Monday, April 25, 2011

633th post

Dear diary,

First and foremost, please prepare your heart to read a post that’s filled with horrible English grammar, wrong spelling etc for the fact that I have been having migraine for few days now. Yet to see the seriousness of this migraine, but will be visiting the doctor soon if the migraine prevail. OK, let’s cut down on my introduction and allow me to kick start my 633th post…. =)

As the music played repeatedly at the background, my heart became heavier. Sitting here, reminiscing whole morning, as though on the fritz and nothing was achieved. The word of God clings on to my head like a fetter, troubling my conscience again and again. Never like the thought of bad conscience but I still wished to be thankful to God for such rebuke. Even though damage has been done but I reminded myself one thing, 跌倒了,疼痛过,寻找弱点,爬起来,学习过错,小心翼翼, 避免重犯。人不学,不知道。因为有了生活坎坷,人, 变得更坚强,谦卑, 与加倍言行谨慎等。

Proverbs 20: 3
It is honorable for a man to stop striving, since any fool can start a quarrel.

Somehow, this word is implanted in my mind. Such a fool I was to light up the fire and to give a green light to start a quarrel. Truly the Bible said it well in James,

“Take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”

I wonder… How far is one willing to go just to get things done? People constantly quote the word “When there’s a will, there’s a way” but looking from another perceptive, can I safely say that majority will use up any means just to achieve their end? Well, at least I know I am one of them. As I sat down and ponder upon things, the only thing I concluded is…. My heart is the most deceiving, ugliest and sinful thing on this earth. Especially when you are not alert and careful; the devil is ever ready to tempt you to do the wrong things.

What about you? Will you then carry out whatever it takes just to ensure you meet your targets/ desires/ objectives? Are your means and ends accordance to God’s law and being carried out in a God fearing setting? Have you ponder upon things (based on God’s words & principles) before carrying out an action? Many times, I forget the fact that my means and ends, both, God takes it seriously. The breaking of any point is tantamount to the breaking of the whole of God’s law.

Arg…. Truly who could possibly be so holy and perfect on earth? Looking at my own life; the more I read of God’s words, the more I see sins in my life. When, O Lord, when shall be the day I truly be free from such sinful state?

As I closed my eyes, I smiled. Why, you may ask… Because as it is written in the Word of God, there’s hope. Hope to be free from the bondage of sin, but have you heard? Have you believed? Would you then believe if I were to say to you, according to the written scripture, God has send His only begotten Son to this earth to accomplish something that you will never imagine? Quoting from the apostles Peter,

“Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. 25 David said about him:

“‘I saw the Lord always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest in hope,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
you will not let your holy one see decay.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

“Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
a footstool for your feet.”’

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”

When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”

Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

(Acts 2:22 – 39)

Will you come then? As the hymn writer said, “Come, ye weary, heavy laden, bruised and broken by the fall; if you wait until you’re better, you will never come at all. Not the righteous, not the righteous; Sinners Jesus came to call.” Is Christ speaking to you? Have you heard His still, small voice? Come, come, come to Christ to obtain the salvation that He freely gives.