37 Days

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It’s been 37 days of being “unemployed”. As I stay at home, I realize there are a lot of things that need to be done at home just like being in the office. Well, except the pressure and strict deadlines. However, I can always take a pause and have some rest. Something, I can seldom do when I work. Oh well, I don’t think I should compare working in the office and being unemployed – staying at home. Just doesn’t make sense! Haha!

I’m truly grateful to be able to rest for the past month and do the things I’ve missed doing during my busy season in the corporate world. There are still a lot of things that I want to do, however, I’ve also been thinking of hopefully going back to a “hopefully” 8-hour day job. God has been opening doors and letting me wait on some things. It’s totally liberating to just let God take control of everything and just do what He wants me to do. I don’t have to give myself a headache to think over things when He knows already what’s ahead.

Today, I just want to sleep in after I wash a pile of dishes from cooking good meals. These things I haven’t done in awhile.

I thank God for the REST He has given me. I really hope everyone can enjoy such blessing especially those who are so burned out with work.

 

 

Food for the Body & Soul

 

Since I resigned from work, I had more time preparing meals especially breakfast!

One breakfast, I cooked for me and my roomie some buttered carrots, omelette and our favorite chorizo made in Cebu. It’s just nice to have normal meals on weekdays.

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I craved also for some sweets this week that I bought donuts and a box of chocolate-filled pretzel sticks.

I realized how dependent we are with food that sometimes we feel like we are about to die if we can’t eat a proper meal on time.

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I’m glad that Jesus taught us about prayer and fasting. Not just that it reminds me that I don’t live by bread alone, but it’s an amazing journey with the Lord as He enables me to just be dependent and focused on Him alone. It is a time of prayer and studying of the Bible instead of eating meals. It could be a one meal fast or three meals fast and it could be three days or a week. Aside from meals, there’s also a fast from the things that usually take away our time for God like watching television and/or the internet (Facebook, etc.)

If you haven’t tried prayer and fasting, I really recommend you give it a try.  You will experience God much deeper.