In Love with You…

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Golden rays of sun-kissed my skin in a promising Sunday morning

Thoughts of You never fail to wake me up even before my eyes starts to open

Smiles are apparent; I just woke up yet beginning to live in a trance again…

Maybe I’m falling in love…

Getting you out of my mind may mean taking my own life

Like a vein without a blood; like a body without a soul

Unlike water that quenches thirst, I can’t get enough of you…

I am surely falling in love…

Spending time with you is an endless moment

As infinite as east and west; as vast as the cerulean firmament

Your voice is softer than the angel’s that heals every pain and wrath

I am in love…

You promised the best to me though I am not worthy

At your feet I will lay, and follow your footsteps

In the sand, it may be washed yet in my heart forever it’ll last

Yes! I am in love…

In my worst and darkest days, there your light will outshine the most

Amidst raging storm, you are the eye in which I found peace and serenity

You carry me at your back, in the scarcity of my strength and vitality

No wonder, I am in love…

I am in love with the Savior that brings salvation to nations

Deeply in love with the healer that restores every soul

I will worship the Prince that leads peace and joy

I am absolutely in love …

So precious blood was shed for me at the Calvary

Scorning the shame of the cross and giving your all to me

I can’t find any ways not to love you, to worship or to honor you

I love you…

Golden rays of sun-kissed my skin in a promising Sunday morning

Thoughts of You never fail to wake me up even before my eyes starts to open

Smiles are apparent; I just woke up yet beginning to live in a trance once more…

I will fall in love with you Jesus over and over again…

Written By: Charm Rosales

02/13/11

3:40am

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The Bamboo and Fern Story

I was reading some old messages the other night when I stumbled this story a friend sent me three years ago. Felt like God was telling this to me cause it came on the most perfect time. Sharing this to you hoping that you will find this helpful in case you need encouragement.

This is the story of the bamboo and the fern.

One day I decided to quit….
I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality. ..
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

‘God’, I asked, ‘Can you give me one good reason not to quit?’
His answer surprised me…
‘Look around’, He said. ‘Do you see the fern and the bamboo?’
‘Yes’, I replied.
‘When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
I took very good care of them.
I gave them light.
I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo’, He said.

‘In year three, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed.
I would not quit.’ He said.

‘Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth. Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant. ..

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
‘I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.’

He asked me.
‘Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling, you have actually been growing roots’.

‘I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.’
‘Don’t compare yourself to others.’

He said.
‘The bamboo had a different Purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.’
‘Your time will come’,

God said to me.
‘You will rise high’
‘How high should I rise?’ I asked.
‘How high will the bamboo rise?’ He asked in return.
‘As high as it can?’ I questioned.
‘Yes.’
He said,
‘Give me glory by rising as high as you can.’

I left the forest and brought back this story.
I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.

Never, Never, Never Give up.

Credits to the owner/author of the story.

When you feel down and thought God has been doing nothing for you, always remember that he is growing your roots. He will never ever quit on you. He will never leave you nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6). He will be with you to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

May this story be a great reminded of how God will never give up on us.

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On the Sea

Its 10pm. And here i am on the middle of the sea traveling by ferry. I let the wind swept my hair and brush my face, it was something i missed. The white waves that creates this soothing sound as it crashes against the foot of the ship. The subtle mists, the stillness.

I was staring in the vastness of the ocean and its pitch black hue. I am almost blinded. Thank God for the occasional glint of light from the lighthouses and lights from the nearby islands that we passed thru.
It was great moment. A quiet one.

I put on my earphones and fill myself with music when a favorite of mine played “I’m inlove with You” by Kari Jobe. Oh! It was like my last day on earth, that moment, i can savor forever. It was surely my kind of “emo”. Lol.

Suddenly, i caught myself talking to God, just praising Him for his creation, his creations that always amazes me. Then he put something in my heart:

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7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.

You see me.
You see me as your child even if the darkness of my heart hides me.
You see me as wonderful even if the world tells me im not.
You see me as a minister when i cant even know if i can.
You see me as a light in the pitch black world.
You said i can because you will enable me.
You said i am because you made me one.
You see me as yours.
You see me as yours.

I am not defined by what the world tells of me.

Its 11pm and Im about to arrive to my destination. The wind seems never tired of blowing just like God is never tired of me. Im stepping down to another place with indeed another journey, but one thing’s for sure. Wherever i am, i can never flee from his presence. 😍

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WHILE I’M WAITING: Advise for Single People While Waiting for the Right One

Happy Hearts Day Friends!..

