Have a Blessed New Year 2010!

Kris Allen Live Like We're Dying Lyrics, Video

Remember the time when I posted (predicted) that Kris Allen will win American Idol? Read  it here: Kris Allen will be the Next American Idol

And we all know my prediction was right. He just released his newest album and the first time I listened to one of the singles (Live Like We're Dying), I was convinced he deserved to win even if the rest would say otherwise.

The meaning this song tells the listeners is amazing! It tells or conveys the sense of urgency for all of us who don't have eternity for us to say and show "I Love You" every chance we got.

Here's the video and lyrics. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Kris Allen's Live Like We're Dying

Kris Allen - Live Like Were Dying Lyrics

Sometimes we fall down and cant get back up
Were hiding behind skin thats too tough
How come we dont say I love you enough
Till its too late, its not too late

Our hearts are hungry for a food that wont come
We could make a feast from these crumbs
And were all staring down the barrel of a gun
So if your life flashed before you, what would you wish you wouldve done

Yeah, gotta start
Looking at the hand of the time weve been given here
This is all we got and we gotta start thinkin it
Every second counts on a clock thats tickin
Gotta live like were dying
We only got 86 400 seconds in a day
To turn it all around or throw it all away
We gotta tell em that we love em while we got the chance to say,
Gotta live like were dying

And if you plane fell out of the skies
Who would you call with your last goodbyes
Should be so careful who we live out of our lives
So when we long for absolution, therell be no one on the line


Like were dying (x4)


You never know a good thing until its gone
you never see a crash until its head on
All these people right when were dead wrong,
You never know a good thing till its gone


Like were dying (x4)


What's your Christmas wishlist?

I had been thinking about this question lately. More than the Holiday vacation and the wonderful gifts what else do we really WISH this Christmas?

What's your Christmas wishlist?

Here's a shortlist of the things I wish to see this Christmas:

I wish to see the victims of the Maguindanao Massacre find Justice and may there be no more any election related violence in my country.

I wish to see mediamen protected and safeguarded as bringers of truth.

I wish to see progress in the Philippines and that the government starts to have the fear of the Lord in their decisions and choices.

I wish to see a newly elected president who's capable of leading the country to progress and development. One who is righteous and one who has been duly elected by the people.

I wish to see my team perform and be the number 1 team in my program.

I wish to see the Young Adults Ministry in my church grow for the glory of the Lord!

I wish to see my family grow and be successful in their careers!

I wish to see my family pray together to stay forever!

I wish to see myself growing in maturity in my relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ!

Praise the Lord!

Happy Holidays from Google

I received an email just today from Google and I really just want to share this to everyone!

They're doing as they would say "SOMETHING DIFFERENT" this Holiday Season!

Check it out here: Happy Holidays from Google

This gesture truly is very selfless of that of Google!

How about us? What are we doing something different this Holiday Season?

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

But CHRISTMAS is more than these decorations, more than any culture and traditions! 
It must be all ABOUT Him! 

Jesus, the REASON for the season!

For God So Loved The World

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
John 3:16 (New International Version)

As we celebrate this Christmas, let's not forget the real reason why Jesus came. He came for us! He came to die for us! He came because He loves us!

May HIS name continually be praised!

Until the Whole World Hears - Casting Crowns Video, Lyrics

I was checking Billboard.com today trying to check what's new in the Music World. Of course I didn't miss checking what's "IN" and "HOT" in the Christian Music World.

And here's what I found out! One of my favorite bands debuted at Number 1 spot in the Christian Album Charts while their single is at Number 2 in the Christian Songs charts after TobyMac's City On Our Knees.

The meaning and the message just strikes me really hard! Let's ready ourselves to be the Light and the Salt of this World. Until the whole world hears, we'll not stop doing it!

Video and Lyrics after the jump!

