Huwebes, Setyembre 19, 2013

Placing Our Hopes To GOD


Proverbs 11:7

Hopes placed in mortals die with them;
    all the promise of[a] their power comes to nothing.
New International Version (NIV)


Kawikaan 11:7 (Tagalog) Magandang Balita Biblia (TPV)
Ang pag-asa ng masama ay kasama niyang pumapanaw, ang umasa sa kayamanan ay mawawalang kabuluhan.

Continuation…

After the hospital visit we managed to reach the church early. Seated at the second to the last row, I was thinking how money had great effect in our lives after seeing a mother’s peace of mind and contentment. Her dream for her son had finally come true. Her son finally was able to support them and his family. Mother had placed her hopes with his son. I just prayed that she would be thankful to God for such blessing of peace of mind through him.

While in this state, my eyes was looking at the church youth practicing their part on praise and worship when a church worker approached me and had managed to sell two sachet organic coffee which I do not intend to use but bought it because of the sympathy I had for him. I know he needs money badly too and had been placing his hope for survival with God. I do not have much but is willing to share a little. He lived a very basic and simple life but a smile would never go out of his face. Often times in his testimony, he would say God had never failed him.

He and another church worker asked me to give an inspirational song before the message of the night was given. I also give in to that. Totally unprepared, my heart prepared the song for me and before I was able to sing the song the church Pastor announced the need for the church electrical wiring replacements and my brother in Christ – Steven gave a testimony being under a great challenge in life at the moment then I knew right then and there why my heart chose the song.


Great is Thy faithfulness, Oh, God my Father.
There is no shadow of turning with Thee.
Thou changes not Thy compassion they failed not.
To Thy great faithfulness, Lord unto me.

Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed, Thy hand had provided
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witnessed
To thy great faithfulness mercy and love

Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed, Thy hand had provided
Great is Thy faithfulness Lord unto me.

Parson for sin and peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence Lord to cheer and to guide
Strength for today and bright hopes for tomorrow
Blessings all mine with ten thousands beside

Great is Thy faithfulness, Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning new grace I see
All I have needed Thou hast provided
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.

In every aspect of nowadays life, Money has a great involvement… may it be personal, family, church and others. But there is a realization on one aspect that money cannot provide, the ability to move on with our lives when we place our HOPES to GOD.



30 komento:

  1. You chose to sing a very heartwarming song. One of the things that I learned while studying in a Catholic school is that "He who sings prays twice".

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. I feel blessed with that comment. Thank you so much, Lady Anne. God bless!

      Burahin
  2. Yet, another truly wonderful message. Thank you for sharing such inspiration that would make us think and ponder about our lives. :)

    TumugonBurahin
  3. Amen!!! i super i agree.. as stated on driven purpose i life.. We hope to cope. God is always giving us reason to hope to cope to our struggles or challenges on our life. :)

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. We have that book. my son bought one but I haven't borrowed it yet to start..perhaps..I would start reading it too

      Burahin
  4. So true, God has and always been faithful, no matter how we wander off. Knowing we have a God who is constant is comforting, a real source of hope.

    TumugonBurahin
  5. This is so timely with what we are experiencing now... the Zamboanga Crisis Now on Day 12! Armed conflict is an equalizer... no planes... no stores... no banks! But, we still HOPE for the best and we still believe in God's plans!!!

    TumugonBurahin
  6. I agree with this one. I know GOD has a plan for everyone..Let's always hope for the best

    TumugonBurahin
  7. I have learned to look "ahead" - to His second coming and imagine my miseries coming to an end and enjoy wonderful riches for all the saints in heaven!

    TumugonBurahin
    Mga Tugon
    1. Such a wonderful world it would be..no miseries, no pains...all is but the glory of the Lord...what a happy place!

      Burahin
  8. This is such a good passage from the Bible. I remember my parents' choir singing this every mass.

    TumugonBurahin
  9. Money has its role in life, in our daily transactions...but this has to be placed in good use. As a mother, I also place my hopes on my son. I pray for him to be able to reach his own dreams...but in the process also an instrument of hope to others.

    TumugonBurahin
  10. What a great, great song. I really miss attending the services in my Christian church before, but I don't worry because I know God will root me in a good church. As for the money, I always believe money is God's instrument in helping us. As long as we handle it correctly. :-)

    TumugonBurahin
  11. Money should be the key to help other to achieved their dreams. Great song! Thanks for sharing:)

    TumugonBurahin
  12. Ate Glen can you share to me worship songs. Gusto ko un ang kantahin ni Matt :) Anyway, I agree with what you said. Money is really a big part of everyday lives, but God is One Who makes all things possible. God bless us more.

    TumugonBurahin
  13. sigh, this post really touched me, almost teary eyed. thank you, ms. glenda for all the inspiring posts. i agree, we should all place our hopes to HIM.

    TumugonBurahin
  14. Yes, I place my hope in Him every day of my life! :)

    TumugonBurahin
  15. another great post and yes i trust God so I put my hope to him

    TumugonBurahin
  16. God will always provide. even when we least expect him to. and money is fleeting. what good is being rich when you're not even happy with your life.

    TumugonBurahin