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Friday, October 19, 2012

 

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Many lessons are learned through pains, trials, and difficulties.
Sometimes our vision becomes clear only after our eyes are washed with tears.
Sometimes we have to be broken so we can be whole again.

If God meant the day to be perfect, He would not have invented tomorrow.

Whatever mountain stands in our path, whatever obstacle blocks our way, whatever difficulty immobilizes us, prayer and faith can remove it.

God says, Write your plans in pencil but give me the eraser. I might have something better, nicer and more beautiful to write for you.

Grace is the only force in the universe powerful enough to break the chains that enslave generations. Grace alone melts ungrace. Philip Yancey

Our steps and stops in life are guided by the Lord. We may not know where we are going. What matters most is that we know who's leading us.

The way to heaven is ascending. We must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. Jonathan Edwards

When challenges are so big that we feel our strength is not enough to bear them, keep on going. The extra mile is where the grace of God begins.

Being human we are imperfect. That's why we need each other when we falter. To encourage each other when we lose heart. Some may lead, others may follow, but none of us can do it alone.

Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean we aren't headed for sunshine.

Jesus is the perfect best friend. The voice when you cannot speak. The strength when you are weak. The hope when you are down.

Life never seems to be the way we want it. But we should live it the best way we can. There's no perfect life, but we can let God fill with perfect moments.

God's concern is not the length of our prayers nor the correctness of our language but the attitude of our mind and the kindness in our hearts.

Whatever mistakes we have made, our only way out is to move forward.  This is life's proven formula. Don't look back in regret but move on with hope.

A person's most sueful asset is not the head full of knowledge but a heart full of love (an ear open to listen and a hand wiling to help).

We really only get to keep three things in life: our memories, our love and our faith in the Heavenly Father.

Life is a great road trip. If we spend too much time looking back at where we've been, we'll surely miss what's ahead and never get to really see and apprecaite what we're passing through.

Don't assume you have to be extraordinary to be used by God. He specializes in using ordinary people  whose limitations and weaknesses make them ideal showcases for his greatness and glory. Nancy Leigh DeMoss

When you help someone who is lost and confused, when you hold someone who is sad and grieving, when you hug someone who is unhappy and hopeless, God will also ease the pain in your heart, create joy in your soul, and add more blessings in your life.

Happiness is not found in having and acquiring for ourselves, but in giving to and helping others. Adam Jackson

Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it. Elbert Hubbard

We have our own crosses to bear and we should be thankful for them because it gives us strength and make us better persons in the eyes of God.

The greatest technique for bringing peace into your life is to remind yourself to always pick being kind when you have a choice of being right or being kind. Wayne Dyer

Gaano kabait and Diyos? Bago ka pa humingi ibinigay na niya. Bago ka pa umiyak yakap yakap ka na niya. Higit sa lahat bago ka pa kumapit sa kamay niya ay inaabot ka na.

God made friends because stories, dreams, hugs and prayers are meant to be shared. God made friends to remind us to laugh a lot and to be silly sometimes. God made friends to help us feel loved and accepted just the way we are.

Every small work of kindness and every thoughtful gesture is like a tiny seed. When it is planted, wonderful things can happen. Smiles appear, dreams blossom and love takes root and grow. Keep sowing beucase God knkows what we are doing.

Receive blessings with silence. That's humility. Help those with more difficulties than you. That's compassion. Work with happiness. That's enthusiasm. Understand that not everybody is at your level. Tha's tolerance. Give to everybody the best of yourself. That's sincerity. Trust that everything will be alright. That's faith.

In every hectic day, God is our quiet rest. In every painful experience, God is our healing touch. In every disappointment, God is our certain hope. In every turbulent storm, God is our calming peace. In every hurtful action, God is our forgiving love. If you have God, you have it all.

We won't know God as our healer until we experience and recognize his healing in our lives spiritually, emotionally, mentally or physically. We can't know him as provider if we are not in need. We won't know him as our banner unless we need him for victory.

Niloob ng Diyos na maranasan natin ang maraming pagsubok sa ating mga buhay, ang mawalan, masaktan, mabigo, mapahiya, magalit, magkasala, magkamali, hindi upang wasakin ang buhay na patuloy na pinagkaloob sa atin, kundi ang matutunan natin ang magpakumbaba, magpatawad, umunawa, magbigay, magmalasakit, at magmahal ng lubos. At sa bawat pagsubok na ating napagtagumpayan, ay kaloob nito ang ibayong sigla at pag-asa upang harapin ang hamon ng bukas, kasama ng ating Dakilang Diyos.

Kung alin sa palagay mo ang di mo kakayanin, may lalo mong pagsikapang gawin, sapagkat kung magagawa mo ito, lalo mong mapapatunayan na ang Diyos  ang gumagawa sa iyo.

Teachable attitude: The people who learn the most aren't necessarily those who spend time with the smartest people. They are the ones with a teachable attitude. Every person has something to share - we just need to be willing to listen.

If we rely on the Holy Spirit, we shall find that our prayers become more and more inarticulate; and when they are inarticulate, reverence grows deeper and deeper. O. Chambers

Do what makes you happy. Life is not based in the money you got and the success you achieved. It's all about being happy with who you are, who you love and who makes your life worth living.

God has given us eyes not to insult but to look beyond situations. Mouth not to criticize but to speak for truth. Hands not to punish sinners but to give a helping hand. Ears not to be insensitive but to hear voices in pain. Everything he gave to us has its own purpose. It's just a matter of choosing what is right.

There are only two days in our lives that we can do nothing about. One is yesterday which is gone, and the other is tomorrow which is uncertain and might not come at all.

In the race towards excellence, there is no finish line and no age limit. If wrinkles are to be  written on our face, so be it. But let it not be written in our hearts for our spirit should never grow old.

Our highest privilege is having a Father God. There's absolutely nothing that will prevent him from keeping his promises and realizing petitions.

We have not yet learned that we are more powerful on our knees than behind the most powerful weapens that can be developed. Billy Graham

Great doors of opportunity swing on the tiny hinges of obedience. Ike Reighard

In life what matters is not what you bought but what you built, not what you got but what you shared, not your successbut your significance and not what you learned but what you taught.

God has put you hwere you are gith now for a reason. You are there bless, to inspire, and to create a positive influence. YOu are there because God can use you to be his hand, feet, and mouth to carry out his work.

Forgiving makes me feel free and light. It is with joy that I learn to love myself more and more. The more resentment I release, th emore love I have to express. Louise Hay

The words that we hear or read have power. Choose to listen only to words that will empower you to be better.

Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, thank you Lord that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, thank you Lord that I can see. There are amny who are blind.
Even though I huddle on my bed and put off rising, thank you Lord that I have strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.
Thank You Lord for this day.

Seven Cardinal Rules of Life

Make peace with your past so it won't disturb your present.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
Time heals all wounds. Give yourself time.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
Don't compare yourself with others and don't judge them. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
Stop thinking too much. It's all right not to know all the answers. They will come to you when least expected.
Smile. You don't own all the problems in the world.

Be sure to make someone happy before the day ends, even if that someone is yourself.

Grace is the only force in the universe powerful enough to break the chains that enslave generations. Grace alone melts ungrace. Philip Yancey

Our steps and stops in life are guided by the Lord. We may not know where we are going. What matters most is that we know who's leading us.

The way to heaven is ascending. We must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh. Jonathan Edwards

Whatever mountain stands in our path, whatever obstacle blocks our way, whatever difficulty immobilizes us, prayer and faith can remove it. 

(Thanks to my textmates: Ate Mitz, Kuya Mel, Ate Precy, Waldy, et al.)






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