spiritualinspiration:

We don’t always understand God’s methods. His ways don’t always make sense to us, but we have to realize that God sees the big picture. Consider this possibility: You may be ready for what God has for you, but somebody else who is going to be involved is not ready yet. God has to do a work in another person or another situation before your prayer can be answered according to God’s will for your life. All the pieces have to come together for it to be God’s perfect time.
But never fear; God is getting everything lined up in your life. You may not feel it; you may not see it. Your situation may look just like it did for the past ten years, but then one day, in a split second of time, God will bring it all together. When it is God’s timing, all the forces of darkness can’t stop Him. When it’s your due season, God will bring it to pass.
You must learn to trust God’s timing. You can be sure that right now, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life. He has been working in your favor long before you encountered the problem. Don’t grow impatient and try to force doors open. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.

spiritualinspiration:

We don’t always understand God’s methods. His ways don’t always make sense to us, but we have to realize that God sees the big picture. Consider this possibility: You may be ready for what God has for you, but somebody else who is going to be involved is not ready yet. God has to do a work in another person or another situation before your prayer can be answered according to God’s will for your life. All the pieces have to come together for it to be God’s perfect time.

But never fear; God is getting everything lined up in your life. You may not feel it; you may not see it. Your situation may look just like it did for the past ten years, but then one day, in a split second of time, God will bring it all together. When it is God’s timing, all the forces of darkness can’t stop Him. When it’s your due season, God will bring it to pass.

You must learn to trust God’s timing. You can be sure that right now, God is arranging all the pieces to come together to work out His plan for your life. He has been working in your favor long before you encountered the problem. Don’t grow impatient and try to force doors open. Don’t try to make things happen in your own strength. The answer will come, and it will be right on time.

(via spiritualinspiration)


Laem Promthep .. #thailand  #sunset #peace

Laem Promthep .. #thailand #sunset #peace


On 23 may 2013 I arrived to Thailand. This country was never among my dream destinations. Though my sister already has been living here for a few years, and sometimes I thought it would be great to visit her and have a holiday, but Thailand seemed to be so far and unreal. 

However today is one year since I have been living in Thailand.. By God’s grace things got real.. 

During this year I’ve learned a lot, met so many different people, made friends, and overall had lots of new experiences: I have been learning thai language, learned to drive a motorbike, traveled to Bangkok, memorised its official longest city name in the world, traveled to Malaysia, learned and still learning living alone and doing everything on my own, had first in the last six years family reunion, and got to see and hang out with my sweet little niece for the first time, went through a tough time adjusting and getting used to everything at my second workplace, haven’t experienced fall, winter and spring, had Christmas and New Year’s Eve surrounded by the beach, palms and hot weather, and had so many other experiences which I can’t think of right now.. 

The year has past rather quickly. You don’t notice how time passes here.. Everyday in a week is the same, there are only two seasons in a year: hot/dry season and raining season.. Not many changes.. so sometimes you just forget what day is it and then suddenly realise few months have passed, then it’s another year already.. 

Not sure how long I’m going to stay in this country, but for now I’m gonna enjoy the time I have here and continue learning things about myself and about the world around me and experience God in new exciting ways!

On 23 may 2013 I arrived to Thailand. This country was never among my dream destinations. Though my sister already has been living here for a few years, and sometimes I thought it would be great to visit her and have a holiday, but Thailand seemed to be so far and unreal.

However today is one year since I have been living in Thailand.. By God’s grace things got real..

During this year I’ve learned a lot, met so many different people, made friends, and overall had lots of new experiences: I have been learning thai language, learned to drive a motorbike, traveled to Bangkok, memorised its official longest city name in the world, traveled to Malaysia, learned and still learning living alone and doing everything on my own, had first in the last six years family reunion, and got to see and hang out with my sweet little niece for the first time, went through a tough time adjusting and getting used to everything at my second workplace, haven’t experienced fall, winter and spring, had Christmas and New Year’s Eve surrounded by the beach, palms and hot weather, and had so many other experiences which I can’t think of right now..

The year has past rather quickly. You don’t notice how time passes here.. Everyday in a week is the same, there are only two seasons in a year: hot/dry season and raining season.. Not many changes.. so sometimes you just forget what day is it and then suddenly realise few months have passed, then it’s another year already..

Not sure how long I’m going to stay in this country, but for now I’m gonna enjoy the time I have here and continue learning things about myself and about the world around me and experience God in new exciting ways!


