Life Is A Gift.

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Today, before you think of saying an unkind word, think of someone who can’t speak.

Before you complain about the taste of your food, think of someone who has nothing to eat.

Before you complain about your husband or wife, think of someone who’s crying out to God asking for a companion.

Today before you complain about life, think of someone who went too early to heaven.

Before you complain about your children, think of someone who desires to have children but they’re barren.

Before you argue about your dirty house; someone didn’t clean or sweep, think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before whining about the distance you drive, think of someone who walks the same distance with their bare feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job, think of the unemployed, the disabled and those who wished they had your job.

But before you think of pointing the finger or condemning another, remember that not one of us are without sin and we all will answer to one Maker.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down, put a smile on your face and thank God you’re alive and still around.

Life is a gift.
Live it. 
Enjoy it.
Celebrate it..
And fulfill it.

Beauty.

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What comes in our mind when we hear the word ‘beauty’? Is it about having a pretty face or soul filled with kindness? Well, I prefer the latter.

On this generation of ours, beauty is overlooked by tons of people. For them, it is about having almond-shaped eyes, pointed nose, plump lips, defined jaw and a flawless skin. Physical aspects that are too perfect to be true. That’s why discontented individuals are full of insecurity. Because for them, beauty is measured by its outside appearance.

But for me, it never was.

Beauty, for me, is about having a pure heart and a clean conscience. Real beauty is about having the form of godliness inside and out. Beauty is about having faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and most of all, having love (2 Peter 1:5 – 8).

No matter what skin color you have. What race you came from. Always remember that beauty always comes from within. You’re beautiful because you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14) by the Creator of all things.

16 Facts About Me.

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Good evening, folks! Here is some 16 facts about me, myself and I. I posted this because… Why not? Haha! Well, let’s just get to the point >.< Hope you’ll enjoy it! 😀

1. I love sweet delicacies!
2. Cat lover
3. I am deep and emotional
4. Goofy and silly too
5. Sentimental person
6. I cry easily
7. I don’t like rainy season
8. I prefer sunrise over sunset
9. Tallest among friends haha
10. I dislike messy surroundings but I’m a messy person. Complicated, I know 😛
11. I’m a nature enthusiast 🌴🍁🍃
12. I was an overthinker in the past
13. I dislike noisy places
14. I often doesn’t have self control 😦
15. I have five brothers (but one of them was already up there, in Paradise) and two sisters so that makes we’re eight siblings
16. I always wake up in the middle of the night


Last post for today hehe 🙂

Down From His Glory.

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Down from His glory,
Ever living story,
My God and Savior came,
And Jesus was His name.

Born in a manger,
To His own a stranger,
A Man of sorrows, tears and agony. Oh how I love Him! How I adore Him!

My breath, my sunshine, my all in all!
The great Creator became my Savior,
And all God’s fulness dwelleth in Him.

What condescension,
Bringing us redemption;
That in the dead of night,
Not one faint hope in sight,
God, gracious, tender,
Laid aside His splendor,
Stooping to woo, to win, to save my soul.

Without reluctance,
Flesh and blood His substance
He took the form of man,
Revealed the hidden plan.
O glorious myst’ry,
Sacrifice of Calv’ry,
And now I know Thou art the great “I AM.”

Oh how I love this song! I’m so amazed by His wonderful love that He bestowed on us ❤

His Love.

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When you feel unlove, lonely or depressed. Think about God. Think about what He has done for you. He sacrificed Himself on the cross of Calvary just to broke the chains around you. Do you know why He did that? It’s because He loves you.

He loves you so much He came down to earth, clothed Himself like a mortal just to save you.
He loves you more than everything that’s why He took your place.

Now, do you still feel worthless? After all what He has done for you?

 

1 John 4:16 – 19 NIV

16. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.
17. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.
18. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
19. We love because he first loved us.

John 15:13 NIV

13. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

I Am A Christian.

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When I say, “I am a Christian”
I am not shouting “I’m clean living”
I’m whispering “I was lost, now I’m found and forgiven”

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I don’t speak of this with pride, I’m confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not trying strong. I’m proffesing that I’m weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not bragging of success. I’m admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not claiming to be perfect (yet we’re going to perfection). My flaws are far too visible. But God believes I’m worth it.

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I still feel the sting of pain. I have my share of heartaches. So I call upon His Name.

When I say, “I am a Christian”
I’m not holier than thou. Who receives God’s good grace, somehow.

That Feeling.

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That feeling when someone judge you without understanding your situation.

That feeling when someone just backstabbed you.

That feeling when you’re smiling outside but tearing up so much on the inside.

That feeling when your heart was crushed so much that you can’t help but to cry in silence.

That feeling when you tell the truth but no one believes you.

Do you know how much it hurts to feel all these things? Why do so many people hurt you when you’re just doing the best you can just to be good enough for the crowd to fit in?

I don’t understand. Last time I checked, I only just want to be understood but why? Why do such things happen to people who only just want good things?

Introduction.

Hello there! My name is Ziphora Entero! I’m a 16 year old teenager but some of people who knows me thinks I’m too mature for my age. It is because I’m an old soul. I love vintage things and classical music. Some of them tease me because they thinks I’m too ‘boring’. But I really don’t care on what they think of me.. Why would I change myself when God made me this way? A clay has no right to complain to the Potter. And yes, I do believe that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Mask.

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People who knows me knows I always smile and laugh. They knows I love to joke around and saying some funny stuff. I looked like I have no problem at all, probably they think I’m a stress-free person because all I do around them is laugh and smile. But that’s all they know.

They didn’t know I was and still am struggling of searching how to fit myself in the crowd. They didn’t know I was called insensitive and was stabbed many times in the back.

They don’t know me. They didn’t understand, and yet they judged me.