God’s word says “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD. (8) For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. (9) “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; who can know it? (10) I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah 17:7-10 NIV).
I was raised and grow up in the Philippines and after gaining my worked experience I flew to worked in Middle East year 2003 to support my father’s illness. I never knew that my life will have a different meaning. Jesus Christ came into my life on the same year. Indeed, knowing life’s purpose was truly amazing.
When I start to satisfy my desire for the love of God, He becomes my desire. Reading a bible up to four in the morning was never a hindrance to fulfill my hunger to His words. It’s not easy to know God, at many times, I have experienced bumpy road and never regret to be part of His Family. I always believe that the river of love comes from the Throne of God, for He knows every plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11″For I know the plans for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future). Truly, life becomes easier.
We’ve been active in church since then. As for me, serving God with joyful heart gives contentment in everything. As a believer, we never stop sharing His goodness and these brings us an opportunity to share His love and words to everyone.
I do not have a perfect marriage life-like many others claimed, but serving God gives me the opportunity to experience life’s purpose. I had an open myomectomy (removal of myoma through open surgery) last 2010, and my right fallopian tube were blocked. In addition, I also have several cyst on my cervix and endometriosis.
In 2013, I have consulted specialist because we are longing to have a baby. During those time, I am treated with medicine and different medical procedures. Unfortunately, these leads me nothing and had resulted to complications which is prolonged bleeding. Yes, I was bleeding secretly for almost seven months. With this, we decided to stop and accept God’s plan.
From the time we have accepted God’s plan, we devoted our time serving Him. God said ” Delight yourself unto the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4.
God reveal His perfect gift February 16, 2014. I got pregnant. Knowing these gave me a mixed emotions, and eventually accept the new challenge of God.
It was never easy for me to carry life in my womb. Since the beginning, I was already bleeding and was advice to have a complete bed rest. Literary, I am in complete bed rest, eating drinking in bed. To sum it all, I am on high risk pregnancy and everything were never easy for me.
In-spite of all the care, I gave birth at 34 weeks.I was praising God for His goodness because He never leave us and gave us a healthy baby. Indeed, God show us His never ending power and greatness.
We named our son Andrew as first of the disciple of God.
This chapter of my life introduce me to the world of motherhood and parenting and I prayed that my son will continue to grow up in God’s way.
Please joined me in celebrating motherhood and parenting as I continue to share my experiences in raising my son.
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To God be all the Glory!