1. children laughing
2. sweet old couple
3. people helping strangers
..it just touches my heart.
Skit Guys - Baggage (by theskitguys)
We all have or have had baggage…
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…”
First, if you want to be of impact to this world, stop focusing on your self. Coz you are selfish. I am selfish. Every time you feel like your life is a waste, it’s because you are being self-centered. It’s because you are just serving yourself. Serving your own does not give you fulfillment in life. There will always be something lacking. When you serve another, it’s when you feel accomplished coz you know you have done something. Doing things for yourself does not really give you anything. It will be empty acts so stop looking at yourself and how you feel. STOP!!!
Secondly, if you want to serve with joy in your heart, don’t look around you and stop looking at others. Just serve and serve with all your heart. Look to Jesus and you will find joy. Coz if you look around you, you will just get disappointed coz other people are not like you. They do not have the same passion and commitment as yours. I think this is what my pastor has been telling me. I just did not understand and appreciate the impact until yesterday.
Serve for God and serve others but don’t expect anything from them. Just serve.
And I think the best place to learn true service is in the church. Man, people inside the church are more challenging. Maybe because you expect much from them when they are also imperfect people. Wow… I have to work on that.. Focus.. Focus on Jesus.
I guess, this is the theme of my life this week. Serve and serve with all your heart. Don’t look to the left, don’t look to the right, don’t look at yourself, look up and it will be ALL RIGHT. Hahaha! :)
I got a flower for Valentines Day. :)
Though you don’t have a choice in the circumstances that you are facing now, you have a choice how to respond to the situation..
Choose joy.. :)
I like this post from Grace Covers Me..
Ministry had become a constant list of obligations, fueled by my own belief that I lacked a choice, that I lacked control over my own life.
In fact, I don’t have control over my own life. That’s what it means to be a Christian. I do, however, have a choice every day in everything. I have a choice in how I live and for whom I live. I have a choice in my attitude, my motivations, and my intentions. I have a choice to let bitterness grow or to forgive. I have a choice to seek to be served or to serve.
I can choose dutiful obligation or I can choose joy.
I choose joy.
I tried donating blood before but my weight did not reach the requirement. Today, I passed.
One down from my bucket list (if I had one. Hahaha). I hope my blood will pass the other tests and can help a person in need. #DonateBlood #Love #GloryReborn #RedCross
I got to stumble upon this article yesterday..
Motherhood is Application by Rachel Jancovic
..Mimic the gospel in what you do. Bring peace, bring order, bring joy, bring laughter. Bring it because it was brought to you. Give, because it was given to you. The gospel is not too big to fit into little situations. It is too big not to.
Though I am not a mother, it was a good read. What I realized from this as a person without kids (though I have lots and lots of younger siblings) is that —
Bad or hard things happening are not always about another learning experience. Sometimes it’s an opportunity to apply what you have learned.
This year, I will be watching one video from KhanAcademy.org every weekday. I want to learn new things or review some things that I have learned before. I am actually excited to learn “educational” things that can develop me. I started yesterday and I watched a video about “Compound Interest”. I don’t really know much about finance, but now I understand a little.
While I was watching, I realized that I miss school. I was not able to finish college so I find it helpful and exciting to learn new things that I have not studied yet.
If you haven’t heard of Khan Academy, it is a learning platform for all ages (because I want to include myself.. haha! But it actually is very helpful for everyone). It is easy to understand and the teachers are good. If your kids have questions regarding lessons in school and you don’t know about it, you can refer them to Khan Academy. Maybe you might want to watch with your kids and learn with them. It also have different subjects and lessons. The lessons are broken down in different topics so the videos are not really long. Maybe a maximum of 15 mins per video for other videos. The video I watched yesterday was just less than 7 mins.
I was inspired by Albert to do this because he is also doing this. So this will be one of the things that I will be doing this year.
One night, I was with Tito Bruce and Albert. When in Tito Bruce’s car, he usually talks about his stories and advises.
That night, he advised us to pray for your wife or husband, your family, and even your enemies.. Pray that God will bless them.
And that struck me for a while. I forgot about that.
Every time we ride with him is really interesting, I usually get reminded or realize something new.
Delayed post - this event happened last year. I just placed it in draft and forgot to publish it.