|Posted by Junrix Monter on December 10, 2014 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven
(Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT)
God has ordained seasons and cycles in our lives. Sometimes, when our dreams aren’t coming to pass on our timetable, we can be tempted to get frustrated. But we have to be careful not to allow our attitude to keep us from moving forward.
Understand that in God’s kingdom, every season is not harvest. There are plowing seasons, planting seasons and watering seasons. Sure, we would love for every season to be a time of increase; but without the other seasons, we wouldn’t be prepared. It’s during the plowing seasons when God’s bringing issues to light that we need to deal with. He’s getting us prepared for promotion. If you’re not making as much progress as you would like, the key is not to lose any ground. Don’t go backwards. Hold your position by keeping an attitude of faith and expectancy, even when it’s hard. Keep plowing by speaking the Word daily. As you do, you’ll pass the test, and God promises your due season is coming!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father in heaven, thank You for Your faithfulness in all seasons of my life. I trust that my time is coming, and I choose to remain faithful. I submit my ways to You today and trust that You have the best plan for my life. I love You and praise Your Name today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
|Posted by Junrix Monter on December 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM||comments (1)|
Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 25:40, NIV
The way to tell how mature you are is by the way you treat people who can’t do anything for you. We can all be kind to the boss. He may give us a promotion. We can all be friendly to the popular person at school. If they like us, everybody will be our friend. That’s easy. But if we’re going to live the way God intends, we’ve got to learn to be good to everyone. Jesus said, “When you do good to the least of these, you’re doing it unto Me.” When you go out of your way to befriend the person that everyone shuns, Jesus said, “It’s like you’re doing it unto Me.”
Instead of rushing by the parking lot attendant you see at work each day, why don’t you take time to see how they’re doing? That person at the office that others ignore, why don’t you reach out to them and share the love of Jesus? We build the kingdom of God one life at a time. Show love, show His goodness, tell people about salvation through Christ. As you reach out and help others, just like a boomerang, that help will come right back to you, and you’ll move forward into the blessing and destiny He has prepared for you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Father, I desire to always honor You. Help me to see the needs of the people around me. Help me to treat them the way You would treat them. Show me how to help others rise higher and sow good seeds into them in Jesus’ name. Amen.
|Posted by Junrix Monter on March 13, 2014 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Holding on to these emotions,
Leads me to frustration.
Never get the will to express,
‘Coz I always suppress.
That I hold so dear,
Will eventually reveal,
A great ordeal.
But letting go of this feeling,
Is truly fulfilling,
As I freed myself,
With this shelf,
Of such pure resentment,
Somehow, gives me pure contentment.
|Posted by Junrix Monter on March 13, 2014 at 12:05 AM||comments (1)|
I love singing especially at karaoke bars, next to it would be TALKING LIKE A BROADCASTER but most of the time I do it in my bedroom while turning up the volume of the Music. I usually read romantic novels and can get stuck with it in my bedroom the whole day. If I’m a bit depressed or just can’t lash out my anger at someone (which I usually don’t), I just write on my journal which helps to clarify my thoughts and vent out my anger. I love to go out on my own, when I get to go shopping @ the mall I, usually go to record bars or bookstores. At times, it’ll take me eons to buy stuff at the groceries ‘coz I had to read the contents and ingredients of a certain product. Though I plan to buy several items, I end up buying only one. I love surfing the net, usually checking out my e-mail, facebook, youtube,Twitter and some music sites.
Music is one of my passion, being a disc jockey . Not to say, a frustrated one. I don’t smoke coz it’s obviously bad for the health as well as drink alcohol. Most of my friends would invite me to go out drinking for beer and I will only tag along with a condition that they’ll order milk for me or probably sing videoke for them. Really! That’s why it annoys them and freaks them out. Even if they force me and threaten me..still I won’t give in. Not even a sip. Just hate the taste of it. They just can’t make me bend or break my own principle. My spirituality is something that I value that’s why my week would be incomplete if I never get to attend church at least twice.
|Posted by Junrix Monter on March 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
|Posted by Junrix Monter on February 17, 2014 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
"JUSTIFICATION OF MY LIFE"
I may seem to appear as a totally serious – type of person at first glance but lo and behold, better take a good look. Beneath that, lurks a kaleidoscope of personality that if you know how to unleash it, will leave you in wonder and keep you wondering for more. I am just simply a complex person who can be lively and bubbly in one moment and be moody in just a snap.
