Duty or Delight? – Week 3

When you are so down to the mouth, it’s really comforting and encouraging when you are reminded of God’s character and of who He really is in your life. If you will agree, it is really when we have adversities in our life that we come to know Him more in a very personal way. 

Since week 3 of my D or D journey, I have started praying the same prayer Paul had for the Ephesians. 

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints…” – Ephesians 1:17-18

Are you always amazed of God’s faithfulness? I am. Everyday. Every end of the day, I would just look back and wonder how I survived that day without grumbling. I can’t help but praise God and thank Him for His faithfulness that no matter what, He will sustain me. But what amazes me more? – God’s faithfulness even if we grumble or disobey Him. I’m just glad that He is not like us. He always keeps His promises even if we are unfaithful to Him. Remember the story of Israel? 

I remembered one blog that I read saying that I am not that powerful to influence how another person would behave. Well, it’s true. We never have the power to change or transform a person. Only God could do that. And we could only be transformed through His Son, Jesus Christ. Why do we need Jesus? Because God knows that no matter what, we will continue to disobey Him. There’s nothing we can do to live up to His standard and that’s why He made a way for us. I’m just glad that God made a new covenant. How about you?

I want to share these verses to you: Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 86:11, Jeremiah 32:39. I hope you’ll look them up. They all have one thing in common – heart. Do you know why God said in Prov 4:23 that above all things, we should guard our heart? Because He also said that the heart is deceitful above all things (Jeremiah 17:9). That’s why it is important that we always walk in God’s protection. It is only in Him that we will have the strength to truly guard our heart. But what if you’re heart right now is shattered? I suggest you look up those verses. God can give you a new heart. Isn’t that amazing?

Because God always protects us, He will always hold us together even if we really wanted to just give up. He will never let go. Jesus is described as the chief cornerstone because He is the foundation of the church. He unites us all. He is the Rock that will never be destroyed by any force. Are you standing on the strongest Rock? If not, you might want to throw that rock. It’s never too late.

One of the things I really struggle with is memorizing verses in the Bible. It’s really good that we have a weapon that we could use to defend when the enemy attacks us. Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit. In John 14:26, Jesus said, “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” The Holy Spirit will always remind us even the verses that we thought we don’t know to overcome any temptation. 

If you will be asked what is your greatest inheritance, what would your answer be? How about God? The one who chose you before the creation of the world, who redeemed you by sacrificing His Son, who remains faithful, who transforms and protects you, who strengthens you. God is my greatest inheritance and no one could ever take that from me.

i picked up this rock at english bay so that i will be reminded 
WHO I am standing on