His Love Never Fails to Amaze Me


I woke up to a missed call today, and couldn’t go back to sleep. Hundreds of questions came rushing in my mind, filling it with so much doubt and negativity. Decided to jump off my warm, comfy bed and turn to my laptop.

My mail failed fully syncing since neighbor’s free wifi got turned off in the middle of the night (what a leecher, LOL). As I tried figuring out how far the RSS got into, my mouse went over an entry, and I *clicked*.

It opened to a *different* mail entry. But oh gawd, the message aiming straight at my heart, jolting my core.
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Pages of Life


Someone named “Bella Estrella” sent this to my gmail account. I’ve no idea who she is,  but what she sent was beautiful… I marked those phrases that struck me most.

Pages of life

“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” – Psalm 139:16
God has already recorded every part of your life from the beginning to the end. He knows every disappointment, every loss, every challenge; and the good news is that your story ends in success. God has written out a plan to bless and prosper you. Your final chapter concludes with you fulfilling your God-given destiny. Here’s the key: when you go through a disappointment, when you go through a loss, don’t stop on that page in your life. You’ve got to decide to keep moving forward. There’s another chapter in front of you, but you’ve got to be willing to take the next step. Sometimes, we get so focused on what didn’t work out that we stay stuck, reliving the disappointment.
You have an option to stay in that hole, or haul yourself right out!

Don't stay in. Jump out!

If that’s you, recognize that you’ve been on that page long enough. It’s time to let it go and turn the page to the new chapter God has in store. You may not understand, it may not have been fair, but the next chapter is full of blessing, full of favor, and full of victory. Make the decision to let go of the old so you can move forward into the abundant life. God bless you !

His mercies are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness, o Lord!

WHOA.

I love the line “…recognize that you’ve been on that page long enough.  It’s time to let go…”

When we feel stuck or defeated by a situation, or even a person, it happens because we allow ourselves to be brought down by that situation.  Its so easy to take on the attitude of self-pity and plunk yourself into that quagmire of hurt and defeat.

But knowing, with a quiet reassurance AND expectant faith, that God’s next chapter for you will be a truly blessed on, is something that gives one inner strength and courage to get up and GO!

Thank You, Lord for inspiring me again today.

God is so good, all the time!

Love abundantly,

Rezza

Never Give Up on Yourself


Today I got my heart broken…again.  I found myself struggling to focus at work but once in a while would drift into a little wall or window staring, still in a slight daze about what transpired this morning.

This morning, I told this man, “Getting married in 2011 is part of my Heroic goals. I realized yesterday that I shouldn’t waste my time with people who only mess with me and get in the way of my goals.” Hurtful words, yes. But I guess to someone who is insensitive, those words should drive the point across.

I couldn’t help but think to myself over and over today:

“You’re so stupid, you’re so stupid for having fallen into his trap again!!!

Driving home was a bit of a challenge.  My tears were blurring my vision so much that everything was misty.  Good thing traffic was slow-moving so I didn’t have to compensate.

Fell asleep by 9pm. If you know my sleeping habits, that’s something short of a miracle. But then again I had to wake up at 11pm to run a promo on Facebook. So along with going online comes email checking, etc.

Tonight, God sent me this whisper:

September 20, 2010

Dear Rezza,

I’ll never give up on you. So don’t give up on yourself.

Planner,

God

P.S. And I’ll never give up on your destiny. So don’t give up on yours, Rezza. A new day is here!

Yes, His mercies are new every morning.  Great is His faithfulness, and I know that He will carry me through to reach my goal in finding and marrying my true life partner in 2011.

Love abundantly!

Rezza

This Blog’s New Purpose


The thought has been simmering at the back of my head for a few weeks now.  I need to blog it in order for it to crystallize and take shape.

To think is to create. (thank you PSI)

Since 2006, I already knew my calling: EVANGELIZATION.  But that thought did not make much sense when I left Janssen and the BLD Singles Ministry to re-join Smart in 2007.  My new job demanded so much of my time, it required excessive gray matter that I did not have time to pursue other things… and I was a workhorse that had to churn out one advertising campaign after another. At the end of my first year in Smart, I had done a whopping 197 ad campaigns.

Mid-2008, a man who had just turned 40 and was dear to me at that particular time was struggling with himself.  He was experiencing mid-life crisis.  He plainly expressed that at his age, he still did not know what his life purpose was. I gave him a curious look.  So point-blank he asked me:

“Do you know what your purpose in life is?”

The answer to me was crystal clear.  In a heartbeat, I replied,

“Yes. My purpose, my calling is to do evangelization.”

He was wide-eyed and doubly surprised. From how he knew me, plus with the hours I kept in the office, he couldn’t fathom what I meant. I gently explained to him how I had spent practically 16 years of life, prior to meeting him.

Quite indignantly, he retorted,

“Then why aren’t you evangelizing to me?”

I was dumbstruck.  After a pregnant pause, I quietly replied,

“Because I don’t force these things unto others. I believe the longing should come from within themselves.  I only aid, support and lead. I do not impose.”

Another thought was playing in my head. It was telling me, “Because I chose to do something else, and evangelization is something I have to set aside for now given other priorities in my life.”

Fast forward to 2010.  This year has been a roller-coaster year, emotionally.  But that’s not the highlight. An uncanny series of events has been unfurling before me, evolving, emerging, becoming increasingly more apparent. I can NO LONGER ignore my calling. I can no longer hide and procrastinate, pretending to be deaf and having other worldly concerns.  No more lame excuses, no more but’s.

Don’t ask me about specifics yet. I just KNOW with real certainty this is a personal awakening, the start of something LIFE-CHANGING for me and my future readers/friends.

As I write this, it just dawned on me that I have received again the gift that I once thought I lost a long time ago: The gift of EXPECTANT FAITH.

This is what I have discerned:  I will use my love of writing, plus my desire to pursue social media, as tools for evangelization (I wrote about it in an earlier post here).  First I figured, “I need to create a brand new blog.”  But tonight, it smacked me hard on the head.  I didn’t need to create one.  This blog,  created in 2007, only recently seemed to have the most nebulous, generic positioning. Now, it makes real sense.

Brand New Day, Brand New Blog” or BNDBNB, will henceforth be the place where I will write about transformation, positivity, change, leadership and a newfound life that I am about to experience.

Stretching out my hands to reach out to what the universe has for me: God‘s abundant gifts and blessings all laid out for me to receive and use to the full!

God is so good.  All the time!

Love abundantly!

Rezza