The following writing you are about to read is an entry from my journal, writ 14th July 2013, my last date of school holiday and also a day before my senior year began. Do enjoy and I hope you feel blessed through this writing! The Lord is with you.
As the senior year approached, I had these feelings and thoughts particular to the period I am facing.
This is my last year in high school and also the school year I began as a Christian. I would have more busyness than ever. How much have I changed? Will I finally be able to do the works God wants me to do in my last year of high school?
I would lie if I say I was not in turmoil. In fact, I was afraid that the progress I had made in God these last six months would be consumed by my own past-self. I was even hesitant that my senior year would be great, considering that I easily slipped to my past-self.
But God reminded me that everything will be under His control through everything I have learnt these past six months, my significant others, and specific readings.
I have learnt things since I entered the church so many I can only name a few like future grace, humility, elder brother lostness, etc., but then again they are all knowledge of God I will need in counting my days. Future grace, for example, reminds to always believe in God and that He will provide me with anything I need in the future, even if now seems hopeless and unfair. I will have my grace in the future.
In the company with my significant others I find the joy – that divine joy given by God – and happiness that give me the strength to do everything and carry on. They help me to grow and to become who I am. It’s a growth I can never find anywhere else except in the company of my brothers and sisters in faith. For their sake, I have to carry on through every obstacle and grow in the shape of our Lord Jesus Christ day by day.
Through today’s Solid Joys reading, I was reminded that my ministry here – for now – as a Christian is to advance other people’s faith and holiness. That’s every Christian’s ministry, and it is my work in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Through Multiply’s last chapter of part IV, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness to the humankind and as God has been faithful and restored my relationship with Him in His Son’s blood, I as the representation of God on the world should also restore the broken relationships between me and my so-called enemies.
These are the things that Lord used to remind me of my present-self – the redeemed Jefferson who always seeks to glorify God and do His good works. I believe that the Lord will put in me the strength and persistence to live that present-self until my last breath on this world.