Being a multi-talented person, I can easily adapt to changes. With a sense of versatility, I have a desire to try a “little bit of everything”. Which makes me a “ jack of all trades, but a master of none” when it comes to singing, acting, hosting, event organizing, script-writing and public speaking. I easily get bored and restless that as much as possible I have to make my day a productive one. I have to be intellectually stimulated to sharpen my wits. How? Read, read, read.
I just have the inclination to gather information from a wide range of subjects. As this is my way of indulging this crave of mental stimulation and challenges. Having this knack for writing, I’m still trying to hone this even if it means writing the story of my life in my diary or writing poetry which must rhyme in every line. Despite my being some kind of a ‘prodigy’, I’m still insecure about my talents and hesitant to show what I’ve got.
Bottom line, I don’t have much of the guts to show it unless desperate measures call for it. When it comes to making conversations, believe me, it’s not a simple thing to do for me. As I am sometimes an anti-social and dealing with people can be hard. But learning to use charm, charisma coupled with sincerity to know a person’s interests may be a good way to capture the heart of a friend. At times, to keep things amusing I have the tendency to flit from one topic to another, as a way to utilize what I’ve read and try out ideas just to enjoy a battle of words.
When it comes to friendship, I’m just a chameleon who can easily get along with anyone despite our own differences. I love to listen and sympathize to other people’s woes and blues. I get to befascinated to hear their unusual experiences in life. Listening to it, helps you learn about life from those people you met in buses, along the streets, or from any walks of life. It might seem good to be a chameleon but it just might be the downside of friendship. An asset can also turn out to be a liability.
As I have the tendency to easily trust and treat them as a longtime friend with all the sincerity and loyalty that I can offer, even though we’ve just met. Which is why, I end up being taken advantaged of, ridiculed, criticized and insulted personally. Even if I’ve been stabbed once behind my back, I still try to maintain a “we’re still in good terms”, like, that, didn’t happen. But if this goes on and on, sad to say, you better start wondering why I left without a trace and walk out without explanations. It’s just hard for me to tell friends on how much they’ve hurt me or betrayed me. But if time comes for us to cross each other’s path, all is forgiven but not forgotten.
Truth is, I am sensitive to people’s criticisms, gossips, and prejudices. I hate to be misjudged not knowing the real reason behind every action and decision. I cannot “stomach” being surrounded by a bunch of hypocrites who can be overly nice when you’re face – to – face but once you’ve turned around, ‘it’s’ already spreading nasty talks about you.
Most of all, I abhor crab mentality of a person just to surpass you, to trample your self-esteem and take what you’ve gained. When it comes to work, I discovered that I am a workaholic. I may not be pursuing a career right now just to make a lot of money but I still find a way to earn in an honest way of living. Since, honesty is what I highly value. Even if the job doesn’t provide enough compensation, still, I have a way to sustain because I learn to save my meager income than easily spend it. Not to mention, that I can juggle two jobs in a day.
I certainly believe that the means does not justify the end. I would rather work honestly even if I struggle my way slowly towards that position. As long as I will be given what’s justifiably due for me. But, if I feel like I’m being manipulated and misused for other’s benefit and self-interest in an illicit way, I’d rather starve myself than compromise my principles in exchange for fame, power and money.
For what I’ve been through in life, my so-called ‘traumatic’ experiences, there’s one thing I’ve learned the most. I would rather live and build myself as a person of character than live and build to be a person of reputation and fortune. I don’t believe that God will measure a man with his worldly success but through character that a man develops in the stream of life.
|Posted by Junrix Monter on February 28, 2013 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Sa ating pag-iisa, lalo na sa oras ng kalungkutan, madalas maglaro sa ating isipan ang napakaraming katanungan na inihahanap natin ng kasagutan, subalit patuloy tayong ibinibitin ng ating isipang may hangganan.Pilitnating inaarok ang ating tunay na pagkatao. “Sino ba talaga ako? Ano ang ginagawa ko sa daigdig na ito? Bakit ako naririto?Kung hindi ako ipinanganak ng nanay ko, nasaan na kaya ako? Totoo nga kayang may buhay pagkatapos ng kamatayan? Kung may buhay pagkatapos ng kamatayan,Hindi ako ang katawan. Kung hindi ako ang katawan, sino ako?
