Friday, April 22, 2011

At the Cross

Ephesians 2:1-10

1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in 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. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful naturea and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Have you ever ask yourself if there's someone who is willing to give up his life for you!? I have found that someone how loves me no matter how shameful, how sinner I am. His love is never ending. He loved me more than I could love Him and He even died on the cross for me. He came into my life without any hesitations. He controls my life with so much love. He gave me the gift more than what I asked. His name is Jesus!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is our God and His purpose in my Life!

I am so grateful for what's happening in my life right now. I am so blessed and overwhelmed because of what God has done in my life. God has open the flood gate of heaven for what He has promised for all of us. I never ask for more than what I need but my God, our Father in Heaven pour the blessings on me. More than the money and material things He gave me Love, Peace and Joy in my heart.
When I almost give up...struggling life for nothing...I am so tired running my whole life against life, when I lost direction, when I was alone and no one is around, when I cry out but no one hears me, when I need help but no one extend hands for me, when I need someone to cry on but no shoulder to lean on...I was alone in the middle of nowhere...I'm so helpless. Giving up is my last remedy but because I am a believer of luck so it happen to me. I thought I restore all the things that I have lost, I regain a strength, draw it from family, from friends and I am just thinking that I can do it for myself but I used to fail at the end. Why I fail? Because I never submitted myself to God. I thought life will run smoothly, I think it runs smoothly but the emptiness deep inside of me everytime I get in my room and made me realized that I am still alone and no one is around, the holes in my life that keep on haunting me, I never become a whole until such I knew Jesus in my life.
I have to admit, I never knew Him, I maybe knew Him but I don't have a relationship with Him before the way I have now. The time I knew Him, He crashed my life, He destroyed me, Jesus came into my life and destroy me, He ruined my life, I even don't know myself anymore but He created a new me, He creates a new masterpiece in me. I can't trace myself anymore, I am gone, I died also in the cross with Jesus and raise again into life that's why I can't recognize myself anymore.
Jesus came into my life to save me not to condemn. He came to give me Freedom not to prison me, He gave me Love and not to punish me for what I have done in the past. heart is filled with joy for I have live my life according to His purpose and not mine.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Reason…

What comes in your mind when we talk about Christmas? Some are thinking about parties, drinks, gifts, bonuses, money and festivities. Some are thinking about abundance and prosperity. Some says it’s the birthday of Jesus. Yes, it’s true, it’s not exactly the date of birth of Jesus but once in a year we used to commemorate the birth of our Lord Jesus. We can celebrate Christmas everyday of our lives if we just only knew the real meaning of it. Have you ever think what’s the real meaning of Christmas?

Christmas is about Jesus. It’s His birthday, we are celebrating His life. He was sent by our Father in Heaven to save us from our sins. Some says it’s not biblical to celebrate Christmas, yes it’s true, some says it’s paganism, yes it’s true, It is true because most of us nowadays celebrate Christmas because it’s Christmas. Most of us doesn’t know what is Christmas all about. Why can’t we celebrate the real meaning of the coming of Jesus in our lives? Christmas is about Him and only Him. If someone celebrates it’s birthday we used to give gifts, isn’t it? It’s Jesus’ Birthday and He wants also a gift from us…you might be wondering how, since Jesus is God so he doesn’t need a gift at all…but He does. Jesus wants our lives. He wants us to surrender our lives to Him. He wants us to follow Him, He wants us to celebrate life with Him. We are sinners but He pay the price on the cross for us. That’s how much He loves us. WE ARE THE REASON WHY THERE IS CHRISTMAS because our Father in Heaven does not want us to live in sins. WE ARE THE REASON WHY HE DIED ON THE CROSS. I realized that there’s something that God can’t do…we all know that there’s no impossible with Him but NO. There’s something that He can’t do…HE CAN’T TAKE AWAY HIS LOVE FROM US! He even allow the fate His only son to die on the cross for the sake of our salvation.

More than 2,000 years ago when Jesus leaves footprints here on earth. But why most of us can’t accept the foot prints that He leaves in our hearts? Why we keep on rejecting Him as our Lord and our only savior? Why can’t we live with our God? He has proven His love to us from the very first beat of our heart up to the last breath we have in our lives but why we keep on questioning his love for us. Christmas is love and it’s not about me…it;s not about you…it’s not about us…it’s about the love of Jesus.