Till we meet again. 

Honestly, I never imagined us being best friends. I find you annoying and I hated you and liked you at the same time. But now, time has changed. We’ve been friends for such a long long time and it’ll be fun to fool around with my ex-best slash boy friend. 

We have dreamed together. Laughed together. Whenever I needed your comfort and strength, your level-headedness and rationality, you were always there for me. Our relationship has gone through a lot of things ranging from the serious up to the stupid and we were able to weather the storms together, you and I mainly because we knew how to properly steer the relationship back to its proper course.

I’m really happy I’d get to know you more, better and deeper. 

You’re the one who knows me inside and out. You know my thoughts, expressions and meaning behind my body language. Even in silence you know what I feel. 

Despite the things you didn’t understand about me, you supported me in everything. Encouraged me when I needed encouragement, congratulated me when I did well, and told me to do better when I did poorly. You always believed that I can do better and be better. Thank you!

And at times when I became ill, depressed, or had problems, you knew what to say. And even when you didn’t, you comforted me and assured me that things will get better. Thank you!

At the same time you have managed to keep my feet on the ground, always reminding me that my life is my own and no one else’s. I thank you for that. You taught me how fully comprehend what real love is like without even telling me you loved me. Just by showing me in your own way, you made me see how two incompatible persons can actually become real friends and true lovers. 

You know we’ve spent so much of our lives together and I’ve always felt that those years of my life will never leave me…all the things we’ve shared will be in my heart as long as I live.

Thank you so much for the friendship. This I will treasure ‘til the end. I’m excited to get to know you more and more as the day goes by. May we have more adventures to share, memories to create, embarrassing secrets to tell and lessons to learn together 🙂

I have never met somebody I connect with as much as we do. In our own weird ways, we are so different and yet we are also so alike.

You have made me very happy just by sharing yourself and your life with me. The memories will stay in my heart forever. From the time we first started going out until now.

I thank God for being at the center of this beautiful friendship. He makes it more amazing. May we never get tired of pushing one another in reaching our goals in life through His guidance. 

I am fairly sure our paths will continue to meet. Maybe someday I’ll be more mature and better prepared for whatever comes my way.

And when our paths meet again, we would both be ready for whatever it is that we were really meant to be…friends, lovers, husband and wife…we’ll see….only God can tell…..

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Father, my heart is fragile and delicate and easily broken. I have tried to find the one who will cherish me, whithout Your view. My heart has been broken and my emotions bruised. I ask You to take and guard my heart. I will choose not to entertain thoughts and emotions of love which cause me to give my heart away too readily. I will come quickly to You when I start feeling like I am in love. Please hold the key to my heart and emotions until a day I can give it to the man You have prepared for me.”

This prayer comes from a woman whose story is in the book “Lady in Waiting.” I share this with you today because I think this woman has the right view on dating. She has recognized that her heart is weak and fragile.  

We too should know this- look at how quickly we attach ourselves to guys, how many texts from a guy does it take to make your heart beat fast when you receive one? How often do you catch yourself daydreaming about a guy? And on the other side, how bad does it hurt when you get rejected, how often do guys break your heart? 

The answer to these questions will quickly show you how fragile your heart is. Dating is a game of giving pieces of your heart away and never getting them back. The more you date and become attached to people, the more of your heart you give away.

That is why this woman, and many others (including myself) have figured out the best way to save your whole heart for the man of your dreams is to wait

How do you wait? You give your whole entire heart to God and everything that goes with it. Tell God he can have it completely. He is the only one who really knows who your husband will ultimately be anyways, so why not wait for his discrection to give your heart out?

Giving God control of your heart is not easy though, it requires much trust, patience, and discipline. Notice in the prayer she said she would quickly come to God whenever she felt feelings for a guy. She says this because she knows the heart is easily mislead (Proverbs 16:2) By constantly checking emotions and feelings with God’s will she is keeping God in control and allowing him to protect her heart.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Collossians 3:1-3 

What does this look like in real life? Well, first you need to have a long talk with God, sharing with Him this commitment and allowing Him to fully take over your heart.

