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Burdened But Rested

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NLT) It is a conundrum for many to believe how a true follower of Jesus can have rest but may also be going through difficult situations. Heavy burdens are a usual occurrence for many people living in this fast-paced, highly stressful world. People will wake up not wanting to go to work. Living has become dreadful. People worry about so many things when Jesus is just waiting to give rest. Its no wonder that the number one killer disease in the world are heart problems. Stress, pressure, worries, anxiety, these all work out against the soul of the individual. Add on to it the sin that one may commit and our “baggage” becomes heavier. For someone who frequently undergoes severe stress in the workplace, I have tried to “discover” how to really experience Jesus’ rest as offered in Matthew 11:28. Definitely, we are all weary in this world. How do you cast your burdens upon Him? We all have the tendency to be so independent that we cannot readily hand over our problems and challenges. We always want to get a go at it. We cannot honestly acknowledge that we need help. That we cannot do it alone. And that, my friend, is where the problem starts. PRIDE....

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The Year of the LORD’s Favor

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to listen to The 700 Club Asia’s host Peter Kairuz speak at the church anniversary celebration of the Come to Jesus Community Church in Lagro, Quezon City. Peter spoke on the year of the LORD’s favor. Isaiah 61:1-2 says,”The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn…” Peter said that the “year” being referred to here, which was declared by Isaiah a few centuries before Christ’s birth as also referred to by Jesus in Luke 4:18-20 when He spoke in the synagogue. Jesus claimed that this passage in scripture just came to pass s mentioned in v.21. This “year” that Jesus referred has yet to end. It will end only when the day of judgement starts. And obviously it, the day of judgement, has not started yet. Peter taught that this “year of the LORD’s favor” has not ended yet because Jesus wants to give everyone the opportunity to know Him so that when the day of judgement starts, many would have come to receive Him as their LORD and Savior already. God...

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Im Starting a Gratitude Box…

…here in this blog. You can find it at the right-hand side of the page below the four square boxes. This is just a spin-off of a gratitude journal that I talked about in a previous blog. Everyday before I go to sleep, I will post the things I want to thank God for the things He allow me to experience the whole day.  I’m doing this because I want to honor God for the things He has done. Those things may be trivial or insignificant but still, they came from God and everything will have meaning, for me at least. Everyday the devil will throw things at me that will discourage me and put me down. I will fight by giving thanks to the LORD always. For what the devil meant for evil, God will make it for good. In all things I will glorify His name and I intend to honor Him through this blog. I would like to share all my thanksgiving to you, my readers, because God deserves to be given the highest praise. Putting those items in this blog will allow me to do just that. I hope you do...

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I Thank God for…

…the new life in the morning, for my ministry at CBN Asia the whole day and for having a family to go home to in the evening. Plus the privilege to have a hot shower before I sleep when I feel like it–that definitely is a great perk! There so many things to thank God for and I believe that He designed us to be such thankful beings. Being thankful allows us to go through a difficult day much, much, much easier. It just makes life a lot tolerable–period! It is so hard to meet sincerely thankful people. They thank God with their lips but grudgingly go through the day. I hope that I may not be one of them. I pray that every time I thank God it is because i am really thankful to Him and not just for others to hear. The Psalmist said in Psalm 30:13, “O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” In Psalm 9:1, “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” That is why I encourage those who read this that in whatever situation you are in right now, just be thankful. Paul said that “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” If you love Jesus, every thing...

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I Published a Book!

Well, actually it was Asian Center for Missions who published it–I just coordinated the efforts and designed it. It was a great but sometimes arduous ride. Publishing a book is really not for the faint of heart. But once you see it, smell it and feel it. You will find it all worthwhile. At least, that was what I felt. This book, Voices in the Wilderness, is actually a labor of love for many people. It is a compilation of five stories culled from the life of six missionaries and their families. This tome was written for the Asian Center for Missions by Ms. Nena C. Benigno. She is the daughter of the late Teddy Benigno. The stories in it and how it was written was really an adventure, a 5-year adventure. The concept for the book started as an off-shoot of ACM’s 10th year anniversary. Back then, the idea came to write a book based on the loves of ACM’s missionary training program graduates who were now living their calling in foreign lands. Nena went to Thailand, China, Vietnam and as far as Africa to see first-hand the experiences of ACM’s graduates and how their lives are making an eternal impact in the lives of the people they work with. I actually began designing and laying out the inside of the book less than three months ago. The...

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