Sinong Grace? LOL
Nah, hindi po tao ang tinutukoy ko... I'm referring to God's grace! As He has been reminding me of His grace over and over again nitong mga nakaraang araw.. uhm, weeks ata eh! Hehe. And every time I stop and think about it, it leads me to fall on my knees and cry at His feet...
Nakaka-humble at nakaka-overwhelm when I think about how He has freely given it to me... to a sinner like me!
"As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do" -Ephesians 2:1-10
Last Saturday, I taught/lead our Bible study on James 4:4-6. We had a fruitful study and discussion. On the latter part, application part that is... I asked the group: What does God's grace mean to you? Their testimonies gave me goose bumps, and lead me to utter my praise to Him! As in, alive na alive ang Panginoon sa buhay namin... And when it was my turn to share my personal thoughts/testimony, ayun at hindi ko talaga napigilan na umiyak... and if you belong to HIM, I know you'd know what i mean. Hehe. Di ko ma-construct ng maayos to be able to share it here. Eto na lang ang siguro:
HIS grace means, the favour of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps them, strengthens them, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge and affection and kindles them to exercise of the Christian virtues.
Amen and amen. Only by His grace!
Thank You Lord for Your GRACE...