Category Archives: Christian Life

Laura Story – Blessings

In a hectic season in my life, Laura Story has been a voice of reason. PJSLB

We pray for blessings

We pray for peace

Comfort for family, protection while we sleep

We pray for healing, for prosperity

We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need

Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears

What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near

What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom

Your voice to hear

We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near

We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love

As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

All the while, You hear each desperate plea

And long that we’d have faith to believe

When friends betray us

When darkness seems to win

We know that pain reminds this heart

That this is not our home

What if my greatest disappointments

Or the aching of this life

Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy

What if trials of this life

The rain, the storms, the hardest nights

Are your mercies in disguise

Songwriters: Laura Story

Blessings lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

The forming of my patience – Day One

Well, yesterday was the preverbal kick in the pants. I always talk about my relationship with Christ and have wrote on this blog on all the times that God has come thru for me. The truth is that after a while, my faith has gotten a little stagnant. I dare to say that i have been taken Christ for granted.

As we all enter the last days of 2018, i challenge all of you (and myself) in a recommitment to Christ; remembering the way we felt when we first accepted Jesus as our lord and savior.

“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:3-4, NKJV)

My favorite bible verse

Do you have a favorite bible verse? Philippians 4:6 is probably the first Bible verse I ever memorized. I was about 12 years old, and visiting the Philippines when my older cousin introduced me to the gospel. At that time this verse was used to remind me not to worry about school, friends, and every day problems of being a teenager. Today this verse helps me with work, family, and the every day struggle of living in this world. My problems and worries have changed as I get older but my reliance on the word of God and his promises have not changed.

Do you have a favorite verse that you go to in your time of need? PJSLB

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

As we approach thanksgiving, writing like this from Joel Osteen remind me what’s really important. Too often, i am worried about my situation and I don’t thank God for what I am already blessed with. As we approach thanksgiving, I thank you lord for everything especially for my forger through the cross. Happy thanksgiving… PJSLB

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Give Thanks!

Today, take time to reflect on and give thanks to God for all of His blessings in your life. Whether you are eating turkey, playing games with your family, watching football or visiting a friend, remember to take time to focus on God’s goodness. Count your blessings and notice all the grace, favor and love that God has given you. Psalm 95:2 says to “come before His presence with thanksgiving…shout joyfully to Him with psalms.”

No matter the circumstances in your life, give thanks and praise to God for all that He has done. Remember how good He is and that His love will endure forever. The Bible says that you show your love for God through your actions toward other people. Reach out to those around you this holiday season and share His love and forgiveness with them. You are blessed to be a blessing to others!

A Prayer for Today

“God, no matter what the circumstances, I always give thanks to You for the blessings in my life. Help me find the time to serve others during this busy season and, in doing so, draw closer to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”