Another update on youth group last Friday (1st May)! A rainy and windy week didn’t make the week any better. Busy with the daily routine of work, eat and sleep, I began to question why I do certain things each week. I began to ask, how can I glorify God in what I do each week? This routinous way of living certainly takes away the zeal I once had in God when I was baptized three years ago.
However, thankfully, I ended the working week with my weekly dosage of Rewire. We prayed together about what we learnt at Kyck, we prayed about Nepal and prayed for what’s happening around us. Even as a leader, I learn alot alongside my youths with what Solomon has to say regarding wisdom. We learnt about Ecclesiastes 8, and I was reminded of what fearing God means. Usually, we fear someone due to their power, or we fear because of the thought of punishment. With God, it’s both. He is so almighty and powerful that we stand in awe before Him, His grace and love for us is something that we cannot completely understand. We learn to submit to what He wants us to do with our lives by reading the Bible. Yet, we know that there is also a consequence if we do not acknowledge our Creator.
I was reminded that even simple things such as eating, sleeping and the ability to work, all is able to be done because of what God the Father has done for us by sending His son, Jesus, to die for us on the Cross and that we are able to accept Him for who He is through the Holy Spirit. Let us remind ourselves that everyday is a blessing from God, for without Him, we wouldn’t be forgiven, we wouldn’t be freed from sin.
I once heard something at a funeral that was immensely encouraging to me, and when I feel like I am spiritually low, I am reminded of this:
‘Another Day, another grace.’