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Been Born Again

What was the one experience that completely changed your life? What happened? How did it change your life?

Reading this question, I could not think about of any answer except this one: my life completely changed when I became a born-again Christian.

I would not say that I stopped being imperfect when I became a Christian. All I wanted to say is that my perspective in life has completely changed, taking a 180-degree turn. The old was gone, the new has come. When I asked Christ to come into my life, I have never felt this kind of overwhelming peace overtaking me. It was unnatural in an extraordinary way. I felt that  I was cleansed and purified differently. I felt so light and so joyful. The happiness was too much for me to handle that I suddenly burst into tears. I just can’t contain it.

My life became meaningful. I finally found my life’s purpose. And it is to serve Him joyfully.

Before, I was never satisfied with my life. I always tend to crave for more. I was too selfish to think about others. I was a dreamer in a very arrogant way. My life was anchored to the world. I lived my life the way the world would want me to live it. I want to be accepted by it but it never did after I have tried so hard to please it. It always end up with the same result–the world is never pleased with me.

I grew tired and weary trying and trying. Until Christ came into my life and everything has changed. I’ve come to realize that I have attached myself too much in this world. I have wasted my life trusting the world with its impermanence. But the Lord told me that it’s never too late. So without any doubt, I let go of my worldliness and cling to Him instead. I have never felt so secure in my life knowing that Christ is always holding my grip. Even when I’m losing it, He never gives up on me. At that point of time, I could say I was indeed loved by God and His promises remain true.

Truly, nothing/noone could ever changed our lives completely. Only Him and Him alone. We just have to surrender and trust Him and He will take care of the rest. 🙂

 

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Rewards that Last

 

 

Most of the time we tend to do something because of the reward we would get in the end. We tried to be good in our work so we could get promoted. We study even harder just to get good grades. We even offer help to someone for a payback. Whatever our reasons are, we can’t deny the fact that we work on something for the reward. We get motivated into doing something because of the benefit we would get. If we could not get the benefit ourselves, at least someone we love would. But don’t we ever realized that we tend to settle in rewards that never lasts? Rewards that are only temporary? Maybe it’s time we ponder about it. We are not here on earth for a superficial purpose. We are here for God’s purpose. And when we say God, it’s serious. It’s eternal. It lasts forever. When we live for God, we will not be wasting our time anymore doing something that seemed meaningless. It is because we know that we will soon get our reward for it. And when that reward comes, I believe we could never ask for more. When we do something, let us do it for God. When we want to work hard to be promoted, let us commit our work to the Lord. If we get promoted, let us bring Him back the glory. In everything we do, let us always offer it to God. When we help someone, let us not expect for something in return. Just leave it to God. He will reward you. It may not come in an instant but it will still come. And when it does, we will realize that we have been rewarded for more than we deserve. That is our God. He never fails. He could give us something far greater than the world has to offer. He never ends. He lasts forever.

Now, let me ask you a question: What are you working for? What kind of rewards do you want? Fame, power, money? Or is it simply a reward that lasts forever? 🙂