Responding to Difficulties

Bong Baylon Devotions

Difficulties are quite normal. No one is exempted from them. But whatever type of difficulty we are in, our response to it will determine whether we will in fact benefit from it or not. For example, if we question God’s goodness because He allowed it to happen, we may become bitter toward Him and not pray to Him anymore. Or …

Faith and Knowledge

Bong Baylon Devotions

It’s important to add knowledge to your faith. Without it you will just go through the motions of being religious but ignorant at the same time. The Christian life is not a sprint but a long journey of perseverance in the right direction. Many start with a bang but quickly end with a limp. Some are excited at first, especially …

Such an honor

Bong Baylon Devotions

Some people are excited when they visit a new place. Others are thrilled to experience new food. But to see someone become a new creation in Christ is totally awesome! Many have yet to experience the joy of helping another person see and understand the liberating truth of the Gospel and decide to follow Christ from then on. Nothing beats …

Spiritual Maturity

Bong Baylon Devotions

There’s a practical way to determine your spiritual maturity. Just look at the quality of your choices. You know you’re growing when you’re now choosing what is good. When you know why you’re choosing it, that’s even better. When you’re choosing it in spite of your emotions, or its results, but because you know it’s right and good, then you …

Real Joy

Bong Baylon Devotions

Pleasure is fleeting. It is here now, gone tomorrow, except through fond memories. That’s why we all tend to live based on our fond memories. We all want to remember happy times. We enjoy photos that remind us about the good old times. We like them in Facebook. But that’s where the problem lies — it’s bound to the past! …

You’re needed

Bong Baylon Devotions

The church is not just a place for you to receive. It’s also a place and a platform for you to give of yourself — your time, talents, and treasure. If you’re complaining about anything in your church, then point your fingers at yourself. A church can only be what its members are willing to do to make it healthy, …