Remember Me App Review

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Remember Me App Review

3/8/2017

“… do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19

I have been trying to memorize scriptures in the Bible, however, it is harder than it seems. It’s not easy nor is it efficient to just crack open the Bible and start memorizing lines. I have to find the correct verses and it can be a pain. Searching online for Bible verses is better but there is no review, no follow up. Enter Remember Me.

This Bible app is amazing. It keeps track of the Bible verses you selected and reminds you to review them after a certain amount of time is up and is based on levels. For the Bible verses, you can select multiple versions of the Bible and they even have the 1984 New International Version! Selecting the right version on a verse is important because I feel each version may portray the truth or clarity of a verse differently.

The app also contains a repository where you can select verses to remember. It also contains a cloud where you can sign in to store your data. I find this feature very useful because just a few days ago, I had to factory reset my phone but, thank God, my progress is saved.

But it is the testing and the infographic on the scores that makes the app fun. For testing, the app feature modes such as multiple choice, line by line, fill-in-the-blank, and keyboard input. And for each verse that you master for the day, you earn a score based on how many words are in the verse. You can check your progress and all time-best in the scores section.

This app is very motivational, versatile, easy-to-use, and helpful for anyone wanting to memorize Scriptures. Below are some screenshots of the app.

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Remember Me App Website:
http://www.remem.me/

Download for Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.bible.remember_me

Download for iPhone
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/remember-me/id504171445?mt=8

Other Downloads
http://www.remem.me/download-app

2017.2.15: My Date with God

2017.2.15: My Date with God

God, it doesn’t matter how much You give me. I’m still going to love You. It doesn’t matter how much you give me compared to others. It doesn’t matter God, if you give someone a billion dollars and you only give me a penny. It doesn’t matter how much you give me. I’m still going to love You. Your praise will always be on my lips. Even if you stop giving me. Even if you cut me off, God, what You have done for me is already so much for me. So much for us.

It doesn’t matter if I incur abuse from people, from people who love You or not. It doesn’t matter if they say things that hurt me. If they say things that are true but very painful to me. No matter what I do, no matter what happens, I’m still going to love You. Your praise will always be on my lips.

It doesn’t matter if people make me feel rejected. It doesn’t matter what people do to me or how I interpret it. I’m still going to love You to seek You, to at least try, to try my best. Your praise will always be on my lips.

And it doesn’t matter if people hurt me even more, when they say that I don’t love You, that I don’t really seek You that I don’t really love You. Well, God, I’m still going to love You, I’m still going to seek You. If I suck at loving You, at seeking You, then I’m still going to love You to seek You. Your praise will always be on my lips. Even if I’m going to hell, O Lord, I’m still going to love You and worship You and seek You for the rest of my life, at least try, but I’ll try to try my best, because I know You love me. I know You are the one true God. The God of heaven and earth. You will have your bride.

And God, I will still love those people. I will still try to love those who hate me, or who have hurt me, whether righteously or not. I will still love them, I will still pray for them, I will still bless them. That is the difference. They may curse they may attack me they may do anything to me even say that they love me that’s why they do these things to me. But God, help me not to take revenge. Help me to continue to bless them, to pray for them. To love them. Thank you God. To love your family, to love your people, to love all those that You have made.

If they tell me that me blessing them is actually more evidence that I hate them, then God, Your praise will always be on my lips. Then I will hug them, to love them, to kiss them out of love. To give them a fish, to give them what is good. Not to show off, but to show that I love them.

So God, regardless of what people do to me, regardless of what you give me, regardless of where I am compared to others, I will still try and try to try my best to love You and to seek You. Your praise will always be on my lips. If you take away my penny or what is worth my life and I die, then I will die still trying to love You and seek You. I will die a seeker.

So God, I thank You for giving me the ability to survive, to praise You, to worship You, to love others, and to pray and bless my enemies. If they want to kill me, I will not resist. I will put myself in Your hands. And if I die, I will die seeking You, I will die trying to love You. I will die an overcomer.

Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus.

And help me Lord, to continuously pray for those around me. I will raise a spiritual aura. I will raise a continual aura of prayer. Of blessings. Of You. Thank you Jesus. Thank you God. Give me strength.

And to add, it doesn’t matter if nobody reads my blog or not. It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter because I love God. It doesn’t matter as long as I try to seek You and love You. Thank you Jesus. Thank you God. Your praise will always be on my lips.

