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Ang dami kong natutunan, ang dami kong naramdaman, ang dami kong natuklasan tungkol sa Diyos at sa sarili ko pero hindi kasya dito eh. Try natin i-enumerate, mga kafreshness.

1. When God Says….
How seriously do you take God for His words? I asked myself that and realized that kahit sa Kanya, na unfailing, inerrant and full of love and grace ay punong-puno ako ng trust issues. I’ve been coming to terms with how much I believe what God says.

I got involved in a minor motorcycle accident in Camotes. Habang naka-brake kami ng churchmate ko, sinalpok kami ng isa ring motorsiklo. Everything happened so fast. But we are okay. I landed on my hip, at salamat sa fats ko, I did not break any bones haha. And I got several small bruises.

My friend and I were talking about it, about how the accident could have been avoided if we made a turn on a different street, or if we left just a few minutes later.

The motorcycle hit the side of ours and we are amazed na walang nabali sa amin, hindi kami duguan, hindi kami nauntog sa malalaking bato, etc. I realized that God knows and has planned all those little details in advance, and when He promises that He will preserve our lives and go before us, He really, really means that.

The next day, my churchmate friend preached about Psalm 23. As we were reading the passage, all the words rang in my ears, echoed through the walls of my heart and bounced off my chest with an intensity that said, “This is real. God has said this, He means this, and this is real.”

The Lord is my shepherd…… (Psalm 23)
I am the good shepherd……. (John 10)

Kaya mga kafreshness, if God promises you something, be secured! He will do it. He will provide. He will come through. He is the Lord of all creation and He is a God of His words. Salamat, Lord.

2. Sunshine
May bago na akong favorite thing in the whole world, and it is waking up with sun rays on my face.

Dito sa kwarto namin sa Cebu, the window is small and is blocked by a huge wall, kaya kahit 10 am na ay madilim pa rin sa loob. That has contributed to my horrible sleeping patterns last sem.

Thanks to Tacloban and Camotes, nagbalik na ang morning-person self ko. Haha

3. Families × Friends
We are born into families. We choose our friends, who later on become family. Lord, thank you for these reservoirs of love, and although we are imperfect, we get to experience your perfection in these glorious, little doses.

4. Insecurity
I wrote about this before. I needed reminding. Haha.

Medyo bummer, mga kafreshness, when you are having a good day so far at umakyat kayo ng bundok para magkasignal for a little bit and when you open your social media you find that other people are fulfilling your dreams.

Alam mo yon? Their lives, your dreams.

Again hindi naman nila sinadya iyon, at wala ka namang kinalaman pero heto ka na naman, tinatabi mo ang timeline ng buhay mo sa buhay nila and all you do is add and subtract and compare and feel bad about everything.

Yesterday I sat down at the pier in Camotes, looked out at the sea, and reminded myself, “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

My life is not a glass half-empty. Actually, it’s not even half-full. … My cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me, all the days of my life.

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