A life away from home,
Is a life away from love?
God is so amazing!
Last month July 2021 I’ve celebrated my 27th birthday biologically and my 6th birthday as new creation where I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior and then, 3 years of working in GBPI a huge food manufacturing as a quality assurance senior staff.
As I’ve realized that days are fast approaching but our God is the same, yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). In my 27th year of existence, I’ve been through a lot in life and I’m so grateful for that.
It’s because God allows it to happen for me to be sharpened, to grow, to be mold and to become the woman that He wants me to be.
Next, 6th year of knowing that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior but my journey within those years I got inconsistent in my faith and lost my relationship to God.
But God is God. He can do whatever He wants in my life. I fell and He picked me up. I disobeyed and was prideful but God loves me. He did everything for me to walk on the right path towards Him. God knows me and He loves me that’s why He disciplined me.
Hebrew 12: 5-6 (NIV) that “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
And then, 3 years as a quality assurance senior staff will most of you read my post last year that I got promoted. So thankful for this company also because I’ve learned a lot through online pieces of training, seminars, and implementing my learnings. I’ve grown so much in communicating and coordinating with my co-workers up to the top management.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17
Lastly is my family I’m so blessed that I celebrated life with them. But God is reminding me to start to disciple them.
As God’s promise, they replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Praying a lot for them and God is working even sometimes I don’t see it.
Every day we should celebrate in God’s presence to have a peace that can be found only in Jesus Christ.
Glory to God! 🌱❤️
I’m excited to write a topic for father’s day. So let’s start.
Mostly, people have only one earthly father right? But for me, I have three fathers.
I would say they are all disciplinarians. God used them as an instrument to mold me into someone that He wants me to be. They thought me a lot but these are the significant.
First is my Tito Jessie. He trained me on how to listen and obey instructions/command carefully, especially when it comes from my parents and elders. He also thought me that once I received the instruction, follow it without any further delay and without murmuring.
And not just that he also introduced me to music. He wants me to be a singer but sadly it didn’t happen.
But by God’s grace dancing is what I got.
I will be always being grateful for my Tito Jessie as Proverbs 13:1 (NKJV) says ‘’A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke’’. Let us all plant this in our hearts and be reminded to obey our parents.
Secondly is my Tatay Jacinto. Tatay is a filipino word for father. During my childhood years, he often discipline me with his rod. I didn’t understand it before why he spanked me with it. But now that I am growing older the more I understand that he loves me that much because Proverbs 13:24 (NKJV) says that he who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.
As I remember there is an important gift that my Tatay gave me and he doesn’t know about it. My tatay went to abroad to work in order to provide for us and sent me to one of the most prestigious university in the country. He didn’t know that because of that, I met someone during my stay at the university while pursuing my degree. That someone is Jesus Christ. I accepted Him as my Lord and Savoir in that university.
And now, as my relationship with Jesus Christ is growing, He showed me the importance of discipling my family first as He promised so they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household ‘’ written in Acts 16:31.
My father together with my mother did not failed to provide for us with my brother.
Thirdly is my Uncle Popong. I witnessed how my uncle give time to his family. My uncle Popong is also a happy person because he is contented on having only what he needs. Bu his example I learned that time is very important in building relationship with family. I also learned to live within your means and be contented.
I am very grateful to share with you that recently my Uncle accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savoir. Glory to God!
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, so that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Hebrew 12: 9-11 (NIV)
The most disciplinarian aside from our earthly father, is our Heavenly Father. He disciplines His children as it is written in Hebrew 12: 5-6 (NIV) that “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”
He loves us unconditionally that’s why He bestow us these people in our lives to discipline us according to His will.
That’s why we have to appreciate our family and the people who surrounds you because they’re God’s instrument. We have to love them according to God’s love that is written in 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 that Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
Sometimes, I wish to go back to my childhood years,
But it’s very impossible.
Before when you’re hurt you just cry and call your mother,
But right now, you have to be with yourself deal the pain,
Stand up and move forward.
Moreover, I’m in adulting stage,
Starting to do some personal paper works,
My name and my signature is important,
Changing my family name soon,
Then a new journey starts.
This time is in fast forward not just forward but fast
No time of second thoughts, third thoughts but only needed is a sure thought.
As time goes by, my words change,
The way I am is changing too
My curiosity is not getting wider
And my I will become we.
Thus, we need to grow,
To move forward,
To face new journeys,
To give space and chance to the newbies.
(c) Photo from Pinterest.
Purest of all is Love,
You have it in your heart,
Just listen to it.
Just promise your self to listen it,
Take attention of it before it will drained,
But it is so wonderful even though,
Its draining you still can have It back.
Love is not fading it is forever.
Sometimes, you thought it is the end because you’re hurt,
No it is not,
Its just your heart is in tears but the love remains,
Love is in your heart and it is everywhere.
(c) Photos from Pinterest
To my one and only brother.
We’re once like cats and dogs,
but moments like this is precious,
as an elder sister, I’ll do everything to make sure you’re okay,
And you know that you can call me anytime.
I am 24/7 when it comes to you.
zoo time with brother
– kids, take your time to play-
There’s a playground before you enters the zoo
and lastly, a simple lunch time.
at Eiffel Kubo, it’s a restaurant where a Filipino food has a touched of French food.
As you see the sun’s shining,
And lighten everything.
Fresh air could hug you everywhere,
Home may big or small,
May few or more,
Peace is what really matters all along.
Green grasses you see,
As you wake up each day,
Stress of work forgotten,
For this is refreshing.
The first born yet the loner,
The brainy yet the shy one.
Expected to be high terms of height,
But no, the height remains still.
The peacemaker who’s so loud when she laughs,
Helpful to her brother, but disfavors spoiling.
The one who cries first in some movies,
The one who sings when no one is watching.
She loves to dance like her brother,
Her brother rocks the dance floor, but she rocks the books better.
Cats and dogs before,
But now, their bond is so much more.
It’s not easy to be the eldest, but it’s good to be one.
Yesterday was the day
Yes, it is.
Yesterday was the day when GOD planned me to be here on earth.
And feeling so blessed for yesterday I was with my family.
Simple dinner but not an ordinary day.
No need to hide my age for it is the symbol of how God blessed me so much in all aspects of my life.
Yesterday is a blessing.
Yes, it is.
Blessings are not just for me but for everyone because I don’t know what happened yesterday in your lives but one thing I know is that yesterday is a blessing.
Thank you for yesterday.
Yes, it is.
I have so much to be thankful for.
As a QA for one year has been very challenging,
yet I am very grateful because God put me here not just to work but to enhance my decision making and my skills. Also, to build my attitude and to enhance my personality. Then, it helps me to organize my priorities.
Lastly, tomorrow there will be a post-celebration
with my family-workmates.
You’re greatly blessed,
Julpha Jean Olinao/21-07-19;14:27pm/Philippines
Glory to God.