Free Will -A Tribute To Jesus & My Blogging Friends

"Slurpppppp..." I let the last drop of warm mocha touched my mouth. I curled up my feet up on my seat and buckled my seat belt. My family and I just devoured our breakfast by a parking lot, taking a brief moment to fill our "stomach tanks" prior to hitting the road.

My husband driver fastened his seat belt, with symphony to my son's own clicking, his co-pilot. Slowly, our car inched forward and merged with the other cars zooming in the freeway.

I started flipping the crispy pages of a new book I got yesterday, "The Power of Praying" by Stormie Omartian.





Half an hour later, there was a sudden "screeeeeeccccchhhhh", as I almost kissed the front seat in front of me where my son was sitting. The book fell from my lap and my legs dropped on the floor. "Daddy!!! What's up?, " I hollered to the driver. I looked up to see all these red lights from all of the cars' rears that came on, the sound of other screeching tires could be heard.

"What? What's wrong?," my husband calmly replied to me. Before I could complain "What do you mean what was wrong when my eyeballs almost had popped out of the sockets," I saw this orange sign that read "Construction Ahead".

I ended up apologizing, "I'm sorry daddy. I didn't see that the third lane was merging into the second lane because I was glued to the book and all cozied up."

I requested my son to pop-in a Christian CD for me. "I won't be bothered by this minor delay. With this little annoyance, I could use it to worship my Lord," I thought to myself.

Tim Hughes' "Light of the World" started playing:

"Light of the world
You stepped down into darkness
Opened my eyes, let me see
Beauty that made this heart adore You
Hope of a life spent with You..."

The cars started moving slowly until we all reached the desired speed [:)]. I was feeling rejuvenated and strengthened as I listened to the song despite that traffic jam.


"Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely
Altogether worthy
Altogether wonderful to me...."

May I ask you something? Now that you are traveling in your life's journey, are you ready to face it if your car or life comes to a sudden halt? God had given all of us the "freedom to choose". Free will as you might know it. How will you react to all the circumstances that bring your journey into a sudden halt?

God inspired me to write this poem as I was sitting in that traffic jam today. He inspired me to choose to trust in Him first. He inspired me to choose to encourage and be encouraged in return with His other children.

Free Will [A Tribute To Jesus and My Blogging Friends]

Do you choose to be held down by something or will you choose to be free?

Do you choose to frown or with a chuckle, you would rather smile?


Do you think highly of yourself or will you humbly consider others better than you?

Do you choose to stand up for what's right or will you be silent despite the lies?

Do you choose to insist on your ways or to God, will you commit your plans?


Do you choose to always be served or with others, will you share even the littlest you got?

Do you choose to deny Jesus or will your heart choose to accept His love?



My friend, this is what Jesus said:






"My child, I love you right from the very start

Whether you choose to love Me or not and believe in Me or not

I chose to die for you and be nailed on that cross..."



The music was fading by now inside the car:

"I'll never know how much it costs
To see my sin up on that cross....

I'll never know how much it costs
To see my sin up on that cross..........."

Things to Ponder:

Easter is not about hunting for eggs. It's not about family reunions to have a big supper of ham, green beans and whatever sumptous foods. Easter is about knowing what Jesus had done on the cross for you. Think about it, unbelieving friends. Don't wait for another Easter and continue to live, not knowing the most faithful love of a Friend. Think about it....Can you give your own life for a friend? Not easy right? How about giving your life for someone you don't even know? Even harder, right? Jesus didn't need to do that but He chose to...to save us from our sins. Remember.....you are given a "free will"....It's either you believe or not.
My blogging friends, let's rejoice! He is risen! To God be the glory!
God bless my friends....









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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends