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Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars

One night, I asked my friend what is her favorite song and instantly she said, any Bruno Mars song.  well I knew Bruno Mars (who incidentally is half Filipino) sang Billionaire, that keeps ringing in my ears especially that almost all people I know wanted to be rich.

 I also love this song featured by a famous preacher, writer, author Bo Sanchez, in one of his articles sent to my email via the kerygmafamily.com


I am sharing this with you now and I hope this will leave some impact on you today. Happy reading.


Allow God To Love You As You Are

Remember this line in a popular song? 
You’re amazing just the way you are…
God sings this line to you.
In His eyes, you’re amazing.
Here’s the truth: Deep within you, you already are beautiful. Because you’re made in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). You already are holy. All you need to do is to bring out God’s beauty and holiness within you. Manifest it.
Today, I’d like to share with you the powerful story of how Jesus turned water into wine.
In this incredible story, you’ll find 4 powerful truths that will change your life forever.
A Very Unique Miracle
One day, Jesus attended a wedding party. 
Out of the 37 miracles that Jesus performed, this miracle was very unique.
Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there,and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine had given out, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They are out of wine.” (John 2:1-2)
Wedding receptions today normally last for 2 hours; Some may stretch to 4. But 4 hours is nothing compared to ancient middle-eastern weddings. A wedding reception during the time of Jesus lasted for 7 days.
       For 7 straight days, guests live in your house and camp out in your backyard. No wonder they ran out of wine.
But Jesus transformed water into wine.
In the same way, God wants to turn your ordinary into extraordinary. God wants to turn your mess into a miracle.
How?
Do these four things:
1. Allow God To Meet You Where You Are
Why was this a very unique miracle?
Almost all the miracles of Jesus were about meeting a very real physical need: Jesus healed the blind, lame, deaf, paralyzed… And two times, Jesus multiplied bread because people were hungry. 
But to provide wine for a wedding party?
       This was a social need. More specifically, it was an emotional need. If the wedding party ran out of wine, the host family would lose face. It would be a big embarrassment.
C’mon. Doesn’t God have more important things to do?
       It could have been easy for Jesus to tell the hosts, “You ran out of wine. Tough luck. Swallow your pride. Serve ice tea.”
       He didn’t do that. Jesus met them where they were.
       Friend, God meets you where you are now.
       What is God saying? He’s telling you, “If it’s important to you, then it’s important to me.”
       Perhaps you have a broken heart. Perhaps you’re worried about your kids. Perhaps you’re growing old and you’re worried that you’re not married yet. Perhaps you’re afraid about your increasing debts. Perhaps you’re sad because of some rejections you had lately.
       God meets you where you are right now, in your pain, in your worries, in your desperation.
       God doesn’t shrug off your problems and say, “Don’t bother me with your feelings. I have more important things to do.”
       That’s not God. God is a God who says, “If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.”
       2. Allow God To Satisfy Your Deepest Needs
One day, someone asked me, “Bo, so many come to you seeking for help, asking for prayers, pouring their problems to you. Don’t you ever get burdened?”
       I get burdened, yes, but not for too long. Here’s my secret: I know that on my own, I can’t satisfy their needs. So I point them to Jesus.
       Mary teaches us the same principle. Mary knew she couldn’t turn water into wine. She had to ask Jesus to do that. Why? Mary was an intercessor. (And she still is.)
At the end of the day, we’re all intercessors. Because we can’t meet the deepest needs of the people we love. So we point them to Jesus. Always.
       Why? We can give water. Only God can give wine.
       At the end of the day, your love will never satisfy the deepest longings of your husband, or your wife, or your kids, or your friends. You need to point them to God’s Love. Only God’s Love is perfect.
       Here’s an important lesson in human relationships: Don’t expect from human beings what only God can provide. The reason why we’re so frustrated with people is because we want from them what only God can give to us.
       Let me give you a crazy analogy.
You’re Holding The Wrong Pole
       While riding the bus, a woman saw a man, who was holding onto the same pole, staring at her. Finally, he said, “Excuse me. This is my stop.”
       Since she wasn’t blocking the way, she was confused.
       “Go ahead,” she said.
“This is my pole,” he said.
The mother was totally confused until the young man added, “I just bought it at the hardware store to hold up my shower curtain.”
This is our problem: We’re holding onto the pole of others instead of holding the pole of the bus. We’re depending on people instead of depending on Jesus.  People are unstable. People will make mistakes. People will fail you. Expect that. If we depend on God for our deepest needs, it won’t bother us too much.
       Married person, your spouse—no matter how fantastic—can never satisfy your deepest needs. Only God can do that.
       Child, your parents—no matter how loving—can never satisfy your deepest needs. Only God can do that.
       Friend, your best friends—no matter how wonderful—can never satisfy your deepest needs.   Only God can do that.
