Wednesday, 2 January 2008
We are living in a country, which is famous of ethnic diversity. “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. We communicate well with each other; we sharing the same food; we grow up in the same neighborhood, and more. Moreover, we have good relationship in church if we are Christian. However, have you think of if you are living in a different country, where you meet people from different countries, and you will still have good relationship or good communication with them. Nevertheless, in God’s Kingdom we are one family. No matter Italian and Malaysian or Cheese and Belacan, we are all one family.
The past few days, I was facing a personal problem that I could not settle it by myself. I thank God that He gives me a group of friend, who care about me, support me, and love me very much. (They are Indonesian, Philippine, and Singaporean.) They prayed for me, hugged me, and laughed with me. Moreover, a mum of my student (we go to the same church) hugged me so much.
Besides then my friends’ helps, the most important thing is when I was facing this problem; God used His words to encourage me. “Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.--Deuteronomy 31:6" God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you."-- Hebrews 13:5. These words encourage me to make a right decision. Although the decision that I have to make is going against my will, and it seems like is unfair to me, by the word of God I dare to make this decision. God will strengthen and bold me. I should have no fear or dread and believe that God will not fail me and forsake me. Second, “If we walk in the light as [God] is in the light, we have fellowship with one another,… 1 John 1:7” When we have fellowship with God and other Christians, no matter how hard our path of life is, it is going to be easy. Because of this word, I dare to take my first step to walk the path that I know it is going to be hard. I strongly believe when I am walking at this path, God and friends will walk with me. When I fall God and friends will give me a hand to pull me up. When I have no strength, God and friends will give me ‘Popeye’s Spinach’.
We are blessed as God’s children. No matter what kind of problems we are facing, or what kind of decisions we making, remember to put God as the center. Although things might seem like going against our will for now, one day we will know the reasons.