Kisses to you Friends! Happy Hearts Day! :)

Kisses to you Friends! Happy Hearts Day! 🙂

Hope your having a sweet day with your special one, friends and family! This is not just a day for lovers but all the people you love, so if you are single like me, open your windows, welcome the sunlight, dress up, put a nice make up on and hang out with your love ones! 🙂 You can even spend it at home with your family and enjoy the Hearts Day with them! 🙂

Have a lil advise for single people like me 🙂 *whispers*  There is a reason for this season fellow singles! 🙂

1. DON’T BE BITTER OR SAD. Hey gurl! You are wonderfully made by our Lord, so why waste your time being bitter about someone and ruining your entire life just because you got hurt by a guy long time ago? Arent you happy that God freed you from a wrong one? I know, i know! Youré telling me that I wont understand you because I have never wore your shoe. Free yourself from any hatred to welcome a new love. Surrender everything to God and let Him be incharge of this aspect. Do you know that every heartbreak is a blessing? I wanna quote a song from Rascal Flatts entitled God bless the Broken Road.

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Let us thank those people who hurt us and pray for them as well, because that heartache will lead us to our eternal happiness.

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2. ENJOY THE PROCESS OF WAITING AND BE PATIENT. I know once in our life we told our self this phrase and end up being the opposite. Hehe! Ofcourse we do!  But friends, we should exercise this for real, not only it will save us from numerous heartbreaks from the wrong one but it will also prepare us PROPERLY when the right one comes. OH! it sound so right! 🙂 There maybe lots of peer pressure around you since all your friends have boyfriends but people have different seasons in life and this season is yours to enjoy! FOCUS ON GOD during waiting season, this is the perfect time to do what God has told you to do and pray intently for the right person.

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3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GODLY SINGLE FRIENDS. Sure it isn’t an easy journey for us but God said He will make it fruitful and enjoyable in every way. *Sigh* It is always great to have some people walking with us side by side, greater if they are in the same season! When we tend to fall apart and stray away from the will of God in our life  Godly friends will be a reminder for us to stay in the path of righteousness. Sharing each other testimony inspires us as well to wait patiently for the right one. Like the Bible says,”encourage one another daily and build each other up”. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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4. EXPLORE AND BE ADVENTUROUS. Being single is such a wonderful season for exploring the world, travelling and being adventurous. Think of something you’ve been wanting to do, something in your bucketlist, maybe  trekking, rappelling, climbing a mountain, going out of country for vacation, treating yourself in a luxury spa, etc. Enjoy every inch being single specially with friends and family.

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5. BE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT. Dont think that just because you are single you have a passport to be not presentable besides we, singles need to be more beautiful! Try on decent and flattering dresses and simple make up. Just as how you keep your outer beauty dont neglect taking care of your inner beauty. You can go and help out on charity events and fund raising activities in the church, go on a Youth camping and singles retreat, volunteer in the church ministries and  win friends!

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6. TRUST GOD AND BE FAITHFUL. Have a hopeful heart that God will give the right person at the right time. Be still and trust God in everything including a significant half. God loves relationship and He wants us to have a wonderful one! *Giggles* Always pray God for wisdom, patience and a Christ-centered relationship.

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Being single is not a sad season,infact,  it is a great time for friendship and other non-romantic relationship. It is when God is honing and preparing you in your next chapter. It is the training ground for the next best wife and mother 🙂

So next time your friends tease you of being single, stand up, smile and say “I’m still in the process of training being the next best wife and mother!” Like a cliche, God is writing the best love story for you 🙂

 

Enjoy! God bless 🙂

 

-Charm

Love is NOT a fight but it’s something worth fighting for..

Every February, I noticed that people are getting more “sensitive” in the aspect of love. Well, yah, obviously because Valentines day is fast approaching and romantic relationships can be seen extra sweet than the usual days. And while others (specially bitter singles) locked their room and having self pity, we, Christians can see this day as an open door for sharing the gospel and imparting the love of Christ.

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What is Love?

Millions of definitions will flood you if you try to google this one. But for me I would like to define it by quoting a Christian song titled Love is not a Fight by Warren Barfield.

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Love is Not a Fight 

Warren Barfield

Love is not a place
to come and go as we please
It’s a house we enter in
then commit to never leave

So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
Work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

Some love is a word
that they can fall into.
But when they’re falling out
keeping that word is hard to do

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us
If we’ll only call
He will ask nothing from us
but demand we give our all

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for…

It speaks for itself isn’t it? Love is not supposed to hurt but to heal and bring happiness.