Until the Whole World Hears - Casting Crowns Video, Lyrics

Lord I want to feel your heart
and see the world through your eyes
I want to be your hands and feet
I want to live a life that leads

Ready yourselves
Ready yourselves
Let us shine the light of Jesus in the darkest night
Ready yourselves
Ready yourselves
May the powers of darkness tremble as our praises rise
Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out
Lifting up Your name for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we're crying out
as the day draws near
We'll sing until the whole world hears

Lord let your sleeping giant arise
Catch the demons by surprise
Holy nation sanctified
Let this be our battle cry


We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears

Want to be your hands and feet
Want to be a life that leads
To see you set the captive free
Until the whole world hears
and I pray that they will see more of you and less of me
Lord I want my life to be the song You sing
Until the whole world hears Lord we are calling out
Lifting your name up for all to hear the sound
Like voices in the wilderness we're crying out
as the day draws near
We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears
We'll sing until the whole world hears

YourDailyWord's Twitter Cloud

I found this in human3rror (one of those bloggers that I truly respect).

Here's my Twitter Cloud! It has all the most used words I had tweet-ed for the whole year of 2009. Isn't that cute?

Get yours here: Twitter Cloud

Follow me @YourDailyWord

Truest, Most Real and Amazing Love of All

This is supposed to be my entry to Testify to Love: Get a chance to win Avalon’s “The Greatest Hits” at my friend's blog: Gannsdeen.com.

Sadly it's late now. I wasn't able to read the part where he says the deadline in Nov. 30th and today is unfortunately December 1st. Now, I'm sure all of you are now shouting and asking why I didn't do it before the deadline. To answer that, I didn't notice and I forgot. LOL! Enough of that, here's my post:

My post is all about the Love that every man is dying to have. It's more than a feeling or anything else. It can't be faked, in fact it's THE most real thing. A lot of us have run from there to here, from hurt to more hurt, from failed expectations to more failed expectations. It's almost a hopeless cycle.

I had a conversation with a friend who just broke up with his boyfriend. This friend of mine is a "HE" as well, making their relationship a homosexual one. If 10 years ago, this kind of relationship is a taboo. At this time though, it has become a "normal" thing especially that I'm working in a call center. (Disclaimer: I don't agree to this kind of relationship but I respect my friends who are engaged in it). So back to my conversation with him. I asked him, what really happened? Why did they break up after more than a year? He answered (hesitantly) it's because he no longer understands what his partner really wants and that he now had grown tired meeting the needs of the other while expecting his own needs be met as well. Actually, most of the relationships we see right now is of this nature. You agree or not. Everyone engages in a relationship because they need something from the other person. It maybe financial needs, emotional support, or just having someone to lean on. Don't take me wrong, these are why there are relationships. For our needs to be met. But when these "meeting of our needs" become the center of the relationship then that's when it crumbles. When each one starts to take and expect instead of freely giving without expecting in return, that's when relationships end.

Love, I've explained to him must be selfless. For relationships to work, one must be willing to give and give and just give. With this he replied, "Isn't that unfair?". Of course it is. That's what love really is. Even if the other one doesn't give back, it just continues to love no matter what. This kind of love is seldom found. Especially when people who are looking for it doesn't have it in the first place?

Where is this Love then?

It's in the Father, the GOD who created everything including love and the ability to love.

Here's what the Bible says from The Message version:

But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. Rom. 5:8

And John 3:16 from The Message version still:

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

Now we were of no use whatever to him, but He still chose to love us. And he continues to love us no matter what. I mean, REALLY! It doesn't matter what you have done or what you are going to do, He'll continue to LOVE us.

When each partner has this Love then that's when relationships grow! Why? They're already filled with God's love that they just overflow without anymore taking.

Here's a song from Hillsong that would always tell me how Real, How TRUE and How Amazing God's Love is:

So You Would Come by Hillsong

God Bless you more and more!

He'll Put Your Lives Together

Colossians 1:22 (The Message)
But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence.

Lately, I have been experiencing failures and disappointments in the 3 most important (if not the only) areas of my life. 

