(Trying to enjoy) Live by Grace and Mercy, Daily
First time you hear “Live by grace” on daily basis, sounds like music. Speaking spiritually, yes, we can live today, is only by God’s grace. Physically, err…sorry to say, it’s sucks.
May be not all of us have ever been there or ever think about this. Depending your live to others (by God’s grace and mercy) on daily basis is sucks (at least for me). The best way to illustrate and understand this is live like a beggar.
A Beggar that is so poor, never know whether he can eat tomorrow. To complicate things, this beggar also have wife and kids to feed.
The beggar depends on others to give him money or food.
We may not in the position as beggar, but surely, there are poor Christians. Did they enjoy their life depending on God’s grace and mercy to help them pass through the day?
I can’t answer that because I’m not in their position, but I learned how it feels to be in that position. Physical living that dependent to other people mercy is sucks. Ideally speaking, it should teach us to depend more to God and develop our faith.
But after days, months, and years goes by, and nothing change with your condition, it sucks.
2 Corinthians 12: 7, 9
Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited … But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
If you ever read my testimony before, you may learned that there was pride in me. Though God give me a lesson to put faith on Him, it’s not a one time hit. He is still in process to keep me from becoming conceited, just like Paul. Though it may not ” a messenger of Satan”, the point is still the same. Keep me from being conceited, and His answer still the same, His grace is sufficient for me.
At times when I feel I can walk on my own, plan for my own future, He strikes me down and remind me that it’s by His grace I am here, and He is in charge to plan my future, which is the best for me. So, here’s what I learn, it’s called endurance. Sadly, I haven’t graduate yet .
I’m still trying to enjoy live by God’s grace and mercy on daily basis. Do you enjoy the ride?