I tried visiting the official page of Devcom and it shows different subjects and units. Are we supposed to take them all. I'm still lost. Haha. Help po? Thank you po.
Oooh. I suggest, beloved, that you look at the BSDC 2012 curriculum. That’ll guide you better on all the subjects that you are required to take. If I remember correctly, 153 units all in all ang kailangan para makumpleto natin ang Devcom. ^_^ You’re greatly blessed!
Hi. Its my second time to post here. I'm just scared. I will always regret these moments. I'm having struggles in lusting for girls. I don't know how. I just feel ablaze with my relationship with God and then there will come a time that I will enter the temptation again. I'm scared. I'm scared that He's not looking at me anymore. Please pray for me. I really don't wanna take His Grace for granted. This part of my life is eating my faith slowly. :(
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. —Hebrews 12:1-2
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. —1 Corinthians 1: 30
Hello, beloved. I want to encourage you with these verses. I encourage you take away your eyes from your guilt, from your shame, from your past deeds, and from your self, and fix them on Christ. He is the One who perfects our faith, and it is from Him that the strength that you need comes from. You can be tempted and condemned by others or the enemy or anything else, but you will not be shaken because He is the One who holds you tightly.
And He has already forgiven you. He still loves you, beloved. He went as far as dying on the cross to prove that love, and make your redemption possible. You are redeemed and freed. The things that tempt you no longer define you; your Redeemer does. You may think that you are alone, you are the only one experiencing these things, or you are not understood by God, but all these things are false. You’re not alone in this. Our Father loves you so much, and He’s looking after you. He is greater than these temptations, He has overcome them on the cross, and He has defeated them for you. You don’t have anything else to do with those temptations but to leave them. Go to Jesus.
I’m praying for you right now, beloved. I speak peace, strength, joy, and revelations of His love in Christ’s name. I pray that your mind will clear up of all its worries and troubles.
“Still, I will refuse
even if you do not agree.
You should know
that for me,
the things that I hold on to,
are more important,
than those I can see
but are temporary.”—Pam Carbungco, “This is how I weigh things”
hi, i've been struggling with this particular sin for many years now, i really feel guilty and down with this, no matter how much i try, it seems that my flesh is greater than my will to stop this sin. i feel so ashamed, tired and condemned. i know that He forgives, but i just feel like it's too much :( :( :( so guilty.. how do i stop this.. :( :( :( :(
Beloved, before I directly reply to your message, I want to say something honest: what you’ll read me write next were not intended to sugarcoat, to downgrade, or to tolerate sin, okay? It’s just the truth that God has planted in my heart ever since I started really dwelling on His grace.
So here goes: you are forgiven. I can imagine you right now with your brows furrowed, heart heavy, and remorse muddling the thoughts in your mind. I want those thoughts to clear out right now. Jesus, with His blood, by shedding it on the cross more than 2,000 years ago, has bought your redemption— your forgiveness— for you. You think your sin is too much? Jesus has endured all— and more— the wages of your sin and mine and the person next to you. Jesus is far more precious and valuable than the price that your sin warrants, beloved. So your feelings can’t believe these; it’s okay. Trust His sacrifice. Trust what happened at the Hill of Calvary more than 2,000 years ago. I pray that God renews your mind right now, beloved. You are so loved. In Christ, you are washed clean. He has made you pure again. He has dressed you in the white linen robe of His righteousness.
You think you can’t stop that doing that sin. If you’re planning to stop in your own efforts, you really, really can’t. It takes grace to have your sins forgiven, it also takes grace to walk in this new life in Christ. Beloved, I encourage you to just behold, behold, and behold what the Finished Work of Christ has made possible for you. Enjoy this relationship with Christ. Even after you’ve fallen, succumb to His love. This is how you are changed, beloved. You are changed by beholding Jesus Christ, your righteousness. Do not be conscious of your own weaknesses, your own sins, your own failings. Just be conscious of Him and everything will follow. He is working in you, even if you don’t seem to feel it.
I pray for renewal of your mind, beloved. This is what repentance is. Wrap your mind around every gift our Father gave you through Jesus. This is what will change you. Beloved, banish the thought that you have to be good enough before you will come to Him. It will never happen. You can’t be ‘good enough’ without the One who has made you good, who has justified you, and who has freed you from sin. Enjoy Jesus Christ right now— listen to songs about His love, just tell Him everything honestly, remind yourself of His goodness. He does not condemn you.
I have this friend and this guy who's also a part of our church who is flirting her. My friend is just starting in her walk with God and I don't want this guy be a hindrances in her walk. I want to talk to this guy. What should I say?
Hi! I’m sorry if all that I’d been posting are poems and haikus and text; it’s because I’m using my phone to access Tumblr right now (aside from the fact that my college prof inspired me to go back to poetry once more). I am giving my laptop a break. D: I hope you understand. Haha. Thank you! I love all of you. :”) You’re all greatly blessed!