First for my family, when I returned last weekend I was planning to witness and tell them that Jesus loves them and died for them. I wasn’t able to which hurts me so bad because I know how important it is.

Second, in my job I haven’t been hitting targets and expectations even how much I tried for the past few weeks now plus bad impressions on my leadership are starting to appear hurting me really bad. 

Thirdly, my dear roommate who I’ve been with for approximately 9 years now is leaving for AbuDhabi to pursue a career there. Aside from the fact that I’ll be missing him so much, at the same time it does hurt my heart as well which makes me re-think my future in comparison to him. I asked myself “Why is there something happening to him and he’s starting to be successful while I am stucked in this little Call Center Company for 4 years now?"

So many disappointments. So many failures. So many frustrations.

Really. They were, for me OVERWHELMING.

They say these things should push you closer to God and make you stronger in your spiritual life. 

I don’t think that’s what’s happening to me. I started to be broken and messed up. I started to be doing things on my own and GIVE UP.

Praise the Lord for He came to my rescue (as always)! 

He reminded me of my faith and trust in Him. 
He reminded me that what’s happening right now is just plainly part of the GREAT and WONDERFUL plan for my life.
He reminded me that there’ll be time for everything.
He reminded me that things will just take place in it's right time.

He reminded me of His promises and that he’s faithful to fulfill them.

He reminded me that there's always HOPE in Him and that when I do what HE wants me to do, there'll be no room for frustrations, hurts, failures and disappointments.

He will surely put my life together.


Say Sorry Now

Colossians 1:21 (The Message)
You yourselves are a case study of what he does. At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of him, giving him trouble every chance you got.

I’m not sure about you but the first verse describes me at times. It in fact describes me right now. I am just a “rebellious” boy doing bad things, failing God and giving him trouble every chance i got.

Is that true to you as well?

How many times did we choose to shut up and stand up for our faith when we were expected to?

How many times did we say yes to bar-hopping and partying thinking it’s just for the occasion?

How many times did we engage in gossip and ungodly conversations just for us to be “IN”?

How many times did we choose to sleep instead of waking up to attend that scheduled prayer meeting?

How many times right after the service did we start lying again and going back to our old selves?

How many times had we turned our eyes to that pretty woman?

How many times did we fail GOD?

I’m guilty.

If you’re not, you’re worth commendable! I encourage you to continue and keep on.

As for me and for others out there, it’s time to make the 360-degree turn.

It’s time to ask forgiveness, go back to God and start becoming a good boy once again.

Praise the Lord for He is a God of second chances and even third or fourth or fifth chances!

He said in His Word that He is faithful and just to forgive us if we confess our sins before him. (1 John 1:9)

Without asking forgiveness, we can never be truly happy and rewards God had prepared will no longer come.

Let’s go now to our own closet rooms or wherever you are right now, please say you’re sorry NOW.

Test of True Christianity

I've been reading through blog posts today and I'm blown away with how real the "TRUE CHRISTIANITY" in the lives of these people.

The first one I read from Joshua Harris site. It's a story about a missionary named Paton.

Here's the story:

[When Paton declared his intention to take the gospel to the New Hebrides islands] a Mr. Dickson exploded, "The cannibals! You will be eaten by cannibals!" The memory of Williams and Harris on Erromanga was only 19 years old.
But to this Paton responded:
Mr. Dickson, you are advanced in years now, and your own prospect is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honoring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by Cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my Resurrection body will rise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.

This is the courage and zeal each one us must have! A courage that no circumstance, no situation or problem can pull us back and prevent us from fulfilling what God wants to do through us. A courage that believes that if God leads, God will surely provide.
The second one is from Dan Lacich of Provocative Christian Living. It's a story about the blogger's friend.

