When God said, “Rest.”

September 2, 2015 – This day will linger a bit in me.

This was the day when God spoke to me not just once but 4 times in one day Psalm 46:10 – “Be still.”

Days before this, my schedule was just so crazy. Work was crazy tiring and I had commitments after office hours and weekends. It was just non-stop that I could not even find time cleaning my own room.

Do you believe that God does care about your physical condition? When He showed to me Psalm 46 in so many places more than once, I thought, there must be something in there! It’s either I ignore Him or obey Him. And I know God. He is always clear. So, by His grace, I chose to obey Him. And indeed, I’m so glad I did!

You see, I didn’t know what was ahead of me. I didn’t know how things will turn out weeks after that day. But God knows. He knows I will never have enough strength to endure the busyness ahead of me if I didn’t stop doing things that are stealing my time to rest. I would have gotten so worn out that I might end up getting so sick or if not, become a one big grumbling soul.

I know how important rest is. I know how important to have a quiet time and just be still with God in the midst of busyness. But I’ve never been more appreciative of rest until these past weeks. Resting is not just relaxing and doing nothing. Resting is total dependence on God hoping that when you wake up the next day, you will have renewed strength for another long day ahead.

When God tells us to rest, He is serious about it. He knows how much we can only do each day. He knows our limitations that He allows us to have a rest.

So, if you’ve been too busy doing things that you think are important or you think could not wait, try to assess again what your real priorities are. We can only do enough each day. We just have to make sure we don’t compromise the most important things including our own physical health.

By the seventh day, God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created ]and made. – Genesis 2:2-3

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Unwind at Kapitolyo

 

My roommie, Kim and I decided to spend a Friday night at Kapitoloyo in Pasig City to have a relaxing dinner and just to unwind.

Kapitolyo is famous for a lot of good restaurants in different cuisines – not just the food but also the ambiance of the places. We walked down East Kapitolyo Drive, looking for the Seoul Sisters place famous for their very delicious dukbokki. Sadly, we could not find the place. Not sure if we were on the right street or it’s not there anymore. But anyway, we found some other good options until we decided to go for Thai. We got attracted with the little, cute restaurant.

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We ordered Tom Yum Soup with chicken, Pad Thai and a set of spring rolls. We enjoyed the Tom Yum the most which we requested to be mild spicy only. The Pad Thai was also good and the spring rolls serving was a lot. It was a satisfying Thai meal with some left over for to go.

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After dinner, we wanted to try Epic Coffee Roastery. The place was very relaxing and creative. We checked the place but then couldn’t find anything to order from their menu so we decided to just go to Starbucks nearby as Kim was craving for some Raspberry  Blackcurrant.

We went to Capitol Commons where there are new restaurants, mostly fine dining opened. Starbucks was full and so we just decided to stroll around with our drinks. And to our surprise, there is a path walk with bench seats at the sides where you can hang out and relax. Better than inside Starbucks!

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Holiday

Two long weekends in a row is just so so so so cool!

I’d never had such a restful weekend since the middle of the year. Two days of rest over the weekend were never enough. Not that I’m complaining, but just really happy that I get to enjoy another long weekend.

My roommie and I went to our favorite, “quiet” mall to just unwind. Had some Chinese for our late lunch, watched the movie, “Thor” which was really entertaining and did some little shoes and bread shopping.

I just thank God that tomorrow is just Saturday, and I still have 2 days to just relax and do the things I enjoy doing.

Here’s a photo of our bread shopping. I had my first Earl Grey Latte croughnut.

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Overtime

 

I’m not the type of person who would stay in the office very late. But since I got back from Canada,  I’ve been basically doing it.  Even with the long working hours here in Manila, it’s never enough. I never thought it would never be. haha!

But anyway, I’m just glad I come through this week not even feeling so tired. I feel actually still so relaxed. Well, the advantage of not working onsite is you don’t feel much pressure with work and with a different time zone, you don’t feel like everything is urgent. Hehe….

Though, I miss Canada a lot. I’m still hoping, one day, I’m going to smell Canada again. 🙂

Thank you Lord for a great week!