Happy New Year!
Blogging on the very 1st day of the month definitely feels different.. ^^ cuz everything seems new & motivating.. hahah.. but yea, that's how life should be lived each day right? For in Christ we're NeW!
2 Corinthians 5:17 says that "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
Started my 1st day of the year wondering.. what're my new year resolutions this year?? clearly if there aint any planning, or goals to aim for.. then life would be without purpose it seems.. and breakthroughs and renewal would be far from reach..
Opened the bible and continued from where I've stopped 2 days back *embarrassed*.. my eyes fell on Matthew 13 on the Parables of the Hidden Treasure & the Pearl.. there're only 3 verses.. not interesting-looking all this while.. but yea.. read it.. goes like this:
"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
As I pondered on these 2 phrases, I suddenly knew what my new year resolution should be, or rather, what God wants me to do this year.. to sell my worldly interests and fix my eyes upon the kingdom of God in everything I do.. this is the only way to to have the right heart attitude for Him and my brothers..
Had not had an ideal semester start this time.. I felt that I was spending so much extra compared to others.. like there're pests in my pockets.. esp on transports.. dahlah cannot carpool with my frens, the usual road we have been takin is under some construction and we have to take a longer route.. but today I realise that until God grants us a car of our own, I must endure to pass this test! And when I have the right heart attitude towards his kingdom and his righteousness, all this would be given to me (Matthew 6:33)..
It's not on the issue of money alone.. the same thing goes to other aspects in life.. When I fix my eyes upon His kingdom, the conflicts in life and the weaknesses I see in the others wouldnt matter much anymore.. and that's how I want to live my life.. to surrender to Him and love Him so that I can love my brothers! Because love conquers all!
Pray for me, if you remember ^^ I need Heavenly strength in this!