Too much of a week!

This week has been a total chaos on my side of the world (haha!). Do you know the feeling when you have a lot of things to do, accompanied with what you need to do at work, at home, with friends? That’s exactly what happened to me during the week. I need to prepare a lot of things for church this Saturday and Sunday.

I needed to prepare for our youth meeting this Saturday. It would be the first meeting for the year and we wanted to make it special in a way. I also need to prepare my line up for Sunday’s praise and worship. I have to coordinate the practice time and the songs that we will sing. Then, for the first time, I need to prepare something for our Bible Study tomorrow. I need to do extra work on this one because this is not just a small group with which I will be talking to people my age. The scariest thing about it is I will be handling the Bible Study of the whole congregation this Sunday (eeps!).

I’m not complaining about having all these. No! I just realized that I worried about them too much that I ended up doing less than what i could have done. Which is so sad. I feel exhausted but then, looking back, I only accomplished a little. Coupled with misunderstandings and tensions to the people around you. What a week!

I guess this is what they called “doing things my way”. I did the things I need to do (or maybe, I worried about them) with my own strength, my own wisdom. Then in the end, we accomplish nothing and feel tired. Basically, I need God. It’s true, I couldn’t do anything without Him. I just realized that I have been floating somewhere away from Him this week. Waaah!

Too bad I had to learn the hard way. Anyway, please pray for me. I could use them to steady my knees from shaking and some presence of mind for tomorrow. It will all boil down to giving glory to Him, no one else… Night everybody!

My First New Year Blog

Ahhh.. New Year… New Beginning… hehe

Halos lahat na ng blog na nabisita ko nagpost na ng mga New Year’s Resolutions nila…ako? Ngayon pa lang! Nyahaha!I’ve formed my resolutions during the New Year’s eve, when I attended a service on our church, what we called as Watch Night Service.

Our pastor encouraged us to list down things that we will set as our objectives for the year 2006.. Here are the things that I wrote down…

1. Finish reading the Bible. Sadly, I’ve been a Christian for a long time now but I haven’t finished reading the whole Bible. Most of us, we have time reading Shakespeare, Gaiman, Updike, Marquez, etc. but we only know a few things from the Bible. I am one of those people. So this year, it is my objective to read the whole Bible…or the whole Old Testament at least.

2. Have at least 2 disciples… The people from the care group that I attend to, they call them “sheeps”. But no matter what they are supposed to be called the fact is I can’t just sit back and “keep” the Good News that I have received. It’s about time to “go and make disciples…”

3. Handle a cell group. I’m still praying that God will give me this ministry. I’m not sure that I’m up for the challenge. Darrell Evans said, “You can’t lead somebody into something you haven’t been to or not going”. It’s not an easy task to lead a group of people and help/support them to continue in their walk with God. Especially when you have your own struggles and failures that may be worse than what they are going through. Help me God!

Here are some of the my Objectives for the year. Please pray for me as I try to accomplish each one of them for God’s glory. May His name be glorified. I know, even for a year, accomplishing these things won’t be easy. Going down the mountain is much easier than climbing it. BUt like what Atticus said in To Kill a Mockingbird, “You know you are licked even before you started. But you start it anyway.” Why not when I have Him by my side…