“Only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart ❄” - FROZEN :’)
”I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” —- Ezekiel 36:26
Only that TRUE LOVE on the cross thawed what’s frozen in my heart. And only that TRUE LOVE by Jesus on the cross can thaw what’s frozen in yours too.
Would you accept that love? :’)
How do I start?
Valentine’s Day. It’s the day we spread and share ‘LOVE’ the most. The day where it’s raining chocolates, love letters, and roses. But, what really is ‘LOVE’?
This Valentine’s celebration, I still haven’t met ‘the one’.
This Valentine’s day, I am still single. BUT, this is the BEST Valentine’s day I have experienced so far! (YES!!)
I celebrated Valentine’s day with a few of my office mates. It’s an event. We had this fancy dinner at Fresh Restaurant in Solaire, then watched Julia Fordham’s Valentine concert. (ganun pala mag-celebrate ang mga rich people. haha)
On the fifteenth of February 2014, I didn’t imagine how God will move in my life that day. That third Saturday of February will forever be treasured in my heart.
I was invited to attend LOVESTRUCK Convergence 2014 at Cuneta Astrodome by my CCF Tarlac friends. (Grabe si God dinala na ako ng Tarlac, dinagdagan pa ang friends ko.) With only 2 hours of sleep, and with no experience on how to get there, I went. My mom even asked me if ‘kaya mo ba?’, knowing that I haven’t made a decent sleep. I said I could. And yea, to my amazement, hindi ako inaantok! I even googled directions on how to get the venue because I will commute alone. Hehe. And, just trusted God to give me wisdom as I travel.
While inside the van, I planned to catch a short nap. But, I haven’t managed to sleep. Early morning, I felt like God is already up for something. The morning sky was so beautiful. As in beautiful. The silhouette of trees. Every sight was beautiful. Akala ko ‘yun na ‘yung maganda! Then, I saw the sunrise. Sobrang bilog ng araw, yung hindi pa kumakalat yung liwanag niya. I was just gazing at the beauty of that morning. I tried to capture that moment in a picture, but my phone’s camera failed me. Hehehe. I just kept the photo in my mind and heart. :)
Mrt. Jeep. Slight ‘ligaw’. Tanong-tanong. I arrived on time! I made it, with God’s guidance and help I know. Hihi
Compared to the former convergences I have attended, I barely know people this time. I only know three. Haha. They are friends I’ve made from CCF Tarlac every time we go there. The event started with Praise and Worship, icebreakers, and etc. I felt, ‘so-so’ lang. BUT…
First speaker. Ptr. Jonaver Luklukan.
He shared how his relationship with Jesus started. From a total mess, his life was now a message. I was blessed by this man. He sang songs inspired by this relationship he had with Jesus. Tagalog. Tagos talaga.
Here’s a few of what God revealed to me through him:
1. Humiwalay ako!
- Learn to choose your friends.
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked…but his delight is in the law of the Lord…"
- Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Hindi Savior lang! (this line struck me deep down my heart!)
2. Umayos ako!
- Learn to read your Bible DAILY. (tinamaan na naman ako.hehe. Aayos na talaga ako. Because reading the Bible regularly is not for God’s benefit, but for me, so I can fall in love with Him daily.
"Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." (for our benefit diba, God is so Good.)
3. No matter what, focus on Him!
- Learn to stay in God’s presence.
”Delight yourselves in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
I was reminded. If we just really be serious on having a relationship with God, we will be in the right place. We will have a great life. Lahat naman ng mga turo niya, it’s for our own good. That’s LOVE. Just realize this, a GOD who was the most powerful has deep concern for someone who’s not even deserving, someone who fails Him, etc.
The second speaker was Mighty Rasing. He inspired us to make use of our skills and talents for God’s glory. He taught us the negative and positive sides of the Social media.
The third speaker was Acel Bisa-Van Ommen. I felt a strong annointing of the Holy Spirit in her as she spoke. She shared about Purity and Waiting. (I’ll write a special blog about that. Hehehe) Her life was really filled with God. Been hearing her speak for the third time already, but, this time was the best! "I can wait because I know what TRUE LOVE is!"
(here’s my notes for the mean time. Hahaha.)
The last speaker was Lovestruck’s author himself, Ronald Molmisa. He shared about purity, guarding the heart. How relationships should be. The difference of Love VS. Lust. Then he invited ‘Mama Kerl’ (as they call her) to share her testimony. She was a slave of pre-marital sex, but she came to know the Lord and had a personal relationship with Him. Her life was given a 180 degree turn. Many were in tears because of her. I was one of them. Hehe. Maybe today, that ‘PMS’ has become a norm already, but God demands purity. God designed sex ONLY for married couples. Mama Kerl shared that sex without the bounds of marriage will not give you satisfaction. It will just make you crave for more, and then you will become its slave. Her messed up life was turned into a message as she repented and surrendered her life to Christ. Then she invited her daughter on stage. She asked her, “Why did Jesus die in the cross?”. Her daughter who’s about three years old answered, "Para mapatawad tayo sa mga kasalanan natin."
