Thursday, January 22, 2015

No Good Thing






Text: Psalm 16:2 I said to the Lord, "You are my Lord, apart from you, I have no good thing.



King David was a successful warrior...one of the greatest kings of Israel, highly honored and had great solid achievements, but, in all these successes, he was humble enough to acknowledge that apart from God, he had no good thing. I salute him for these words, 'I said to the Lord, 'you are my Lord, apart from you, I have no good thing.'" It's a reminder for each one of us that whatever accomplishments or successes we have, we should be humble enough to acknowledge that apart from God, we have no good thing.


There was a king named Nebuchadnezzar who once didn't acknowledge that God was the source of everything. He said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” After he said that, he was driven away from people and ate grass like the ox. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird (Daniel 4:33).  At the end of that time, he raised  his eyes toward heaven, and his sanity was restored. Then he praised the Most High;honored and glorified him who lives forever. At the same time that his sanity was restored, his honor and splendor were returned to him for the glory of  his kingdom. His advisers and nobles sought him out, and he was restored to his throne and became even greater than before. And he praised, exalted and glorified the King of heaven and according to he said about God, "because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble" (Daniel 4:34-36).



How constantly are you reminding yourself and telling God that apart from him, you have no good thing? Remember that all we have accomplished, God has done for us. Without God, we have no good thing. Apart from him, we are nothing.



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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Celebrating This Season For The Real Reason



Taken from Cathedral Of Praise Candle Light Communion Service
December 24, 2013



Merry Christmas Everyone!

As we celebrate this Christmas, let's remember the real reason of this season, 
the Lord Jesus Christ. 
May your heart be filled with His love today. 
His love endures forever.



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By the grace of God I am what I am


Monday, October 21, 2013

Happy 75th Birthday, Mother!




6 days before she reached 75


To My Mother..


Thank you so much for all your sacrifices...

for your love..

for your support in every aspect of my life...

for your care... 

for your compassion...

for the tears you've shed...

for the time you've spent with me...

for the good memories...

for your prayers...

for being my prayer partner...

for your understanding...

for your acceptance...

for your encouragement...

for your love for the LORD...

for serving God...

for your sweetness...

for everything...

and most of all, for being my mother...

for me, i couldn't imagine being a daughter of just anyone else...

thank God for you!

you are such a blessing!

you are not just "Mother of the year '77"

but for me, you are the mother of all time!

you are the best!

i love you with all my heart!

Happy Birthday!

More years to enjoy!


mom (center)


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Tribute To My Father And Mother



my father and mother in their younger years



Today is my late father's birthday and it has been 4 years that he has passed away but i still miss him especially during father's day and his birthday.



As a tribute to him, i would like to say that i'm so thankful to God for him. He may not be a perfect father but i learned a lot from his fatherhood. He exemplified hardwork, determination to succeed, taught us to value education, value life and before he died, he exemplified forgiveness and trust in the Lord.




me and my father before he died (2009)



When he was still alive, he listened to me when my heart was broken. When i needed extra time to learn how to drive after graduating from a reputable driving school for ten days, he was my great teacher...far greater than my driving school teacher. 



He has been a good provider, strict but reasonable and a good father. Thank God for my late father!



Aside from being thankful to God for my late father, i'm also thankful to God for giving us a good mother. One of a kind! Last mother's day, i failed to give her a tribute on mother's day on this blog site but i believe its not yet too late. 




My mother (center) 


For me, she was not just the mother of the year 1977 but she is a mother of all time. I am thankful for her sacrifices, her time, her generosity, her being a forgiving mother, loving, kind, godly....and so many good character traits she has as a mother and as a person. She may not be perfect but she is the best. She is a blessing! She is one of my best friends, my prayer partner and my confidante. I love you, mother! May you live longer and see all your present and future grand children!




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