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A new commandment I give you: Love one another as I have loved you. John 13:34

 

11/24/2016: MDWG

11/24/2016: MDWG

11:59pm –

God, I thank you that you’ve given me the ability to improve myself. Through Your Word and through Your wisdom, you teach us to become better. Thank you God.

Lord, I messed up a lot today because I followed what feels good instead of what’s important or what is good. Jesus, this Thanksgiving weekend, I have many things to be thankful for. But let me not be just thankful for one day, may it be for eternity. Your praise will ever be on my lips.

In this world, there is a never-ending truth, and that is, Jesus loves You. God, thank you for loving me! Thank you Jesus, for dying for me! The only blood that washing me clean is You, O Lord.

God, may you bless those who love You, and bring those who hate you back to You. Thank you Jesus. God, I know that Thanksgiving is not about food, and it should never be about food, but about You love, your kindness, Your goodness, Your Ebenezer. Thank you Jesus, thank you God.

 

Song: Jesus loves You- Stream of Praise

2017.2.12: MDWG / To Try

2017.2.12: MDWG / To Try

≈ 10:30pm

A good habit is to write. Writing is better than memory because while memories fade, what is written, assuming it is not destroyed, remains. Or at least, it lasts a lot longer than memory.

I could write many things today. Even in the times when I don’t feel like writing, I, deep inside, can still find something to write. To write is a gift, to type is a gift. Do not take anything for granted. Do not take your freedom, Steven, for granted.

I read somewhere that if I talk to people, to girls especially, to talk more deeply. Instead of saying “how is your day” and superficial stuff like that, why not ask deeper questions or statements like “What are your future plans,” or “What are three values that are most important to you?” Wow, like the technology tree in Master of Orion, we need to look for advice from others and especially from God to live a fuller life. Actually scratch that. The most perfect way, I still believe, is to get advice only from God and His Word. He will give you divine revelation, either through Him or representatives of Him. But, failing that, the next best is to be open to advice, to learn, to gain wisdom, but with the lens of God and His Word.

I bombed my first Calculus exam today. Shell methods, wash method, area between two curves, length of an arctangent curve, work and force, centroids, moments of mass, etc. It seems like in almost every problem it throws a curve ball at me. One of those problems as I tell people, can take me, worse case more than an hour to finish (and I can still get it wrong), on average maybe half an hour to 45 minutes, or at best, 15 minutes. But if I rush, then I don’t really learn. But if I take my time, my other subjects suffer. It’s like the war fronts in World War II. If I focus on North Africa, I may not have enough resources in the Pacific Front. But the thing with Calculus is, it seems no matter how much time and resources I throw at it, it still isn’t enough. I tried, I really tried. However, it is very difficult. So much new material. So much review of material I should have learned but forgot. It’s been more than a year since I look my last Calculus class, Calculus I. Although I got an A in that class, I’ll be happy to just get a C and move on with my major. You know, and I’m trying not to let this get to me, but sometimes, facing failure and certain defeat even in the midst of effort, I sometimes tell myself that I’m not smart enough for Computer Science. But I know, deep inside, that time is more of a factor. That and resources. If I have people who can help me, tutor me, my own private tutor, heh, that would be awesome, I would do better. But still, I have many help. I know computers, I know where to find and get help, and to get help ethically. I think the biggest issue, and yes, I have been doing better with discipline and my time, but it’s still not enough but I’m still working on it, is discipline. Well, if you look deeper, it’s not really discipline but endurance. If you look then deeper, it’s not just endurance but my spirit. Many times, I get discouraged in life events. I feel like I’m fighting without hope. But who is my hope? My hope comes from God. Do not put your trust in princes, who cannot save, but put your hope in God. God is the only reason why I’m still fighting. There is a difference between trying and still failing and failing and not trying. People say results is all that counts. The Bible says it’s by a person’s fruits that their actions be known, that that fruit can also be interpreted as result. However, I believe trying and effort are also fruits. God does see the heart, and there is a difference between someone who picks up a sword to fight (for love, from that Bethel song We Dance ) but loses, to someone who doesn’t even try and loses. What I believe is not the results. Results depress people. Results forces people to compare against another. Brother against brother. People and society shouldn’t look at results but at the heart, at the efforts, at the tryings, at the intentions. Results are like the tip of an iceberg, like a tree, but it is a product of effort, of perseverance, of, to me, trusting in God. For me, and probably for the rest of my life, I don’t measure myself by results. If you measure yourself by results than many battles can become unwinnable. But I base myself on the inner battles, in whether I tried and how much I tried, such as did I try my best? I base it on my effort. Even if I do my best and lose, if I have truly done my best, or I can lower the standard, and say just try but genuinely try, then I don’t count as a loss. There are many examples but God sees the heart. The heart is deceitful, yes, God sees that, but God also sees people’s efforts, their attempts, their tryings. Their attempts to worship God, their attempts to love God, to please Him. Even if they fail later, as long as they don’t give up and keep trying, and increase their efforts, and you will get better, and repent, …. What I want to say is this. That though this world is based on outward appearances, on results, we should base ourselves not on results, which we can’t always control, but on our efforts. If you try nothing and still win, then you’re lucky…. I haven’t wrote so long. My sword is still rusty. You see, but I still try. If I have given up, I would not have written anymore. This blog, this discovery is a product of my efforts of my tryings. Yes, in the beginning, it’s embarrassing, I made mistakes, but as I kept trying, genuinely trying, it gets better.

