Fiction, Wattpad & Why Jesus Is The Only Reality

#randomthoughts ko lang naman.

So ngayong gabi, binilhan ako ng kapatid ko ng libro galing NBS pambayad utang daw nya sa mga araw na tinulungan ko sya. Binilhan nya ko ng youth fiction na Class 3-C Has A Secret. mukhang masikreto nga, kasi pati book cover, black lang eh. Galing wattpad yung kwento at isinalibro. Nakabili ba din ako ng ganto dati, yung Diary ng Panget na binabasa ko pagkatapos ko mag quiet time, at yung Talk Back And You’re Dead na hanggang ngayon di ko pa nababasa, kasi kaya ko lang naman to dati binili para mapa-autograph kay nadine lustre yung libro sa market market (utos ng nanay ko. maniwala ka).

Masaya ko sa mga wattpad stories na na-publish bilang libro, bumabalik na kasi ang hilig ng mga tao sa pagbabasa IN PRINT. magandang simula na yun. pagkatapos ay maaappreciate na din nila ang mga obra nila jun cruz reyes, atalia, arceo, bautista, cruz, at iba pa. Hindi na lang puro korean drama ang inaatupag ng mga bata.

Pero bigla akong nagkaroon ng tanong na talagang nagpatigil ng panonood ko ng “how to jerk dance” sa youtube: bakit bumebenta tong mga gantong istorya? SRSLY, bakit?

at narealize ko: dahil madaming kabataan ang nakakarelate. at bakit sila nakakarelate? dahil sa tingin ko meron tayong gustong maging reality, may tinatakbuhan tayo. gusto natin makaranas ng adventure, ng thrill, ng romance sa buhay natin. pero hindi natin maranasan kaya nafufrustrate tayo. kaya tumatakbo tayo sa mga kathang kwento, kasi doon para tayong nabubuhay. parang nagigising yung puso nating gutom sa pagmamahal at adventure. because I think, God placed that desire in our hearts: to long for beauty, love and adventure sa buhay.
Si God ang master story teller, ang original Author ng story na hinahanap hanap natin, ang Choreographer ng sayaw na matagal na nating gustong sayawin. Pero hindi natin magawa kasi tumatakbo tayo sa mapait na katotohanan ng buhay natin.

I was reminded that the only true thing in this world is the Cross. Sa Cross, lahat ng broken story, nagiging story of redemption. sa Cross, lahat ng tumatakbo, lumalapit. Sa Cross, lahat ng mapait, tumatamis. That’s the beauty of the Gospel, hindi tayo worthy of a beautiful story, yet God chose us. yung mapait nating buhay, dahil may Jesus, nagiging sweet reality. That’s why wala na tayong time para tumakbo pa sa old stories natin, the Word that spoke and gave meaning to everything bought us with a price. That Word shed blood and life, para makasama ka sa biggest story ever. That’s the beautiful reality. That’s Jesus.

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Throwback FirstDay

ImageSo First Day of classes mo na. Excited ka na ba? Freshie ka man sa college, o regular na, syempre hindi mawawala diyan yung:

-New Classmates!

ImageBagong mga kaibigan, bagong kakilala. Bagong kakuwentuhan, bagong kasama sa project, bagong katambay sa Market-Market para magpalamig. Pero ang matindi yung kapag parehas pa din yung mga kaklase mo: “ABA, IKAW NA NAMAN?”

-Kasama yung First Day na nga, nalate ka pa sa klase. o kaya late ka na, tapos sobrang tagal ‘nung jeep na sinasakyan mo, o kaya sobrang bagal maglakad ‘nung nasa harap mo.

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Pero mas matindi yung 5:30AM ka gumising para pumasok pero wala kang First subject. </3

-Dahil hindi ka sigurado, nagsuot ka ng uniform sa first day, at ikaw lang sa klase niyo ang naka-unifrom. Naks! Loyalty Award!

