Following Jesus is never easy

God didn't promise a day without pain, 
laughter without sorrow, sun without rain...
But He did promise strength for the day, 
comfort for tears and light for the way. 

How many times have you read that phrase?
It might be in your email inbox, FB friend's wall, twitter status...
I have seen it several times already... and every time I read these lines, it still gives me a great impact.

Following Jesus is never easy.
It's an struggle between yourself and your inner being...between knowledge and wisdom... between knowing and understanding... between life and living. A tug of war between past and future...

Travelling along this road is the bumpiest ride that you can experience. It's not always straight, smooth road to drive. There are stop lights that will show green to go, yellow to slow down and red to stop. There are radar for over speeding drivers. Others might have GPS for quick guide, while some hold maps for guidance. You might think that you know the way, but you missed the route.

You'll have stop overs. You'll see old and new faces; you'll be friends with strangers while you'll lose some of your so called friends.You'll have a family out of many families, and you'll have an obligation and responsibility to each of them... .

On the crossroads, you'll meet the person that you hate, the person that you love... someone that you thought you knew all along, but was a total stranger after all -- yourself. You'll learn to let go of who you were and start to become who you really are...

You'll realize that those days that you called 'happy times' were not really happy at all... and the ' moment of agony' is indeed the moment of victory.

On my walk with Him, I realized that Christian living is being 'in a relationship' - with Christ.

Being in love with the One and Only... your First and Last.
The Master of your life. The Captain of your ship. The center of your being.

Following Jesus is not having a list of do's and dont's...
In reality, there are no rules, yet you will abide. No conditions yet you will follow. 
As your relationship grows deeper, you will obey... you will do what He did. Live The Life that is Truly Life.

"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" -- 2 Cor. 5:17

No one is exempted in pain... but being in Christ, we do not carry the burden alone.
We undergo trials and temptations, we fall on our weaknesses, but He helps us to stand strong. 

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." -- Psalm 46:1

Knowing Him is a lifetime journey... an everyday adventure. 
Each morning is a new opportunity to make a choice; to live a life with its purpose...

Following Jesus is never easy...
But He made it possible...

"But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart & with all your soul."  -- Deu. 4:29

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