When your day is dull, do you choose joy instead of dwelling in the blues? An amazing friend of mine is enduring hardship right now, but determined to embrace life with all she has in the Lord. While her suffering is real, her joy is complete.

When you’re in destitute and struggling even to breathe, how would you pray? In her weakening body, a courageous friend of mine prayed for sustaining strength. The Lord kept her in the land of the living in order to testify His doings.

When the going gets tougher, the tough gets going… Question: how do you get touch enough to get going? By your will power? Or by submitting yourself to One who is bigger than your problem.

Who is able to make you laugh again, when even a smile requires efforts from you?

Who is able to melt your heart again, when your love and loyalty have been betrayed?

Who will be worthy of you, that in the end of the day, when you are handling grievances of some unknown cause, tell yourself that ‘I choose to live… live with dignity, live nobly, live well’?

“O God, You are my God;
    I earnestly search for You.
My soul thirsts for You;
    my whole body longs for You
in this parched and weary land
    where there is no water.”

I have seen You in Your sanctuary
    and gazed upon Your power and glory.
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
    how I praise You!
I will praise You as long as I live,
    lifting up my hands to You in prayer.
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
    I will praise you with songs of joy.

I lie awake thinking of you,
    meditating on You through the night.
Because you are my Helper,
    I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.
                         I cling to you;                        
                                          Your strong right hand holds me securely.”                                           Psalm 63:1-8

“…Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD you God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him, for He is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers…”          Deuteronomy 30:19-20


About Florence Kuek

Was lecturer and researcher at a state university. Currently serving as Head of Student Services at a college. Has a pastoral heart for people. PhD candidate, Chinese Studies at University of Malaya.
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3 Responses to Live

  1. “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10) We just cannot help but trust in the Lord for this kind of abundant life. The key to the treasure is to follow Jesus, all the time.

  2. Faithrises says:

    Love your blog! I’ve nominated you for Reader Appreciation Award! Congratulations. 🙂

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