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Saturday, June 24, 2006

"Breath-Prayers"

Hmmmm....(searching for a subject)

It's been quite a while since I sit down, concentrate and come up with a post on my blogsite. I seem to have been suffering from the razzle-dazzle virus, you know!...that virus of multi-tasking that pressures yourself and test your patience. And for some sudden reasons I found myself pushing more, beyond wee hours to accomplish a task passed by other people. Hey no regrets...for I believe that "all things will work together for good...", it's just that at times, I can't help it but ask myself how will I beat those deadlines of reports when I mostly spend my hours at the pier making sure that our shipment would arrive on time or else.....sigh! (somewhere, somehow and somebody will suffer)

Surprisingly...

In those moments of waiting at the pier, I find myself siezing the opportunity to talk with God, 'don't know why, it just occured to me, perhaps it's due to the absence of worthy reading materials while waiting or my spirit just longs for His presence or I haven't thank him quite enough for all the blessings. (ahh, definitely we can never thank him enough!) And possibly, it might have been the fruit of that daily scripture readings that I did during my youthful, aggressive and "pasaway" days. Yeah!, you read it right, I found those scriptures quite interesting that I was motivated to spend some time to ponder it. (Btw. 'am still young! hehe) Somehow, those praises in Psalms, liberating quotes in the Proverbs and other inspiring histories in the "Book" had instilled and embedded a wonderful and suggestive thought that has develop into a habit of simple "breath prayers". A clear indication that our spirit yearns for His Creator. I just talk about those things that I want to share with, whenever I'm alone with Him. Just anything I could possibly think of, I just tell God without hesitation, my longings, appreciations, verses that I was able to memorize or questions that's bothering me...just anything...with all due respect of course. As if I'm having a conversation to a very dear friend who knows practically just about everything in details about me.

Somehow...

These practice has helped me to feel relieved from some damaging stress of daily, fast-paced, busy and polluted Manila life. Yes it definitely does. It's quite a form of outlet for me. I find myself very rest-assured and relaxed after these "breath prayers". It also brings me inner peace afterwards. The assurance and confidence that I won't get lost or I won't be caught in a hopeless situation, is so overwhelmingly sensed. Indeed, it is refreshingly inspiring to move again and conquer whatever objective set before me after such breath of prayers.

Also...

It does deepened my closeness to the Prince of peace, a relationship that has started way back. I really didn't figure that this relationship would last to change me (Yes! I've been changed) and my whole perspective of life for I am very stubborn and sooo traditionally religious guy, an "Akologists" at it's best, yung bang ako ng ako lagi! (Always Me, Myself and Mine) but it does happened, Almighty has made a way for such a mess like me! Little by little I was able to leave those habits that damages me and learned to shift my attention to a more beneficial activities that contributes possitively. Relation did it. Not a new religion. Relation that bloomed because God was permitted to act through that simple prayer of surrender I made when I personally accepted Him.

Still...

At times I fall into traps along the way, you know.., all those weaknesses, persecutions, difficulties and wordly come-ons. Its hooks on me doesn't dissapeared overnight. It takes more dependence on the Higher Being. But these breath-prayers albeit limited and small, strongly helped me in avoiding such wrong turns. I am just reminding God of his promises (I tell you, we should know it by heart) whenever things comes too overwhelmingly for me.

Ooopppsss....

My breath prayers has been heard, here comes the shipment at last with out delays. Praises to God! I can rest my physical being now.

Well...

At the end of the day...you have to appreciate that opportunity to breath. And...if somebody, somehow, would be inspired to have a breath prayers...be sure to do it discreetly and orderly with senses fully functioning or you might miss your shipment, worse, some people might think you're crazy. (smiles..)

Have a blessed day!

Verse-Meal
Psalm 32:3
When I keep things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me.

12 Comments:

At 10:29 AM, June 24, 2006, Blogger Wendy said...

Nice post... really! Parang ang gaan ng mundo habang binabasa ang post mo *smile*. Have a nice weekend!

 
At 9:01 AM, June 26, 2006, Blogger Pia said...

thank you for hopping by my site and leaving a note. i really appreciate it.

God bless you too. =)

 
At 12:35 PM, June 26, 2006, Blogger Ann said...

When I was in the Philippines I didn't even try to attend a bible study though I go to church every sunday. Pagdating dito sa KSA, dito pa namin Sya nakilala wherein practicing your religion aside from islam is prohibited. Kahit alam na bawal patago pa ring ginagawa.

Kaya yung mga kids namin at their early age lumaki sila sa mga prayer meetings, na di namin naranasan noong kabataan namin sa pinas.

God bless.

 
At 4:47 PM, June 26, 2006, Blogger lil _kath said...

Kailangan talaga medyo sumilip dito para magising ng konti hehe, pag nakakalimot na naman.
...your post mades me feel blessed for always, thanx FJ!

..stay blessed too!

cheers,
-kathy-

 
At 5:28 PM, June 26, 2006, Blogger Prayer Warrior said...

This is Awesome! "Breath Prayer", I like how you name it. God definitely look forward to hear from us. He loves to communicate with us. It just we are too occupied with daily things. Great reminder for all of us. Keep on... :)

 
At 11:50 PM, June 27, 2006, Blogger Pastor Josh said...

Nice going. Nice post

 
At 11:00 AM, June 30, 2006, Anonymous Major Tom said...

Talking to God, hile I am mostly alone has that therapeutic effect on me also...It's a kind of prayer that makes you feel light and aay from burdens of the world...

 
At 5:58 AM, July 01, 2006, Blogger Godzheart said...

Very nice and heartfelt post brother. Its wonderful, how a little time spent with God just rejuvenates us.

God Bless

 
At 11:35 AM, July 05, 2006, Blogger Flex J! said...

Wendy,
That's exactly what I'm feeling when I am reading a story declaring God's goodness. "Am so inspired that's why I want to give Him Glory too in my own li'l ways....

Pia,
From your blog eminates hope. I'm blessed to chance upon it...Keep on sis...

Ann,
kaya pala...I can strongly sense Christianity from both of you....God Bless!

Kath,
Your Blog also inspire me somehow Kath... Stay Beautiful....

Prayer Warrior,
Awesome! yes it is I agree for we have an awesome God that enjoys our daily conversations...Kep on!

Pastor Josh,
An honor to have a Pastor guest here. I'll link you Pastor...God Bless on your harvest field.

Major Tom,
You're definitely right Major, His presence when we talk to Him brings peace which is lasting and unique. God Bless....

Godzheart,
I agree absolutely, a time with God is the time that last....
Keep on....

Flex J!

 
At 6:50 PM, July 10, 2006, Anonymous bingskee said...

hmm, breath prayers, very appropriate. i do my breath prayers, especially when stressed out by impossible people, inside the CR adjacent to my room. it helps a lot to let God know the desires of my heart. it lifts the burden, it lightens the heart.

very nice post..

 
At 9:55 PM, July 11, 2006, Blogger Nunzia said...

I could really relate. You put all that beautifully.

 
At 1:09 PM, July 13, 2006, Blogger Flex J! said...

Bingskee,
Absolutely I agree Bing....

Nunzia,
Thanks for dropping by Nan...

 

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