And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 ESV
This maybe a different approach from my previous blogs about Word of God but the content will always be His Great Love.
Philippians 1:6 was one of my life verses that encourages, motivates, and my faith’s lifterer whenever I am down to nothing. This verse was my twin partner with my Proverbs 3:5-6.
When my spiritual life turned sky scraper in 2016 after attending Colour Conference of Hillsong Church, the Vision that the Holy Spirit had put in my heart became distinct and prominent. The “set-aside” moment of my spiritual giftings became the “main stream” in my walk of faith. The third in my priorities in life became first: faith, family, work.
I became “Lord, what do you want me do?” child of God–like. The spiritual revival was so strong! It brought me to my knees of humbleness in the presence of my Creator! As I am nothing without my Living God.
From that day on wards, slowly, the Lord had revealed to me what He wanted me to do for His kingdom sake. His purpose in me to pursue and made it complete in His time.
One of His purposes is for us –the fallen world to return back to Him and accept Him as the True Living God and as Lord and Savior. This could mean that we as Christians have to work hand-in-hand with our Savior.
And this made me compelled to work for His kingdom as the Lord second greatest commandment is to “Love others as yourself”.
Long ago, I wanted to have a Salon business. Reason because I love to go to the Salon to pamper myself and for my hair be cured the frizzy strands that was inborn in me.
But it would not happen as I wanted it long ago. The urge of that moment was not distinct and I do not have the courage to put it up.
I started to write it down in my prayer journal in 2016. It is one of my passion to pursue in ex-change of my work in corporate world–that’s my first reason. But the Lord changed the reason why I wanted to have a Salon. He will not remove your first passion But He will make it a more “satisfying” reason.
When the opportunity arises on the later part of 2017 to put up a Salon, the Lord had put this vision in my heart, that this Salon will become an “avenue for the lost souls” to draw near to His kingdom and not only one but to the succeeding branches.
March 3, 2018 when we launch it here in the Philippines. We’ve hired a christian staff to supervise the Salon while we are in SG; and to lead them in Bible Study as my first plan. But it did not happen as we plan. Something happened to her and she had to resigned.
In my heart, I really wanted this Salon to be a BiBle-based operations. But who will lead them? We are based in Singapore and I am working. Though, my heart was no longer in my workplace as it became the last in my priority.
Monthly, my husband and I will see to it, that we go back to see them personally and started to lead them in prayers and in meals we ate together. We saw the difference in their relationships if we are with them and praying together.
The urge of the Vision the Lord had put in my heart was became prominent since the last time we go back to the Philippines on 26 April for 6 days.
The moment I returned to SG, I resigned from my beloved company for about to 13 years. The position that I had in this company was not easy to leave but God made it NO regrets for me — leaving this company for His Kingdom-sake.
It was a total relieve when I tender. The breathable feeling was tangible. Now, I can focus more!!!
I thank my hubby, Gedeon for his undying support and love to me and most especially to God. Love you, Mahal!
Mid of June 2018, whe we went back to the Philippines and we started to share the Word of God with them.
Praise God for the lives of my leaders – Bro Robert and Sis Kathy Ortiz for God making them as a channel to pursue this Vision for ANEU B SALON & SPA as an “avenue for lost souls”
Thanking Ps Badette Tamaken of Hope Church Singapore – my home Church, for helping me establishing the House Church in Malolos City, Bulacan, Philippines for the glory of God.
We had started our first Hope SG-Malolos Bulacan House Church with dynamics in the Salon on 4th August 2018. Here are the captured moments:
Glory to God that these people prayed the Salvation prayer. Praise be to God!!!
True that it would not be easy but this work is Not mine but the Lord’s. In all that we do for His kingdom will Not in vain.
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 Corithians 15:58
And because Emmanuel – God is with us! I have no doubt for His work!!!
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 ESV
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 ESV”
His Word is the LIVING TESTAMENT!!! HOPE SG – MALOLOS CITY, BULACAN will bring it to completion through Christ Jesus!
All glory to God!!!