Monday, February 10, 2014

On Reset.

On reset... because I have given my life to JESUS.
Whatever my past was, it's just a past now. 
Everything started when I went back from Cebu to Davao.
I have made a decision, not knowing if I can hold on to that decision.
But favor was shown by someone who loved me, who still loves me despite what I have done, what I have been in the past.

It all started with my experience of God's love. He never gave up on me.
He sent people, he used people, he used His words to let me know how much I am loved.
There are a lot I could tell on how God has reached out for me, but I want to post some of the highlights of my year 2013.

I joined the Encounter God Retreat last Sept 20-22, 2013. If you want to know what this is, better ask your Pastors about it. I promise you, it is not just knowing Jesus' love for you, but actually understanding it and experiencing it. A fire will be set in your heart, for sure! :) At this time, you focus on yourself only. Believe me, you better attend one. 

I received a certificate, and believe it or not, a CONGRATULATORY art made by those who were done with the ENCOUNTER GOD RETREAT. I am so blessed and amazed by these young people who at their age, given their life to Christ. Their faith is still so incredible to me, they have become my inspiration to continue my walk with God. They are a challenge to me! 

My journey continued on with the water baptism last Sept 20, 2013. I have been baptized in water before, but now, I have understood the purpose of the water baptism. It is not a simple act of just being submerged in water, but it is an act of promise to God. IT IS A LIFETIME PROMISE of letting GOD in your life, and letting go of your past life. Below is a picture that we have celebrated our new life after the baptism.

My life definitely has not been the same, because after all these, I have found a new perception in life. Yes, I've got to be honest that it is not easy living the life God wants me to in order for me to become totally new, but I am pursuing Him now, not allowing the enemy to bring me down. There are still some struggles, but I am always surprised by God on how I see life now. I am a lot, lot different from how I was before. 

So, I want to end this blog to bring back all the glory to God. Your love has truly made a big impact in my life. Your grace is awesome, Lord... JOHN 3:16 is a truly beautiful, and powerful verse. LET GO, and LET GOD.

JOHN 3:16
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Scandal of Grace (Hillsong United)

With Churchmates
Grace, what have you done?
Murdered for me on that cross
Accused in absence of wrong
My sin washed away in your blood

Too much to make sense of it all
I know that your love breaks my fall
The scandal of grace, you died in my place
So my soul will live

Oh to be like you
(To) Give all I have just to know you
Jesus, there's no one besides you
Forever the hope in my heart

And it's all because of you, Jesus
It's all because of you, Jesus
It's all because of your love
And my soul will live