I did not know why God allowed my husband and me to migrate to the US. I was content with our jobs and lifestyles in the Philippines. But I trusted God and accepted His will to move our family to New Jersey.
Praising God in my own time or with people in community became my avenue for spiritual growth. Unknowingly, as I strove to excel in praising God, I was able to develop other talents and skills that not only brought me closer to God, but also positively affected the spiritual lives of other people. Praising God became infectious. Since I could not contain the joy of being “born again” in spirit, I volunteered at encounters and retreats to help others feel and see Christ the way I did. Praising God allowed me to assist in building other BLD districts and form parish-based communities. It gave me opportunities to teach Praise, share my life, lead worship, pray for home-bound brethren, sing for patients in nursing homes, and feed homeless brothers in shelters.
Truly, the light of Christ had come into my world. Like a city set on a mountain, the flame that Christ lit in me could not be contained or left hidden. Who was I to let it die? Who was I not to share this gift?
Father God, might I always be a glimmer of hope for others to see Your great love. Amen.