Saturday, March 14, 2015

Our Amazing World

I happen to stumble upon these amazing photos of our world.

The first time I saw these photos I was so amazed. I felt so small meditating upon the beauty of our world.

I used to believe my problems and concerns were the biggest in the world. However, there are other things much more important than dwelling on my problems. These things include: discovering the beauty of God's creation and praising Him how great He is.

There are these places that I doubt ever existed. Yet, they do.

I thought, with the things I understood I already have reached the depth and greatness of God.

And it is good to know that I was so wrong; for I discover my God is a very, very great and amazing God. No matter how much I pray or how many amazing places I see God is way, way beyond those things. I am just so glad I come to see these places though not personally for at least I have discovered another facet of God. Amazing!

Get happy!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

God's Ideal Working Conditions

Charles Swindoll is one of my favorite authors. In his book Great Days With The Great Lives he described the scenario between God and Moses, wherein God told Moses to go to Pharaoh and ask of him the liberation of the Israelites. Moses on his part doubted his capacities given the fact that he was a stutterer. He was not confident of himself and even doubted if the Israelites would listen to him. He was at the end of his rope; yet God proved to him how right was He in choosing him.

I have felt exactly what Moses once felt. God may not have chosen me to do great responsibilities as that of Moses; yet sometimes I felt what God asks of me is so big I could not handle it and have not even the capacity to do it. I often argue with Him that if I were to do what He wants me to do, He should have given me the right qualifications and perfect conditions that are needed much in order for me to do what He wants me to do. However, God sees things differently. He has His ways that are beyond my understanding and could only be grasped if and when I stop complaining. He loves the impossible because it is there that His powers come out. He chooses what we worldly people consider as imperfect to let us know that we are far greater than what we think we are. And that He is always faithful.

As what Charles Swindoll has to say: The best framework for the Lord God to do His most ideal work is when things are absolutely impossible and we feel totally unqualified to handle it. That's His favorite circumstance. Those are His ideal working conditions.

So every time the working conditions are rough, let us always remember that these are God's most ideal working conditions. We just have to believe and do our thing. God will do His part too.

Get happy!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chain Letters - Breaking The Chain

Does the idea of breaking the chain to chain letters sounds scary? It is. If and only if your faith in God or the Higher Power is not that strong. Chain letters already revolved in my life when I was a kid. Since there was no FB and emails during that time, we had to write the required number of letters by hand and drop it in the post office. See, we had to involve our own money just not to break the chain. I have followed this routine for years. Until one day I came to the realization that the one who holds the power of "chain letters" is only me and my faith. Most chain letters I received were all about winning the lottery, having good news and all other promises if I were to follow its instructions. And if I would not, bad luck would happen in the next few days or few hours. For all those years I followed those instructions I haven't won a lottery or anything extraordinary happened in my life after passing the chain letters to other people. 

However, this is not the only reason why I stopped sending chain letters to others. The most important thing for me is my relationship with God and how I know Him all my life. For the past forty years of my life, the God I know is not the kind of "God" represented or pictured in chain letters. The God I know is not a punishing God. If not so good things happen in our life it is more on us having conflict with the universal law. Universal law exists so that there would be an order in the universe we live in. And from these conflicts we learn God's wisdom and a facet of God emerges. The God I know is a very loving God. He is love. He cannot unlove because His nature is love. And He loves me no matter what. It is even written that we are saved not because of our works but because of the grace of God. So why fear to stop chain letters when it is not really God that punishes, rather the fears that are already within us?

If you are still scared of stopping chain letters, it is time for you to question your faith. Where does it lie?  What is its foundation? Whether that chain letter is in text messages or Facebook be not afraid. God holds the universe. Just pray and believe that all is well because God is in charge. Let us put to stop the stupidity and fear of other people. Someone has to do it. Someone has to stand. If there is something we need to forward to our friends, it would be about the beauty and love of God who holds us in His mighty hands all through our life.

Get happy!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Chasing Dreams

Chasing dreams. Sounds good. Make me says, "wow". But would you believe it, I want to run and hide every time I read these words now. I no longer want it. I am scared of it. Why? Because the moment I put my step on the first few miles in chasing my dreams I know I have to encounter many obstacles and must conquer tons of my fears  towards the fulfillment of my dreams. It is not easy chasing dreams actually. Because if it is, all of us would have achieved or fulfilled our life-long dreams.

I have tried last year to start chasing my dreams. I got hospitalized twice because I forgot to be smart and give rest importance. My body complained. It was too late. I already was over fatigued. Until now I am still recovering my health. 

Nevertheless, I have to chase my dreams. Now, not more so for myself, but for my loved ones. Or perhaps for the peace of my mind too. You see chasing dreams is not all about you making something for yourself, rather it is the divine in you wanting to get out; that restless spirit put by the Creator as the very purpose of your existence in this beautiful world. As Louise Hay said, "our longing is our calling." That said it all. We have this deep longing inside of us that we want to do, we want to fulfill. And that is the dream we need and must chase and realize. Now this longing is restless in the very core of my being. And I have to let it go by giving it my time and my energy. I know one day soon I will look back at my life and be able to say, I did it. And will thank myself for the day I made the decision to chase my dreams.

I hope you too would be able to chase your dreams. See you soon at the achievers circle.

Get happy!

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