my devotional this day

Philippines
October 7, 2008 5:15pm CST
i slept early last night for the tiresome work and the problems i had and is having with regards to myself. and then woke up to see others still awake. and then finally woke up at 4 am and do my assignments in one of my subject. things are so different now. i see my body as offered to sinful nature. indulging into its unglorigying desires. i had seen this body and this life fail a lot of times. others were affected because of my sinfulness and inability to overcome temptation and run from it. i have a lot of problems, and there are still responsibilities that is given to me. somehow, i could not deny that i wanted to be a child again. without problems, without struggles (different struggles).. and so i went to my fortress, my stronghold where i find relief and understanding,. and also discipline. i go to my God. HE is really near and is calling me. and so i went up and read the Bible. 1 Corinthians 15:42-49 is the verse. i shared it here. and there is a story behind it also.. as i pondered upon the verse, i understand now that this body is really of dust. sown in corruption, in weakness, in dust. but God is raising it in power. the second man, JESUS CHRIST, was here 2008 years ago to prove to all that HE loves me. i am suffering and struggling with this life and self i have,. i don't like what happened to me when i was a kid. there's a lot of regrets and desires. there's a lot. and so i longed for the Second coming. when the Lord will come, and then He will save me. i am not worthy, but i believe in Him. and so, even though i have the likeness of the first Adam, sooner i will have the likeness of the second Adam, JESUS CHRIST. it is a lifelong process though.. my body is really sown in weakness, but sooner also, it will be raised in power. and surely it has already been raised too.. praise the LORD!
2 people like this
1 response
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
7 Oct 08
This is a beautiful discussion, but also reminds all of us that everyone struggles. It's comforting to read this, but at the same times it's a reminder that none of us are perfect...even when we think we are. I know I've had times when my shortcomings have causes me to be tempted to blame something on someone else. That's common to me because I think now more than every we're all prone to doing such things. No one wants to claim fault for something. It's a pride issue, I think. I love the Biblical reference and reminder you posted because it's so helpful in our daily lives. Thanks for posting such a beautiful reminder. What I get from this is that while we're only human, one day we can look forward to becoming new beings in Christ...it's like a whole new beginning! How refreshing. While we're here on earth, however, with His help we need to be as much like Him as possible because others will see and will know. They'll want what we have. Great post, my friend. God bless.
2 people like this
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Hi there, my friend! How nice it is to hear from you. I know I haven't been here in a while, but I'm getting back into the swing of things here since it's been a while, and I can't stay away for too long. I love it here and enjoy responding to discussions such as this. Thanks for your comment. Again, great to hear from you!
2 people like this
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
thanks my friend.. and i sense that you are lonely, well, i just needed this also. in my life, i had been running and rebelling against the Lord. rebelling in secret. wanting my ways to be approved, and wanting things for my own sake. many were affected with the wrong choices i had made. and is still affected. everyday is a struggle for me. i just don't get it over.. i failed many times.. and this year, no one knows except me how dirty i am deep inside.. and so the verse refreshes me.. i am part of this falling world, human nature, Adam.. and i am hoping that one day, God would still be proud of me.. huhu.. thanks JJ4ever.. can i know you personally?
1 person likes this
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Yes, please check for your PM. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm encouraged to know that I'm not the only one who has struggled. Aren't you glad we don't have to confess our troubles to humans? No one would care to know what I've done either, as I'm sure you feel the filth deep within yourself...I have the human filth as well. Luckily, God can clean that away. I'm so glad He can do that or I don't know where I'd be! It's been wonderful participating in this discussion. Thanks again, friend.