Not for granted. ♥
Taken by God. I belong to Him. I am His.
I was surprised to hear Casting Crown's Who Am I being played on the "patok" jeepney that I rode this morning on the way to the GMC. If you are a commuter, you would know what music genre is usually played on patok jeepneys and it's nothing close to Christian. But that was my first miracle for the day: going to work with the reminder that I am the Lord's. While listening to it, I couldn't help but smile and try to remember how we (SFC Chorale) sang it in a Madz Concert many years ago. But more than that, I was comforted by the assurance that God hears my every call, catches me every time I fall, and tells me "I love you, you are Mine" every moment of my life. ♥
Taken care of. God provides!
My parents need quite a big sum of money. While I already have part of Papa's retirement fee, it's still not enough. And even if I send them all of my salary this pay period, kulang pa rin. But the Lord truly provides! When I checked my balance this afternoon, I was surprised to see that I finally got the refund from a failed HOO transaction last June 30. When I reported it to BDO, they told me it would take up to 35 banking days before I get my money back. But then again, the Lord's timing is always perfect! He knows what I need when I need it! I was able to send my parents more than what they asked for because I received from the Lord what I asked for and more! ♥
During our household last night, we were asked, "has the Lord ever failed you when you asked for His help?" Everyone answered never! He does give "NO" for an answer but He never fails to prove that His NO is way better than our expected YES. :) Because He loves us. Because He only wants what is best for us!
Let me end with this text message I received two weeks ago:
If you pray for strength, God may give you challenges to make you strong. Ask for wisdom and He may give you problems to solve. Ask for wealth and He may give you opportunities to work. Ask for courage and He may give you battles to win. Ask for comfort and He may give you hurting people to love. You might not received the exact things you pray for. But God will give you more than you need.
Don't worry. Be happy. Because the Lord who loves you deeply will take care of your needs. Everyday. Forever. ♥
Mahal ako ng Diyos. Hindi Niya ako pababayaan... kailanman!