Showing posts with label discipleship group. Show all posts
Showing posts with label discipleship group. Show all posts

I AM GOOD

I have heard myself twice last week saying how contented and happy I was with my (general) life. That I am good.  That I am in the season of my life where I am fine.  The first time I mentioned this was during our D-group with other ministry heads and second one was during our usual "kamustahan" with the Velardos.

I am thankful that God sends people who ask the hard and needed questions.  Once in a while, it is good to ponder upon "kamusta ako?" (How am I?).

After saying that I am "good" twice, I had to ask myself silently if "being this content" is fine. This pondering led to other questions  like "Have I stopped dreaming?",  "Have I stopped caring?", "Have I become agnostic to the people and things around me?".  However after prayerfully thinking about it, I realized that instead to over thinking, I should be thankful because as of now (I do not know how long this will last), because of God's grace, I am good with my life.

Maybe it goes with outlook, maybe with age.  Maybe with time.  I do not know.  However, it feels good to be good.  It feels great to live one day at a time (still a struggle) and let God arrange the unknown tomorrow.  

As of today, now that I am typing this, I am good.  How about you? How are you?

SECRETS OF THE VINE: A LEADERSHIP RETREAT FOR D-GROUP LEADERS



I was so excited to attend the leadership planned by CCF Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Sta. Rosa, and Paranaque for Discipleship Group Leaders.  I knew that since I am new in this ministry, I would need all the help that I can get.



I was so eager to listen because I wanted to be a "good" D-group leader.  Little did I know that the talks and discussions will boil down to one thing - my heart.  Jesus zero-ed in to me once again.  He was like, "so Mico, hows your heart?  Is it bearing fruits?"

Funny how I was looking forward to learning how I can be better in the ministry when what God wanted was a better heart.  I was reminded that all things starts with the Lord.  That the only way to be better in the ministry is if our hearts are in tuned with His.  When our relationship with the Lord is good, the rest of the things follow - including being a good D-group leader.  Just like Mary before I get busy with the other things I should make sure I rest on His feet and listen on what He has to say.

On the side, I was so grateful with CCF for this nourishment to my soul.  Thank you for being such a supportive church.  I really feel equipped.  Also, I would like to appreciate the team for letting Risen and Ate Marjorie come with us.  It is good to be with family on these types of journeys!  Maraming maraming salamat!!



MY DISCIPLESHIP GROUP aka SANITY FRIENDS

When I got married, moved to Manila and had Risen, I realized one thing, it was a little hard to catch up with friends.  In many times, I would miss people.  I sometimes long to be surrounded by my friends to just talk, talk and talk.  FB does not make any justice.  I NEED TO SEE MY FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE!! As many of you would know, stay at home moms need A LOT of social life! I am not shouting, just making a point ;)

That's why, I am just so thankful for my Discipleship Group from CCF Muntinlupa - they are my sanity group!   They allow me to tell all, laugh and pray about my (and our) experiences, ask, see the beauty in things I thought were ugly, cry and just really be myself.  At the end of my lovely and crazy life as a woman, wife and mom, it feels good to have a group of people where you can confess and not be judged.  My D-group is just always so ready with pieces of advice, prayers and food to share! - always! :)




Aside that my D-group are my instant friends, I also can't deny that they inspire me to be closer to God.  In many times, they check-up on me.  Their lives and words encourage me to honor, follow and submit to God.  They make me see that marriage and family life should not be all private.  Stories with them are always welcome, kept in secret and ended up with prayers.



It is wonderful to be surrounded with friends who checks-up on you and your relationship with family and God.  If you want a support group as well, you can send me a message and I will connect you to one.