Monday, April 19, 2010

by: GRACE

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...

4 comments:

Azareel said...

hi. remember me? nakakatuwang malaman na nabubuhay ka na bilang isang kristyano na si Kristo ang nangunguna sa puso at buhay mo. Hope we can meet one day again and talk.

Rajsh said...

Azareel!!!

Haller! thanks for dropping by my blog... ;-)

...oh and yeah, living for Him is my highest calling now (since few yrs ago). And I wish the same too, dami na nating utang na kwento sa isa't-isa.. It's been what? 8yrs? OmiGosh, almost a decade na pala tyong di nagkikita. hehe. ;-)

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Ate Raja,

Praise God sa buhay mo! I saw the link of this blog in one of your posts in Gawad group.

I am bless knowing that you are now in Christ.

Nagkita kami ni Ate Doreen Estefa
year ago pa yata. Na Blessed din ako nang malaman na si Christ na rin ang personal Savior nya...

Grace in other words "Mercy", "Habag" o "Awa"...

It means unmeritted favor.
Tumanggap tayo ng mga biyaya o kaloob na hindi karapat-dapat.. hindi natin hiningi...ni wala tayong kwalipikasyon... biyaya na hindi pwedeng suklian o tumbasan ng anumang paglilingkod o pag-gawa.

Tulad ng prayer ni Jacob:
“I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed unto thy servant... " Genesis 32:10

Eph 2:8-9 For by GRACE you are SAVED THROUGH FAITH, and that not of yourselves, it is the GIFT OF GOD, NOT OF WORKS, lest anyone should boast.

Thanks for sharing your encounter with Christ. Keep posting... for God's glory. (Mat 5:16)

May you grow in grace and in knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God Bless

In Christ,
Dwight G'04

Rajsh said...

hi dwight. long time no see/hear. hehe. thanks for the encouragement and i praise God as well and give Him all the glory! wala akong kinalaman sa grace na binigay Nya, pero napaka-saya ko na i'm walking with Him... (check out my other entries and you will see. hehe)

glad to know bout you too! =)

and, thanks for dropping by my blog! stay blessed and a blessing kapatid.