Do Not Let Go Of Passion

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Every human being got passion. Humans are made to be skilled- it was given by God as a gift. It was a form of grace.  You got to know it and live with it by heart. Don’t ever let go of your passion. If you think you are good at something and you love doing it pursue it! If you feel good when you express kindness, show kindness then! If you love to give then give generously. If you are good at expressing love, be genuine. If you are good in encouraging and making instruction then do counseling. If you are good at words and sharing wisdom then evangelize or make a book. If you are good in dancing, singing, making poetry then develop it and share! Life has many to offer, you just need to discover what’s in the box! 

 Romans 12: 4-8

4d For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function,5so we, though many, are one body in Christ* and individually parts of one another.6e Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them:* if prophecy, in proportion to the faith;7if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching;8if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others,* with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

Before anything else..

How do you define passion?

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Passion is something you love doing. It is not something you’re master of but something you love. You are driven to do it because you got that desire. God poured us with passion because God is love. Therefore passion is love.

 James 1:17-18 says “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created.” 
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Sometimes passion is being left out; we slip it away in our heart. There is some point in life that we are going downhill. We are discourage, disturb, upset, we lose hope, self-esteem is low, we think we are not good enough. Life is changing, as well as priorities, perspectives, influence and lifestyle.

We are busy chasing people and career that we thought it can fill our emptiness. We forgot to trust God. We forgot that it is not people we need to please and glorify but God alone. We forgot to glorify him through our gifts, it turns out that we are glorifying our desire. So we got discourage and upset because we all know that humans really don’t satisfy. So Passion fades…

So we need to learn and relearn over time not to let go of God’s given passion. Once we neglect our gifts or passion with wrong reason God will remove it. We must fall in love with ourselves over and over again. And most especially to be in love everyday with God. What I mean of falling in love with ourselves is to love yourself enough just as God loves you. Always fill yourself with God’s love for you to glorify him. He gave us this character to glorify him alone.

 

Revelation 4:11

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

No matter what happen. People may not believe what you could possibly do. You may feel envious because someone is good enough than you do. Do not let it in. Do not entertain those negative vibes; it is not from God but from evil. Believe in yourself and be positive about it. No one is made useless, everybody has a function. Appreciate those people doing good and getting better. They have gone also through a lot of things, you just don’t know it. So acknowledge them, you don’t know how acknowledgement can take its part of positivity. When you are down, falling apart, tired, slothful in spirit. Go and wander! Travel somewhere peaceful, find meaning and hold on to prayer. Go on and seek for him… then finally you’ll find him again. Do it day and night, these trouble shall come to pass.

Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

1 John 4:7-8  Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.  Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

We were made uniquely but each one of us belong to a one body. No one is useless, everybody has a gift. Always remember that we are made to glorify him. So thank him for the passion. Do not let anyone snatch it. Don’t let him be disappointed for carelessness but work on it. Keep your passion burning

Romans 12:3

3c For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

. 1 Peter 5:6-7  Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,  casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 115:1

Verse Concepts

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, But to Your name give glory Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth

 

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All We Need Is God

Who can cast your fears? God
Who can fill your heart with joy after the unfortunate events? God
Who can make you feel beautiful all the time? God
Who can give you infinite love? God
Who can be your real hero? God
Who is patient? God
Who can give you hope when things are impossible? God
Who can give you strength when you’re weary? God
Who can make poetry and sweet notes? God
Who knows your heart? God
Who loves you even though you disappoint him? God
Who encourage you and push to limits because he always believes in you? God
Who comforts you and make you calm? God
Who can heal all sickness physiological and psychological? God
Who can be your best friend? God
Who can see brokenness and helps find healing? God
Who can appreciate our character, uniqueness and flaws? God
Who will save you in danger, trouble and foolishness? God
Who will find you when you get lost? God
Who will surprise you when you’re down? God
Who will celebrate with you in victory and defeat? God
He is all we need. ❤ Thank you Lord for this day! 😀40_300x300

Building and Rebuilding

building-your-houseCan we ask ourselves, what it takes to build a house?

 

 

 

 

 

 

It takes a serious construction to build a house.

You will need:

  • Architect to design your house, provide plan.
  • General constructor like carpenters, dye wall installer, painter,
  • Building inspector to visit your site at regular intervals.

