“When people tell you nice things, stop shrugging them off as if they are nothing. The sincere compliments you receive are your jewels, - collect them in your heart, - they highlight the beauty of your being and empower you during challenging times. Never say ‘oh, it’s nothing’ or shrug your shoulders when you hear a sincere compliment. Pause, breathe it in, and really feel its meaning.”—God Wants You To Know
“Most of your words are unnecessary. All too often you speak simply to fill the space with sound, because you feel too uncomfortable with the silence. But this silence is golden. Only in silence you can hear God speak to you. Only in silence can a real prayer, a heart prayer be born. Next time you start chattering, stop and feel into the silence, feel its shape, its texture, and then slowly and silently say only what really has to be said.”—God Wants You To Know
“God loves in you even that which you dislike. God doesn’t partition you into pieces and loves some and not loves others. That’s what people do. That’s what you do. God, who created you, accepts and loves every little part of you, even those you deny and hate in yourself. So next time you try to dislike a part of you, just pause, look and remember that God loves it.”—God Wants You To Know
“God loves you. Yes, God loves you. Very much. Unconditionally. Like a mother loves her child, unconditionally. Even as she slaps her baby’s hand to protect from being burnt by a fire, her love infuses her whole being. So with God. God’s love for you infuses the whole Universe.”—God Wants You To Know
“It’s time you remembered who you really are. You are not your wallet, your job, your kids, your house. You are not your activities or your worries or the labels other people give you. Like an actor you play these roles, and like a good actor you sometimes forget who you really are. Time to wake up now, and remember that you are a being of immense power and breathtaking beauty created in the image of God.”—God Wants You To Know
“You have so many gifts! - use them. God has given you so many gifts to sow love and to give hope, to shine light and to spread joy. Abundant gifts. Use them. Give to yourself and give to others. There is an endless spring where they come from.”—God Wants You To Know
“When the sun rises, it rises for you. Yes, for you. Just for you. Only for you. You are it, everything, the whole universe with all the billion galaxies and stars. The separateness you feel is only a mask you have put on to enjoy this human form. Under the mask, your shape is All. How far can you now feel your Self expand? To your parent?… to your child?… to your friend?… to a stranger on a street?… half way around the globe?”—God Wants You To Know
“God has an important purpose for you, and made everything possible for you to succeed. That’s not to say it’s an easy purpose, or a convenient one. It might very well seem hard or even impossible, but it only looks that way. The truth is that one day you will look back and see how all the pieces fit together. And how your life has been a complete and utter success.”—God Wants You To Know
“Decision is only wishful thinking until you take that first irreversible step. You can tell yourself that you have already decided, that nothing now can stop you, but if that step backwards is so much safer than step forwards, what will hold you true to your path when the going gets tough? Sometimes, the right thing to do is to take that first irreversible step, the one after which you cannot go back. And now, for you, is one of those times.”—God Wants You To Know
"This is not the end, only a delay. I am doing a work of perfection in you. When I place you with your mate you will see that all these things have taken place so I can be glorified through your lives as a couple. Your testimony will belong to me." - God
The key to finding out if this really is “your’ man is in being willing and able to completely let go. If the man doesn’t come back, he isn’t God’s choice for you. If that is the case, breathe a sigh of relief and say, “Thank You, Lord.” You’ve been saved from a world of trouble.
“All is well. What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?”—God Wants You To Know
Last December, Cadbury Dairy Milk excited mall-goers with a device that combined two things Filipinos love: Chocolate and Videoke. It was set during the most celebrated time of the year, Christmas. People were given a chance to have a moment of pure joy amidst the last-minute holiday shopping rush.
“You can only give away what you already have inside yourself. True giving happens when you are overflowing from the inside, and cannot help but share. When there is so much love within you that it has to flow to others or you would burst open. There is no thinking involved, no willpower in such sharing. It just flows out. If you have to force yourself to be kind, to love, to feel compassion, you’ve missed the first step of filling in your own Self with these emotions.”—God Wants You To Know
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COVER: Saved Festival 2011
INSIDE: If there is one thing in your life that you are still compromising on, then it’s time to realign your life with God. With the theme, “No Compromise”, this issue hits hard on the things that we still haven’t let go of, and reminds us of our continuous commitment to turn away from sin.
AFTERMATH SPECIALS: Saved Festival 2011; and Citipointe Live’s Ultimate Worshiper Masterclass Series workshops
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: James Mead of Kutless
REFRESH YOUR PLAYLIST: 10 Christian Songs You Might Not Know Yet
Guest contributor: Steve McPherson, Head Manager of Hillsong Publishing
And more! Click here to download a .pdf version of the issue.
