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A much needed trim. Order is now restored! I’ll never be able to have long hair haha

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Reflections on Mark 10:13-16

Lately, I’ve been going through Mark on my personal time with God. This particular chapter spoke a lot to me. 

The disciples turned the children away. They were not important, a waste of time. But Jesus told them not to hinder them. They are important. Unlike adults, they are not cynical, judgmental, or confused by the chaos of this world. It’s hard for adults to put aside things in life they have spent years holding onto. It’s hard for them  to accept the truth that Jesus brings. 

What does that mean? How do we receive the kingdom of God like a child? What characterizes children and how they approach God?

Children have a wide-eye approach to life. They accept knowledge without question. They are curious from the moment they were conceived. When it comes to faith, sometimes we’re afraid to be too curious. We don’t always ask why, wonder what God is doing, or how He moves in this world. But I think some of our deepest growth in discipleship can come from asking questions. As we get to adulthood, we’re afraid of not knowing all the answers to the question. 

Children are also vulnerable. As adults, we certainly don’t want to appear vulnerable. We value independence and out privacy that we’d rather not have to ask anyone for anything. Strong, independent people are so much more important than vulnerable people who have none to offer right? 

Jesus welcomed the children. He blessed them and told the disciples that the kingdom of God belonged to them. 

Sometimes I feel like I’m worthless. I don’t have anything to offer. I’m weak, dependent, and I always need other people’s help. But this chapter reminded me again that I’m important in God’s eyes. The disciples hindered the little children, but Jesus rebuked his disciples. I always tell myself that I need to be more independent and strong-willed. If anything, I need to more dependent on Him. I’m still learning that it’s okay not to know everything. It’s okay to be a child in the eyes of God. 

Children are important. Their act of faith is something we need to learn from. Pray for the work and ministry that reaches out to the children, and never dismiss the importance of a childlike faith.

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neveright:

neveright:

BETHANY LAI since WHEN DID YOU HAVE A TUMBLR.

I MISS YOU…………… so much..

miss you too :’( idk if I can even make the CYMO concert.

What?! Why not.. And how are you on tumblr so late/ early lol

I still don’t really like my stand partner.. if you were here you would have her haha

haha no classes today. Actually, online class right now but just lectures. Haha aw man,  I don’t think i miss anyone in the viola section except you :( you make me sad :(

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— 1 year ago with 5 notes
twenty-thirteen

While 2012 was an eventful year filled with new friendships and accomplishments, what have I done to contribute to the kingdom of God? I had to think about it. I couldn’t think of one thing off the top of my head. Growing up around the church, I was always aware of “lukewarm” Christians. But what about myself? 

I started the year off with the book, Radical by David Platt. Platt covers many things, but one thing stuck out to me.  In the book, he points out the comforts of well-off American churches and how hard it is for us to part from materialistic things. 

As a senior in high school, I see friends my age strive to get into good colleges. I’m also in the process of college applications. When I imagine the future, I see myself getting a degree,  a job, and eventually having a family.

But what if God calls me to live radically? Whether it was a call to serve in the  mission field, or to delay college to serve for HIS purpose? 

What if God told me to give away all my college funds and  savings for the work of His Kingdom? I want to say that I’d happily give it away, but what if it actually happened?

Looking back in the  past year, I realize how selfish I was. Even in my faith, everything was about me. God loves me. God sent his son to die for me. Christianity’s object is me. So therefore, when I look for a church, I look for what music suits me or what programs best fit me. How is that any different from buying clothes that fit me or having friends that understand me?

That is not biblical Christianity. The message is not “God loves me,” like we’re the object of our own faith. No, but God loves me so that I might make his glory  be known among all nations. God is the object of our faith. We are not the end of the story; God is. 

Reading this book brought me to the attention that I was pushing God aside. To me, he was just an aid for whenever I needed help. 

I hope that in this new season, I can take back my faith and live radically as He has called me to be. To live according to His purpose. 

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neveright:

BETHANY LAI since WHEN DID YOU HAVE A TUMBLR.

I MISS YOU…………… so much..

miss you too :’( idk if I can even make the CYMO concert.

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— 1 year ago with 5 notes