The God Who Was, Is, and Is To Come is The God of Your Past, Present, and Future

Is there something in your past you wish wasn’t, in your present you wish weren’t? The God whom we know in all things works for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose is using your past and present for your good and He is the same God who has…

Victory Was Already Won

The Spirit of God in you when you received Jesus Christ (Immanuel, God with us) into your heart is greater than Satan and his schemes and attacks. 1 John 3:8b The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1Cor 15: 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord…

Glimpses of CBN Asia’s Health Recipes for Women Seminar

CBN Asia held a seminar entitled Health Recipes for Women.  Malu Ortiz invited me to sing an inspirational song and discuss with her her book, Ikaw Na Ang Maganda, at the Henry Sy Auditorium at St. Luke’s Hospital, Global City last November 30… There were several informative speakers but I was feeling under the weather and didn’t…

Arm Yourself

Today’s YouVersion Verse:   Who you are against or who is against you is not your enemy. Our struggle is not against people (“flesh and blood”) even though if we only look at the natural, we are constrained into thinking this or that person is the enemy. Our struggle, in the higher reality, is against…

Light Up My Life

Light is most precious in the dark.  What otherwise would be a cause of fear in the dark, like a pretty fluttering butterfly, could easily be seen in the light as not something to be afraid of.  A nuisance like a fly would be hard to catch in the dark but would be easier to trap with a…

You’re Blessed! (Beatitudes, The Message Translation)

This is today’s YouVersion Verse that goes out simultaneously to over one hundred million YouVersion App users around the world:  This was one of the verses I encountered when I had the specific question of “Should I keep this blog open?” around this same time last year during our church fast (http://butterflyinthespring.com/2015/01/08/why-reveal-sad-things/). In the same…

Love App Free Download

Do you have to like people to love them? Do they have to be lovable for you to love them? Do they have to be “valuable” (in the world’s eyes) for you to love them? If Jesus were asked that question and if He said yes to each one, He would have allowed us to…

Wrenching Worldly Wants is Whopping Work

Lord, this is such a radical, high calling. Help me work it into my life because on my own, I can’t do it.  These are like default settings that naturally appeal to the self. Only You and Your almighty power can help enable me to cling to You so closely that I can see and…

Strip Search

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”  Psalm‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬   Am I loving You unconditionally? Do I see Your infinite love for me shown by Your redeeming me with an outstretched…