August 24, 2023

Genesis 2:7 (NIV) Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.

When God created man, there was no element of negative emotion in it. What is in a man’s soul (mind and feeling) only truth, peace and joy. But when man falls into sin, there is ‘another life’ that enters and damages the life of man himself and the whole creation. Man’s soul (mind and feeling) is damaged in such a way that becomes the enemy’s control room to manifest himself in numerous forms of negative emotions and
actions.

I now understand the reason why this world become more corrupt, because there are a lot of people who are ‘mentally ill’. These are the people who keeps on carrying negative emotion. Of course, everyone has their own reasons and causes. Some is caused by conflict among each other, unfairness in life, many collisions in life that are painful. If we keep on ‘taking for granted’ the causes there are then the real problem will never be resolved. Because men have a million reason to be bitter, disappointed and
angry.

The decision is in our hands now, what type of life that we choose to live? Whose ‘breath of life’ that we choose to breathe in us ? To choose from God or from this world ?

For quiet some time there have been many servants of God who ‘take the responsibility’ to care for men whose souls are wounded. But until now the treatment is not able to restore completely. Once again, men have a million reasons to be disappointed! It is the ‘habit or character’ of sin that must be replaced. We must develop a new character!

  1. God never ask us to do difficult things.
    He just wants us to love Him with all our heart, soul and strength. Connectedness with God is the primary thing and fellowship with God is a divine character that we must build all the time.
  2. Love one another, is a divine character that we must build.
    Men are accustomed to remember one bad thing in other people than a million good things that this person has done. This is a sinful nature that we must change.
    Philippians 4:8 (The Living Bible)

And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about.

I am confident, this world will go back just like in the garden of Eden, if men are willing to be responsible for living only from the word that comes out of God’s mouth (God’s breath of life or God’s own person).

Isaiah 55:10-11 (NIV) As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without
watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

The responsibility of life is not on external factors or other people, but on ourselves. The character that we still want to have in us is determined by our own decisions and responsibilities. Let the choices of our life always be accurate according to His Word to us.

Ps. Steven Agustinus

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