This was taken in one of those solo travels I had in El Nido Palawan. I have always loved watching the sun go down from the mountain range. As it slowly hide down to the other side.
The magic touches and turns everything to gold.
I remember sitting in front of the beach.
Asking God what is Your purpose?
Why I am here?
I know You have a purpose.
Why have You brought me to this wonderful enchanting place?
In my search for answers.
No matter how hard I tried.
I was not able to find my own self.
God found me.
The views of Corong Corong El Nido Palawan.
Still on Day Two of Celebrate Recovery Bible – Daily Devotional
So I’d like to believe I am given the talent to write. With the talent comes with the responsibility to sharpen the saw as mentioned by Steve Covey in the Habits of Highly Effective People.
In my readings, I have learned many times from authors that I need to read works of other authors. Aside from polishing my grammar.
Coming from my favorite thrift store of second hand books called “Book Sale”, I got hold of “Creative Writing” by Steve May. Also a book that I watched the movie first, “Eat, Pray, Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Although I do not like the ending where she divorced her husband and ran off with another man. Who am I to judge? I am just a newbie blogger with a long way to go to learn and experience.
I started with the few pages of the books. Yes, I am reading them simultaneously (good luck to me). One thing I noticed from the “Eat, Pray, Love” book was the author first gave the structure of her book. That the chapters we’re like the beads worn by people she observed when she was on her trip to India. I like this book because it’s about a woman in search and went on travel.
My book will be patterned after my Devotional Studies using Celebrate Recovery Bible. You might ask, so what comes after I finished the 30 day devotional book?
This blog site is my better half, when I stepped into the therapy sessions of CCF Glorious Hope Ministry. I told my self this is where I belong. Finally, I am home. They say no one graduates from the recovery program. So the same with the ministry, this blog and books will go through the same journey. The journey of healing from past hurts, hang ups and bad habits.
Too often I have trapped myself to end results. Why not? the world we live in hire people who are results oriented. Focusing on the results, I became lazy, irresponsible and impatient to submit to the process.
I also learned that before I can give, I must first receive. That I have to know Who I am serving, Who is my master. Before I can be a good and faithful steward. I cannot give what I do not have.
With this, I pray as you come with me in this journey. You too will find healing and hope only in Jesus.
For to whom much is given, much is required.
““Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. “ ‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’” Matthew 25:14-30 NIV