“You are asked for very little, - just the totality of your being. God demands the totality of your being. That you invest all of yourSelf into celebrating the glory and the preciousness of being alive right now, no holding back and saving for later.”—God Wants You to Know
“It’s OK. Just rest for a moment. It’s OK. Yes, things are crazy, yes, the world is going nuts. Yet, deep underneath the stormy waves, there, in the core of your being, there is pure silence, pure love. And … it’s … just … OK.”—God Wants You To Know
“To find out who you are becoming find stories that move your heart. Just like a seed has an image of the tree in it, so does your heart have an image of who you are becoming. Look for stories in movies and books that resonate in your heart, and you will find glimpses of your possible futures. What is your favorite story?”—God Wants You To Know
“Today you have a cause for celebration. Today, you should celebrate what an unbelievable life you have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, yes, even the hardships because they have served to make you stronger. Just as a gem cannot be polished without friction, nor can a life be perfected without trials. Take a time to acknowledge your life and to praise yourself.”—God Wants You To Know
“What we need is to love without effort. Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. Real love is simple, everyday kind of thing. A smile, a hug, an encouragement. Continuous love without effort.”—God Wants You To Know
Ang masasabi ko lang sa isyu na yan.. sundin mo lang ang kalooban ng Diyos. Kung yan bang ginagawa o desisyon mo ay kalugodlugod sa Kanya o hindi. Kung may takot ka sa Diyos, may karunungan kang matatanggap sa Kanya. Sa totoo lang, ang simbahan o anumang samahan.. nagsisilbing gabay lamang sila. Nasa syo pa rin ang huling desisyon. Alam mo naman ang tama o mali, nakapagaral ka man o hindi. Ngayon, kung nalilito ka. Magdasal. Magbasa ng Bibliya. Nasa Bibliya lahat ng kasagutan. Dahil yan ay salita ng Diyos. Siya mismo ang magpapayo syo. Tandaan: laging hanapin ang paghahari ng Diyos at ang Kaniyang katuwiran, sundin ang Kanyang kalooban.
“When you feel listless and lethargic, do something different. Instead of staying in your routine, go to a park or a movie or to lunch with a friend. Change your routine a bit. Sometimes a little change of scenery does wonders.”—God Wants You To Know
“As you immerse yourself in the beauty of the world, the beauty of the world immerses itself in you. The more you see beauty, the more beautiful you become. Let yourself be one of God’s most glorious creations.”—God Wants You To Know
“Prayer is not a ritualized mumbling of words but a song of thanksgiving or a dance of praise; it is anguished cries or pleas from a yearning heart. If your prayer has no emotion, it has no power. God wants to know how you feel. God wants to hear what’s in your heart.”—God Wants You To Know
“You can let yourself be happier. Happiness is a choice, although often it might seem otherwise. And it starts small. Today do something that makes you feel happy, and tell your friends about it.”—God Wants You To Know
“Today is a good day to reconnect with an old friend. Real friends are a rare treasure. Don’t let daily buzz obscure what is really important, - your relationships with people you care about.”—God Wants You To Know
As a recipient of blessing from God, you need to share it to others.
Ang sarap ng feeling kapag ikaw ay isang instrumento ng pagbibigay. That’s one purpose to make in our lives. Maging daluyan tayo ng pagpapala. Kaya kung may kayang ibigay, ibigay mo na. Siksik liglig naman ang makukuha mo sa Maykapal. Not just only sa Christmas season, every moment is an opportunity kaya. So conyo! Haha
And you know what, nakakatutuwa.. talagang everything happens for a purpose! Minsan kasi may moment na lang na ay bakit ako may extrang pera, eh sakto lang yung kwenta ko. Yun pala may pagbibigyan ka pala. In giving naman, si Lord ang nagbibigay ng wisdom kung kanino mo dapat ibigay yung blessing eh. If deserving or not. Kaya ayun, saka mo marerealize na.. “ah kaya pala!”
My family and I.. I don’t know.. but, we love to give. Galing! May revelation dun ah! WE LOVE TO GIVE = WE GIVE TO LOVE. Another cycle! Love it! Haha. Since then, we always have parties and all to share our blessings. Check my Archives. Chos! Like what my mom said nung El Shaddai Christmas Party, “we only share what God has given us.” Yung iba nagtataka kung bakit lagi kami may blessing.. well, that’s the only solution to showers of blessing.. GIVE.
2012 na! A fresh start! Ika nga ni Ynna. Hehe. Try to apply this cycle. In doing so, God will be glorified. ‘Cause if He is, God will bless you more than you realize and far more than you deserve!
Grabe si Lord kumilos sa akin nung 2011. Very grateful! Nung fellowship namin last New Year’s eve, naiyak na lang talaga kami sa lahat ng ginawa Nyang kabutihan.Everything’s in a fitting and orderly way. Amazing!!!
Kaya.. Receive - Give.. kaya yan! Kung yung iba nga pinagpapala kahit walang ginagawa, how much more ikaw na may actions. Plus! Kung yung ngang hindi Christian, pinagpapapala.. ikaw pa kaya na may relationship sa Diyos! Boom! Be ready! I’m excited for you! *wink*
That’s one thing to do to start your 2012 right! Go ahead! Be a blessing to others! You don’t know what lies ahead! *wink*