Here's an excerpt from his post:

On November 8, 2009 in South Asia, I and two other pastors from The Austin Stone, were robbed and attacked by a small gang of South Asian youth. Unexpectedly, one of these youth sliced my left cheek with a straight razor. The wound was 5 inches long and an inch deep. It spanned from about my left sideburn to the left corner of my mouth. Fortunately, the two other men with me were physically unharmed. We ran for safety in the middle of the city, pleaded with locals for help, and finally ended up in the emergency room at a local hospital where a doctor stitched up my face with three layers of stitches.

Even though he suffered these, here's what he has to say:

Our suffering in South Asia was a "gracious thing" inthe sight of God! It was a gift of grace! Listen to the profound message of 1 Peter 2:19-21: "For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps."

I don't want to waste a good moment of suffering. The legacy that I want to leave on this earth and to my family is a heap of stories of radical, simple devotion to Jesus! I am learning that the Calvary Road is not a path merely to endure; rather, the Calvary Roadis to be embraced with joy and hope! The Calvary Road is a "gracious" road! That straight razor may be the greatest blessing of the year for my family and I as it leads me one step further on the Calvary Road - the Road that my Lord embraced on his way to die for thugs like me and the South Asian man who knifed me.
Read the whole post here: http://www.austinstone.org/current/god_gospel_mission/lessons_from_a_razor/

Such an amazing MEN of GOD! Such are True Christians!
Let's all desire to be just like them! Same Zeal! Same Enthusiasm! Same faith!
Praise the Lord!

Stop Complaining

I receive this email last night and it made my day.

I was about to complain how hard and difficult my job is. I was starting to complain about how I look, how I speak and how my life is going. 

Until I receive this email...

If you think you are unhappy, look at them!

If you think your salary is low, how about her?

If you think you don't have many friends..

When you feel like giving up, think of this man

If you think you suffer in life, do you suffer as much as he does?

If you complain about your transport system, how about them?

If your society is unfair to you, how about her? 

Enjoy life how it is and as it comes
Things are worse for others and is a lot better for us!

Stop Complaining! Start Helping!

God Bless you more and may you always learn to extend this blessing to others. :-)

One WORLD: We're All In This Together

I was browsing through the Youtube's most viewed videos and I bumped into this video. A video that has really made me thinking. A video that I think every politician, every celebrity and yes every CHRISTIAN like us must watch and learn from.

It's not very spiritual as we might expect it to be but the messages written by people like us are the REAL and TRUE Christian messages everyone should hear or in this case read.

There'll be two videos. The first one is the background while the second one is the response. Enjoy and learn.

Now here are the responses. Amazing!

God Bless you more and may the difference start with each one of US.

Have a Break!

Hello Everyone!

After several months working, stressing it out and performing at my best!

I realized I need to have a break! I only have 1 life, I need to strike a balance between work and my family. This time it's my family's turn!

Plus, this is the best time for me to go home because it's my niece's birthday!

And by the way, I'll be the host tomorrow for the Birthday party and guess what: This would be my first time so please pray for me. LOL!

Till next post!

May God Bless you always!

Keeping One's Promises To The Lord

This is in connection to my previous post about my promise to God to give him my very First and best fruit from this site. You can read it here: Honor The Lord With Your Firstfruits.

I was reading the Book of 1 Samuel. I was reading about the story of Hannah the mother of Samuel. That's where this post will revolve in.

Hannah was barren. And we all know that for Jewish women, it's like their greatest achievement if they can give their husband not just a child but a male child. What's making it worse, the other wife constantly provokes her. 1 Sam. 1:7

Imagine the misery Hannah was going through. This is even though Elkanah, her husband loved her and gives her double portion. 1 Sam. 1:5. This love was clearly manifested in verse 8 when Elkanah said this:

"Elkanah her husband would say to her, "Hannah, why are you weeping? Why don't you eat? Why are you downhearted? Don't I mean more to you than ten sons?" 1 Sam. 1:8 (NIV)

Now isn't that sweet?

But that's not my point. Because even though with all these affection and love, Hannah's desire was to still provide and give Elkanah, a son.

