Officially 22 here and some of the people are teasing me with the whole “ate” or “manang” thing. *smiles*
Woah, 22 years of existence! God loves me so much, He’s been helping me in every way through. One wrong move back then, I would come tumbling down and maybe I won’t be able to get up and will bring a lot of shame to my family. But my Lord spared me because I know He has better things in store for me. Imagine my relief now that I think about it!
So today, when I woke up, I sent the sanity check SMS to my supervisors and slept at the couch. When I woke up at around 10:30 AM, I read the Bible and reflected and prayed. While I was praying, I felt His presence. It’s like He’s beside me sitting and listening closely to my prayers. I was just simply overwhelmed with joy and this had never happened in my previous birthdays before! I’m so thrilled turning 22, it’s like, whenever I think about what He has in store for me, I feel all giddy and excited. I couldn’t ask for anything more. I have everything I need, right here.
After praying, I checked out my Facebook and replied to the wall posts and birthday greetings from people. It’s a big treat reading those messages and wishes. I was thinking of what to do and where to go, but I was lazy enough to go out or eat out as I wanted to save money for my HK trip in June. But then my high school friends invited me to eat out and we did. We met at Super Bowl in G4 and it was nice to see Enzo and William again after 5 years. The last time I saw William was in high school and Enzo last summer. I never got to see them in between college years.
Overall, my day went great!Thanking Mom for her gift. HAHAHA Just exactly what I needed.
My wishes include my father – that wherever he is, I hope he is doing fine and I hope he too, is walking hand by hand with the Holy Spirit and experiencing God’s greatness; my brother to grow up into the man God wants him to be, I pray that the Lord will preserve him and that someday he understands God’s word. To my Mom, to finally find what she is looking for, and if not, I hope she finds happiness and contentment in the fact that God loves her and that God will never leave nor forsake her in any situation that may come in the future. To my relatives, that they too will know God’s mercy and His free gift of eternal life, that they too will come to know and walk with Him. To that one person I’ve known for the past 5 years, I wish that God will call on Him and He would make ways to lead this person into His work and Kingdom. To my friends, who have never thought of following God and believing in His wonderful promises, may they be enlightened and come to know the truth. And to me, that someday, I become the woman molded by the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and that I become a warrior for Him and be contagious enough to lead a difference to others for His Kingdom. Amen.
I have a feeling I still have a lot of years to continue thanking the Lord and a lot of reasons to do so. Thank You for giving such joy in my heart.
Quoting my high school yearbook verse, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Cor. 12:10