Loving the clouds here! :)
I took this shot in 2010 on our way to Boracay before riding the ship. We were waiting for the ship at Batangas and it took a bit of a while for it to arrive so I went around to take pictures and saw the beautiful motion of the sea. It was calming and serene even in that time of day.
Anawangin, Zambales. It was sort of risky to take a picture of this because I was using my kit lens. But then, every decision in our life is a risk to take. I felt happy with this photo in a way that it lures me to the ocean, to go with the flow of its waves back to the big blue.
Found this photo so relaxing. I would honestly go to this place if I’m stressed out or something! :)
Starfish Island, Palawan. This picture is very nostalgic in a way that it reminds me of my dream sport - volleyball. And this Island was one of the first Islands I took a picture of with my camera. Even though you can’t swim that much - because of the starfishes, you can still appreaciate the beauty of what surrounds this Island.
Seek God All The Time
by Joyce Meyer
Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you. —Matthew 7:7
In 2 Chronicles 20, King Jehoshaphat proclaimed a fast to show his sincerity to God. Missing a few meals and taking that time to seek God is not a bad idea. Turning the television off and spending the time you would normally spend watching it with God is not a bad idea either. Stay home a few evenings and spend extra time with the Lord instead of going out with your friends and repeating your problem over and over to them. These things and others show that we know hearing from God is vital.
I have learned the word seek means to pursue, crave, and go after with all your might. In other words, we act like a starving man in search of food to keep us alive. I would also like to add that we need to seek God all the time not just when we are in trouble. Once God spoke to me that the reason so many people had problems all the time was because that was the only time they would seek Him. He showed me that if He removed the problems, He would not get any time with the people. He said, “Seek Me as if you were desperate all the time and then you won’t find yourself desperate as often in reality.” I think this is good advice, and I highly recommend that we all follow it.
“…One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead”
(Philippians 3:13, NIV)
In order to move forward in life, we have to “let go of the past.” But have you ever wondered exactly how to do that? First, understand that we take hold of things in our minds with our thoughts. Our thoughts become words and actions that determine the direction of our lives. It’s that simple. If you want to choose a new direction for your life, you have to choose new thoughts. If you want to let go of the past, you have to quit thinking about it, quit talking about it, and quit reliving every negative experience.
Oftentimes, when we see someone who has hurt us, that pain and offense is stirred up, and we start thinking about what happened again. But in that moment, you have a choice to make. One of the best things you can do, instead of rehearsing the hurt, is to pray for that person and speak blessing over them.
Remember, forgiveness is for you. Letting go of bitterness is for you. Don’t let the past hold you back from what God has in store for your future any longer. Get past the past by choosing right thoughts because God has victory and blessing in store for your future!