Kap & Me My Kids Others The GOppets

The Best is Yet to Come!

7 months. That’s how long the house for rent has been sitting there, unoccupied. Prospective tenants came & went, pero hindi nagugustuhan. O minsan naman sobra sa budget nila. Through the months, our Pastor has prayed over it, Kap & I prayed over it, I even took my mom for a laying of hands thinking baka mas malakas sya hehe. Every night it’s even included in our family prayer. Pero nada, hindi talaga maupahan. Kap was already insinuating that we I made the wrong choice of investment. #historical




Then God spoke to me one day as I was in my dressing room (which I also call my poNder room because it’s where I do my reflections & muni-muni), talking to Him -more of begging actually. He said “have you dedicated the house to Me yet? You ask for blessings, and when I give you more than what you deserve, you accept then just conveniently forget about me.” Oo nga naman. Hiyang-hiya ako. Kap & I didn’t even dedicate the house to the One who has given us so much. The One who has always been faithful in providing for all our needs. Pagkatapos naming tanggapin ng buong-buo, nakalimot na kaming ialay sa Kanya ang biyaya.

So 2 Sundays ago when every member of the family was present, just a couple of days after God spoke to me, the GOppets gathered in the house & we formed a prayer circle. We prayed from the heart. Praying is really so simple & easy, it’s like talking to someone lang -but with deference of course. Wholeheartedly & straight to the point. It doesn’t have to be long, it doesn’t have to be scripted or in litany. It just needs to be real & from the heart. Mula sa puso kung baga. :)


Yes, even dear Lelly joined the laying of hands & our prayer circle. She is a part of the family after all. <3


This served as a strong test of faith for the kids as well. Actually, when God immediately answered our prayer, I was the one more surprised than them. The kids were expectant & trusting all along. I need to learn a thing or two from them, really.

Not an hour passed and someone saw the house with our For Rent sign. He got lost, actually, while looking for other houses on his list to inspect & made a wrong turn into our cul-de-sac property. Blessing for us indeed as God directed him there, wala syang kawala, lol. He contacted Kap & arranged for a go-see right there & then.

I wasn’t feeling him at first, to be honest. Hindi ko masyadong type because he was direct & straight to the point in addressing his finances & conditions. Hindi swak sa mga plano at kundisyon ko. But in our prayer of dedication, we lifted up everything to God, so I was really really giving this trust thing my best shot. And I’m really glad I didn’t get to talk Kap out of missing the chance of meeting Andy because of my initial gut feel (yes Satan was werking it). Turns out he is indeed, THE ONE. :P


Andy was quick & decisive. He took a look around, liked the place & sent photos to his wife. After a few reasonable negotiations, some give & take, we hit it off. YAY! Thank you God for answered prayers!

Most of the time we I tend to take things into my own hands. In the weeks prior as I was already getting troubled, nagpa-ads na ako kung saan-saan, nagtawag na ako ng iba pang back-up Brokers, everything else that I could think of just to get things done & move things along. This time around, I decided to just lie-low & let God do all the work. I promised Him that I will just be there for the ride. Whad’ya know, not an hour had passed & God was already working to our advantage! <3 Broker-free na, advertisement-free pa! ;))

Some talks & back and forth email exchanges later, Andy & his family finally ok’d the house & the terms that came with it. They are willing to rent it for 2 years, with clause, but still -victory! This at the most opportune time when our spirits were already sinking so low & our funds being depleted after a big trip & tuition of the 3 kids, plus all other bills piling up. Thank you God!

Forgive me Father for always doubting You. Many times You have proven, time & again actually, Your faithfulness. And yet, I always have my doubts. What will it take O Lord for me to fully trust in You when all You have been throughout is good & gracious to my family.


Prayer circle.. HOME RUN na po sana Lord! :)


This, like everything else in our lives, is Yours Lord, to do as you please. <3 #MerryEverything #HappyForeverAfter #inJesus

So to you my dear readers, who may be at the lowest point in your lives right now thinking you are in a hopeless situation, know that there is ALWAYS hope in Christ. All you need to do is pray & ask..

All that I am, all that I have, I lay them down before You oh Lord. All my regrets, all my acclaims, the joy and the pain I’m making them Yours. Things in the past, things yet unseen, wishes and dreams that are yet to come true. All of my heart, all of my praise, my heart and my hands are lifted to You. Lord, I offer my life to You, everything I’ve been through, use it for Your glory. Lord I offer my days to You, lifting my praise to You as a pleasing sacrifice. Lord I offer You my life.