This is also the sountrack of a great Christian movie entitled Fireproof, a story of a couple with a dying relationship, rekindled their love through loving God and putting Him at the center of their relationship. Oh! I remember the scenes and makes me wanna watch it again! This is a must-watch specially for married or soon to be married couples 🙂

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm

LOVE: Its Complicated

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When to love? How to love? Who to love?

Love is a broad issue with different meaning. Your definition of love may not be in line with mine. Others may have their own too.

But where do love meet between the realm of heart and mind? Where does mutuality lies? Where do beating become one?

From one state of thinking, you may thought ive never been to this since these questions arise. I dont know. Maybe there are different approaches in different ppl we love. Like what i said, we have our own unique definition of what love is. One approach may not be applicable to another. While it effectively make its worth into one. ITS COMPLICATED. Maybe thats where it lies. When definition and emotion collides.

Im pretty sure once in our life we have been a victim of love’s tricks. Somehow it confused us, left us bothered or bring us sleepless nights brought by love’s diverse meaning. But isnt it wonderful how love meet at the center of everything despite the complications and diversity of what it meant? How about the miracle of two ppl from different parts of the world become one in love?

Know why?

Because ever since the creation of the world, God demonstrated LOVE for us…

and it will be until the world perished…

 

Happy February Lovies 🙂

 

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm 🙂

PERSPECTIVES: On Crowd and in Life

Last Sunday, as I was attending Sunday service at church, our Youth Ministry leader imparted something in relation to our perspective in life.

As per his story, he was walking through a big crowd of students and commuters since it was the rush hour of Monday, the busiest day of the week. While walking through the jammed street, crowd seemed to be too big, the situation seemed to be too hard, as if there is no way to withdraw yourself from it, as if there is no faith…

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When he arrived in his destination located in the fourth floor of the building, he take a look from the same crowd that he pass though a while ago, they were small, as if was so easy to pass through them, as if he can conquer everything now..

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Then God revealed something that moment, he was reminded that in people’s perspective problems always seemed big and unconquerable but when we start to see things in God’s perspective, we will be amazed on how small we see obstacles are, it is because God is bigger than all of those… 🙂

Enjoy! God bless

– Charm

Make a Difference

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“You do not belong to the world”(John 15:19), God reminded as I stare blankly in the space. My mind is pre-occupied with hanging questions that pertains to the world.

I remember a friend told me, “you’ll understand and do it soon.” talking about the pre marital sex. I tried not to react violently, rather, I asked her why. “Because that’s the trend and its normal.” she replied. “Not because everybody is doing it, means that its right.” I justified. The conversation goes on until I decided to keep quiet and silently pray for the world. A clear realization was formed in my mind. I was challenged.

Chasing purity isn’t easy yet possible. Yes, indeed possible, with God ,even in the midst of this modern era.

Our generation had been socially degraded, pre-judged and moulded into someone were not. The world makes us think that it’s ok not to pursue purity; because being impure is “normal” and staying pure is “weird and not cool”. Some teaches us to be mediocre so not to be called “trying hard”. Others encourage us to love material things in which they determine your value and worth.

“Iba na talaga ang mga bata ngayon” (children nowadays are really different), a cliché. I agree, were different, cause this generation is called by God.

An ambitious generation that will fill the world with Word!

A dynamic young people that will stand up for God!

A strong willed group that will strive for the Lord’s purpose!

We are the light of the world and..

WE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

You, My Father…

You are a cup of coffee in a cold Sunday morning
In a trembling heart, warmth and comfort you bring
You are the cerulean sky after the heaven cried
New hope for tomorrow assured, with You by my side…You are my best friend, I can rely on forever
A half of slipper, can’t walk unless in pair
You’re my adviser when heart is confused and weary
Hug me tight to take away anxiety…

You are my Father that provides for me
A tough wall I can lean for eternity
You are the source of my strength everyday
That makes me survive in every way…

You are my knight in shining armor
In my life’s voyage, you are my anchor
You are the clouds swathing the firmament
That catches me during falling moments…

You are my Savior that saves me from death
My Redeemer that sustains breath
In my heart you lead, you reign
God Almighty, you take away the pain…

Presently I’ll walk, not alone anymore
Cause there’s already two sets of footprints in the seashore
My God will accompany me up to the finished line
His love is unending; no one can ever define…

-charmz’09
07/14/09
4:22pm