Sometimes God gives us unwinnable situations like in the case of Job to test us. In that scenario, results don’t matter. People, Job’s friends look at the results, they look at his predicament, his remaining wealth, family, children, wife, and they call him a failure. But Job didn’t look at the results. He knew in his heart that he tried, he tried, maybe his best, genuinely, to please God. So he tried to plead his case with his friends and God. And he was proven right.

I can write about how efforts and tryings correlate to better results, but that’s not my point. My point is even in the most hopeless of situations, of scenarios, as long as you try your best in that given time, which definitely includes God, maybe only Him, then, in that time frame, you won.

When I was feeling depressed and sad about the hopeless battle called my Calculus test, a word came to me and it said “Even if it’s a defeat on paper, it’s a victory in the heart.” Even if it seems I’m struggling in all my classes, which is pretty true, I resolved, already resolved, to try, regardless of the results, regardless if I get a F. Why should I still try? Because even if it’s a defeat on paper, it’s a victory in the heart.

I’m struggling with my life right now. I am constantly attacked but I still try to seek God and I still try to try to increase my try for God. That, I think, is what matters.

For God!

Throughout my life, I have designed many logos, quote pictures, and designs for God.  I want to share them with you here.

 

I love Chris Tomlin’s song: Love Ran Red so I made a bumper sticker for this song for God and to remember Jesus’ love for us.

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Love Ran Red

 

I made this to remind myself that my God, my Defender, is strong.

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My Defender is Strong

 

My pastor said this powerful statement.  Surely, nothing can protect us but the blood of the Lamb.

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The only thing that will protect you in 2016 is not your gun… it is the blood of the Lamb. Pastor Andy Patty Valenzuela

 

One of my favorite sayings.  No matter how dark and negative this world may be to us, may it be a comfort to remember that God is our only one and true light.

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In the negativity of this world, God is my only light.

 

I love Israel and I love this quote.  Israel is a nation born out of miracles, therefore to be a realist, you must believe in miracles!

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In order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.

 

Nothing that we do matters in life other than seeking God.  One of my favorite quotes.

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It doesn’t really matter what I do as long as I seek YOU.

 

This is officially my first design.  The one that started it all.  What the world truly needs is Jesus.  Amen.

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What the world needs is Jesus.

 

Another song, a favorite sung by Francesca Battistelli.  With God, any place I’m in grows strangely dim.

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Any place I’m in grows strangely dim.

 

I also admire Poland and their history of courage against evil.  This quote reminds me that with God, I can lose the battle but still win the war.  The battle and war belongs to the Lord.

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With God, though I lose, I win. Without God, though I win, I lose.

 

Taking Philippians 4:8 quite literally, I resolved to only follow the Biblical standard when posting in social media.

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I will only post what is true, what is noble, what is right, what is pure, what is lovely, what is admirable, what is excellent, and what is praiseworthy.

 

Taking inspiration from Star Wars, the only true force is God.  When I made this (during finals week to cheer people up), I didn’t know it was also perfect timing for the Rogue One movie.  Wow, praise God!

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May God be with You!

 

That’s all I have for now.  But I’m pretty sure there’s one or two that I’ve missed.  If did miss them, I will share them on WordPress.  I also have a bucket list of additional media to create, in the name of God, so stay tuned.  May God be with you and may He bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you!

