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Monday, September 7, 2015

My "Seven Cents"

It's my birthday today! Seventh of September.  Seven days before my birthday, I wanted to soak myself in on seven lessons from my daily devotions. Here are the "seven cents" I got:

August 31st:
  • "I believed, and so I spoke." (From 2 Corinthians 4:13, ESV)
Really, if you experience the love of God and you believed, you can't not speak about it! You can't keep the story to yourself. When you have an encounter with the Lord Jesus, you want to share the Good News you had just experienced with Him! There is a fire inside that ignites you to speak about the transformation God made in your life.

September 1st:
  • "Never give up" (From 2 Corinthians 4:16, NLT)
Just like Paul who wrote the book of Corinthians, I don't want to give up on doing the task assigned to me by God. 

September 2nd
  •  My goal in life: to please God (From 2 Corinthians 5:9)
I am a goal oriented person. I write down my yearly, monthly, weekly and daily goals. But what really is the goal of this temporal life? We get inundated with so many things listed in our goals list.  But really, the only goal we have is to please God in all we do.

September 3rd 
  • One day I will stand before God for the good or evil I have done. (2 Corinthians 5:10)
What good can I do today?

September 4th
  •  Work hard for the responsibility that God assigned to me. (From 2 Corinthians 5:11)
 Don't just do things just for the sake of doing them. Work hard with all my heart, mind and strength! I'm serving the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He deserves the best!

September 5th
  • Look at people from God's point of view. (From 2 Corinthians 5:16)
 God looks at the heart. Look at others through God's eyes and heart.

September 6th
  • I am an ambassador! (From 2 Corinthians 5:20)
As a believer, I represent Christ and His message to this world. Is my life showing the love of God?

Saturday, August 22, 2015

From a Blog to a Book... a Journey

 Blog. I thought it was a word for a sound when something fell off! I first heard about it from my friend Jiggy.  Then my sister Che mentioned about it. They were both in the blogging world. It was a new internet platform.  I'm not much of a web person.  I had too much to do at home I can barely stay online. I got curious though.  So I checked it out, created my profile and began my journey in the blogging world. Fragments was born.

I always loved writing. I love words. I especially love and devour God's Word. It's a deep desire like an  unquenchable wild fire, blazing, burning, spreading in my soul, a passion pushing, crying out loud, insatiable. A holy discontent.  I can't just get enough of it. And so it overflows in what I write. It is what I boast about. My blog.

Blogging is exposing.  It is revealing.  It takes a great amount of courage to lay your heart open. Some will like it. Others will love it. But there will be those who will criticize and reject it. But this is all part of the call. Obedience to God's assignment over other voices is a battle. But in the end I am accountable to the audience of One, my God, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Just like fragments creating a whole, the dream of publishing a book began to permeate inside of me. Another cry. Another fire. Another nudging. So I prayed. God whispered words. He brought me back to my life story, my testimony, fragments of His love story.

Forty. A dream of writing something about the faithfulness of God in the four decades of my life began to sprout. But somewhere along the way, it laid dormant. I felt stuck. I wanted to write and publish a book for my fortieth birthday but it didn't happen. The dream almost died. But a still small voice kept ringing. "Fortyfied," a word posted by my friend Egai who passed away after two years of that post on my facebook timeline on my fortieth birthday kept coming back to me. I began to write again. I carved time early mornings, seeking, sulking in God's presence to give me the words.  Fragments Fortyfied was formed.

The process was harder than I thought. It was a time of digging, of learning, of purging, of molding, of purifying, humbling. I doubted. I hesitated. I cringed. I stepped back. Then stepped up again. It was a battle in my  heart, in my mind. I made mistakes. I worked by myself. But God sent help through people who pushed me up like Aaron and Hur holding up Moses' hands so they would win the battle.And the book was published by God's amazing grace. He is faithful! To the Lord Jesus Christ alone be the honor and glory! 


What is the dream God has put in your heart? 

Don't give up. 

Keep going. 

Keep seeking God. 

Keep listening. 

Your story matters. 

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