One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. – Psalm 27:4
I prayed. I asked God for a break. He answered with August 06, 2011. Cebu Province Charter Day holiday. What a bbbbeautiful day! Slept in until 11 in the morning. Woke up to find two messages from my good friend, Mitzil, asking if we could have lunch at kfc! Weeh! God truly grants us our desires even the most mundane ones. He truly gave me a break from the busyness of work and my STC assignments.
After a filling lunch at kfc, we decided to hang out and talk more at Starbucks I.T. Park. The Red Velvet cake was absolutely sinful! The cream cheese icing was so rich that its taste was imprinted on my palate even after a day or two. The sweetness of the red velvet and the icing was enough to make you crave for another slice. Even until today I’m still thinking about it. And oh by the way, I forgot to mention that paired with really good coffee, it can really leave an ecstatic smile on your face just like the one I had last Saturday. 🙂
Just a thought: If God answers our prayers for such a small treat (i.e., Starbucks’ Red Velvet cake and KFC) as a break from work and school, how then will He not answer our prayers and petitions for breakthroughs for the things that are important to Him like putting an end to child trafficking, child prostitution and pornography? Selah. Check this headline last Friday on Cebu Daily News. A historical event. This is what happens when we pray.
This is the season FOR BREAKTHROUGHS AND VICTORIES! Now this thing about child trafficking was a burden that was placed by God in our senior pastor’s heart last January and it has been an amazing, exciting ride to see our God expose what has been in the darkness for so long to come into the light in the past 8 months! No month has gone by that there is no news about people being exposed and young people rescued from this horrible plight. These days, it’s almost an everyday thing.
God’s heart is for the children and, in our time, He has awakened His people to intercede and cry out for those who cannot cry any longer because of their oppression. Let us pray and fast to end this form of slavery in our generation!
P.S. – So why a post titled Red Velvet? Think about it: If God answers such a teeny weeny request for a break how then will He not give the greater things like winning this war on child trafficking, prostitution and pornography? 🙂 Thank You, Jesus! More, Lord!