       Followers, your leaders—no matter how heroic—can never satisfy your deepest needs. Only God can do that.
       Yes, I’m the leader of Light of Jesus Family. And I love my flock. But let me make this announcement loud and clear: I can only give you water. Only God can give you wine!
3. Allow God To Transform Something In You
Jesus could have gotten empty jars, snapped his finger, and viola—created heavenly wine.
He didn’t do that. Instead, he got jars filled with water.
Jesus said to the servants, “Fill these jars with water.” They filled them to the brim,and then he told them, “Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast.” They took him the water, which now had turned into wine, and he tasted it. He called the bridegroom and said to him, “…you have kept the best wine until now!” (John 2:7-10)
Here’s why: You’ve got to offer something.
God can create something out of nothing, but that’s not how He likes to work. He takes something weak and makes it strong. He takes something damaged and makes it perfect. He takes something unholy and makes it holy.
Water is a symbol of your work, your love, your service, your effort, your sweat, your struggles, your tears… In other words, water is a symbol of your life. 
And wine is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. 
Only God can turn your water into wine, your imperfect work into God’s work, your inadequate love into God’s love, your damaged life into God’s life.
Only God can make you holy. 
4. Allow God To Love You As You Are
       Let me shock you. Holiness isn’t primarily about loving God. That’s only a response. Almost like a side effect. 
       People think holiness is about praying, attending church, or reading the Bible. All that is important. But holiness is not about doing something, but allowing something to happen to you.
       Holiness isn’t about working for God. It’s about God working in you. Holiness isn’t about loving God. Holiness is about God loving you.
       People think Saints are people who love God. Actually, they’re people who allow God to love them. And loving God just follows automatically.
       Because you can’t give what you don’t have.
       St. Francis is my favorite saint. And one of my favorite stories of St. Francis was when he was walking with his friend Brother Leo.
       While walking through a field of flowers, all of a sudden, without any warning, Francis covered his ears and started running out, all the while screaming, “Stop talking to me!”
       Alarmed, Brother Leo ran after him.
       Finally, he saw Francis sitting by a rock, catching his breath. Leo asked him, “Master, who was talking to you? I didn’t hear anyone!”
       Francis said, “The flowers. They were talking to me.”
       Brother Leo’s jaw dropped. The flowers? Has his leader gone loco? He asked a foolish question, “Brother Francis, what did the flowers say?”
       Francis said, “I heard the flowers say, Francis, Francis, we are in bloom because God knew you were going to pass by.”
       Francis was a Saint because everywhere he looked, he saw God loving him.
       I repeat: Saints are Saints because they know how to receive God’s Love.  And they allow that love to overwhelm them, overpower them, and transform their lives forever.
I tried to become Francis. I remember doing crazy things as a teenager.
When the sun was hot, I’d walk under the sun and say, “Thank you Lord, I feel the warmth of your love right now.”
When it was raining, I’d get totally wet under the rain and say, “Thank you Lord that your Love is like the rain, falling from the sky!”
When I passed by garbage and it stunk, I didn’t avoid it. I actually smelt it and say, “Thank you Lord that despite the garbage in my life, you still love me and stay with me…”
I was nuts then.
Three decades later, I don’t do that anymore. When it rains, I open my umbrella.
But I still try to receive God’s Love in everything I see.
I see God’s Love when my sons and I play together.
I see God’s Love when I have my date with my lovely wife.
I see God’s Love when I listen to Mom’s World War II stories.
I see God’s Love when I laugh with my friends over pizza.
       I see God’s Love everywhere.
Receive God’s Love more!
Let me end with one last message…
When Your Resources Run Out, Rejoice!
There were two wines used in this party: Man-made wine and God-made wine.
Thank God that the man-made wine ran out.
Because if not, the God-made wine wouldn’t have appeared.
In the same way, there’ll be days when your resources will run out. When your own strength will run out. When your own ideas will run out. When your human connections will run out. When your own money will run out. 
If they run out, rejoice! When resources run out, God-made resources will appear. 
       Here’s my belief. Every so often, you need to push yourself beyond the border of what is possible. Every so often, you need to enter the realm of the impossible. Because if you stay in the easy level, you’ll never grow. And God will have no stage to perform His miracles.
       You need to dream God-sized dreams that can only happen if you received God-sized blessings. If you dream man-sized dreams, then you don’t need God.
Today, let your limitations open up to His leadership. Let your mess open up to His miracles.
I repeat. There were two kinds of wine in the party. Man-made wine and God-made wine.
Friend, are you tired of man-made wine in your life?
Let God-made wine—the Holy Spirit—work in your life today. 
Surrender.  
May your dreams come true,
Bo Sanchez
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Here is the lyrics of the song:
Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they're not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She's so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don't see what I see

