Live in victory.

"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death." - Philippians 1:20
~ Saturday, February 9 ~
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This is by far the most powerful song I’ve ever listened to in my life. Ever. It’s a pretty accurate depiction of the Gospel and what a powerful God we have to watch over and protect us :) Take a listen, I promise you won’t regret it!

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~ Friday, June 22 ~
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The Vow.

Hahah. So I don’t blog often… what a surprise. Actually, not really… I’m not a big fan of journaling. But I figured I should update. :P

Today was a good day. I crammed all day for Physics, took my test, came home in time to FINALLY eat dinner together with my family on a weekday, and watched The Vow with my mom and my brother. Sorry, Daddy, if the TV happened to wake you up heheh.. :P But yes, The Vow was a pretty good movie. But, I have to say, I felt so sorry for Leo, throughout that entire thing. The fact that his wife lost every memory of him was quite heartbreaking. And after the movie, my mom and I somehow got into a conversation about how real this whole memory loss thing due to an accident happens in real life - not just in movies. The movie itself made me reflect more on my own life and makes me so incredibly thankful that God has blessed me with a really good memory for even the most minute things in life, and that nothing has happened to me as of yet that has made me lose it. I definitely have taken my memory for granted, using it from time to time, here and there… but never really worked my brain enough to continue to maintain it. As my mom says, if you don’t use what God’s given you, you’ll lose it. Jesus says that in the Bible, too, in the parable of the talents. 

14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them.15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey.16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more.17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more.18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’

21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’

23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’

26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags.29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’”

- Matthew 25:14-30 

I definitely don’t want to be that servant who took his gold and hid it in the ground. Good memory is one of the precious gifts that God’s given to me, and I’ve got to make sure I don’t waste it. 

Boy, this is just one of many movies that make me stop and think. But it’s all for the better, I suppose. :)

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