Hola!!! everyone! How’s everyone doing? 🙂 I hope you are all doing great as you read my blog update. Hmmm… Christmas is just around the corner … 71 days before Christmas to be exact.. how time flies! Haha 🙂 But before the Christmas season, I just want to share what happened on our first Couples Getaway last September! 🙂
It’s Last September 25 & 26 2015, my husband Melvin & I, attended our first Couples Getaway in Nuvali Laguna! 🙂 We we’re both excited to learn new things from different couples, be refresh by God’s word & hear nuggets of wisdom from our main speakers Ptr. Juray Mora & his wife Ms. Deah. 🙂
Actually, it’s really hard to pick what’s the main take home from the 3 part talk of the awesome couple. But here are my top topic picks that I want to share with you all that really reminded me to always trust God, rebuke me when my intentions and motives are not right and not pleasing to God — it’s not what I want, it’s what God wants that truly matters — It’s not about what you and I can get from God but it’s really knowing who GOD is in a very intimate and purposely way. KNOW GOD because you desire Him period. ( No more other personal hidden agendas because you want this and that .. JUST PURELY BE INTIMATE WITH GOD! 🙂 ) And yes, please let that sink in your system first …
Inhale .. exhale 🙂
So here it is,
Genesis 2:19-2 (NLT)
19 So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man[a] to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one. 20 He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him.
21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs[b] and closed up the opening. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.
23 “At last!” the man exclaimed.
“This one is bone from my bone,
and flesh from my flesh!
She will be called ‘woman,’
because she was taken from ‘man.’”
24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one
“Only God can complete you through your spouse.” – Ptr. Juray Mora – And yes, truly God is the mastermind of marriage. So whatever differences you and your spouse have, it’s good to be reminded that marriage is a blessing not a burden. My husband & I have differences of course! We are two unique individuals that are united and bonded through Christ love that’s why we are able to get though this life, joyfully, stronger and grateful each day because God is the ultimate reason for our marriage. So if you ask me, is marriage exciting? my answer will be YES! 🙂 It is your up close look to God’s love for you in your life in a different level!
“Marriage is wonderful but sometimes it’s a painful process.” – Ptr. Juray Mora – Marriage is really not a walk in the park .. 24/7 .. ** Ooops sorry to pop the bubble there all you singles out there! 🙂 it’s not always butterflies in the stomach or the kilig” that only matters .. it’s also the hardships that counts 🙂 Why? because in reality, God will put you in a situation that will test you or teach you a lesson … ever wonder why God does not make sense sometimes if we try to figure it out? But know that, even if we look at things in a very momentary way of thinking, God always has, a better plans for us. Even when God does not make sense .. choose to TRUST HIM.. HE KNOWS WHAT’S HE IS DOING fellas 🙂 Painful moments in a married life is a reminder of God’s sovereignty in spite and despite of. Will you choose to delight in Him no matter what the cause? I am reminded of an instant noodles … because marriage is not an instant noodles or a fast food chain that you can get or be excellent or professional in an instant .. MARRIAGE is a PROCESS of GROWING and KNOWING GOD MORE each day through your spouse and through all the things or seasons that God will let you experience.
“Our provision is not dependent on who you are but it depends on who your God is. You do not need to broadcast all your needs, go to God” – Ptr. Juray Mora – And this is a very good reminder to everyone. It’s given that we all have needs right and also wants? But where do we go if we have our set of list of all these? Do we go directly to God or do we excitedly want to update our facebook status of our whereabouts and needs? Social media is a good thing but sometimes, it is use in a wrong motive and intentions. As what Ptr. Juray said, go directly to God when you want or need something, you do not need to broadcast it to the whole FB world 🙂 .. it’s all about what God can do and not what you can do or what the people around you can do for you. When we we’re talking about faith and budget, I just realize that it is really a great reminder, a correction, and a blessing too to hear this direct and truthful words especially that money or budgeting is one of the things that a husband and wife talks about. In a nutshell, just simply go to God directly for whatever personal desires, needs, wants.. you do not need to broadcast it in FB, twitter, blog or any social media because God can hear all of those even if you don’t involve social medias because you and I have direct access to God… a very personal access to God and that is PRAYER 🙂 Pray as a couple! PRAYER WORKS! 🙂 Do magnify God’s name in your lifestyle with or without updating your social media 🙂 He knows and sees what you are doing online or offline.. 🙂 your life audience should be God & not your number of ‘likes’ online. Be secured my dear readers 🙂 So choose to be personal with God and not choose to broadcast just like what Ptr. Juray said .. God directly to God, period 🙂
So there, hope you are encouraged, corrected, blessed, reminded and blessed by this update 🙂 Sharing with you all some photos during our Couples Getaway 🙂
Until next time my dear readers! May God’s joy, peace and righteousness be with you always in whatever season God has put you now.. God has a reason and purpose for it 🙂 Smile .. you are still alive and kicking! too many to be thankful for in this life … 🙂
Love, Mrs. Piza 🙂 ❤