Who is God? (Part III)

This is the last installment of my compiled Facebook timeline posts for the month of June 2012. You can visit the Part I for the reasons why I created these posts, and you can also check out the 2nd installment here.

June 21, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is the SUSTAINER.

“You will drink from the brook, and I have ordered the raven to feed you there.” – 1 Kings 17: 4 

Elijah didn’t beg for food but the ravens fed him because God provided for him. This verse reminded me that it never reach a point that I beg food from my mom, she just gives me all I need because I am her daughter. How much more God, our father in heaven? He is our provider, the Jehovah Jireh. We don’t need to beg. We just have to worship Him not just to ask but to claim that He has provided.

Lord, I thank you that I don’t need to be a beggar for I am a princess in your eyes. Thank you Lord for being my Sustaining King.

June 22, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the UNDEFEATED COMPETITOR.

“Then you call on the name of your God, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The God who answers by fire – he is God.” – 1 Kings 18:24

This is the very first time I have encountered this verse from the Bible, though I have been into Bible studies since I was 3, God never fails to continuously reveal His “Awesomeness” to me, daily. Today, I was so amazed in this story about Elijah when he competed with the gods of the people of Ahab, in the name of his God. Indeed only ours and Elijah’s God prevailed because there is no other gods but Him. He never lose in any battles nor competitions, for He is a God of victory.

June 23, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the SILENT WHISPERER.

“After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.” – 1 Kings 19: 12

People talk in whispers when gossiping, when the topic is confidential, or when in places wherein it is not allowed to talk in normal voices like in the librarY. We have different reasons why we speak discreetly.

I, myself, loved to talk in whispers with close friends when we talk about our lives, secrets, and plans. But today, God revealed himself to me as someone who also speaks in whisper. With this, I felt so excited to listen to that still small voice of God. I’m so thrilled about the words that He will be going to say to me, be it a command, a reprimand, or His plans and purposes, or whatever it is. I’m just sooooo excited. And so my prayer is that I may be able to distinguish His whisper from the noise of this world.

June 24, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the ORCHESTRATOR OF PERFECT HAPPINESS.

 Jews got relief from their enemies, and … their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration.” – Esther 9:22

I used to be a cry-baby. People say I’m tough, but I easily cry. This past few months, I found myself asking God for tears. Why? Because I can’t cry. Before, I used to cry to let go of the sadness, the hurts, disappointments, and burdens; but when I knelt at the cross, I can’t cry anymore. I asked my sisters if I’m still normal that no matter how hurt I am, I can’t cry. They just say, “Di bagay sa’yo umiyak.” Then God reminded me that I used to cry because I’m weak, but now that I surrendered everything to Him, it is not me anymore but Him. I am now overjoyed by His presence, His message, His comfort, and His love.

June 25, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the HOLDER OF SATAN’S REINS.

“The Lord said to Satan, ‘Very well, then, everything he has in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.’ Then Satan went out to the presence of the Lord.” – Job 1: 12

I super love Job, for he is one of my favorite characters in the Bible and as I read his story again today, this verse did made me smile. How come Satan spare Job’s life? Well, Satan obeyed God. Funny, but he did not touch Job’s life because God said so. Indeed, God has power over Satan. But then another thought came to me, if Satan (the most evil and disobedient being) was able to do what God said, what more us, the children of God? God holds and owns everything. If we only recognize His authority and His greatness in our lives, then it would be easy to obey.

June 26, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a REWARDER OF THE FAITHFULS.

“The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the first.” – Job 42: 12

God allowed Satan to take away all the possessions of Job, his everything, but Job kept his faith. Job questioned God, but in his questionings, he honors God. I always say that I am afraid to experience what God did to Job, but God reminds me that when He takes something away it is because He will surely give more. In nothingness, Job kept his faith. And in his faith, he receives everything.

If God is with me, I will never have nothing; because God is my everything. ♥

June 27, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is my REFUGE.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.” – Psalm 18: 2

When I was a little girl, every time Mamang scolds me, I usually go under my bed and cry myself to sleep. As I was growing up, I hid myself under my blanket and cry. When a friend of mine died, as I was traveling home, I couldn’t help myself but cry inside the bus. I only had my jacket with me that time so I covered my face with my jacket and cried so hard.

But today, God reminded me that He is my refuge, the one who comforts me better than my bed and blankets. With this, I know I can cry and seek refuge anytime; because He is with me whenever and wherever.

