If Love is patient, so is relationship should be. Taking slowly and waiting for God’s perfect time. Relationship should not based on emotions or physical attractions only, but it also must be based on your spirtual life. If you dont have that intimate relationship with God, then you aren’t ready to have any kind of relationship.
Lord, there are some part that I cannot seem to comprehend. But I believe Your working in your own mysterious ways. Theres a reason behind all this. And your preparing for something better than I can ever imagine. I trust you completely. In Jesus name, Amen.
Sacrificing is never easy. But I will trust You Lord. I want to set myself aside and have you before me. Please Lord, make it all better. Its already hard and making me feel sad and to top it all, its only day one. But all I know is that you are already working your ways in us. I believe theres always a harvest after plowing on the field. Give me a pure and servant heart and may I learn new things through this. This sacrifice is not for me but for You Lord.
Have you ever failed and committed sin? I’m sure you have. Have you felt as if you’re too weak to overcome the battle, temptation or anything that the enemy is offering? I have.
I do believe that each time you resist the offers of the devil, you will become stronger and stronger than ever. The offers might be stronger too, but you will always have the power to say “NO DEVIL, NO!” Here are the list that I personally did on how to resist the enemy. [some might have heard it a million times, but its proven, because it worked for me and will always work for me]
1. Pray, Read the Word of God, Pray. - Quiet time.
As I wake up in the morning, I will pray and open my Bible as soon as possible. I do this before I put any food in my tummy. Soul food makes me feel alive and stronger than physical food.
Tip: Try going to different places to do your quiet time. Hmm park? beach? or do what Jesus did, go on the mountains. (If its walking distance)
2. Meditate on the Word of God - I still need to improve on this part, but I’m working on it. :D
As of now before I go to sleep, I memorize the verse over and over again while laying down on my bed until I fall asleep.
Reading the verse few times during my quiet time so I may understand what message God is telling me.
3. Counting blessingssssss -I count even the smallest tiniest blessings I receive.
Even with the things that irritates me, I choose to look at the positive side and take it as a blessing. Because God can always make the best out of the worst things.
4. Prayer & Fast - I need a little more improvement.
Buffet? Food taste soo good. But by sacrificing all those good, yummy, delicious foods really helped my ay-lot. I am willing to do more Prayer&Fasting. Weekly that is.
Remember: This is not one of your diet routine. :P
5. Fellowship - Hanging out and keeping myself company by other believers or may I say my fellow CYN.
Being part of my youth group at our church, so called CYN [Christan Youth for the Nation] really helped me spiritually. Especially to some of the youth that I can have a spiritual talk with.
Sharing our Quiet Time together, what we have learned after falling, and what I’ve learned from their own spiritual life.
6. Listening to positive/Christian songs- I even dance with the Praise songs.
Secular songs are not the only songs that can make me dance, but also Christian songs such as “I Am Free” “Dancing Generation” and many more. - Tip: good workout too!
7. S M I L E - helps you to stay positive.
Aaaahhh the easiest and most effective way to share your blessings to others.
Are you thinking how Smile helped me resist the devil? Just staying positive and keep sharing your beautiful smile to others. The devil’s first target is our mind, by telling us things that we should do with his way and I learned from myself that when I think positive and holy. I keep my mind occupied more with the positive things in life than entertaining the devil’s ideas. It really works for me!
Also staying positive starts with a SMILE (at least in your heart).
These are just the few ways I have used and still using to help me resist the devil. We are all different and you might have other ways that works better for you, yay for that! Do you mind sharing yours?
CYN: blessed to have them. so thankful for this family. they lifted me up when I was down, they made me cry from all the comforts. I have six-packs from laughing. they make me gain weight for every food trip we do. they are the best and its all because of Jesus who brought all of us together. ILOVEtheCYN!
when I was a child and my biggest wish in life was “sana wala na lang curfew”
when I was so excited to get home, do homework and play games with my friends; piko, tumbang preso, tagu-taguan, touch-taya (tats taya :P)
when my biggest problem was ”how am I going to cover this boo boo on my knee from my big brother”
when my dad would carry me to the bed because I fell asleep downstairs.
when I would always leave my lunch box at school and get in trouble from my mom.
when I used to watch my sister put her make up, make homemade chocolates and borrows her headband.
when my biggest dream was to be older.
Now, the more you get older the more complications. But every complications teaches you different lessons and helps you make better decisions. Trials and problems will never disappear, what matters most is how you handle and face the challenge. And how many times you get up each time you fall.