Reflection : Living As Witnesses Of Faith

Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2009 by Licu

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts 1:8

Today I learn and remember the lesson that I got when I first accept Jesus as my savior. Back it was about 10 years ago. Well I admit, I have been away from God, I am not as obedient as I was back then. I guess this happens a lot. When I repented for the first time and accepted Jesus as my savior, my heart was filled with graceful and the spirit to share God's love and words was so enflamed. But then slowly but sure, trials and temptations come, and the flame just got lessened...

When I think of that, it makes me feel so sorry for my self. And then I realize how sad God would be, and already has, for what I have become and for what has happened to me. If I just tried to open my eyes to see what God has done in my life each day, I would see tons of blessings. I believe that God never stop in action, of doing what's best for me. Even for the simplest thing that's happen in my days. But many times I forgot. I would woke up very tired in the morning. I would just complaint and feeling lazy of waking up. But God gives me the strength to go through that day. And I would forget to give thanks when I sleep that night. How sad.. and yes it is sad to think of. Its just as simple as to just say "Thank you, Lord", and I didn't do it. Let alone to be God's witness to share God's love and blessing... I didn't even realize them.

There's a story in the bible about the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at Jacob's well. It was said to be a special encounter. At that place, the woman realized and saw who she is; a sinful person with lots of self-shortage (This should be the beginning of what I should experience; a personal encounter with Jesus). Next, that encounter lead the woman to the admittance that Jesus is God. That had made her "left her water jar" and witnessing about Jesus to everyone. I should also leave my worries, my pleasures and richness that I honestly been thinking to pursue lately. And starting to think more of God.

It is not a mistake at all, when I heard my priest said that walking with God is a lot of fun. Although we see with our eyes that the world is cruel and the problems are many, but God always helps those who puts trust in Him.

Bless ya!


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