 

 

Seeking God

1/27/2017

A thought:

Doing my best is not necessarily studying hard for a test or doing my best in something or preparing. Doing my best is seeking God. Doing your best is doing your best to seek God and He gives you the courage to fight and to be still. You only need to be still and seek God for any battle. That and obeying God. That is doing your best.

Doing your best is not doing your best in something, it’s not studying or preparing. It’s doing your best to seek God, to obey God, and, when the time comes, to fight, to take the action. To spend more time seeking You than doing anything that prepares me. It’s like having only two swords among the twelve disciples (Luke 22:38), only one-sixth of the time should be spent on direct preparation and five-sixth on seeking God. Life is not really about preparing but on seeking God.

11/24/2016: MDWG

11/24/2016: MDWG (My date with God)

12:39am – (continues)

God, I feel so attacked. I feel like they want me to die, they want me to disappear. But God, as long as I seek You and follow You, I will love life. I thank you Jesus, for everything that You have done for me. I give thanks to You, O God, for what You have given me. If I find that I have no favor, help me to just seek You. If I find that I am poor, help me to just seek You. If I find I have financial difficulties, relationship problems, broken relationships with people, help me to just seek You. I will seek You until You restore my fortunes and I will yet continue to seek You. I will seek You and love You until the hate is over, until the storm is over, until there is peace from You. If I am sick, I will seek You until I am well again. If I’m doing bad in school, I will seek You until my grades improve? Well, what if they never improve? What if my life situation doesn’t improve or gets worse if I seek You. Well, Your praise will always be on my lips. I will seek You until I die, then I will have eternal life.

If I find or feel that everybody hates me or rejects me or says no to me even if I want to help or serve You, O Lord, then I will just seek You and worship You and follow You. People may limit me, it is beyond my control, but I can still choose to seek You and to love You.

God, I’m a nobody, but I remember that song that says I’m just a nobody, trying to tell everybody, somebody who can save everybody. Jesus, I don’t need to be a somebody to preach the gospel. I don’t need to be a somebody to pass out flyers to invite people to Your sanctuary. I don’t need to be a somebody to evangelize. All I need is to be found by You.

In the blockades of the world, You are my heavenly hope. You rain down quail and manna from heaven. You are the God who provides.

Jesus, protect me. Protect me spiritually, soulally, and physically. Protect me, O God, from those who want to do evil against me because I want to proclaim the gospel, because I want to tell others about Jesus.

I wish I live in a freer world, a world where I can just pass out flyers to people, where I can just talk to people, without fear of breaking earthly laws, without fear of rejection. I wish I can live in a world where anywhere I go, I am free and even welcomed to proclaim Your name. Where I am free to throw out my hook.

Now, O Lord, I feel there is no place for me to throw my hook. Anyplace I go, I feel nobodies who want to tell everybody about somebody who can save everybody is not welcomed. But God, no matter how much damage I take, no matter how less support that I have, no matter how much shame and rejection I face, either from the law or from norms, help me to still evangelize. I would rather be arrested for passing out flyers than for a sin of mine. I would rather be arrested for letting my little light shine than to be arrested for having my lamp in darkness.

But I know, O God, that there is a freedom that this world cannot take away, and that is the freedom to pray. The freedom to pray for evangelism. Whether I’m in a jail cell or in the open streets, I can have influence if I pray. Thank You God, and help me to pray.

(continues)

Songs: Jesus loves You- Stream of Praise

2016.11.22

2016.11.22: MDWG

10:16pm – (session continues)

God, I come before you in less than perfect state. I come before you with troubled mind, with troubled heart, with troubled soul, but I know, O God, that You are the answer to everything.

God, I want to start by saying thanks to my pastors. Without my pastors, without their guidance and leadership, without their teachings and influence, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. God, may You bless my pastors, and all the pastors in the world, that they can continue to grow in grace and strength, in wisdom and honor. They are your generals, O God, may You bless them more and more.

Jesus, as I live my life, I know that temptation, and thus sin, is but a step below me. I take a step to You to run from my temptations, to run from my desires, and to seek You instead.

God, I am in a very hard place but I know that even there, You will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. As long as I am in the land of the living, I have hope.

God, I have many regrets, and I could be cursing the way I was brought up, or how much I have, but, what I have is You, and You are what is important. I am reminded of the parables of how precious You are. A man would give up and lose everything just to have You. A wife is a precious jewel, but You are the gem, the pearl, that is priceless, that has everlasting value. Even 1% of that is everlasting. 0.00001% of everlasting, of eternality, is still limitless. You gave me a brain, a mind, that can reason.

