Steadfast Mercy

We are pressed down on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.  We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God.  We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering , our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.

1 corinthians 13!
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1 corinthians 13!

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IN LOVE part 2 ( digging deeper )

Today me and my friend KAT had this love-centered conversation. It was a good time just trying to squeeze more wisdom and love from Corinthians 13. If you have read about my previous “IN LOVE" post, i was talking about how "falling in love" isn’t all about  feeling good and getting butterflies in your stomach because of a certain person, falling into love is falling into an act of Patience & kindness, its all about falling into an attitude that perhaps we could call a CORINTHIANS 13 attitude. So now let’s go deeper into God’s love.

I think the “ LOVE " that was describe in Corinthians is the Perfect Love, a love that only comes from GOD. But then us who have received this love must strive in giving the same love for other people. We can never love perfectly, But if we allow God to hold our lives this kind of Love will just flow out of us naturally. So to give you a clearer perspective here’s 1 Corinthians 13 :4 -7:

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 it does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

In one way or another some of us will fall short in giving this kind of love. This kind of love talks about KINDNESS at its best description, its all about enduring, , waiting, striving, hoping, and just pure LOVING. So imagine how much God loves you, can you even imagine how much?

Ephesians 3:18 

18 May you have the power to understand , as all God’s people should, how wide, how long,how high and how deep His love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though its too great to understand fully.


His love for us surpasses everything in this earth and universe, His love for us goes beyond our understanding, His love GOES BEYOND 1 CORINTHIANS 13. His patience and kindness is wide and deep as well as His hope and Joy. No matter what we do we can never describe even a fraction of this LOVE. We are not capable to understand this in completely.  

So we could dig deeper and deeper but that wouldn’t be enough!

 But i suggest to have a part 3 to this post! :)


Seriously, I am getting old, i’m sixteen but i feel old. Its like pressure is building upon my shoulders right now, prompting me to run faster or i might not be able to finish the race. What happened to “FEELING YOUNG”?

Life is getting hard, its  confusing, exhausting and just head-breaking. If you think about all the things you have to do, all the things you could have done, all the things you want to do, you’ll cause your head to explode into bits. I mean, if you think about all the problems, the dreams, the desires, the do’s and the dont’s you wont be able to handle it all. No one would survive that.

This year i will be graduating from High school, i’m about to leave the high school years behind me and set forth into a more serious level of studying : COLLEGE. When i get to college i must have this strong desire to reach all my dreams so that i’ll be able to find a will to finish my studies. Sure enough that would be a big adjustment, when you realize that you can’t always have fun at the end of the day because you must put your mind into the days’ lesson. When you realize that the course you’ll be taking would direct your career for the rest of your life, when you realize that you just can’t skip class because your parents paid for every bit of it. That’s an adjustment.

Well for me, I just got accepted in one of our country’s most Prestigious universities. The University of the Philippines. They say when you pass the exam you grab it, you don’t let it go, you hold on to the opportunity. And yes, i was so happy when i saw my name on the list of the UPCAT passers, who ever knew an average student like me would pass the exam? only 4 students in our class passed the exam including me. Isn’t that an achievement? Yes it is, and i wont be able to pass that exam without GOD. I remember weeks before the test i prayed and said “ God could you please give me extraordinary wisdom and super knowledge on that day? even if just that day?”. Indeed it was my desire to passed that difficult exam, it was my dream to set foot into that university, i wanted to prove that i can do it, i’ll be able to finish my studies there, and when i get my diploma, the “University of the Philippines graduate" would be written all over me. 

If ever i’ll enroll to that school, i’ll be the only one amongst my siblings who will go away for college and leave home, i’ll be the only one who gets her diploma from a university so i’ll be the only one who’ll have to face college alone. But these things must not corrupt my mind, i must not be proud of myself, i must not let my desire take over God’s plans.

Before the day the results got posted online, without knowing that tomorrow will be the day i’ll be able to know if i passed or not, i prayed to GOD, i said: " God, i believe that you heard me pray that day, i believe that you gave me extraordinary wisdom and knowledge that day, and you know how i wanted to be in that school, But God, if its not for me help me accept your plans, if you dont want me there lead me to the school where i’ll shine for you, where i’ll live for you, where people will see your LIGHT through me, and where i’ll touch people’s lives." that was my prayer , those weren’t exactly the words, but that’s the thought.

For the past few days since i knew that i passed the exam i was so bothered like : “ God, did you let me pass the test because you wanted me there? God will i find myself there in few months time? God will i find my purpose in UP? God, is this for me?

Sure enough it bothered me, because i dont want to go if God doesn’t want me to. But see here, GOD answered my prayers for that day, God guided me and help me get through that five hours of taking the test, GOD gave me wisdom and knowledge, God was with me. And i thank Him for answering my prayer, He knew my heart’s desire, He knew my dreams, He knew it ALL! he gave my heart’s desire:

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalms 37:4)

My prayer is that He will lead me to a school where i’ll be able to find purpose, where i can do things for His glory, where i’ll know Him more, and where i’ll grow deeper into love and faith. I am still not sure where i’ll study when i get to college, but i know that where ever i land to it is because GOD wants me there, GOD has prepared it, GOD has plans, BIG PLANS.

" NO eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love HIM" (1 Corinthians 2:9)