The Genuine High PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:01

TODAY’S MANNA

BY Berlie G. Yap

There must be something in the use of illegal drugs that any addicted person to such substance is willing to take the unnecessary risks of a cognitive depravation or even an arrest. Indeed, such valuable objective—any drug addict has,is capable togive him aHIGH. By God’s grace, in all my life I never tasted any illegal drugs. I thank the Lord for calling me in my earlier years. Things which I will share here are from testimonies of others who also were hooked to dangerous drugs in their past lives.

I had former “bad influence” friends. If not through the grace of grace, I could also have followed the wrong path. Anyways, I may share some points though, about this curious personal high. I opine that genuine high is only achievable when you have contentment in life or when you live in the blessings of the almighty God. Ain’t that a nice feeling to reach what you desire or prayed for in years? Indeed, its resulting joy is priceless and incomparable!

This morning, my wife sent an inspirational message to Jaypee—one of our church members, who is in Cavite with his wife, and is presently working to a big corporation in Makati. My wife’s short exhortation something blessed the man, earlier of yesterday morning. According to Jaypee, he and his wife has been praying for this promotion, in their company, for some time already. He was surprised a couple of days ago, when he received a memo that he was promoted then!

Obviously, the brother was pretty high yesterday! In fact, his joy was quite contagious, so that when my wife shared it to me, I was as well affected! Now Jaypee didn’t have to indulge to illegal drugs to obtain such genuine high, because the same wasthe natural result to the answers of their prayers. God is good! In His hands are surprises to those who trust in Him.

Another, God doesn’t fail! People and even your closest friends or your own family may fail you along; but know this absolute truth, JESUS SHALL NOT FAIL you. It is never a mistake when you try to rely onto the Lord! It is instead the best thing which you can ever do daily. How sad though that there are many people who do not know this truth or even if they know, they still deliberately reject God!

The world is full of miseries! Darkness and grosswickedness are everywhere. Broken lives are endless! What or who is the antidote then? Friends,the answer to all of our needsis God! Every day He calls all people, but sadly only a few respond. Thus, men seek another way to fill their void. So, many go to illegal drugs, because in them they can find that temporary high.

Albeit, such forbidden high is pretty expensive—not only monetarily, but mostly to the consequences they brought along to the users and pushers! Just think to how shabu drugs can shrink the size of one’s brain, its effects are horrendous! Accordingly, most of the heinous crimes in the country are perpetrated by those who are high to illegal drugs. Literally, the mental faculty of a drug addict is dangerous.

Such is just one of the many unwanted consequences of the false high they bring to a person. The startling thing is: despite of the posing dangers of illegal drugs, people do rather choose them than to give their lives to God!Anyways, both actions give the relative high, which you and I may need. Notwithstanding, the former is destructive while the latter is constructive; illegal drugs incur money, whereas, living your life to God is free!

What else? The distinction is endless! If you have not given your life to the Lord, try today. You may have followed the path of perdition or are simply confused in life. The Bible provides you the answer in your quest. The Word of God points to the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the peace which your heart has longed for, in all of these years.

Satisfaction cannot be found to anything else—in earthly pleasures, to persons and etc. They can only be received from our Lord Jesus Christ. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 6:23, ESV) Our sins have dire consequences. Notwithstanding, the almighty God offers you and me a FREE gift! Receive it friend! You will never regret if you will.

Life in this world is always a matter of choice. There are only two camps which all of us shall definitely choose, to wit: Christ or chaos. When you embrace God, your life will be peaceful, satisfied and blessed. Reject your Creator and the result is chaos. Do not waste the short life you have in this world. Live it to the fullest!

Know as well that real beauty in life can only be received through our God. We do not produce it He freely gives it to those who follow him. Lastly, I’d like to leave you with this challenge, “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36, KJV) God bless you.