Grace has taught me two important principles in marriage, submission and being a help-meet.
First is about submission: With 33 years of marriage, grace has taught me the meaning of the word “Submission”. Submission without the grace of God is like quantum physics to a 3 year old. It so hard to submit especially if you know you can also make it in the career world. It is like going against the current of a rampaging river. But it is the grace of God that shapes the heart to submit and cling to what is commanded. By submitting, and therefore by obeying, the heart becomes still and at peace. The grace of submission quiets…
“ Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender feelings of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another and forgiving yourselves, if anyone has a complaint against any. As Christ forgave you, so also you do.”
To be merciful is the first quality that decorates a believer’s profession. To be merciful is to genuinely empathize with others; to be one with a friend or a sister in the rising and falling…
We are in love with things. That is why “Shopping till you drop” is very much welcome. Any new popular gadget can always attract our attention. Who would not want to have the latest cell phone or the state-of-the-art kitchen appliance. It’s very often that we hear comments like: “I love your blouse, where did you buy that?”
We are surrounded with the glitter of materialism and oftentimes we fall prey to its attraction. The seed of materialism is in the heart of everyone and the more we nurture it, the more it will grow and engulf us like a spider’s web strangling its prey.
Oil Tycoon J.Paul Getty once said: “The best thing in life are things.”. Yes, Indeed. People…
We must live in the reality that we can’t take anything out of this world. It is but logical. I Tim 6:7 is a statement of fact: “We brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world.” Job’s declaration is more graphic: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
It is with this reality that we must hold earthly things lightly. We must not be beholden to material things. We must not put all our strength and energy to acquire something that we will leave behind later on; or to something that will not…