My five year old little girl saw me playing my guitar and asked me to buy a piece for her. I said, my dear, you are still young to have a guitar like mine, but I can buy you a 15cm Ukuleles. She said, what is that? I said a small type of guitar but it has only four strings. She smiled and said. Okay I will wait when the time you may buy for me. So I said, soon you can have it, I saw her face and her excitement for the Ukulele. As a parent I need to make my promise true to her. A parent is happy when we saw our children happy.
If I'm going to ask you, what do you mean happiness? Or when shall we say we are happy and fulfilled? These questions might puzzle to others, majority of answers when I had opportunity to ask about it, their answers would be like these. They are happy if they have a lot of things, house and lot, money in the banks a nice car and many, many more. Most of the answers fall to material and financial matters, others also valued good health and education, of course a lot of reasons behind it. I'm not saying that these things are not important, I should say, all these things are essentials because we are in this crooked world but these thing will not make your heart fulfilled or satisfy. A saying that says, all things under the sun are vanities but only what's done for Christ shall last. Meaning if we serve our most high God, if we work for His Kingdom, that's the time we can say I am really, really happy.
In front of my house under a small tree in my garden I played saxophone, a little pass by and when she was near me she stop and asked me if where can she buy a saxophone here, and I told her, no, you can't find it here just look at sax online store and there you will find a lot. She smiled and say okay, thank you next week you have to teach me how to play it. And okay no problem as you wish. Now building friendship and relationship with your neighbors are very important, though sometimes we are busy with our different activities yet giving sometime for them is a special way for someday we can spend time talking about God and evangelize them. Sharing Gods word is not actually spending our time, it is actually investing our time for His kingdom. Just want to say, thank you Lord for this opportunity.
My friend asked me, I knew you have a problem and I knew how hard it was but I'm curious, why I haven't seen that in your eyes? I only heard that from our other friends. What is your secret? How did you solve it? I looked at his eyes smiled and say, It was just a small things, he replied, what? Small things? So I say it again, yes that problem of mine were just small things because God is bigger than they. In God nothing shall be impossible.
My friend and my neighbor have a Jewelry shop, the last time I did business with him when I asked him to make a pair of our wedding ring. We were happy because we got a discount and a special offer but later when we received our stuff we felt disappointed because we thought it was really different from what we ordered. So we decided to find another ways just to make our wedding ring looks good and it was done, but you know money was wasted. Yesterday my daughter asked me to buy or just order for a silver charm to our neighbor so I said no immediately because I remember the damage we had before. So I told her much better if you will try to visit Joy Jewelers sterling silver engravable charms because they have a lot of designs and you might get what you want.
When I was young, I was asked by my friend of what would be I when I grow up. Without any hesitation, so I said, I want to be a chaplain, a chaplain is a military officer that focus on the spiritual aspects for the spiritual development of the soldiers. It was just a game because we were playing that time. In my mind my father is a Pastor but I won't be like him, I'm afraid or might be because I saw a life of a pastor suffering in terms of stability of living, few years later I realized God called me the same with my parent, spreading Gods word and a light in the darkness.
I'm blessed while reading an article about the life of leo fender and his great contributions to music and industry. He does not know how to play guitar or bass, but he was able to produce and made his own designed. He also produced some amplifiers and sound system with high quality and efficient which satisfies the costumers. His contributions in the industry of music is widely accepted and patronized for almost part of the world. In fact in the Philippines his brand is very well known and salable. In my house I have one amp made by his company.
Why we worship God? Why we spent time singing gospel songs
and shouting joy through praises? These remind us with our responsibilities as
His children. One of our tasks is to worship Him. This is also the time that we
recognized the best things we experienced because of Him. Though sometimes we
experienced some terrible life experience but through worshiping Him through
singing it reminds us that everything happens in our life are connected with
His own purpose.