“Begin to be now what you will be in the hereafter.” – William Jones.
Just like every action has its opposite reaction, when a person pursues their goal of either financial stability, fame, or just paying bills after bills, people tend to forget their main purpose of existence and ultimately drift away once and for all. Just like we cannot keep materials of two different properties in one container, we cannot be religious and non-religious at the same time. Let’s take an example of an empty bowl; you can either fill it with water or fire; however, you cannot have both in there together at the same time.
Without a doubt, every person walking the earth has been sent to worship God, prepare for the hereafter, and rightfully manage daily life matters. When an individual thinks he eats because he earns or breathes because he wants to or that he is not going to turn old and grey, he needs to work on his faith. Because a man does not eat because he earns, but because he’s been granted food by his lord; he does not breathe because he can, but because his lord has made his nose so smart and functional to let him breathe and smell at the same time.
“ For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not by your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 8-9
This Is How The Real World Works
An individual pays attention to how things revolve around him and begins to focus on the entity behind the system of the world when things start to make sense and connect everything one after another. The supreme being is Who gives us health from food as well as makes us turn sick from the same healthy food when He wills. It’s not the food that provides us health; it’s not the medicine that makes us well; it’s not the money that helps us in our matters – it’s God that helps us in unexplainable ways and presents these resources before our eyes as a test and leaves it up to whether we rely on that resource or the creator of that resource.
“ No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” – Isaiah 54-17
Religious Gatherings Heal You
Regardless of the topic, when a discussion takes place or is talked about a lot, it has its effects. In this modern-day world, where everyone is occupied with talking about how to get rich quickly or how to get successful, people have evidently forgotten about the sole purpose of their existence and the reason for being sent into this world.
During this end of times, the religious gatherings conducted in the church are the only go-to for strengthening one’s faith and receiving a soft reminder about how short and temporary this life is and how soon it is to end right before our eyes.
“ For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” – Peter 1:18
The author Lawrence T. Santos, who goes by the pen name Larry Santos, has beautifully shared his experience of redemption through faith in his novel “How Can It Be.” His passion for writing makes the book even more interesting and leaves the readers in suspense until they reach the end.