Perplexed or Puzzled? The Scientist’s Way or God’s Way?

Posted: April 21, 2010 in Good Old Days
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Lately I am having hard time to sleep, not because of usual sleepless nights but to the fact that I think a lot. In short I am bothered, restless, diorganized, discouraged and incompetent. As I analyzed I am the problem. The reasons are:

1. I intentionally skipped my daily journal writing part (devotions and quiet time) for the reason that I will start again anew after my birthday.

2. I read the Book of all Books in lying position which I ended up falling asleep.

3. My prayer time has not that long (intimate) than before.

I almost forgot that I am a BS Biology graduate and set aside how Science solves problems. The Scientific Method!

1. Observation (Check) 2. Identify the problem. (Check) 3. Formulating Hypothesis/Hypotheses (Check) 4. Test the hypotheses/hypothesis/ Experimentation (x) 5. Conclusion (x)

Good thing in here is that the Lord has it’s own way! That is,  I don’t have to go all through all those process! God has a different way! The Book of all Books way!

Peace I leave you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. Jn 14:27

HE teaches us to go back to the basics of praying, scripture reading and journaling. Alas! It is solved. Why worry a lot when we can pray? Why we resort of many solving process when we can find answers in the scripture? Why puzzle (ling) our minds if we can write and put into action all our journaling that HE wants us to do? Why we figure out things in complex when all we have to do is go back to basics?  In these basics, we do not need to formulate hypotheses and perform experiments to prove things. The truth is, we have the answers in our hands, He agave them already, just act and live by it.

The peace I am looking for was found since before. I just lured myself sometimes with (the world that as stated in the scripture) what the world offers: a temporal peace, a spanned satisfaction and trouble. In HIM a different peace! A peace without fear, a peace of without trouble, a peace that is personal. How personal the Lord is!

Now, I found my peace and I’ll be starting anew with Him, how about you? It’s time to find yours. In this world? or in HIM?

—pong

(repost lang po ito galing sa old blog ko. i just had conviction a while ago to repost it)

Comments
  1. sows says:

    fish tayo!😆

    either way/s that u chus only will makes u think a lot. so y chus?

    both can be true but sooner or later that ud found out another fact/s, ul be fed up with dis and contradict wat once uv approve. better leave ol d woris behind and start living a life with a definite path..a direction. dunno if i makes sense here but noseblid nako kya 2migil ka na! echos.😆

  2. J. Kulisap says:

    Basics.

    Kung kayang pagaanin ang buhay, bakit kailangang magdrama? Artista ka ba?

    Walang tanungan..

    I love you na lamang.

    • themizpah says:

      muntik ka ng makabase kuya, namiss kita, may tanong si kuya orbil sa iyo dun sa fireproof comment nya.

      hindi ako artista kuya ayoko ng kamera at mga fans at showbizzzzzzzz ehehe

      magaan talaga life kapag nasa kanya!

  3. orbil says:

    titignan ko mamaya kung ano ang sinagot ng kagalang galang na kulisap sa tanong ko.. at oo pong tama ka.. di dapat natin pinapabayaan ang quiet time natin kay God kasi yun lang ang tanging oras na kung saan naririnig natin Siya na nagsasalita sa atin..
    mga basics nga ang mga yun pero un ang pinakamahalaga sa buhay.. sometimes we are too consumed with many things that we forgot to pray before we start working.

    Nice repost… God bless..

    • themizpah says:

      oo nga kuya orbil I believe the same way do, sa sobrang dami ng boses na nadidinig natin sa pang-araw araw na p[amumuhay natin ay importante na ang unang boses na madinig natin sa umaga ay sa kanya at mga breath prayers as we do our daily routine at dapat din na sa bago pagtulog ang boses niya ay atin ding mapakinggan.

      God bless po kuya orbil at sa iyong ministry!

    • J. Kulisap says:

      Orbil, hindi po ako kagalang-galang pero kilala ko po ang salitang respeto at paggalang.

      Maraming tao ang humahawak sa kaniyang paniniwala at doon siya kumukuha ng kalakasan, kung mali ito sa paningin ng iba? Sino ang panalo sa puntong ‘yon?

      Komplikado na ang buhay, pero may paraan para pagaanin ito.

