Lesson from Molds

You know what molds are? Those fungi or stains either black or white that can grow indoors. It can be on walls or cabinets. It is tiny but they grow together so they form big stains.

Last week I noticed some molds growing on my wall inside my room. It is color white and I think they are growing very fast that I can’t tolerate looking at it because the hair on my skin rises every time I saw them! It’s really unpleasant to my sight.

I even search on google what it is and find out that they are molds, stains or fungi. It grows on damp buildings. I don’t know where it is really coming from because I just moved from this house last August and I think it is renovated so it should be better. But I also found out that the ventilation of the house is not good that is why these fungi are appearing!

So, this afternoon I tried to get rid of them! I thought they are only growing on my walls. But when I started pulling my bed and cleaning it I found out that my bed was also infected and getting closer to the wall, I can see small spots of molds growing! eeeewww! It is really disgusting! It’s almost all over the room!

I wanted to call my mom to help me clean! I’m not good at cleaning bacterias like these. But I don’t have any choice but do it. I tried spraying them with insects pest and applying a chalk-like powder on every part of the wall. I hope they will really last and will really kill these fungi around. And be completely gone!

While I’m doing this, God let me realized that even if I thought my life is doing well, like when you see the house it’s clean on the outside but when you look at it closely at every corner you can see bacterias all over. Just like me, I have these molds in my life too that only Jesus can see. Stains of sin, stains of fear, stains of pride, stains of selfishness and many other things that I thought it’s not seen by people. But in Jesus’ eyes, they are seen clearly. It’s awful! I am unclean. I need His hands to wash every stain that needs to be out of my life. And God promised in Psalm 51:2 That He will wash me clean from my guilt and purify me from my sin. (reword from me)

I always thought that when I have my quiet time with the Lord, I go to church and serve him I am doing well, but to look closely at my life I really messed up many times. I don’t notice that molds of sin are growing. It is only by Jesus grace and mercy that can clean me and make me worthy of His sight.

I thank God for the molds! I thank God for the molds on my life because of this I learned to be humble and acknowledge that it’s only by Him that I am made clean! Completely clean!

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Thanking God

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It’s almost the end of the year! 2016 had come to end and now we will bid goodbye and welcome the new year!

I know everybody is in different moods and feelings. Some are excited to welcome the year,others consider it as an ordinary day, maybe some are also disappointed with the things that are happening in their lives. So, is it possible to have a thankful heart as we welcome the year with all the hurtful feelings and maybe problems that arises? Or when we observe other people suffering? One of the books I read says, Thanking God is not only possible, but advisable.

We may not feel like thanking God in the midst of our suffering, and certainly we don’t want to thank God when disaster strikes someone. Thanking God when we hurt goes much deeper. Thanking God in our suffering means that we can thank Him for getting us through our suffering. But have we ever realized that through the years we have thoughened up. We can handle more pain, especially if it means helping to ease the pain of someone else.

As Winston Churchill once said in one of his shortest but powerful speech:

Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great and small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

This end of the year, we may not know why certain things happened to us, but we don’t give up. We can thank God for never, ever abandoning us. The new year will come and when things get so bad that we don’t think we can bear it any longer, there is someone we can count on to help ease our burden. His name is Jesus, the one who suffered for us more than we will ever know. He is the one who makes our life possible.

Matthew 11: 28-30

Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give is light.

I believe God has made us to endure and overcome suffering. ┬áJesus promises to help carry our heavy load, that’s why this coming new year, we have many reasons to thank Him and hope in His name.

Happy New Year everyone! I pray that we will have a continuous attitude of thanksgiving no matter what.