This haiku is made by my friend.
I want to know what picture/object comes to your mind with this one 🙂
I am the beginning, my love. I am your beginning. There is no where else you need to look. There is nothing else you need to chase down. I speak to your heart—in whispers, in moments.
This moment now, my dear. This moment now. And the next one . . . and when you turn away from these printed words, too. I do not exist on the page, but in your heart—in the moments I give you. Each breath a testament to my life in you. Each sigh and tear and reaching for Me. I am in the middle. I am right here, in the middle, child. You are held, and I can’t ever let you go.
It is not about what you do. You do from life in Me and you strive in life without Me. Reaching for Me is not the same as striving to attain something on your own. Reach for Me, and you have Me. Reach for other things—without Me—and these are things you should not attain.
Let Me show you what is for us to do together.
This text is from Day 2 devotional – “Loop for women: New Beginnings”
Who would want this??
Something that is far from what this world offers
Can anybody have it? Or give it?
A love to be given to an enemy
A life laid down for a sinner like me
Wake me up! Open my eyes!
Coz’ it doesn’t make sense
Love that forgives over and over
One thing that keeps no record of wrong
Love that ruins fears
Always hopes and always perseveres
Something that is here all along
To break and torn every chain
To bring freedom and victory
that could neither be explained by mere words
Nor could ever be comprehended by just a creation’s mind
“This love is an everyday kind of love”
A Love that makes no sense
Inspired by This Love by Housfires II
2015 had not only been a roller coaster ride for me, it was much worse and much better altogether. It’s like a sky diving year where I never know if the parachute will open or not.
A lot like “love-hate relationship” and as to any other seasons of life-we laugh, we cry, we learn then we move on. That’s when we know that we really lived and yes, we are still alive!
2016 has come and we don’t know what this year will bring but it isn’t too late to start believing.
Life is like a roller coaster ride but I’d rather let go of the ride and fly.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
“Life is racing by and if we aren’t careful, you and I will look up, and our shot at it will have passed us by.
Some people don’t bother with such thoughts. They grind through their days without lifting their eyes to look. ”
They live and die and never ask why.
-Max Lucado (devotional)
When you are in a process of change, there will always be resistance. Specially when it’s a matter of heart and character-it is never easy.
Giving up your old ways would sometimes bring you back to your old life. The world will always condemn because it rarely knows mercy and grace. Just when you are getting there and letting God take over, the enemy will tell you that you can never change. He will convince you that you are still your stinky identity and that you are never enough. That’s all lie.
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.”
Yes, it is his job description. To steal the joy of a life surrendered to Christ, to kill all the hope you have and to destroy every good plans God has instore for you; to destroy you.
But Jesus, author of the life we have says otherwise. He is saying, “You don’t have to try harder and you don’t have to search the world for your meaning for I have come to give you life,” not only to live it but to have it abundantly.
He is the way the truth and the life. He is our way to a righteous life. Yes, there may be struggles along the path of sanctification but He is the voice of truth that tells you “my grace is sufficient in your weakness” and He is not only the giver of the life we have but He is life himself.
When the world tells you that you cannot change for the better, that you will always stay messed up and that there’s no hope for someone like you, remember that the world hated Jesus first and He looks at you with love, mercy and grace.
Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
UNTI UNTI… Hindi madali pero kaya…
Naisip ko lang… Wala naman talagang naiinlove ng biglaan eh. Siguro wala pa akong nakikilala na “na-love at first sight” to begin with. Kadalasan itong love at first sight na ito ay “attraction at first sight.” Lahat ay nagsisimula sa maliit na bagay.
May nagustuhan si guy kay girl kaya nanligaw siya o kaya naman may nagustuhan si girl kay guy kaya nagpapansin siya ng konti (oo konti lang huwag masyado.) Kung ano man ung maliit na bagay or ugali na nagustuhan ninyo sa isa’t isa, maggrow nalang yun as you get to know each other. Wala pa din akong nakikilalang tao o couple na hello or hi palang eh nainlove ka na sa buong pagkatao nya kasi nga it always takes one to know one. It always takes time to really be in love.
Oo investment talaga ang mainlove. Kung businessman ka, hindi ka naman magnenegosyo para matalo diba? Pero kakaibang investment ang pagmamahal kasi hindi lang pera ang nakataya. Unahin na natin ang puso mo tapos emosyon mo at habang tumatagal dumadami ng dumadami ang iniinvest mo hanggang hindi mo namamalayan lahat pala naitaya mo na. Yan na ung masaklap kasi nakalimutan mo, na ang investment parang sugal din. Pwedeng bumalik sayo at tumubo, pwede din namang malugi ka.
Lahat ay proseso.
Process – comes from a latin word processus meaning ‘progress or course.’ (apple dictionary)
Kung ang lahat ay nagsisimula sa paunti-unti, ang paghilom ay ganun din.
Sa una, sobrang sakit, sobrang gulo at oo sobrang sakit talaga. Hindi mo maintindihan ang mga nangyari at kadalasan in denial ka pa. Hindi maiaalis na madepress ka din. Kaya nga sa mga panahon na yun makikilala mo nang mabuti si aling “DABDA” bilang Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression at Acceptance. Ito ay yung tinatawag na stages of grief. The length of each phase may vary from one person to another. Pero ano ung mahalaga? UNTI UNTI.
Little by little nakakaahon ka sa sakit ng nakaraan. Huwag mong madaliin. It didn’t make sense noon kapag sinasabi nila na “namnamin mo lang ang sakit.” Aba masakit na nga eh nanamnamin mo pa?! Pero totoo pala kasi doon ka natututo. May mga araw na ayaw mo nang gumising, ayaw mong kumilos, kumain o magisip man lang. Hanggang hindi mo nalang namamalayan na lumipas na pala ang isang araw, isang linggo, isang buwan, dalawang buwan, tatlong buwan at dadating din tayo sa taon na bilangan.
Slowly, you’ll realize things and see them in a different light. Slowly all the pain will make sense, all the wounds will become your lesson and your weaknesses will become some of your strengths. Slowly you will get to know yourself better. Slowly, you’ll be able to forgive and that’s what will bring you to healing and acceptance.
At lagi mong tatandaan na hindi ka nagiisa sa bawat proseso na pinagdaanan mo. May mga tao din na nasaktan gaya mo, yung iba nga mas malala pa.
Sabi nga nung kaibigan ko,quote and quote yan ah.
“Ang pag ibig pala parang sugat,
Sa gitna ng paghihilom, mangangati yan. Kapag kinamot mo, magsusugat ulit yan, magpepeklat, baka nga lumaki pa, panget diba? Kaya wag na wag mong kakamutin. Titiisin mo, Kahit alam mo yan ang pinakamahirap, ang HEALING STAGE. Aalagaan mo yung sugat mo, kasi naiintindihan mo na kailangan niyang gumaling.
Pero pagkatapos naman non, magugulat ka nalang, magaling na siya. Dahil Natiis mo yung kate.😃👍🏼 😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼”
Oh diba? May hugot si ate? Haha!
Lagi akong naniniwala na “one day it will all make sense.” Mahirap man, pero gawin mo lang kung ano yung tama. Babala: Hindi lahat ng tama ay madali but it is always worth it.
Sa ano mang season ng buhay, faith and prayer ang pinakamatibay na dapat mong panghawakan. Subok na subok na yan ng panahon 🙂
Kaya #tiwalalang! Best things are yet to come!