I have a question regarding music. How do you feel about it? With the whole conspiracy of there being the illuminati who can we trust to put in our ears?
Hello, beloved! I really do not know the artists we can specifically trust to put in our ears, but we can trust and rely on the Holy Spirit in making those kinds of decisions. He is our Counselor who teaches us all things. He knows the thoughts of our Father and relays it to us. Because of Him, we gave the Mind of Christ. Trust in Him for the discernment and wisdom for all that you need to listen to, beloved.
This is what I believe also when it comes to the books that I read and people I listen to. :) You’re greatly blessed!
God is indeed good! He helped me. Surely, He never leaves us. Wooh! I'm so so happy today because I can go back to school. After 2 months of suffering and finding someone to finance my needs, He gave me a source and...tada! I am jumping for joy!!!
Ahh! This is great news! Thanks for sharing this, beloved! God is indeed faithful! You’re greatly blessed! Have fun at school!
Hey. I have a question regarding heaven and hell. If the bible says that sinners go to hell and we're all sinners, do we all go to hell? I know that those who accept Christ as their Lord and savior are saved but I still have an unclear understanding
Hello, beloved! Yes, we are all sinners but Christ paid the penalty for all of our sins. We have been redeemed, forgiven, set free and ransomed by Him. It’s all because of grace.
However, God, because He loves us, will not force into us this gift. He allows us a choice to accept Him in faith or not. Those who choose to accept Christ and believe are saved, beloved. (You can read more by clicking the ‘This is for you’ link at the side of my blog.)
I know that this is not too comprehensive. But I’ll add more into this once I log in my laptop. Hope you can wait. :) You’re greatly blessed!
hey there, I really like your blog! I've been struggling with my body image for quite some time now and even though I've lost some weight, I am still very insecure and unhappy with the way I look. I know Christ tells us that we are made uniquely and in the image of Christ but sometimes, my insecurities of the way I look really bug me sometimes )":
Look to Christ and believe in Him, beloved. Really believe in what He says to you about how you are fearfully and wonderfully made, how you are the temple of the Holy Spirit, and how you are so special and unique. He is our Healer— even of our fears and insecurities. Everyday, beloved, remind yourself that God gave you this body, you are beautiful, and you are loved. You can be confident about yourself because Christ is with you.
Heeeey beloved. We’re in the same situation, too. Ü But, see, we also have to trust Jesus about appreciating ourselves. Let God show you how beautiful you are, not just because of your outward appearance but also because of the things that you can do- your smile, your wit, your compassion, and many other wonderful things! :>
Desperate for prayer: i have a knee injury that is holding me back in my cross country training. I need prayer for healing but more importantly faith in the Lord and his timing. thank you
Praying for you right now, beloved! I speak healing and strength in your knee right now in Jesus’ name! He who is seated on the throne right now is your healer. Believe in Him, beloved. You’re greatly blessed!
Please pray for my older sister, younger brother, my aunt and my grandma for their healing and fast recovery and strength. and please pray for me to have strong and deeper relationship with God. Thank you!
Praying, beloved! I speak healing and strength over your family in Christ’s name.
Also, fix your eyes on Jesus and trust Him. Allow Him to reveal Himself to you more and more. I believe that God wants to be in a deeper relationship with you as you do. :) You’re greatly blessed!
Hello! Can you please pray for me? I'm a recent college graduate and am feeling discouraged in my job search so far :/ I'm currently filling out lots of applications, please pray that I remain expectant, faithful, and that I land a great job with these apps!! Thank you :)
Praying for you, beloved! You are favored and blessed by Jesus Christ. I am sure that He will land you in a job not only for the sake of it being a source of income, but also a pedestal in shining His light and love to more people! You’re greatly blessed!
Thankyou for replying, Pam! :) I am the one who wants to write like you. My name's Cha. :) I already created a wordpress account. But I don't know how to start writing. :( I know you can help. Thankyou and God bless you!! :)
Hello, Cha! I’m so happy that you have a blog! Can you share the url to me when you’re ‘settled’? I love reading other people’s posts because they always encourage me. Haha. :)
Anyway, to start writing… write. I used to only write short stories and poems since grade school, but when I had this relationship with Christ, I also started writing down my prayers and everything that comes to my head. Don’t let your own words discourage you— just keep on writing and writing, and then it will be one of the most natural things to do in the world. When God teaches you something and you were able to write it, post it on your blog. I believe that God will use your words to speak to someone who needs it. It’s true for all of us who are in here. It doesn’t matter what style you have, God can use it. Just trust Him.
