Gina Alajar: God Is Ready to Restore You Anytime

Regina Alatiit, better known for her screen name, Gina Alajar, received her first FAMAS (Film Academy of the Movie Arts and Sciences) Best Child Actress Award when she was eight years old for the film, Kaibigan Ko’ng Sto. Ni√Īo.  This was followed by a Citizens’ Council for Mass Media (CCMM) Award for Wanted: Perfect Mother. She has…

9 Hours in Osaka

Arashiyama! Immediately, it was on top of my wish list as soon as I found out I was going to tag along in Osaka.  Yay! ūüôā I had missed it on prior trips so I got excited to do something new. But as this particular trip unfolded, the beloved expressed more than three times that…

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…

In the Face of Opposition, Wait for The Lord

Today’s YouVersion Verse of the Day comes from Psalm 27. It is a beautiful psalm of David declaring who God is in his life (his light, salvation, stronghold). ¬†His focus is on who God is and remains to be despite opposition. Psalm 27 Of David. 1¬†The Lord is my light and my salvation‚ÄĒ (David declares¬†who…

Who Can I Run To?

I really liked the 80’s song by Whitney Houston,”Run to You”. It was melodious and romantic. ¬†Had I known God’s Word then,¬†the part that says: Psalm 146:3-4 (NIV) 3¬†Do not put your trust in princes, ¬†¬†¬†¬†in human beings,¬†who cannot save. 4¬†When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; ¬†¬†¬†¬†on that very day their plans…

You Can Be Victorious While Your Circumstances Remain Imperfect: Nick Vujicic

Ever ask God why He didn’t grant you your heart’s desire? God didn’t give Nick Vujicic the miracle of getting arms and legs.   Still “stuck” in the same circumstances, Nick changed his view from Life without “Limbs” to Life without “Limits”, not focusing on his disability but maximising his ability.  Nick’s knowledge of God…

Event: Don Moen Concert at CCF

The sound system for the mic and musical instruments died on the third song but that didn’t dampen the Spirit at the Don Moen concert last night at the CCF Main Center. ¬†Unfazed, Don spontaneously walked in front of his keyboard. His accompanying vocalists, Lenny LeBlanc and Rachel Wilson Robinson (Thank you, Joel for giving…

Why It’s Important to Bless Someone Who’s Been Vicious To You

I used to¬†think¬†that everyone is a friend, some of whom I just haven’t met. ¬†But after my three year encounter with a particular woman, I had a need to know that women¬†weren’t just like Lotso, the cute and cuddly evil bear. (This was before my joints and marrow better understood Spiritual Warfare) Checking FB for…

What Satan Doesn’t Want You To Know (Deliverance Series from Pastor Robert Morris)

Pastor Robert Morris (from Gateway Church, Texas, the eighth largest church in the US) tackles the subject of Demons. ¬†He explains that demons are disembodied¬†spirits looking for a body¬†(to inhabit). ¬†How can a believer keep himself from being an open house for a demon or a legion of demons? ¬†What do you mean by opening…

Don’t Forget to Put This One On Everyday

The Full Armor of God is the most important part of the believer’s get-up for the day. It is easy to slip into and exhaust oneself in a wrong battle. The real battle is not against people but against the devil and his angels, using people who are not dressed in God’s full armor which…

Anatomy of a Struggle

Sometimes what perpetuates a vicious cycle of disobedience is a lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6a My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Getting destroyed from disobedience due to a lack of knowledge has serious consequences. In a quest for better understanding in order to avoid being ensnared, here are some insights to the question:…

When You Have A Hard Time Forgetting the Past

Dear Offended Self, The next time you wake up at three a.m. struggling with anger and unforgivenes because of the past offenses against you, recall the things you said and did that were done in the flesh, not from God’s Spirit. You might toss and turn for a while as it may not come to…

Total Forgiveness

A person who was on this path before I got here told me, “You need to give total forgiveness.” Cast it all away: the offenses of the main offender and all accomplices, even of casualties in the path who were traumatized, polarized, put in a tight spot. People are caught off guard in the crossfire….

Fight the Good Fight of Faith

Today’s YouVersion verse 1Tim 6:11 CJB But you, as a man of God, flee from these things; and pursue righteousness, godliness, faithfulness, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith, take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you testified so well to your faith before many witnesses….

He Will Pay Back Trouble To Those Who Trouble You

2 Thess: 1:4 Therefore, among God‚Äôs churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring. 5 All this is evidence that God‚Äôs judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is…