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Saturday, 18 February 2017 11:14

TODAY’S MANNA

 

BY Berlie G. Yap

 

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.”(1 Cor. 15:10, ESV)

Maintaining a positive attitude is an extreme and important step, to develop your confidence. Real beauty is the reflection of one’s positive attitude inside him. Thus,one may not be that totally attractive, but if he’s positive attitude,such person is exceptionally beautiful.Your circumstances can as well turn to be favorable, when you meet them with a positive perspective.

One morning, I was to drive my children to school. I parkedmy car to a nearby church. My pastor friend, the minister of this said church, is generous to me that he allows me to park my car in their spacious and more secured parking lot.That same morning, the weather was quite damped. I had no choice though, but to pick then the car because mechildren were already waiting for me.

When I started the car’s ignition, one of the spark plugs was not giving the necessary spark. Right away, I felt that feeling inside of me to whine, and even to curse my early morning. You know our flesh pulls that strong tug in our souls.Yet another sense came on me, and I believe it was the Holy Spirit giving me the guidance, to instead remain in a positive attitude.

Thus, I began to sing the lines, “It’s a happy day! And I thank God for the weather! It’s a happy day! Living it for my Lord! It’s a happy day! Things are gonna get better! Living each day by the promises in God’s Word!Wow! It seemed that in splits of seconds, I was so recharged to continue my day then. I still hadto manage or drive my kids to school, andto slowly bring the car to the shop.

I wonder why it sounds corny and trivial to some people to talk about God in their open conversations. As if,to them such inclusion of God in their exchanges is synonymous to an untimely joke. Not what it seems, because the very truth is pretty the total contrast. Any seriousness of our lives would always need the divine guidance. When would you like to connect to our Creator, when you’re then in a deathbed? God forbid!

On 1986 an accident happened in the City of Chernobyl, a former nuclear hub in the defunct USSR. A leak of the radioactive chemicalsbecameuncontrollable, which affected the thousands of the City’s population and the neighboring places around. There were those who died right away. In despair, the communist Russia cried to the heavens for mercy. Such did even become the international headline amongst dozens of papers all over the world.

It is a human instinct, regardless of one’s religion or affiliation,whenany crisis comes,the person may seek then the protection of the almighty. Here’s another example, when a person contracts a terminal ailment,or worseifthe doctor would tell him that his days are now limited. Your guess is good as mine, such person may seek God with all of his heart right away!

When anyone’ life hangs in the balance, it will always be normal for the personto call in the name of the Lord. Buthere is a better wisdom:SEEK GOD WHEN YOU ARE STILL STRONGER. Do not reach to the Creator when you are already weakor dying. Again,not in our deathbed but in our best where we ought to choose to follow the Lord. In fact, the best time to come to God is at time of your youth.

I became born again when I was only 14-year old. My first sermon was when I was 15, and I became a pastor at almost 19. If you ask me, God is the best thing which has ever happened in my life. There are times that I also think, if where I might be today without the Lord Jesus—life could be in a definite mess!

Sadly, people love to turn life’s priorities up-side-down. They place God to the last. God should bein our first priorities. “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matt. 6:33, ESV) Life’s priority ought to follow in this order, as like to the order of our fingers. The thumb represents God—He is first. Our point finger for the family, our middle finger—studies, or job or church; the ring finger us; and the index finger, for other things.

Now, many turn the priorities around, asthe “other things” the first,while God is at the last.Thus, no wonder confusion comes and has grounded many lives to be such as already their daily norm. In life we only will have to choose which, whether CHAOS or CHRIST. Often, we choose our way unconsciously or not knowing it. Perhaps it can be a divine reason why you are reading this article today! Give your life to Jesus, and He will never fail you!

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