Friday, May 15, 2015

Planted in a Local Church

Post written by Denielle Tamayo

"Together you are the body of Christ. Each one of you is part of his body." - 1 Corinthians 12:27
As the body is one unit but with many parts, so is the body of Christ, the church. God has united us with other believers through the Spirit. He has brought us together to be the tangible companion and encouragement for one another. Where one rejoices, others rejoice with him. Where one suffers, others would suffer with him.

God made us different from one another to function differently. So as when one is weak, someone else would be his or her strength. All members of the church contributes something of necessity to keep the church at it's best. Our gifts are used not for personal fame but to sincerely help others and have genuine concern and care for others.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spiritual Laziness

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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“How long will you lie there doing nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping?” Proverbs 6:9
The Book of Proverbs warns us about laziness. Chapter 6 verses 4 to 11 says that we can learn a thing or two from ants on being diligent and productive. Ants store up food while they can to make their future secure. It also says that lazy people just sleep and wait for better days.

When it comes to our finances, we ought to copy the traits of these ants. We should save money to prepare for our future.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

God or Money?

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” Luke 16:13
God owns everything on earth and in the universe, and we are stewards of what He blesses us. If we can't be trusted with little, how can we be trusted with much bigger and valuable things? Honesty and faithfulness are the marks of a great steward of God.

We must always put into heart and mind that God is our Lord and Master, not money. We cannot say we love God, if we love money. We cannot serve both God and money simultaneously. People should use money to live, and not the other way around.

God sees and knows what is inside our hearts. We cannot justify our wrong decisions because God knows our inner motives. What we value here on earth may be abominable in God's sight, so we have to be careful. Let's examine our lifestyles and question ourselves who or what we really love. Is it God or money?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Changed Life

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
The moment we enter a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit starts to re-new us – our personality, our behavior, our judgment – into becoming more like Christ.

The old things that we use to enjoy wouldn’t give us pleasure anymore.

The first thing you will notice in a newly-“born” Christian is his changed life. It is the very first sign that a person sincerely accepted Jesus Christ in his life.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Our Ultimate Comfort

Posted by Raymund Tamayo

Looking back on what God has done for me strengthens my faith for the future. I realize that even if you ask for comfort, God may not give it to you if it will keep you from doing what He wants you to do. Our ultimate comfort should be the thought that one day we will be with Him forever.

Friday, April 3, 2015

My Thoughts on God’s Promise of Eternal Life

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

I’m sure of God’s promise that whoever has Jesus Christ in his life has eternal life (1 John 5:11-13). Why? Because He said so. That is what I believe. That is my faith.

The nature of my personal relationship with Christ

Christ is a kind, caring, encouraging, compassionate, and generous Father and friend to me.

I never doubt His love for me. I love Him in return. I’m loyal and faithful to Him.

Through wisdom from His Word I know what He wants and I try to do as it is.

If I were to sin, I’m confident of his forgiveness and mercy, but will not abuse it.

He is my protector and refuge. I have faith in him.

What makes me want to follow Him and do what is right? My love for the Lord. That is the driving force of my life.

It is really all that simple.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Short Prayer of Restoration

Posted by Raymund Tamayo

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May God renew our souls, refresh our spirits, and remove every cloud of sin, anxiety, and despair, and restore to the fullest every joy, hope, and blessing that He has made available to us in the riches of Jesus Christ.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Morning Praises: Delight in the Lord

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." - Psalm 37:4

"You have found your delight in the Lord, and He has placed within you the desires that are from Him, for Him, and can only be fulfilled by Him. Never step away from trust in His timetable, even if it means waiting a lifetime. He who placed His desires in you has the power to fulfill them, the knowledge to know how, and the wisdom to know when the time is best." - Roy Lessin,

"He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them." - Psalm 145:19

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

3 Important Tips on How to Contribute Positively to the World

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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"It’s not the depth of your intellect that will comfort you or transform your world. Only the richness of your heart and your generosity of spirit can do that." – Rasheed Ogunlaru
Generosity is not only about money. It is also about contributing something positive to the world to make it a little bit better.

The great thing about this is when many people contribute something positive, these small contributions can become huge. And what if everyone did that?

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Be Inspirational

Post written by Raymund Tamayo

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“The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

You know that you are doing something right when you are able to inspire other people rather than making them feel bad about themselves.

One of the most profound things you can do for others is to inspire them to reach their full potential. To help them achieve their true greatness. To make them realize the reason why on earth they are here.

But you cannot become inspirational if you yourself are not inspired. Inspiration begins within you and how you think.
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