Former Miss Universe Contestant, Venus Raj, reveals the revelation God has given her during the COVID-19 crisis.
Former Miss Universe Contestant
Maria Venus Raj y Bayonito, popularly known as Venus Raj, was the fourth-runner-up in the 59th Miss Universe Pageant in August 2010. After the pageant, she became a public figure in the Philippines and soon landed a TV hosting career on the national television station.
Venus has always been bold and open about her Christian faith and her faith-based views on different aspects of life. Her revelation of how God convicted her to dress more modestly took the social media by storm as she was always been seen wearing such.
On March 18, the beauty queen shared what God has revealed to her during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Here’s how Covid-19 has become a mirror to me: the following day, as I was listening to the news about people rushing to the grocery stores to buy supplies, I thought to myself ‘Good thing I bought my supplies yesterday.’ ‘Good thing I’m ok!’ I even though to myself, ‘good thing I’m single, no kids and husband to take care of,’” she wrote on Facebook.
God revealed to her, her own selfish heart and attitude during this ordeal.
“Then it struck me, what a filthy heart that you have right there Venus,” she added. “What a selfish thought! It dawned on me that this crisis mirrors my attitude, this crisis has shown me how selfish I can be. I repented right away and prayed for God to change my heart. And He did.”
Praying for people affected
Venus then continued to share how she is praying for everyone affected by the COVID-19 before every meal. She is praying for those who have enough money to provide food for their families due to the community quarantine. She was also urged by God to fast and pray for 30 days.
“It was a delight to fast a meal and pray for our government, for the front liners, the doctors and medical people, and those who are in need. This is how this pandemic has changed my perspective and this is how God has shown mercy and grace on my selfish attitude.”
The former Miss Universe contestant then encouraged everyone to reflect on God during this trial.
“How are we responding in this time of crisis,” she said. “Is it in fear? In selfishness, in trust? In compassion, in love? If Covid-19 is a mirror, and a mirror requires a response. How would you respond to the things that God has revealed to you about your character?”
Reference: Facebook | Maria Raj
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Start your day together with God and the GOD TV team. Get a daily devotional and encouraging 2-3minute video direct to your inbox.Join today