Sunday, August 8, 2010
As I grow older, I realized, Life isn’t easy. It was different when I was a kid, a child that knows nothing. Life is good, full of surprises, adventures and sometimes, bad. God said, Life is not always about good things. What would happen if all our desires were met? God’s ideas of good things in Life are different from people. God’s knows, we must have our storm of Life, I should say, problems comes our way, for us to have a rainbow. We must know our mistakes and admit it and learn from it. Unfortunately, many people can’t accept it. They choose to stay forever happy, which sometimes turn a person to be selfish. These kinds of people know nothing about Life and know nothing about God. Well, I guess, their time hasn’t come yet for them to realize what Life is all about. When I was in grade school, I thought, Life was just going to school, learn new things as I grew up and after school, went out and play with my friends. That was my everyday routine of my Life. When I was in high school, you heard your classmates teasing together with their crushes and going out and sometimes, having drinking session with them. When I was in college (which I had enjoyed), I had my permanent friends classmates, that after classes, I always been with them. Lunch with them, having break time with them, studying with them, going to the malls after classes and laughing out with them. During our classes, we had exchange scratch papers that had a simple note there, just a simple notes that’s made me happy. Our universities had a lot of school activities that we had enjoyed together. I had enjoyed my college Life that I almost forget about God. When my storm of Life came, I couldn’t help myself but cry, I just couldn’t stopped my heart from bleeding and I felt I was all alone. Then I remember God, God that has always been there but I was busy and I didn’t notice Him. God that always there for me through bad and good times. I called out to Him, cry and knelt my knees before Him. I said a serious prayer and God is so good that He answered me, He never turn His back on me but He touches me and change me the way I am right now. If I will look back at the past, I would say that, that those past failures and pains had teaches me and mold me for being who I am today. We can’t change the past or whatever we’d done in the past but the truth is, our past changes us in the future and become a better person. Meaning to say, we can’t never be right unless we admit our wrongs or failures. God is always ready to forgive all of our sins, if we are going to admit it, ask His forgiveness, leaving our sins behind and learn from it. As you grow older, you will realize day by day what Life brings you just as like, when you were a child, your physical image will change as you grow. My interest also has changes, I love to have a cup of coffee, taking pictures of different kind of events and going out different places. But what I had discovered very important both Heaven and Earth of what my Life brings me in is that, that I have my personal relationship with God, that I know how good is our God, how He loves us very much in spites of all our failures. Having personal relationship with God will covered everything. You can face everything in life and you can survive because you know God is always there for you. Thank You Heavenly Father.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
The Purpose Driven Life
I heard about this Book while I’m not still a Born Again Christian about years ago during my college days. I heard them say, it is a nice Book that has a great message to all of us. So, I was thinking what kind of Book is that that everybody was talking about? I never heard a Book that famous to talk about. When my friend celebrates her birthday, that Book was my gift to her. I search it in a Book Store and buy it. That was the first time I saw that Book, I just stare at the front cover and read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I didn’t find it so interesting even the design of the cover, there’s a question saying “What on earth am I here for?”. Well, I decided to give it to her because I’m hoping that she will like it and appreciate it as well and I didn’t know what kind of gift I will give to her rather. Funny thing, I didn’t dare to read it for long, I just scan the front pages and read some of words there just to know what Purpose Driven Life is all about. It was February 22, 2009 when I became a Born Again Christian. Many of my Church mates mention this Book and the famous Book came again to my senses. By November of 2010, I was at the mall particularly at Book Sales looking for this Book. You can buy Books at this Book Store in a very low price. I found this Book in a Hard Bound Copy that if you buy it in any Book Store, it will cost more expensive. I’m glad that I have a copy although there’s some hand written on it (because it is a second hand book), I’m still blessed of what the Book says about our life here on earth. That everybody can be friends with God, our Heavenly Father, always been a Perfect Father, Loving Father and a Faithful One. This Book will enhance your personal relationship with God, The Father that you will know more about Him. This Book has a 40 chapter that you will read day by day, one chapter a day and you can provide your personal notebook if you want to say anything that you discover or how you feel about the chapter. You will learn to trust God the more you know Him better, learn from His words everyday of your life. You are not born into this world for nothing; God has a purpose to all of us that you will discover in every step of faith towards Him. Knowing your purpose will change the way you spoke, think and act. Read His words, The Bible. Communicate with Him through prayer and surely your relationship with Him becomes stronger.