(The Philippine Star) - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his. — Psalm 100:3 Each of us is an original from God’s hand. There are no self-made men or women. No one ever became talented, buffed, or bright all by himself or herself. God made each of us all by Himself. He thought of us and formed us out of His unspeakable love. God made your body, mind, and soul. And He isn’t done with you; He is still making you. His single-minded purpose is our maturity: “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil. 1:6). God is making you braver, stronger, purer, more peaceful, more loving, less selfish — the kind of person you’ve perhaps always wanted to be. “[God’s] unfailing love continues forever and his faithfulness continues to each generation” (Ps. 100:5 NLT). God has always loved you … [Read more...] about You’re an original
Promise of a peaceful home (The Philippine Star) - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid. — Micah 4:4 The number of refugees in our world today — people who have had to leave their homes due to conflict and persecution — is higher than it’s ever been. The UN has petitioned leaders to work together in receiving refugees so that every child will get an education, every adult will find meaningful work, and every family will have a home. The dream of making homes for refugees in crisis reminds me of a promise God made to the nation of Judah when ruthless Assyrian armies threatened their homes. The Lord commissioned the prophet Micah to warn the people that they would lose their temple and their beloved city of Jerusalem. But God also promised a beautiful future beyond the loss. A day will come, said Micah, when God will … [Read more...] about Promise of a peaceful home
Lotto results for August 15, 2019 (The Philippine Star) - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am EZ2 - 22 9 3 digits (Evening draw) - 0 4 7 6 digits - 5 7 2 7 6 7 6/42 Lotto - 16 6 33 37 27 21 P62,009,594.60 6/49 SuperLotto - 13 25 26 33 34 40 P40,512,889.20 … [Read more...] about Lotto results for August 15, 2019
(The Philippine Star) - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am The Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them. — Numbers 14:9 “My husband was offered a promotion in another country, but I feared leaving our home, so he reluctantly declined the offer,” my friend shared with me. She explained how apprehension over such a big change kept her from embracing a new adventure, and that she sometimes wondered what they missed in not moving. The Israelites let their anxieties paralyze them when they were called to inhabit a rich and fertile land that flowed “with milk and honey” (Ex. 33:3). When they heard the reports of the powerful people in large cities (Num. 13:28), they started to fear. The majority of the Israelites rejected the call to enter the land. But Joshua and Caleb urged them to trust in the Lord, saying, “Do not be afraid of the people in the land” … [Read more...] about Not fear but faith
Fear can paralyze but faith propels us to follow God. (The Philippine Star) - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am Fear can paralyze but faith propels us to follow God. … [Read more...] about Fear can paralyze but faith propels us to follow God.