Showing posts with label Musings of the Chair. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Musings of the Chair. Show all posts

A Very Tiring Week

My first week here at UP is beyond description. It drained me already. I can't believe how fast time flies. But God's faithfulness still shone ever brightly in the midst of everything. I even feel ashamed for having so little faith in Him and for being a constant worrier.

God is impressing this verse in my heart right now:

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

-Philippinas 4:6-7

I really need to trust God more. I know that He works out all things for the good of all those who love Him. But for some reason, I find it difficult to stay still and follow His leading.

I think I'm doing things on my own too much again. I need to find that sweet and quiet spot where only I and God will meet. I need to feel His presence envelope me like the sweet, fresh air in the morning.

I want to be right where He wants me to be. For now I am thankful for He gave me the strength to survive this week. I've had worse weeks, but I praise Him for He continues to tell me, "Pau, remember that I'm still in control."

Thank you, Lord! Amen.

The year that WAS

John 14:1-2
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.

This is the message of God for me in 2009. In the face of uncertainty, my Lord spoke to me in different circumstances. He showed me my faults, the hidden sins in my life and gave me the strength to let go and to trust in Him completely.

I learned to pray harder in 2009. I saw several miracles from God, answered prayers and changed lives-- evidences of the Divine looking after His sons and daughters here on earth.

God also showed me where to place several pieces of my life. He held my hand and pulled me back to see the bigger picture. Now I understand why I had to go through everything I experienced last year.

I learned to care for people more. I understood what it meant to love unconditionally. Though I am imperfect and my love will remain a pale comparison to Christ's, I had a glimpse of agape.

2009 taught me the urgency to share Christ. It showed me that more than anything, people needed Jesus in their lives. I learned to trust in God's leading. I learned to share Jesus more. I understood what Paul meant when he wrote, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel for it is the power of God for the salvation of all those who believe."

I praise God for the people He brought into my life. I am thankful for the teachers, disciplers, disciples, and family He gave me. They filled my heart with joy and reminded me of God's design for fellowship.

I grew last year. In some respect I had to force myself to grow. I longed for my past mentors, but God tore me from them that I might learn dependence in Him. There were tears that rolled down my cheek. There were nights of extreme despair. But in all these I understood what God meant when He said, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you."

There are wounds that remain. There are people I miss dearly. This will be carried on through 2010. But I remind myself that in 2009 God answered a two-year-old prayer for deliverance. I saw a miracle when God opened the door for me and invited me to step into freedom.

I continue to pray for the dearest people in my heart. I know there will be nights and days of uncertainty but the faithfulness of my God is my reminder. It wasn't my strength that enabled me to withstand the turbulence of the past year. All along, God was shielding me, encouraging me, helping me. I made it this far with Christ. I pray that He'll use me even more this year for His glory.

An Encouragement for 2010

Note: You may read the letters for all the dorms, or you may choose to read the letter specifically for your dorm. Just remember to read the post script at the end of the post :)
I have decided to write letters for the different Fellowships in DCF. Consider these my words of encouragement for you, brothers and sisters.

Ipil Christian Fellowship

I praise God for all of you my brothers in ICF. I can say that God really used you to minister to me, to teach me about spiritual growth, and ultimately, Christian Leadership. Though I was an outsider, placed by God into your fellowship, you did not hesitate to receive me. With open-arms you took me and cared for me. For this, I will forever praise our God.

It is my prayer for you, brothers, that as my days of stay in UP near their end, that you will learn to teach the younger ones in the fellowship. It is my prayer that you will not fall from Jesus, but continue on proclaiming His name to all the dormers in Ipil.

Trust me, the Lord will not leave You. He is faithful to me, He is to you. Trust in Him and learn from His Word. Though many of you are still young in the faith, fear not, for God is the one who empowers believers. Ahead are trials and persecutions, but take my word, these are nothing compared to the all-surpassing love,
grace and mercy of our Lord.