I hope that God fills your mind with thoughts about Him and His love for you. I hope that you also grow in intimacy with Him through writing. Also, I hope that you realize that you are a writer who is very much yourself. You have your own voice and style, and that is beautiful. :) You’re greatly blessed, Cha!
“Today, I am filled with the grace of my Lord Jesus Christ. I am covered in His magnificent blood. His light radiates from me. Whatever I may face now, I am guarded with the truth. I am planted in the Solid Rock who assures me fully that my standing in my King Jesus Christ is always loved, blessed, favored, and victorious.”—Pam Carbungco, Today
I'm so stressed out and I'm so worried about everything. :(
Let me share these verses to you, beloved. It’s what I read over and over again when I feel that way:
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. " —Philippians 4: 6-8
Beloved, I want to remind you that it’s okay to drop every worry and turn our minds to Jesus Christ. It may feel weird at first, but not worrying about anything is what God wills for you. Let Him fill you with peace. Remind yourself of His promises. Do not resist His peace. You’re greatly blessed! :)
For that last anon that feels like they're not smart enough - I'd like to suggest they watch the TED talk: Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are. You can find it on youtube. It's about self confidence and faking it until you make it and there is a bit where she talks about feeling like a fraud because "she's not smart enough," and like she doesnt belong. Its not specifically a christian talk, but I feel like it is still inspirational.
Hi guys! It’s been three or four days since I’ve updated (except for the poem). That’s because electricity has been out in our town because of the super typhoon. I don’t know when the next blackout will be and how long it will last, so please understand if I “disappear” all of a sudden after this.
I’m asking you to please pray for the Philippines. This is one of the worse storms I’d seen yet. I know, because it’s the first time I’ve seen one of our neighbors’ roofs get ripped off. And some of the places in our country still have no electricity. Let’s all intercede for the people working on this, and also, for the rehabilitation of our country from the damage. :)
Thank you so much, beloved, and you’re all greatly blessed!
I also think that it's important to remember that we are each of us something that God made and then thought "this is good." I don't always feel like the smartest or the most capable, but I know that God made me something special. I do my best to remember that I'm something that he's proud of, and I dont want to think hatefully about something that he loves so much. It helps me feel less negative and worried, anyway. I will pray for your peace and job situation too, anon.
If you’re feeling troubled, alone, and hopeless right now.
The gospel is good news, but what is the news and what makes it good?
Much of what is sold as “the gospel” is an inferior substitute for the real thing. Don’t be fooled by cheap knock-offs! There is an easy way to distinguish the authentic from the counterfeit. The true gospel is 100% good news. There’s no bad news in the good news. If the gospel you’ve bought into makes you feel insecure, anxious, guilty, and condemned, then it’s no good. Discard it before it kills you!
The original gospel signaled a great joy for all people. It was, and remains, an announcement about a Man. This Man has done not one, but two deeds of supreme and eternal significance. If you have not heard of this Man and His deeds, then this will be good news for you:
1. Jesus died for you. In the greatest demonstration of love the world has ever seen, Jesus gave His life for us. We had chosen independence from God and reaped the whirlwind. But God loved us so much that He sent His Son to ransom us from the power of sin and death. The Son of God became a son of man and took the punishment that brought us peace. He was rejected that we might be accepted; wounded that we might be healed; cursed that we might be blessed. On the cross He carried our sin and gave us His righteousness. Through Him we have been reconciled to God and our sins are no longer held against us. In the grip of death Jesus cried, “it is finished.” His rescue mission complete, Jesus committed His spirit into the hands of His Father and died.
I dropped out of college at 17, it has almost been 3 yrs tht I hvn't contnued & all I did was clean d house, I tried to find a job bt every time I get d chance, I suddenly lose all common sense & become completely brainless. Plus I'm not allowd to use any social site whch led me to h8ing the outside wrld & most especially ppl who ask abt my life. Also, my parents do not wnt to support me anymor, I try not to panic by playing gmes to avoid the pain. I pray bt Im scared tht He won't answer fast.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” —Jesus Christ, Matthew 6: 25-32
I’m praying for you, beloved. I pray for peace over your heart and mind. Jesus Christ is omnipotent and powerful; He is seated on the throne in the heavenly realms after being raised to life (three days after dying for you. And He cares for you. The One who has defeated death loves you and He is the source of everything that you need right now. Let this sink in, beloved. Wrap your mind around this truth, and let Jesus put your heart at peace. This is what you need right now— let Him silence all the worries and fears troubling your heart right now.
