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God is still good. God is always good. We are able to behold the full and complete goodness of God regardless of what we see or feel, simply because of the finished work of Christ. His life, death, resurrection and ascension was a spectacle for all to know God's unconditional love for us. It is finished, once and for all. We are forgiven of our sins, past, present, and future. 

Right now I don't really know why I'm feeling just a little down in the dumps. I may have all the reasons in the world to complain, but I know and believe with all that is in me that there will always be more reasons to thank God. Where sin abounds, praise God, for His grace abounds so much more! Halleluyah!

They said 2014 is a year of God's greater glory, a year full of greater revelations of God's love. We have seen significant breakthroughs happen, and overwhelming milestones have been established. Consequently, I have seen significant setbacks and roadblocks happening as well. But because our souls are just constantly assured and encouraged by Christ's finished work, we see darkness and greater darkness as opportunities to see how the light - the life we have in Christ - glows more and more brilliant! 

The sun shines ever so brighter, and everything looks so much better after the rain. What I'm feeling, what I'm seeing is temporary compared to the eternal and infinite glory of God seen in Christ my Savior. He is in control, and He never lets me go, no matter what. It was never about me hanging on to Him. It was always about Him never leaving me, and even while I was yet a sinner, He came and died for me to live. There is nothing else in this world that can ever truly satisfy me - only Jesus satisfies. 

He has satisfied, He is satisfying, and He will satisfy. Christ has overwhelmed, He continues to overwhelm us in all aspects of our being, and He will continue to exude pure glory in the form of grace and peace.

I tried as hard as I could to make this week all about other people in the sense that I would make sure that people were well fed not only during my special day, but in the days leading to that day. So I started Monday; it's now Thursday, the day before I turn 30, and I only have 100 pesos in my pocket. I've used my weekly allowance, I've borrowed from our joint account, and I am totally drained, and still wanting. Even now I am humbled and more importantly reminded that as Jesus satisfies me without me having to do anything, He is able to satisfy everyone else. I thought I had some semblance of control, but I never counted on depleting what resources I placed my hope on so fast.. I've made a mistake. But thank God for mistakes, because they put Christ's perfection in center stage. 

It is inevitable for things in this world to happen beyond our control. Our expectations are never met to the most minute detail. One thing that dragged me down for such a long time is the fact that we have no control over anything in this world. It is only now that I'm really understanding that the goal is not to establish control, but to just be aware of the fact that regardless of what happens, God will never let us go. Regardless of what happens, nothing can ever separate us from God's unconditional and perfect love because of what Christ has done for us. 

I'm babbling. Tried as much as I could to salvage this article. Let me just say that I've made a lot of mistakes. I still do. The spending I made this week could have been handled better. 

Lord, birthday ko po bukas. Kayo po ang taya. Thank You Lord. In Jesus' Name, amen. 

Let the future begin. 



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May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you His Shalom. - Numbers 6:24-26