June 28, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is my SHEPHERD.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” -Psalm 23:1,6

I could not ask for more, His love is more than enough. A shepherd won’t lead the sheep into harm, he always leads them to the green pasture. A sheep is only lost when they lose sight of the shepherd, but fixing my eyes on the shepherd and following his path, I know I’m on the right track.

And so I sing, “Where you go, I’ll go. Where you’ll stay, I’ll stay. When you, I’ll move. I will follow.”

June 29, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the COUTURIER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS. 

“For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness…” – Isaiah 61: 10

As a girl I always love dresses and accessories. It takes a week for me to decide what to wear on events or even just for my daily outfit. But today God reminded me that He has given me something to wear every day and that is the garments of salvation and robe of righteousness in Christ. With this, I don’t have to worry about what others will say about my attire, for it is God who gave these things to me. This outfit can never be found in lookbook or any fashion magazines but in Christ Jesus alone.

June 30, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is the SOURCE OF ETERNAL LIFE. 

“God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3: 16

This verse is already planted in my brain since I was in grade school, this has been one of the most famous verse in the Bible, and so God reminded me of this verse today, saying even if the decay rate algorithm of Spiderman exist, He is still the only one who could me a life that is never ending in Christ. Christ is the greatest equation, in Him I was transformed in His image and likeness, not into a giant lizard but into a princess, the daughter of the King of Kings.

I hope you learn from my Facebook timeline posts, and be inspired to make your Facebook posts worth to be liked by your grandkids.


Who is God? (Part II)

Here’s the 2nd installment of my Facebook timeline posts for the month of June 2012. Check out the Part I here.

June 11, 2012

Today, God revealed himself to me as the GREATEST AVENGER.

“The Lord said to Moses ‘Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. After that, you will be gathered to your people.'” – Numbers 31:1, 2

“If we can’t protect the earth, you can be damn well sure we’ll avenge it.” -Iron Man

Reading Your word today Lord made me realize that You are the greatest Avenger. God you are greater than any Avenger, because in Your name Your people won countless battles. Indeed You put favor to Your people, and whoever hurts them can never escape Your vengeance. I’m not an Israelite, but You said through Your words that I am Your daughter and that I believe no one can harm me because You are my protector, but even if they could, still You will avenge me.

June 12, 2o12

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the and ONE AND ONLY.

“Acknowledge and take heart to this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.”  -Deuteronomy 4:39

Many people who fell in love said, “I found the One.” But, when I met you God and fell in love with you day by day, I know there is no one in this earth that could ever make me say that they are the one because for me You are my One and Only. The One who completes me, the One who could make me go head over heels, and the One who can make me feel so worthy to be loved.

Thank you Lord for simply being the One.

June 13, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as a TESTER OF TRUE LOVE.

“The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.” -Deuteronomy 13:3 

God’s exams doesn’t require sleepless nights of reviews nor dozens of books to memorize but simply a whole mind, heart, and soul. It may be hard to give our all, but the Lord God gives us everything. How could we deprived him of what is due for Him? Lord, you know how much I hate it when I commit mistakes during exams or quizzes. You also know that I was a grade conscious student before, and that I hated it when I just passed an exam rather than acing it. And, so I pray to you Lord God that when you test my love for you, I will maintain the attitude of consciousness and perfection that I may be able to pass and ace your tests. Lord, I know I’m not perfect but you perfect me with your love.

June 14, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the ONLY RULER.

“But Gideon told them, ‘I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you.'” – Judges 8:23 

Every night, I couldn’t count how many times Dong Yi repeatedly say, “Kamahalan” to her husband. While reading God’s words for me today, I just remembered Dong Yi’s respect and obedience to the King and to the rulers of her society. I asked myself, can I allow a man to rule over me like that? For now, the answer is a No. But, God said in His words that He is the ruler of my life,  so to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I say, “Rule over my life and let me worship and serve you, aking Kamahalan.”

“All of the earth is Yours. You’re my delight. You are Lord of all.”

June 15, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the CONSUMING FIRE.

“If I am a man of God,’ Elijah replied, ‘may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!’ Then the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.” -2 Kings 1:5 

As Miami Heat wins today and all the OKC fans were on heat against the Heat, God reminded me that I should also rejoice because He is the source of every heat. And, as the typhoon Butchoy come and bring coldness around, I am not afraid; for I know I will always be in heat because God’s love consumes me like a fire inside and out. His love is like a fire that burns deep within and brings eternal life, but the fury of the Lord also brings heat that could burn as alive.

