Saturday, October 07, 2006

The dreamer that cheered me

Who wouldn’t enjoy watching a musical with such a handsome lead? That would have been enough to brighten even for a little while a regular Saturday afternoon.

Spending almost two hours inside a cinema in Megamall to hear Franco Laurel sing is enough to cheer me up, I have to own. But then, no offense to him, pretty faces are not really enough. It is like meeting a handsome guy whom you might think could be the love of your life but then the interest wanes once you find out that his personality is boring or his character not strong. What made the difference? The words that sent out the messages of hope.

This might be too much of a comparison but all I wanted to say is that I had a magnificent time being a spectator and listener to the musical Joseph, the Dreamer. I have seen it so many years ago, at a young age when I would not have appreciated it as much as I did last Saturday.

Kudos to the Trumpets! True, in their performance, they displayed their talents. Not to brag about God’s gifts but more so to give God glory through their music, acting and dance steps. I just hope they get encouraged for in the process they cheer hearts that needed a little boost. Mine was thirsting for it after a seemingly quiet yet so chaotic week. Thanks to them, I remembered God’s faithfulness. I felt His assurance that all is well. I claimed as my own His promises. God reminded me to dream once again.

Thanks for jogging my memory.

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- He is in control.
- When God closes a door, He opens a window.
- In everything, never look down. Always look up.

Lion Chaser Manifesto

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshiping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

Chase the lion.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson (