Friday, June 13, 2008

Daily Digest #73

He made us accepted in the Beloved. —Ephesians 1:6

There comes a time when we think so lowly of ourselves. And sometimes too highly. We ask God for specific worldly things again and again because we think they will make us happy and complete. We seldom feel contented with what we have, or who we are. Yet we have everything we will ever need! And God made us exactly who we are for His purpose! Whatever excess we have, usually the ones we wish for, is a bonus from God. We forget to count our blessings because we look for things we do not have. We tend to compare what others have, and say how fortunate or unfortunate we are, or they are. We search for love in the wrong places, yet He's been sending out His love in many, many forms that we can embrace -- through our loving family, our loyal friends, our good neighbors, and our sisters and brothers in Christ....

Which is why it is important to have a close relationship with His son, Jesus Christ. Because when we grow in His love, no doubt that we will send out that same love to others, then to ourselves. He will show us the beauty in others instead of their flaws, as well as our own. He will enable us to look deep in our hearts and know our real selves, and eventually, learn what we're here for.

For this, let us pray. May we build a closer relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ. May we remember that God loves us for exactly who we are. That our sins are forgiven when we truly repent. That His blessings are always more than our sufferings. That His grace is always greater than our sins. Pray always.

Consider this:
Be careful of your thoughts, they become your words. Be careful of your words, they become your actions. Be careful of your actions, they become your habits. Be careful of your habits, they become your character. Be careful of your character, they become you!

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