June 16,2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the HEARER OF PRAYERS.

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him.” – 1 Samuel 1:27

Everywhere I go, I keep on hearing this line from a contagious song, “So Call me Maybe” then today God reminded me that He is a God without a number, and I don’t need to be crazy to call upon Him and get in touch with Him. He is always available, always ready to connect, and always listening to the calls and messages of those who call upon Him.

“Hey Don’t be lazy, He (God) has no number. But we can call Him daily!”

June 17, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a LATE NIGHT CALLER.

“One night… Samuel was lying in the temple of the Lord… then the Lord called Samuel.” – 1 Samuel 3: 2, 4

Last year, an unforgettable late night call made me cry, it is when my Architect friends called me at 1 am to greet me a “Happy Birthday”, they were all having a good time then but they never forget to make me feel special. I felt so loved by that one simple call. As I read God’s words for me today, I was reminded that God also makes calls daily, all we have to do is to answer. God calls us every time and anywhere not just to make us feel special and loved. He calls us because He wants to and because He is more than willing to talk to us. Samuel missed the call of God thrice, I missed His call countless times, but I thank the Lord for He never gives up calling.

Lord, I pray that as you call to me, give me listening ears to distinguish your voice from all the worldly noise and a humble mouth to answer.

June 18, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the RESOLUTE GOD.

“He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change.” – 1 Samuel 15:29

Being the eldest and having a sweet little brother who always makes himself pleasing to me so that he could convince me to do favors for him, I always find myself saying “Nauto na naman ako ng batang yun!” And, while reading God’s words for me today, He reminded me that He is unchanging that no matter how much I tried to please Him, I couldn’t change His mind for He is a resolute God. His plans will never change and all I have to do is to accept it even if it hurts. I could say that it’s unfair. As a sister I could change for my brothers but how about Him as my father but then it was also said in His words that He is not a man, He is God.

And so I couldn’t say more; instead, I’ll be like Jesus saying, “Let thy will be done, not mine.”

June 19, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is the PROTECTOR OF THE UNDERDOGS.

“David said to the Philistine,’You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defiled.'” – 1 Samuel 17:45 

There are 2 contradicting headlines today from PDI and PhilStar about China and Philippines and the unending issues of the Scarborough Shoal and it somehow created a tiny anxiety in me that when the giants make even a small move, how can we the little ones create a big counter move? But it was so amazing that God’s words for me today is a message of assurance as I read the story of David and Goliath again (for the nth time). He reminded me that He is the protector of the little ones and the ones who are right in His eyes.

Today, God also reminded me that the world will give us contradicting messages, but His words will be the same, the one we should listen and trust to. There will be no more anxiety if we put our trust in Him.

June 20, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the PROVIDER OF WISDOM.

“God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.”-1 Kings 4: 29 

Every day, as I enter my room and see my Graduation photo hanging on the wall together with my medals, trophies, and certificates that I received while I was studying, I could not help but smile it all reminds me of myself being one of the “brights” (bright is the Visayan term for smart) in class but not the nerd type, and the bibbo kid (bibbo kid means active) in school. And today, as I see all those things reminding me of my achievements somehow I could sense of pride inside me, but God revealed Himself to me today as the provider of wisdom and so the pride turns to humility as I accept the fact that all of this things comes from Him alone.

As humans our IQ’s are measurable, but Solomon (a human) had a wisdom that was immeasurable. I don’t need to ask why Solomon was favored because God’s word clearly said that He provided Solomon because he has asked, and so God will give us wisdom, if only we ask. ♥

To be continued... Part III

Who Is God? (Part I)

I attended an all-girls event last Friday for all the young girls in Grounded. The event is called True Beauty, and we were blessed to have Ms. Carla Bonifacio (Rica Peralejo) as one of our speakers. During the question and answer portion, a girl asked, “What can you say about those girls who post almost everything in Facebook and other social media sites?” Ms. Carla’s response is that if the post is worth seeing for a lifetime then let it be but if not, then why post it? She even mentioned that when you post something, it should be worth showing your future kids and grandchildren.  After the event, I checked my Facebook timeline, and I am happy to find out that some of it will be the first lessons I will teach my future sons.