Consider, then, the vineyard in Ipil. May you never falter. May you never wither. May y
our lips continue to spread the message of salvation, and may you learn to truly love one another in Christ.

Yakal Christian Fellowship

I praise God for how you have stood firm in the face of pain and suffering. My heart groans with yours at the challenges faced by your fellowship. But I praise God because I know He will display His glory in the circumstances you are in now. Despite the dwindling number and commitment, I encourage you to trust in Him who provides all these.

Never fear. Though brothers and sisters fall away, know that this is not your battle. This is God's
and it has already been won. I know the frustration and the anxiety, but trust me when I say the molding begins with these. Allow God to turn you into the vessels that will bring glory to Him.

I urge you to pray for one another. I urge you to never leave out anyone in the fellowship. I know how difficult it is to deal with one another's differences, but look at our Savior and learn from Him. He was everything for everyone. May you also be everything to all He has given you in the fellowship.

There may be uncertainties in the future, but trust in God. He is sovereign. Whatever He allows will ultimately bring good to you and glory to His name. I urge You to continue sharing the Truth. Remember that the number is not your purpose, it is the sharing of the Gospel.

The fellowship may crumble, brothers and sisters may leave, but as long as the Truth is spread in every wing, corridor and room, you have given God's name glory. Pray that the message may be used by God to lead people to Him. Pray that the burden and emptiness be amplified in every heart that they may seek Him, above all.

I am concerned with a number of brothers and sisters in your fellowship. May you remember to be loving to one another. Spread yourself out for one another. Encourage one another and challenge one another. Carry one another's burden.
And never be afraid to correct with love.

Molave Christian Movement

History will show that God has used your fellowship to train leaders in DCF. We do not know why He allowed your number to dwindle or your fellowship to go through this challenge. What we do know is His faithfulness. Dear MCMers, you may all be young in your faith. You may feel left out and alone because your ates and kuyas are not with y
ou. But I pray that more than anchoring yourselves on men, anchor yourselves on God.

I am sorry because we cannot be with you in Molave. It is my burden to be with you, but I failed to sort out things to be with you inside the dorm. I am sorry if you feel left out or if you feel distant. But know this, you are being prayed for.

I urge you to grow in your walk with Christ. Praise God for young as you are He has given you the opportunity to lead. Trust in God. Thank Him for He is teaching you in your early years. May you never lose heart for the ministry. May you never feel this a burden, but always a joy, an offering before our God.

If you ever feel downcast or tired, draw near to Him and ask for strength. Know also that your ates and kuyas are ready to help you in anything. May you stand firm in the faith. I long to see your fellowship vibrant, growing and spreading the Truth in the years to come.

Kalayaan Christian Fellowship

Kalbrig, I praise God for you. The twinkle in your eyes and the passion in your hearts remind me of Christ's commitment. You have been a source of joy for me. Your every question, your every concern, your every trouble, they remind me that I am a Kuya to you.

You have gone through a painful year with the dwindling of KalCF. You have been through challenges and uncertainties. But I affirm you all for your love for Christ, and your undying desire to serve Him. You may have felt tired and lost, but I affirm how you have continuously walked with Him.

The years to come will be more difficult. You will all face this cycle all over again. But be still and know that God is with you. He will let His name be known through you. Remember that you are but managers of your ministry. You do not own it, you have been entrusted with it. Thus, you must seek strength and direction only from Him.

To the KalCFers,

You do not know how much I have prayed for you. I once came to the point where I felt God was not listening, but I realized one thing. His delight is not in the multitude of members present in the fellowship but in the growth of all those He has given.

It is my prayer that you grow in Christ. It is my desire that you seek Him more, know Him more and draw closer to Him this new year. I will be graduating soon, but even if you will have one less Kuya, know that you have an everlasting God who will never leave you.

I am sorry if I had been complacent. I am sorry if I have not really given myself to KalCF in the first part of the academic year. I now know that my attitude contributed to the challenges faced by the fellowship. But I praise God for He has taught me well. Now, despite the trials and pains, I am stronger and I know how to care for and love people more.