Matthew 18: 19-20 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 7: 7-11 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 

Luke 17: 6 He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

If God can answer the GOppets’ prayer, He is also able to answer yours. Don’t lose hope. In God’s time, you too will have the desires of your heart. Just keep the faith.

God continued to talk to me the next Sunday at service when Andy had been unnervingly quiet after our last talks & there was still no written guarantee as we waited for August 26 to come – the actual contract signing. Hay, ayan na naman, nag-aalala na naman ako! #DiNaNatuto

I would like to share this with you doubting Thomases like me in hopes that you too will learn to leave all your cares & worries -no matter how hard it may be, and to trust blindly by faith. CLICK HERE for the August 21, 2016 sermon by Pastor Joby Soriano on EXPERIENCING JESUS’ MIRACLES.


God surely listens, understands, and knows the hopes & fears you keep in your heart. When you trust in His love, miracles happen.

Experience Jesus’ Miracles (John 2) – I.T.T.O. na! THE BEST IS YET TO COME

I – Invite Jesus Into Your Life

T – Tell Jesus Your Problems
(1 Peter 5-7) Cast ALL your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

T – Trust in Jesus. Trust that He is in perfect control. Trust His timetable in your life. (God’s time not your time)

O – Obey Jesus in evey area of your life. Read the bible to hear God’s instructions.

1.) Many people think that it’s enough to just pray. You need to do your part too. You will not experience the fullness of God if you don’t follow His instructions. Stop sinning, ask for forgiveness, repent & change.

2.) With God, nothing is impossible. Jesus is the miracle worker of life. (John 1:3 All things came into being by Him.)

3.) Miracles answer your needs, but more importantly, miracles give glory to God.

So when you think that you are at the lowest of low, hold on to your forks, folks.. coz THE BEST IS YET TO COME! :-*


Consider the story about a woman who had followed the Savior and worshiped in her church for nearly 70 years. She’d been diagnosed with a terminal illness and given only days to live. As she was getting her things “in order,” the Pastor was called to her bed to discuss her final wishes. She told him which songs and scriptures she wanted at the service and what outfit she wanted to wear. As the Pastor was leaving, the lady suddenly cried out, “Wait. There’s one more little thing. I want to be buried with a bible in my left & a fork in my right hand.” The Pastor didn’t know what to say. “So that puzzles you, does it?” the lady asked the Pastor. Then she explained: “In over 70 years of attending community socials and dinners, church functions and birthday parties, seems like every time some one would tell me, ‘Keep your fork.’  I liked to hear that because it meant something better was coming, like chocolate cake or pickled pears or pecan pie, something sweet and wonderful. So now I want my friends and family to remember me with a fork in my hand and I want them to ask, ‘What’s with the fork?’ I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork, the best is yet to come.’

Dear God, may this house serve as a happy home to its new occupants & bring them immeasurable love, peace & joy. Thank you Lord for continued blessings. <3

for rent

Yesterday.. we have finally concluded our transaction. Oh happy day! <3 Thank you Jesus!


May God’s blessings be upon this unit too as they live out their life here in the Philippines. Welcome, Andy & family! :-*

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  • Reply maricel hipol

    Amen!Thank you Ms. Jane.

    August 27, 2016 at 10:49 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Don’t lose hope, Maricel. Sending you hugs & kisses! :-*

      August 27, 2016 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Cheska

    Miss Jane, the last story that I read about your house was you were still fixing it for transfer. I didn’t get to read the part where you transferred already hehe.

    August 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Oo nga pala I haven’t blogged about our transfer yet haha. Thank you for reminding me Cheska. Ulyanin na ako. Paano naman wala pa kaming damo, Kap wants synthetic grass para no need for dilig. So we’re waiting for that pa. Will update you guys soon mwah! :-*

      August 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Rose

    I can totally relate Miss Jane. It happened to us this month too. The studio type space in front of our house was unoccupied for almost two weeks that my mom was starting to lose hope na makakakita pa kami ng magre-rent. But lo and behold, just last Wednesday someone came to check the place and paid outright the one month advance and one month deposit. The Lord truly provides when you least expect it. :)

    August 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Amen. <3 So happy for your mom, Rose. And yes, parang soulmate ang peg hehe. May binabagayan talaga.