Out of desperation, here's how she prayed:

"And she made a vow, saying, "O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the LORD for all the days of his life, and no razor will ever be used on his head." 1 Sam. 1:11 (NIV)

That was the promise!

And by the way, this was not like an ordinary prayer, she prayed violently (shall I say) that the Prophet Eli thought she was drunk.

And God, as always was faithful to answer her prayer,
and then came Samuel!

Hannanh could have just forgotten about her promise. I mean that was like 9 months ago, right? How many of us forget what we promise the Lord when we receive what we were asking for. We can't even say, "Thank You Lord!" Hannah's case was like 9 months. She could reason out, I'm sure God would understand. Coz if I gave this boy up, it's still as if I didn't have a son who can be an heir to his father. And a lot more excuses or shall I say reasons. Sometimes logical reasons.


It's not a question whether it's logical or the most practical, it's a question of OBEDIENCE and KEEPING ONE'S PROMISES to the Lord.

A lot of us can easily give a promise.

"See you at 4pm sharp!" and then shows up 4:30pm

"Don't worry, I will do this..." and then deadline comes the thing was left undone.

Sounds familiar? I'm guilty as well.

We easily break promises as if they're just nothing. But the truth is, it hurts people. It hurts your kid when you forgot to buy the right robot or barbie he/she chose. It hurts people when you come late. How much more God? It does hurt him.

See the situation?

God is always ready to GIVE and ANSWER our PRAYERS. We sometimes (always) fail to do what we need to do as a response.

Back to Hannah, here's what happened:

1 Samuel 1:27-28 (New International Version)

27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 28 So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there


Now, let's go to you!

What promises have you broken before the Lord? Please ask forgiveness.

Are there still promises ready to be fulfilled?
It's not too late to do them!

One more thing that surely would excite you:

When we keep our promises, here's what God will do as demonstrated in the life of Hannah

1 Samuel 2:21 (New International Version)

21 And the LORD was gracious to Hannah; she conceived and gave birth to
three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in the presence of the LORD.

See, God gave her more than what she has prayed for!

We truly have an AMAZING God, don't you think?

Honor the Lord With Your FirstFruits!

Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first and best part of all your income.
Prov. 3:9 [GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)]

Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
Prov. 4:9 [New International Version (©1984)]

I praise the Lord and I would like to testify that our God is Good and forever will be!

Just this Monday, I received an email from our Frontdesk that "I got mail!".

I hurriedly checked on it and I was surprised with what I saw.

I received a check from one of the Advertising companies I have subscribed to. Wow! I didn't expect that. I mean I just blog and blog and try this and try that!

It's not like big but it was like manna from heaven that I wasn't able to stop myself to tell all my workmates about it. LOL!

I then remembered my promise to God when I started this site: I WILL GIVE HIM FULLY MY FIRSTFRUIT!

It was tempting. I mean how lovely it would be to buy a remembrance or spend it on something like a celebration or to even just laminate it (as suggested by one of my friends, my friend is weird (don't tell her..)).

But no, I will keep my promise to the Lord my God.

As is written above by the wisest man ever lived, We are to Honor our God with our FIRST and BEST Part of our Income! And may the Lord be praised. After all he's the reason why this site exists. He's the reason why I exist. Isn't he just worth it?

How about you?

What Best and First fruit have you given to God?

I encouraged you to read a post related to this from a respected Pastor of mine from Singapore, Ptr. Kong Hee: Giving Our First Fruits

Psalm 100: Shout for Joy to the Lord!

Psalm 100 (New International Version)

Now aren't they cute?

If you hardly understood them, the complete text after the jump...

Psalm 100
A psalm. For giving thanks.

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.

2 Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

3 Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his [a] ;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.

5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Random Texts

I'm not sure how you call it in your place but here in the Philippines we call SMS, text messages.

This would just be very short. These are several text messages I received just this morning and these have blessed me a lot. I hope that it will bless you as well.


