Archive for the ‘yaman’ Category

JE # 47 – Songs of the Heart

Pebrero 27, 2008


It’s kinda late.. but let me invite you to a night of music and inspiration. Tomorrow, February 28 7pm at Kasiyahan Garden Folk Arts Theater, CCP Complex Pasay City (Philippines). Be in the mood of love as the voices of Day by Day Christian Ministries ‘ Young Adults Worship Team sing love songs for you.

It’s gonna be an exciting and romantic evening overlooking the Manila bay. Free admission. Hope to see you.

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JE # 41 – Work is a Calling

Pebrero 12, 2008

The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

– Genesis 2:15 NIV

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands.
– Psalm 90:17

There’s a group of young professionals in Makati (Philippines) called Thy Marketplace. They have a slogan “work is a calling”. What does it mean?

Most people separates spirituality with the secular work. Some are Christians on Sunday and “another person” on office days. Some have to be reminded that work is a sacred calling. Our God is a working God.We too should work like Him and just as what He intended for us.

Our ultimate goal is to glorify our Creator. One way to glorify Him is accomplishing His purpose for us. We are created to serve God. Serving Him is not only done on a Sunday Service but all of the seven days!

Your boss is an agent of the Lord’s good purposes. You may not agree with me. Consider yourself a travel agent. As an agent, how do you see your worth in the travel agency that you’re working? Expand your imagination. As an agent, you face different kinds of customers. Can you see yourself being used by God in reuniting families from different parts of the world? Parents coming from another country put their trust in you to arrange their flight going to a place to see their kids.What a noble work! Can you see yourself being a channel of foreigners for them to enjoy great sites of your country?

Whether you are a travel or a call center agent, God has a purpose why He put you in that area. You minister to people by meeting their needs. You minister to the company by giving them profits. You minister to yourself. You are paid because of your labor. You minister to God. You are accomplishing His good purposes!

As long as the task is not unethical or will not lead us to sin, we are serving God. Do you know someone (or you mismo) is discouraged with his or her job? Your encouragement may help the person’s struggle with work. Help that person know his or her worth in the organization where she belongs.

Hope you realized something. By the way, Thy Marketplace meets every Thursday 7:30pm at 1415 Cityland Hererra Tower Rufino st., Makati City. You may visit their website at www.ThyMarketplace.com

In fairness with Day by Day YAMAN K-O-N-E-K, we also meet every Thursday 7pm at 2F Jollibee Jupiter st., Makati.=)

Work is a ministry and should reflect the beauty of the LORD.

God bless us.

JE # 35 – Knowing God's Will with our Body

Enero 20, 2008

January 18, 2008

What a beautiful morning! I woke up early this day – afraid to be late in our scheduled Young Adults ‘ Planning Session in Farview. hehe.. I went out to our unit’s balcony and witnessed the foggy (was it really fog or smog?) Makati. i never seen that before. i felt i was in Mindanao State University (Marawi City) where each morning is greeted by fog and a bright sunshine. It was amazing, I felt peace from within whenever scenes like this display before my eyes.

I went to the nearest Internet cafe to have my report done for the planning. 7:30 – i hurried off to MRT guadalupe Station to meet my Bro. Ferdie to accompany me on our way to Fairview. We arrived on time at Samaritana – a very solemn place in the heart of East Fairview. Hope you guys could visit the place one of these days. If you want some solitary place in the city, you can go to this place. Enough for that. Samaritana did not pay me for endorsement. Haha..

We were there on time(kanina ko pa nga sinasabi) but the formal session did not start right away. My stomach was struggling for not having my breakfast. I decided to have one delivered by McDonalds. Due to stress (from last night’s blogging) and hunger, I experienced headache and pains on my bones. FYI, I’m suffering from a condition called Scoliosis. The pain usually lasts for hours.

Anyways, the session was good.We discussed the past accomplishments and future plans.

After the whole day’s activity, the group part waysbringing an inspiration to move on with the ministry that the LORD has entrusted us.

This Sunday is very unusual to my regular Sunday routine where I usually wake up early, rush for the First Service, sing with co-choir members, listen to Pastor Ed Lapiz’ sermon, meet some friends and share insights with other Young Adults in the Church.

This time, I decided to worship at Victory Christian Fellowship in Robinsons Galleria even though I felt the pain all over my body.

Thank you for reading my Inroduction. Hehe.. Here we go. My post starts here. The following are my personal reflections from the Pastor’s sermon that night.

