Natural Vs. Spiritual Blood

I went to one of those Bible studies this morning and got a very good message from it. The theme was 'The One From The Other Side', and it was about how we're supposed to react or behave in this world as God's children.

I came late as I had to drop off my daughter to school first. When I got there, the speaker was talking about how normal people react to a situation. Say, if your spouse hurt your feelings, the common way of reacting is to find a way to hurt your spouse back (the more the better). That's what our natural blood will tell us to do. But our Spiritual Blood should guide us to react in a better way: to pray for our spouse, to forgive, and to make peace.

Even though I was really late, and probably only heard a quarter of the whole message, I believe I got the really important points. We need to face reality using a different point of view: God's point of view, which basically is love.

So, next time my daughter makes me angry and makes me really really want to yell at her or even spank her, I will try better to hold myself and keep saying positive words to her. Or next time when I feel disappointed with our economic condition, instead of crying or feeling down, I will keep crossing my fingers for my husband who I know is striving to get us out from this situation. That's what my Spiritual Blood should guide me to do. I know it's going to be hard, but I think trying is the least that I can do right now.


Birthday Celebration

We celebrated my daughter's birthday yesterday and it was a very cheerful moments. There were only her, me and her dad, her grandparents, and two of her cousins. I don't think it counted as a party, but we did have a lot of fun. Singing, blowing the candle, taking out the decoration off the cake, eating the cake, and opening the gifts. Part of me wanted to have a big celebration before, where I could invite all families and relatives... but at the end of the day, I felt really content with what we had. It's a very small gathering, but it was comfy and happy. We laughed a lot. I think what matters the most is that my daughter really really had fun. She really enjoyed her birthday celebration. She got the cake she chose herself, she got the gifts she wanted, and she got all the lovings she could take for the day.



My little girl is turning 4 today! Yaayy!!

Although we're not having a big party, we're still going to celebrate her birthday this afternoon with her grandmothers and her cousins. Like any other kid, she just can't wait for her party. She even asked about it since few days ago. And today, when the day is actually here, she's just even more ecstatic and being more impatient (she's even asking about it now as I'm writing this post). And this morning she just said the cutest thing that really made my day.

She asked: 'Mom, can we have the party now?'
Me: 'No, we're going to have the party this afternoon.'
She said: 'Okay.'

Then not five minutes later ... she asked again: 'Mom, is it afternoon yet?'

Man, talked about impatient. I can't help myself but laugh and just take her to go to school right away, before she insisted to have the party right at that moment.

When adults being impatient, we're usually turn annoying to everybody else. But when a kid being impatient, he/she seems to be able to make everyone else smile :)


God speaks

I just got a new follower, and as usual, I went over to this person's blogspot to check it out. Well, I got more that I can expect. I read his latest post titled 'Peaceful Anxiety' and I can't be more agree with him. I feel like he's talking about me because it's exactly how I feel. For those who's interested, go check it out at http://solidrock1611.blogspot.com/

This reminds me again how God works and speaks to us in unexpected ways. It reminds me to trust in God, despite all the doubts that I may have. And just believe that God loves us no matter what, and that He will carry us through our burdens. I'm thankful that in this troublesome moments, God still speaks to me, even through a total stranger.


New opportunity, new worries

My husband may have a new business opportunity ahead, but it will need a lot of capital which we don't really have right now. While we both think that this might be a good opportunity, we also realize the risks it entails. It was hard to decide what to do, but we've decided now.

We have decided that the risk need to be taken, otherwise we are stuck doing what we're doing right now, i.e., spending our savings bit by bit until it's all gone.
Although it will be hard, especially with the loans already on hand, we will try to get some more loan from the bank to start up this new business.
We will still try to sell our house because we can definitely use the money.
The new business may need few more months to start, so we're gathering as much information as possible, and prepare what we can prepare to make sure the road ahead will be less bumpy.

I don't know why, but I have a good feeling about this business. I really hope I'm right. I really hope it can give us the break that we desperately need. I'm crossing my fingers :)