Goodnight! 9:45pm na, Dec. 29,2012. Ayun katatapos lang ng Anniversary Celebration ng Church, 20 years yun ASTIG! Trully it has been an awesome event para sa bawat isa, at para sa’kin lalo na. Yung theme for this year ay Majestic Voice in God’s Glory (Verse: 1 Peter 1:17). Masaya, the usual sobrang filled na filled yung venue ng Holy Spirit, despite of the fact na mas konti yung dumating ngayon as comapre to dati, approx 150~ lang yata yung andun kanina, pero hindi pa din nalimitihana yung power ng Lord dun sa event. HEHE, im speaking in a Christian Way, nakakapanibago di ba?! sa Blog kasi ayoko ng ganun, para di awkward pag binasa mo.
Anyways, sobrang ganda lang talga nang event, especially yung preaching ni Pastor Rommel Guevarra (BIGATIN!!!), nakita ko na ang isa sa mga greatest composer ng mga Filipino Worship Songs, may pa-bonus pa dun sa Good news na ni-preach n’ya as for the celebration of our 20th Anniversary with the guidance of the Holy Spirit syempre. Yung tpoic n’ya was centered on How we could please God? As a Christian, normal na sagot natin is to do His will and to serve Him, I guess its right, and I would also go with that kind of answer. Pero Pastor Rommel emphasizes the fact that PLEASING GOD IS NOT ABOUT SERVING HIM! IT IS NOT ABOUT WORSHIPPING HIM! Kung ANO? Hebrews 11:6 has the answer, it is written ” for WITHOUT FAITH it is IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM”. Having faith is the only way that each and every Christian must have in order to please God. Having a COMPLETE TRUST and CONFIDENCE to GOD. He also points out the ABC’s of FAITH:
A is about Acknowledging God (ACKNOWLEDGE) that apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). WE ARE NOTHING! I AM NOTHING! “kung ganito ang iispin ng mga tao na I am NOTHING mababwasan ang mga frustrations natin, mababawasan ang disappointments natin….” sabi yan ni Pastor. Sobrang nag strike talga sa’kin yung mga words na yan, sobrang dami kong frustrations at burden sa buhay ne’tong 2012. Kung iispin ko yung message ng Panginoon apart from Him I am nothing, I can do nothing, most of the reasons kung bakit ako nag seself pity was because of my deeds, deeds that was apart from the plans of Jesus for me. After hearing the lines which I think the Lords wants me to realize, natuwa ako kasi sabi pa din ng Panginoo sa’kin wag ako lumayo. By just admitting na apart from Jesus I am NOTHING mas marerealize ko yung worth ko sa Panginoon, yung Love n’ya para sa’kin. Na despite of my iniquities He is still there to love me. Love at Appreciation na hindi ko nakukuha sa mga taong ginagwan ko ng mabuti pero hindi ko makita yung kahit konting appreciation, at mas lalo pang pinaparamdam na inferior ako. Imagine I am nothing pero God entrusted me in a noble act in this world and that is to serve Him, and much more to be loved by Him So I guess God’s wants to say to me na “Gee, do not go apart from me. Kasi I love you, and I have plans for you, plans that will bear you much fruit”.
B is about Believing (BELIEVE) in everything God has promised to you. At this point I think gustong kong sabihin na naniniwala ako na mabuti ang Diyos na pinaglilingkuran at minamahal ko. Ang Diyos na hindi puro test kundi puro rest ang meron, hindi nagbibigay ng sakit kundi nagpapagaling ng may sakit. Gusto kong maniwala na, at NAINIWALA AKO na mabuti ang Diyos sa buhay ng bawat Kristiyano. By believeng with that sabi nga sa Hebrews 11:1 FAITH is the substance of thins hoped for, for the evidence of things not seen. So if we believe na mabuti ang Diyos sa’tin mabuti s’ya sa atin, for FAITH is the EVIDENCE OF THINGS UNSEEN. Believe that God will provide whatever ypu need, BELIEVE that by His stripes we are already healed. BELIEVE THAT APART FROM HIM YOU ARE NOTHING! BELIEVE THAT JESUS DID THE BEST SACRIFICE! Sacrifice ay hindi yung pagseserve sa church, pag eevangelize NO! Jesus is the sacrifice, the only thing that we nedd to do is BELIEVE THAT HE ALREADY PAID OUR DEBT and everything will follows evangeliasm, worship etc. BELIEVE THAT WE ARE GOOD! God in the goodness of Christ Jesus.
Lastly, C is about Confession/Calling, Romans 10:!3 says, “Who shall ever shall CALL upon the the NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED” when we confess that Jesus is our God and Believe in that, it signifies that we are not apart from Him. adn with that we are pleasing God. Paul called the “pinakamukulit-church” during his time the Corinthians as “Saints” believing and Confessing that the people og God is good, Good in the goodness of Christ.
Grabe after that, when pastor Rommel did his extro before his benediction prayer nag pop-out yung luha sa mata ko, hindi ko alam.. Sobrang tumama sa akin yung last sentence na sinabi nya “Sana pag-gising natin sa umaga at makita natin yung sarili natin sa salamin masabi natin sa sarili natin I AM BLESSED!” ayun na…kahit gano kadami ng frustraions sa buhay dapt we could still be ables to say na I AM BLESSED! Kasi I AM NOTHING APART FROM CHRIDT, and God is doiung all this things, good things, FOR ME. I Believe that He is doing this because He is a good God and i Confess it with my mouth. CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST! that;s the main point, with that masasabi din ng Panginoon sa atin “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” 2 Peter 1:17 :)
Thank you Lord, may I pleased you sa bawat segundo ng buhay na binibigay mo sa’kin. May other people glorify you because of what you have done to me. i acknowledge that apart from you I am nothing so please do hold my hand that I will not depart in your ways. I Believe that you are a Good God, and I pronounce healing,victory,blessing,salvation,revival in this world. And I confess that you are my God, and that you will take me to the paradise in each and every moment of my life, with You. Thank you for loving me, may I continue to developed confidence in You. In Jesus name. AMEN!
To GOD be THE GLORY! :)))