Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Time To Re-evaluate
Min Park - April 15, 2017
Devotional

My college graduation is right around the corner! It is strange that I no longer need to go to classes and follow syllabi. Post-graduation is hitting me hard because now is the time to become a real adult, make critical decisions, and to live an intentional God centered life.

For several months, I have reflected on my heart and passion to help me find out which door God would have me take. At this moment, I believe God is leading me in a certain direction and that I am walking with Him on that path. As I sought the Lord for practical direction for my life, He graciously led me to reevaluate my inner values first, because everything, whether it is a small group fellowship or a ministry at a workplace, starts from the heart and God's working in me.

"And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." - Colossians 2:6-7

This beautiful verse touched my heart so deep that I now desire more of God in every aspect of my life. I hope readers would agree that love is the key to Christ followers’ lives. I confess, I fail to love people here and there; it could be my pride, fear, or indifference to my surroundings. Lately, I noticed so clearly that I fear to love, probably too often. I simply believe that I am not able to show my love to them whether it is because of my spiritual maturity, age, cultural background, or level of intellect. So, sadly I choose to love less or push it off until later, hoping that I would be able to love them better at another time. I doubt that my action of loving matches God’s intention for me to love people.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

God has reminded me that I have no reason to fear and that He has given me a spirit of love. I have the Father, the Son, and the Spirit in One, who knew me when I did not know Him. He redeemed me by His precious blood and has been working on His wonderful plan in and through me. This awesome God who has no equal and is perfect, and He stands by me to be my help. Because I want to have an intimate relationship with God more than ever, His character shines through me and He has given me strength and boldness to love others more. I ask the Lord to always remind me that I am loved equally and uniquely. I am looking forward to finding my true-self and value in Jesus Christ and in turn sharing that with others.

“But each day the LORD pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life”. - Psalms 42:8