I was once a KalCF and I can confidently say that the Ates and Kuyas who gave themselves to teach the younger ones impacted my life greatly. Pray with me that we may be the Ates and Kuyas to you as Jesus was to His disciples.

Ilang-Ilang Christian Fellowship

I praise God always whenever I remember what He has done in Ilang. He has raised leaders to be the foundations of the fellowship. At the same time He called believers together to be one with Him.

I rejoice whenever I hear amazing stories of God’s work in Ilang. This coming year will be a challenge for you. Maelen’s absence will surely teach a number of you to stand up for the younger ones. Fear not for God equips those whom He calls.

Remember that your work in the fellowship is but dust compared to the leading of God’s Spirit in the hearts of your dormmates. Thus, my prayer is that you be more sensitive to Him. Learn to quiet your hearts, to listen to that small, still voice from God. He will surely be with you and bless you in all that you do for His glory.

Many of your ates will be graduating this sem. As much as we desire to stay with you longer, to teach and care for you, we can’t. But in our physical absence, know that we pray and remember you always. I will be challenging your ates to encourage you to be more intimate with Christ above all.

Do not be afraid of the changes that will come. Remember that God is always at work, teaching all believers to walk more closely with Him. Never claim the success of any endeavor as you own, but bring them all back to the one true source—God Himself.
This new year, grow in Christ. Remember to pray for one another. Do not be afraid to approach your ates and kuyas for help. They are always ready to be of service to you for the glory of our Lord.

Sampaguita Christian Fellowship

I know you have been through a difficult start. We did not expect God to bring a number of YCFers to Sampa to reignite the fellowship in this dorm. I saw how you prayed for commitment and unity. I saw how you cried to God for help over and over again.

Now, I rejoice for your fellowship is growing. I praise God for He has brought younger ones to you. Know that God desires that you be the spiritual ates of those He gives you. It is now more urgent than ever to learn to the meaning of surrender. This fellowship is not ours, it is God’s. He can work mightily through us if we learn to obey His leading.

I encourage you then to step out of your comfort zones and to sacrifice for the Lord. I am aware of the many things we juggle in UP, but remember that our purpose in the greater plan of God does not end in this university. It begins here. Thus, my prayer is that you learn to value the Great Commission as much or even greater than the worries of this world.

Know that God will bring you to a situation where you can glorify Him best. This may not be what you desire but it is what’s best. Thus, remember to trust in Him and to offer the works of your hands at the foot of your cross.

You tread a path full of challenges in Sampa. But remember how God worked through the apostles in the proclamation of the message of salvation. They were not the ones who changed the people, the Spirit did. I encourage you then to pray that the Spirit will saturate the dormitory, that God will call people to Him.

The unity you have with other Christian groups is also encouraging. This reveals that despite the diversity of practices we are all one in Christ. I pray that the example you have set will be an encouragement your brothers and sisters in the other dorms.

God bless you!

Kamia Christian Fellowship

I rejoice with you with God's work in Kamia. Only las year, there is no fellowship in your dormitory, but now we witness a growing number of believers gathering to bring glory to God.

I continue to encourage you to seek the Spirit's leading in your plans as a fellowship. Pray for obedience that you may truly bring God the glory He deserves.

Know that you are in my prayers. I appreciate the zeal of your fellowship in reaching out to the dormers of Kamia. I also rejoice because of the unity you have with other Christian organizations inside the dorm. Truly, you exemplify the unity Jesus desired for all believers.

This new year, I encourage the younger members of your fellowship to grow more in Christ. Pray that the Lord will give you wisdom in facing the challenges ahead. There will be a umber of ates graduating this year. I pray, then, that God will give you the strength to stand up in leadership.

Do not be afraid of greater responsibilities. Know that God's equipping is more than enough for all those He calls to lead His people. Remember Moses. Know that it is God's power, not your abilities and strengths that matters. I pray that He will touch those He is calling for leadership. At the same time, I pray that He will give you the grace to obey.

