You complete me.


"You complete me."


Narinig ko na itong line na ito from a movie. At paulit ulit na ginagamit sa mga palabas sa TV. Nasubukan ko na rin yata itong banggitin sa isang tao minsan (uii..showbiz, eerm!).

At paano nga ba masasabing "complete" na ang isang tao, bagay, pangyayari, at iba pa?

Ito ang nakalagay sa Merriam Webster Dictionary,
com·plete\kəm-ˈplēt\adjective: having all necessary parts : not lacking anything (lahat ng sangkap, walang kakulangan, wala ng hahanapin pang iba): not limited in any way (walang hangganan): not requiring more work : entirely done or completed (wala ng dapat pang gawin, tapos na)

Naniniwala ako na habang nabubuhay tayo ay hindi talaga tayo makakaranas ng "completeness" dito sa mundo. Palaging may hihigit at susubok na mag-iba ang ating prefences sa lahat ng meron tayo. Palaging may lilipas at makakalimutang nagdaan na sa ating mga kagustuhan. Palaging may hahanapin tayong "something new, something special, something fresh", "innovative", "promising" at "out of this world". Minsan nga ay hindi na rin sapat kung may improvement man na nakikita. More, more, more!

At bakit ko ba naiisip ito ngayon? Pinatugtog ko kasi kaninang umaga ang Glorious Ruins Album ng Hillsong Worship (concert na nila sa MOA Arena next month!!!) at habang naririnig ko ang mga linyang...
"Christ is enough for me. Christ is enough for me.

Everything I need is in You. Everything I need."

At pumasok na lang sa isip ko ang mga salitang "You complete me." at ginamit ko na din bilang fb status. Mala-Jerry Maguire lang ang peg. As usual, may ilang na-curious... sino daw yun? ;)

Pero kahit anong gawin kong effort para ma-satisfy ko ang pamumuhay ko at maghanap o makatagpo pa ako ng taong halos perpekto na para sa akin ay hindi ko pa rin sapat para ako naging kumpleto. Bakit? Dahil mangyayari lamang ito hanggat wala akong contentment at hindi ko tinatanggap na tanging si Jesus at sa Kanya lamang ko maaaring matagpuan ang 100% na kailangan ko pang-habambuhay.

Our Lord is our Creator. God is Sovereign, He is everlasting. 
Siya lang at ang pag-ibig Niya ang hindi matitinag kailanman.

Marami akong pangarap at mga nais gawin. Yun lang limitado pa rin ako bilang tao. Lalo na oras at kalakasan na meron ako.
Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun. There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail. (Ecclesiastes 4:7-8 KJV)
But Jesus completes me and He can complete you too.
And ye are complete in Him [Jesus Christ], which is the head of all principality and power. (Colossians 2:10 KJV)
Ayan ang sabi sa Bible... sa unang translation ay ginamit naman ang term na "fullness in Christ". Totoo ito. Dahil tanging ang Diyos lamang ang nakaaalam ng kaibuturan ng ating mga puso at lawak ng ating pag-iisip. Mapapagod lamang tayo kung patuloy nating hahanapin mula sa ibang tao, bagay, pangyayari, lugar, trabaho at iba pa ang kailangan natin para maging "complete".
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 2:11 NIV)
Subukan mo sana ngayon na magsimula ng mas malalim na relasyon kay Jesus, He can and He will complete you.

God bless! 

Surprise Grace On My Birthday

found at pinterest via a place to dwell @ wordpress
Today I celebrate my birthday with a positive blog post and I also celebrate God’s faithfulness throughout my journey in life, yehey! Wow, I’m in this age almost close to kick myself out of the calendar yet I feel grateful and excited for more surprises to come! Knowing what God has in store for me, why worry? Of course, I worry sometimes but I'd like to share you something insightful as I hit my new age this morning.

In my previous years I could hardly enjoy when “change of plans” came along since these also brought me insecurities, discomfort, distractions and sometimes tears, tiredness, anxiety and frustrations. As you've just read, yes, I was a very negative person. Believe me, I was terrible on handling all of my negative thoughts, these used to control me. But also because of these diversions I became better and some of my habits, character, conduct and faith improved as well. How? By always running to my Maker. For He knows the deepest desires of my heart and only He can complete me: He offers eternal love and the best life we can have for now and forever. I always keep coming back to His strong arms and cry for help - a daughter seeking her Father's comfort.