It was about knowing God’s will through our bodies.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to
offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your
spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1

It is God’s will that we offer our bodies to Him. our bodies belong to the Lord. It should not be used for sexual immorality

Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”—but God will
destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the
Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Our bodies are not meant for pre-marital sex, for homosexual acts, for masturbation, etc. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We should aim day by day to honor this Spirit that lives in us by striving to be pure in all our ways. Honor God with our bodies. Offer ourselves to God. Let us keep our standards of purity high because the body that we have can be used to honor God. And how do we honor God more? – by taking care of this body through balanced diet, regular exercies, etc.

When we are healthy, God can use us for His greater glory. It’s hard to reach out to others when we are sick (physically and spiritually). To be healthy (and godly), one must sacrifice some things. What does sacrifice means? Sacrifice is giving up something valuable or important for somebody for something else considered to be of more value.

Jesus, the greatest sacrifice demands the best offering from us. And what could be our best offering for Him? – It is our own life! There is no greater offering than this one. So, let us present our bodies as living sacrifices before God.

To end this post, let me share some lines from a Tagalog worship song:

Ano pa ba ang maihahandog ko,

liban sa buhay kong nanggaling sa Inyo

kung anuman sa sandaling ito’y tangan

at mga bagay na tinuri kong yaman

ito’y hindi pa rin sapat sa alay na nararapat sa Inyo

LIVE LIFE. LIVE FOR GOD!

JE # 35 – Knowing God's Will with our Body

Enero 20, 2008

January 18, 2008

What a beautiful morning! I woke up early this day – afraid to be late in our scheduled Young Adults ‘ Planning Session in Farview. hehe.. I went out to our unit’s balcony and witnessed the foggy (was it really fog or smog?) Makati. i never seen that before. i felt i was in Mindanao State University (Marawi City) where each morning is greeted by fog and a bright sunshine. It was amazing, I felt peace from within whenever scenes like this display before my eyes.

I went to the nearest Internet cafe to have my report done for the planning. 7:30 – i hurried off to MRT guadalupe Station to meet my Bro. Ferdie to accompany me on our way to Fairview. We arrived on time at Samaritana – a very solemn place in the heart of East Fairview. Hope you guys could visit the place one of these days. If you want some solitary place in the city, you can go to this place. Enough for that. Samaritana did not pay me for endorsement. Haha..

We were there on time(kanina ko pa nga sinasabi) but the formal session did not start right away. My stomach was struggling for not having my breakfast. I decided to have one delivered by McDonalds. Due to stress (from last night’s blogging) and hunger, I experienced headache and pains on my bones. FYI, I’m suffering from a condition called Scoliosis. The pain usually lasts for hours.

Anyways, the session was good.We discussed the past accomplishments and future plans.

After the whole day’s activity, the group part waysbringing an inspiration to move on with the ministry that the LORD has entrusted us.

This Sunday is very unusual to my regular Sunday routine where I usually wake up early, rush for the First Service, sing with co-choir members, listen to Pastor Ed Lapiz’ sermon, meet some friends and share insights with other Young Adults in the Church.

This time, I decided to worship at Victory Christian Fellowship in Robinsons Galleria even though I felt the pain all over my body.

Thank you for reading my Inroduction. Hehe.. Here we go. My post starts here. The following are my personal reflections from the Pastor’s sermon that night.

It was about knowing God’s will through our bodies.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to
offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your
spiritual act of worship.

Romans 12:1

It is God’s will that we offer our bodies to Him. our bodies belong to the Lord. It should not be used for sexual immorality

Food for the stomach and the stomach for food”—but God will
destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the
Lord, and the Lord for the body.

1 Corinthians 6:13

Our bodies are not meant for pre-marital sex, for homosexual acts, for masturbation, etc. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. We should aim day by day to honor this Spirit that lives in us by striving to be pure in all our ways. Honor God with our bodies. Offer ourselves to God. Let us keep our standards of purity high because the body that we have can be used to honor God. And how do we honor God more? – by taking care of this body through balanced diet, regular exercies, etc.

When we are healthy, God can use us for His greater glory. It’s hard to reach out to others when we are sick (physically and spiritually). To be healthy (and godly), one must sacrifice some things. What does sacrifice means? Sacrifice is giving up something valuable or important for somebody for something else considered to be of more value.

Jesus, the greatest sacrifice demands the best offering from us. And what could be our best offering for Him? – It is our own life! There is no greater offering than this one. So, let us present our bodies as living sacrifices before God.

To end this post, let me share some lines from a Tagalog worship song:

Ano pa ba ang maihahandog ko,

liban sa buhay kong nanggaling sa Inyo

kung anuman sa sandaling ito’y tangan

at mga bagay na tinuri kong yaman

ito’y hindi pa rin sapat sa alay na nararapat sa Inyo

LIVE LIFE. LIVE FOR GOD!