PURPOSE DRIVEN JAC
Strangely enough, I received a free copy of the book The Purpose Driven Life right after my recent harrowing experiences. Our friend in church who was once a deaconess is giving away free copies of the book. I told my friend and former roommate Cathy about it because she's the first person I saw with a copy of this book. She said I might not like it. Perhaps it's because I determined to go through this book taking each and every page with a grain of salt. The rock salt kind. The book suggested to be read with a 40-day journal.
I wondered if I can keep the journal online by this blog. So here we go...
Chapter One: In spite of all the advertising around me, how can I remind myself that life is really about living for God, not myself?
I'd say mainly by holding on to the understanding that our relationship with God is like a child to its parent. i got this insight from my former Architecture classmate John John Ong, and i'll always be grateful for that because only then did everything make sense. Why we're created. Why He let all those things happen. It's because He wante to create something to love, and maybe be loved back. He will always hope for the best for each and every one of us like any parent would for their child. And the child, however successful and happy one seems to be, the joy is only multiplied when shared with the ones they love and loves them. And God is the One who we can always be sure who loves us. So it's much easier to find joy when we share our successes with the ones we love and love us. God is One of them. We can even thank Him for those successes ;)
Heheh, I hope I didn't overdo for a first timer ;D