God, may You bless the Christians around this world. Bless those who call on Your name, who call to You for deliverance. Bless those who seek You, who worship You, who love You. God, may You protect and bring those people who have a heart for You to You. God, may you break their chains and fetters, break anything that is keeping them from You, be it family, stress, sin, pressure, relationships, status, social status, society, and more and more. Bring them to You, O God, for You are the rider on the white horse.

Show me what I don’t know more of You. God, I’m not perfect, just forgiven, I’m far from perfect, I’m just forgiven. Jesus, I thank You for your blood on Calvary. I thank You for your blood, your love, that ran red. It ran crimson red for us. You gone to hell for us.

[Some Christian preachers are saying that the sun is the “lake of fire” that sinners go. It is made plain to them. Maybe when I evangelize, I can just point to the sun and ask them to repent.]

God, there are many ways to be successful in this world, many avenues, but that can be deceptive, for You are the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through You. I guess You are the One Ring that matters. Jesus, if I’m successful in You, I am successful in this world. It doesn’t matter what I have in this world or what I become or my position in this world. As long as I have You, and I seek You and love You, I am successful, for this is my Father’s world.

Sometimes I doubt my resolve, I doubt my faith, but You are the God that made life. You are the God who loves us, who sent Your son to die for us, You are the God who gives humanity hope and a future.

(session continues)

 

11/22/2016

11/22/2016: MDWG

12:18am – (continues)

Dear God, I am not born in a postion of power, nor wealth, nor connections, nor any benefits or advantage. Yet, what I and my family had was You. You brought us through the storms, maybe not perfectly, but nevertheless, You brought us out. Each person’s wealth and favoritism is determined by You. The only real thing a man can change is by worshipping and seeking You. You do as you please, O God, yet I know there is another actor, the Devil, who is the prince of this world, who also does what he pleases. Surely, there is nothing better for man to do than to be happy and do good while they live. Help me, O God, not to worry about money, or position, or fame, or wealth, or social status, or any of the things the world looks at, but to fix my eyes on You. What I want, Lord, in the end, is just to be happy and do good while I live, to make enough for myself and my future family, and to help others. To have enough time for my needs and some of my wants, and to worship and to love You.

God, I know what the eyes see is deceptive. One tiny nation may seem insignificant to the world, but, with God, it can turn the world upside-down. All the wealth and positions of men are deceptive. Master and slave are deceptive. Sure, we honor them as we honor earthly authorities, but the real One we honor is God. All I want, O God, is to be happy and do good while I live, to have just a little more than my needs so I can be happy and help others. God, I know You will provide for all my needs. Give me eyes to see, that no matter what happens, no matter how unjust or how evil or how sinful leaders or people in power or without power may be, to still seek You and to love You.

I thank You God, for setting the standard for salvation [and eternal rewards]. It is not the things man looks at but the things God looks at. You look at our heart, at our love and devotion for You, at how much we spend out discretionary time with You, at how much we obey your Word through action, at how much we love our fellow man through action, at our words, at our need and want for You, and at our action to evangelize and spread the message of hope. [I want to add, for salvation itself, it is simply believing in You.]

Help me God, to not focus on this world or where this world is going, for all who do so will be disappointed, but to fix and focus our sights on You, the author and creator of our faith. Help us not to worry about tomorrow, for however disastrous it may be, You are still in control, but rather, help us to focus and seek You and love You and follow You and tell others about You more. Thank you Jesus; thank you God.
Song: All I ask- Meredith Andrews

11/20/2016

11/20/2016: MDWG

9:05pm – (session continues)

God, teach me and lead me. I feel so overwhelmed. God, I’m starting my devotion early because of future events. Jesus, You are the King of my life.

God, you know my needs and my desires. Help me to seek You. And God, may you satisfy me, come quickly and do not delay! Whom have I in heaven but You, and whom have I on earth besides You? It will always be You. It will always be You. It will always be You. Ten years from now, twenty, thirty, to the end of my life, it will always be You. You are the God who sees my heart, You are the God who judges righteously. You are the God who provides, who gives me victory in the land of Jacob, in the land of Shem.

My ways confuse but help me to seek Your ways. The games I play, I tend to follow my desires or compromise, but if I look further, pleasing You in the end, is what’s best for me. Give me faith to trust in Your promises, that You are truly good. You are.

(session continues)

 

Song: All I ask- Meredith Andrews