Then, the next time you start to get feelings for a guy, before you can entertain the thought or text your best friend, you immediately go to God and ask him if this is someone he wants you to be with. 

Check your list of standards, does this guy seem like he might even come close? (The excuse: “I don’t know him yet” does not count here. If you noticed who the guy was you have obviously noticed some of his behavior or speech. It is not hard to tell right off the bat what a person’s heart is. 

If you have a close relationship with God you can easily distinguish if someone is living with God as the center of their life or not.

Next, pray that God’s will would be done and not yours, and mean it! Allow God to be in control of the situation—don’t Facebook stalk the guy, don’t “accidently” get his number from a friend—just stop. Relax, wait. Let God handle what you have already asked him to handle.

After you have brought everything under God’s control, then you have to focus your thoughts on God or else we all know they will be focused on this guy. So pick a verse to memorize or a prayer to pray, anything that can remind you to bounce your thoughts upward. I know all these steps may seem hard and overwhelming, but God has a special person designed for each and every one of you and He doesn’t want you to give your heart away until He shows you the perfect guy He has for you in His perfect time.

So give your heart to God first, and trust Him to give it away to your husband in His time. Try it and see what happens. 

Above ALL else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23

Four great reasons you need to join the #Y.O.L.O Singles Getaway!! 💕

This coming November 18 to 20, Church of God North Luzon Region are having the much awaited Regional Young Adult Convergence!

 
Here are four great reasons you need to be part of this getaway!

1. New friends to meet.

I think there is no better way to meet new friends than in the spiritual family where God has placed you. The friends you will meet here are people that God has prepared in helping you fulfill the call of your life. Remember, there are no accidents when it comes to relationships. Be excited as you meet new people from different places of North Luzon Region.

2. Powerful sessions.

We will going tackle about LIFE, LOVE and LEADERSHIP in the most exciting and creative ways! We will be opening up the night with a powerful word on how singles can grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men. A session I wouldn’t want to miss!

3. You need a break!
Yes – you! We work so hard all year, it’s time to unwind with friends and invest in your self. The getaway is designed to give you the much needed break and at the same time helping you develop your faith and self. The beautiful ambiance of our beach resort is a great way to do just that!

4. Panel discussion.
We will be having also anointed young adult leaders from the NLR RYA Team in the panel discussion for any questions you might have on work, love, manhood and womanhood. So get ready with the questions you have been dying to ask because we are ready to answer those!

Just the thought of having a room full of single men and women who are tired of living the status quo and wanting to get out of survival mode to thriving mode. If you are looking for a good investment this year on how you can experience the full life as a single – you have to join this one!!!

Again, From November 18 to 20- this is going to be an adventure packed three days getaway!!! Register now. Limited slots only.

For questions, click here to inquire or call Charmie 09069148723, you may also approach our Regional Youth Director Ptr. Ernest 09062973140.

You may also register to your Youth Pastors from your local church or district. We are very much excited to meet you! 💕

