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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday Choices: Kind Words

It's Tuesday and I remember to choose "kind words".

Yesterday, Our Daily Bread posted "A War of Words" about being careful with what's coming out of our mouth. ODB reminded us that a small comment can start a large fight. When we, by God’s grace, choose not to retaliate with our words, we honor Jesus our Savior.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
—Proverbs 15:1

How many hateful words have you uttered lately, intentionally or not? and how many people have you hurt by just speaking what's on your mind and not being concern with their feelings first?



Yes, we need to be honest and live with integrity. But I believe that the Lord gives us self-control and wisdom so we can manage our emotions before we speak or act.  Before, I was blinded by my  my own selfishness a lot of times... focusing with the pain, anger, frustration and other negative emotions I was having thus the lesser I cared for others' feelings. Therefore I hurt so many people with my words and brought shame to myself. I've learned the hard way, I was too young then. But thanks God for He is always ready to pour out His grace, there's always a new chance for us to correct the situation or at least ask for forgiveness from anyone.

So let's choose to speak life. We can be truthful while being cautious with how God's want us to deliver the words at the same time. I believe this.


Meanwhile...

I started reading Rei Lemuel Crizaldo's Boring Ba Ang Bible Mo? book last weekend and I'm enjoying every page of it. Here's a quote about Epic Failures in the Bible yet covered and redeemed with God's amazing grace. Hope to finish the book this week :D You may grab a copy of this book at OMF Literature bookshops for PhP75 only.


"Peksman, mamatay man ako, hindi ko kilala yang Jesus na yan." Deny to death. And with that, kinain niyang lahat ng sinabi niya at ang buo niyang pagkatao na nag-uumapaw sa kayabangan. Isa siyang malaki at ganap na "drowing".
(Mababasa ang buong kwento sa Matthew 26:26-35,69-74)

Sa kaso ni (Simon) Peter, bagamat isa siyang epic fail, Jesus offered him a second chance. He may have run away, but Jesus ran after him and trusted him once more. 
Simula noon, Peter was never the same.
Basahin ang John 21:15-19 at tuklasing how ‪‎failures‬ are never final.


That's it, a blessed Tuesday everyone! Be kind!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Living in the Wonder, Tommy Walker Live in Manila Concert


   
Good news! there will be more Pinoy Worship bands to perform at the "Living in the Wonder", Tommy Walker Live in Manila Concert which is going to happen on November 11, 2014 (Tuesday) at SM MOA Arena, 7PM. I actually mentioned about this upcoming concert in my previous post, click here. This is really exciting! Some of Bro. Walker's songs were also recorded by famous worship leaders like Don Moen, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche and Ron Kenolly. The ticket prices range from PhP 280 (Gen Ad) up to PhP 4290 (SVIP) and are available via SM Tickets

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Hope we can support this event for this comes with the advocacies of helping the Typhoon Yolanda survivors and to help support the continuous education of less fortunate out of school youths through Breakthrough Christian Academy in Manila where he is also the founder and educator. Behind this project is BAMA Events Production management (BEP) - its focus is in our "audience of One" - Jesus Christ. This is their first major event to organize and soon they will bring to the Philippines more various Christian bands, singers, speakers, artists, and others in making a worldwide impact for Christ.

Aside from Papuri Singers, Faith Music Manila and Malayang Pilipino, which Pinoy worship band do you usually listen to?


Gloryfall was introduced to me through listening at the Edge radio via Positively Pinoy page. Their song "Be Glorified" is just so sincere and the hunger for God's presence is just there... bonus, this song is also available for online request. Gloryfall team is dedicated to bringing true worship back to the body of Christ and to encouraging Christians to seek our God’s definition of worship and be responsible to do it. Since God is looking for worshipers who will truly worship in Spirit and truth, and they make sure to answer that call and encourage others to do the same.


How about Musikatha? This Pinoy worship band is as timeless as their songs. Many are still singing their compositions at our local churches such as Banal Mong Tahanan, Kahanga-hanga, Kabanal-banalang Diyos, Awit ng Pagsamba, Sumigaw sa Galak, and many more. I'm just not sure if all of their songs are in Tagalog but we cannot deny how beautiful are their compositions which connect to our soul and help us identify ourselves in Christ.


And now, here's Rename - the latest grand winner of Ignite Gospel Music Festival Season 2 and was supervised by Coach Herald. I hope there'll be more local worship bands that will rise up to shout God's glory to all the corners of this world, to make Jesus super famous!


*all photos c/o BEP Management



I'll definitely post more exciting news about this event. Along with this concert are Worship Conference, VIP Night, and Press Conference with Tommy Walker. How great di ba? Plus there’ll be special discounts in purchasing tickets and a raffle promo for fans! So keep following bettercurly here @ blogspot and also the Living in Wonder Official Facebook page ^_^ God bless!


P.S.
Check this out, the lyric video of Tommy Walker’s Living in the Wonder song. Hear Tommy's amazing praises to our amazing God Almighty! 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Saved Festival 2014: No Other Name

[raw post, will update... soon!]

Saved Festival 2014 #NoOtherName

SMART Araneta  October 11, 2014
SETLIST

Victory Worship (all original songs)

1 Faithful 
2 Radical Love
3 Jesus My Savior
4 Grace Changes Everything

Esterlyn
1 Holy
2 Freedom is Here by Hillsong United
3 Break My Heart 
4 Set a Fire (No Place I'd Rather Be) by Jesus Culture w/ Martin Smith 
5 Esther
6 You Awaken
7 Oceans by Hillsong United

Israel Houghton & New Breed
1 Jesus the Same
2 Lord You Are Good
3 Mighty To Save by Hillsong United but in reggae ;)
4 Rez Power
5 Te Amo
6 One Thing Remains by Kristian Stanfill
7 In Jesus' Name by Darlene Zschech and Israel
8 Unknown
"I Will Live / The Atmosphere of Expectation is the breeding place for miracles"
9 Who's Report Shall You Believe? 
10 Give Thanks
11 Unknown
"Jesus, You'll never forget... You never failed me yet"
12 Risen
13 New song...
"our God is great and glorious / Able to save and deliver us / Our God reigns"
14 New song...
"Your grace is chasing me down / Goodness and mercy following me down / I can't outrun Your grace"
15 Covered
16 Medley: That's why I love You / You Won’t Let Go? / I Love You Lord
17 Your Presence Is Heaven
18 New song...
"So Amazing, so amazing / Your love for us is overwhelming / How awesome is our God"
19 (I Am A) Friend of God
20 Not Forgotten
21 Jesus At The Center
**I'm not super familiar with Israel & New Breed's songs that's why I'm having a hard time figuring out the titles of some songs. But some of the new songs are for the Alive In Asia album which they also recorded live at Araneta that night for the upcoming album cover, now that's really exciting! Kindly message me if there are mistakes with the setlist, thanks!


Notes: Wow! Intense worship event! It started on time! at 7:30PM and ended at 12:30AM! How about that? 5 loooong hours for Jesus Christ alone! I pray that everyone will continue to worship and pray to Him with so much passion.


My second time to hear Francis Chan but the first time was via radio I think. I'm amazed for His boldness. From the way he speaks - I believe he does not compromise his faith and the truth (Word of God) to win other's favor. I'll write about his message later.


lights pa more!!! ^_^

Israel & New Breed as they performed their last song. #AliveInAsia


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