Even if your parents refuse to support you, Jesus will stand by your side and be there for you. I believe that He can provide for you a job, a house, confidence, hope, strength, wisdom, courage… everything you can possibly need. Believe in Him. When you are applying for a job, remember that He is with you, beloved. When you are feeling so stressed-out and anxious, go to Him and give Him the pain; the comfort that He brings is much greater than the escape games offer. You are His beloved, and you are not “brainless.” Let Him be your confidence in everything, beloved. He can turn your life around. Accept Him right now, and let Him transform your life.
I’m praying for you, beloved. If it’s not trouble for you, you can tell me/us what is happening in your life right now (off or on-Anon). You’re greatly blessed!
I'm having a hard time at my job. I feel like I spend so much time and energy on each task that is assigned to me, but not much gets done because I'm not smart enough for this job. I literally cannot do the work that is assigned. I hate this job. I feel like I'm stuck in this job because I don't have any skills to get a different job. And I also feel like I could get fired from this job because I'm not smart enough. I don't know what to do.
I’m praying for you, beloved. Even if I am not working yet, I feel that way too in school and in our organization. Here’s a promise from our Father, though. I pray that you drink in every word of these verses:
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." —Isaiah 40: 28-31
"I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength." —Philippians 4: 13
I don’t know what your job is, beloved (if you can talk to me off-Anon, that will be great), but God can give you the strength, the wisdom, the skills, and the enthusiasm you need for it. Actually, Jesus is your strength, your source, the provider of your needs. Look up to Him. When you are having trouble in work, trust Him and ask for His help. He is close to you; believe in Him.
When discouraging thoughts invade your mind, remind yourself of Christ and His love for you. God may lead you to another job or do something in your workplace— we don’t know how, but He can definitely turn this situation around. Cast unto Him all the stress, anxiety, fear, and discouragement that you feel, and starting today, expect Him to be literally everything you need for this job.
I’m praying for you, beloved. You’re greatly blessed!
Good morning, Pam! I admire you for your faith. I do not have a tumblr account but I always visit yours. You really are a blessing from God. Continue writing about Him. :) I hope one day i'll be able to write like you. God bless you always! Thankyou :)
Hello, beloved! Thank you so much. Thank you thank you thank you—this really warmed my heart. :”> All the glory to God. I believe that our Dad will write through you, too! Please, let me know if you start a blog. :D You’re greatly blessed, beloved!
“The bad news of life says sickness and death are inevitable. The worse news of religion says you can hasten your own demise by trusting in death-dealing law and engaging in dead works. But the good news of grace says death no longer has the last word. Jesus is the Author of new life. In Him we have a Healer who is greater than any hurt and a Savior mightier than death.”—Paul Ellis, The Gospel in Twenty Questions
Please pray for my mom! She is taking a huge test today and has been studying like crazy, I have all the confidence in the world in her
Praying for your mom, beloved! I speak knowledge,wisdom and peace of mind upon her right now. Christ is her memory recall! :) You’re greatly blessed! Please let us know about the results when they’re out. :>
What are you doing when you feel lonely and you don't have any strength no more? And you cant feel Him.. As if like everybody has betrayed you.. :(
When I feel lonely, alone, and betrayed, I remind myself of this, beloved:
"For God has said, ‘I will never leave you; I will never abandon you." —Hebrews 13:4
I remind myself that it was God who found me and chose me; He loves me and He won’t let me go. I remind myself that He is faithful and good; He is more than able to resolve all my troubles and worries. So I’m casting them all to Him. He is more than enough. I can count on Him, stand on Him and rely on Him, because He is consistent, even when everyone else turns away.
Beloved, our Father is closer to us than we dare think. He is closer to us than air itself. There may be times when we really don’t feel Him, but that does not mean that He has left us alone. Sometimes, we feel like that our sadness is louder and stronger, but it’s not the truth. Our low moments are not permanent. They are temporary, but even as they are around, our Father is with us. And He is seeing us through. So one of the best things to do during these moments is to not lose sight of our Father.
