August 04, 2019
I am thankful for God’s tremendous love in my life. By His grace, I am delivered from all forms of sin, death, and the work of the Devil. It’s such a grace when I received salvation and was taken out from darkness into His marvelous light!
Christ’s redeeming work on the cross is the initial grace which brought me to merge with His death and resurrection; I became a new creation. And now, upon the foundation of His love, I could love Him and do His will.
I realize that we must never feel familiar or lose sight/awareness of Christ’s love and sacrifice. Because that’s the reason we could walk from faith to faith and from glory to glory to finish His will on earth. We can obey whatever He commands without any ‘struggle’ because we love Him!
1 Corinthians 15:10 (NASB) But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
1. God’s grace must not become ‘vain’ in our lives; it must always drive us to be all-out for His will.
God’s grace must keep driving us to be willing to die, to believe God even when it doesn’t make sense, and to let go of everything for God and His will – we must be more and more all-out every day! Until we no longer weigh and consider in doing something for the Lord.
God’s grace enables us to grow various skills to be productive for the Kingdom of God. By His grace, God could use us as a renowned, respected, and influential people to bring in the reality of His kingdom in every domain He places us in.
2. Awareness of God’s grace will bring us to completely ‘die from self’.
Although we are all-out in doing God’s will, we mustn’t assume that it is by our strength, but by His grace alone. We no longer look around for personal success, position, name, and everything that revolves around ‘self’. We completely realize that everything is by His grace alone!
Such awareness of God’s grace will enable us to function and finish God’s will according to the grace that works within each of us.
3. Many people couldn’t grow in their love of God because they ‘waste’ the grace of salvation.
That’s why many Christians find it extremely hard to walk in obedience. It takes a long time for them to obey. The eyes of their heart are no longer fixed on the cross, but to their self, money, and this world.
This morning, I asked the Holy Spirit to keep directing the eyes of my heart upon His cross. Therefore, the love of God, thanksgiving, and divine peace will always flow from my life.
4. This morning I received a keyword to always burn in passionate love for God: “eyes of the heart fixed on the cross of Christ!”
When the eyes of our heart are fixed on His cross, we will be driven to be all-out for God. We won’t waste His tremendous grace in our lives.
And not only that, His resurrection which has defeated sin, Devil, and death will keep speaking strongly in our hearts. We will never feel pressured or intimidated in our everyday life. For Christ has won for us, and we are His people; we are more than conquerors! The victorious spirit will always burn in our everyday life! Amen! #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus