Making it happen

I just finished watching the movie Julie & Julia.

I actually got inspired with Julie’s dedication to blog every day about what she is cooking (inspired of course by Julia Child’s recipe). What is amazing is she was able to complete her project as she set to do it for 365 days.

Totally admire how she put her heart on it to get it done. And that journey really paid off for her. She was able to eventually had her book published and even had the movie. And now, she is doing what she really loves to do which is writing.

One of the things in my bucket list is to be able to publish my own book someday. I just don’t know how to start, where to start. I just don’t want to write for the sake of writing but to be able to inspire and encourage others as well. Thus, this blog.

I can always start something but to sustain it and finish it is a different story. I might need to be like Julia, challenging myself to really complete something for 365 days. It’s just that right now, I just don’t know what I want to write about.

I’ve been thinking that the book should be telling stories of ordinary people to other people. I want it to be a book that would let other people know that they are not alone on what they are going through. That on some parts of the world, people go through the same. But the highlight of these stories would be on how these people meet God and how their life changed from then on. It may seem common but it’s not just for the sake of publishing a book. It’s a book that when given to someone can truly inspire and encourage.

I dunno… I’m just thinking out loud here right now. Maybe, I should just really start doing something about it and just stop thinking.

Someday perhaps, it will happen?

It’s getting COLD

Aside from the weather, I think I’m getting cold towards writing. I haven’t written anything for more than a month! And nothing is coming out at all. No thoughts, no ideas, no nothing. And now I kinda miss it. Which is a good thing.

A lot has been happening especially at work. Project demands all at the same time. But work is good. I still get to go home early and I don’t need to bring work at home. So, it’s really good.

I’ve been having my weekly discipleship group with amazing girls. Just being with teenagers makes me appreciate more the kind of discipline my parents had brought to us when I was their age especially on education. And I’ll be forever grateful to my parents for that.

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Aside from that, I’ve been helping out in our Kid’s Ministry which I really enjoy. The kids at church are totally awesome. They know so much about the Word of God even at their very young age (4-6). Kudos to the parents! Indeed, learning about God should start at home. And these kids just bring out the little child in me. Games, games and more games!

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I had the privilege as well to volunteer at a Soup Kitchen in First Baptist Church in Vancouver downtown. Every Tuesday, volunteers would come to help prepare meal that will be served to the homeless people. It’s truly an opportunity to show care to the community and hopefully share God’s love to these people who need not just physical food but also spiritual food that lasts.

And, I have a new goddaughter! Beautiful and precious baby girl. Her name is Skye Angela. I’m so honored to be asked to be her godparent.

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So why am I telling these things? Sometimes, I just have to put some major happenings in my life to writing just to remind me that even if I can’t have everything I wanted, God continues to give what’s best for me. And I can never find any reason to complain because regardless of what I have or what I do or where I am, God is my reward. He satisfies me. He is enough.

One milestone I have this week is I’ve decided that I will stop waiting. I’ve been praying that someday God would bring me to that person that He has prepared for me. But then I realized, I got too focused on waiting for that. It’s kinda exhausting to wait for something that is really uncertain. With that, I have decided to stop waiting and to just purely trusting God on what He has for me today and tomorrow. And because of that decision, I actually feel better because now I’m more focused on what I can do with God and for God and for other people. I’m done waiting on uncertain things.

I’m going to live this life BIG for God! Now, I’m praying that God would really use me or make me usable in helping share the gospel especially to those who haven’t heard it at all. I’m currently reading this book of Bill Hybels, “Just Walk Across the Room” and I am so encouraged especially about personal evangelism. I realize how important relationship building truly is especially in this culture. You just can’t approach somebody and shove to his face the Bible. It will never work. I realized that God would really provide opportunities for us either we plant the seed, or help that seed grow. Whichever phase God would use on that specific person’s walk, it is just a matter of obedience for us to do it.

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With this, I’m excited that God would really give me such opportunities to be able to help someone know more about Him.

As I say, I’m going to live BIG for God! Pray for me 🙂

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”  Matthew 9:37

“I am your great reward.” – God  Genesis 15:1