  4. Sphere says:

    simple lng ang buhay identify the problem and solve it🙂

    • themizpah says:

      Tama ka Ms. Sphere, mabuti ang Diyos sapagkat binigyan niya tayo ng talino namaidentify at ma-solve ang mga problems na kinakaharap natin.

      paano mo napalitan ang gravatar mo?

      • Sphere says:

        klik mo edit profile tpos punta ka don sa gravatar klik mo sya tapos palitan mo i download mo ulit tulad nong una mong ginawa ang gravatar mo…

        Good day sayo🙂

        • themizpah says:

          salamat ms. anne, pero bumalik ulit dun sa violet yung gravatar mo.

          Be blessed first working day ulit natin.

        • Sphere says:

          Pong pla playaw mo pwede din ba kitang twaging ganun? saka warning nga pala: huwag mo nakong tawaging Ms. para kasing babaeng babae ang dating hahahaha

        • themizpah says:

          ahahah, o sige hindi na ms. at mam itatawag ko sa iyo, sphere na lang. yap pwede mo ako tawagin sa Pong.

          kumusta work? nakakabato sa opis sa araw na ito wala akong ginagawa eh.

    • orbil says:

      solve it according to God’s words.

  5. aninipot says:

    Amen.

    ako simple lang ang ginagawa para gumaan ang loob, just pray.

    good morning kuya mizpah.

    • themizpah says:

      gud morning waling anini, gud afternoon diyan.

      Tama ka prayer is the key tool and prayer also is a battle. Maganda yung habit/attitude na prayerful. God bless.

      –1st day of work ulit

  6. beeftapa says:

    faith. tama, matibay na faith sa Kanya.

  7. J. Kulisap says:

    Asan si Pongkie? Tulog pa? Ah..ano kamo..lumabas?

    Oh sige..intayin ko…may assignment kamo siya sa bahay-kubo ni lolo J. Kul niya ha?

    Ano bang pangalan mo?

    Ano..? Ano pangalan mo..Arthur? Mc Arthur?

  8. duking says:

    tol,kamusta naman ang scientific method na pag aanalyze mo ng kalungkutan mo?hehehe!

    napapangiti ako when other people just simply know wether they are happy or sad.hindi ko rin alam pero kung bakit sa akin,hirap na hirap akong aminin na malungkot ako o masaya.

    pakiramdam ko tuloy minsan,isa akong robot na malapit ng masira…masira…masira..masi..masi…(shutdown)

    hahaha!magandang araw!!!ako naman,gagamit ako ng why-why analysis sa pag usisa kung bakit ako nalulungkot minsan.hahaha!

    • themizpah says:

      magandang umaga kuya duking,
      back to work ulit dito sa disyerto.

      madami nga o likas sa atin na hindi natin kayang aminin kung masaya tayo o hindi. ang kagandahan nun ay nagbibigay ng karunungan si Bog Bro para masolve ito. kumpletong spices, the why-why anaysis, the tracking system, put prayer, action, faith and Word niya ay maso-solve naman… for in Him we can do all things!

      a blessed weekend sa inyo diyan sa Pilipinas nating mahal!

  9. ysae says:

    hello pong!
    nice to know you do journaling. great men journal! read this somewhere. i truly appreciate that you stick to what is essential – your relationship with God. un lang naman talaga. ingat ka dyan!

    • themizpah says:

      G2G (Glory to God)! Kasama yun sa training namin sa campus ministry before (may QT Notebook at randomly check by our Apartment Leader), talking and listening to God is part of our lifestyle thus building an intimate relationship with Him and to our fellow.

      Maraming salamat Ysae, ingat din and God bless!

      • ysae says:

        CCC or IVCF ang background mo? We may know the same people?

        • themizpah says:

          Sa campus po ay sa Lakas-Angkan Ministries Inc. po ako, base sa UPLB at branch niya ang nasa State College ng Pampanga (Halos State Us and Cs ay meron nito). Tapos ng New Life Missions po ako. I think ang IVCF ay nakasama namin nagpulong sa Manila Polo Club para sa isang gathering.

        • ysae says:

          I’m not familiar but as long as they keep producing followers of Christ, that’s a great thing! I hope they continue to mold other students to become a better person in Christ! Thanks!

        • themizpah says:

          Amen. We do follow G12 and kahit anong model pa yan or pattern, just preach the gospel the best way we can and commit ourselves in fulfilling the great commission.

          Thanks po!
          Be blessed!

