Various Paths to Finish Well

Day 70

Wash: I’m reminded today that to win TRUST (from people) and FAITH (from God), it is not one time victory but consistency in demonstrating that in during our walk with them/Him. At breakfast, I prayed a simple prayer thanking God but I heard no response from spouse. The wandering days have destroyed the accumulated effects of my short prayers with/for fam. It is time to go back to consistency, attentiveness to my services.

Thanksgiving: I’m here sitting quietly at a cafe, writing this line down and being reminded to go back to the Lord and walk with Him faithfully in trusting Him, in services to those around .. toward a perfect unity in the circles the Lord has brought me to.

Highlight: Blessed are the forgiven, Psalm 32 ESV

  • Come to the Lord when I fails Him: ‘.. when I kept silent, my bones wasted away .. my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer .. I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said “I will confess my transgression to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin’
  • He’ll forgive and lead us in His way: ‘.. You surround me with shouts of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule without understanding, which must be curbed .. or it won’t stay near you’

Highlight: The ultimate example of Obedience, Mark 15, ESV

  • Jesus has finished well: ‘Jesus uttered a loud cry and breath His last.’
  • People witnessed His last: ‘the centurion said “Truly this mas was the Son of God!” .. there were also women looking on from a distance .. they followed him and ministered to him .. who came up with him to Jerusalem. .. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where He was laid’

Will I be able to finish well my life as well?: Jesus has finished well His mission. I couldn’t help but being deeply touched by His last moment: ‘Jesus uttered a loud cry and breath His last’. Victory in this world view is a short term thing e.g. even some 20-year-lasting war sounds desperate .. But the Lord expects a life long endurance! Still, the greatest thing in God’s way of life is that failure is the end (like in our world way), failure is not only totally accepted but also the flipping point to strengthen our selves, conditioned that we need to make the decision to come to Him for a wash to re-start fresh and continue.

Various ways to walk with Jesus: The writeup about those witnessed Jesus’s last moment was inspiring. The centurion and the women were not at all the main characters in the Israel’s history with God, but they were chosen to witness the historic moment and that even being recorded to be remembered. Other disciples who fled and deserted Jesus .. on the other hand .. were chosen for a harder path .. to be crucified to spread the Gospel. This short paragraph really inspires me that there are various paths to walk with Jesus.

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