“The critical question for our generation—and for every generation— is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ were not there?”—John Piper (via emetx)
An Egyptian librarian once heard that the sun could be seen shining at the bottom of a well in the town of Syene on the longest day of the year. He surmised that to make a reflection in a well, the sun had to be directly overhead on that day. Click link to read complete post.
It’s the first day of my summer class today and I only have one subject: Community and Public Health. Our teacher met us and we did this orientation of what we’ll be doing. Then, she told us a story of one patient that they met in the community that really touched her heart.
He was a dialysis patient and he was the only breadwinner of the family. The entire family had nothing left anymore because they used it for the dialysis. They also could not choose to stop the dialysis because no one would provide for them anymore. He was then asked why he reached that condition. He said that it was because everyday, he ate dried fish (tuyo). His breakfast, lunch, and dinner was composed of it because it was cheap. However, his kidneys really suffered. What really touched our teacher’s heart and also mine was when he said that if only someone had told him that it was not good for him, then he would not have done it. He could have found other alternatives. Then, it just got me thinking.
In our life, we meet many people who don’t know the Lord and don’t know what He did and what He offers us. And right now, they are doing things that they think can satisfy them because there is something that’s lacking in their life. And they will keep on looking for satisfaction in the wrong things until someone tells them what it is that they really need. I don’t know about you but maybe, just like me, there are people that you know that haven’t been saved yet and you haven’t really reached out to them. As our teacher told us that story, I thought to myself, I don’t want that time to come when people whom I know would tell me, if you only told me, then I would have known and I would not have to be here. Thus, it’s really important to share to other people about what Jesus did. People need Jesus. People need to know of the salvation that He offers. As for me, I want to tell the people that are really close to my heart and others about Him so that they would know. I will tell them so that they can have the choice. Sometimes, people just don’t know.
Maybe we haven’t made that much move to tell others about Jesus. Now is the time. Let’s keep on telling other people about Him. If they won’t listen, then we just have to keep going. We don’t stop sharing. We don’t stop showing His love. We keep on pressing on. We keep on praying for them. We have a part. We have a responsibility. It’s God’s commandment to us that we tell people about Him and what He’s done. People need to know. People will know. We will let them know.
Thank You Lord. Thank You so much for helping me make it through the entire third year. It was not an easy journey. It was draining me in every aspect of my life but You were there to help me out and really make it until the end. I thank You for what You have done and what You continue to do in me. Indeed, You are my victory. I love You Lord for everything. In all those times in the past, in my struggles, and in my joy, I praise You because You are my God and You never change! LOVE YOU.
I must say I don’t have the best grades out there but it was not easy. I was not only struggling in my academics but I was also struggling in other areas of my life and that affected my performance. Still, I thank the Lord because He was really there for me in all those things. I still have one more year to go and now, I just have to really give my best. I know that the Lord will be with me always and He will help me make it through. It’s not going to be easy but I will put my trust in the Lord. God is on my side. He is my strength. He is the source of my knowledge and my wisdom. I just give back all the GLORY, HONOR, and PRAISE to HIM. I could never make it without HIM.
I am currently making experiments on my wordpress. I just discovered a few things that I can actually do with it. Right now, I am still hoping that the premium theme which I really like would soon be free. While I’m waiting for that to happen, I will just continue on blogging. :) It’s something I haven’t really done for a long time and something which I barely do here. I can do it here but I would want a separate home for my personal posts, so that’s whyyyy… Anyway, if you have the time, you may visit it and read my whatsoever thoughts. Heehee. God bless everyone.
I want to get to a different story for a while. Well, I’m sort of anxious for my grades, especially for my myco/viro subject. I don’t know what has happened to it but I really do hope and pray it will increase….. Lord, I just commit it to You.
Goodnight (morning, if that’s the case wherever you are) everyone! :)
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“But God wants us to appreciate the gifts of the present season of our lives. He wants us to learn the patience and trust necessary to wait for His perfect timing in all things, including our love lives.”—Joshua Harris (via dextron)