Who Gives The Increase?

A little reminder

1 Corinthians 3:5-15 (NKJV)

5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. 11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is. 14 If anyone’s work which he has built on it endures, he will receive a reward. 15 If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.

As I’ve meditated on this Word last October 2020, it can be applied in everything we do as an army of God. It can be applied in discipleship-making, in our daily work, or even in our own relationship with God and in everything we do.

It is God alone who does the increase in everything we do and only Jesus Christ can transform someone’s life. All we have to do is to obey God’s voice being yielded by the Holy Spirit.

So, let’s work in everything according to God’s will because there will be a day that God will test each one’s work.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NKJV)

What happens after July?

What happens to me after July?

They said that life must go on no matter what. Yes! This is true but how?

Last August, my grandmother died because of wounds in her eyes it became cancerous. The same month also my grandfather (grandma’s brother) died due to covid19-case. And last month my close relative Alita died also due to covid19-case. In expand of two months, my emotional, mental,physical, and spiritual went down.

 Due to that, I am not even willing to go to my work even thinking of resigning. Everything of me went down resulted to get sick.

 My quiet time with God got affected also, even with my other commitments and responsibilities got affected.  And it leads me to cry out to God everything and prayed to give me rest because I just can’t bear the pain. 

God answered my prayer I got more than two weeks of leave at work but I am sick. So, I got home quarantine as advised by the doctor.

Then, in my two weeks of pursuing God, I got healed spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Everything that went down got healed and renewed.

In that two weeks, Holy Spirit talked to me about what happened after July.

‘’ And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14 (NKJV)

Rest in God’s presence

 This kind of rest is just lying in your bed the whole day. Based on my experience, this rest is emerging my all into His presence. Praying, singing, reading, and meditating in His Word, and forgetting the things that make me worry. This moment is just between you and God.

Rest and see how God is faithful

So it says, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household (Acts 16:31). A promised that God uttered last September 2020 since then, in my mind and heart I don’t know how to share with them the ‘’good news’’ been praying, been declaring, and been rebuking strongholds into our family in Jesus Christ name, by sharing and showing the love of God to them and by the Holy Spirit’s yield.

God assured me that my late grandmother is in His hands now. It doesn’t matter what I’ve done or what I am or what she was before. God reminded me because He loves us. He loves us all. 

‘’For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life’’ John 3:16 (NKJV)

Moreover, my Aunt Mimi posted that the loss of my late grandmother brought grace and blessings to our family because her children receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. We may not understand always how God works in our lives. When trials come, something better or even best happens in return. We just have to trust His plan. God is awesome. He is amazing. God is faithful and good all the time.

All the glory and honor for Him alone.

I am so grateful to the people who kept interceding for the salvation of my whole family my disciples, my disciple group leader, and my friends. Also, to my Uncle Pastor Eric and his wife Aunt Estella who ministered and gave service in the last wake of my late grandmother. My adviser who is my soul sister/cousin/best friend/sister in Christ Debra planted a seed in my heart to disciple my family one at a time, and to the author of the book ‘’Love Your Enemy’’ Marcus Young it helped me in my journey to release forgiveness to my family.

So, after reaching my late grandma. I’m now moving to the next who is my mother.

Glory to God!

Rest and transformed life by Jesus Christ

‘’Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.’’ 2 Corinthians 5”17 (NKJV)

I grew up under the care of my late grandmother because my mother needed to work and aside from being the eldest granddaughter, I’m her favorite hehe the whole family knew that. Okay as I remember, I have had this kind of bad  behavior before. And during elementary to early high school time, I stole money from her wallet. My late grandmother witnessed that all and disciplined me not to do it again.

So let’s fast forward, I met Jesus Christ during my college years and He transformed my life then possibly my late grandma witnessed it. As a result, she trusted me with her money. She puts into my bank account all of it.

And then, for the 3 days of her wake funeral, I’ve been the one holding and budgeting the expenses. See? Only Jesus Christ can transform someone’s life.  Indeed, all of my family trusted me. All for the glory of God!

Rest and be renewed in His presence

‘’But those who wait on the Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint’’ Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

Yes! Amen! My year is not that kind of easy but still, my heart remains at peace because of God. And now, I am ready to go back to work and my other commitments. I am not sick anymore. I am healed got an RT-PCR test for detecting the covid19 virus and it’s negative. And now, I am ready for the LORD. Honor and glory only belong to God.

(c) Photo from pinterest.com

Take Heart

My thoughts are running since this past few weeks like I don’t really understand everything.

Where to start, how to handle this, how to do this etc. These are the thoughts that overtaking my peaceful mind.  

So, I’ve cried to God because I can’t handle it anymore.  Crying out to God is my best way of saying that I cannot do anything without Him.

After praying, asking and reading.

Surprisingly, God led me to this verse in Matthew 13:23 and it says that ‘’ But he who received a seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces some hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. ‘’

And I was like okay! This is my time to dig more and understand His word more.

Therefore, I will not allow the enemy to steal everything what God has started and planted in my heart.

And now, take heart! Let’s understand everything seriously and do it consistently.

Glory to God.

Change for the Better

‘ The day you stop changing is the day you stop growing ” – learnings from Sunday service

Let’s change for the better 🙂

Here I come running and I won’t look back.

Hebrews 13:8

One day left to say goodbye to 2020 and very near to say hello to 2021  however let’s not forget that our Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8

Powerful God

God is Elohim

God is Powerful

God is Almighty

– Let’s pursue the knowledge of God.

– Let’s seek more of knowing who God is.

– Let’s look objectively.

Remember, as it is written in Hebrew 13:8 that ”Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.”

Only the Lord Reveals

As it is written in Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

It is very clear that only the Lord will reveal to you your purpose in life not other people will defines it.

Let’s depend on to God.

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