"If wealth is he secret of happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the street...
But only poor kids do that.

If power ensures peace of mind, then officials should walk unguarded,
But those who live simply, sleep soundly.

If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages,
But those who trust God completely have the most fulfilled relationships.

May We all have a peaceful day filled with God's abundant blessings!"

"Here's a beautiful prayer to start this bright sunny day:

'Lord when I lose hope because my plans have come to nothing, help me remember that your LOVE is always greater than my disappointments and your PLANS for my life are always better than my DREAMS!'

Good Morning and take care!"

#3 (from my MOM)
"Morning Prayer:

'Lord, even the best of my intentions can be misunderstood. Help me to go on anyway and be grateful for whatever comes my way. Amen.'

"Mowning! Have a nice day ahead!"

God Bless you today my dear readers! God loves you so much!

Sesame Street 40th Anniversary

HAPPY 40th Anniversary Sesame Street!

Proverbs 17:22 - "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."

Be a True Disciple

First, I'd like to apologize as I was not able to blog while I was there in the conference. The amazing presence of God was really there and the WORD was very powerful that it blows me away everytime. Even though with these wonderful things, I still got exhausted that every after the conference I can no longer a finger to type. So I am sorry.

Second, I don't what to say... I mean I received a lot REMA and MANNA from Heaven that I don't know where to start and how to begin.

Just to keep the ball rolling, let me start with this:

Disciple is from the WORD Discipline. The first followers of Jesus Christ were disciples. At present, we now have believers, followers, goers, church-hoppers and a lot more!

A lot of us would want to define what the real follower of Jesus Christ instead of being what was the original design.

The disciples were "disciplined" believers and followers of our Lord! Disciplined people who are able to enslave their bodies to bring them into subjection to the Lord Jesus Christ! Discipline people who will choose to wake up an hour ahead to spend time with God! Disciplined enough that tries his best to have the Word of God read and applied daily. Disciplined enough to know that the good news he received is not supposed to be kept but shared. Who really lives to be a light and Salt to the earth.

Now, how do you think God regard you? Be challenged! We can do this!

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International Missions Convention: Here I Come!

Last year was my very first International Missions Convention and I wasn't wrong that I went and joined.

It was a life changing convention.

International Missions Convention is an annual convention sponsored by our Main Church in Manila. I believe last year was the second one. This friday will be the third one!

And YES! I am joining! Woohoo! I am so excited and I am so expectant for wonderful things to happen to my life this whole weekend.

I will be blogging about everything I'll be learning day after day for the whole two-day convention. SO you wouldn't need to worry, the WORD I'll receive, I'll pass on to you. Surely it will bless you as well.

Here's a video from last year's International Missions Convention held in Manila:

Those who are from Manila, Philippines, email me at yourdailyword@gmail.com if you're interested in joining this convention! Hope to see you there!

Let me pause here first as I need to pack things up. I'll be leaving early tomorrow!

Blessings to you all! Continue to be hungry for God!

The Prayer of A Righteous Man Availeth Much

"Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
James 5:16 (KJV)

Just after shift a while ago, I with my boss and co-workers visited a friend's mother who has been hospitalized. This friend of mine to give you an idea a very jolly person. A friend who is always able to make you smile and make things a little not too serious.

Honestly, I was expecting that same kind of person when we arrived at the hospital. But I was wrong. I found my friend crying and sobbing beside her ailing mother. Now that tells me how serious the situation was.

She then started telling us about her mother's condition. Her sickness really started with Diabetes and then became complicated. Complications that made her blood pressure and sodium in her body go up. I then learned that her mom haven't awaken since Saturday. She has also greatly lost weight from the last time (and the only time) I saw her.

We then started empathizing and comforting our friend with taps on the back, hugs and we even tried to crack some jokes to lighten the mood. I know this is a very difficult situation in her life.