I’m praying for you, beloved. These are only temporary. God is with you right now. You are greatly blessed!
Hi, I just want some help. Idk tho, i seriously tried to cut myself earlier, one more push of a hand the knife's within my flesh. I am a christian, i've been baptized again, but things became blurry on the way. i just wanna know if i still have the chance to be clean or i'll remain on the ground bc i seriously feel like someone's dragging my feet down. thank you. x
This is Cool! Hi, you can call me "your stalker". coz I really do love following your blogs. ^_^ I can see.. from your posts... how inspiring your faith is. Only I wonder.. What's your biggest regret in life? if there's any.. Please don't feel obliged to answer. thanks :)
Ehh. Hahaha. Thank you, beloved. ^_^
I guess one of the things I regret the most is letting some of my relationships go to waste because of my introversion and social awkwardness. But I know that I’m still growing and learning in this area. ^_^ You’re greatly blessed!
Hello! I have this thing in my mind that really bothers me... My past mistakes and my past sins which I really felt guilty and sorry about it. I admit I changed for the better but it bothers me still if God forgives me :(
Beloved, you are forgiven. Jesus Christ, who loves you so much, has paid the penalty for all of those sins and mistakes more than 2,000 years ago on the cross. You are forgiven, beloved. Your past no longer defines you in God’s eyes. He is the One who defines you.
"There is now no condemnation for those who live in union with Christ Jesus." —Romans 8:1
"Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” —Isaiah 53: 4-6
Believe that Christ’s finished work is enough, beloved! You’re greatly blessed!
I would love prayers. I'm 22 and have a boyfriend. We are both Christians. He is my first boyfriend, and I am a virgin, but he has had sex with his last two girlfriends who weren't Christian. We have been getting physical and it's getting harder and harder to not have sex. I want to wait and he is willing to but it's just so hard. I know what you'll say because I would say the same: don't put yourself in compromising situations. But it's hard because we're completely in love. Please pray for me.
I’m praying for the two of you, beloved. Maybe you should stop focusing on not having sex, and instead focus on how Christ’s love for both of you can be expressed in other ways. I believe that the two of you are wonderful people with our Savior shining in both of you. Let Him show both of you more of the beauty of having a relationship in Him and let Him satisfy both of you. I know that there is more to this relationship than just sex. He has so much to show the two of you. Focus and rely on Him. Christ is your strength, beloved! You’re greatly blessed!
Why do I feel guilty whenever I listen to non-Christian music? :((
Hello, beloved. I honestly do not know why, so I encourage you to talk to God about this. Let me remind you, though, beloved, that no matter what music you listen to, you are still loved by God. You are still precious to Him. You are still righteous in Christ. I personally believe that choosing the things we read, listen to, or watch requires wisdom and discernment from the Holy Spirit, because many things would influence the way we feel or think.
Personally, most of the songs I listen to are worship songs or instrumentals because songs other than those would make me moody, depressed or anxious. It’s been my personal conviction to be extra picky in music ever since (because me being anxious and depressed have never been good). I am not saying that you should do what I’m doing, beloved; I really encourage you to talk our Dad about this. I’m praying for you. :) You’re greatly blessed!
I recently graduated from college and have moved to a different place, away from friends. I miss my friends terribly, because they were the ones that showed me who God was and how much he loves me. I miss hanging out with these Christian friends, and I miss going to prayer nights and worship nights with them. I'm so lonely now because they are so far away. I wish that I had a group of friends nearby to connect with, but I don't anymore. Do you have any advice for me?
I’m praying for you, beloved. Our Father will be your strength and courage in this new chapter in new your life! :) I believe that He will surround you with good people— people who will encourage you and share their lives with you— there, as well. Just trust Him to lead you.
This was my concern when I chose to attend a university that was so far from home. I thought that I had to put up so much strength to make it through the four years, but God allowed me to meet different people who had been sources of encouragement to me in so many ways. Of course, I also learned to depend on Him alone when it comes to ‘feeding on truth,’ and my growth, instead of the things I was taught in church.
So, beloved, there may be a lot of changes, but our Father will see you through. He is your gardener, remember? He is taking care of you. He will provide all your needs— and I believe that also includes fellowship. :) Trust Him.