Here are my Facebook posts for the month of June 2o12 – the month when I decided to empty my mind of my knowledge of who God is and allowed Him to reveal Himself to me not as a subject of my study but as my sole desire. Thanks to my NIV Bible, Zondervan for the 30-days-with-God guide for these daily devotions.

June 1, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a COVENANT MAKER.


“I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

– Genesis 9: 13

God never said that there will be no rains, storms, or floods, but He made the rainbow – a covenant that He will never give us anything more than we can bear. There will be light and colors in the darkness.  There is hope as God promised.

Thank you Lord for the tiny seed of hope that you gave; by faith and Your words, this hope grows.

June 2, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a THWARTER OF EVIL AMBITIONS.

“God did not allow the creation of the Tower of Babel because the desires of the people were for their own glory.” – Genesis 11:1-9

But even if God thwarts the evil desires, He also promised that He will give the desires of those who fear and put their delight in Him.

When an evil thing grows in us, let’s  ask God to pluck it out immediately. God knows the desires of our hearts, and only Him can give it to us. Whatever we desire, let’s pray that it will please the Lord.

June 3, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a WRESTLER.


“So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak…Then the man said, ‘Your name will not be Jacob but Israel because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.'” – Genesis 32:24, 28

Jacob  was a deceiver, a stubborn man, and a man who never gives up. When faced with God, he wrestled with Him, but when he knows he will never succeed, he surrendered.  Who can win over God? Like Jacob, no matter how determined we are to win, when God intrudes, we must learn to give up and surrender. Let God wins over us and let Him overcome not against us but with us , for God doesn’t want us to become victims but victors in Him.

June 4, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a PROVIDER OF ANSWERS.


“‘I cannot do it’, Joseph replied to Pharaoh, ‘but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires.’”

– Genesis 41:16

I may have a lot of How’s, Why’s, What’s, Who’s and When’s at this moment, but I count only on God for the answers. To have an open mind, an understanding heart, and listening ears are my desires to hear His answers. Yes, Google is handy, but God is unlimited. Google may feed me with knowledge, but not wisdom.

June 5, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is NOT FORGETFUL.

“God heard their groaning and He remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and with Jacob.” – Exodus 2:24

Indeed His promises are sweet, and with Him, we shall put our trust, keeping in mind and in faith that He will not forget all that He has promised.

June 6, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a PROTECTOR OF THE FAITHFUL.

The Shield

“When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door frame and they will passover that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.” – Exodus 12:23

The shield of Captain America seems good in battles, yet God is the only shield that could protect and cover us from all forms of evil and harm, not just with bullets and swords. God is the best shield and protector.

June 7, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a CATERER PAR EXCELLENCE.

“The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them, At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God’.” – Exodus 16:11,12

Every meal that we had eaten, it comes from God alone. Let us thank the Lord, for every food that comes in our mouths, and in exchange, let our mouth speaks of overflowing praises to Him. Let’s thank the Lord for being the best caterer not just of food but for everything that we need.

June 8, 2012

Today, God reminded me that He is a LAWGIVER.

“For I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” -Exodus 20:5,6

Let us thank the Lord for reminding us that He is not just a lawgiver but He is a just lawgiver, punishing those who disobeyed and loving those who keep His laws. Let us please Him with our words, thoughts, and actions as we keep and obey His commandments, so that He will not hate us and our next generation will be loved by Him.

June 9, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the PUNISHER OF REBELLION.

The punisher

“The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished…” – Numbers 14: 18

We could have sin day after day and not repent if we didn’t know that God punishes sinners, and so let’s thank the Lord because as He punishes the sinners, He also forgives those who repent. Punishment and forgiveness are two opposite things, yet He can give both. Indeed, there is no one like our God.

June 10, 2012

Today, God revealed Himself to me as the OPENER OF EYES.

“Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown.” – Numbers 22:31

 Our eyes aren’t blind, but if there are things that we couldn’t see clearly, let’s ask God to open our eyes to see. Let us see the directions that we have to take, the decisions and actions we have to make from His perspectives. Let’s thank the Lord for all the majestic and wonderful things that we have seen. May our eyes be blessed. May it be holy and pure, so that when we face God, we won’t be like Balaam. We won’t face down, but instead, we will have the confidence to see His glorious face.

To be continued... Part II