Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Angels without Wings

 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety 
 Proverbs 11:14

I’m an OFW and living far away from my family is one the struggle that I am facing everyday. Especially those times when my parents got hospitalized and I wasn’t physically there to take care of them. I’m just thankful that my siblings are in Philippines to look after our folks when such circumstance happens.

But what happened if an OFW got sick and she doesn’t have any relatives to take care of her?

I am alone here in Dubai and am living together with a community friend. For the last couple of months my health has been suffering and was rushed back & forth to the hospital. Since my family is away, I have to deal with my situation together with my friends – my angels without wings.

I’m so grateful to God that He has given me people to be an instrument of His love while I am away from my family. People that would take care of me, accompany me to the hospital when I needed to, comfort me whenever I’m afraid, strengthen me when I feel discouraged, laugh with me to loosen my anxieties, spare their precious time just to entertain me and pray for me when I needed it the most. And for that, I want to honor them for the love that they have shown upon me all through out our friendship. These people are my sisters in the Single for Christ community and I’m so blessed and really grateful that I’ve found genuine friendship with them. In a place like Dubai, true friends are treasures that you have to cherish and be grateful everyday.

BTW, I just realized while typing their names that they’re all started with letter M! Weird!

      my caretaker, confidant & shopping buddy! she's my roomy andwas one of my Household members for almost 2 years. She’s the person who always accompanies me to the hospital even in the wee hours of the night and even took a day off for me just to take care of me during my endoscopy. I can’t thank her enough for the time that she has given to me. She’s one of those people who never cease to listen to all my complaints and encourage me during those low moments of my life.

a person with a very generous heart. Together with Maricar,     we developed our friendship when we were on the same household prayer 2 years ago. I remember her rushing to the hospital and slept at my place; embrace me while we I’m sleeping as if I’m her younger sister. She’s always there ready to go extra miles for    all of her friends. Whenever she knows that I need someone to be with, she will offer me her place for a sleepover. She’s the person who encouraged me to pray the Rosary  once again.

       my mentor, my prayer warrior, my sister, my gorgeous friend. A wonderful person inside and out. The ever generous when it comes to her time, material things, lending her ears to listen, spend extra effort just to reach out with someone. She never fails to inspire me with her wisdom. A true encourager of life. I can’t thank her enough for the encouragement and inspiration that she has given to me especially when those times that I’m troubled to make a decision whether to stay here or go back home. I am who I am because papa God used her as an instrument to be an inspiration to me when it comes to serving HIM.

the epitome of simplicity. She inspired me of her simplicity. Awoman of few words.  I am thankful that God showered all the desires of her heart even without asking HIM. She’s in Cambodia but we maybe away but she always made a point to check on me whenever she’s online. I thank her for all the encouragement whenever we talk and I admire her for being so strong enough give up what she started here in Dubai just for the man she loves.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

my song...

it's a personal prayer whenever I sing this song...i'll never cease to worship you papa God :)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Fear NOT

The above photo is the exact estate of my being. Due to some health issues, I've been thinking a lot of things lately and mostly it’s about worrying my future. Yes, satan is using my weakness against me because musing about my future really demoralize my being but despite of my weakness I know that God will not forsake me for whatever bewilderment I am going through right now. 

The very reason of feeling confused is because of FEAR. And during this fearful moment, this is the bible verse that I kept reminding myself to defeat my feelings..true enough, somehow, day by day I'm able to surpass that fear that satan is infusing in my mind about my future. 

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. - 

Jeremiah 29:11-13

I pray that may God send me the Holy Spirit to empower me once again and may He open my heart and mind to see all HIS possibilities. I’m so aware that in His perfect time everything will be fine…He maybe let things to happen in my life or taken things away from me but I know He has a better plan. I may not know His reasons and don’t understand His ways but His will be done.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My Redeemer Lives

Sharing this video and hope that it will "fuel" not only your day but your life too :)

Be joyful & proclaim that our Redeemer Lives! Happy Friday everyone! 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines SMS

Happy Valentines everyone! Though today is just an ordinary day for me (house - work - house) but this particular SMS made my day!

Our kuya carlift send me this SMS and I was like laughing while reading his message...really not expecting that he would send me a message like this...oh how sweet of you kuya that you seem so inip na inip for me na to have my God's Gift! hahaha But what I really like the most is his last sentence "Wish you get a good man" :)

I'm not really praying for God's Gift regularly coz I'm really sure that papa God has planned everything for me but when I read kuya's sms, I just utter a simple prayer and ask papa God to send me someone with a good heart and that would love HIM first before me.

For those single na katulad ko...don't lose hope coz papa God already made a promise for us... :)

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” 

Genesis 2:18

But while we're waiting for that moment to come, let's ENJOY LIFE and SERVE HIM with all our HEART.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Power of Anesthesia

So my gastroenterologist scheduled my endoscopy last week because I’ve been experiencing heartburn for years. I’m so nervous that they will insert an endoscope on my throat but thru the power of Anesthesia, I didn’t feel anything! Yes. NOTHING. Except that I forgot everything that happens. I was actually wondering whether they’ve injected an anesthesia or I had an amnesia because I literally don’t remember if how did I end up lying on my bed after the procedure. Car told me that I was awake when the nurse brought me back to my room and I was able to transfer from the stretcher to my bed all by myself. Ok fine…I still don’t remember…So imawalkingdead??? haha

Anyway, I thank God that He had given a vision to the Anesthesia inventor because it’s really a great relieved to all the patients who undergo some medical procedure. Imagine having an operation or giving birth without anesthesia??? Awwwtttsss!!! We will all definitely end up crying, fighting and cursing the doctor while undergoing the operation.

But because of the powerful anesthesia…I’m still able to smile and eat my late lunch after my endoscopy. J

If anesthesia made us numb for all the pain during the medical procedures, a dose of biblical verse would also help us to overcome the pain that we’re feeling physically, emotionally & spiritually. 

this photo was taken from FB

Saturday, February 2, 2013

God's Grace

It’s been a long time since I stopped sharing my thoughts, I don’t know if what had gotten to me but it seems that I really don’t have that inspiration to write though there were really times that I wanted to inscribe.

Anyway, I’m back in the blog world again and I called this site as GOD’s GRACE. God’s Grace because I wanted to share with you all the graces that God has given me in every other way. I’ve realized that instead of keeping it with me or inside my inbox, why not sharing it to everyone for you to receive God’s Grace and experience God’s love everyday.

The purpose of this site is to inspire people and let them realize that God’s Grace is sufficient enough for us to go through life everyday.

I hope that thru my posts, I’m able to change someone’s life. I hope that I’ll be able to FUELLED them with HOPE & TRUST to our GREAT GOD. 

May God speak to you thru me, 


Friday, February 1, 2013

A Morning Full of HOPE

This photo was taken one early morning while on my way to work. This reminded me of God's LOVE and HOPE that HE is giving to all of us everyday.