So faithful, so constant, so loving and so true.
So powerful in all You do.
You fill me, You see me. You know my every move
You love for me to sing to You.
The parable of the prodigal son is one of my favorite stories in the Bible. It shows so much of God’s compassion, mercy, and grace towards us; most especially in spite of our failures/mistakes.
It’s sad how people (me included) can act the opposite sometimes.
When a friend betrays us, or does us no good, there’s already a gap formed. A bond lost. It just isn’t the same because of the wrong actions.
When a son/daughter makes the wrong choices, keeps rebelling, we welcome them with words of anger and correction. Disdain and contempt. We leave them to correct their mistakes, and if they do, that’s only when we’ll make them feel loved again.
Through a bit of searching, a bit of truth-filtering, I have realized a lot of things.
One of those things are how the world defines “overcoming” and how the Bible has a different side on it.
Everyday, the world strives hard, puts so much effort on becoming better, helping one’s self and trying harder just to become a better person. There is an imaginary ladder where the people who are “stronger” and who has the more victories and accomplishments are on the top while those who have lesser strength and achievements are on the bottom.
This worldy thinking is contradicted by the Bible – where 1John 5:5 says:
“Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
It’s clear that we are not overcomers based on our effort, based on our achievements, our successes, or how well we serve/perform as an individual. It is our faith that makes us an overcomer.
That’s such a great hope and it’s indeed a great and mighty truth. While this world continues to think based on how well we do, how well we act/do/create things… but then, that is not how God defines someone who is strong. God defines us based on our fatih — and that faith comes from Him even — and that’s a good reason to think equally of others.
Whether you are weak now, or whether you are strong. Whether you have failed many times or you succeed in an array of things, you are an overcomer if you believe in Jesus Christ. Believe He saved you and that He keeps on saving you everyday. =)
A poem I made a while ago.
Shows a lot of what I feel right now.
What are your thoughts about it?
No matter what, my child, I will be.
“Will you be?,” I questioned the Lord,
“Will there be nothing that could separate us and break us apart?
I am still haunted by the echoes in my head.
I am still tearing down myself from all these thoughts.
I am being clouded by fearful imaginations,
That the day might come when I will fail you, Lord.
And that I might not stand in front of you,
That you would reject me.”
A colorful rainbow, I see in the sky…
It makes me think of joy and lasting smiles.
But there are times when skies become grey,
And it’s as if we can no longer see a brighter day.
I am Tactician Jenro.
A college student.
I have my own issues…my grey skies,
but there’s always a rainbow I’m hoping for after all of this.
-hope you stay tuned in my blog. I’m still a newbie in this field so comments to improve are appreciated. :)