      August 27, 2016 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Eileen

    Such an inspiring post.

    August 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Eileen. <3 I hope your niece feels better soon, see you when you guys come down south. Mwah!

      August 28, 2016 at 7:41 am
  • Reply Erika

    Hay! I love this. sakto sa napagdaanan ko sa past weeks. Pray talaga and always remember God is with us. Di mo pa nga nabablog yung new house nyo.

    August 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Oo nga hinihintay ko lang ma-install yung damo hehe para kumpleto na. Fongit pa kasi ang bahay kaya hindi ko mai-blog. :)) Lika na bisita na!

      August 28, 2016 at 7:42 am
  • Reply Suhlin

    May i ask where you go to church? Can i walk in and try it out even if i am not a member?

    August 28, 2016 at 6:12 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Hi Suhlin. :) We go to CCF. Yes you are most welcome to visit. CCF has many branches, go to the one nearest you. They love having visitors over, please try the main in Ortigas if you can, you will be mightily blessed by Pastor Peter Tanchi’s preachings! <3

      August 28, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply cindy

    Thank you Jane for this enlightening post. God bless you and your beautiful family!Hugs!!!

    August 28, 2016 at 11:19 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Cindy. <3 May God's blessings be upon you & your family as well.

      August 29, 2016 at 8:02 am
  • Reply Mom South of Manila

    Happy for you and your family’s blessings, Ms. Jane! There were many times in my life when I thought that you just had to work hard for what you want, and never ever give up or give in. But things don’t always work that way, do they? Sometimes, you have to take a step back to take a step forward. Take a step back, and let God’s Will, not yours, be done. At that point where you surrender everything, that’s when He takes the reins and brings you to that better place.

    Have a great week!

    August 29, 2016 at 12:25 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Indeed. <3 Trust & obey, for there's no other way. To be happy in Jesus, we must trust & obey. Have a blessed week ahead! :-*

      August 29, 2016 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Magilas

    Blessings do come in many forms, and in their own perfect time. We all need prayer warriors to storm the heavens for our concerns. Ms. Jane, pa send din prayers and good vibes my way for my health concerns. Salamat!

    August 29, 2016 at 6:54 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Surely Gilda. Health is wealth. Sending prayers of good health & protection for you & your family mwah mwah! :-* Naka-raffles ka na over the weekend?

      August 29, 2016 at 8:11 am
      • Reply Magilas

        Thanks ulit sa prayers. No Raffles, because of the rains. Also family bonding lang sa house. Sayang nga, I wanted to meet 2 authors yesterday. Friday napagod naman ako sa trip to Tarlac though all afternoon free na ako. How to celebrate the holiday today kaya? I read may Art in Island promo, 40% off to guests with first names na may kapangalan na hero (pwede kaya si Cardinal Sin na hero, para swak si hubby? yehey. I digress).

        August 29, 2016 at 8:48 am
        • Reply Jane Go

          Ay naku allergic ako actually sa weekends & holidays kasi lahat ng tao naglalamyerda. Good call ka! ;)

          August 31, 2016 at 6:12 am
  • Reply Med

    Beautiful testimony of God’s faithfulness. Thanks for sharing!!!

    August 29, 2016 at 7:21 am
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank you Meding. Haven’t seen you in CCF yet doe, sa BGC parin kayo service every sunday?

      August 29, 2016 at 8:04 am
      • Reply med

        We attend in Acacia. Want to check it out? Tahimik and small crowd only.

        August 30, 2016 at 12:06 pm
        • Reply Jane Go

          Naku deliks. Mahahalatang lagi kaming late hahaha! ;P

          August 31, 2016 at 6:11 am
  • Reply Shyne

    I have always loved reading all of your posts, but this one is my favorite so far Ms. Jane! I must admit that I also lose hope at times even if I claim that I already put all my trust in the Lord, pero minsan makulit din ako at nafu-frustrate when things do not go according to my plan and schedule. Thanks for the inspiration!

    September 2, 2016 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply Jane Go

      Thank YOU for inspiring me to continue to write & share, Shyne. Super appreciate your support, mwah! :-*

      September 3, 2016 at 9:11 am

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