-Red alert na kapag nagsabi na ang kaklase na: “Nandiyan na si Mam!”, parang “Maghanda na kayo, katapusan na ng mundo nating mga estudyante sa Advance Statistics!”

-Eh papahuli ba naman ‘yung mga minor subject natin? Syempre hindi, kaya papahirapan nila tayo sa dami ng projects at research papers.

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-Kasama yung Introduce-yourself-to-class ritual ng lahat ng Prof. Pangalan, Tirahan, Edad, Paboritong Kulay, What is Love? More answers, more chances of winning.

-“Penge wan port.” “Penge wan hap.” “Penge yelo pad.” “Penge indeks kard.” Mga kaklase mong lifetime resolution na kailanman hindi bibili at hindi magdadala ng papel.

-Yung First subject mo 8am-9am. Break mo 9am to 4pm.

-#SelfieSaFirstDayOfClass

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-At syempre ang pinakamatindi sa first day..

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-Hehe, Joke lang. eto ‘yun. Syempre ang pinakamatinding mararanasan natin ngayong simula ng sem ay si Jesus. Mas makikilala natin Siya! Makakapag-share tayo sa mga kaklase natin tungkol kay God, may mga mari-reach out tayo. Gagamitin tayo ni God para sa purpose Niya! wuhoo! Exciting di’ba? Sa klase ang tunay na platform na binibigay sa atin ni God para mai-share yung pagmamahal Niya. at tsaka oo, may mga miracles na mangyayari. Be in faith. πŸ™‚

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ImageAnother year to experience God’s glory. Are you ready to take a stand and see your campus be saturated by the Gospel?

 

“Then Jesus came to them and said, β€œAll authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

-Matthew 28:18-20

 

Your heart’s Penetrator: JESUS CHRIST

The thief that comes only to STEAL, KILL and DESTROY, but He came! so that you might have life, and HAVE IT TO THE FULL!

May mga panahon na, we are bogged down by life’s situations. the WORLD’S solution is: go ahead, move on, kung hindi ka na masaya bakit ka pa magtitiis doon? but God offered a solution that brings healing to any wounded heart: the Cross.

Sabi ni Kathleen Villanueva, THE PROVIDER is one of God’s surname, sa post na to: He is a PENETRATOR. He wants you to know that He wants your heart. He desires it,He wants to be involved in every detail of your life.

Naalala ko, noong nag-overnight sa amin yung bestfriend ko na si Daniel. Bago kami matulog.. Sabi ko: ‘let’s pray..” He nodded. and the next 20 minutes was just so…. urggh! He told me all the things that keeps haunting him. I prayed for him, and little by little, like there’s a wall falling, like Someone’s breaking in, and Wew! we’re both teary eyed at the end.

Remember the nights, na parang may gustong sumabog sa puso mo, like you want to cry out for something but you didn’t know what to cry out for! The burden, the pain, the fear. You felt like there’s a stone giant staring at you and waiting to crush you at any moment.

Listen, Jesus wants to break in to your heart, if you let him. He wants your heart more than anything else! I remember the time of the miraculous catch of fish. When all of the apostles we’re burdened, when everyone was just down and worn out. Peter said: “dre, mag fishing muna ko.” sabi ng mga kasama niya: “sama kami dre,” and because of the burden they had, they can’t recognize Jesus was standing next to them. Jesus said, “throw your net on the other side.”

and .

When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

-John 21:6

Then they realized that it was Him! Because there is only one Person who could do that!

Listen, God is not done with you yet! dadalhin ka ni God sa lugar kung saan mo Sya talaga makikilala and magugulat ka na lang kasi..

He is breaking in to your heart, He’s rescuing you from that prison, He’s delivering you from that lie, na matagal mo ng pinaniniwalaan, and He will give you the life you can’t imagine you will have.

God will crush the walls that separates you from Him, and He will penetrate into your heart.

the Lord your God is with you, HE IS MIGHTY TO SAVE.

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“I love you. I love you. I love you.” -God.