Saturday, December 10, 2011 | By: Rey Rusty Mendoza Gayuma

Nation Transformation

Is there anything good that will be happening in the Philippines? Or is there still hope for the Philippines to shine? I strongly believe that yes, there is still a glimmering chance for the Philippines to shine worldwide. Dubbed as the Pearl of the Orient Seas, I know God has plan for this nation. As of now, we can see that this country is struggling in its economy, anomalies and controversies popped up from different areas in life such as in moral, political and economical aspects. Few people said that the poverty that people are experiencing right now is a way too severe than before. The old men can tell, they are said to be prosperous before compared today. The gap between low standard families and high class families became so high which can be shown in the streets of Philippine cities today. Homeless people scatter everywhere, low employment rate and increasing poverty line is in the front line! Downcast and passivity is creeping out the Filipinos. This is the face of Philippine economy today, unwell. But I believe that this is not a hindrance for this country to experience growth. Maybe this country is experiencing failure but for sure, failure doesn't define us. God will make a way because He sees that many Filipino Christians had their burning passion to transform this nation not only economically but also spiritually. For He promised to the righteous, "I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing" in Genesis 12:2. Many Christians are praying for the healing of their land. And Filipinos do this as well, because we believe that Philippines is dedicated for God, and to God alone. The quest of nation transformation today is concerned mostly to the young generation because they will be the leaders of this nation soon. Furthermore, the campuses and homes are the melting pot of these youth to where they should be nurtured with character, morals and faith. It is true that this nation doesn't just need great and well-educated leaders but godly leaders who have the passion of Christ’s wisdom in their hearts. The leaders we need are not just who have been at Ivy League and prominent universities but leaders who committed excellence through His way. Thanks be to God because the seeds had been sown! New breeds are now raised up who will uphold the burning desire towards Nation Transformation just like what G12 churches had started and to other Christian churches as well. Let us develop the beauty of this country by minimizing our colonial mentality for it is God's promised land for us. It is the high time to bring back the flavor of the Philippines. This nation is really blessed by God in resources, people and faith. A nation considered as the strongest Christian country in Asia. The Philippines is now slowly taking its turn to the center stage, a high time to show that we are First class citizens not to be defined as slaves but rather royal-blooded citizens. In God we must trust and this nation shall prosper. Mabuhay ang dugong maharlika!