Category Archives: In GRATITUDE. My Ultimate Fight

As God promised:
“But not a hair of your head will perish.
Stand firm, and you will win life!” –Luke 21:17-18

Not a speck of any malignancy could defeat us — if only we will persevere trusting God’s unbounded LOVE & wisdom!

Not an Ounce of Hope will Perish!

Those moments when you can’t understand where pain is coming from, basta may masakit but you can’t identify kung saan kasi maraming pwedeng panggalingan as to your condition — buti na lang “pwede ka namang umiyak” just to burst out such sting.

Di naman gamot lang ang pwedeng makapagpagaan ng bawat sakit na nararamdaman mo…

You endure  — kasi it’s your choice na lumaban PARA SA MGA TAONG MAHAL MO dahil di mo sila kayang masaktan kapag nakita nilang di ka na lumalaban.

It helps a lot to have that gratitude in your heart!

Amidst suffering, many are praying for you — some would even come to pray over and send notes to delight your heart. Amidst discomforts, you can see that your family has been striving to manage things with you.  Most specially, amidst every single pain, you have God’s Cross which you can hold — to assure you that nothing can separate God’s love from you.

You can give it another good fight because YOU LOVE!

Kaya mong sabihin sa sarili mong “laban lang!” kasi ‘yon yong pwede mong ibalik na gratitude kay God for sending you people who physically, morally & spiritually support you in your plight.

Gods Cross

Recurrence, kahit stage 4 pa yan — you can always choose to embrace God’s cross because that cross will BREAKTHROUGH any pain to again bring you the healing that you need.

There within your HEART, you feel that BIG WHY: “you’ve got to BE STILL” not only because of God’s Jeremiah 29:11 for you — but initially because you don’t want to hurt the ones you love kapag nakita nilang mas pinili mong hindi na lumaban.

Its always worth the sacrifice for the sake of the people you love — much more, it is exciting to experience God’s healing while holding His Cross IN QUIETNESS & IN TRUST, for you have yet a lot of God’s tasks to accomplish.  #sunset

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BE HELD IN GOD’S HANDS!

Cancer is limited! 

This has been my “motivational tagline” as I discerned to bring God’s silent messages to words. I was on my 2nd year of “struggling to survive” when I was offered to write Gospel Reflections by our Feast Builder Bro. Jon Escoto for our Feast Bulletin. I was still quite weak then – yet, each time I ponder, God kept me firm with His healing light & love.

BUT “AS IT IS”, sometimes we get too pained when some people tell us to STOP doing what God tells us to fulfill. At some extent we may also choose to just give-up when we’ve given much, yet some would tend to be unaware that their inclinations “not to listen with their heart” seem to inflict another round of battle to endure.

BUT THEN NO! After seven years, right at that point when I pleaded in tears that I would never want to go through that same pain again, here goes our LIMITLESS GOD, affirming to me His promise: 

18 But not a hair of your head will perish.

19 Stand firm, and you will win life! –Luke 21:17-18

Our adversaries’ intolerance & persecution could be malignant — but not a speck of such malignancy could defeat us — if only we will persevere trusting God’s unbounded love & wisdom!

Reflection:

Our perseverance may consume us like a pencil experiencing pain when sharpened — but the words we’ve written will leave a mark because we allowed ourselves to be held in God’s hands!

Prayer:

I claim it Lord: “not a hair of my head will again perish” because your assurance of being in my life makes cancer limited and makes me endure to fulfill your given mission!

 

 DTO for 2017, Gail S. Montero. gailmontero@gmail.com