Celebrating 46 Years of God's Faithfulness

Celebrating 46 Years of God’s Faithfulness



“ I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations ; I will sing of you among the peoples . For great is your love , reaching to the heavens ; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies . Be exalted , O God , above the heavens ; let your glory be over all the earth. “


Psalm 57 : 9-11


On Tuesday March 27, 2012 I will be celebrating my 46th birthday. How time flies. Just about thirty years ago I was in high school and seemingly that was not very long time ago. And fourteen years from now , I will be a senior citizen. So much years behind me, so much memories to cherish, some are good, still others are not that good. I had been through many tough times, through many difficulties, struggles, heartaches and emotional pains. Yet one thing is very remarkable about my experiences, that God has been faithful to see me through throughout all these ups and downs of my life.


I had been in physical ailments, I had been in distresses and many emergency calls. I have experienced glory moments and even dark days. Yet one thing remains remarkable that God is faithful to see me through throughout all these experiences. I am not a perfect Christian, I have many shortcomings, I have many failures. I have been impatient many times. But God has been merciful and compassionate in dealing with me. The greatest blessing I received in my 46 years of existence is the blessing of the new birth and salvation. I don’t think if there will be greater blessing than being a child of God and being heir of the Kingdom of God. It is one thing that made me truly happy in this life.It cannot be traded off for any material thing this world could give.


At 46, at midlife, and still single as of this time, I am still inspired to live life to the fullest knowing that God will see me through. I do have still struggles about marriage, I do still have a longing for a lifetime companion. But I do entrust those matters to God. God sees more clearly . One thing for sure He knows the best for me much more than I know the best for myself. I just trust His perfect wisdom completely. I just pray continually that He will send the right person, a man of God, a man after His heart who truly fears Him and will love me I am for what I am without reservation.


At 46, I have known deep loneliness, I have known chains of brokenness, disappointments and frustrations. I have known deep depression. Without the help of a loving God, I don’t know if I can still make it through. At 46, I have still great dreams in life. I have this gut to dream because I do know I have a great God. I stil dream of being able to publish 1000 hubs. I still dream of writing a book. I still dream of visiting Israel one day.


I have no much great success to show the world. I am just a simple ordinary person in this world. I have no much great stories to tell about myself. I have no much glories to parade. One thing only I am very thankful about my life, that I was chosen to be loved by the Great and Awesome God of the universe. And His love indeed is sufficient to make my life so beautiful and inspire me daily to live my life at its best. To be loved by God is a very great privilege in this life, it is much greater than being loved by a thousand men.

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Brenda Durham 4 years ago

Oh my God. This is one beautiful hub!

cristina327, thanks for writing it.

I was about to cry because of the confirmation it gives me, and the encouragement I want to give you-----

Keep waiting on the Lord! He is faithful.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Cristina, you are a beautiful person and are quite talented! When you are ready, you will follow your dreams on the book. And, when the timing is right and if you still desire it, you will find that one person in life to love. Happy Birthday! May God grant you richness in life and keep you covered in your journey.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Brenda Durham welcome to my hub. Glad to meet you and I am happy to hear from you. Thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for words of encouragement. May you and your family be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

HI teaches12345 I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for your words of encouragement and the birthday greeting. I am happy to see you on this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your visit.My hope is always alive because of a great and loving God in my life. Blessings to you always and to your loved ones. Best regards.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Cristina,

Happy Birthday! As you've followed God's plan thus far, He will continue to guide you in the future. Blessings!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What a great way to celebrate a birthday! I hope you had a very happy day. Your hub is such a great way to celebrate.


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Raymond Tremain 4 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

Well first of all cristina I want to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for the 27th. now do you know that when you have the fullness of God in you you know no sickness you know no illness ever, when you have the fullness of God in you your life will change greatly, mine has now for about 4 years I have not be ill in any way. and now I'm 78 and I still travel the world each year telling others about how God has given me this great health. praise God for your life and many more years will be yours when you have the fullness of God in you.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Lifegate thank you for dropping by and remembering my birthday. I am blessed by your visit and comments. God's blessings be always with you and your family. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi BlossomSB welcome to my hub. I am glad to hear from you. Thank you for paying a visit. Remain blessed always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi Brother Raymond Tremain Thank you for dropping by and remembering my birthday. I am so much blessed by your visit and greeting. I am also glad to hear how God has blessed you with good health Your testimony is indeed so inspiring and encouraging. Truly the secret of good health and long life is a blameless and upright walk before God and men. Blessings to you always. Best regards.


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

There is no such thing as an ordinary life for a believer baptised in the mighty Holy Spirit! How can we be ordinary when the God who dwells in us is extraordinary,full of powerful, wonder and glory!God has more for you than you could hope or imagine!

God Bless


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi wba108@yahoo.com I am glad to hear from you again. Thank you for paying a visit. I am greatly encouraged by your comments. Yes God has has always something great to offer us His precious children much much greater than any man could offer. May you be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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skye2day 4 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Cristina my sister. Happy Birthday sweet one. You are humble my sister. Your writing is heartfelt and simply beautiful. I happen to think you are very precious indeed and not ordinary but extraordinary, Child of God!!! You touch many lives sista with the Love of Jesus. You have truly encouraged me on my path. Thank you for sharing your heart and your love for Christ. Your writing is led by the Holy Spirit and you shine. Amen Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! Keep on, you will I am sure Phil 4:13 Do come for a visit my friend. Hugs

I have tears of joy. Tears for all the Father has given unto me oh wretched sinner I am. Love ya In Christ cristina.


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Happy belated birthday, Cristina.

Please hang in there and know that the Lord has heard your prayers.

Best wishes and be well - C.J. Sledgehammer


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

HI skye2day I am so happy to read your comments. I am greatly blessed and encouraged by your comments. Thank you so much for those great words of encouragement. You just made me very happy. I am wishing you a great day today. May you and your family be blessed today and always. Best regards.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi C. J. Sledgehammer Thank you for dropping by and blessing me with a birthday greeting. Your visit is much appreciated. Remain blessed always and best regards.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 4 years ago

Cristina, ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY! GOD BLESS YOU!! ~

This is splendid heartfelt & inspiring! Praise God for His FAITHFULNESS! As long as the LORD has us on this side of Heaven it is to learn, grow, sin less and prepare to meet Him face to face. We never get to the place that we do not need to grow and improve… When we complete life on this side of Heaven we can REJOICE knowing that we will see HIM face to face!

So glad He has allowed our paths to cross here on the Hub Pages! You have accomplished much and your testimony is marvelous! You continue to touch and inspire many hearts for the LORD! May your latter be even greater!

As you well stated: “…I have known chains of brokenness, disappointments and frustrations. I have known deep depression. Without the help of a loving God, I don’t know if I can still make it through. At 46, I have still great dreams in life. I have this gut to dream because I do know I have a great God…” May you continue to look to the LORD! He is the Author and Finisher of your FAITH! May He give you the desires of your heart that is in His WILL for you!

In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Mercy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans thank you for visiting this hub and thank you for the birthday greeting. I am greatly uplifted and encouraged by your visit.Truly God is faithful to me for the past 46 years. All I can wish again is that my heart will make Him again as my First Love and that HE will be again the center of my life. Thank you Deborrah for your friendship I am so much blessed by it. I am wishing you a great day today. Blessings to you always and to your family. Best regards.


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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

Voted awesome!

Eternity dwarfs any gain, any loss, any abundance, and any lack in this life.


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cristina327 4 years ago from Manila Author

HI Caleb DRC thank you for dropping by and appreciating this hub. Blessings to you and best regards.

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