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Note To My Brother: I’ll Make a Horrible Sister-in-Law…

… IF AND ONLY IF God will not be at the center of your future relationship.

DEAREST William,

Or “God’s Will” as we joke. It’s not that I don’t trust you when it’s about riding the love train and in finding God’s one. It’s not that I am not ready for it. BUT my dream gave me an impression that everything that was happening aren’t in line with God’s timing.

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My brother, a Deutsche Analyst for a year now, 23 years old, NO GIRLFRIEND, got engaged! YES, ENGAGED!!! He proposed faster than Dwayne Johnson in his movie “Faster”.

SCENE 1: In my dream (haha I have to consistently remind), my brother posted something like “Hi guys, you may watch my proposal video here”. Weird weird weird. They were in pink Taekwondo uniforms with some friends, and the video shows my brother in his fighting stunt.

Evil Sister-in-Law-to-be Act 1: I left a comment saying, “I DON’T LIKE!!!! AND NEVER WILL!!!”

SCENE 2: A formal dinner, brother’s Fiancée in deep blue plain dress, shows her diamond ring that looks like my engagement ring. Fiancée’s face isn’t visible. Haha

Evil Sister-in-Law-to-be Act 2: I stood up, and shouted, “How dare you! You bought a ring that looks the same as mine!!!” then walked out.

The ending of it isn’t clear. But there’s one thing I am sure of, and I repeat… I will make a horrible sister-in-law IF God will not be at the center of my brother’s or my cousin’s or my anaks’ (close friends we treat as our kids) or my Prince’s relationships.

Oh and I have to clarify, I don’t think I can act rudely the same way I was portrayed in my dream :P

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Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

Shoe Revelation on Worship

Exodus 3:5. “God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’

DEFINE SHOES.

For women? They can be from cute, comfy ballet flats to deadly McQueen’s heels. For men? They may be as casual as Crocs, as active as Nike, or as dependable as Dr. Marten hard boots. But NO MATTER how cheap or expensive they may be, how tough or comfy they may promise, wearing them may eventually BECOME tiring or hurting. I remember getting hurt when I tried to break-in a new pair of shoes and I remember getting hurt as well when my shoes got worn out. I also remember getting tired of wearing some because they simply went out of fashion. haha

In the same way, the things we ALWAYS do, even if we are in the BEST JOB IN THE WORLD, can be tiring and hurting at times.

IN WORSHIP

Remember that God is inviting us to worship him BAREFOOT. Meaning, God wants us to remove our shoes -our baggages – before Him because truly they’re nothing compared to Him, compared to His holiness, compared to what He can do. God simply wants us to trust Him. Because only then that God’s strength and purpose will be real to us.

“I AM WHO I AM”

He then said in verse 6 that He is the God of those people we look up in faith. And yes He is the same God we are worshipping today.

In verse 14, God didn’t say “I am who I was”, but rather He said “I am who I am”. This is a comfort and assurance God gave to those who put his trust in Him. He is the same God that showed wonders even the time before us. He is the same God we encountered when we first believed. And He is the same God who will stand by us when we feel down and discouraged.

Amazed,