Love Gives Strength

Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 by Licu

Q : What is the most important thing in your life?
A : God ofcourse...

Q : If you already have God, what will you do with you life?
A : I will do everything He says to me, everything good that pleases Him.

Hhmmm.. those are the typical answers that most Christians would give if they are asked those 2 questions. But the problem is, do we really do everything God says to us? Do we really do what pleases Him? Looking at the fact that our lives are not as simple and smooth as we thought it would be when we first accept Jesus as our savior. In fact, life doesn't seem to be different. I think it's just how the way we think about life itself. And the benefit of having Jesus in our life should make our life easier.

Talking about easier life... I should've thought like that long long ago. But yet, I didn't open my eyes of the truth that had set me free. Free from all burdens, free from all stresses, free from sadness, and free from sin. But you know.... I am still having all of them. My mistake is... I didn't give them all to God... instead, I keep them on my back, carry them everywhere everytime... and then I started complaining about life, even more about God. Whereas, God didn't do anything wrong. He was there all along... waiting for me to ask Him for help. Waiting to take my burdens away.

Today I saw a very inspirational story on television. I am not sure if it's any relation to Christian life, but it really has touched my Christian side.
It was about a young man living in America. He doesn't have any parents anymore. His only relative is his sister. But at the age of 20 he had to take the burden of his dieing sister's sons. And when his sister passed away, instead of going back to his normal happy youth college life, he struggled hard to get the right to keep his nephews. Going to trials didn't make him stop strugling. And the fact that he really loves his nephews has touched so many people. It's about the way he take cares of his nephews with no complaints at all. It's about his decision to make his nephews the main priority in his life, when other 20 year old men would rather choose to have fun with their life. And it's about his sincere love to his family. He only lives in a very small apartement, and by working as a grave taker doesn't give him much money to take care of his nephews, while children below 6 years old really need a lot of attentions and needs. As if the burden wasn't enough, the fact that the oldest nephew has a mental problem doesn't stop him for trying his best. And what's really nice is that he has 3 faithful friends who are willing to help him taking care of the nephews while he's working late.
I hardly believe that someone would choose to leave his youth for the sake of 3 little boys who are not at all his children. He dropped out of college so he can work and get his nephews' needs covered. And he even said that he doesn't think of having any girlfriend because his nephews are his first priority. It was really touching, how someone can have such a sincere heart for his family...

I learn a lot.... I learn A lot...

Thank you Jesus for giving me a good lesson :)

Good Relationship With Others

Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 by Licu

Overall, I am happy today :)
And I am really grateful I can have so many smiles in the midst of my stressful time.

I had a wish yesterday, when I was at the church. I had this pretty impulsive need of wanting to have a good relationship with others. Want to tell you, especially with my boyfriend's family. With my own family, that's a must. But I feel that on the next stage, his family will be my family too. And I have been trying to make a good relationship and wishing it will always be. I am glad it is for now :)

But you know, we are all special and unique. We have our own different minds, likes and dislikes, and different point of view. Sometimes those things might cause unexpected disunion and clashes. I, myself, never want to have any clash with anyone. As for what I have experienced, it was not a good feeling to have one. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night for the guilt. Not to mention, that it might hurt someone's feelings. I am quite sensitive about this. But sometimes, and most of the times, we are so easily have clashes with our own family. I assume it's because we live close to each other, see each other everyday, know our worst traits, and that could easily create disagreements. But I realize, the more we know someone better, the more we should understand him/her. And one thing really important, we can never ask someone to change. We would be very easily disappointed, if we always expect someone to be as we want them to be.

So, like I said, every people are unique. There are not even two person really similar 100%. So, disagreement and incompatibility will always be around us. The matter now is that we should live as God wants us to be.... understanding, patient and full of love.
God has always been so understanding to us. There are billions of people in the world with different traits, mind, and desirability, and God amazingly understands all. Can you imagine that at this point now, this second, there could be billions of wishes and complaints, and God is so patient and full of love. He had taught us how to be a good Christian. There would be no fights or quarrels if we live with understanding to each other.

I have been tussling with the fact that I have to be patient when I found my friend have different opinion than mine. And the fact that her decision has cost me losing my dream was quite shaken me. I was about to crumble.... losing many tears. But that's not how it was supposed to be dealt. I thank God that when I prayed and cried to Him, He listened and more over, He gave me the strength to still stand up, and more amazingly, He gave me an ability to see it in a different view, positive view. So, that's why I said I am really happy I can have smiles today :)

God is great, my friends!!
And He blesses us all! :)