Then Ronald Molmisa prayed for everyone. I was in tears, tears I can’t keep from falling. In the middle of the prayer, many teens, young adults like me, came to Jesus in total surrender. I saw myself kneeling down and raising my hands in full surrender of my hurts, my guilty pleasures, my struggles, my sins, my imperfections, my impurities, my everything. I have surrendered my life to Jesus years ago, but I realized maybe I haven’t really surrendered everything. I have received the same message but in a super new revelation. I was humbled by His great love. I just came as I am, in repentance. And I felt God’s love comfort me like never before. I felt freedom. I felt peace. I felt a new beginning.
…I didn’t expect this kind of encounter with God. And I am super thankful for that. I thank God for bringing me there. If not, I would miss what He has in store for me that third Saturday of February. :’) T.T
Here’s a few of our pictures from that special day!:
No person, no material thing, no anything could give me THAT LOVE. Only JESUS can. And that’s where I found my PEACE, my SECURITY, my FUTURE. I am loved not only on Valentine’s Day, but everyday. Only JESUS can give that kind of LOVE.
I am sharing this to whoever may read this. Hehe. I want you to realize and accept that love. You are LOVED.
The question is, “Would you accept that love?”
It’s the best feeling in the world! <3
On the quietness of the night,
My thoughts take on a flight.
Then my heart keeps speaking things,
When at this time I should be sleeping.
My thoughts first landed on love island,
Then my heart beat loud with my mind.
Love isn’t merely based on feelings I remembered,
But on a decision one has stood firm.
There I burried my heart with prayers,
Trusting God to secure it forever.
Believing Him to provide the right one,
Who would decide to ask my heart from Him and be my man.
Dream island was my next stop,
Where magical things happen in a snap.
A flying wizard met me there,
And told me to reach my dreams and never surrender.
He toured me around the island,
And I saw people with their dreams at hand.
Off the carousel we rode with flashbacks,
I saw cheers of loved ones saying they got my back.
My thoughts went home with lots of lessons,
That gave answers to some of my questions.
Now it’s heading to rest and sleep,
For tomorrow night will be another trip.
Good night! :)
Time for my thoughts to sleep.
Your personality type: “Dreamy Idealist”
Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.
Careers that could fit you include:
Writers, artists, counselors, social workers, English teachers, fine arts teachers, child care workers, clergy, missionaries, psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, political activists, editors, education consultants, journalists, religious educators, social scientists.
Renowned persons with similar personality types:
Surprisingly amazingly pretty accurate! Most of those careers are what I imagine myself doing, well, except for the political activist. Hahaha :)
You better go check yours too. Here’s the link: http://www.41q.com/
Those scrappy-long handwitten love letters you sent,
Filled with promises of forever and happily ever afters;
Day by day filled my mail and my heart with awestruck wonder,
A love that I believed would never falter.
Then came struggles and bumpy roads,
One by one your promises were lost and nowhere to be found.
It felt like a thief had broken in,
Didn’t realize that your love was written with friction pen.
The child’s heart shattered as armalites were aimed at her with bullets called words.
It was terribly soaked in liquid called tears.
Maybe the gunman’s pride was more valuable than her child.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.Steve Jobs (via psych-facts)
I am that type of girl who is in love with arts, books, and poems.
I am that type of girl who opens her ears more than her mouth.
I am the type of girl who loves long drives and winds splashing my face on roadtrips.
I love poems that most of the important people in my life have poems written about them.
I love books and the feeling they give me as if I’ve been to different places and different worlds.
I am that type of girl who doesn’t turn heads when I pass by.
I am that type of girl who chooses to stay quiet than prolong a fight.
I am that type of girl who pours her thoughts in drawing, writing, and songs.
I am that type of girl who loves to eat and eat and eat.
I am that type of girl who never runs out of jokes…the corny ones. Haha
I am that type of girl who doesn’t start a conversation, but to someone I have been close to I rarely ran out of jokes and stories.
I am that type of girl who can be this today and that the next day.
I am that type of girl who usually loves someone from just a far.
I am that type of girl girl who can be both shallow and deep. Shallow to laugh and deep in thoughts.
I am that type of girl that guys don’t usually notice, but to children, I am a kid magnet, their favorite ‘ate’.
I am that type of girl who found security in Christ Jesus, and that’s the best part of being this ‘type of girl’.
But, there’s more to this girl than those. There’s more to this girl than what you thought. And I know there’s more and more and more of me that I have yet to figure out. ;)
Your love makes me cry in a good way. Thank you for everything you have done for me. No one could ever make me feel loved like you do. Thank you for loving me even when I’m at my worst state. Thank you for sending your son Jesus for me. I have never felt secured as much as I feel right now. Help me be the woman that you want me to be. I pray that I can be a blessing to other people. This life is not my own, I am yours. Thank you Daddy God. ♥
P.S. I just need to let this all out. Aaaaaa. I am loved. So much loved.
I wanna be like this everyday. :’)
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now
Naiyak na naman ako kanina while singing this during praise and worship. Thank you Lord for the constant reminder. ♥ :’)