Biyernes, Mayo 10, 2013

A SECRET


Can you keep a secret?

Proverbs 10:9
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Salin sa Magandang Balita Biblia: 
Kawikaan 10:9
Ang namumuhay ng tapat ay pinaghaharian ng kapayapaan, ngunit ang may likong landas ay malalantad balang araw.

Personal Application:
Being silent is different from keeping a secret.

“I kept no secret for there is no thought you have not known”…a line in the song “ With All My Heart”...one that I often sung in church mostly during our Vesper Service.

Can we really keep a secret?


Not from God.

It is not in my nature to share my real feelings and as a result I kept it as a secret… but little by little I have learned to share. Blogging made me share some of my secrets…my hidden feelings, my thoughts and ideas…being able to share it felt like freedom. I am not holding anything against anyone and I feel peace and comfort…and I love it! It feels like saying “Hey! This is me! It is all that I am. Take it or leave it, it’s all there.”

I want this feeling to last. I think it is best not to welcome negative thoughts, ignore bad ideas and disregard those who would encourage us to do wrong or feel bad…thus we can encourage them to follow the will of the Lord instead and help them be happy. We should not keep this good news. We should share. We should not keep ill-feelings and we must avoid mischief.

Prayer:
Our heavenly Father, Thank You for providing me a way to gain peace and happiness. Thank you for the freedom that I felt…for the integrity…honesty…for the love You have given me. Thank You for the warning that I should keep in mind to follow Your straight path... Forgive me, Lord, if I was astray. Guide me, Oh, Lord for I am not perfect. I am giving it all to you, Lord God, and putting my life in Your hands. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Lesson Learned:
The real secret in life is by not keeping a secret at all.

44 (na) komento:

  1. Blogging is a good way to start opening up because you can be anonymous if you want. You control what information you give out there. Sharing a little bit of yourself can be a relief especially when you are troubled.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Very true indeed! thansk for your comment! God bless!

      Burahin
  2. Happy for you, that you have found your peace. There are times we handle sensitive issues that are said to be "secret". When this matters causes us troubles it is helpful to find someone whom we can share it with, someone who is trustworthy; so we can unload our burdens.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Your comment remind me of the word "FAMILY"

      Burahin
  3. I usually am a good keeper of secrets. I believe when someone entrusted you with a secret, you must do everything to be trustworthy.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. If it is for the sake of everybody's wellness or good, for good improvement or development,I would. but if it is to destroy..I am not sure I can and I pray that I would not hear those destructive secrets...Its going to be a burden on my part.

      Burahin
  4. I'm showing my trust by keeping the SECRET, secrets. I'm good secret keeper. I won't keep secret anything about my life but when other person trust me and tell something.. I won't tell anyone.:) good post!

    TumugonBurahin
  5. I am like you. It's not common for me to share my real feelings and blogging made me share some of it. It's my tool,and became my passion. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  6. Blogging does help one express themselves better. I too have gotten that experience.

    TumugonBurahin
  7. I write in my journal my deepest secrets and share them too to our Lord. I find these therapeutic aside from blogging.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Yes, I am keeping a journal too like you.Keep it up, sis! God bless!

      Burahin
  8. Welcome to the BC Blogger Community.
    I know blogging will make your personality a bit public but still there are things that needs to be kept privately. hehehe

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Oo nga..hayan..public property na ang journal ko tuloy..hihi..but I am glad I was able to share it and I hope sa mas marami pa to be able to share the goodness of the Lord. Although I wasn't sharing the entire journal coz some are really too personal, I am glad you convinced me to share...

      Burahin
  9. I find blogging therapeutic too. I can write my thoughts and feelings. Though I can write all, at least there's an avenue to express how I feel. Welcome to BC Bloggers!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Thank you...I am still a mess in this making comment and all, you know naman our net.."so bilis!!!!"...I need a lot of patience!

      Burahin
  10. I love blogging but I do get scared sometimes because I feel like I'm sharing too much. I don't want my whole life to be out in public. So, I still have my little secrets. :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Actually, I was like you even worst that I was too scared to blog..pero masaya pala..

