God’s Abundant Grace

“I receive the abundance of the grace of God and His gift of righteousness.”

It’s so much easier to wallow in sadness and blame. I could keep looking back at the past and see so much of the opportunities I have missed. I could focus on my lack, and listen to words that tear me apart. And I know it is easier to curl up in a ball in the corner or beat up yourself.

I guess, in this generation we have there are so many things to distract us from what our Father in heaven really thinks about us. Or we can get distracted, instead of drawing from the springs that He offers we turn to other things instead that could leave us dry.

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Comic #1: Wait and See

Kaylan Comic

Comic by tacticianjenro (please tell me if you copy this or use)

I’ve finally made a new comic! Four months after making Mr. Noah Tall, I finally made a new comic, one that I just finished today. This here is one of my characters, Kaylan. Kaylan symbolizes weakness, struggle, and self-doubt. Things that I know a lot of people out there have. Inferior, meek…and yet, although we are those things (in action), we have so much more now that we are in Christ. And even while we feel this way, we can still step up and be an encouragement, even though other people might see us as only weak or “not there yet”.

I wouldn’t know how people would react to this comic, but I hope it shows a lot of hope, redemption, and Christ’s love and power.

Because..I believe that we don’t need to be in a position where we have “overflowing blessing” to be an effective testimony. The good news of Christ itself is powerful.. and He’s not finished with you yet! He has so much more in store of you, just as you are.

Spread the good news!

Blessed are the children for theirs is the kingdom of God.

“Blessed are the children for theirs is the kingdom of God”
by Danny Randall

(I asked for his permission if i could post this, and he gladly agreed. His words have truly inspired me and I hope it does inspire you too.)

    It’s amazing to me how much of my life I was motivated by what I was against and I actually thought I was living in freedom! It’s so easy to rally around a cause, especially when everyone around you agrees with you and pats you on the back for standing up for the truth. For me what I was against was man-made religion and all the evil that comes from it. I would quote Blaise Pascal’s famous quote, “Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction,” often to justify my anger and self-righteousness towards those I thought were the enemy.

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Look Outside

Back then in my posts I’ve written about looking for “Real Rest” that could only come from Jesus. Nothing heavy or ill-fitting, but all light, free, and unforced.

One of my other posts, “Side of the Coin” is about this dilemma I have whether to rest or to move. To run, or to sit still. I know, looking at all the people who are working hard to reach their dreams, who are doing what it takes to make it high in the ladders of society. Or perhaps, a Christian moving and walking with God and being shaped by Him and reaching further heights as well and being blessed with great amounts.

Looking at those people, I could not help but to be confused – they all seem to be reaching higher than I do and I know that I have a lot of faults as to not being as successful. I don’t know whether I should move away from my comfort zone, or to embrace the Comforter himself, Jesus.

But lately, I just found the answer.

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Greyskeil Stories #2 – All is Vanity

“Sincerity. Strength. Courage.
Humanity – all seems to focus towards the idea of our actions.
But the truth I came to realize is…our actions are not solid.
Not at all firmly planted in stable ground.
Some fail. Some succeed. But between these lines –
It is all a road of vanity and pride.
Does what we do really matter?
Is what we are doing right now, only a road leading to vanity?
..While those who fail wind up in a dead end of vexation..”

These were his words as he stood up in front of the class and shared to us his thoughts.

His classmates were silent. Stiff. Some felt weird. Some did not comprehend. Some ignored them entirely. But one thing I’m sure of is…there’s a whole lot of meaning behind those words.

I talked to him after class that day.

“Kaylan?” I said, as I approached him. “What did you mean?”

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