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Entry for weeks 13-16
Have you ever come to a point wherein you’re desperate to know the truth in this world full of lies? Wherein you want to achieve true inner peace after experiencing too much pain or after having too much worries? Or you want to live life to the full but it doesn’t seem like it?
The Truth is always there, and He’s waiting for you. Seek Him.
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.'”
The Truth is a who– and it’s Jesus. Salvation comes from Him. Through Him we can spend our eternity in heaven. He promises eternal life to those who’ll be putting their faith in Him (John 11:25-26). He wants you to cast your worries on Him so He could carry the burden for you (1 Peter 5:7). He promises true peace (John 14:27). All you have to do is accept Him into your life. Merely knowing about Him isn’t enough, faith in Him is.
I have never experienced inner peace before until I asked Him to come into my life as my Lord and Savior. Nothing could beat the joy I had after accepting Him. Others may think that peace means having no problems nor troubles, but no– peace means being enabled to feel overflowing joy and wonder of His name even in the midst of problems.
It is by God’s grace we are saved, through faith (Ephesians 2:8-10). His Grace not just offers forgiveness but transformation as well. We are called to be holy just as He is (1 Peter 1:15, Leviticus 20:7). Being blameless until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ should be one of our goals (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).
Once you receive the Truth, you’ll be in a big journey. It may be a journey of repeating ups and downs, but I promise you, being in such a journey and also having the joy of Christ in your heart makes it an exciting and fun walk with God. And once you have the Truth in you, say hello to a new life in Christ. 🙂
Note: If you haven’t received Jesus yet and you need help, feel free to talk to me or any Christian friend who could share the Gospel to you 🙂
Lessons from God
Dependence and Responsibility
“Our part is to work, but to do so in reliance upon God to enable us to work”
Trust God for Him to enable you to work, not for Him to work. Otherwise it suggests passivity. We must not try to carry out our own responsibilities in our own strength, rather we must depend on the Holy Spirit to enable us. We have to be both dependent and responsible in a sense that we want His will for us to prevail, and at the same time we do the work with His help.
1 John 3:16
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
The cross–it greatly demonstrates the love of Christ for us, that He sacrificed Himself for our good. He who had no sin became sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). All the love given by this sinful world may fail sometimes, but God’s love never fails. God is love (1 John 4:8, 16) and love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
Feeling Not His Presence?
Going through something heavy and not feeling God’s presence? Trust Him, He is in control. Always remember that a teacher is always silent during an examination. It may be God’s way to teach you something, or He wants you to depend on Him more, or in other words, lead you more closer to Him. Remember that He’s always up to your good (Romans 8:28) and whatever trial or trouble you may be in, it is always for His glory.
Never Again Remembered
“If You, Lord, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
But with You, there is forgiveness
so we can, with reverence, serve You.”
God said in Hebrews 10:17-18 that He remembers our sin no more, and that sacrifice for sin is no longer needed as it was in the Old Testament. Jesus already did the atoning work on the cross. God remembering our sin no more is equated with forgiveness. None could stand if He remembers our sin, which is a terrifying thought.
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