TO THE MAN WHO OWNS MY HEART ❤️

  To the man who owns my heart, I thought of you again last night before drifting off to sleep. I don’t know why no matter what I do, I can’t stop thinking about you. I remember the first day we met, I fell in love with you because I saw something in you that I cannot see with someone.. or something else. You are patient, kind, slow to anger, generous and something that struck me.. you never keep record of my wrongs. I can never out-give you. Everything that I do is nothing compared to what you’ve done. A lot of times I ask, “Who am I that you are mindful of?” “What can I do to give back all the undeserved love?” But I always get the same reply, ”I loved you first. To let me in your heart is more than enough.“ The years with you are the best years of my life. You don’t know how healthier my heart gets every time I pour out all my thoughts on you. Unlike other friends of mine, you listen without judgement. And you know how sneaky you are? You let me decide on my own yet you would do things to protect me from any harm that my decisions would lead me to! That annoyed me at first but I learned to appreciate it as our relationship gets deeper. A lot of times we argue over things and stuff. I want to go left, you are always right. I want to do this and that, but you would disapprove. Our fights are always short though because usually I would end up heartbroken whenever I follow what I want. Thing is, you never fail to catch me every time I fall. I always end up thanking you for interceding. I remember when you first called me “my beloved” after my first heartbreak.. I felt so loved. I was shattered having been betrayed but your words assure me that you are with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me no matter how worse things get. Above all, you will love me no matter how worse I become. Your unconditional love melts my heart in awe. You even said, “I will make you my bride forever.” Your love perseveres. You were faithful, though I am not. You didn’t let me go even if a lot of times I pushed you away. You’re not like the rest who would step out of my life and wait for me to reach out. You are always the one who would do the first move, though I know you were hurt for my mistakes.  Now I know that one day, I will get married and will have kids. I want my husband-to-be to know you too. Not just know you, but have the same relationship that I have with you. To recognize that you are the center of it all and our lives are meaningless without you. I want a worshiping family. Someday we will see each other face to face and you will ask me, “What did you do with the life I gave you?”. God, you own my heart, my life.. I want to be able to answer You that day…I want my list to be long enough! I want You to be proud of me and tell me, “Well done!”  And I guess no matter how far I run away, I will end up with You..because my soul was made to yearn..for You! I love You so much.. so much that I will obey. Bride-ly yours,  Charmie P. ❤️

Paano mainlove ang Kristiyanong Lalake? 👱🏼

Ito ang katuloy ng kuwento ko…☺️😉

Shinare niya sa akin kung paano niya niligawan yung kristiyanong babae na gusto niya. Sinend niya sa akin yung draft. 

Sa totoo lang habang binabasa ko yung draft niya, mas nangibabaw sa akin yung tanong na “Paano mainlove ang kristiyanong lalake?”

Paano nga ba?  


Yan yung draft niya. Huwag kayong mag-alala, humingi ako ng permission sknya. Hahahaha. 

Anong masasabi mo? 💭

Paano nga ba mainlove ang kristiyanong lalake? Kagaya ng sabi ko may dalawang klase ng kristiyano, yung isa rooted (kristiyano sa gawa) at yung isa naman simpleng kristiyano lang (kristiyano sa pangalan). 

Kapag nainlove ang rooted christian (kristiyano sa gawa) na lalake, he gets intentional. Ibig sabihin hindi lang siya yung lalake na puro pahaging lang o kaya paramdam lang, ito yung mga lalake na clear at pure ang intentions nila. Sila rin yung lalakeng tumatakbo muna sa Lord kapag nainlove, nagppray at humihingi ng confirmation. Hindi sila basta-basta gumagawa ng move hanggat walang GO signal ang Lord. Marunong silang mag-antay, marunong silang tumupad ng usapan at marunong silang rumespeto ng babae! 😉 Sila yung lalake na kapag nanligaw alam mong hindi magiging suntok sa buwan ang magiging relasyon niyo kasi para sa kanya kapag niligawan ka niya he has the intention to marry you. Ito yung mga lalakeng pinaghahandaan ka kasi alam nila na hindi ka basta-basta. Ibig sabihin, ito yung mga lalake na may standards. 

E paano naman mainlove ang simpleng kristiyano (kristiyano sa pangalan) na lalake? Para sa akin sobrang halata ang pagkakaiba. Ang simpleng kristiyano na lalake parang naglalaro lang yan. Lahat sknya medyo!! Medyo maayos ang buhay, medyo mahal ka, medyo man of God, medyo seryoso sayo, medyo lingkod ng Panginoon, medyo matino, lahat medyo! Kumbaga, nasa prosesa pa! Hindi sigurado sa bawat desisyon niya, hindi sigurado sa bawat ginagawa niya, hindi sigurado kung ano talaga ang gusto niya. Sila yung mga lalake na di marunong manligaw ng tama. Dinadaan lahat sa flirt, kasi alam nila na ang babae madali lang lumabot ang puso. 

