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What is Time?

Please put on your headphones/earphones. Put volume on high. God be praised!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/198590497″>Time // a short film</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user55947007″>ILDG</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

What is Time?’ is a reflective poem by Pastor Paul Tripp. All credits belong to him.

I looked up the definition of time.
noun
1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
2. a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.
Time, we think of numbers. Collecting watches is my weakness. My mom asked me why I have more than 10 when they all do the same job: TELL TIME. Time is anticipating something: when to wake up, clocking out of work, the arrival of a bus, the time of a favorite TV show, the surgery time, and sometimes the remaining moments we might have here on earth.
As a follower of Christ, time is in HIs hands. Time for God is beautiful. He makes all things beautiful in His time. He does not want us to worry about tomorrow. He only knows when to take us out of a season because His timing is perfect. My time here on earth is under His powerful hands. He sent His son Jesus during the time when Herod was king, but because He knew it was the right time for him to be born. He says to not remember the former things, the things of old. And that He will come like a thief in the night. Jesus is coming back. I anticipate His coming back. While I am still here on earth, I will trust His perfect will.
Music: “Days Are Long” – royalty free music from youtube
Camera: Galaxy S7 Edge flat profile
Editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Voiceover: Myself (It was my first time to record using Adobe Premiere’s voiceover)
Poem: “What is Time?” by Paul Tripp
We think so much of
moments
days
years
times past
things to come.
We deal with so much
regret of the past
fear of the future
confusion in the present.
For us
time passes quickly
we miss a moment
days drag on.
We
anticipate what’s coming
hold on to what’s gone.
Time
holds us
molds us
controls us.
Thankfully
God knows no time
never expects
never regrets
no looking forward
no glancing back
no surprises
no mysteries
nothing unexpected.
God dwells in an
eternal now.
All that he is
he has forever been
and will forever be.
With him there is no
growth
change
becoming.
He is security’s foundation
time’s sovereign.
In a world where
everything is ever
changing.
He is a rock of
secure
unchanging
eternal hope.
// idle
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

This whole time I thought I posted this.

It is always interesting to watch how the world celebrates the new year. Isn’t it fascinating that the we do¬†not ring the new year all at once, at the same time? People uploaded photos of delicious food, their OOTD,¬†their houses adorned with NYE decorations,¬†“2017” sunglasses,¬†supplies they spent a good amount of money on, and crazy videos of the countdown – with a lot of hashtags I did not bother to read. haha!¬†A lot of people posted on Facebook how ready they’re for 2017, how it’s going to be the best year -I applaud you for being positive. Some remembered 2016 as a great year -I am happy that you had a great year. A few thanked the things they experienced last year -the good and the bad (a thankful hear is good medicine).¬†Others complained¬†how 2016 sucked. If I were to post what was on my mind, I would have written the latter. I would¬†not even include myself to the few who were thankful. It was not a great year for me.¬†I did not enjoy 2016 because I did not choose to enjoy it. My heart was not grateful. I was miserable. My walk with God became stagnant. I did not invest in people. I was not myself. Thankfully,¬†God is ¬†ALWAYS gracious to this Filipina.

-i just touched the screen and scrolled up thinking it was an iPad. haha-

I decided to take a break from social media – Facebook and Instagram. I’ve been spending a lot of time going out with my parents, reading books, exercising, and editing videos. The unplugging is helping me a lot and¬†I’ve got joy down in my heart.

The thing is, I want my heart to be freed of bitterness and be ruled by gratitude. To be thankful was something I did not do. I probably complained a lot about what happened in 2016 (and 2015). I got busy preventing those things to never happen again because it hurt like crazy. The walls I built made me happy, but they did not make me feel fulfilled. I was afraid to let new people into my life, into my heart. I became hesitant to share details of my life. But I remember the beauty of being vulnerable. My prayer this year is to be able to invest genuinely in people like how I used to. I want to meet new friends. First and foremost, to thank God for every relationship He gives me. I want to be thankful for what it brings me Рjoy and heartache.

When we focus on the bitter things in life, we won’t be able to taste the sweetness it also has. I am better now. Thank you to my support system – the ones who experienced the not so good side of me: my parents. Thank you, LORD, for your abounding grace and mercy.

I want to give thanks FOR EVERYTHING.

In Christ, Isha

 

 

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