A Love Letter of A Soon-To-Be Bride

A Love Letter of A Soon-To-Be Bride

here comes the brideDear Lord,

Here’s an open love letter for you Lord 🙂 I want to start this by saying THANK YOU. Thank you for everything that You did for me from the very first breath that I breathe and thank you for always reminding me that You love me so much in spite and despite of my imperfections. I don’t want this blog to sound very dramatic or anything, I just want to simply blog the things that You oh Lord is continually trying to show or teach me in this season of preparing for our wedding day and most importantly for marriage. I do hope that I can encourage or simply ignite hope to everyone of you who is reading this.

Psalm 139:13-14

13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

Exactly 177 days before our wedding day.  It seems like I keep on counting the days with so much joy, anticipation, excitement, love, peace and faith in You Lord.  I know that just like what You said on Your word, You know me very well, that I am created in Your likeness; with this Truth, I am very much secured for Your plans for us. I am Your daughter, and Melvin is Your son, You love us and with that assurance, we are just claiming all Your promises for us. During this season of preparation, of so many things, I admit that, there are times I feel very tired physically, to the point that , I need to take a break for awhile,  and breath in and breath out and relax 🙂 Because there’s so much things to do, there’s so much work to accomplish. And the fact that I am a girl, it’s given that I usually have many ideas that I want to do on my wedding day LOL! 🙂 But by the grace of God, little by little, I am slowly seeing the whole picture of my dream wedding day after day. Lord, I just pray that You will continually guide us in every step of the way. You hear our hearts desires and You honor our dreams and needs because You love us. Thank you for bringing us into this season. Lord, give us the grace to face every situations that’s  up ahead with so much of Your love. Give us an unwavering faith to believe and claim  all Your plans for us. Let our hearts continually  be pure in seeking You more everyday. Teach us to continually be humble and never put ourselves in the pedestal but instead put You first continually above anything and anyone. Continue to break our hearts for what breaks Yours. Let our tears  & our cry outs extends up to Heavens and let our smiles and laughter be heard loudly by You, oh Lord.  Because in You, we find our joy and strength. When I am thinking about the years that I have spent waiting and praying for this season, I am always reminded of Your faithfulness  for me Lord. And now that I am here, I am expectant and hopeful  for the things that You will continually show. Wedding is just a one day event but there’s a a lot of check list before that day 😀 🙂 Enjoying this time and savoring it because marriage is for God and because of God …   🙂 He is the Master of this love ❤ Declaring and claiming that our wedding day will be a showcase of Your ultimate power, joy, love, fun, faithfulness, miracles and really an event that each one of us will have a very personal encounter with You Lord. It is not about us,it will never be about us,  it is not about what we can do or cannot do. It’s all about Your plan that will be glorified and of course You Lord. And we are excited to witness and to experience it on e day at a time. Provision is a big word everyday, but I am reminded that trusting in God is much bigger. God is bigger, period.  Lord, thank you Lord because I am Your Bride, in the first place and with that truth, everything is in control by You Lord.  Whatever You have started, You will definitely finish it.

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. – 1 John 4:18

Your Loving Bride, Daughter,

Lourdy 🙂

and the wedding preparation continues … 🙂

Who Is Your Master?

Who Is Your Master?

“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” –Matthew 6:24

money

It’s not about the money.

Money, money, money! No I am not talking about Manny Pacquiao but I am talking about the money that we all want and need and that’s money. What do you like, a peso or a dollar?  Yes, all of us wants and needs money to survive and continue on living on this earth.  The Lord gives us all  the the abilities to produce wealth.  Let’s choose to be thankful in all the abilities that God gave us.

Money is good but if you let money be your master, we’ll that’s a big question mark there, why?

for the LORD your God, who lives among you, is a jealous God. His anger will flare up against you, and he will wipe you from the face of the earth. -Deuteronomy 6:15  

and one more thing, 

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.  -1 Timothy 6:10

Yes, you can go to different places, travel, buy all the things you want or need,  and have all the fame and fortune in this world but you cannot find your true purpose and happiness in acquiring all these momentary possessions,  because it will all fade.  May I ask you directly and up front,  when you have all of these things, can you bring it inside your death bed and bring it along with you when you die?  Definitely, the answer will be NO’  … So let me ask you another question, so why are you doing all the things that you are doing now? What’s your driving force in doing it? Is it money? fame? better life? and so on … whatever your reasons is, I do hope that it’s not plainly to acquire MONEY MONEY MONEY … there are things in life that cannot be bought by money. You cannot be contented by all of these, I tell you.  

Money can ruin a family, money can break  relationships, money can cause confusion if you choose to make it your master, the master of your life, the driving force why you live and breath.   So who must be our Master in this life? In all areas of our life. The answer is Jesus. Because in Him, you will find Life, He can restore relationships, He is the King of Peace.  It is not about how big your bank account is, or how small it is, it is all about your faith in God. It’s a daily decision too, to live in Him, in order to experience the fullness of life.

I feel very sad for those people who let money dictate their future or decisions in life.  My heart is broken. If you ask me, I am no close to Paris Hilton, my bank account is not as big as what she have, but I am living my life with so much faith while doing my best  in all the things that God has entrusted me to cultivate or grow, weather in work or in my personal life.  We are planning our  wedding now, together with my Love, Melvin,  and if you ask me, where will we get all those money for a one time big event? And yes, the next day after is another story, ( inhale and exhale ) what just secure and keeps us at peace is that God is the author of this love story, and He will let us experience His glory in this new season.  So there, we still believe, be joyful and trust in His plans for us.  And yes, we don’t let money dictate our plans now, or even our future plans because God is the Master of  of our life.

It’s so sad to know that there are people who are doing all their best to take advantage or put the burden to someone because of the need or want for money. It’s fact and it’s the reality of life. I just pray for wisdom, grace and forgiveness to abound in this kind of circumstances and situations.

Again, money can take over rule your life when you let it to be your master and can bring destruction to you or your loved ones if it is not handled according to God’s purpose.

Money can be a channel of blessing, or cause of destruction.  who is your Source? God or men?

And the ultimate question everyday for us is a choice,

Who is your Master? God or money?

God bless everyone! May God direct all your desires, plans according to His plans and will for your life.