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Beautiful Pain

It’s way different when we actually get a slap of truth about our realizations…
the ugly truth about how ugly one can be in all aspects and angles.
 
No wonder why one gets abandoned. 
No wonder why pain gets to dwell.
…No wonder.

shattered heart

Yet through this agony, one gets to cry out to the only One who truly listens.
No wonder why it’s a beautiful pain.
…No wonder.

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.”
(Psalm 61:1,2)

“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.”
(Psalm 119:76)

 

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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Strive Thriving

The feeling of being pushed on the brink of losing yourself and
just when you were about to grope your way out of the darkness
to 
start gasping for air to breathe afresh survival,
a scheming reality choked you.
That you are surrounded yet alone;
Needed but needing;
Moving but drowning;

Living yet dying. 
Hopelessly hopeful.
Quitting…

Hope in God

…and with a fervid desire to feed the pain for mundane gain, you succumb to giving up. 
Yet all of a sudden, the churning within calms as the Comforter comes, saying… 

“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name.
You’re mine.

When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
 
When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down…

Because I am God, your personal God,…your Savior. 
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…That’s how much you mean to me!
 

That’s how much I love you!

GOD (Isaiah 43:1-4, The Message)

Strive thriving in living and loving HIM.
May God’s unfailing love always be your comfort.

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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The Ultimate Expression of God’s Love

“When you feel like God doesn’t love you anymore, remember the cross.”

 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

 

“The ultimate expression of God’s love is Jesus nailed on the cross. So just in case you run out of reasons to believe that God still loves you, if you’re struggling to get a head-start for your comeback, think about the cross. If you’re asking why you need to go back to God, remember His love on the cross. Let His love carry you back. “

– Pastor Ru dela Torre

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2012 in SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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What Love Is This?

“What love is this, that You gave Your life for me
And made a way for me to know You
And I confess You’re always enough for me
You’re all I need…”

—Kari Jobe

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.”

(an excerpt from John 3:16-17, The Message)

 

I am always in awe at Your wonderful love that I can’t even measure… such a wonderful love that You’ve chosen me to treasure.

 
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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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…a paradox.

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” 

— Barbara De Angelis

…For love has always been selfless. 

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Savior’s Embrace

“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.”

—Augustine of Hippo

Real Serenity can only be found in our Risen Savior. 

 
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Posted by on July 11, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Drenched in Grace

“One leak will sink a ship, and one sin will destroy a sinner.”

— John Bunyan

It wasn’t so long ago that you were mired in that old stagnant life of sin. You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. You filled your lungs with polluted unbelief, and then exhaled disobedience.

We all did it, all of us doing what we felt like doing, when we felt like doing it, all of us in the same boat. It’s a wonder God didn’t lose his temper and do away with the whole lot of us. Instead, immense in mercy and with an incredible love, he embraced us. He took our sin-dead lives and made us alive in Christ. He did all this on his own, with no help from us! Then he picked us up and set us down in highest heaven in company with Jesus, our Messiah.

Now God has us where he wants us, with all the time in this world and the next to shower grace and kindness upon us in Christ Jesus.

Saving is all his idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It’s God’s gift from start to finish! We don’t play the major role. If we did, we’d probably go around bragging that we’d done the whole thing!

No, we neither make nor save ourselves. God does both the making and saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing.

(Ephesians 2:1-10, MSG)

Salvation is by works…not ours, but HIS!

“…It’s God’s gift from start to finish!”

 
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Posted by on July 9, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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