Hello everyone. First of all, Merry Christmas! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas; I had a blast this year. It’s been a while since I last write a blogpost. My apologies for the delay. So, we’re done with 2012! It’s been such a good year. Ups and downs. Thick and thin. Laughter and cries. Oh and guess what? We survive 21 December 2012! 21 December 2012 is the much-anticipated date for apocalypse according to the Mayans. And as of now, 2 January 2013 11:13 PM Vancouver time, the world is still looking fine, at least physically.
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of Heaven, not the Son, but the Father only.” // Matthew 24:36 (ESV)
No one. Not anyone. Except for the Father Himself. Really, there is no use for us to predict when the world will end, because we will never know until the D-Day itself. Instead, why don’t we spend our time wisely, preparing ourselves for the last judgment day? (“We will all stand before the judgment seat of God” // Romans 14:10) It kept me thinking, what if I were to meet Jesus tomorrow? Am I ready? Honestly, I can’t say I’m 100% sure.
What have I done for Christ? Have I done enough? Not that I mean salvation comes through good deeds, it’s all by grace and grace alone, but good deeds are the fruits of our faith and union with Christ, they are the evidence of our belonging to Him. Again, I want to emphasize that there is nothing you can do that will make God love you more, and there is nothing you can do that will make God love you less. (“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.” // Ephesians 2:8)
And, have I spoken enough of God’s great love to others? It will be too selfish if I keep God’s unfailing love all for myself. It will be too selfish if I see a friend struggling and not say a word about the Loving Deliverer. Share God’s love with others. When God reigns over us, there will be overflowing love and joy that we don’t even have to try. We don’t have to fear of falling short of God’s love; He fills up the immensity space in our hearts, He covers each and every cracks in our hearts. Maybe we can think of it this way, when we are sharing God’s love to others, we are leaving empty spaces in our hearts, empty spaces for God to fill up with more and more love. He completes us. All around us are people with deep needs that God can help them with, and we need to be a witness of the love of God and share them the good news that He loves them. In this hurtfulworld, reflect His love. Share God’s love, by telling them how you have experienced the love that God has for you or how He has provided you in some way, by offering to pray for them when they are troubled. Ask the Holy Spirit to lead you. (“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?” // Romans 10:13-14)
In the year of 2013, there are some actions to be taken and some improvements to be made. I made some new year’s resolutions; one of them is to share about God more often. I don’t know how I will go about it. But I know one thing for sure, if I want to do it intentionally, and I ask God to lead me through it, He will use the Holy Spirit to prepare the way and open the door for me to share.
So yeah, I took some moment to ask myself, what if the world end tomorrow? Or even right at this moment?
Jesus loves you!
Love and joy be with you,
And oh, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Some of the things I’ll do before 2013 ends:
1. MEET ARSENAL
1. MEET ARSENAL
2. Try all menu in Ebiten
3. Lose weight
4. Learn how to cook 25 dishes
5. Make 2500 people smile