God’s Encouragement For You!


rsz_1mbp_pinkNovember officially starts and this gets everyone counting the days till Christmas. First November weekend was family weekend. For us, November 1 and 2 meant spending time with things that last, meeting up with my hubby’s and my extended families. It also meant playing all the games we can play with the kids while we are off work. We have nothing against trick or treats but my kiddos and I have also opted to spend the weekend with bringing home chicks (which never stop chirping!), go to the movies, all while taking the time to celebrate the life and blessings of one great woman I look up to (Ate Pazee!) and visit one of our favorite newly-weds at their new home. Yep, creating late night visit traditions to all our wedding inaanaks (will get to everyone on the list soonest). May seem trivial to most but these are what make up fabulous weekends for this working blogger mom. Loving my job so much but I love it even more when it creates opportunities for me to balance life outside of work (Number 1 Telstra advocate here, thanks to the fabulous Assurance Team!). Just as I have completed my me-time for the week (thanks to my handsome hubby for me-time-budgets, wink wink!), I got creative and used our own gallery of pictures to share God’s encouragement to all my readers. Read along and feel free to let me know which encouragement you are most thankful to God for.

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You may be wrapping too many gifts this Christmas and will surely receive several, too, but the greatest gifts we have received are those that do not come wrapped in boxes. We have God to thank for answered prayers, kiddos milestones for the year and of course, the lessons learned from 2015.
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May seem like nothing is happening with the things you are believing God for, but God is never late and never too early. Look back at 2015 by end of December and you will realize you do not have enough space to write on the countless blessings you and your family have received for the year!
My youngest David on his first picture, wrapped in blanket from the Nursery.  Points me to the fact that our children have a great future ahead that God has planned even before we give birth to them!
My youngest David on his first picture, wrapped in blanket from the Nursery. Points me to the fact that our children have a great future ahead that God has planned even before we have given birth to them!
flowers from my husband - thankful for the gift of marriage, friendships, work, kids, and yes, even for the things that did not go the way we planned them to be. God is a purposeful God who keeps us safe in the shelter of His own embrace.
flowers from my husband – thankful for the gift of marriage, friendships, work, kids, and yes, even for the things that did not go the way we planned them to be. God is a purposeful God who keeps us safe in the shelter of His own embrace.
At the end of the day, whatever we focus on will define everything in life. What we focus on will define our future destination. At the end of the day, our strongest display of our hearts are never our words, never our pictures or never the size of our followings, but it is going to be our own kids, our marriage, our homes and our relationships.
At the end of the day, whatever we focus on will define everything in life. What we focus on will define our future destination. At the end of the day, our strongest display of our hearts are never our words, never our pictures or never the size of our followings, but it is going to be our own kids, our marriage, our homes and our relationships. It is God who will take you away from unnecessary distractions and unwanted influences. Never miss to count the blessings around you.
Our smiles are an extension of our joy at home, our vigor at work and our assurance from God. Be generous with your smile and never consider yourself better than others. Celebrate each other and ask each day why did I do the things I did today? And if the answers point us to anything other than our primary priorities (God, family and our calling), calibrate with God and never miss the chance of letting go of unnecessary roles you may be playing.
Our smiles are an extension of our joy at home, our vigor at work and our assurance from God. Be generous with your smile and never consider yourself better than others. Celebrate each other and ask each day why did I do the things I did today? And if the answers point us to anything other than our primary priorities (God, family and our calling), calibrate with God and never miss the chance of letting go of unnecessary roles you may be playing.
Recently changed directions? Do not fret because you may be in the brink of a breakthrough. Life's delay does not mean failure, it can mean fruitful waiting time we can spend in joyful worship. Remember that there were survivors of 911 who had to be late for the day (one stopped for doughnuts for his turn to buy breakfast in the office, the other one had to stop to buy bandages for his sore feet, and then there was the other one who was caught in traffic).  You just don't know what greater things God may be preparing you for.
Recently changed directions? Do not fret because you may be in the brink of a breakthrough. Life’s delay does not mean failure, it can mean fruitful waiting time we can spend in joyful worship. Remember that there were survivors of 911 who had to be late for the day (one stopped for doughnuts for his turn to buy breakfast in the office, the other one had to stop to buy bandages for his sore feet, and then there was the other one who was caught in traffic). You just don’t know what greater things God may be preparing you for.
write from your own heart, hear from  your conversations with God, and it will quiet your fears and it will grant you 200% peace to be joyful at all times.
write from your own heart, hear from your conversations with God, and it will quiet your fears and it will grant you 200% peace to be joyful at all times.

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23 thoughts on “God’s Encouragement For You!

  1. Such a great read! I agree that the best gifts are those unwrapped. Thats why we make it a habit to think of things we’re grateful for everyday and share it everynight. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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  2. this is the type of blog post worth sharing. sometimes people were so blinded by the lights and shiny wrappers that they no longer show the real meaning of this season.

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  3. a truly inspiring read. it really is a must that we keep a thankful + grateful attitude for everything + anything we are getting in life. and, yes, our best gifts aren’t those neatly wrapped under the tree, but the ones who wrapped us in their loving arms! 🙂

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