Philippians 3:8 Since the day I heard about You, I have not stopped praying and asking God to fill me with knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
I would say I’m a Christian but it’s not a religion it’s a personal relationship with my Savior.
It’s about God breathing life into me when I was simply existing. It’s about Him giving me passion and purpose.
I went forward in a Baptist church and made a profession of faith. My family was a Christian family in the born-again, church-going, living all out for God kind of way. My Parents always brought me in Sunday school service when I was at aged of 4,5,6 and so on where I was taught basic Bible stories and truths. I was taught that Jesus died for the sins of the world, but not that I needed to believe on Him for myself as my own personal Lord and Savior. We moved to Province at my aged of 9, may church padin kami dun J tapus nagsu-sunday school parin ako tapus ako yung lead nang choir nung bata a ko with matching kamay kamay at paa pang gumagalaw HAHA naalala ko lang J.I joined different churches activities (such as Choir, Competitions like Singing, Bible Drill, Bible Quiz, Youth camps and others) tapus nag Oout reach din kami at kung san san basta may bata at natuto akong magturo din J and I enjoyed experiencing it all. I’m so grateful with God in everything He has done in my life because my life truly filled with His prescence . I got more and more involved in youth activities and Christian music, I felt it more but I knew something was missing. At aged of 10, In Sunday Service Preaching my Uncle whose a Pastor explained a message about the “lake of fire” which those not found in God’s “book of life” were going to face, I realized I needed to get this settled once and for all. I told the Lord that if I wasn’t saved, I wanted to be. I knew I was a sinner (Romans 3:23), that Jesus was God’s Son, holy and perfect, and had died for my sin, had taken my sin and punishment on Himself (John 3:16,Romans 5:8). I knew there was nothing in me and nothing I could do to trust in for my salvation and that I could only be saved by and trusting in Him as my Lord and Savior to save me (Ephesians 2:8-9). John 1:12 says, “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name,” and I received Him that day. I confessed my sins, then I am forgiven by God’s grace and for that I am grateful. I was baptized later on. I encouraged reading the Bible through, so I began to do so, and began to grow and mature. I continued to struggle for a time and asked the Lord to save me many times. Maybe years before I really came to full assurance by going back again and again to what the Bible had to say about salvation. But that’s a subject for another entry. J 6 Evidences of Salvation na nakikitaan ko sa buhay ko since then * A new love for Scripture ( 1 Peter 2:2), A new awareness of Right and Wrong (Hebrews 5:13-14) A new desire to be like Jesus Christ (Romans 8:29) A new social pressure from those convided by my changed of life (1 Peter 4:3-5) A new desire to proclaim Christ to others♥ (Colossians 1:28-29) then A new love for other Christians ( 1 John 3:14). ♥
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”-2 Corinthians 5:17
Hindi ko alam kung panu ko ipapasok yung point na “ano ba ko dati?” kaya inuna ko yung Found kasi kinalimutan ko na yung kung ano ako nun di ko matandaan hahaha bale random nato kung ano yung maisip ko ilalagay ko po(actually nakakatuwa pa nga yung mga testimony ng converted at huli na na mga kristyanong nakakilala kay Lord kasi ang tindi ng pagbabago nila tulad nalang ng mga addict kunwari tipong masamang masama o kaya naman bakla dati tapos ayun tumino courtesy of 700 club asia hehehe) ako naman Mabait kasi ako hahahaha. Kaya masyadong delay din po tong pinapapasa sakin. Although I’ve been received Christ as my Savior syempre kasabay parin nun ang pagkilala ko sa Panginoon at pagbuo ko ng malalim na relationship with Him. I keep on learning how to live my life with Him and to be like Him. I’m not a perfect Christian. Nakakagawa din pa din ako ng kasalanan. J(but I always asking God’s forgiveness) .Highschool days, there are times that I couldn’t really remember what had happened.. what I knew, what I was thinking, whether or what I had prayed. I wasn’t in church regularly(since then I started doing works in school— but I learned before na you can worship God in many ways like in studying hard I also bring glory to Him and also by following my Parents, at pagiging masipag♥ natuto akong manatili sa Panginoon and I Always achieved what I deserve – Lagi akong pinapasya ng Lord) sometimes I wasn’t reading my Bible regularly, so I wasn’t being taught. I attended church sporadically, I think partly because, since I was the only one who went to church most of the time, I can’t disciplined enough to get myself up and going on Sunday mornings.(lalo na pag pagod buong week) Umm tapos I’m very very conscious.. laging nagwowory .. di mapakali pag may inaalala yung time na hindi ko pa alam yung ibig sabihin ng Lord ng “TRUST ME” until natutunan ko ng magtiwala sa kanya hindi nako nangangamba. He gently reminds me Psalms 77 “ Has My steadfast love ever ceased? will My promises ever end? I will hold your eyelids open. I will guide you through the sea and the great waters. I will pour on you compassion and grace. For I am Your God ang there is no other”. Then yung times na puro ako ako ako puro kapakanan ko nalang yung iniisip ko not centering God in my life not putting Him first then I’ll learned it’s all about Him and not me. Then epic failed din ako dati sa prayer hindi ko nagagawa yun continually dati pero since then narevive ako natutunan ko mga bagay bagay lagi ko ng kausap ang Lord. In times na may problem ako, I cried out to God. Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” I knew that I loved God in the sense that I understood it at the time (though of course later I was to understand more fully what that meant), and He gave me the faith that He would work all of this out for good somehow. At masyado din pala kong mahiyain at ayoko yung may nasasabi sakin yung iba kaya tahimik lang ako I can’t please them naman but I can please God pinagpipipray ko sila J . Tapos God never fails na magpadala ng mga taong kailangan ko in times of hardships especially yung mga patuloy na nakakaintindi sakin sa tuwing feeling ko mag isa ako. Umm dati pasaway akong anak sa tuwing inuutusan ako nagdadabog din ako heheh pero ngayon hindi everything was changed matanda na din kasi ko naiintindihan ko na buhay buhay. Wala naman akong problema sa bisyo o whatsoever hehe pati sa lovelife wala din. Ayun basta marami akong natutunan at patuloy akong minomold ng Lord at patuloy pakong matututunan.
Encountering God has changed everything. In fact, it causes you to do whatever it takes to show that someone just how grateful you truly are and that’s where I am today. The almighty God of the universe and Creator of all answered my prayers and showed up in power, beauty, and majesty.. He saved me and I will live forever proclaiming His Glory and Sovereignty. His Love Never Fails, I’m living proof of it……So now here I am fully alive and in love, hopeful and so full, joyful and unfathomably redeemed…………………………….
THY WILL BE DONE J