Thursday, September 23, 2010

PRAYER Rewards

I deeply care about God, my family, and my country. Because I care about those things, I care about prayer and I want to grow that part of my life.

“God is my best friend and His words is my sword through success” – My personal Motto since my school days from Elementary to Tertiary and until now this serves as my aphorism or pledge in life.

If someone asks me from where I am or when answering a data or form asking for my address, sometimes I tend to answer that I am a “NPA”- meaning
“No Permanent Address”. I am a daughter of a Church Minister, where we all know that they may like a soldier where they are assigned into different places as a call of their duties.
The difference is we are transferred into different places as a “family”. So, it’s our responsibility to be with our father wherever he is assigned for as long as we don’t have our own family.

I am blessed to be a daughter of a Church Minister. Yet, I grew up in a pressure situation where I was expected to look and act in a certain manner, and always had to put on a smile.
But my Mom taught me not to be pressured and enjoy each day of my life. My parents taught me to love God first and foremost.
For me of all the values they taught me, “PRAYER” is the best!

At young age, my parents taught me how to pray and the importance of it.
From the time I wake up in the morning, before each meal, before I and my siblings go to school, before a sweet good night and for each important situation wherein prayer’s is the best weapon not just to ask something but to thank Him for all the blessings He gave to us.

I believe in the power of prayers!
In this world, people are confronted with myriad choices everyday- what to buy, what to wear, where to go, what to eat and whom to be with.


Being a teenager is hard, filled with stress and pressure.
One of the greatest sources of pressure is school.
At this stage of my life, I find it challenging and at the same time I find it hard especially in my study. Since we are transferring into different places, it’s hard for me to transfer into different schools, for it’s another new place, new environment and need to maintain my good records in academic.
Another great source of pressure is ourselves. We try our hardest to be accepted among a certain group or circle. Whereas most of the time we are rejected and we become depressed and again I have to be a good role model not just to my siblings and also to others since I’m bringing my dad’s reputation.

This is the moment in my life where I want to look and find for myself. A moment where curiosity arises, who really am I, what I want to be, what my role in life is.
I prefer to leave my parents after college days and moved to another place where I want to live life on my own. I work…
I want to prove to myself especially to my parents that I am now ready to face the challenges of life, all by myself.
Wherein the prime necessities of man in this life are food, shelter, and clothing, but among these three,
FOOD is regarded by many as the most important.
I remember I only have some cents in my pocket before the payroll again.
If before no need to worry for my clothes and for my food, at this stage I must be contented on what I have.
Looking back on my childhood, I realize how lucky I was to be blessed with the family I have. Knowing what I know now, I have come to understand that not every kid had the same life that I had.

What I have learned on my life journey is that life does not always turn out the way we imagine or dream. I have had many deep valleys in my lifetime.
There were days I did not know I would be where I am today.

I am blessed with the love of my parents, my siblings, my family and friends, love of having a professional work but there is something missing.
Love is the strongest feeling there is. Love can only be expressed and discovered, and when that happens, all the great things come along with it.
The bond that brings man and woman together is among the strongest of them all.
Finally, I found the missing part of my life. I thought it completed me…
But the moment I felt those first fluttering of life within me and heard my child's beating heart for the first time- a Mother’s Love is something that no one can explain, It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain.
In a couple no matter how compatible you are together, there will always be certain issues and relationship problems that will arise that must be addressed and resolved.
I thought that moment is the end of everything! I’ve sacrifice a lot and gave everything not just because for my family but because I love them.
Strong healthy relationships don’t just happen; they are built on knowledge, compromise and sharing.

For many years I searched for “my dharma” - my mission in life, PRAYER’S serve as my way of communication to my dear Father, our Almighty God.
In God’s plan nothing is wasted. Even that which seems lost, is not. Even that which seems unimportant, is not. God always gives us more than we need and many paths to choose from. In this life there are difficult choices and life-changing ones. The choices we make today can determine our future. They speak volume, about us.

Prayer is one of the best free gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards.

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