We just live. Some have a greater purpose of living. Some don’t. Some just live to make enough money to just…live. Some do not have the feeling of happiness while living. Some have more than enough physical assets to have a great time living. But mostly, we all just live. Everyday, same routine. Wake up, go to school or go to work or hang out with friends or be lonely, eat, sleep.
But if you’re a Christian, that is, a true follower of Jesus Christ, we should be feeling joyful in everything we do. I have those times when I ask myself, “Why am I living?” “What if I wasn’t born?” “Why was I created?” “What was the purpose of the creation of me?” ….. And then I realize that I know the answer already: to worship and glorify the One who did create me. To have eternal life and relationship with Him.
To walk with Christ in every step of the way is not easy; We all feel weak and helpless if we skip meals for a day or two. That’s how we feel when we skip our spiritual meals as well. Without eating the Word of God, we feel vulnerable to the devil. We end up leaning on our own decisions and not the decisions from God. People say that it’s not that bad if you go on a week without reading the Word of God. Well I’ll tell you what. That is bad. You are starving your spiritual self and letting your foundation of faith get shaken up.
As imperfect human beings, we all have our ups and downs with our relationship with Christ. But why must we have those “downs”? Yes, God forgives us. He has already forgiven us. But if we read the Bible everyday, eat that spiritual food every single day, we should have the strong conviction of being able to have a steady, strong relationship with Christ. People are born as sinful men. We have that sinfulness in our blood ever since we were conceived in our mother’s womb. But the difference between a true believer and an unbeliever is that, true believers have the Holy Spirit in them to remind and help them make the right decisions. The decisions that will glorify God and have a stronger relationship with Him.
So whether or not you’re living with less or more, always have joy in everything you do and come against. Because our God is greater. Our God is stronger. Our God is more powerful than any other. Our God is sovereign. In His everlasting arms, all the pieces of our life, from beginning to the end, we can trust Him.