Have you, at some point in your life, wanted to go somewhere? Just somewhere. You grabbed a map, pointed any place in there and with-no-further-a-do packed your things up and left? Or maybe, just left wherever you were and went to some place familiar and comfortable just because you loved to be there? Hopping from one place to another until you found the place just right for you. Some place - may it be far or just a few steps away - you can call your home.
The Christian Churches can be compared to the places -or names of those places- printed in a map. This analogy goes: one church, one destination. Some Christians grow old in the church they were born to, the church of their parents. Others tried their ways in looking for other churches believing that it would make the most and do the best of them. Either way, that’s a christian journey. Let’s get this straight: No matter what church we are, we are still Christians. We may be Born-Agains, Baptists, Protestants, Catholics, etc. we are still Christians! Christianity is the religion, where you’re in right now is the church.
Though some people traveled to different places, some of these ‘some people’ still decided home is where they came from. Like any other lost sheep, anyone is still warmly welcome to where they started. Go back to the church you left if your wits tells you to do so. Where are you are most comfortable is where you can be your best. To those who stayed in the churches where they grow from, I salute you! To those who has traveled countless churches until finally settling to a church now, I salute you! To those who are still travelling, I salute you! Until you find the place you were looking for, keep searching my friend. Keep pointing that finger in the map, packing your things and leaving. And when you find it, stay in there for that is where God wants you to be.
We are and/or we will be somewhere in that map. Somewhere where we can be closest to God. Any place in that map, any destination, is a home where we can find Christ. The final decision of staying and choosing that place is ours to make. After all, it’s about our relationship and faith in God!
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Recently read a blog post about what one thinks and wants to happen when he/she reaches twenties and what really happens then. Yup, when I were young I thought of many things that I wanted to happen - believing and clinging strongly that it would - at my own time. Graduation, career, my own house (I even have a blueprint of it in my mind), finding my “mister right”, engaging, marrying and having my own kids and family.
But where am I now that I am on my early twenties? By then, I said to myself “I should have started a job when I reach twenty- two or twenty-three.” Not sadly though, it didn’t happen. I am currently twenty-two and I am still studying. And by studying here means four or five more years to wait to land to a job, THE job. Surprisingly, I learned to love to continue studying for the career I want and will have soon. That’s medicine, your’s truly will be a doctor soon enough. I learned the reality that sometimes - well most of the time - the perfect timing is not ours to choose but it is God’s to make. We may choose and decide for every little turn-to-the-right-or-turn-to-the-left steps of the way, it is still God who made those crossroads to teach us and make us stronger. It is Him who guides and is guiding us now to where we should be. All we have to do is to have faith in Him!
Sounds like having no fun? Nuh uh! Enjoy every step of the way. Take a little turn sometime. It may lead you to another and better road. If not, never hesitate to go back. Take a break. Laugh and cry out loud. Goof around. Mess up sometimes. Change your hair-do. Travel and enjoy mother nature. But most of all, believe and cling to GOD instead!
Here’s the post I just read. Hope this touches you the way it touched me or more: Because I am Twentysomething
Have faith in God’s timing. And while you’re at it, enjoy!
Live and kick!
-from your future Doctor!
Angel of God,
my guardian dear.
To whom God’s love
commits me here.
Ever this day,
be at my side,
to light and guard,
to rule and guide.
[by J. Taylor Ludwig]
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven’s door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp—
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, ‘What’s the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How’d all these sinners get up here?’
God must’ve made a mistake.
'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.’
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they’d be seeing you.’
[For soldiers who gave their lives so that others may live.]
The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.
'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?’
The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.
I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.
I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
'Step forward now, you soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.’
Copied this poem from a comment in a blog about a fallen hero in the recent Zamboanga City [Philippines] disaster. For those who wish to read about this hero, here’s the link: 1st Lt John Kristopher B Rama: Profile of a fallen hero.
Lovely how completely different people, coming from different places, graduates from different schools came together to study premed and became close in less than a semester. Less than a semester here means 2 months. That’s a small amount of time with professionals who misses there college buddies.
Photo credits to Pretty Orlene here.
Al Kuwait Pater (or vice versa, I forgot the name of the place. Hihihi). First time for some of us to eat pater. And this is the first time we bonded this many. Pater, for those who are concerned with what is this, is a Muslim food where the rice topped with either beef, tuna or chicken is wrapped in banana leaves. Saying thank you for a very, as in very, difficult quiz in Developmental Biology that we decided to gather here.
Next stop, Jujai’s place with spaghetti in the house. We shopped for the ingredients and cooked, well Jujai cooked, the spaghetti. The host and the cook, that’s Justerine Jade for you!
Thanks Delbeth for the still.
As much as we want to ditch Physics the whole time, we can’t. Blame who’s to be blamed but we just can’t. So we decided to distress ourselves with sweets and meats. This is earlier after the, so far the easiest, exam in physics. Currently thinking what in the world did my teacher had for lunch so that I can give her that every exam or quiz or every meeting.
More bondings to come!Tweet
Humans and Animals
I can never resist reblogging things like this.
This is the kind of relationship I want humans to have with animals.
see how peacefully and gently we can interact with our fellow earthlings?
idk why but i think i’d shit myself if i ever got that close to a whale
It’s when I thought everything is going smoothly as I want them to be, it’s when I thought all my prayers are being answered, it’s when I thought I get all the things to happen the way I want them to happen, pretty reality slaps me in the face.
Why do we always linger in our childish day-dreams? It’s because we dreamed of something far beyond what is really happening. It’s where we create scenarios of things different from what is really going on. It’s there we picture our futures to be happy and perfect. But at the end of each blissful, faultless, and yes, childish day dreams we go back to reality, actually we HAVE TO go back to reality. The reality that this world is not perfect with only us in it. It’s not perfect with only our perfect plans in it. It’s not perfect with only our selfish and earthly desires in it.
Then what makes the world perfect? It’s going and living each day with God in it. It’s getting ready and growing for God’s perfect plan. It’s desiring God and His love. Learn from your past. Live your present. And look forward for your future in reality with optimism and faith. For it is said:
Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. (NLT)
-1 Peter 5:7
I’m sorry self, too naive. But it’s not yet too late to move on and move forward right? Let us then!Tweet
To him: Prayerfully wait for her as she dances with God and God will let you cut in. ❞
Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe, even if it’s a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do, even if it’s a long way from here.
Hold on to your faith, even if it’s easier to let go.
Hold on to God’s hand.
God is there for you to hold on.Tweet