Friday, August 22, 2008

Daily Digest #123

Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . . But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. —Joshua 24:15

We are a part of a modern generation. We have grown to be more stylish and carefree, compared to the lifestyle our parents, grandparents and great grandparents have been accustomed to. We get to enjoy the comforts and enjoyment the world has to offer -- electronic gadgets, amusement parks, 3D cinemas, designer/fake wardrobes and accessories, drink/dance-till-we-drop parties, cigarettes, quarter-pound burgers and steaks, super-sized drinks and fries, real-life TV shows and pranks, to name a few. Nothing is more exciting than to try new stuff and reach new heights. But if we take a closer look, we can see how we usually tend to divulge on things that can only bring us quick and temporary pleasure/satisfaction. Some for relaxation, some for diversion, and some to escape from reality. Now, let's ask ourselves: do I give it a much higher importance than any other person or relationship in my life? Am I growing as a person with the things that I have or do not have? Do these things bring me closer or farther away from God?

For this, let us pray. May we know the difference between temporal and eternal. May we remember that what we will be tomorrow depends on the choices we make today. May we learn to look up to God and ask Him for guidance. May our choices please and give glory to His name, and draw us closer to Him. May we build a closer relationship with God through His son, Jesus Christ. Pray always.

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