Continue to be the salt and light in Kamia. Share Christ! Live out your Christianity!

God bless you!

I share niyo ang link na ito sa lahat ng DCFers na kilala niyo.
And sa lahat ng makakabasa, text me that I may know you've read it. :)

God bless you!

With Friends Once More

I just came from the birthday celebration of the first girl I courted. It was a wonderful time of reconnecting with old friends. A lot has changed and I can't help but wonder why I chose to leave them behind.

Still, I praise God for the time I spent with them. I surely missed these guys. I'm looking forward for the next reunion, maybe next year or so. I'm also glad to have shared the Gospel to one of my friends. It was purely God's work for the questions she threw were questions I knew how to answer. God made me remember and He gave me the right words at just the right time.

My heart is burning with passion right now. I want what I'm doing. I want to share Christ. I want to go out and care for people. I want to help the lost, to love them like how Jesus did. I thank God for giving me this passion. I'm eager to finish college and to start full-time ministry.

I know I haven't prayed much about this, but the desire is so great, even greater than my desire to pursue journalism. The zeal is growing stronger and stronger everytime I think about it, or everytime I live it out.

Oh, how I long to be fully in the service of my Savior. I really hope and pray that the Holy Spirit will lead me to the right decisions. There is another ministry I'm considering. For now I can't disclose it, but I know God can use me mightily in it. I really have to pray about these things, seriously.

It's amazing how a single party will affirm and confirm my passion to serve God. I pray that He will honor this desire and enable me to obey. I long to see my friends all kneeling before the throne of the Father, worshiping Him in spirit and in truth. And I long for my family to also belong in the family of God. These are the great prayers of my heart, and I know God will answer them according to His glory and will.

All praises to Him.

Sunset Music Team

I can't remember the last time we went out as a team. It may have been in my third year or so. But last Saturday, our Church's music team met over lunch which extended to the afternoon merienda. We had fellowship over food.

I know it's not my duty to call for a gathering of the team. After all, I'm not the head. I'm simply a member who loves music, but can't play or sing. It was a hard decision to make. I'm afraid to offend Kem because of my enthusiasm, but because he didn't call for a year-ender and I miss the fellowship, I did. It's just sad that he didn't make it.

Ate Jac was first to arrive at KFC in Technohub. I came next. Then, an hour later, Ate Jana arrived all the way from her apartment in Manila. She was earlier than Mich and Jet who were staying in Sampaguita Residence Hall (grin).

By the time Jet and Mich arrived, Ate Jac and I had already gobbled our Chicken Burger, and were ready for the next meal. In short, I pigged out, but I enjoyed it.

We talked about everything. The Music Team, the Church, DCF, the Lantern Parade, Babaylan and a lot more. We had one heart when we said we wanted the Music Team to be once more a fellowship. Not that it's no longer a fellowship now, but certain changes and circumstances drew it farther from God. That's just what I feel, though. Everyone's busy now and the commitment's low. We seldom have devotions or practices. Song Leaders no longer have the time to prepare.

I'm making myself clear when I say I'm blaming no one. But it makes me sad to see the Music Team in its state now. So many people left the ministry. I find it difficult to cope with the challenges because of the rigid transition. I wanted to be trained more, but nobody's there to train.

Still I praise God for He made me realize something. Leaders need to be visionaries. When God calls you to lead, you must look at your office as a stepping stone of the future. You must never build the ministry for your self but for the people after you. Investment is the key.

But sometimes, even the best investors fail when they walk out of God. So, it's really Him who directs all ministry. I know this is cliche to Christians. But it's never too easy to do it. If it were, then all ministry should have been successful.

Our bonding time ended around five in the afternoon. Ate Jac and I went with Ate Steffi to buy her ticket to Baguio. I enjoyed the experience, but I wish we were complete.

