From Cell Phone to Obedience

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Early December, I planned to buy a new mobile phone since my I already sell my former Samsung phone. I have been researching and eyeing that Sony phone for months, I even memorize its specs due to frequent researching.

During that day, the day I finally decided to own one, I already set an appointment to the online seller (btw, its a legit one). To my dismay, they change the meet up point to somewhere far from the vicinity. 😦 It was a Sunday, I was at the church and the timely preaching of series “Unlimited” where it talks about God’s unlimited provision in our lives. Well, with all humility, when it comes to finances, I thoughtΒ I am totally surrendered to God. Yes, I just thought….

That afternoon, despite the constant disturbances of the incoming text message from the seller, God’s whisper was so loud and clear (yah! its ironic) that I can’t just ignore it. I was disturbed.

He commanded me to trust Him and put everything in His hand and He will took care of me. In a more specific way, He told me to give up the phone and instructed me clearly where to give the money instead. Β I cried.Β I know I’m gonna obey, its just that it’s hard to let go of something that was like a “dream” for me.

I understand God. I know this is also for my good. I obeyed. I do the exact thing that thing that He told me.

I am happy. πŸ™‚

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That happiness is something I cannot contain. Happiness that material things cannot give. It is a joy of obedience.Β Knowing that I pleased my God, that is the most wonderful feeling EVER! πŸ™‚

God is not restricting us in owning something material but He is teaching us that we should invest more in treasures in heaven that earthly desires.

Now, by God’s wisdom, I bought a brand new cell phone with higher specs (take note: with lower price too!) Β than that of I previously wanted. Indeed, He reserved it for me. πŸ™‚

He saved me from good and give me the BEST! Don’t settle for good, God wants you to have the BEST! πŸ™‚

Thank you God! There is indeed a reward for patiently waiting.. πŸ™‚

 

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm

Praying & Fasting Day 4

Annually, my beloved church, Victory Christian Fellowship (I attend in Malate :)) holds Praying and Fasting to start the year with fresh revelation from God, as well as calibrating our hearts to be align with HIS :). This is my fourth year of joining them since it was really a great experience as a christian. This year, we have a five-day P&F, unlike the usual seven days, since three days of P&F will be done mid-year.

To give you a little background on fasting,

-Jesus fasted (Matthew 4:1-2, Luke 4:14)

-it is an act of humility and consecration (Psalm 35:3)

-it helps us become sensitive to the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:2)

-it brings revival (Daniel 9:2-3)

(Thanks to our P&F2013 Manual for this info)

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This year I commit to strict modified Daniel Fast, which includes raw vegetables and fruits only (no sweeteners), because thats what God told me πŸ™‚

I dont know whats with my health during P&F that the last two consecutive years I always got sick 😦 so sad that I end up not ending it up (if that makes sense). I mean not able to finish it.

And this year?…. On my second day of P&F, I catch colds.. 😦 Yeah! that’s sad.

So I have to stay close with my buddies and just face the frequent sniffing and sneezing 😦

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My Colds Buddies

Thank God for Vicks and Salinase (Nasal Spray) for temporary relief!

In fourth day devotional in the manual, it talks about Freedom in Prisons, it lets us pray for something that jails us, I prayed for healing since it was something that somehow “paralyzed” me.

A while ago, I was asking advise from a friend if I should start eating meals for me to take medications, I really cant stand the headache 😦 Then, I prayed to God, for healing. I realize I have to finish it this time, I wanted to replicate Paul and Silas’ act of faith, of how they believe in God for deliverance. I know my God will deliver me, heal me, Β I know my God will give me strength to carry on. I know i can make it to DAY 5 πŸ™‚

Enjoy! Godbless

-Charm πŸ™‚