Sunday, October 21, 2007

I Dream To Become A Great Man

I was born as a poor boy and grew up in the street without the care, guidance and supervision of my beloved parent. I have been experienced an empty stomach, Almost naked, without permanent shelter and without proper education.

As a young man with deprived and sad experiences of life, I started to think of innovation and dream for my future. I dream to become a famous, I dream to become a great man!

Yes, I to dream to become a great man. A great man with power and authority. A great man like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Dave Higgins, Hernando Zamora, John Maxwell, Manuel Quezon, Og Mandino, Ralp Wardo Emerson, Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

Yes, I dream to become a great man. ‘Coz I want to have a change and improvement. A change and improvement to my beloved country, A change and improvement to the lives of the needy.

‘Coz I thought to become a great man is to have power and authority. Power and authority over the lives of the people. Power and authority to become their lord and master.

But now, I realized that to become a great man It is not to become the lord of their lives, instead the lord of good example. But now, I also realized that to become a great man it is not to become the master of their lives, instead a master of change in helping to improve their way of living.

Now with this precious thoughts that still fresh in my mind, I am thankful to my beloved Creator for helping me this to realize. Another thing is that, to become a great man is to change and improve first myself. Not be a self-centered, lord and master to others, instead a lord and master of my own self.

I realized that, for changing my own self, I can gradually change my own destiny. I realized that, for changing my own self, I can gradually brighten up my future.

Lo! Today I will live as if it is my last. I will improve myself, my character, my skills, and my talents. I will serve and help others with love and care, And I will become great!

Yes, I will become a great man if I will think the good of others before myself. For only in serving, helping, loving, and sharing the blessings from Above, I can finally win the hearts, favors and support from my beloved human being. And my name will be hailed forever in the pyramid and pages of history!

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla

Poem Source: Reconalla, Moises. (2007, June 10). I Dream To Become A Great Man. EzineArticles. Retrieved October 21, 2007, from

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Dear God,

I give you this morning.
Please take away
My despair of yesterday.
Help me to forgive the things
That caused me pain
And would keep me bound.
Help me to begin again.
Please bless my path
And illumine my mind.
I surrender to You
The day ahead.
Please bless every person
And situation
I will encounter.
Make me who You would have me be,
That I might do as You would have me do.
Please enter my heart
And remove all anger,
Fear and pain.
Renew my soul
And free my spirit.
Thank you, God,
For this day.

What Does It Mean to Love God Above All?

What does it mean to love God above all? This is the question that once asked by my beloved professor in graduate school, that eagerly trigger my subconscious mind to think for how many days and eventually motivated me to answer the query.

In my point of view, to love God above all, it means that we should make Him be the center of our life. Being a Christian, it is one of our duties to stay focus on the light, the source of knowledge, guidance and strength. Without God, we are nothing. We are vanities in all vanities under heaven!

To love God above all, it means that we should encourage, motivate ourselves to know Him more intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. In doing that way, we can easily feel and understand, that we need to do our part to worship and glorify Him with all our hearts and minds without the dictates of others. Above all, apply what we have learned from His teachings to our lives, enable for us to grow and become a mature productive Christian.

The Apostle Paul once says, “Faith without works is dead.” So for me, words without action are useless.

There some groups of Christians who are proclaiming that they really love God and obey His Words but when you ask them who is He? They cannot easily give an answer. That’s why for me, I firmly believe, to love God above all, we must teach and encourage ourselves first to know Him well, so we can avoid creating confusion to the other Christian believers. Now, I will give an answer to the question “Who is God?”

He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and The Manager of all times.
He always was, He always is,
and He always will be... Unmoved,
Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!
He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand Him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him,
and The leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
and The people couldn't hold Him!
Nero couldn't crush Him,
Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him,
He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right, His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Redeemer, He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace! He is my Joy,
He is my comfort, He is my Lord, and He rules my life!
I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
The power of the powerful,
The ancient of days,
the ruler of rulers,
The leader of leaders,
the overseer of the over comers,
and The sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.
And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size.
His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me,
Never forsake me, Never mislead me,
Never forget me,
Never overlook me,
and Ever cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak,
He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody, everywhere, Every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful.
I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you're wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...
He said it and that settles it.
God is in control,
I am on His side,
and That means all is well with my soul.
Everyday is a blessing for GOD Is!
I love the Lord and thank Him for all that He does in my life,
He is my source of existence and my Savior.
He keeps me functioning each and everyday.
Without Him, I am nothing.
But with Him I can do all things. - Philippians 4:13

Dear readers, always bear these in your mind: with men everything is impossible but with God all impossible things will become possible!

Wish you many blessings to come and God Bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

All rights reserved worldwide. Copyright 2007 by Moises Padin Reconalla

Article Source: Reconalla, Moises. (2007, February 16). What Does It Mean to Love God Above All?. EzineArticles. Retrieved October 09, 2007, from