Dec 22 Prayer


I praise You for the new day! I lift my hand and bring glory to Your name for You have given me another day to serve You. It is my prayer, Lord, that You teach me to walk closely with You. Give me the strength to endure the lingering memories of a past I cannot seem to let go. Empower me with Your Spirit that I may live up to the cost of my salvation-- Your very life.

Father, I offer to You my weaknesses. I lay at the foot of Your cross the uncertainties that plague me and tear me. Show me, Lord, that You are God and You are in control. Cradle me in Your hands and calm the raging storm in me. I am but Your servant, but I know how much You love me.

Thank You, Lord, for the challenges. Thank You for showing me the Truth and for teaching me to accept You. I come before You, then, praying that You give me more compassion to the lost. Give me also the strength to care for my brothers and sisters. Show me the way to You. Teach me to help people get to know You more and more. Teach the love You have shown on the cross.

I love You, Lord. Protect those whom I love. Bring him back to You! Amen.

A Few Things


My Laptop's back! Welcom eisenstein RR :) I missed you soooooo much. Huggg..... :) My files are okay. :P


I'm sick. I have runny nose and fever. I'm not feeling so good. My eyes hurt as well. Ohhhhh this is going to be a tough break/


I miss my exec. :) del.jet.mike.dads.tina.dar.maelen.donna.kath.ze.arn.diana.mike.mich :)


I'm spiritually troubled. I'm bothered and frustrated. I feel this way whenever I try to remember things. You see, I can't understand why people act the way they do. It's weird how they can say one thing and act otherwise. It just makes me feel so frustrated.

I feel ugly.

I'm excited to study but because I'm not feeling well I can't. At least I managed to bring all the materials I need. :)


heaven :)

A Verse on Salvation

1 Corinthians 1:18

Verse 18 is pegged on verse 17 where Paul explained that the cross, Jesus Christ, is the source of salvation not humanity’s wisdom. It is not in the ability of the speaker sharing the Good News; it is the Good News itself that changes men and women.

Paul asserts in this verse that the “message of the cross” which can be the teaching about Jesus, His death and resurrection and the salvation by grace through faith, is “foolishness,” absurdity, or silliness to people who are perishing.

In other Bible translations, “are perishing” which is in present progressive is rendered in the present perfect. Basically, the tenses tell us that the action, though it happened in the past, continues to the present. Originally, this part of Paul’s letter highlights the certainty of death and judgment. Those who do not have Christ are sure to suffer eternal punishment. That is why the action continues to the present.

Those who are perishing refer to men and women who refuse to acknowledge Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. They are those who do not have a personal relationship with Christ. Remember that Christ’s invitation is an invitation of relationship. He calls everyone to know Him more. The first step, which is usually the most difficult, is repentance, the acknowledgement of one’s sinfulness and the turning away from darkness to light.

The message of salvation means nothing to such people. They may even laugh at and ridicule the bearers of the message. This is true then and it is very true now. But I believe what exists today is more of apathy to the message. People are simply uninterested. They think such topics are null, mindless and stupid. Without even analyzing the facts, they easily conclude that faith, Jesus, and salvation are only for the “religious.” These things have no room in a modern, scientific and empirical world.

This is a sad reality. However, in the same verse Paul said the same message is viewed by “those who are being saved” as the “power of God.” Those who are saved here refer to men and women who are delivered from the penalty of sin which is eternal death (Romans 6:23). They are those who have accepted Jesus as personal Lord and Savior by grace through faith and are slowly walking with Him into Christlikeness.

The verb may appear to suggest that salvation is a process. That it is not received in a one-time-big-time event. To misread the verse as such can strip the cross of its power. In fact, some use the verse to argue that salvation—being a process—is attained when good works are done. Is salvation a process?

Yes and no. To answer this, I will be a bit technical. Salvation in its fullness is viewed in three events—justification, sanctification and glorification. Our real issue is the first event which justification or the rendering of a verdict on a person as not guilty because it’s as if the person has not sinned.

