Footprints in the sand

I would like to share a very common yet inspirational story that we can apply to our daily lives specially now that the world is suffering in sickness, tribulation, chaos, economic crisis and calamities.

“Footprints in the sand”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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I really love this story because it inspires me more to get closer to God. Whenever we feel down and hurt always remember that there is someone who is willing to help us and that is GOD. God will never leave us. When we have problems or sufferings in our lives and we feel that there is no one there to help, remember that  God is there to carry us and give us a hand. He knows how to help us because he has suffered all the infirmities in this world. Let us continue to live our life well in the eyes of the Lord. Seek the Lord always and continue to be righteous, patient and faithful unto him for in the end we will be together w/ him in his kingdom.

Have a blessed lenten season to all!

“Life is a constant battle”

What is life all about? This quesion is often asked by many. Life here on earth is not easy. We are here on earth to be tried and tested by God. In our life we experience feelings of joy, excitement, sadness and pain. We receive different trials and much tribulation in our life that sometimes we begin to wonder and ask God on why we are having so much trials to deal with in our life. But we shoud not give up from all of these things because we gain experiences and at the same time learn a lot of lessons. Remember that amidst all trials that we are facing, there is someone who cares for us and love us so much and that is God. God will not give us burdens that we cannot bear. He is always there to comfort and help us and we just need to come closer and hold unto him. He will give us strength to move on and more blessings as we endure the pains and sufferings in our life. Let us continue to keep his commandments, do what is right and be faithful and blessings will be poured down to us. Keep walking uprightly before God, press forward with steadfastness and continue to fight life’s continues battles for in the end we will received eternal life and happiness and be crowned with glory by our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

The Spirit of Christmas

What is the true spirit of Christmas?

The true spirit of Christmas is not about receiving gifts it’s about giving and sharing your love, service and blessings to people around you. Every Christmas, each of us expect gifts from our parents, friends and other loved ones and always get excited when we see gifts under our Christmas Tree. But haven’t you thought about those people around you who are very much in need? No matter what happens, Christmas will always be here but not all people celebrate Christmas like we do. Some families and individuals doesn’t celebrate Christmas with roasted chicken, ham, spaghetti and fruits on their table because they can’t afford to buy them. But we can help them to celebrate Christmas in their homes and make them happy by giving gifts, singing Christmas carols, cheering them up and sharing some of our foods to them.

We must always remember that we just don’t celebrate Christmas because it’s a holiday and it’s a time were we get to eat a lot of food and receive gifts but it’s a time that we remember and cherish Jesus Christ’s birth whom we dearly love for He’s our savior!

Let us all feel the spirit of Christmas! The cold breeze, the smile of people we meet each day, the love and warmth we feel with our family and the love & kindness of God will always bring happiness to us! May we all have a very happy Christmas!!

If Only There Is Love

What is Love? If you’re going to look in the dictionary the definition for love is a strong feeling of affection especially to one of the opposite sex. But what is the real meaning  of love? Love is a feeling. Everyone can feel love. It is a feeling of a deep devotion, care, concern and affection.

Now the question would be, is there love around us? Does everyone show and feel their love towards us? Love for God and fellow men is a characteristic of disciples/followers of Jesus Christ. We show our love to God by obeying his commandments and serving our fellowmen. Love can be expressed through sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to others, helping those who are in need, serving others, being kind to everyone, comforting those who needs comfort, praying for the sick and the needy, mourning with those who mourn and being a good friend to everyone.

When there is love among us we can feel it. Peace follows love. Love can heal the wounds and pain of the people and the world. If only there is love to all mankind then the whole world will be peaceful. Love should dwell in our hearts in order to obtain peace. When there is love the envying, pride, strife, oppression, tumults, whoredoms, lyings, murders and any manner of lasciviousness will cease then surely the world would be a better place to live in. There could not be a happier people among all the people created by God if our world will live in peace.

Our love for those around us will increase more when we remember that we are all children of our Heavenly Father. We are his sons and daughters and he loves us so much. Let us all come unto Jesus Christ together! Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ’s love for us will never cease. Let the love of the Lord dwell in our hearts. Remember that we can find peace in the Lord. Let love revolve around us! Cease from sin then all will live in love and peace!

Finding Peace In The Lord

In Matthew 11:28-30 It says..

28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest”.

29 “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls”

30 “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”

Whenver we have trials in our lives whether big or small, sometimes we find it very hard to deal with it. We don’t know how to solve it or how to get away from it. I have encountered a lot of trials in my life that sometimes it makes me weak and shrink but, everytime I think of Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifce that he have done for us, I feel strong. I always pray to the Lord to give me strength to move on with my life. I cried to him to give me the strength I need to face all the challenges my family is facing. I find peace and comfort to the Lord. He never left me. He will always be there for us as long as we remain obedient and righteous to him. He will make our burdens light. He knows what we feel, he knows the pain and sufferings we are going through because He has experienced it. Jesus took upon himself the pains, sicknesses, and infirmities of all people. He knows how to help us. In 1 Peter 5:7 It says, “Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you”.

Let us not forget that the Lord will be there for us. We have to be faithful and righteous always and blessings will follow. He will bless us with comfort, understanding and with strength to bear up our burdens with ease. Remember that we are never alone. Jesus will not leave us comfortless….

Make Jesus Christ The Center Of Our Lives

Do you think of Jesus Christ everyday? Do you communicate to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ through prayer everyday?

Jesus Christ is the only begotten son of our Heavenly Father. He is our Savior; our Redeemer. Jesus Christ bled and died for our sins. Jesus’s atoning sacrifice took place in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross of Calvary. In the Garden of Gethsemane He prayed to our Heavenly Father and there He submitted to the will of  Heavenly Father and began to take upon himself all the sins of the people. Jesus has sacrified for us that we may not suffer if we wil repent from our sins. He allowed himself to be crucified on the cross and slain for the sins of the world. He allowed himself to die on the cross and then his body was laid on the tomb and was then resurrected.

Jesus Christ is the light of the world. We must come unto him. Without him we are nothing. We must always keep in our mind that we are eternally indebted to him. If we follow and keep his commandments we will receive many blessings. We must always “take upon the name of Jesus Christ”, “always remember him”, “keep his commandments” and “endure to the end”.

Whatever the Lord commands us to do, obey him. He will always provide a way for us. Whatever trials or burdens we are suffering or encountering in this life remember that Jesus will be there to comfort and guide us. He will not give us burdens that we cannot bear. We are brought here in this world to be tried and tested, and to be perfect like him. Let us remain faithful and righteous to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They know our weaknesses and strenghts. If we obey them, the blessings will be poured upon us.

I know that we our all sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Heavenly Father sent Jesus Christ to us because He love us so much. Jesus Christ is our Savior and he loves us that’s why he submitted to the will of Heavenly Father. Let us always put our trust to them. They want us to be happy and they’ll help us grow spiritually. “If we put our trust in them, they will support us in our trials, troubles, afflictions and we shall be lifted up at the last day”.