I can’t even write the right type or amount of words to describe the GREATNESS of our LORD during the recent CILT at the Masa Mission Center (Thank you Ptr. Gilbert for accommodating us). I am so overwhelmed with JOY as in OVERWHELMED!
I know that this year’s CILT will be different from the past CILTs that I have attended, because the Directors (Ate Tin, Ate Kat, Ime, Pau, Net, Gilbert, Jervey, Gracezl, Dandan) really conceptualized it to be different from the usual, a SHIFT from the normal, a CHANGE sa nakasanayan na, but you know what honestly, I didn’t expect it to be that BIG of a SHIFT to be that BIG of a CHANGE.
I can’t speak for everybody who have attended it, but I know many were really blown away by the GRACE of GOD that was so evident in the CILT.
From the Team building session (Thank you Bong, Kuya Eboy, Ate Beng and Ate France) to the challenging message by Ptr. Floyd, up until the “brainstorming” sessions with the Directors about the “Like” and “dislike” activity. Even up to the ” all night kwentuhan” with Mike, Wes and RR and can I just also add the CG with the Program Comm People and the powerful sharing and “iyakan” sessions with ALAB Judah (Glenn, Martin, Buboy, Thei, Cam, Rusty, Aaron, Mike, RR, Wes, Divine, Jessi) during BS and add to that the lessons from Ate Jen, Ate Joy, and Kuya Ryan.
But wait, who can forget the last night with Kuya Nante and the rest of ALAB (Kuya Mars, Kuya Mark, Ptr.Jay-r, Ptr. Floyd, Kuya Eboy) making a surprise visit to lead the worship ++ Aaron’s testimony and the Sharing/Exhortation of Kuya Nante.
There’s a lot more to mention, because every moment in the CILT was precious, the “tawanan” and the “kulitan” was obviously there, xmpre hindi naman mawawala sa MYF yun eh, but what’s really amazing was that a COMMITMENT TO CHANGE really happenend in those 2 days, the HOLY SPIRIT really moved in the CILT.
Some people say, “ay mejo paubos na ang mga metodista”, “ay ang gulo na ng methodist church di na kasi siya SPIRIT Filled”, “ay kanya kanya nang agenda”, “ay mga MYF natin di na good role models”.. Possibly true, maybe it really is the case, but you know what after the CILT,
I felt a strong sense of HOPE, that a BIG CHANGE will happen a BIG SHIFT will occur and I believed it is already happening and CILT was a big evidence to it…
Lamentations 3:21 – “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope”
Just a bit of a background, when the program comm together with some directors were formulating the Theme, Title, Thrust etc.. What’s really amazing was that we all agreed right away with everything, we were all on the same page, we all had that longing for CHANGE and I strongly believe God was with us during all the meetings and conceptualization and I realized all of that during the last night of CILT, where Kuya Nante was sharing his thoughts, observations. I was crying almost the entire time that night, because I was just so amazed at how God works, at kung gaano ginawang SAKTO ni Lord ang mga bagay bagay on how everything fell into place.
I believe everyone who have attended the entire 2 days of CILT were blessed but REMEMBER, CHANGE doesn’t happen overnight, it is an everyday COMMITMENT, it is an everyday DESIRE to CHANGE for the LORD, an everyday CRAVING to turn and not look back to the SINFUL LIVES we USED to LIVE and an everyday LONGING to be with the PRESENCE of GOD.
Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”
I challenge everyone who have read this, to write, to share, to tweet or even to preach the CHANGE that is happening in your LIVES and to proclaim of how GREAT our GOD is. EXERCISE THAT CHANGE KAPATID!
*”clap clap clap” HATAW NA!*
To God be the GLORY!