I really pray for the President that he will admit his administration’s mistakes and shortcomings (if there is talaga). Personally, if a leader does that, I’ll come and embrace this kind of leader, and will make every effort of mine to help the leader in his/her efforts to move on, learn from his/her previous mistake/s, and finally lessen the chance of committing that same mistake again.
Personally I recognize that there will be no person in this world that can make or lead a perfect administration, hence what I hope is to see a leader humbling his/herself and realize that things will never be always come in his/her way.
Therefore, while it is given that I respect the authority of our President, it is also given that he should not escape nor hide from criticisms regarding his administration. The President should hear the voices of the masses, and then try to come up with a solution and try to stop blaming the previous administrations. The President should have the guts to make people realize that this is still an administration worth trusting for, and that there is still a shining Philippines worth waiting for.
BANGON PILIPINAS! Let us all RISE UP!
“But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat…Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and daughters, your wives and your homes.” (Nehemiah 4:9,14 NIV)
Let us continue praying for the families that were greatly affected by the Supertyphoon Yolanda (Int’l Name: Haiyan). Let us also make use of our time and resources to help them.
Just like what the verse says, prayer is accompanied by action (i.e. posted a guard, fight). Let us fight for our fellowmen and keep posted for any threats that still surrounds the nation especially the affected cities!
Declare His control for the things which are out of our control.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY TYPHOON YOLANDA!
Venue: TBA (Kindly refer to the USC page for updates)
For volunteers and donations, feel free to contact us at +63917 864 0333 or +63917 872 5396.
You may donate any of the following:
Food (canned or packed)
Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, etc.)
Blankets and/or comforters
Medicine (antibiotics, decongestants, paracetamol, etc.)
*Monetary donations will also be accepted
You may drop them off at the following IskoOps sites:
USC Office, 2nd Floor Vinzons Hall (Kindly leave them with the guard)
College council offices
*For monetary donations, please deposit to the following account:
Name: University Student Council UP Diliman
Account No.: 393989700047
Branch: UP Campus Branch
For tracking purposes, please inform the USC via our Finance Councilor (+63917 841 5593) for monetary donations that will be made.
All I want is to be hungry and be filled, overflowing with Your presence.
I keep failing but You keep pursuing. I keep walking away but You always restore me back. I keep doubting Your strength but You always fill me up with fresh load of trust whenever I surrender.
I am Yours. Make me Yours. Only Yours.
I always hate when someone argues with me.
Sometimes, my response is to throw back arguments in a defensive manner. A “word war” begins, which make things unresolved.
Stumbling the following verse from the New Testament reminded me on what to do when dealing with conflicts:
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19, 20 NKJV).
Swift to Hear: Listen. If two or more people keep on throwing arguments but hesitates to listen on each one of them, there will be no room for understanding and resolution. If there is a person willing to listen, a smooth conversation follows through. Clarity produces insights.
Slow to Speak: Speak gently. Personally, I always love listening on debates which people lay arguments in a calm and mild manner (but still with strength and conviction!). And I observe that in the end, they end it with less bitterness. Respect is very important, since the goal is to create an understanding between two conflicting parties with different beliefs.
Slow to Wrath: Be patient. There is no need to be offended when someone questions you. Always have a forgiving heart. Speak the truth and do not bend it. Accept correction. Remember that wrath tempts you to do something that can hurt other people. That is why we have to cool down ourselves and understand the person you are in conflict with.
Let us constantly remind ourselves to be patient in relating with other people, so that understanding and love may prevail.
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My heart may be at the crossroads right now but in these moments, I just want to say out loud to the whole world that my heart belongs to the One who saved it, the One who cares for it and the One who will protect it. God take charge!
When is the last time you just prayed a prayer of gratitude for God and everything He has done in your life?
C’mon, let us thank Him for everything. Don’t let your prayers be filled with requests. :))