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Friday, October 14, 2011

Abundant Grace

My Pastor have invited me to share my testimony to this Christian gathering called Empower 21 to be held in Jakarta on the last week of this month.

This was mentioned to me few months ago and I said yes already because I actually had a plan of going there for a business meeting at work. Two weeks ago this trip was cancelled and now I have to shoulder all my expenses. I have wanted to back out because the ticket was quite expensive already. But my Pastor really wanted me to be there and I asked him why.

God's grace that I have, according to him, is pretty abundant that people need to hear someone like me who's struggling to live righteously in the name of Jesus. To cut the story short, I have finally decided to book a flight and be there as originally planned.

When I paused for a moment and think about what he told me, only then I realized that he was absolutely right. God has given me and continuously pouring out His abundant grace. Considering the sexual falls I had in the past several months, yet I am still here standing with my faith in Him and firmly holding on to the hopes and promises He has in store for me!

God has been faithful and will always be even when I am not. That's why I cannot brag about my love for Him simply for the reason that I fail Him every day over and over again. But I can brag about His love for me because He never fails. I need Jesus every second of my life for this life is not only for Him but it's all about Him.
He always picks me up whenever I fall. He always forgives and wipes away all my transgressions and encourages me to continue running the race He set for me.

So even if I am unworthy, I will go there to testify to the gospel of God's grace because that is what the Lord wants me to do exactly, stand in His name and bring hope to many. For this life can only be lived righteously and possibly with God's abundant, amazing and ocean-like amount of grace!


fallen angel said...

Amen to that.

GO spread the good news of the Lord to others. That's exactly what my ex-seminarian friend told me when I told him about my hiv status.

Healing starts with acceptance and repentance. Accept that you have sinned or you have faults and repent for it. Definitely God will forgive and heal you.

I am still in the healing process - physically, emotionally and spiritually. And I am not doing this alone, God with the grace of her Blessed Mother is helping me.

Good luck on your talk. And may you inspire others and touch their lives.

Fellow pozzie here.

E L R o i said...

Thanks fallen angel....and I am really glad many HIV+ are able to visit my blog. This was intended originally as my online journal and confessions to God but never thought will inspire and bless people like us.

I pray that the Lord will touch you to heal you in all aspects of your life and make you feel how special you are to Him in spite being a "fallen" angel and make you feel He loves you endlessly no matter what.

God bless you my dear brother!