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Nightly prayer 5/19/13

Praise The Lord who always provides!

As we travel back to Tokyo and Atlanta, I thank you for making this trip a success. We were able to secure the safety, comfort, and happiness of our kids while we follow your will and return to Guam/Manila. I pray for continued strength in not letting the rumors, gossip and ill will of others take away from the blessings you have shown me. You are a faithful God and have afforded me opportunities I do not deserve! I do not know why i was chosen but i am eternally grateful that i am yours.

As the time approaches and people begin to talk, I am getting more nervous. I must stop and ask myself:

Why do I care what you think?

From Moses to Noah, Abraham to Job; the bible is full role models who were blessed by God and did not listen to conventional wisdom. I am no where near these men but I can still try to act like them!

I do not mean for this to come off as arrogant and I certainly do not call myself self righteous. I am just in a point in my life where I no longer care about the opinions of others. No longer will I care about what others say. I am not here to please you. I am here to please my GOD.

In Jesus name I pray, amen

PJ

Entering a new world of business

Have you every experienced God setting up events in your life and it just causes you to be in awe?  What started out as a burden ended up being the very thing to get you over the hump.  Well that is what is happening in my life now.  I will not be boring you with details, but i do want to to praise the lords name for watching over me always.

I am grateful that the business is now off the ground and boy have we hit the ground running!!!

(shamless plug) PLEASE VISIT The Sardoma Group, Inc. website  for the latest as far as this venture goes; and of course if there is anything we can do for you just email us!  Now, that we got that out of the way, back to how God has turned an “unfortunate incident” into a blessing.

Within a few hours of the website being live we have had a lot of interest.  Needless to say that the next two months are going to be full speed ahead.  With trips to Savannah, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, Philippines, and possibly Guam; I am going to be beyond busy.  I could have never thought that it would be like this.

A couple of years ago, I was sick in the hospital for a week with a sever case of pneumonia.  That derailed my attending school full time and forcing me to enter the workforce.  In that time, i held jobs with titles Store Manager, District Trainer, Sales Manager, General Manager.  The jobs were great and the pay enabled me to support myself and my family with more to spare.  But in the back of my mind, I was always asking myself “why would the lord allow me to be sick?”  Fast forward to the present; I am back in school in line to earn my PhD.  Remember me constantly asking God “why did i have to be sick?”  Well if i wasn’t sick, I would not have been forced to enter the workforce and get real life experience.  Without the managerial experience  I would not be able to pursue a PhD.  In the end, the pain of being sick ended up being a blessing in disguise.  In no way could i imagine my getting sick as the foundation for obtaining my PhD.

As Christians, we are always in line to receive God’s graces.  What we need to realize is that the way we receive God’s grace is not always in a manner we think it should be.  We will always go through obstacles in our lives but with the Lord in your life it is very possible that hose obstacles will in reality be the blessing you are praying for!!!

In his name we live,

PJ

Do you worry about life?

I wrote this in 2005.  This was a time when i was just starting to get back into a relationship with the lord.  I have always known him.  But just like any other person who has walked on the face of the earh, as I got older, I prayed and talked to him less and less.  In 2005, life started to be real.  I got married, started a family, bought a house, etc. etc.  Then something happened that made me a nervous wreck.  I couldnt eat, sleep, interact with anyone.  I was a shell of myself.  I then started to wrtie my feelings on paper.  It was soothing but still the sleepless nights came.  It was then I asked my wife (girlfriend at the time to go to church with me).  At church, I never felt so alive.  How could i be so dumb and not allow myself these feelings for so long!!!

Sometime after thatr visit, I wrote this on my journal.  I don’t remember exactly what i was feeling at the moment, but reading it still has a comforting effect on my soul.  I do remember writing this after meditating on what God would be saying to me if we were face to face.

 

Please son, do not worry in life.

Always trust me, even though I am not in sight.

Problems & troubles continue to arise,

temptations & sin comes always as a surprise.

Remember that life is not always easy,

My son Jesus is the perfect example.

They laughed, hurt, & lied to him;

Yet, his love was endless and still.

He died on the cross for all of Man’s sins.

When the devil attacks you;

He will come at you from different angles.

Just remember to trust me;

And soon you’ll be in greener pastures.

I will never leave your side.

You are my son.

Surely a father always watches his son.

So tell me all your worries & worry no more.

7/13/2005

 

I know its not perfect.  But it did its job in showing me God’s love that day.  It shows me God’s love even now.  I pray that it will help out somebody out there as well.

 

In Jesus Name,

AMEN

This moment of clarity.

Thank you father for granting me a moment of clarity.  Tough I do not deserve anything I have, you have blessed me 100 times more than i truly deserve.  I am humble and ashamed. I lie, cheat, steal, break your commandments on an everyday basis, YET YOU ARE STILL THERE.  How great is your love that you would tolerate my actions!!!  My moment of clarity is that i now fully understand what you expect from me.  I have taken from you , without  giving back.  I have tremendous gifts and abilities, yet i do not use it to glorigy your name.

2011 is the year I glorify your name. This is going to be an amazing journey.  Through God anything is possible.  What surprises will be awaiting me on this journey.  I ask that you pray for me.  Pray that i may do my share in bring people to Jesus

 

In his name I live,

 

AMEN