26.4.07

Whatever You Do

Dear Lord, today we offer to You our praise. We thank You for the great measure of Your love and for the redemptive power of Your grace. Be pleased in Your mercy to come to every one of us just now, as we come before You, and find in You what nothing in this world can give: redemption from our sin, peace that cannot be taken away, and hope that is unashamed and unafraid.

In Jesus' Wonderful Name, Amen.

I woke up at 5:20 am due to an SMS routed from UAE. It was from a good friend. If only mornings could always be like this. (",)

My routinary job these days is to check on Lil Bro who presently occupies and will most likely temporarily rent the sofa at the living room. Well, he's good today. No fever, no vomits, no coughs. It is probably one of those days that anybody could want. A very early foreign SMS, a peaceful patient, and a pouring rain.

Since it is quite early, I bought some of Lil Bro's multivits in downtown before I dished out a hot arrozcaldo along libjo market. 'Cooked 2 boiled eggs & rice, and prepared his choc porridge I ordered from the club.

I was sitting by the dinner table as I flipped one of the old Sunday Inquirer magazines. I was instanlty glued to the half-paged column entitled "Whatever You Do". Dr. Harold Sala was the author. He focused on Proverbs 16:3 that says " Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed". This hits me big time! Whatever we do includes everything we do and nothing is exempted. It is clear that whatever we do is a reflection on HIM who called us to serve HIM, and when we do less than our best, we dishonor HIM. It is actually hard for me to understand why all things happen in ways which we least expect them to be. Most of the time, my temperament soars high for situations that I would not want to be involved in. But lo and behold, Murphy's Law, if something will happen, it will happen.

Being gibberish in life is simple. But living the life at par with the norm is far off from my path. Though little by little, I am finding ways to mend old wounds, sort out previous pseudo-charlatan stance and convey more positive (and normal for this matter) outlook in life. After all, when you live a life of integrity, your example is going to run counter to your accustomed lifestyle.

This brings me back to where I started. Giving thanks to HIM ispite of things that happened the wrong way. Surely, there will be more than nth times that GOD will share his random blessings at the least expected time. Hopefully, I can continue leading myself to the path that HE has long created.

7 comments:

rhodora said...

This entry moved me so much, U.T.O.Y. I was in despair the past days, though I'm okay and recovered now. And reading this post gives more insight on how God works in His own mysterious way, and how He grants us the wishes of our hearts in His time. Now, I'm inspired to blog on this theme. Thanks for this beautiful post. :)

U.T.O.Y said...

thanks rhodora. i have been contemplating a lot lately...like you i needed Divine guodance. HOPE is all I have that I need get from believing & trusting HIM

catalyst0527 said...

Bless you.

Stip said...

so that's your bro... ang yatot! buti na lang ma-pasensya and caring si kuya.

ngapala... God acts in mysterious ways -- family, friends, strangers, events. =)

U.T.O.Y said...

thanks catalyst0527. this helps a lot.

U.T.O.Y said...

hopefully stip hopefully...

i was afraid last night that I have to bring him again in the hospital... he was having a hard time breathing...sigh...

GOD knows that we've been struggling lately...I know HE has plans...

lateralus said...

Your brother is lucky to have a concerned kuya always at hand. Along with you guys, I'm hoping for the best.