Justification is the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. It is the most important for non-believers because it is here that they are ushered into the family of God. When one is justified, he or she is saved though still in a corrupted and fallen body. Justification gives the gift of eternal life, that is, a person is assured of eternal fellowship with God the moment he or she dies.

In Romans, Paul is focused on justification whenever he talks about salvation. If one is not justified, he or she cannot be sanctified much more glorified. Sanctification happens only to Christians. It is the continuous work of the Holy Spirit, molding a person into Christlikeness. It is the sanctification aspect of salvation that is a process. However, a person is already saved even before sanctification begins as long as he or she is justified.

Glorification will happen when Jesus Christ comes again. It is here when all believers are made perfect in and with God.

It is clear that justification is by grace through faith. Several passages in Romans show this. One such example is Romans 3:23-24: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus…”

What is the implication of justification and salvation as something acquired by grace through faith in Jesus? Simple. This tells us that everyone, in the eyes of God deserves to suffer eternal damnation because this is the righteous punishment for sins (Rom 6:23). Because all have sinned (Rom 6:23) all must suffer eternal death.

However, the Good News is this: By God’s grace and love, He sent Jesus Christ to be the substitute for our sins. Jesus became the perfect sacrifice because He never sinned (Hebrews 4:15). His death satisfied the required punishment for sin. He died for us, so that we may live. He rose from the dead after three days for sin is not in Him, thus, death does not have a hold on him either.

By putting one’s faith in this revealed Truth, one is justified. It is grace (undeserved gift) and faith (trust and belief in Jesus) and nothing more, not good works, not religion, not philosophy. “For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourself, it is the gift of God. Not by works so that no one can boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).”

No matter how many good things you have done as long as you have no personal relationship with Jesus, salvation cannot be given to you. Good works are products of salvation for Christians. Those who try to use such as means will never attain salvation because of sin. Good works do not nullify sin. Sin is sin. It stays on the record. The Bible is clear that death is the only just equivalent of sin. God never said good works will negate sin. Besides, if one decides to pursue God by human effort, what God requires is perfection. Perfection here includes sinlessness. This can never be for sinful humanity.

Paul showed that for people who are saved and walking closely with Christ, the message of the cross is the “power of God.” It is such first because God’s Word changed them, plucked them from darkness to light. Second, it is through this message that they too can be channels or instruments for the spread of the Good News. Those who are saved hold on to this message and eagerly spread it. But those whose eyes remain closed find it either confusing or void.

Do you also want to view the message of the cross as the Power of God? If yes, say a little prayer. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner and ask for forgiveness. Invite Him into your heart and ask Him to help you walk with Him, to get to know Him more and to mold you into Christlikeness.

If you have prayed and asked God to enter into your life, you have made the first step. You have sought Him and He will surely answer. You have started a relationship with God. It will be long but one worth-taking. Amen.

Remembering Sta. Clara

AS some of my friends opted to go to Marikina, I am stuck in the dorm, praying for their safety. The recent events brought back memories of my flashflood experience last year. Read it here.



Cover my friends with Your protection.

A letter of support

To all DCFers,

This is once more the time of the year when DCF sends a team to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We acknowledge the great work ahead, but at the same time, we are joyful because we know that our God is faithful. We are but His tools and He is the Craftsman.

We ask you to labor with us in prayer for the preparations and the actual missions trip. We are excited because of the great privilege He has given us to be in the front line of the mission field.

This year, we will be sending a 30-member team to Infanta, Quezon to sow seeds, share the Gospel and to minister to students and residents of the community.

20 students and alumni will come from DCF and the Diliman Campus Bible Church. The remaining 10 members will be from Southern Luzon State University - Lucban. 

They are the fruits of DCF's Missions Trip in Lucban, Quezon in 2004. Praise God for those whom Jesus touched through us then are now our partners in the Great Commission.

We are posting updates at The prayer requests and praise items are uploaded there every week.

