Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Legacy

Sometimes being involved in church activities, serving God, and community outreach programs can be tiring, and even use up your own personal resources such as money, time, mind, and body. Our personal and spiritual lives are being questioned or doubted, and mostly, some lose their interest or confidence in us. At times, I want to give up, and leave, but I would remember how good God is. I lost both my beloved grandparents and father, and it was those times that I was given the chance to look at my life in a bigger picture. I had the money, and a good career going, but it was all for naught. Every day became senseless and meaningless as I pursued these things. I thought it was all my daughter would need. As I laid down comfortably on my bed that time, I came to realize that I wanted to leave a legacy before I die. I wanted my daughter to be proud of me not because of the money I earned or the prestige, but to see the world in a different light. I might be a dot in the world, but at least when I die, in my heart I know I was able to give back and do the very purpose God has created me for. 

King Solomon in the Bible said that everything is meaningless. Whether you are rich or poor, successful, famous, etc. They are meaningless without God.

I only know if I were to compromise, I wouldn't be living a meaningful life with God who will be there to support me, guide me, love me, and help me. It's hard to tell if I will ever rise up in ranks, become famous, or get richer. Only that, having a close relationship with God and doing the things I am doing now is better than the life I once had.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Cousin, My Leader, Our Youth Pastor

Dear young woman,

Single does not mean sad, pathetic, desperate, or weak... Because I think it takes courage, faith, and boldness to joyfully walk in a single woman's heels.😘 ctto Jezreel Faith Manugue

The Coolest Youth Pastor in TWED!

Who is also my Cell Group Leader when I first started in church.

I remembered our conversation that time when she asked me, "Don't you wan to join Mamew's lifegroup? They live near you in Buhangin."

I said, "No, I'm going with you." In my mind, I know that she's going to by my leader, my guide in going back to the Lord. I already have imagined me being the Elisha of her (as the prophet Elijah). Hahaha..

And so I started under her tutelage in Sycore, where she holds a lifegroup session and since Saturday are mostly call center agents are available. I was working in Convergys at that time.

So I became part of her Lifegroup called The Transfomers. I am now working wither her side by side as one of the leaders in church. But I have a lot to fill in my shoes, a lot to learn, a lot of mistakes to be corrected, and memorable years to come.

"The essence of being a leader is not leading a group for too long, its about molding someone to lead and also mold the successor to lead after him. Pass on the legacy don't hold on to it."

#YOLO #TWED #YouthPastor #CoolestYouthPastor

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Generous Mary

Last Sunday, I had a one-on-one talk with this generous woman. I first met her in Sutherland, both of us were still trainees at that time. Soon, I invited her to church, and she returned again and again.

Today, she will be my partner in the ministry to start being responsible for lost souls. Thank you ter for always being generous, so now, we will raise the bar and get you to be more involved for Jesus. Love you ter!

During our Training in Sutherland (June 2013)

Sutherland Days

Monday, November 21, 2016

#Obedience #Promotion



I was asked to challenge during offering time at church and I forgot what I shared :) I thank the Lord for the opportunity to speak about His goodness in my life.

And thank you Nanay Che for having confidence in me to share what the Lord has done in my life! :)

"This is what I told them: ‘Obey me, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. Do everything as I say, and all will be well!’"

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God:

3 Your towns and your fields
    will be blessed.
4 Your children and your crops
    will be blessed.
The offspring of your herds and flocks
    will be blessed.
5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards
    will be blessed.
6 Wherever you go and whatever you do,
    you will be blessed." 

Reference: Bible Getaway

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Going Abroad to Work? Just Trust God and His Timing

Seeing the picture of a person I know nga naa na sa abroad, I wondered where she would be 5-10 years from now. I think na gets ni Lord akoa pag huna-huna about sa pag abroad kay halos tanan kaila nako nag-abroad na. Naghatag syag warning nako, and promises. Thank you, Lord for guiding me.

This is my personal revelation as I was thinking of working abroad because of pressure with bills to pay, and having no money at all to buy everything that I need and want. I wanted to leave my ministry and the church leadership because of financial lack. But the Lord, has given me His answer. I just need to trust Him even today that I am lacking financially.

So dili pako pwede mag OFW.

#DiliPailad #DontBeDeceived #Abroad #OFW #TrustGod #HaveFaithInGod #kayLordKumapitHuwagSaPatalim

ISAIAH 30:1-5 & 7
“What sorrow awaits my rebellious children,”
says the Lord.
“You make plans that are contrary to mine.
You make alliances not directed by my Spirit,
thus piling up your sins.
2 For without consulting me,
you have gone down to Egypt for help.
You have put your trust in Pharaoh’s protection.
You have tried to hide in his shade.
3 But by trusting Pharaoh, you will be humiliated,
and by depending on him, you will be disgraced.
4 For though his power extends to Zoan
and his officials have arrived in Hanes,
5 all who trust in him will be ashamed.
He will not help you.
Instead, he will disgrace you.”
7 Egypt’s promises are worthless!
Therefore, I call her Rahab—
the Harmless Dragon.