Kung ang nanliligaw sayo ay isang rooted christian (kristiyano sa gawa), aba! CONGRATULATIONS! Pero huwag ka namang o-OO agad. Ipag pray mo din. Humingi ka ng confirmation sa Lord. Saka mahalaga ding kilalanin mo muna ng mabuti. Huwag tayong magpapadala sa panlabas na katauhan, get to know the person deeper! Iba din kasi kapag kilala mo yung tao. Alright? 😊

Kapag naman ang nanliligaw sayo ay simpleng kristiyano (kristiyano sa pangalan), pag isipan mo ng BONGGANG-BONGGA! HAHA! Please lang, huwag kang magpapadala sa emosyon mo! Haha. Hindi porke crush mo, o-OO ka na. Uulitin ko, utak muna bago puso. Test before you trust!! Alright? 😊

Gaya nga ng sabi sa Song of Solomon 8:4 “Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.”

Siguro ngayon napapaisip ka, may lalake pa bang rooted christian (kristiyano sa gawa)? Ang sagot ko, OO!! Sa totoo lang hindi sila hinahanap, kusa silang darating sa buhay mo. Gaya nga ng sabi ko, sila yung mga lalake na may standards. Nag iisip din yang mga yan. Nag oobserve. Nagppray. 

Hindi mo sila madadaan sa pa-cute mo, pa-charming mo, pa-flirt mo or anything na gagawin mo para ma-win sila, kasi para sa kanila mahalaga ang approval ng Lord. 

Sa totoo lang mataas ang respeto ko sa mga lalakeng kagaya niya, kagaya ng iba sa inyo. Saludo po ako! Ipagpatuloy niyo po! Ihawa niyo po yung tamang standard ng panliligaw. 😊 

Kayo po ang nagiging dahilan namin para maniwala sa GOD’S BEST! Kayo din po ang dahilan kung bakit tumitino ang ibang mga babae. Kayo din po ang dahilan kung bakit tumitino ang ibang mga lalake. Ipagpatuloy niyo po at ihawa niyo. 

Para sa bawat lalake na nagbabasa nito, if you do not have the intention to marry the girl, do not court her. Kaya mong mabuhay pansamantala na walang babae. Kaya mong maging masaya ng walang babae. Kaya mong ayusin yung buhay mo ng walang babae.

Take it easy, bro. God first! Take it slow! Kaibiganin mo muna. Ayusin mo muna buhay mo. Be financially stable, importante din yan. Mag plano ka muna bago ka gumawa ng move! 😊

Mabuti pa siguro na habang nag aantay ka sa sagot sayo ng Lord, habang nag aantay ka ng confirmation, mag equip ka ng mga kabataang lalake na susunod sa yapak mo. Mga kabataang lalake na marunong rumespeto ng babae, nakukuntento sa pagmamahal ng Lord, nakakapag antay, at inaayos ang buhay.👱🏼👮🏼

Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord and he will give You your heart’s desires.” 

PS: Sa aking kaibigan na nagbahagi ng kanyang kuwentong pag-ibig, SALAMAT! You inspire me to write and believe that there’s still God’s Best! Youre the man, Bro! God bless you! 👼🏼

Paano mainlove ang Kristiyanong Babae? 🌸

Someone PMed me and asked me this question, “Paano mainlove ang Kristiyanong Babae?”

Medyo napahinto ako at napaisip. Ang sagot ko, “rooted ba yan o simpleng kristiyano lang?” (#RealTalk: may dalawang klase kasi ng kristiyano, kristiyano sa gawa at yung isa naman, kristiyano sa pangalan lang) kaya yan po ang reply ko.

