A desire to date: have you ever felt that? If so, I hope this text can help you understand it better. Before you read this, I would like you to know: this post is not a complete and definitive manual about this subject and how to deal with this.
This text presents one more book from the Old Testament’s Minor Prophets: Habakkuk. The prophet, who has a peculiar name, Nahum and Zephaniah (both from the Minors Prophets’ group) were contemporaries. Habakkuk lived in the land of Judah, about 600 years before Christ, and an evident characteristic is seen throughout his book: he really was a questioner. A questioning starts his book:
On April 28, 1988, flight 243 of Aloha Airlines from Hilo to Honolulu would become one of the most famous accidents in the history of aviation. At approximately 7300 meters of altitude, the flight was proceeding as normal when, suddenly, part of the plane’s structure in the first class section was wrenched off, leaving a hole nearly 6 meters long on its fuselage (pictured) and dozens of passengers exposed to the open air. Despite these conditions the pilot managed to land the aircraft at a nearby airport with only one victim, a flight attendant who was launched out of the plane.
It’s amazing the news that has spread around the world recently about the “Blue Whale”, the online game composed of 50 tasks, the last one leading to the death of the player himself. Blue Whale is actually just one of the names of many versions that exist of the suicidal game. The story seems to begin in 2013 on a Russian social network and has since attracted a certain type of young people to enter a road with no return.
I heard preaching some months ago that touched me deeply. Among many things, I was touched by hearing so many times that we are running out of time. We cannot waste it. Yes, we’re young, but this doesn’t mean we have time to spare. We’ll never know exactly when our time will be up, and that means that every moment that we live may be the last one, so, it needs to be well spent.
Who, when being thirsty, wouldn’t be happy in drinking water? Or being fed when you’re hungry? As essential as eating and drinking are so it is exercising the spirit. It may seem obvious, but sometimes we take too long to understand our real and vital need to do so. Very often we feel an overwhelming void when we consider ourselves lost, when the situation is out of our control, or when we face something we don’t know how to overcome. And yet, we postponed all these sufferings with our reasoning, which turns out to make us slaves of the situation.
Best friends always have a good story to tell, don’t they? Generally, the closer the friendship, the more detailed their story is. In the same way, all genuine Christians have a story with God and know exactly the special moment when God became real to them. What about you, do you remember your story with God? Through this series, you are going to be given an opportunity to have a new story with the Lord!