But every time she asks me do I look okay
I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Her lips, her lips
I could kiss them all day if she'd let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She's so beautiful
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are lyrics found on http://www.directlyrics.com/bruno-mars-just-the-way-you-are-lyrics.html

And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to change
If perfect is what you're searching for
Then just stay the same

So don't even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

When I see your face
There's not a thing that I would change
Cause you're amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you're amazing
Just the way you are

Life on the Moon - David Cook

Today, I am posting an entry shared by a follower.  Read on.

Thanks!
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Contemporary music is my passion because I greatly relate myself into it. Its genres like Pop, Rock (alternative, pop and metal) and RnB deeply make me feel an ideal world.  I always imagine when it comes to dreams and love. Some say old-fashioned songs sound soft, clear and nice for the ear but contemporary music do not. I always argue those comments because there is in fact individual differences.

My favorite genre is Rock- pop rock to be exact. Aligning with the artists who belong to this group is my favorite rock star David Cook and he is the one who sung my favorite song, “Life on the Moon”. What made me embrace this song is everything- from its tone that you can’t understand wether it is morbid or mad and its lyrics to my personal interpretation of the song-which simply says it is my favorite.

The song pictures how sad to be alone just like ‘life on the moon’ that even you see crowd everyday, no one bothers for you. Whenever you feel something like melancholy, it must only be your burden and no one exactly tells you,” How can I help you?” Sometimes, you are either just afraid to ask help or mad at the person you wish to ask help from. All you need when you are living in a mundane society like this world comparable to hell is a brave heart. Because you cannot live with pity and I stress it on my own motto, “life is the grand big arena where pity is the greatest weakness.”


As we go on its lyrics, we may notice that someone had joined to live with the ‘life on the moon’ and the man has melted his brave heart for that woman. And what, makes him fight is no longer for himself since then, it is all for the woman and all the bravery and sacrifices.

The world may seem mad at you if you live in solitude but someone will be given to you and will endow you with happiness and victory.

Below is the lyrics from LETSSINGIT

Here in this crowd I'm feeling all alone 
Turn me around and point me back to home 
I'm getting lost more every day and I can't tear myself away 
From the stars in my eyes with no light 

Here are my terms, have some faith in me 
And I'll let you be who you need to be 

Life on the moon 
Couldn't be any stranger 
Life on the moon 
Wouldn't feel as far away 
The life that I knew, it's through 
And I'm gonna need you more than ever 
I'm alone in this crowded room, 
It's like life on the moon 

Float off the ground; my head's up in the air 
Self-conscious to a fault, with all the people everywhere 
It's getting harder every night, to take the punches left and right 
Just to know that you're here by my side 

Here are my terms, have some faith in me 
And I'll let you be who you need to be 

Life on the moon 
Couldn't be any stranger 
Life on the moon 
Wouldn't feel as far away 
The life that I knew, it's through 
And I'm gonna need you more than ever 
I'm alone in this crowded room, 
It's like life on the moon 

Getting lost in my own atmosphere 
Stars in the sky are the stars in my eyes 
It's the cost of getting out of here alive 

Life on the moon 
Couldn't be any stranger 
Life on the moon 
Wouldn't feel as far away 
The life that I knew, it's through 
And I'm gonna need you more than ever 
I'm alone in this crowded room 
Life on the moon 
Life on the moon 
The life that I knew, it's through 
And I'm gonna need you more than ever 
I'm alone in this crowded room 
It's like life on the moon 
Life on the moon

Read more: http://artists.letssingit.com/david-cook-lyrics-life-on-the-moon-3z5p62t#ixzz1SbAq24lj
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My Wish - Rascal Flatts

Here is an entry shared by WAMIT.  Thanks dear!
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My Wish by Rascal Flatts is one of my favorite songs.

This song has a very lovely message which touches my soul; you know sometimes when something really touches our soul. It feels like our pores open and like there is an electric current passing through our veins this is what I feel when I listen to this awesome song. The song shows how a person must wish for someone as I encode here this song is ringing in my ears. For me, a person who really loves someone wishes the best for his/her loved one.

“I hope that days come easy and the moments pass slow, and each road leads you where you want to go”
This is the opening line of the song you can take this song in many different point of views. It can be a song for a parent to his/her child, for a teacher to his/her student, for me I have a different perspective for this song let’s take that my perspective for this song is for a lover who is not loved by the person who he loves the most.

