Friday, May 22, 2009

Emergency Prayer Request For The Grandfather of Penlighted

May I humbly request my readers and friends to please pray for the grandfather of Penlighted who was diagnosed with brain tumor and may have to undergo a brain operation in the Philippines. Let us also pray that God provide them the financial means to cover all the expenses for her grandfather. By the stripes of Jesus Penlighted's grandfather is healed. This we pray heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen. Thank you all very much. God bless us all.

*** Message of Penlighted
Just a while ago we received a news from my relatives in the Philippines. My grandfather, the father of my mom, is in the ICU right now and was diagnosed to have a brain tumor. He was given medicines and the doctors said that if he won't respond to it they will see if he can have an operation. As of now we really don't have the complete details of how he is...

I am humbly asking your prayers for my grandfather that may he receive a complete healing through God's love and mercy with the medicines that he will be taking. Please also pray for our family that may we all be ready in terms of our financial so we can help our grandfather.

Thank you very much for all your prayers.

Latest Update of The Condition of Penlighted's Grandfather

Please Help us Pray for My Grandfather

As I was writing my previous entry about my prayer request for my grandfather, I was not really aware of how he is doing for we only had received a text message from my brother that he is in the ICU and that he was diagnosed to have brain tumor. The news didn't actually sink in but I know I have to humble myself and ask for more prayers. A while ago I was able to chat with my aunt and the news is heartbreaking.

My aunt was not able to give me the medical terms about the diagnosis but she had told me that the size of the tumor is 5.5cm x3.5cm x3.5cm(LWT). His bladder is now distended because he was not able to urinate even if he already has the catheter. He also needs to have insulin shots right now.

The most heartbreaking part is that we can't afford to give him the right treatment that he needs. For less than 2 days the initial bill in the hospital was 15000php, about $300, and the CT scan costs 7000php (about $150). She said that the nurses in the hospital were already scolding them because they can't buy the medicines that my grandfather needs. They brought my grandfather to a private hospital during the emergency because it was the nearest to them but now that they had decided to bring him to a public hospital, the private hospital won't release him because the bills are not yet paid. The longer they stay in the private hospital, the more the bills will increase and they are just staying there for the doctors and the room and not for his treatment. Some of the needed tests were not yet done because they don't have the money to pay for the lab.

='( It is painful because my aunt said that my grandfather is still fighting. If only we could have money to give them...but I believe this is not just about the money. God is still the best healer and even without the money, if He permits, I know he'll be well. I know He is with us and everything will just be fine through Him.

Please help us pray for him and for our family.

Thank you very much.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Trust God

Trust God when you cannot trust everybody else including yourself. You can never place your full trust in other people, even your family and loved ones, even your dearest friends, even your own feelings and emotions, and even your thoughts.
Everything in the world changes. The only thing that never ever change in the world is God and His words. The world will change and will one day end. Heaven and earth will one day pass away, but God and His words will never ever pass away. They remained constant since the beginning and will remain as they were till the end.

How many times have other people let us down? How many times when even our closest friends, relatives and loved ones disappointed us one way or the other? How many times when our own feelings and emotions let us down? How many times have we strived to reach the ultimate goal of our life but failed? Why? Because this world and all of creation were born to be imperfect and not to last. Only when we surrender ourselves to the grace of God and put on the full armor of God are we finally transformed by God from glory to glory until we reach the whole measure of the fullness of God. One day we will be fetched by the Lord to assume our own glorified bodies. Then we will no longer change and be subject to all the imperfections of the world. When all things fail in you- your thoughts, your feelings and your relationship with others, just remember to fully trust in God. He alone and His words are the only constant things in this world. AND THEY NEVER CHANGE.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Trust God, Grace, Change, Constant, Word of God, Bible, Glory, Fullness of God, Glorified Bodies, World, You, Man

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bless And Be A Conduit Of God's Blessings To Others

Bless everybody. Even yourself. Even God. As we bless, we partake of God's sovereign power to declare good to others. Even if we are offended or hurt by others, bless instead of cursing. Blessing is a very potent force sought by all in the olden times of the Old Testament. Blessing was so treasured by the Jews that Jacob even stole the blessings of his elder brother Esau which was Esau's by birthright. Cursing is the opposite of blessing and bring untold miseries and negative consequences to those who are cursed. Balak commissioned false prophet Balaam to make a curse on Israel but God made it into a blessing even making a donkey talked to Balaam to rebuke him.

Man has the potential for good or evil by the power of the spoken word and the power of imagery in his mind. He can ordain good or bad on his fellow man. God gave this power to man when He created him to be the overseer of all of God's creation but under His supreme sovereignty. This power was diminished by the fall of man at Eden but was regained by him through the death and eventual victory of Christ on the cross.

So we pray and we bless as we partake with the power of God to ordain blessings to others. Always bless because the blessings will not only be bestowed on those you blessed but on you as well. That is how God's economy works. WE PARTAKE OF THE SAME BLESSINGS OR CURSES WE BESTOW ON OTHERS. GOD BLESS US ALL.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Blessings, Power, Spoken Word, Imagery, Abundance, Prosperity, Joy, Long Life, Perfect Health, Happiness, Better Relationship, Peace

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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