Aside from that you need to set your plans to be organized and most important you need is money to get construction started. What do you feel? Excited? Motivated? Desperate? Have you ask yourself how long will it takes to build a house?

For a smaller house with few options or less detailed finishes it will take 8 to 12 weeks, 6 to 9 months from start to finish. A longer house with high options customized future facilities and finishes will take 1 ½ year to complete.

When building a house, ideally we see the picture of the weather will be perfect ,all materials arrived on time and intact , trades people will be ready and on time. Unfortunately this is a very rare occasion and in life it doesn’t go that way.

The weather could take a term of the work, material could be late and missing or not available, electrician could be held up to another job, constructor can be sick, rearrange construction schedule and some more.  There will be normal unplanned events that can affect the progress of home building. Yes building can be exciting but sometimes it can be a chaotic event.

And after you have done everything viola! The house is done! J But that does not stop there; you will encounter a lot of things. Climate change, storms or flood, one item might be destroyed by intruders, some part gets damage and old that needs to be repair.

Why am I talking about building and rebuilding? Because building your-self is like building a house. It is a self-project that God provides you. Every project is different either our lives too. You need resources, materials, people who will help in construction. But building self needs wisdom, experiences, challenges and test.

We are not born perfect and no one was born perfect!  Growing and learning takes time. There will be changes in you as time goes by. When you are young you like something so much and when you get old it doesn’t bother you anymore. You have learned a lot through teachings, experiences and mistakes. Perspective change as environment and maturity evolve! As we grow building self-took its part! As we done building ourselves: our character, values, morals, personality…. rebuilding takes place! J

Life is not an easy path. When you are young it was easy to live life. You have your parents with you who stood up for you and when you grow old there is a break through coming. You’re getting out of your comfort zone.

Remind me of existence

No excuse for me to say I have no time for you.
For you given me day offs and rest.
Thank you father for the miracle works you’ve done in my life.
For those days I need to compromise to your people,
And not have visited your house you provided me songs.
For those times I’m so lazy and tired,
You provided me with palms,
Nothing can part away God’s will,
He will find his way to fulfill his promise,
I don’t trust my human instinct
For I am just human with human characteristics of being self -centered and selfish,
I trust you father to hold the pen,
For my days are written in your book
Remind me of my purpose
To glorify your name is the purpose of my existence.

PATIENCE VS PRIDE

“PATIENCE IS BETTER THAN PRIDE. KEEP YOUR TEMPER UNDER CONTROL; IT IS FOOLISH TO HARBOR A GRUDGE ECCLESSIATES 7:8

Patience is better than Pride. Just like being sorry than not being sorry…. Whatever it is…Whatever the circumstances may be, be patient and soft. See hear, pause and listen then takes sides, because pride does not do any good:

  • It prolong grudges
  • It will bring up negative temper if you dwell for too long or bitterness in a long run.
  • It will delay forgiveness  and opportunity to make peace and love.
  • It will make you selfish and greedy.
  • Blocks humility

“In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry and do give the devil a foothold” EPHESIAN 4:25-27. Be patient, it will slow  you to anger.  Our hearts is playful; it will easily captivate anger and doubt. So be patient! Don’t be careless of what you say. Be careful of the words you use to people.  Use kind and gentle words as much as possible.

Ephesians 4:29

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen

So be patient for patience will cool you down and give you better understanding.

 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. Proverb 14:29

Do not delay to make peace. Do not wait for another year to forgive and to say sorry.  Appreciate and be thankful because chances may surpass. Lucky for those who have given the chance.   Rejoice and praise the Lord! Do not let negative temper over coat your joyful soul. Let  your joyful soul reign as it used to be. Be true and warm hearted. Ignore a person who tells you a fool for asking forgiveness, for making first move of reconciliation and remain kind despite of the mocking and bad doings of others to you. For the judgment of human being is useless than of God.

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.10872449_683182341801481_260844199_n

Look at the city around you, how leaders govern. When leader and his servant won’t meet half way it produces chaos, they all want what they want and they tend to hate each other.

A lil pride is nice but too much of it is chaos. So think pause, reflect. How’s your relationship at work,home, friends, love ones and with God? Does patience over rule?Or does your pride?

P.S.Oh I praise the lord for the gift of wisdom today and for the rest of the day. For Iam not much of a talker and in him words flow over me,

1/5/2015 cont. 1/10/2015