Wednesday, June 23, 2010

REAL OR SURREAL

REAL PEOPLE
REAL FAITH
REAL GOD

Is it so hard to be real? Will people accept who we are beneath that mask of few spotted blemish ? Do we paint a picture that pleases the eyes of men, a surreal life?
No matter how hard it is to be real, that's the only thing that's real to me. Hard doesn't  make me any different. I am not a perfect being however I will strive to be as real, transparent as possible regardless what people will think of me. Doesn't mean it gives me an excuse to continue doing what i know is wrong. Being real can help us to repent what we do wrong easier or consequently we will build a wall of self denial of whats true. Facing up with matters that we are in no control of is exhausting and we are prone to giving up ' don't care ' mode.

Hard knocks in life will grow us up well if we receive it with the right sense of mind. I will always ask God "Why?" Though I might not get the answer but i know the wisdom of God is within me and will surface soon enough. Or sometimes the Holy Spirit gives me a 'light bulb moment'.  Sometimes its easier said than done and all that's left for us to do is to get down on our knees.

My prayer for us believers is that we will put on the mind of Christ like wearing a helmet at the start of the day. And to be bold to stand up for what is right and doing it at all cost, consciously knowing that if we fall, God's hand will be ready to catch us and throw us out of the fire before we get charcoaled burned. Even if we have to crawl our way up before we can walk in bold faith, that's what we will persevere to do.

I havent been studying the bible for quite awhile though with occasional flip-throughs of psalms and proverbs, but just to share a few that speaks to my heart today...

Ephesians 1:18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God

Romans 11:29 for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.