Ayon sa mga hayag na kasulatan (revealed scriptures), ang diyos ay parehas sa lahat ng kanayang nilalang. Subalit bakit may mayaman,may mahirap,may pangit,may maganda? Bakit may lalaki,may babae,gayong mas mahirap magkaroon ng katawang babae tulad ng pagkabingit ng buhay sa pagdadalantao?
Bakit may mga isinisilang na pipi, bingi, bulag, bakla , tomboy, walang dalawang paa, walang dalawang kamay, at iba pang uri ng kaabnormalan, gayong mayroon namang mga maayos ang katawan at isinilang pa sa pamilyang ubod ng yaman?
Ayon pa rin sa mga hayag na kasulatan, lahat tayo ay mahal ng Diyos. Subalit bakit tayo patuloy na nagdurusa sa materyal na daigdig na ito?
Sa bawat araw, nagdaranas tayo ng mabibigat na problema, maging mayaman man o mahirap. Upang mabuhay,kailangan nating lumasap ng hirap ng katawan,ng isipan at maging ng kalooban. Ayaw natin ng kalungkutan, subalit madalas itong sumapit sa ating buhay. Ayaw nating magkasakit, subalit madalas tayong dalawin ng karamdaman. Ayaw nating tumanda, subalitbawat saglit patuloy na tumatanda ang ating katawan. Ayaw nating mamatay, subalit ang batas ng kalikasan ay may itinakdang wakas sa bawat katawang materyal.
Mayroon nga kayang impiyernong parusahan? Pero ayon naman sa mga hayag ng kasulatan, ang Diyos daw ay mapagmahal, maunawain, at mapagpala. Kung gayon, bakit niya tayo parurusahan ng walang hanggang pagdurusa sa dagat-dagatang apoy ng impiyerno?
Sa ating tao, Walang magulang na nagpaparusa sa kanyang anak ng kamatayan. Napakasama man ng anak, Hindi rin kayang ng magulang na ilagay sa apoy ang anumang bahagi ng katawan nito bilang parusa. Magparusa man ang magulang, tanda pa rin ito ng pagmamahal niya sa kanyang anak. Kapag mali ang ginagawa ng bata,masakit sa kalooban niyang parusahan ito pero napipilitan siya upang ang anak niya ay maituwid. Subalit sa oras na parusahan niya ang kanyang anak. Higit siyang nasasaktan kaysa bata. Laking hirap ng kalooban ang kanyang nadarama habang namimilipit ang bata sa hapdi ng palo na kanyang napapala. Pero bakit ang Diyos, kaya niyang magparusa ng walang hanggang pagdurusa sa dagat-dagatang apoy ng impyerno? Sinusunog ang katawan , hindi naman namamatay. Mabuti pang mamatay kaysa magdusa ng walang hanggan.
Ganoon ba talaga kalupit ang Diyos, na handa niyang igawad sa kanyang mga anak ang pinaka mabigat na parusa? Hindi naman siguro. Hindi naman siguro totoo ang walang hanggang pagdurusa sa dagat-dagatang apoy ng impiyerno. Maaring kathang isip lang ito ng tao, dahil kung ang tao ay mapagmahal sa kanyang anak, Lalong mapagmahal ang Diyos.
Kung tayong tao, hindi kaya ng magulang na ilagay sa apoy ang ano mang bahagi ng katawan ng kanyang anak, tiyak na hindi rin gagawin ng Diyos na tayong mga anak niya ay ay ilagay sa niya sa dagat-dagatang apoy ng impiyerno upang magdusa ng walang hanggan.
Kung sa ating tao , ang parusa ng magulang sa kanyang anak ay tanda rin ng pagmamahal sa anak, tiyak na ang parusa rin sa ating ng diyos ay tanda rin ng kanyang wagas na pagmamahal sa atin na kanyang mga anak. Pero ano naman kaya ang parusa ng Diyos sa kanyang mga anak na nalilihis ng landas? Ano kaya ang parusa niya sa mga ito na tana rin ng kanyang pagmamahal na wagas? Ano nga kaya?