As Christians, we often find ourselves wanting more of God. We even go around looking for that excitement we felt when we first came to know Jesus.
Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made? - francis chan
One thing I've always had to learn and re-learn in life is that you don't need to be a perfect person in order to hear more of God. In those moments of thirst and "spiritual dryness", it should come to us quickly that all we need is more of Jesus. Our goal as imperfect human beings is to seek God and know Him more, everyday, in a deeper level. Sometimes we forget that and only remember Him when bugged with the hardest tests in life. I've been there. I prayed when I felt like I needed Him more on that particular day, and when everything was fine and "chill" I acted like I didn't need Him at all. I thanked Him, although to be honest, everybody does that now! Little did I know that what I was looking for wasn't just Someone who I can expect to come to the rescue or Someone who I can give credit to when life felt good. More than all those, I needed a relationship. A genuine, growing relationship with the One who died to give me life.
I just want to stress out that what matters more in life aren't just the prayers that need answers. It isn't just the money to make ends meet. I dare say that whatever goes on in life is more of an inner thing. God is relational, and when we are part of that relationship, we certainly have our part to play in making sure that it grows. Few weeks from now, I'll be volunteering once again in a kid's Bible- based summer camp held by our church called Kidsgames. I would always recall how it has made an impact in my life in the past events and realize that there's one important thing behind all the games, the fun and the singing. When I see the kids all excited about winning, I vividly remember my relationship with God. I always find myself as the kids— always wanting to win, always wanting to do the very best. But failure does exist and the unexpected happen. Then there comes the part where I comfort the children and tell them it's okay. They can get back up and run another lap. God is like that with us too. We can always meet Him even in the moments of defeat. All we need to do is to let Him guide us. God, in the form of man has already served as our pacemaker in this race. He has paved the way and now all we need to do is to keep on running. We must never stop. And that applies in our relationship with Him too.
It is important that we continue seeking God and make Him a top priority. I love how Francis Chan used the word "addiction" to describe how we should be in our relationship with God. Loving Jesus is more than just going to church, my dear readers. Loving Jesus is more of "I'll follow you wherever you go, do whatever you do and stick with you whenever, whatever." Being addicted to Jesus is like being addicted to the use of social media — checking our phones from time to time. (Guilty!) I know it's easier said than done, but I'm thankful that I'm still learning everyday to know what it means to fall madly in love with Jesus.
Also, here's a video of one of my inspiration for today's blog entry. It's a song called falling into you by Hillsong Young and Free.
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