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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Bible college entrance statement

after 3 weeks of procastinating, i finally sat down and wrote my 2000
words statement for my application to bible college under 4 headings:
testimony of salvation, testimony of calling, personal gifts,
strengths and weaknesses, and reasons and objectives of application.

When i arrived at personal strengths, i stopped, I needed to think
hard. I could list more weaknesses.

i find it's hard to have a balanced view about ourselves and it's such
a thin line. Sometimes it's easy to think more highly of ourselves,
and sometimes the other end of the spectrum. Some people are insecure
inside, but they put up a very strong front for fear of being
vulnerable. They are afraid of people seeing through their insecure
within them.

recently been reading on a very interesting article. The author wrote
that in the walk of being a child of God, it's not just about knowing
God. We shouldn't ignore the fact that we are to KNOW OURSELVES.
Knowing self is an important element, to have a realistic view of
self.

The only way to have a realistic view and to honestly know ourselves
is to know God in a relationship with Him. This means that we can only
know ourselves when we know God.We can't know God by just reading
about him, the true knowing can only happens in a relationship. Just
like i can only know my friend when i develop a friendship with her.

What do we do with knowing ourselves in the light of knowing God? When
we know ourselves, we are able to be transformed, to become more like
Christ.

"and we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are
being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which
comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. " 2 Corinthians 4:18

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