ISAIAH 30:15-17
This is what the Sovereign Lord,
the Holy One of Israel, says:
“Only in returning to me
and resting in me will you be saved.
In quietness and confidence is your strength.
But you would have none of it.
16 You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt.
They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’
But the only swiftness you are going to see
is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you!
17 One of them will chase a thousand of you.
Five of them will make all of you flee.
You will be left like a lonely flagpole on a hill
or a tattered banner on a distant mountaintop.”

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Where You go I go
What You say I say God
What You pray I pray
What You pray I pray

Jesus only did what He saw You do
He would only say what He heard You speak
He would only move when He felt You lead
Following Your heart, following Your spirit

How could I expect to walk without You
When every move that Jesus made was in surrender
I will not begin to live without You
For You alone are worthy, You are always good

#Devo #Isaiah #Believe #TrustingGod #HardWorkWilHaveResultsSoon

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bondages To Be Broken

While listening to Ps Amy Muranko Gahan's Word today at church, the Lord suddenly revealed to me what I was reading in Isaiah. I have been having a hard time understanding what he meant because it all speaks of destruction, and being broken.

I realized that the Lord will destroy all the works and bondages of the enemy in my life and my family. He promises that "In that day the Lord will take his terrible, swift sword and punish Leviathan, the swiftly moving serpent, the coiling, writhing serpent. He will kill the dragon of the sea." (Isaiah 27:1)

The Leviathan is a sea monster, meaning monstrous, powerful, and huge. That is the devil in our lives, in my family, and the Lord will soon be doing something even I couldn't do.
Yet, it also says that I might need to wait, and during the purging, I might feel pain or hurt or impatience.. but I have to trust God in this.
Thank you, Jesus!

Send Your Rain

Last year, I received a warning from the Lord to prepare me for the hardship that I will go through.
Tonight, He has given me a promise, which I believe I will be freed from the things I have been experiencing for more than a year now.

All throughout, the Lord has given lessons for every wall I have to face. Lord, let it rain! For when the Lord opens the gates of heaven, no one can stop it.

#Promise #Devo #ThankYouLord #SendYourRain

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A Birthday Message for my Godson, Liam Issachar

Yesterday was Liam Issachar's 1st birthday. And it was carefully prepared by his parents (my friends in church) with love. A lot of people have helped and put all their talent and efforts for the party as his mom wanted a DIY party. The theme was Woodlands.

His mom showed pictures of how the party should come out. I really admire this girl, but can be annoyingly great, because whenever she envisions something, it happens. But for now, I will focus on my little godson, Liam.

I never expected to become his godmother, but his mom asked me if I can. I said, Yes of course, as it is always an honor to become a godparent. It means the parents thought of you well. Well enough that they think you can be a part of their child's life, and help them guide their child.

This blog post won't be too long, but I want this to be memorable enough for my godson as he is my first godson in this church from parents who are both prayerful, and both trusting in God.

Dear Liam, 
The line I loved you even before I saw you is real. Your parents waited for you, prepared for you, and prayed for you to come into their lives. I remember one Christmas party in the church, they asked Pastora Miles to pray for them. She prayed for your mom's womb to be opened, and I can see from their closed eyes that they sincerely wanted you. Well, they haven't seen you yet, but in their hearts, they believed that God will give you to them. 
When your mother found out about you, your parents were happy and excited about you, but they didn't tell us for a week or so ( I really can't remember), but I can remember that we all gushed in glee about the good news about you. We didn't know you were a boy, but we were already excited about you. I was genuinely happy for your mom and dad. They were both ready for an additional person in their family, and that was you.

They prepared a beautiful Gender Reveal Baby Shower to let us know if you are a boy or a girl. 

Countless times, I saw much love and care showered upon you not only by your parents, but by other people as you give joy to them. The Lord has given you so much favor as He has given your parents. Below, you will see a few photos of us spending time together with you. Though you may not remember them as you grow, but I hope and pray that when you see these, there will be much warmth and love in your heart. 
At Eden on my 33rd birthday when your parents and Ninang Jade surprised me. Aren't they sweet?
Swimming at Eden's pool. Your dad took our picture.

During our cell group with our girls, you were there, too! 

Still at Eden. You must have been shocked at Tita's big smile, right? Ha-ha!

Baby Wyann's birthday party at the Hacienda, where you also celebrated your 1st birthday! Oh, wow! 

Our Lee MinHo baby because your mom never really liked anything about Korean, but suddenly became a fan of Lee MinHo when she became pregnant with you. And your dad was just with your mom every step of the way. They were both delighted for every little progress you showed.

Your mom and dad were partners for you. They shared beautiful memories with you and these videos were just some of it!

Just to show proof that we were excited about you, I helped in making this video. Well, I was the one recording this short video, so it isn't much. But know that we did made an effort for your mom's pre-pregnancy before she delivered you! :) 

Liam, I pray for a great future for you. I pray that God will use you mightily with your talents, and ability to bring joy to people. I pray that you will grow up wise, and smart, and happy. I pray that you will be a joy to your parents, and your parents will be your bestfriends. God has already planned everything for your life, so I am pretty sure that those rough patches will help you to become a better, prayerful, and God-fearing man! :) 

Happy Birthday, Liam! 

Lots of love, kisses, & hugs,

Tita/Ninang Judee