      Burahin
  11. I have been blogging regularly for ten months, and although I have shared a lot, I have recently limited putting personal photos and details. The blogosphere is a jungle, and although blogging gave me the freedom to be more carefree than I am in real life, I take real care in not exposing much of me and my kids in public :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. I have been wanting to follow you, but everytime I open your site..one question raised into my mind "How?". I need to learn more and one day I can learn and follow you na.

      Burahin
    2. Glenda, just click at the "Join Me" at Google Friend Connect on the right side of the blog. Try including the google friend connect on your blog too so we can follow each other :)

      Burahin
  12. i agree, we can't keep a secret to God. my life is an open book for God. he knows everything and we can't hide something from Him.

    TumugonBurahin
  13. blogging helps people to share their thoughts, their secrets...

    TumugonBurahin
  14. Once in my life, I got tempted to post in Facebook almost every thought I had, every rant and the like. But I learned in the end, that the best person to share the inner me is with my own Creator. Yes, you are right sis. Welcome to blogging!

    TumugonBurahin
  15. I love your blog, Ms. Glenda. I like how you relate Biblical passages into experiences that are relatable. Welcome to the community!

    TumugonBurahin
  16. ohh i am for you, during my first year - i am having a second thought whether to share all my thoughts on my blogs. Yet, i find it a passion sharing my life's chronicles. Anyway, it's just how your readers perceived it. For as long as you're sharing from the heart then you have no problem with that.

    TumugonBurahin
  17. That's true, we cannot keep secrets from God. Regarding blogging and sharing about your personal life, I believe that you can set limits. It really depends on you. I've been blogging since last year only but I am conscious not to share too much about my hubby and kids. But more on the experience that we had about what I'm writing about. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  18. like you, i'm not the type who shares most of my personal life in public. that's why you can't see any status update from me on social media like FB. when i started blogging, it somehow changed everything. yes, i still don't update status in social media like FB but i share some of my personal life in blogging, which somehow is an avenue for me to let go of things that i wanted to say. i try my best to limit though especially about my husband and baby. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
  19. Yes, my life is an open book in God's eyes, but even so, He still encourages us to talk with Him and open up to Him, to seek Him each time. It might be easy for me to keep secrets now that I am more mature because I will soon forget about it, haha!

    TumugonBurahin
  20. amen to that! there is no fear if you are walking in the light.

    TumugonBurahin
  21. It's easy to spill other people's secrets for the sake of gossip but it is better to keep our mouths shut. I can keep a secret and I trust that is what God wishes us to do too.
    Yes, I've been gone awhile. :-)
    Eliz

    TumugonBurahin
  22. If we decide so, we can keep secrets...but if there is a need to do so, I guess that is where our choice to do so or not matters...

    TumugonBurahin
  23. I believe we can keep some secrets because there are things in our lives that are not for public awareness. But we cannot keep anything from God and that's the good thing about keeping our integrity. We know that someone knows so we try to keep our paths straight. God bless po.

    TumugonBurahin
  24. some things are not for everyone to know... but if we are living righteously, there should be no fear about self-image preservation. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  25. Thanks for the inspiring words of HIM. Thanks for the prayers too.

    TumugonBurahin
  26. You could say I am more open when I write things rather than speak things out. Still in blogging, I only choose what I want to share to everyone. There are things that I still keep to myself and those very, very close friends. I guess, we ration out those personal things according to the audience. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. yes I agree with you sis...thank for the comment. I feel blessed! God bless!

      Burahin
  27. Yeah you are right! Blogging has actually become a reality-show hahaha

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. oh...I did not plan on becoming a celebrity hahaha...but you are right!

      Burahin
  28. The Lord bless you for sharing His Word through blogging. You are a great witness and would be a blessing to many others. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Thank you so much.. praise be to God! Amen!

      Burahin
  29. I agree. For me blogging has been my therapy. As a stay at home mom, I vent out, talk about, and blog about what is usually the running thought in my head for that day. Even if my blog isn't popular, earning, or anything I'm happy that it is out there.

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Amen, Mys!..it is really wonderful to share and learn.

      Burahin
  30. Thank you for all those comments, being able to share the message with you is enough for me to be blessed. Praise the Lord!

    TumugonBurahin