I Lost It All To Find Everything.

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I had won all I could win, there was no place I hadn’t been
But my heart was so needy and so poor
Then, I heard Him gently say, “Lose it all and find my way.”
So, I gave it up, and found it all and more

I lost it all, to find everything, I died a pauper, to become a king
When I learned how to lose, I found out how to win
Oh, I lost it all to find everything

I was frantic to survive, I was racing to arrive
And I walked on, any standing in my way
Then, I watched my schemes all die and realized that I
Could find new life, because the old had died that day

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Do You Love God?

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One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. And the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description.
As I watched, I praised God for His wonderful works.
As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me.
He asked me, “do you love Me?”
I answered, “of course, God! You are my Lord and Savior!”
Then He asked, If you were physically handicapped, would you still love Me?”
I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t be able to do, the things that I took for granted.
And I answered, “it would be tough, Lord, but I would still love You.”
Then the Lord said, “if you were blind, would you still love My creation?”
How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, “it’s hard to think of it, but I would still love You.”
Then the Lord asked Me, if you were deaf, would you still listen to My word?”
How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts.
Then I answered, “it would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word.”
The Lord then asked, “if you were mute, would you still praise My name?”
How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me; God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words.
So I answered, “though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your name.”
And the Lord asked, “do you really love Me?”
With courage and strong conviction, I answered boldly, “yes Lord! I love You because You are the one true God!”
but God asked, “then why do you sin?”
I answered, “because I”m only human. I’m not perfect.”
“then why in times of peace do you stay the furthest? why only in times of trouble do you pray the earnest?”
No answers. Only tears
the Lord continued, “why do you only sing at fellowships? why seek Me only in times of worship? why asks things so unfaithfully?”
The tears continued to roll down on my cheeks.
“why are you ashamed of Me? why are you not spreading the good news? why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer my shoulder to cry on? why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My name?”
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.
“you are blessed with life. I made you to not throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My word to you. But you do not gain in knowledge.
I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have heard you prayers and I have answered them all.”
And the Lord asked me again, “DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME?”
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this?
When the tears had flowed, I said, “please forgive me, Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child.”
The Lord answered, “That is My grace, My child.”
I asked, “then why do You continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?”
The Lord answered, “because you are My creation. You are My child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you ’till the end of the days, and I will love you forever.”
I asked God, “how much do You love me?”
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior.
And for the first time, I truly prayed.
“God never gived up on me because I know that He died at the cross for me.”
 
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us…” – 1 John 3:16

From Heaven’s Point Of View.

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Today I faced a mountain that I have no strength to climb,
And the struggle of this journeys left me weak both in body and in mind

Where I stand to the peak is a distance on my own I cannot reach ,
So this journey of a thousand steps begins right here on my knees

Soon I’ll soar like an eagle high on wings of grace,
Far into the heavens where I can almost see God’s face ,
Rising in His splendor to heights I never knew,
What once looked like a mountain is just a hill from heaven’s point of view

I may face things tomorrow I can’t comprehend today,
Circumstances so uncertain make it hard to find the strength to pray,
But I’m living in the promise I’ll never leave you,
I’ll always see you through so what’s this mountain ,
To an eagle flying high from heaven’s point of view.

A Rebound.

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There’s always a moment when I always feel so lonesome. Even though I am accompanied by lots of acquaintance.

I don’t know why. Maybe I feel that I’m just a rebound friend. I’m the one who’s after when a certain close person was just left by her closest friend. Yes, I’m happy that someone is noticing my presence but.. that’s not just the case I wanted.

I want to feel appreciated. I wanted to feel special. For once, I just want to stop chasing people just to be my amigo. I want to test if someone will come running after just to spend time with me.

Sometimes, taking a break from being so friendly will show who will stay by your side no matter what. It will show who your friend/s really are.

5 Bible Verses Of The Day. (Proverbs)

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A good name is more desirable than great wealth. Respect is better than silver or gold. – Proverbs 22:1

Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! – Proverbs 6:6

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. – Proverbs 14:26

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold. -Proverbs 22:1

A gossip tells everything, but a true friend will keep a secret. – Proverbs 11:13

Have a great day ahead! God bless us all 😀

When I’m Silent.

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When I’m silent, I feel uncomfortable.
When I’m silent, I overthink bad things.
When I’m silent, I feel pain.

People always judge you. It’s because they don’t understand you. It’s because they can’t put themselves in your shoes. It always happens to me.

They just don’t understand that when I’m silent, I’m feeling down. And I need someone who will comfort me. Not someone who will trample me down even more. Instead of making me feel better, they’re making it worse.

I hate people who has crab mentality. They won’t stop until they’re satisfied of putting you down. They don’t care if their words will hurt someone because for them? It’s their way of satisfying themselves.

No matter what you are, or what you do. Keep going. Do what you gotta do to make yourself better and better each day of your life. They’ll still criticize you anyway. Learn a lesson from them. It will keep you moving forward.

Whatever It Takes.

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There’s a voice calling me, from an old rugged tree
And He whispers draw closer to me
Leave this world far behind,
There are new heights to climb
And a new place in Me you will find

And whatever it takes, to draw closer to You Lord
That’s what I’d be wiling to do
And whatever it takes, to be more like you
That’s what I’d be willing to do

Take my houses and lands,
Take my dreams and my plans.
I place my who life in Your hands.
And if you call me someday,
To a land far away,
Lord, I’ll go and Your will obey.

And whatever it takes to draw closer to You, Lord,
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.
And whatever it takes for my will to break,
That’s what I’ll be willing to do.

Oh, I just love this song by Lanny Wolfe Trio! ❤

Out Of Comfort Zone.

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Some of us were afraid of change. Some even think that changing yourself is like not loving yourself the way you are. But for me, that’s wrong.

We want to change ourselves, not because you don’t love yourself. But to be the better version of what you are yesterday. We change because simply, we care for ourselves.

5 Quotes Of The Day.

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Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t forget that.

The most beautiful music in the world is your own heartbeat because God composed it.

Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting Him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm.

Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator. – Yogi Berra

Sometimes the smallest act of love can take up the biggest space in someone’s heart.

Hi guys! Let’s end this day with positivity! God bless to all of us 🙂

Amazing Grace.

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Sometimes, I hate myself. I hate myself for being so sensitive. I hate myself for doing mistakes. I hate myself for being a crybaby. I hate myself for being weak.

I hated all my flaws, my imperfections. I hated my own self. Sometimes, I don’t understand. I really don’t.

When sometimes, I open myself to other people. That’s when people judge me. They say I’m too shallow. They say, why am I thinking such things?

Yet I can’t understand myself too. They say those kind of things when you’re in the middle of chaos. They say those kind of things when you’re in a hopeless situation. No one to cling to.

I was in the midst of darkness. The devil keeps on pushing and pushing me all the way to the cliff. I kept on shouting for help yet no one would dare to save me from my agony. I was so desperate. The devil keeps on condemning me.

The moment I decided to gave up, that’s when Christ tooked my hand and lifted me up. His light was like the waters that covered my sea of darkness. The blood that was shed on the cross keeps on reminding me that He loves us so much He gave Himself for the remission of our sins.

Right now after experiencing those sufferings, I found myself in the arms of God. I was lost but now I’m found. Was a sinner but saved by God’s wonderful grace.