Jesus At The Center

4:30:00 PM

I woke up early this morning. I prayed to the Lord to thank Him for His faithfulness in my life. After praying, I went to the gym to shed off some fats that I gained over the holidays. I also want to live a healthful lifestyle this 2016. After going to the gym I proceeded with my daily devotion. The passage that I read this morning was Psalm 111 and 112. I love the structure of most Psalms because the psalmists start praising the Lord and thanking Him for all the things He has done in their lives. I also start my prayer with praises and thanksgiving because I was being reminded of God's faithfulness in my life because of all the overflowing blessing that I received from Him. It also reminds me of all the wondrous work of Jesus in my life.

The most striking verses of my devotion this morning were "He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever." Psalm 111:5 and "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!" - Psalm 111:10. It is great to be reminded that God is faithful to those who fear Him and He remembers His covenant with His people. God is also the fountain and source of wisdom. I was also reminded to always remember the works of the Lord in my life, how he provided for me, how he sustained me and helped and protected me in all my battles. And now that I was about to take my PhD comprehensive exam, I know that God will provide me with diligence to study and prepare for it (less than a week to go) and wisdom to answer all the questions correctly.

I was reminded to put God first in my life. To fear Him is to make Him my topmost priority, to put Him at the center stage of my heart and let Him alone sit there. I must admit that 2015 was a very busy year because it was my first semester in medical school and it was really challenging. Having a consistent quiet time and prayer time was a great challenge. It was always a choice of reading my Bible or reading my transcriptions for exams. I struggled with having a consistent time with Him. Some of my quiet times was not really a quiet and peaceful one because of the horror of  upcoming exams and multitude of readings creeping in my mind. It took me time to fully adjust in medical school. It was a big leap from graduate school. It was a totally different universe from my graduate studies But then the Lord has been very faithful in my life and He sustained me in my first semester in medical school and I praise Him for that. It was all by His grace that I survived it.

My prayer for this year is that I will have more time with the Lord. I will put Him first and continue to serve and worship Him in medical school and beyond. I will set aside time for reading His word and having a quiet time with Him. I will also continue leading Bible studies with my classmates in medical school. Lord, be at the center of my life. Thank you Lord

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