Friday, June 06, 2008

Daily Digest #70

This is love, that we walk according to His commandments. —2 John 1:6

We are all rebels by nature. The thought of risk and adventure excites us. We think it would give us our much-sought pleasure and happiness that we forget or ignore what is right from wrong. But the Scriptures clearly tells us the difference. God's words have been written to guide our every thought, word and action. Still we were given the choice to obey or not. Some might wonder why God gave us the power of choice if He intended for us to follow Him in the first place. I guess that's how our life is measured. What do we do with the power that was given to us? What will it take for us to return to Him? How long should our journey be before we clearly see what He intends for us to be?

It is easy to claim that we love God. We might even subject ourselves to religious rules and practices just for the sake of following them, thinking that it is enough to show love for God. But it is all worthless if it doesn't come from the heart. And a heart that's pure is empowered by the Holy Spirit. Only then can we truly obey His words. For this, may we pray for forgiveness... for being rebels, for trying to run our lives our way. May we lift up our hopes, dreams, joys and griefs to Him, and believe that He will give us more than what we ask for. May He cleanse our hearts. May we learn to obey. Pray always.

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