Tonight is the night.. I have decided it and am confident in my decision. However my hands are shaking as I type this and I’m all nervous and excited. This is like getting married for me - once and forever. I do it and it’s for the rest of my life with me.
This is not a hasty decision, I thought through it for a few years, and about this particular picture and verse I have been thinking for almost a year. Last May or June 2013 I made a post about olive tree and that was the time when I start thinking about making tattoo out of it, since it is very important for me and I can relate to it completely, and I do want to be like an olive tree- strong, faithful, bearing fruit, trusting and loving God with all my heart forever and ever ..
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Tonight is the night.. I have decided it and am confident in my decision. However my hands are shaking as I type this and I’m all nervous and excited. This is like getting married for me - once and forever. I do it and it’s for the rest of my life with me.

This is not a hasty decision, I thought through it for a few years, and about this particular picture and verse I have been thinking for almost a year. Last May or June 2013 I made a post about olive tree and that was the time when I start thinking about making tattoo out of it, since it is very important for me and I can relate to it completely, and I do want to be like an olive tree- strong, faithful, bearing fruit, trusting and loving God with all my heart forever and ever ..

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New place again

Day 4, new job, new place to live. I love my little room, my huge bed, I just love to come home and relax. It is good. Another thing at work… One word can describe it.. Weird. I feel weird.. The hotel is big, my responsibilities are many, and the guests are all paying big money, so the service must be excellent.. I’m still afraid of everything, I’m not confident. It is like I have lost the ground under my feet. At my previous work I already new everything and was pretty confident about what I was doing, now I have to learn everything all over again..


Chilling.. ..and let the whole world wait..

Chilling.. ..and let the whole world wait..


Was it a dream? No that was the best reality I’ve ever experienced.. Epic moment.. Thanks be to the Lord!!

Was it a dream? No that was the best reality I’ve ever experienced.. Epic moment.. Thanks be to the Lord!!


Good morning..

Good morning..


Learning the way of freedom… continued

Religiousness vs Love

first thing that come to mind is how people like to think good of themselves and judge others thinking how bad others are, despising them and trying to enforce certain rules or certain point of view. Nobody likes when an opinion is being enforced on them. 

So, my question is how can I share my believe in Jesus, my faith and all that I believe in, how can I evangelize if it looks as if I am just trying to enforce what I think is right and true. Somebody else may think differently, and for him it will also be the truth and the right thing. Is it possible to have several different things as all truths at the same time?.. 

Anyway, what I am trying to learn here is to become free of judgments about other people. Knowing what is right and what is wrong can make you judgmental very easily. The objective is to take a person the way he is, with all his way of thinking and behaving, loving what is there, not thinking bad of someone who did the thing you consider to be wrong, and not changing your attitude towards that person. Our God is like that. He knows the worst thing about us and still He loves us the same, not a single thing on this earth can make God’s love for us more or less. God is free to love a person with such an amazing, crazy and unconditional love. 

I am learning this kind of freedom.. it takes courage, patience, wisdom and time to get there. To be so free that you don’t care what the person has done or what he is doing now, what is his belief, is he doing what you think is right or is he, according to ‘your belief’, is a ‘hopeless sinner’ or whatever .. and to be free to have a good attitude to this person and love him the way God loves. 

Jesus when on earth did not mind to spend time with those who religious people considered to be ‘sinners’. Jesus did not have this despising attitude as the Pharisees did, at the same it does not mean that He approved wrong behaviors, He just treated people with love, no matter if it was a prostitute, a tax collector or a sick person. Definitely unconditional love did some magic there =)  


Learning the way of freedom..

Freedom - it is granted to us by God, but by most of us it is not used properly, we tend to spoil the whole concept of being free. I’m not going to tell you the right meaning or the right way of using freedom. I would like to share my own perception and the way I am learning to be free, and how I feel like God is leading me in this process.

Ocean..   image

I love the ocean, I think it is full of freedom. It is such an amazing feeling to run along the seaside or just sit still facing the deep waters.. not sure how can I describe it.. but every time I come to the seaside, I feel a bit more freedom inside, freedom to be who I am, and who I am supposed to be in the eyes of God.. when facing the ocean, peace fills up my heart, I may still feel sadness, but the joy is there as well, and it is stronger than anything else, because I know that God makes all things work together for my good, I just need to relax and enjoy 

to be continued…