        • ysae says:

          G12! They did it before here in the church. but it did not work. Long story pa…. we did try so many things and the one closest to us is SERVOLUTION…. serving the world through kindness that people may come to know God. As long as we keep reaching people, model should not be an issue. i have great friends using this model. baka pumunta nga kami dun one day to learn.

        • themizpah says:

          Agree ako dun kahit anong model,
          nung nasa Missions ako ang model naman namin is House Church, kumbaga we bring the church to every house and feeding program. Kumbaga by all means we should save some. Kung saan tayo effective dun tayo, regardless of model basta yung purpose is served and attained by God’s grace.

          Maganda din yan SERVOLUTION although it was you who introduces it to me, siguro it is the same as Do what Jesus did and teach what Jesus taught, by serving others and by modelling what Jeusus did.

          salamat, natutuwa ako na may nakaka-share ako ng ganitong mga topic. God bless you all the more!

        • ysae says:

          i guess it’s desperation that led me to learn. i always ask, “why is there a church?” “what should we be doing as a church?” then you look at what is happening and you know something is wrong. No vibrancy, no life! wanted to quit many times! It’s good thing God never quit on me. the “salt and light” is often a cliche, but this is where we are now spending our whole energy and resources. people would be surprised to see a small church like us capable of doing big things. i keep telling our church it’s not our numbers nor the amount of resources but the size of our heart to truly serve God.

          God bless. Glad to have this conversation!

        • themizpah says:

          Amen po!

          Topic namin ito kagabi, being a salt.

          kapag ang salt kasi aside sa pampalasa siya ay may isa siyang napakahalagang role that is it leads us to thirst. Thirsty for that living water. Not only us, because we are the salt for others, others to 9dahil bitbit natin si Jesus Christ) they become thirsty for Him. Kaya gusto nilang maksama tayo kasi napapatid ang uhaw nila kapag ibinabalita natin ang goodness NIYA and return they to become salt and light to others.

          church is you, me and them. gathering of the saints, believers and we have a role to fulfill. And I agree with you numbers and size ay hindi importante. What’s in our hearts and what we have in our hands that we are willing to give and share is the most important. And I do believe aside from helping and serving we have Jesus Christ: the most important person na dapat nating i-share and His gift of salvation.

          Salamat sa ganitong talakayan.

          God bless you more and the power of the Holy Spirit be with you always.

  10. jason says:

    eto, ishashare ko ang secrets ko sa pagtulog…
    1. nakatihaya ako matulog, naka open wide ang mga kamay, para presko, papasok lahat ng hangin sa mga kilikili para komportable. haha!
    2. magkuyakoy ng isang paa, pag napagod kabila naman, hanggang mapagod ka, makakatulog ka na.
    3. huwag mag iisip ng nakaraan. di ka makakatulog. isipin ang mga gagawin bukas at mararamdaman mong tatamarin ka na. at makakatulog ka na! yahoo!

    (nakatulong ba?)

    isa pa, sa prayer, di mahalagang matagal o mahaba. ang importante ay nakakausap mo si God at nakakapagpasalamat at nagsosorry, tinatanggap ang mga pagkakamali. Lam mo bang mas appreciated ni God yung alam nyang pagod na pagod ka na, gusto mo ng matulog pero still, you spend seconds/minutes na kausapin sya.

    • themizpah says:

      I agree sir jason, when we give to God not only our spare time but quality time makes Him smile. Besides sa dami ng ginawa niya para sa atin sa isang araw we should acknowledge His presence through thanksgiving or even asking forgiveness. Glad to know that we all do that way.

      yung mga secrets mo niyan hindi na secrets ahahaha.

      Magandang umaga! God bless!

  11. bonistation says:

    minsan nga tayo rin naman ang nagpapakumplikado ng buhay natin, tayo ang mag iisip ng kung ano ano,in the end, tayo din ang gagawa ng paraan para ma solve to.. ang mahalaga na exercise ang lahat ng dapat gumana satin, intellectal,emotional, spiritual at iba pa..

    GodBless kuya! ^^ sana maramdaman mo ang lasting peace of mind! ^^

    • themizpah says:

      salamat din kuya bons, (hindi kita babatiin dito, nakakahiya kay kuya tope ehehe)
      the Lord is so gracious enough na binibigyan niya tayo ng solusyon.
      Batsa h’wag lang natin kakalimutan na siya lagi ang kasama natin sa lahat ng dumadaan sa buhay natin.

      Peace also kuya bons!

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