Humility Part 2

God really is in control of all things.  Once again He reminded me of that.  And yesterday,  I just smiled and prayed to Him because I knew in my heart that He was teaching me to be humble.  I just want to share you -

Yesterday, Vergil and I took the insurance licensure examinations at the Insurance Commission.  Prior to that, we had our training and we were handed out mock exams to review.  Since my college background is Accountancy, most of the terms in the training were not new to me.  Not true though for my husband since he is an Engineer.  Through the course of the preparation, I was laughing at him and I was jokingly bragging of my high score in the mock exams.  While he was having doubts of passing and was telling me that He will rely on God for this.  I was overly confident, he was nervous.

Exam time, I answered everything smoothly.  As I reviewed my answers, I noted that I have just 2-3 questions that I am not sure of.  The rest I know.  Vergil was halfway when I stood up and submitted my papers.  While we were waiting for the result, he admitted he was worried because he noted around 15 answers he was not sure of.

Result time.  He got 79%, I got 72%.  We both passed.  Passing is 70%.

I was shocked of my result.  I was sure I'd get not less than 90%!   Then my heart laughed - I knew it!  God was teaching me a lesson.  Although I prayed to Him before the exam - I relied on my own strength, I was confident.  He just showed me that He could have let me failed if He wanted to.  Because He is in control.  Another lesson- be humble!  I was laughing at my husband  but He got a higher score!!!  Hahaha!

God really teaches us everyday.  Even in small and harmless moments of our life, He is molding us.

I thank God for the valuable lesson He taught me yesterday.




Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.  Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Since my greatest flaw is pride,  humility is far out in my character.  And this is one thing I always pray about.  That the Lord enable me to practice humility and become secure of who I am.  That He remind me everyday that I should be giving glory to Him and work on His approval instead of impressing men.  Most of my life was about who is the greatest - in school and work.  I focused on achieving more than the people around me.  I just had to be shining and rising above the rest.  I cannot be part of the average but I had to be one of the few.

But the Lord showed me that humility that speaks volumes.  He, being a God has taken the nature of a Servant and humbled Himself and loved us despite the rejections and mocking thrown at Him when He was here on earth.  He could have easily revealed Himself of His power - but He obeyed the Father's will.  Such a heart He also wants us to have.

I believe by God's grace, I will be able to develop the humility that the Lord wants me to have.  It will be a painful transformation, but the reward will be worth it!


Do Not Love The World

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or anything in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  For everything in the world- the cravings of sinful man, the lusts of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does- comes not from the Father but from the world.   The world and its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever.

I am a work in progress.  Before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior,  I was arrogant and boastful.  I took credit of what I have accomplished and I am proud to let everyone see how I can control and achieve the things I want in life.  Until God humbled me through the trials and problems that was thrown my way.

 I became resentful and bitter.  I blamed others for what happened.  But God is good because he drawn me\
into the light and where He finally revealed to me why it had to be that way.  Now, I am more than grateful for what happened.  I found God and finally found a deep sense of purpose in life.

As I was spending my time with the Lord this morning, He reminded me to keep my path on the right track through the verse above.  Lately, I have kept a full schedule juggling being a mom and wife, an online store seller, a GLC student and reviewing for my upcoming license exams. And I skipped my morning coffee with Him since I can no longer bring myself up at 4:45 AM.  I am glad this morning, the Holy Spirit enabled me.

Here's one thing I discovered the past weeks.  Whenever I skipped my morning time talking to God and listening to Him through His word,  I am more prone to taking the easier way of life. I am more tempted to succumbed to my sinful nature and its desires.  My greatest flaw is my PRIDE, and from that it breeds envy, cravings for material things, arrogance and boasting. And I have been tempted by all that the past days and my heart is guilty.

I thank God that this morning He reminded me again to live according to His will and to live in light of eternity.

God is really great!



I became a work at home mom since my last employment at Palms Country Club.  I thought being such will be a bliss! Being able to dictate my own time and having the time to spend with my kids.  But it was not so.  There are many challenges that went my way.  One is not having the income that I used to have.  Another is no one to delegate other tasks to.  But you see,  I gave up a good career to pursue what I thought a valid and deserving dream of mine:  to be able to gain financial freedom and live a lifestyle of wealth and fame.  Then God had to discipline me and bring me back to the right direction.  He opened my eyes slowly to what direction He wants me to take.  Mind you, it is not something that is even close to what I've always wanted.  But I learned to surrender my life to Him and let go of the reigns.  Amazingly, amidst the trouble and hardship  of life, I found joy and peace.  And most of all, I found a deep PURPOSE.

I am a WAHM.  A Wotk At Home Mom.  And my boss is not myself anymore.  I am a servant of God.  And I am praying that I become a good and faithful servant all through out.  Deserving to be with Him in eternity.


Dear God

I pray for those affected by the rain and flood.  Strengthen them Lord and please bring them all to safety.  I pray for those who are risking their lives to save people and for those with kind hearts to sacrificially and lovingly shared for those who are in need. At these trying times, may your people call on you and learn to surrender their lives to you as their Savior and Lord.

Thank you Lord, that we are safe.  This is a time when I realize more how petty my problems are compared to what most are going through right now.  And I am grateful even more of your blessings.

We ask all of these in Jesus mighty name.



It was only the other day when I was feeling down and started to worry again about the future... pressure of problems was slowly creeping inside me.  The need to take control was shouting its way back.  Late that night, I cried out to God my worries and heartache. And He impressed upon my heart how much He loves me and that I need to trust Him and wait for His will in my life.  I calmed down at once and then started to count the many blessings I have.  And it dawned on me how petty was it for me to worry about something that is not even sure to happen.  Or to worry about the future when He told me that the worries of today is enough of its own.

Before  sleep took me, I opened my bible and this verses calmed me even more:

Psalm 116: 5-7
The Lord is gracious and rigtheous;
  our Lord God is full of compassion,
The Lord protects the simplehearted;
  when I was in great need, he saved me.

Be at rest once more O my soul,
  for the Lord has been good to you.

I again prayed for His will in my life and surrendered every thing to Him.


Wedding At Century Park Hotel

A night before there was a storm surge in Manila Bay where the stretch of Roxas Boulevard was flooded (w/ salt water and trash), we attended  Vergil's college friend Charles' wedding.  We thank God we arrived home safely that night.  The wedding ended around 11PM and the weather has turned from bad to worse.  As we drove along Roxas Blvd, there were knocked down trees and branches and there was no electricity.

Anyways, it was a great time for Vergil to be able to be with his barkada that night and I enjoyed it too!  And it was a romantic wedding.  I can really feel the love of the couple Charles and Michelle.

Some pics - courtesy of Yves Eli Yu (hahahaha! downloaded it w/out permission from his facebook account).  Thanks Yves!!
The couple Michelle and Charles


With friends and the couple


The boys