Deep inside me, I really wanted to pray for her mother and my friend's family. But there's something that's stopping me from doing so. I'm not sure if it's shyness or fear of rejection or I don't know. But while we were there, there was a battle inside me whether to pray or to just shut up.

Praise the Lord! He won! I said it! I asked everyone if we can pray and WE DID!

Now this is the reason why the title of this post is "The Prayer of A Righteous Man Availeth Much". It is actually my declaration that my prayer for comfort, healing, hope and love from the Lord Jesus to the family be answered. It is my faith that my prayer be heard and be "effective" for God's glory! Not that I consider myself righteous because of me. Absolutely not! But that I consider myself righteous by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, my mediator to God!

With that faith, I know that my prayers have been heard and answers are already coming. But this is also a great opportunity for all of you my dear readers to pray with me for my friend's family and her mom for miraculous healing, financial provision and that their hearts be filled with God's love and comfort through HIS WORD! Remember that when two or more people agree, God shall open the windows of heaven.

Please take time to remember them in prayer. May God bless you always.

Let Christ Be Revealed | You'll Come by Hillsong United | MM

Here's a song from Hillsong United that has touched my heart so deep.

The message I received while listening to this song (and singing) is found in the bridge part.

"Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed"

It just reminds us that it takes for us to be set free or a better way of saying it is it takes for us to know that we've been set free! It takes for our lives to be healed from anger, hatred, disappointments and sin. It takes for us to open our eyes to understand what God has been doing and His purposes instead of focusing on the NOW!

Because by doing so, Christ is REVEALED through our lives!

Listen to the song and share to us what God has spoken through this song.

You'll Come by Hillsong United
(Hosea 6) Brooke Fraser 2007

Verse 1
I have decided I have resolved
To wait upon you Lord
My rock and redeemer shield, and reward
I'll wait upon you Lord

As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
As certain as the dawn appears

You'll come let your glory fall
As you respond to us
Spirit Rain, flood into our thirsty hearts again
You'll come.

Verse 2
We are not shaken we are not moved
We wait upon you Lord
Mighty deliverer triumph and truth
We wait upon you Lord

As surely as the sun will rise you'll come to us
Certain as your word endures.


Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed

Lyrics: 6lyrics

Living A Routine Life?

Are you living a routine life?

Heres' the LIFE God has prepared for us!

John 10:10 (The Message)
"I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of."

Now you choose...

Everything is Permissible but Not Everything is Beneficial

I don't know about you but when I graduated and landed on my very first job, I thought to myself; "I'M FREE!"

No, not because my mom who was providing my allowance was like enslaving me but it's just as if the WORLD is there waiting for you to be conquered!

You can now try just anything around you! Things that were No-no's when you were still a college student. Things that were for adults only...(Ooppsss...was I overly honest there?)

Anyway, I'm blessed because even before Jesus came God had already knew this would be coming. God already knew that this situation would be enticing. He then set a reminder! He gave a "shout-out" through the wisest man ever lived. Solomon.

King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes

"Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment." Ecc. 11:9 (NIV)

I'm sure everyone would love to just read the first part and omit the judgment part. BUT there's a but. We cannot picked verses in the Bible. If we choose to believe one thing, we would need to believe the attached accountability. Now, that's worth reiterating. A lot of us love to hear about promises and blessings but when it starts to be about "Go-ing" into the world, letting go of oneself, and sacrificing we can hardly obey and believe.

The Bible says "Be happy young man! Do whatever you like. But remember everything will be shed to light!"

God then reiterated this truth in the New Testament (coz people might forget) through the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Corinthians.

"Everything is permissible"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible"—but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. 1 Cor. 10:23-24

Now that takes us a little deeper. God doesn't want us to just check on what we do whether it's beneficial or not but (there's the word again) at the same time check on what others would feel everytime we do something. To look not only for our own interests but also the interest of others.

So go ahead, ENJOY LIFE to the fullest after all this was HIS design from the beginning. Just make sure to ask this question:

What Would Jesus Do?

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