The Are-nots and the Have-nots

1Corinthians 1:28-29
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

This world measures itself through pride and one of its indicators is knowledge. This world lifts up those who are in the know, admires or even idolizes those who proclaim themselves as gurus, teachers, masters, submitting itself to them. It also hails those who are in power, though power does not equate to knowledge-it does not mean that if one is in power, one knows.

It also measures itself through riches or wealth. They install into power those who have the gold, those who have the capacity to spend, really spend.

But God, as the verse says, chooses the lowly, the have-nots, the utterly stupid or the poor. These He uses and turns them into those who will topple those who are at the top. For He upholds the meek and humble, and brings down the proud and mighty.

Remain humble even in the face of humiliation or oppression, for it is God who chooses and it is He who uses, therefore He knows what to use and what not to use. Remember, His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not ours.

So that no one can boast.

Glory to Glory

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

– II Corinthians 3:18

I was sharing some views with a friend just this morning, we were talking about reaching goals set before us. Specifically, we talked about how to become a better Christian. How to become one in our present situation now.

As we shared our views, positive or otherwise, we learned that we can be better Christians, not instantly, nor overnight, but in a process, in a journey, taking one single step to start with, one step at a time, and as the verse said “from glory to glory”. And that we have to take each single step, not alone, but with the Lord.

But how do we know if we are taking the right step? How do we know if we are in the right direction? Now, I would like to leave those questions for you to find out the specifics.

As for our discussion, we ended with a prayer asking God to show us which way to go, which step to take and how to take them. We thanked Him for reminding us that indeed, we are never alone in this journey called life. That He is always with us no matter what.

No matter what situation we are in life now. No matter where in life we are now. No matter who we are.

No matter what.

Thank You Lord.