You are Worth It!

14 years ago I was a teeny bopper who signed on my TRUE LOVE WAITS commitment card to be sexually abstinent until I get married. I even wrote a love letter for my future mate, intended only for him to read after we got married and a love letter for our future baby too!

By God’s grace I kept my word and the love letter was for Rocky’s eyes only on our first night together as married couple. He was deeply moved and we’re both teary eyed as we read it.

If you ask me how the road to purity was when I was still single? It was not smooth sailing and…

Was it easy? NO.
Was it worth it? YES!

Understanding the word purity never dawned on me until I grew older. I have always equated purity with virginity but the difference between the two is quite big. One can be a virgin and stay committed to being sexually abstinent but purity in itself is something we need to fight for everyday, be it in the words that we speak, our actions or even in our thoughts.

Purity is not a thing of the past, it is here in the now where struggles and temptations are real but we have a choice and we must choose to protect it no matter what it takes. It is a gift from God. To pursue purity means we need to trust God and admit that we are in need of a loving Savior. Purity is all about what Jesus has already done at the cross.

Have a surrendered heart to God, renewed mind and begin to reflect on the purity of the Father.

Trust THE ONE to give you the one! Your worth is in Jesus Christ!❤️❤️❤️16830791_10210020348319446_2176892143491298269_n

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On What Really Matters

Then and now…

The social media world has truly reshaped minds and redefined society today. Years ago, life was so much simpler with people just letting each other know what time they will meet up and where. There was no mobile phones to text and say “hey, I’m on my way” or “I’m here!”. No social media to broadcast your whereabouts, what your latest gadgets are and what you bought from your shopping spree. Times have changed tremendously that it scares me to think that someday my son will witness in his generation the fast turn around of modern technology. Probably, there will be no more touch screen gadgets, only the mind controlling it without having to say anything. People will be less active and interaction may be completely GONE (it is evident nowadays, how much more in the future?).

I have to admit I am glued to the internet most of the time, it’s part of my job and I get to scroll my social media always. Whenever I check out my news feed, I see friends and relatives show off their latest travel destinations. I felt a pang of jealousy and I got dismayed because I can hardly do any of those for the reason that we have no budget for a trip right now.

Luxurious living is nice, who doesn’t want that? I dream that one day I can bring my family with me for a European trip or spend a week in a cruise ship. Then I read an article from another blogger who shared same sentiments with me. I am reminded again that life is not all about material things, because money alone will not make us happy. Thank you Lord for the open rebuke! It’s only a matter of perspective. What do you really need right now? Will a vacation to Europe make me satisfied for life? Or will it only bring me temporary happiness? After getting what I want, what’s next?

Social media has magnified every single thing people do. It gives us the idea that no one should ever live a miserable life that’s why we post what will make us look rich, or good and pleasing.

When others see it, they will start to feel like they’re not living the so called ‘perfect life’ by comparing the life they have with others.

I pray that our joy and contentment will be found in Christ alone (this applies to me too).

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Philippians 4:8

Let us focus on eternal things rather than temporary ones. Temporal things may give us happiness but only for a little while, when we seek contentment in God, we will find that this pleasure will last us longer than we could ever imagine.

I am grateful that there never was a day that my family went hungry, God provided for everything that we need and he will continue to do so.

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33

I will still continue praying that God will one day fulfill my dreams of travelling around the world, having our own house and car. I will never stop dreaming. As I’ve said, it’s only a matter of perspective. God knows our heart’s desire, he knows our intention like the vary palm of his hands. It may not be answered now or anytime soon, what matters is all our needs at the moment are met. That’s who our God is, faithful and true.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2 Peter 1:3

All glory to him who is able! 🙂

Tuesday Thoughts

Random Thoughts…

Just a few more weeks til my boy turns 1 and I am trying my best not to get too emotional or even cry a bucket of tears while writing this. For whatever reason, I must say being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. No amount of material thing could equate what I am feeling right now. I am fulfilled, contented, joyful and so much more! There’s something about being a mom that takes my breath away. Everyday, new challenges await me and our little household but it only increases our love for each other.

Just want to give you a bird’s eye view of #PaulParcs latest development, here goes:

1. Stops playing to hug mommy from behind and lavishes me with his slobbery wet kisses.

2. Can now walk with little support.

3. Sits on his own and pulls himself up on a furniture.

4. Says, “Ba-ba” (a lot), “Dog”, “Play”, “Tatay”, “Mommy”, “Bird”, ‘Pray”, “Ball” and can associate it correctly.

5. Comprehends well when spoken to or when objects are pointed out.

6. Prays and sings (read your Bible and pray everyday), loves to listen to Hi 5 songs and other brainy baby vidz! 🙂

7. Plays with toys but enjoys our company more than anything.

8. Temper tantrums at this age.

9. A total of 7 teeth and he’s biting us like crazy.

9. Loves to eat and his fave foods are carrots and squash.

10. He is all over the place!

There you have it, our little #PaulParcs growing up so fast. Sigh, can we stop time for just a day pleasssse?!

Exag Selfie! :D

Exag Selfie! 😀

unlimited hugs and kisses from this guy!

unlimited hugs and kisses from this guy!

my handsome and cute date! :D

my handsome and cute date! 😀

look who's driving my grocery cart? lol!

look who’s driving my grocery cart? lol!

Where's the beach dude?!

Where’s the beach dude?!

find the biggest ball!

find the biggest ball!

Rest In Jesus

“My Peace I give you…”

It’s true that life’s greatest lessons are learned the hard way. In my last blog, I shared about the lessons I learned from motherhood and true enough it has never been easy since then. We all have our fair share of disappointments and more often than not, it is hard for us to accept defeat. It’s not all the time we’re on top, sometimes we have to go through the bottom to experience what it’s like and learn from it valuable lessons we can apply in the future, should this happen again.

Mine happened 2 weeks after giving birth, I received an email from my US employer telling me she needs to let me go and my other colleague due to business changes. What’s worse is we really need money to sustain four of us in the family. It’s hard not to cry considering I was still having my post partum blues. I reached a point when I was so broken before the Lord and all I could think of was the hurt I am feeling inside. I admit, my whole world came crumbling down and I was trying so hard to beat my emotions but nothing happened. I cried before the Lord and in my anguish I poured my heart and soul to Him to save me from my distress. We hit rock bottom and it was such a humbling moment for me and Rocky that we began to let go of whatever that’s holding us back from trusting the Lord.

For weeks, it was a cycle of emotions that I felt—happy to have our son, lonely being a first time mom, sad for not being able to go out and the list goes on. It was during those times when I all I wanted to do was to do NOTHING. I didn’t want to work, but not to work means I won’t have money and to not have money means I can’t get what I want. I was so accustomed with getting things that I want and my wallet being empty hurts my ego so bad. You see, this is the first time in years that I wasn’t earning and I am not used to it. My job search online went on and on, my restless mind didn’t took a time off.

When finally there was a knock in my heart’s door telling me to REST. From there I took my cue, I RESTED my heart in Jesus and the week after that I got hired by my Australian employer now. She is so similar with my previous boss, the job was even the same but the best thing was that my salary rate was a bit higher this time. PRAISE GOD!

To wrestle with God’s plan is a pain, but to rest in Him means investing for eternal gain.

I could go on telling you about how God has taught me to put my trust in Him in every area of my life, but then each person has different stories to tell. This is my story and for me, to win God’s heart is to seek, delight and rest in Him.

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