I see always good thing in them… ^_^
Whenever I wanted to go somewhere but my money isn’t enough in my pocket, I would take a walk if it’s possible. I’ll put on my headset and play the music of the day repeatedly. While walking, I’m reminding myself that people long time ago has no car and yet they travel even for miles. It’s just that we were born in this modern generation. No matter how long it will take, I don’t feel any exhaustion. And the best thing? I enjoyed walking. It has been my best gesture of meditation. For me, it’s a gift already.
But then, I just thought, I should have a car also since I feel like I need it the most. I go to different places which is very important to me like going to church to serve, houses where to meet friends, to attend teachings in Singles for Christ or to go for a choir practice, and the best part is to go to my favorite place “Corniche Beach” where I am able to meet myself in reflection… And so another goal has been listed in my projects.
I see in them the sweets I have wanted to eat for the longest time, the dresses I wanted to wear, the greatest love story I’ve ever heard and I’ve been searching for… in short, the life which I admire and desire. I don’t get envious instead I’m amazed with the greatness of our God because he shows me the wants and he gives me what I needed. But sometimes I ask him, Lord can I have it also? I always wanted to know things deeply. But the answers are slowly coming.
I’m glad and I’m grateful that God sends different gifts to me everyday. I receive them in every person I meet everyday. But of course I get upset if things weren’t on my favor. Telling myself: hmmmmmm… there is something in me that he/she doesn’t like. Anyway, I will just remain silent. I don’t feel like I’m gonna scold you as you have scolded me. There’s something inside that makes me calm. Sometimes, I ask myself: why? I should’ve defended myself or debate with you to show that I matter too. But that’s just inside my mind. I still remain silent and cheers up myself because I am learning. Somehow, I will realize that there is goodness in every situation.
To be patient and kind is one of the best gift we could ever have. I will embrace it wholeheartedly and in times that it will break me, I know I won’t be alone. I will not stand on my own because I know He will always be there to hold me and fill what’s empty in me. But being human, still I cannot take things easily. I cry. I hate but I pray. Hate is the first thing that will come, but then I write, I blog, I sing, I play guitar and I go for a long walk. By these means, I feel comfortable and relieved. I just thought that it was the simple things that makes me happy and go on with the flow of life no matter what happens.
God is so amazing but sometimes we weren’t able to notice and embrace the different gifts he has given. You too might be asking this questions of mine. We might have overlooked on every little things that makes us special. The hidden gifts we didn’t recognize. But how do we know that it’s already a gift?
Knowing myself, and I will not stop unless I get answer, there’s only one thing should be done, to search and reflect in God’s wisdom:
For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.
Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
1 Corinthians 14:1
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.
Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; …
“But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
1 John 3:1-3
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that theLord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
The thoughts of having gifts is not to receive only but to give it willingly as you have received it freely.
The greatest gift we could have best recognize and proclaim is the love of God, as the scripture says:
May God be praised forever! Amen.