Though the content is mainly aimed for females, but as a newly born again Christian, there are some main areas which I need to spend some time on. I’m the kind of guy where I’m more emotional, and going with what it feels right sometimes. I also notice the small changes and the small movements of those who are close to me. The little difference in habits and behaviors, I tend to “think too much” and speculate on whether something has happened, or if it was something that I had done to cause such a turbulence. As I keep reading this article, there was one point where I struggled with; “If the guy is a believer, is he a strong one? Will he lead you in prayer, Bible reading, family devotions, and public worship? Or will you be on your own? Is he going to make spiritual growth a priority or do other things come first? Is he going to ask you how it’s going with your soul so he can help you grow in holiness and love for Christ, or will he leave that to your pastor? Is he going to lead the children in this, or will you have to spearhead that? In church, is he going to help the kids sit well, pray, find the hymn, or will you be the one pointing out what is happening next and helping the family keep up?” Am I a believer? Yep. Am I a strong one? I think I am. Leading in prayer, bible reading, family devotions, public worship….. erm….
I grew up in a non-Christian family, but in a Christian school. The idea of “going to church” is not new, but the things behind Sundays/Sabbath/devotions are still relatively new. There are no examples for me to look at because my family aren’t Christians… But I did learn quite a number of things from my ex girlfriend and how her family does things. Though the content I did not get to, but the fact that every Sunday they get together, do a chapter of reading, discuss it, leads this “mandatory” meeting a time to connect with each other through God. There are no lies, there’s nothing wrong, because you can never hide anything from God. Since I came back to Hong Kong this year in August, I’ve finally started to keep devotions as a daily habit. Just a short little read when I get up, and sometimes before I sleep. Maybe it was because I needed His words the most at the time, I am still keeping to it because I believe this can help me become a “stronger” believer. I do not know what it takes for me to understand the norms of how a Christian family works, but I hope that in my future, whoever is the one that is meant to be with me till the end, to really teach me ways in running a family. Spiritually, I am strong. Physically, I think I am. Emotionally….I think is my weakest and my EQ needs improvement. Takes too long for me to recover from different events that happens to me. Whether it’s a breakup, a bad grade, I need to learn to accept things better, and not to keep making excuses.
Moving on… 😛 movember maybe?