I am watching this film right now Love Comes Softly as referred by my co-servant in Church.
The film is based from the books of the same title by Janette Oke. I’m surprised that there is an inspirational film starring Katherine Heigl in it! It is about a woman who planned it out clearly for her life, but then things went out unexpectedly. The film is different in its genre because it can be watched by the whole family and most importantly scenes are seen in the light of God.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about my life too! Not as in the case of Marty (Katherine Heigl) in the film, but most especially if I am on the right path. I am now in my 2nd year as a student at Don Bosco Center for Studies at Paranaque taking my Masters in Religious Studies, Major in Catechetics. There had been many things that happened since I had a closer relationship with our Creator- let me enumerate some of them:
a) Called to be a volunteer catechist at our own parish in public schools
b) Enrolled to a 3 year program to know Him more (and myself also in the process)
c) Accepted promotion at work to bless others
d) Called to serve Him in Ang Lingkod ng Panginoon- Makati community
e) Asked the Lord in all decisions (may it be in dating, visiting a salon, financial, or even buying a new shoes or books!)
Even though I tried to follow Him in my everyday living; there are still times when I tend to ask myself- Have I done my best for Him?
Thankfully yesterday, I read my daily devotion ‘My Utmost for His Highest’ by Oswald Chambers and it says:
You are perfect only in Christ Jesus!
Oh how I was relieved! That the measure is not on how I could do best but on the perfection that can only be attain in Christ Jesus =) Not that I’m expecting low from myself but because I have someone higher to look up to. Not just anyone, but Jesus Christ! Through this, then all of us can fully follow this reminder taken from the Bible to:
“Be perfect, as your Father in heaven
is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48)
Thus, all of us (even this is not easy) are called to excel in every areas of our Christian life. In times that we are greatly challenged, we only have to hope in the example led by Christ when He is still living. And ultimately also in the hope that the Lord can say to all of us in heaven this statement-
‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.’ (Matthew 25:23)
One of the best parts of the film is the conversation shared by Marty (Katherine Heigl) and Clark (Dale Midkiff) :
Marty: Why is this God of yours lets you experience bad things in your life such as death of your wife?
Clark: I don’t know. What I know is that He gave me His Promise that He will be there in all circumstances of my life.
Am I on the right path in my life? I also don’t know; I would like to depend only on His Promise to me that He will also be there in all circumstances; completely trusting His Perfect Plans for my life as well! Hope you also have this hope in your heart =)