God's Message to You

I don't know what it meant that every time I would try to go back to my site from visiting another site, it would always go back to my post "The Homeless". When I had already posted 2 newer ones. That was a very meaningful post for me because I know that God wants me to let you, unbelievers, know that He wants for all of us to make our hearts His home. That's His desire, not mine.

So, if you are that one who just doesn't believe in God, I have a message from God to you. I pray that He will open your heart, open your ears, open your eyes. That is your choice [to not acknowledge His existence] and I truly respect that [for God gave us a free will], but I want to let you know, with all my love, how much your life is missing when you don't have God in your life.

So, this is for you:

Golden Heart Award

Sister Kat surprised me this morning. She had passed on a "blessing" to me. It's called the "Golden Heart Award." {God has a golden heart}. I am happy for sister Kat because from the title of her blog alone, it already reflects the love that comes from our Lord, the Author of love. I'm glad that she had gotten this blessing.
For those of you who haven't visited sister Kat, I encourage you to do so and get to know her more and more as she writes from her heart. You get to peek into her triumphs, all the joys, the trials, the laughters, the tears. But through it all, she always gets the strength and courage to move on, by always seeking the Lord's face.

My ultimate purpose when I started writing was to introduce the Lord's gift of salvation to those who are wandering in the blogosphere. I had asked the Lord that if He gave me the talent to write, then allow me to do so for His glory. Never in my imagination that He will also bless me right away in meeting wonderful brothers and sisters in His Holy Name who blog.

Though we don't know each other in person, when we all accepted His love, it's amazing that we tend to circulate that among us which is how it's supposed to be anyway. God's attribute is LOVE, so it's not surprising that His children will reflect that. It is a continuous process to learn from His heart.

But to write and put it out here, you just don't know how effective your words can be. And it's not to be noticed nor to be given awards, but to be able to reflect His love in such a way that the readers who don't know Him, hopefully will get to know His love through our writings! We are not blogging for just "Someone". We are blogging for the "Redeemer, the King, God of love!" that others still don't know.

Just like when you meet friends, when I stumble on so many great bloggers blogging for Jesus, the superficial hellos become a friendship that you just feel it in your heart, it is bonded by that love, the love that emanates from the Savior. So pure, so warm, and there is no hypocrisy!

Thank you sister Kat for passing this blessing to me. I don't know what to say except to hope that I am truly reflecting the Lord's love through my blog. I am so blessed to have met so many of you and that's one thing I'm always thankful for, to the Lord!

To accept this blessing, I must pass it on to other 5 wonderful blogs that awed me, just like how the Lord's love awes me! Accepting is always the easiest part :) but to pass it on was quite a task as so many of you truly have touched my heart with the way you write from your "golden hearts".

I would love to share this with [Don't forget to pass it on with 5 blogs who mean the most to you and leave a comment on their sites so they'd know]:

1. Sister Mary, whose smiles are always welcoming. I think you must have a golden heart to be able to smile about everything.

2. Sister Alleluiabelle, who never stops to amaze me with her heartfelt stories and struggles and triumphs in life, a life surrendered to the Lord; a life full of life and love.

3. Sister Andrea, who has love and dedication to reach out to those hurting souls, together with Sitka, an extra-ordinary furry friend.

4. Bro. Chris, who is truly a non-ceasing "prayer intercessor."

5. Sister Heather, who has passion for taking great pictures. She eyes an ordinary scene and looks at them as masterpieces. She also shares her nice blogskins for free, an act from someone who has that kind of heart -a "golden heart".

If you haven't read my latest post, please continue below and read "The Search". Thank you and God bless.

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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 himself and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: NLT 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].