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"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
This morning, I don't know why I forgot to put on my belt before I went out of the house. The consequence? I felt so strange and insecure the whole day throughout without something firm around my waist. The verdict? Always check your belt before going out...

It seems strange at first glance, but God is reinforcing an important principle through this innocent yet profound act of omission. Recall that the bible speaks of the truth as the belt? In Ephesians 6:14 it says, "Stand firm, therefore, having fastened the belt of truth around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness..." And what is this truth? It is no other than the Living Word of God. Unless we stay rooted in the truth, we will be easily swayed away by deception and lies. Only by living a life buckled with truth, will our lives be always filled with certainty and security, not moved easily. Amen.  

The second lesson I learnt today from my relationship is that of love again. Ever wonder why when we seriously love someone, we tend to overlook the bad habits or negative traits? It is not to say that we treat them as if they are not present, but we accept them for what they are and declare them acceptable since we are determine to love. Isn't this how God feels for us exactly? Though we are fallen creatures and prone to sin, God in His own loving kindness provided a way for us through Jesus Christ. And it is through Jesus Christ that we, a bunch of unholy creatures, could stand before a Holy God and hear Him says that we became acceptable through Him, Jesus Christ, who cleanses us from our sins, past and future.

If we will to look into our daily lives carefully, we will definitely not miss God. He is there and always there, waiting for us to respond to Him... 

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