I absolutely love my Sunday afternoon naps, for I know after a ‘refreshing’ nap, comes my ‘ever challenging mission’ of cleaning my home for the week ahead.
Becoming a mother has so far been one of the most rewarding and joyous experience in my life. In saying so, in order for me to keep my ‘joy’, I need to constantly and continually work on it. Parents of young toddlers can totally relate to what I am saying ‘Toddlers and Cleaning don’t go together, they JUST don’t ‘
And I love my Sunday afternoons as my set ‘cleaning mission’ and my 4-year old’s ‘messing mission’ teach me that in order for me to accomplish this daunting mission, I need loads of patience and consistency with my work. I need to keep moving on to keep going where I need to be. Renewal (of my messy home to make it look like new) comes with transformation (right attitude with the right approach) of my thinking. In as much I love giving myself a pat on my back for a super clean home after hours of cleaning (of course, when my toddler is off to bed), I also realize the next Sunday is only 6 days away.
I share a similar perspective regarding Christian life and living. So often, we look at our lives and think ‘Wow, there is so much mess in there’. Someone says ‘If you accept Christ, you will become a new person’ and we do so. What we fail to understand is ‘accepting Christ’ is not an antidote to shield us from sin or pain in this world. Living a Christian life is not a life filled with bed of roses.
Jesus says in
John 16:33 ‘I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you’ll have trouble, but be courageous—I’ve overcome the world!”
Life has it’s own challenges and it comes in its own packages for every single individual, even Christians.As Christians, we need to constantly ‘ renew ‘ our minds with the Word of God and prayer which will in turn ‘ transform’ us to having the right perspective and right attitude to whatever life may throw at us.
Romans 12:2 says ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is—what is proper, pleasing, and perfect ‘
When you are saved, thank God for your salvation. But it does not stop there. Your life becomes a living testimony of God’s amazing grace and love in a person’s life. So your journey paves a pathway for many to know the living God and enjoy a personal relationship with Him. Hence it is so important for you to keep up your faith and keep moving on with full confidence that God has got this. That comes only when you are continuously in fellowship with your God
When I become a Christian 13 years ago from a non-Christian background, being the first generation Christian I asked the Lord for a promise for my family.
Act 16:31 “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.”
is one I cling onto since then for my family and that has been my push forward to keep moving on with my walk with God as I know I am making a pathway for my family to follow Him
I want to encourage you today ‘ To keep moving on to keep going on’ . It’s ok if you have messed up, we all have at some stage in our lives. The real challenge is to set your mind on a ‘ fellowship with God’ mission , to constantly ‘ renew’ your mind ( to clean it of sinful thoughts and negative stuff ‘ which in turn will ‘ transform’ you in to who God created you to be ! It’s a journey so don’t let one chapter of your life determine the entire story. Allow Jesus to take the lead in your life.
Dear God Jesus,
Please forgive me for my sins. I pick my messy broken life and give it you, one again. As I set on my new mission of ‘fellowship with You’, please help me through this journey. Renew my mind and transform me to who You want me to be. Give me the patience and endurance that I need for my life on this earth. May my life be a blessing to all around me’
In Jesus Name
Stay Blessed in Him