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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

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