Love, surrender and salvation. It’s amazing how His grace can cure all. Sometimes it is hard to believe that. Sometimes I feel like I need to do more, do something good, be better to earn His love. Especially when I am down, full of sin and in need of His love. But there’s nothing I can do to earn any of it. It feels wrong to just take it. Yet it feels so right when I do. What am I to do? “Simply be my child, and everything’ll be alright.”
Words are merely words. Like God Himself did, it has to become flesh. We must live through our words and His word. It is our action, our lives that matter. Words. There are too many words. World. Words. Warlords. War. These are also actions. But led by the wrong word. Search and believe. Sometimes it is deeper than logic and emotions. Because even logic, even emotions, they all came from Him.
The initial joy and release of sin is of a euphoric high. The bondage left behind, the freedom and the pleasure of pleasing God. But it is the follow through that is always the hardest. After the high runs out. After life becomes dull and mundane again, it is hard to keep that sense of purpose. God, forgive me. Remind me of that joy. Let me be closer to You, always. Let me find a way to maintain that road You had set for me. Amen.
God is on my side. Or more precisely, I am on His side. Please, Lord. Don’t ever let me forget that. Every breath, every step, let me be in You and be reminded of Your great love. I am not a part of sin, but a part of You.
Lord, let me move on. Remind me to move forward. It is easy to linger onto the past, past glory, past resentment. Let me learn from the past, but move on and toward You. Each note I sing would be to please Your heart. The past notes were responsible for the note I’m singing now. But it is the now that I should be focusing on. I thank Thee for all that You’ve done. Let this new song be a song of blessing, not resentment. Let me sing for you.
Suffer no more. Jesus suffered all for you. But really, it is not about the suffering. Without sin, there should be no suffering. Sin is the cause of all this pain. It disguises itself as pleasure. It might even be pleasure at times. But it is temporary. Like a cigarette, slowly burning your lungs away. Suffer no more. For Jesus had done that a long time ago. Bathe in His glory, and you’ll be rid of sin.
What is a fanatic? Should a Christina be an extremist? Obviously using a sword to preach is wrong. We all have to choose. It is our decision through God’s grace. But we should also be serious about our faith. So we should be fanatics, extremists. But these days, words can be as sharp as swords and pierce through body like bullets. When people attack your faith, what is your reaction? How should one react when you are being trampled on? Our weapon is not logic, or strong arguments. It is love. Just as Jesus loved and showed us love, we should do the same. We should be fanatics and extremists who use love to smother our enemies. So much God’s love over them, that they are no longer enemies. Maybe they’ll change, maybe not. It is between them and God. All we can do is love. This is gonna be tough. But I’ll try, for God’s sake.
Lord, let Your holy spirit fill me. Let It overflow. Give me strength to face today and tomorrow. Fuel me so I am able to burn in the darkness. Let this be my prayer, from now till forever. Amen.
To live like a candle, a small light in this world. Rather burn than rust. It’s not about reaching out to the darkness, but stand in the darkness so there is a beacon and a direction. Lord, let me better myself, stop worrying about others. Let me be Your servant. Let me live brightly in You.
Psychological studies had deemed gratitude as the main source of happiness. Perhaps that is something God planted in us, like what Descartes described as the finger print. But C.S. Lewis talked about feeling joy, something beyond happiness and pleasure. He said it is something only a believer can experience. Perhaps joy is what we should aim for in our daily life. Thanking God’ll give us happiness, but experiencing God, there’s everlasting joy.