Saturday, September 26, 2009

Help from Above

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No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)





In just about 2 weeks time, I'll be having my first assessment exam. Medical life is a total new experience for me, in which I believe the others feel the same. During the past few weeks, my group for our assignment (elective subject) went high and low to gather information from different sources. More works are underway and are to be passed up in the coming weeks. The cafe is overflowing with students who returned from their holidays (plus the other students). During this period of time, flies are at their highest activity rate as you could see a large number of them flying and stopping on things they could spot.


At present, the weather is just at its optimum temperature, though it may be really hot sometimes. Being a student among the approx. 200 students in my batch, I'm getting used to it already. The lecturers are excellent in their lectures and lab sessions. Classes are as usual, starting at 8 a.m. and ending mostly at 7 p.m. (with some breaks in between). The study area, surprisingly, is heaty at night due to some air-conditioning problem at which I decided to go and check the main switch out to see if there's anything that I could do. To no avail, the main switch is on but the air-conditioner doesn't seem to work. Nevertheless, outside is much, much cooler.


Getting caught up with so much work and activities, I often pondered over the time spent with God. Faith, I realized, is truly important in putting Jesus first in our life and surrendering our life to Him. When I am in deep troubles and facing things that I cannot do, I believe that He will be with us and that we should halt in our footsteps and be still and know that He is God (Psalm 46:10). During my Christian Fellowships, I learn to gain strength by God's help to move on in life and with prayers and thanksgiving, for with our mere mortals' capabilities we cannot succeed, but with God, nothing is impossible. Through prayers and study on His Word, I saw how Job praised God although his life was almost destroyed in his ultimate test of faith. I saw how Paul's letters brought comfort and strength to the early churches in times of prosecutions. Though the end seems near, the early Christians placed their trust in His name- Jesus Christ.


Thinking of it, all things come from Him and we should continue serving our Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind. Jesus died for our sins on the cross and rose from the dead, having triumph over sin and death. Each one of us is given a chance believe in Him and to return to our Heavenly Father's arms. For there is nothing that could separate us from the love of God. And that 'we love because He first love us' (1 John 4:19).


God's grace is sufficient for me, I am wholly His, and for that, I desire to offer my body as a living sacrifice for Him and for His glory.


Please continue to pray for me in faith, wisdom, health, and education.


Take care and God bless! : )

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