So here the lover wishes that the days of his lover comes easy and each roads leads her where she wants to go. The lover wants the best for his loved one. He wants her to be smiling all the time, to be happy all tfhe time like Senator Juan Ponce Enrile told in his last elections advertisement that “Gusto ko,Happy ka”. (LOL) Kidding aside, Actually everyone of has our own dreams and perspective of everything, maybe some of my classmates chose “Billionaire by Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars” as there song. Maybe the wanted to be in the front page of the Forbes magazine posing beside Oprah Winfrey and the Queen and all those Billionaires such as Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim and all those Business Tycoons and all those celebrities having all fake smiles and showing their wealth.

The next line is “And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose I hope you choose the one that means the most to you and if one door opens to another door closed .I hope you keep on walking’ till you find the window.”
This phrase shows that that the lover wishes that when the person he/she loves has the faced with a scenario when she has to choose between some options for a move to be taken in his/her life it must be the choice which means the most. I personally believe a person who loves someone truly always wants the best of his/her loved one even if it hurts too much at the side of the lover and a person must never complain and ask in love. Love is a form of a thanksgiving, no one can describe what love is because its only felt by emotions and emotions are indescribable. Can you tell me how much you love God or someone special to you?

There is a part in the song where it shows that when a certain door closes and there is another door which opens. This part is about the trials and obstacles we faces in our daily lives and I personally believe that God never gives a problem which does not has any solution and he gives problem to those who he loves the most and to whom he trusts the most.

It would be quite difficult for me to describe the song line by line so let’s sum it up. This song shows a wish of a lover.  The lover wishes all the best to the person he/she loves and he says that in every mistake the person takes there is God’s grace behind it. I personally believe that God knows the best for us and never any bad thing happens to us. If we believe that a bad thing happens actually it’s for our best and we don’t realize it. And the song shows in a whole paragraph how an individual live. How he/she must give and forget this is the reason why this song is on my top list hope you would like it too.

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This is the lyrics of the song:
MY WISH

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big
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Thanks Wamit for your wonderful sharing.

LIFE IS BUT A SONG - Poem by A Dew

Sharing with you a poem by A DEW. A very special person in my heart.

Life Is But a Song

When things just seem too hard to take
And you fell your heart is ready to break
Fear not my friend, your sorrow and ache
Are but a prelude of the song you make.

For life is but a song, my friend
It has a beginning, it has an end
The lyrics may be sad but sweet the refrain
Sing it with your heart a soft, mellow strain.

Life is a song floating in the air
Waiting for you to take it from there
Give it form and music, see how you fare
Sad or happy, it’s your song, as it were.

Despair not if the song you make is sad
Or the lyrics you have written are bad
Sing it still; it’s your song, no matter what
The sad note will end, soon you’ll be glad.

A dew

ChurpChurp Philippines | Social Share » Extra Excitement in your McDonald's Meal with the New Coca-Cola Can Glass Series! (Preview)

ChurpChurp Philippines | Social Share » Extra Excitement in your McDonald's Meal with the New Coca-Cola Can Glass Series! (Preview)

Who would not get goosebumps when this song started playing in that old Coca-cola advertisement. It was sung by a local artist by the name of "Lilet". I clearly remember her name because her pretty face reminds me of my sister. Well, that's only me alright.

So there she was giving the introductory lyrics of this song, without any background music. She sings it in acapella while the camera is zooming in on her surroundings which was a stadium filled with young people. The the background music plays along.

I get goosebumps because ever since I was still young, I have always been idealistic; principled; dreamer. I have always believed that there is still hope in this country and that goodness will prevail. I believe we human beings are innately good.

I am sharing this with you because the last time I spent a bonding moment with my sister, we ate at McDonald's. I know she could't resist the sight of that new Coca-Cola glass on display at the store's counter. She has been collecting those glasses for years, this is the third year, I believe. She has those glasses. I just knew she couldn't resist the new Coke glass' design and true enough, she bought one! Presto!

Now folk, don't fret because this glass is available to you at your nearest McDonald's store so hurry! Grab one.

For the meantime, here is the lyrics of that song.
Thanks for this site for the lyrics:

Children: The Future of this Nation


I am the future of the world

I am the hope of my Nation

I am tomorrow’s people

I am the new inspiration

And we’ve got a song to sing to you

we’ve got a message to bring to you

we’ve got a dream

for you and for me and tomorrow (tomorrow)

If we all can agree, there’ll be sweet harmony

tomorrow, tomorrow

and we all will be there, coca cola to share

feeling so real and so (feeling so real and so true)

promise us tomorrow and we’ll make a better world for (make a better world for you)