As the new year starts and my 2018 rolls, my yearly goals and commitments piled up like crazy.
Do this, do that.
Aim for this, aim for that.
Not knowing the timeline or how I would achieve these things – let alone where I will get the finances – I dared myself to ask God for these things.
Here is where the Prayer and Fasting came into play.
You see, Every Nation holds this Annual Prayer and Fasting at the start of each year. Being the stubborn child of God that I am, I almost didn’t participate. But my heart was corrected at the last 2017 service I attended in Makati.
So last week, I shed off all of my doubts and trusted God’s limitless powers to sustain me during the fast. I participated.
And I had no regrets.
It was a much needed spiritual reallignment of my heart. There was a lot of correcting that God made as I started consecrating myself to Him.
It was a spiritual revival that I didn’t know I needed because I got so soaked up into the sinful world during the past weeks.
It was a reckoning of a daughter by a Father.
At the end of it all, I thanked God for leading me back into His Word.
Now, as the first weeks of 2018 came into play, I knew better what to prioritize.
The worldly me may have wanted to stay at home to be frugal with my expenses, focus on some self-improvements and what not’s but the new me, the one who is in Christ went out and celebrated this new life given to me by the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins.
This 2018, I am still putting relationships as a priority.
So this is me during the breaking of the fast with my Kawangis family.
On the weekends, I continued my One2One with Khim P. All praises to you oh, God!
And after that, we had a surprise welcome treat for Kuya Billy who came from London for a few weeks’ vacation in the Philippines.
I honestly would not have been in all of these without God’s intervention. And it takes a humble and obedient heart to bow down to God’s will. Indeed, I won’t have that heart without the Holy Spirit in me.
So I may have overspent over the weekends, didn’t have much rest and missed doing my laundry but I have a peaceful heart ending my Sunday knowing that I am still in the center of God’s will.
To top this off, I had lunch with my couzin and even had a quick catchup with Ate Pau and Ate Mads!
Talk about jam packed!