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Prayer request, urgent!

Guys, my sister who is an unbeliever said she hit a rock bottom in life and after talking for a while with me she said she will give a chance to a Church. Please pray for her to accept Jesus into her life and for her to find a Church. Her name is Magda. Please, please, please pray for her and her husband. Thank you guys<3 God bless each and every one of you<3

The King of Promises

For the past few months, I have been debating within myself whether I should start seeking for new opportunities for my career or delay it again for a month. Admittedly, I have forgotten about how the Lord can guide me to the right path without the need for me to worry. It was also quite a pain to watch myself struggling with my devotion (because of my workload) and finishing the book of Deuteronomy, which I know I can finish in a month, or even less. It was late when I realized that this book in the Bible is a book of promises - His promises - which are in line with my current big struggle in life.

The book of Deuteronomy is found in the Old Testament but I still apply it to my modern life, both literally and figuratively speaking. Since March, the Lord uses this book to reveal to me how amazing and wonderful He is with His faithfulness for His promises to His children. It is all in the matter of obedience and victory for Christians; He dwells on the heart and favor of His children.

My struggles and tests first took place in April, when I asked the Lord if I am now allowed to chase other job opportunities and He allowed me. One of the most remarkable revelations of His was in Deuteronomy 13:3; “The Lord is testing you to find out whether you love Him with all your heart and will all your soul.” As an emotional baggage that may explode anytime, I was having moments of extreme confusion, depression, and anxiety, and I let everything eat me. My heart was corrupted by my obedience to my emotions - I was justifying that it is normal, but as a Christian, I should have known better. There is hope, and that hope is Him. Thankfully, He never leaves me despite of my shortcomings as His daughter.

Moving forward, I am almost at the end of this beautiful book. Earlier this morning, the Lord has surprised me with something on my devotion: I never pondered on a whole passage for my devotion. Most of the time, it’s just a verse or two, but today, the Lord has given me thirteen. From Deuteronomy 28:1-13, He showed me how He loves me and how He is great.

Deuteronomy 28:1-13 is all about His promises of blessings when we obey Him. I am not a perfect Christian; I also commit sins and sometimes, I still struggle when it comes to my obedience for Him. But in my current situation, the Lord is urging me to just obey and see what He plans to uncover in my life. He loves surprising me. He knew the moment I have decided to change the course of my career’s direction, I need His guidance and constant reminder because I have the tendency to decide on my own. I am fully aware that ever since the day I decided to accept Him as my Lord and my Savior, He is with me in everything that I do but sometimes, the old self continues to tempt me and distract me with my journey towards Him. Challenges are part of a Christian’s life and this is what I should always bear in my mind everyday. There is nothing I should worry about. He will grant me the favor He knows I deserve, in His perfect time.

As for my job applications, the Lord has been so great with His grace. He has given me two interviews already, and I am praying for the rest. Next week, I will be facing a final interview in a big media company here in the Philippines and I am having doubts about it, but I know that praying is only my protection and my way of knowing what to do and how to decide.

Praise the Lord, for He is good and He is mighty! He knows what His children wants but He also knows what is better for them. For this, He is great and worthy to be praised!

Turning Inadequacy Into Victory

Philippians 2:13

In every life, a sense of insufficiency will surface from time to time, but through the Holy Spirit, we have the power to combat it. Like the many insufficient but willing saints who have gone before us, we can turn inadequacy into victory.

1. Acknowledge your weakness. Suppose a neighbor walks across the yard and tells you about his sister’s life-threatening illness. He is upset and scared, wondering what comes after death. You clearly sense God speaking in your heart, urging you to explain His saving grace to the man, but inadequacy nearly drowns out the prompting. Feeling unsure is a normal human reaction, and following God’s directive requires that we acknowledge our fear—for example, by praying, “Lord, I don’t feel capable of witnessing to my neighbor.”

2. Pray for strength. Say to God, “Father, I know this is what You want me to do, so I am trusting You to be true to Your Word. You said You would make me adequate in Christ Jesus.” The Lord assumes responsibility for enabling you to know what to say, how to say it, and the spirit in which to deliver His message.

3. Step out in faith. Do something that propels you into the God-given opportunity, allowing Him to prove His power and your ability when you rely upon Him.

Let the Lord turn your inadequacy into victory—He delights in proving Himself in His children’s lives. The key is to look beyond our limitations to Jesus Christ’s total sufficiency. Only then can we live joyfully and confidently, even when we are painfully aware of our personal shortcomings.