We also acknowledge our need for financial aid as we raise Php 60,000 to cover the expenses of the entire trip. As early as now, we are joyful and grateful for those who have already pledged help for the ministry. And as early as now, we are expressing thanks for those who will help in our fund raising activity.

At the same time, we are also planning to have a garage sale to raise funds. As such, we are also accepting clothes, bags, shoes, belts, books or anything which can be used for the garage sale.

You may contact our Finance Head, Zerah Mae Largo at 09186795586 or our Evan Head, Maridel Exconde at 09286548206.

You may also channels your support through our Philippine National Bank (PNB) savings account. Please inform our Vice Chair for Finance for any deposit made for the missions trip.


Account Number: 275 – 599367 – 3

PNB UP Diliman Branch

Thank you and God bless you!!!

DCF, 2009-2010


I pause for a while in prayer....

Oh Lord,

I thank you for your Love. I praise you for you are in control. You continue to surprise me; you give me joy in my sadness.

Father, what more can I ask now that I have you?

Forgive me for sometimes I stray. Forgive me for my heart is still unforgiving, still unyeilding. Lord, teach me to Love people more. Teach me to live a life that is truly pleasing to you. Teach me to live out my Christianity.

Oh, Lord, I lift up to you my pains. I lift up to you my fears. You are never far away from me, this I know. But Lord, remind me. Lord, continuously teach me.

Father, I pause and say this prayer with humility in my heart and praises in my lips. You are great Oh, Lord, the same before, today and tomorrow.

I lift to you everything and also ask that you guard my heart and my mind. Cradle me in your arms Oh, Lord, never let me go.

Lord, I also lift to you the people I love. All of them. Those who are near and those who are far. Protect them Oh, Lod. To those who do not know you yet, use me to show them who you are. Use me to express your love to them.

To those who do know you, teach me to minister to them as a brother. Teach me to be more patient and truly loving. Father, I lift to you the silent prayer of my heart, this which I have been lifting up for the longest time. You know it Lord, and I trust you. Teach me patience, Lord. 

Love... Teach me true love, Lord. Amen.


Today, my 2nd semester finally ended. After three months of sleepless nights, rantings, heartaches and worries, the semester is finally closing. Praise God for His grace. Praise God for His love.

In a few minutes, I will be riding home to San Fernando for five days of rest and spiritual retreat. I really need to straighten my path, of course, with His help. The end of the semester drained me of my wits and energy. With group works demanding so much time and effort, I struggled to balance my academic life and ministries. I admit, I lost track these past weeks, and it's only now that I'm regaining sight of that cross where His blood was spilled. I miss Him so much. I miss the intimate moments we had together, the quiet times when I cried out my worries and anxieties in prayer and He answered with encouraging words from the Bible. I miss those times. I pray that I'll be able to have those times once more this summer.

Speaking of summer. Today, I also received my beat assignment for the internship and it's in the farthest corner of NCR-- SOuthern police district (Paranaque, Pasay, Makati, LAs Pinas, Muntinlupa, Taguig and Pateros) My first reation was, "What!? I don't even know how to get there. Oh no."

This summer is going to be a big adventure. Please pray with me as I struggle to balance my acad life and my leadership role in DCF, not to mention my love story with JEsus. :) These will be all for His Glory!!!! Amen.!!!

Praises to our God

Another semester has passed and I praise God for His faithfulness despite my unfaithfulness. I confess that I had been too proud and independent during the trying times of this semester. However, God's mercy and His unfailing love continue to bring me to my knees in humble surrender to His Cross.

All praises and glory be to Him only and always. Amen. Thank you, Lord.

Musings of the Chair

I have finally found the time to write once again. And I have also mustered enough courage to commit to writing at least one post a day (Thanks to Kuya Lance). I have decided to chronicle my everyday as chairperson of DCF, as an aspiring journalist and most especially as a Christian.

From this day on, I will be posting entries under these three broad categories and pray that these will help me keep my track.