But what I keep in mind are a few things. 1-God brought me here, and it’s super duper clear that God placed me here… I do not see the exact reason why yet, but I am 100% sure that He placed me here for a reason. 2-Pains and difficulties are great opportunities to praise and worship God regardless of circumstances, plus it’s a great opportunity for spiritual and emotional growth.
I’m currently in the book of Job now, and well life is not without pain and trials. But God is faithful because He is with us. And i find great comfort in this truth: If God is for us who can be against us? Indeed when you have God, you lack no good thing :’)
I started cutting myself at 14. I quickly became addicted, and it was my only way to feel relief from depression, hatred, bitterness, and anger. A teacher at the school I was attending at the time found out and sent me a card with a really nice, long note. It included the verse Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
That verse stuck with me, even though at the time I wasn’t a Christian. I’m now 19, free from cutting and free from a lot of other addictions and chains. Psalm 147:3 is like my verse. It’s special to me, it’s my favorite verse and it always will be. It’s the song on my heart.
There is freedom from self-injury.
There is Hope for healing.
You’re not alone.
People die because of depression. People need to know there is a God who cares and is able. A God who heals, a God who gives freedom, a God whose love can break the chains that binds us. I know depression all to well. I know what it is like to hurt myself. And I know how the power of God can change and heal and restore :’)
Lord kayo na po bahala