First gleam of dawn

Desaru, Johor, Malaysia

The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.

Proverbs 4:18 (NLT)

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Gift of God

Today was the last day of class before Christmas and New Year holiday! For me, I just wanna relax and enjoy the temporary bliss of not having to go for lectures, for some classmates originally from nearby regions this is the time to go back to family. Not to mention, for a lot of people Christmas season means good food, presents, and fun!

Amid all these wonderful things, give thanks to God for all of them! 😀 Afterall, Jesus is the ultimate Gift from God, and He alone is the reason of this joyous season!

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

-Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Hands off

When I read Psalm 46:10, I find it interesting that God says, “Be still, and know that I am God.” The Hebrew word for “still” means to “cease striving,” or, literally, “to put our hands at our side.” At first glance this seems to be a rather risky piece of advice, since our first instinct in trouble is to keep our hands on the situation and control it to our advantage. God in essence is saying, “Hands off! Let Me deal with your problem, and rest assured that the outcome is in My hands.”

Our Daily Bread (by Joe Stowell)