The Best Thing I’ve Done In Weeks

Sunday, 19 February 2006

I woke up to a cool, grey morning today. Looked over at Han who was still sleeping and gave him a peck on the cheek. At 8:30 I got out of bed, sat at the desk with my laptop and bible. I pointed the browser to RBC's Daily Bread, and fished out old copies of my church bulletin which I'd accumulated the last few times I attended services.

What a great way to start the day/week! Even old material had something meaningful to learn. I found articles like simple things to do that make marriage a pure joy and biblical struggles with calling (the latter being especially dear to me at the moment). It was great to read my bible for the reference alongside today's Daily Bread entry on why and how we respond to adversity.

It makes me realise just how badly God longs to speak to each of us, and will use every little opportunity that arises. For me, I often wrap myself up so tightly with my own swathe of concerns that I forget about Him altogether and the part He plays in moulding my life.

I forget His promises.

I forget my promises.

I forget just how powerful He is, and what He's capable of.

I forget what Love is.

For now I am reminded of all these things and that I needn't worry for the future, because everything turns out exactly the way that God intends them to. 🙂 Even, and especially, the bad things. They serve to teach us how to deal with life. If you believe that life is a balance of good and evil, even thinking that you can ward off evil through feng shui or some other similar means, would equate that someone else will have to bear the bad fortune, and that's purely selfish. In contrast, God teaches us to face our troubles head on and lean on His strength (through His teachings and emulating His character) to get through them. We acknowledge that we aren't invincible.

I'm no model Christian...but I would encourage all of you out there who are in my position--in your early 20s, working hard for a living and feeling like there aren't enough hours in a day to do what's deemed as necessary--to set aside just half an hour to look up the Daily Bread online (if you don't have the hard copy) and discover what new thing God has to say to you.

Nothing to lose, all to gain.

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