Sagot niya, “rooted christian”, 

   

Paano nga ba mainlove ang isang rooted christian (kristiyano sa gawa), di yan basta-basta nagpapakita ng motibo. Tahimik lang yan, nagtatago ng feelings at nagppray! Kapag ang kristiyano sa gawa na babae nainlove, tatakbo yan sa Lord. Si Lord ang mentor niyan sa pag-ibig, hindi yung emosyon niya at ibang tao. 

Kapag naman simpleng kristiyano lang (kristiyano sa pangalan), mahahalata mo agad! Medyo showy! Careless kumilos, laban lang ng laban. Di muna pinag iisipan yung move na gagawin niya. Puro emosyon lang pinapairal. 

Kapag ang babaeng gusto mong ligawan rooted. Aba! Mag isip ka, mag pray ka, mag fasting ka! HAHAHAHA! Kasi yan yung babaeng kuntento na sa pagmamahal ng Lord kumbaga para sa kanya isa kang BONUS o REWARD na matatanggap niya sa Lord.

Kapag ang babaeng gusto mong ligawan naman ay simpleng kristiyano lang, push mo yan! HAHA. Pag isipan mo din ng mabuti. Pag isipan mo kung makakatulong ba siya sayo sa pag grow mo spiritually and as a person or mag hihilaan lang kayo pababa.

Napansin ko kasi sa henerasyon natin ngayon, kadalasan ang downfall ng mga kabataan ay ang tinatawag na “PAG-IBIG”. Kapag nainlove na, nawawal na sa focus, nawawala na sa goal, nabibitawan ang calling, nawawala sa ministry…yan yung tinatawag na wrong timing o kaya wrong person. Kumbaga di pa hinog, pinitas mo na. 

Gaya nga ng sabi sa Song of Solomon 8:4 “Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right.”

Kaya ang “PAG-IBIG” pinagdarasal yan, niluluhod yan sa Lord at pinag iisipan. Huwag lagi pairalin ang puso, lagi mo ring samahan yan ng utak. 

Para naman sa lahat ng babae na nagbabasa po nito, gusto kong malaman mo na YOU ARE WORTH PURSUING. Unahin mo munang mahalin at respetuhin ang sarili mo, maging masaya ka muna sa sarili mo, maging kumpleto ka at maging buo. Para kapag binigay na siya sayo ni Lord, BUO KA. Huwag kang mag madali, maniwala ka sa God’s Best. 💐🌷🌸🌼

Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord and he will give You your heart’s desires.” 

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata…😊☺️😉 To God be the Glory! 🙌🙏👑

Ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo! 

“Ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo” by Juan Miguel Severo. 

Biniro ako ng kaibigan ko matapos naming mapanood ang video niya at dinare niya akong gumawa din ng aking huling tula, agad-agad!! 

Kaya nais ko pong ibagi sa inyo ang aking agad-agad na gawang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo. Hahaha. 

Ito na ang huling tula na isususlat ko. Huling tula na bibigkasin ko para sayo. Huling salita na kailangang malaman mo. Dahil pagod na pagod na ako. Pagod na pagod na ako sa paulit-ulit. Paulit-ulit. Paulit-ulit na pag sabi mong mahal mo ako kapag walang sumasalo sayo. Sa paulit-ulit, paulit-ulit na pinaparamdam mong mahalaga ako kapag walang nagpapahalaga sayo. Sa paulit ulit na pangako na lagi namang napapako. Sa paulit ulit mong sinasabing magbabago na ako na wala namang nakikitang pagbabago. Nakakasawa na. Nakakapagod na. Kaya tama na. Huli na to. Ito na ang huling tula na isusulat ko para sa’yo. 

HAHAHAHAHA. Inspired by Juan Miguel Severo. 

Ramdam mo ba ang emosyon? Hahaha. Dapat lang! May halong emosyon talaga yan! HAHA.