I Gained Wisdom From My Wisdom Tooth

It’s really funny and amazing how God speaks to us differently and in many ways! To the point that even to my wisdom tooth, He is reminding me that He is at work. Tonight, I gained wisdom form my wisdom tooth.

My wisdom tooth is actually erupting towards the right direction, seems no problem but still, it hurts. It hurts to the point that I took 1 pain reliever and I used the Lido-Jel (Topical Anesthetic Gel) And sometimes it is the same with our Christian life…

Have you ever asked God this question: “Lord, why am I experiencing this pain if I am obeying You? If I am walking in Your will? If I’m really walking towards the right direction as You said so?” 

It’s funny how serious I was with all the tears in my eyes *insert dramatic music*  while asking those question to Him and He answered me through the wisdom tooth. It’s not that He doesn’t take me seriously but He answered the way I would understand His plan. He speaks to us the way He knows it best because we can never think the way He thinks. ( See Isiah 55:8 )

Here’s the wisdom/ reflection from the awesome tooth: 

  1. PAIN – represents PROCESS. We can never experience the fullness of success without the process. Pain HELPS us to understand the value of the price and BUILD us UP to be prepared for what is about to come.
  2. WISDOM TOOTH – represents GOD’S PROMISES in our lives. It could be your desires, prayers, dreams or calling in life. The tooth doesn’t come out over-night. It is a long and painful process before we can really see it. It is growing.  And in order for us to see and experience it’s fullness we need:
  • Patience– We need patience as we wait for it to grow. Until we can experience its fullness without any hindrance. ( See Proverbs 10:22 )
  • EnduranceSome people chooses to under-go a surgery in order to lessen the pain but after that operation, the tooth will be removed from its place and no matter how bad you want to have it back, the dentist couldn’t perform any miracle for you. Sometimes,we (yes, I am included!) Christians, just want the promises of God and skip the process. Not knowingly that skipping the process could also means missing the blessing. 

(Some blessings are just offered for a specific season in our life but we’ll never know how God could work, He does things beyond how we think. Beyond what we can do. #Grace ) 

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. – Hebrews 10:36 NIV
3. RIGHT ERUPTION/ POSITION  – Sometimes crazy things like “Lord, if I am walking in Your will and I am doing the right thing, how come those people who are doing things that are not pleasing in Your eyes seems to succeed more? ” comes in my mind but God’s answer is simple…
“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” – 1 Peter 3:14
It has been a year or so when my wisdom tooth started to erupt. My sister is actually a Dentist which means I have an option for it to be removed but I didn’t. Why? because the fact that it is painful it means it is actually growing. WHEN THERE IS PAIN, THERE IS GROWTH. Why would I stop something that is RIGHT? Just like with our OBEDIENCE and TOTAL SURRENDER to GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY it could be painful and tiring at times but it is WORTHWHILE. If wisdom tooth completes the set of teeth, our OBEDIENCE and TOTAL SURRENDER in good or in bad times, completes our greatest calling- to give glory to God the most.
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A Man of Prayers

Oh, how I really want to have a man of prayers,

Who values his relationship with the Father.

A man who could shut his doors,

Earnesly wanting to see His face.
Oh, I’m praying for you, a man of prayers! 

May you seek His heart before seeking mine, 

For He will teach you to love the way He loves,

As you earnesly seek Him first.
I’m praying for you, man of prayers!

Because that man who seek God’s heart zealously 

Can only be the one to have my heart.

For my heart is hidden in His.

The Void That Annoyed Me

 

This past few days I felt that there is something lacking within me. I suddenly felt in-complete. There is a void that makes me feel uncomfortable. The void is annoying me! Are you feeling the same? Let me share my story and together let’s overcome it!

Every time that I’m feeling things this way, I usually stop for a moment and check myself. Here are some questions that might help you:  

  1. What are the things that I’ve been doing this past few days?
  2. Am I isolating myself?
  3. What are the things that I’ve been meditating on?

 

Done answering those questions? You better answer it with all honesty! Here are my honest response to those questions:

1.What are the things that I’ve been doing this past few days? 

I’ve been to a team building, ministry overnight/outing but most of the time, to be honest, this past few days I’ve been laying down my bed and just scrolling my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account. Scrolling it ’till the end and refreshes it again to see new things not until I get bored and go offline.

2. Am I isolating myself?

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When I don’t feel good I really try my best to be with my friends or family because isolation is where usually the enemy is doing his awful job.  In Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 it says,

 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

However, I heard a news this week that pinched my heart. I isolated myself. Thinking it’s an ‘alone time‘ but in reality I’m just locking myself in a room of lies and pain. And then today, I realized that I will not allow the enemy to feed me with lies again. I will not allow him to steal my joy once more for my Joy is not base on my performance, talents, and the stuffs that I have. My Joy  has a name- His name is Jesus. I decided to message my friend  through Facebook. I told her my situation and asked for her prayers. Look at what she said:

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A lot of times people thinks that whenever someone is sharing a struggle to them, they need to answer it with a solution.(I was one of them) But most of the time a person who is struggling just need a friend who will listen and will pray for them. That is the importance of an accountability partner.

3.What are the things that I’ve been meditating on?

Yesterday I decided to watch several sermons on the internet. I knew that at that moment God is urging me to read my Bible. I disobeyed. Instead of reading the Bible I started to watch the Popoy and Basha marathon, “One More Chance and A Second Chance for the win” – I thought! Haha! But it didn’t help me. I was sad and ironically I fed my sadness with a dramatic movie. I’m not really helping myself.Be careful on the things that you are meditating on. It might help you or destroy you.

The void that I’ve been feeling all this time was not to be filled with any senti music, dramatic or romantic movies, not even my favorite ice cream! But to be filled by God alone and yet I’m neglecting Him. The hole within me is a God-sized-hole. A place for Him. A place meant for Him alone!

For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things. – Psalm 107:9 ESV

I started to really have an ‘Alone Time’ with my King. I was about to search the album entitled “Magnificent Obsession” to play the song “Worthy Of It All” but I accidentally played the song “Magnificent” by Darlene Zschech. A song that I really adored way back 2013 when I came to know Christ. The moment when the song played I felt the exact thing that I experience when I first knelt on His presence. It is His grace and love! How could I forget about His grace and love for me? How could I forget about Him?

Though our feelings come and go, God’s love does not. – C.S Lewis

Nakakatuwa at nakakahiya na minsan nakakalimutan na natin Siyang mahalin pero Siya, loyal padin , Mahal padin tayo ng buong buo. Just like the Father in the  Prodigal Son, He welcomed me with arms wide open. Celebrating for my return in His arms! I’m sure He will do the same with you. He gave His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross just to have us back again in His arms. (John 3:16)

Nuon hindi ko alam ang ibigsabihin ng PAGMAMAHAL dahil mismo sa sarili ko, hindi ko ‘to kayang ibigay. Pero ang buti Mo! Ang buti Mo Panginoon! Hindi Mo lang pinakita saakin ang PAGMAMAHAL Mo ngunit ipinaramdam Mo rin ito saakin. Ipinaramdam Mo ng buongbuo ang PAGMAMAHAL sa isang taong basag-basag na tulad ko.

The void within me was not just avoided but filled with His love. The only thing that can perfectly fit to remove the void. The only LOVE that can make me feel 100% complete. Good news, that LOVE is for you as well!

 

Do you need a prayer? Are you currently in this situation? Comment bellow, I would gladly pray for you!