I remember as a child wanting a Nintendo entertainment system. My mom would say no but that never stopped me from asking. I was not deterred with all the “no’s.”
On my birthday I opened my gift only to see the one thing that I have been asking for the longest time…a Nintendo Entertainment System!
I was persistent and kept asking my mom even when I knew she would say no. But my mom and her love for me chose the perfect time to give the thing I wanted more than anything.
Why is it that when we ask God for something and we do not receive it immediately, we give up asking? If our earthly parents would give to us then surely our Heavenly Father would do a million times more. KEEP ASKING! PJSLB
If you own an iPhone, you need to have Max Lucado’s Daily Devotional podcast as it is the perfect way to start the morning. With the podcast being only 1 min, it is short enough that you can fit it in with the hectic morning schedule and at the same time be filled with wonderful insight and encouragement from a Christian perspective on life.
In today’s devotional, Lucado focuses on “today’s problem not necessarily being tomorrow problem”. He goes on to talk about not setting yourself up for failure. Just because your dad was a drunk does not mean you will be one as well! Lucado reminds us to “…stand against the wiles of the Devil” (Ephesians 6:11). The complete verse reads as such in the bible.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Do yourself a favor, head over to the search button in your Podcast app and subscribe to Max Lucado’s Daily Devotional. For Android or people who would like to listen on their computers your can find then here. Itunes and Mac users can find them here.
Have a blessed morning everyone. May God show his favor in all that you do. -PJSLB
I woke up this morning and saw this post on my Facebook wall. Reading the comments, it seems that a lot of people were suffering cell phone service outages. Some even thought that is was due to a fully SIM and were removing and inserting the sim. This morning, my cousin received this alert from SMART Communications in the Philippines.
Taken today at 9:00 am Philippine time
Taken 2:00 pm Manila time.
Sent this afternoon. Wow spotty service still expected for the next two day.s
My father has been the single biggest influence on my life. He taught me the meaning of being a man. He showed thru his actions that hard work does not mean being able to rest and slack off when you get home. The effort you put in at home should be equal to how hard you worked in the office. My childhood is filled with memories of my dad coming home at 5:30 pm and taking me to the courts to play until 9:00 pm. Never mind if he was tired from a long day at work. He always made me feel like i mattered. This is something i strive to do with my family today. If i can do it half as good as my father, my family will be in great shape. I know how much my father love me. I know how much i love my kids. All the love we have for one another does not compare to the love the lord as for us!!! how great is that!!!
The last few months have been tough. My father has seen his two brothers leave us and be with the good lord above. He tries to be brave but you can hear the sadness in his voice. I want my father to be happy. He deserves to be happy.
About 10 years ago, my father recorded a bunch of songs in english and filipino. When i played his old CD for him, I saw him smile and take joy in hearing them again. It was then i heard happiness in his voice once again. I would like to share is songs with you. Hug your fathers and tell them you love them.