Do you love running, or should I say do you like running? Are you running at all? If yes, may I ask you, what are you running for?
I like running, I like playing running with other kids when I was a child, being ahead to them make me feels good, being on top of the race makes me feel better. But you know what, I don’t love running at all, it’s just I run because I want to compete with somebody. When i won, i feel great, when i lose, it’s okay, whether i win or lose, it doesn’t matter at all. Growing up, I still see running as an act of exerting effort to release my body fats, just for the sake of my body to be fit. Running as an act of escaping from something or from someone else. Running as an act of just passing by and cutting the finish line. I run but I don’t have the passion on it… until I’ve realized that I have something to run for where I need passion just to finish it well… the so-called L-I-F-E. Continue reading
“14 In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him. 28 When Saul realized that the Lord was with David and that his daughter Michal loved David, 29 Saul became still more afraid of him, and he remained his enemy the rest of his days.” -1 Samuel 18:14, 28-29
If God is for us who can be against us? Because truly success comes after God. If we we’re like David, then, there’s no problem for us. All we need to do is to celebrate and rejoice in every battle we’ll win ’cause we know that God is with us and He will surely give the victory for us. But in the position of King Saul, He’s the king yet David reign more than him. How are we going to responds? Saul got afraid, angry and jealous to David, are we gonna do the same? Continue reading
But the LORD said to him, “Pay no attention to how tall and handsome he is. I have rejected him, because I do not judge as people judge. They look at the outward appearance, but I look at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7
Two things I’ve been reminded: First, look at the person’s heart rather than his/her outward appearance (it’s easy to tell but sometimes it’s really hard to do it that’s why God keeps reminding me about this.) The second one, focus on my heart more than my outside look. For God says so, he’s not after about our outside appearance but in our hearts instead. There’s nothing wrong in making ourselves looking good and charming, let’s just make up our inner beauty first. For inner beauty standouts and outward appearance will just follow.