I wish I could say this about myself right now. 
By @hewhofears “The Greek word for “consume” is “Katesthió”, meaning ‘to be eaten up, devoured, leaving nothing.’ The Greek word for “longing” is “Epithomia”, meaning ‘to have an eagerness, an inordinate desire for.’ Essentially, the psalmist is declaring that his soul is being eaten up and devoured with an inordinate desire and eagerness for God’s rules, or commandments, at all times. I wish I could say this was the case with myself, but I’d be lying. Imagine, if our souls were just as consumed with God’s Word as the psalmist’s was, instead of being consumed with infinitely lesser things, things that are rotting and turning to dust. Imagine the advancement that would be made in our lives!  Advancement in holiness, purity, growth in our daily walks, advancement in the things of God! I exhort you, plumb the depths of His Word daily, and you will begin to find your soul longing for it more and more, yea, longing for Himself more and more.”

I wish I could say this about myself right now.
By @hewhofears “The Greek word for “consume” is “Katesthió”, meaning ‘to be eaten up, devoured, leaving nothing.’ The Greek word for “longing” is “Epithomia”, meaning ‘to have an eagerness, an inordinate desire for.’ Essentially, the psalmist is declaring that his soul is being eaten up and devoured with an inordinate desire and eagerness for God’s rules, or commandments, at all times. I wish I could say this was the case with myself, but I’d be lying. Imagine, if our souls were just as consumed with God’s Word as the psalmist’s was, instead of being consumed with infinitely lesser things, things that are rotting and turning to dust. Imagine the advancement that would be made in our lives! Advancement in holiness, purity, growth in our daily walks, advancement in the things of God! I exhort you, plumb the depths of His Word daily, and you will begin to find your soul longing for it more and more, yea, longing for Himself more and more.”

Metro Manila will be part of the grandest scavenger hunt in the region. The Gotham Villain Hunt starts on September 19. #GothamonWTV

Metro Manila will be part of the grandest scavenger hunt in the region. The Gotham Villain Hunt starts on September 19. #GothamonWTV

Rule Your Spirit

"He that hath no control over his own spirit (esv translation: self-control) is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." - Proverbs 25:28

When a city’s walls are broken down, it doesn’t do any good to those who dwell in it. Nehemiah 1:3 says: “…The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.” It is the same thing with ourselves. When we don’t have self-control, great affliction and reproach (or great trouble and shame) are not far behind.
Just as Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 32:5 “strengthened himself and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without…and made darts and shields in abundance”, so must we go to such lengths to guard ourselves. 
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12-14)
www.needGod.ph

Rule Your Spirit

"He that hath no control over his own spirit (esv translation: self-control) is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." - Proverbs 25:28

When a city’s walls are broken down, it doesn’t do any good to those who dwell in it. Nehemiah 1:3 says: “…The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.” It is the same thing with ourselves. When we don’t have self-control, great affliction and reproach (or great trouble and shame) are not far behind.
Just as Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 32:5 “strengthened himself and built up all the wall that was broken, and raised it up to the towers, and another wall without…and made darts and shields in abundance”, so must we go to such lengths to guard ourselves.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:12-14)
www.needGod.ph

They say doodling while listening does wonders to memory retention so I tried it. This is what I came up with. #fail

They say doodling while listening does wonders to memory retention so I tried it. This is what I came up with. #fail

Thankful for times like this when I can be still and drink in the life-giving word of God. The world is filled with so many messages about how we ought to live our lives but none of them can encourage and uplift the soul; they lead to tiredness and destruction. The Scriptures are universal. The laws are in effect whether you believe in it or not. I’ve seen the destruction of lives and families because they followed the sinful desires of their heart. “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.Do not err, my beloved brethren.” (James 1:13-16, KJV) 
www.needGod.ph

Thankful for times like this when I can be still and drink in the life-giving word of God. The world is filled with so many messages about how we ought to live our lives but none of them can encourage and uplift the soul; they lead to tiredness and destruction. The Scriptures are universal. The laws are in effect whether you believe in it or not. I’ve seen the destruction of lives and families because they followed the sinful desires of their heart. “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.Do not err, my beloved brethren.” (James 1:13-16, KJV)
www.needGod.ph

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.

Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953