Living intentionally is something I've had to learn these past few days. I've always had to remind myself that if I truly wanted to please God, I should, as often, practice what it meant to fully die to self and live in the all-sustaining power of Christ alone.
Few months ago, I took a short course on photography. I learned about the important parts of image making. There were many things that were new to me, but the topic I loved the most was about focus. Capturing a scene that would only highlight the person's eyes, or that balloon that the child was holding was always something I loved and admired about photography. I figured out how to do it and hey, I'm still learning from there!
As Christians, we should also take examples from photography & try to zoom in a little more closer to God. That way, we'll get rid of the unnecessary in the picture and shed light on the One that truly matters. It's the idea of living this world with God's standards in mind. Yes, from the world we learned how to basically live our lives, but from the Bible, we'll learn how to live that life that's apart from the world. We aren't cast- outs, we're normal human beings with the aim of making every God- given day count.
Living intentionally is an everyday thing. To get up with God's words in mind is a lovely thing I always get excited for every morning. And I didn't start until I realized that I wasn't even opening my paperback Bible anymore! I'd always look to that shelf where my Bible was placed and shake the idea off and walk away. I felt too lazy that I always told myself I had the Bible app on my phone, so why bother picking that Bible up? You see, it's not the type of Bible that even matters — it's the willingness to get that Bible and start reading it! Right now, I placed my Bible right on top of my bedside table. There's no time to waste but always great insights to possess.
Stepping away from the busyness of this world to focus a little more on Him who made the world is just a simple reminder to us that we are not of it. This is not our home. Whatever we have is not going to be ours until the end. We're strangers— visitors rather, because the truth is that heaven is our forever home. And the oh-so-fulfilling joys we get when heaven is in focus is just a tiny glimpse of the real heaven when we live with Christ in our minds, hearts and souls.
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Happy Thursday, friends!
Thanks for making it to this portion of the internet. I am truly grateful for each one of you for reading my entries! Most of what I've written here are unspoken words — words I wish I could've said or shared with anyone in person but has remained in my heart until I was able to write it in here.
My life's full of downs than ups, but through it all, I have seen and tasted the sweetness of God's grace and love. With that, I can tell you with a convinced heart that God is faithful, He is good and He never runs out of love for you and for me. Hope you enjoy your read(s)!
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