And now I'm so happy to read this devotion from Grace@Work and I love what Rhoda just cried to God, "Lord, You have always helped me in my darkest hours. I shouldn’t worry now, should I?" (read full article below). I thought to myself, "This is exactly what I want to say to the Lord". Since one of my goal this 2015 is to have a meaningful and stronger intimacy with the Lord, I practice to talk to Him most of the time, I pray anywhere. I write my prayers in my journal.

Hardships, fears, sickness, failures, cancellations and even postponements of some of my dreams and plans are my giants in life but since I know and believe that God is with me for the longest time and He is ever-present, I ended up feeling better most of the time. Remember, He is also our hiding place (Psalm 32:7). I'm no King David but I'm the curly daughter of the King of Kings and Lord of lords, I'm special and beloved.

Kung Wala Kang Destinasyon...

Some weeks ago I decided to go outdoor biking without a specific destination in mind. Actually magulo ang isip ko noon kung saan ko gusto magpunta. Gusto ko kumain pero parang ayoko. Gusto ko mamasyal at mag-muni-muni pero ayoko. Gusto ko magpunta sa malayo pero ayoko. Gusto ko lang ay mag-bike. Dahil dito, masasabi kong hindi ako naging productive noong hapon na iyon. Mahirap kung hindi mo talaga sigurado kung ano talaga ang gusto mo.


Ayan, sige, nailabas ko ang pink kong bike sa wakas! (By the way, yan nga pala si B). Pinalagyan ko ng hangin ang mga gulong at go padyak na patungo sa kawalan… oops, not really, papunta lang Marikina Riverpark, my usual place. Ang problema, may tyangge pa pala doon, di ako makadaan ng maayos. Kailangan ko umalis doon, kailangan mag-iba ako ng daan. Dito na nagsimula ang mas matindi kong struggle (okay, mas matindi pa rin ang pagpila ng matagal para makasakay ng MRT). Padyak, sige punta sa isang street kaso ang daming sasakyan sa likod ko, nagpa-panic ako pag ganito. Kasi wala pa akong helmet o anumang pang-protect ng katawan ko. Takot ako mabundol, takot ako makasagasa… madami akong takot actually. Pero ayoko naman bumalik sa bahay. Ayoko pang umuwi.

Anong pwedeng mangyari kung wala kang specific destination na nasa isip?

Poematic 02.07.15 Mandirigma


Malayo ang tinatanaw ng isipang naglalakbay
Nagmumula sa katawang halos lumulupaypay
Puso at utak nahihirapang magkatugma
Naglalaban mga damdaming napakahiwaga

Daan-daang tanong papalit-palit sumusulpot
At bawat isa ay hindi naman nasasagot
Ngunit may mga salitang kalooban ay napapanatili
Mula sa isang tinig na payapang humahalili

Tumatakbo nang mabilis papalayo sa kadiliman 
Masugatan na sa pakikibaka huwag lamang abutan
Mga higante ay humarang man ay hindi magpapatumba
Kalakasan ang mga pangakong nakaukit sa alaala

~Madz Madaje


Simula pa lamang ng taon ngunit bumubuhos na ang mga pagsubok sa buhay. Ganito din ba ang nararanasan mo ngayon?

Hillsong Worship Live in Manila April 2015

Yey for Hillsong Worship's No Other Name Asia Tour!


This famous worship band from Australia is coming to Manila on April 10 2015, Friday, 8PM at SM MOA Arena! Another awesome event to worship our Sovereign God in larger venue, but I still prefer Smart Araneta Coliseum though.


No Other Name - the latest album released by Hillsong Worship and the team is composed of the people in photo above. I am not sure who's coming to Manila and lead the worship event on April 10... hoping for a complete team ;)

Ticket prices range from PhP 300 to PhP 2,500. And now available for purchase via SM Tickets and Becca Music Tickets.

VIP (Reserved Seating)   Php 2,500.00
PATRON (Reserved Seating) Php 2,000.00
LOWER BOX A (Reserved Seating) Php 1,500.00
LOWER BOX B (Reserved Seating) Php 1,200.00
UPPER BOX (Free Seating) Php 600.00
GENERAL ADMISSION (Free Seating)Php 300.00

Call SM Tickets, 470-2222 or Becca Music Tickets 910-5524.
For more details, visit www.beccamusic.com!

photo via https://www.facebook.com/beccamusicinc  / click the image for larger view
ticket price, ticket seats, seat plan
And now, who's excited????!!!! :D

UPDATE: February 19 But sorry, there's no more available tickets as of today according the Becca Music Inc., huhuhu :( still praying for another night to open though...


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