“Do not neglect the spiritual gift that is in you, which was given to you when the prophets spoke and the elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things and devote yourself to them, in order that your progress may be seen by all.”—1 Timothy 4: 14-15
It’s not about your attendance in church. It’s not about the kind of ministry you have. It’s not even about all the things you are good at. It’s not about the souls you have won to Christ. They’re not what makes you worthy of His love. All the things you have done for Him, for others, or even yourself, can never qualify you in God’s presence. So why boast? Why feel so above everyone?
In 2 Corinthians, Paul made it clear that our ministry to our brothers and sisters is not to tear them down but to build them up. Why? It’s because we know that even if they have been wrong, even if they have strayed away way too many times, we are all still the same dearly beloved children of God. And it’s our privilege to remind all our brothers and sisters about that; not flaunting about I did this, and did that, and oh, it was a shame you weren’t there. No. We’re here to encourage, not to put the spotlight on ourselves. Our banner is Christ’s love— it’s our language. Nothing else. Nothing else about us, or them. Just Jesus.
The only thing that qualifies us in God’s presence is His full-blown love that was expressed on the Cross. And that never changes, beloved. So nothing we do, nothing we feel, and nothing we say will ever disqualify us from the love of God. Our standing will never change. Our attendance, our ministry, our wisdom, our capabilities, and our accomplishments have nothing to do with it. And we have to always remember that. We are nothing without God. We are only this because of Him. Because of His love.
Remember that even when you fail, you are still loved. You are still accepted in Jesus. You are still blessed. Your prayers are answered. Your provision is coming. No mistake or miscalculation will change these. Nothing will make Jesus love you less. Remind yourself that.
And remind others too, beloved, because they need it.
1. All I’ve Ever Needed — AJ Michalka
2. On the Side of Me — Corinne May
3. Forever — Kari Jobe
4. Let It Go — Tenth Avenue North
5. Glorious Ruins — Hillsong Live
6. Sinking Deep — Hillsong Young and Free
7. I Can Just Be Me — Laura Story
8. Holding My World — Kristian Stanfill
If you feel a little discouraged tonight (like me), I encourage you to listen to these songs, just find a place where you can be alone, and let God’s love wash over you. Sink your teeth to the truth that He is never ever letting you go and He sent His Son to suffer for you. That is how much He values you. If you are haunted by the mistakes you have done, remember that He does not condemn you. Moreover, the God who is always on your side is also the God of another chance. It is not too late. Just enjoy Him today, beloved!
Ate pam, good morning! My heart and mind's been trounled lately. I lilo-ed to my church because I felt like what I am already following are the persons there and not God. wish I could tell my story to you and we could talk longer pls?
Hello, beloved! Sure, let’s talk. Ü Go off-Anon or add me on Facebook. Let’s chat there. :) You’re greatly blessed! Looking forward to hearing from you.
“The gospel changes us. It delivers us from who we were and empowers us to be who we were always meant to be. It does this not by giving us instructions or telling us what to do but by revealing the true nature of God. I guarantee that when you see the God behind the gospel, you will never be the same again.”—Paul Ellis, The Gospel In Ten Words
“…because the truth lives in us and will be with us forever. Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ— the Son of the Father— will continue to live with us, who live in truth and love.”—2 John: 2-3
If you are experiencing setbacks right now, you think everything is out of control, and you’re wondering where is God in all this, here is a verse for you:
"For God has said, 'Never will I fail you. Never will I abandon you.'" —Hebrews 13: 5b
Even if you are surrounded by all these setbacks, you are not alone, because He is with you, and He is in control, beloved. Read the verse again. Do you have to be afraid? No. Has He left you alone? No. God is not planning to fail you. He is with you, and because you are with Him, everything is alright. In fact, you will win. Victory is yours.
Here is another encouragement for you: “But in that coming day, no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from Me. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Isaiah 54: 17)
God knows your life from the beginning to the end, beloved. He does not let any detail pass from His eyes. He knows everything that is happening, and is going to happen. You can trust Him with everything and in every situation. He is faithful.
“Do not worry. At all. About anything. This is your new life in Christ. You are freed from the need to worry. You are freed from fear. You are freed from sin and defeat. You have been redeemed and you are to live like a citizen of Heaven, not of this world.”—Pam Carbungco
Why do you use the "read more" function when you're answering questions? To gain views?
Huh? No. Hahaha. It’s just I don’t want to flood people’s dashboard’s with my long answers. I use ‘Read More’ when I notice my answers get really, really long. :) That’s all. Hahaha. You’re greatly blessed, beloved!
Same course and campus po tayo next year. Omo. Incoming freshman po ako e. Hope to get to know you in person since I'm a follower since 2010 or 2011. :)
Aww. Hi, beloved! Go DevCom!!! Hahahaha. Kapag nagkasalubong tayo sa college sa August, don’t hesitate to say Hi. Let’s talk. :) Taong DevCom ako this coming semester. Hahaha. I hope that you have fun in Devcom, beloved. It’s challenging, like all courses, but it will teach you a lot. Also, I have an Introduction to Development Communication book. It’s useful for your DEVC 10 subject. If you want, I can lend it to you. Hahaha. You’re greatly blessed, beloved! Hope to see you soon. ;D