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WHERE THE GRACE COMES IN

      “ I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15 NIV)

There is no perfect person. When referring to perfection, it requires severe training to achieve that. For a man to get to that point in his life when he is able to resist sinning then he’d gone through lots of hot stages. Even Apostle Paul, in this verse, explained his limitation. He was very committed to God and His law, and was known for his strictness. However there were times when Apostle Paul, himself, fought the fight against flesh.

We can confess being Christians. We can preach the gospel from dawn to dusk. We can fast non-stop. We can pray without end. However the times will come when we will be limited against our wishes, when we will find it so hard to resist temptation, when we will discover that our old selves are resurfacing and letting us commit sins against our intentions.

Just like Apostle Paul, we will never come to understand why we did what we did, why we acted that way, why we cursed, why we fought, why we quarreled, why we kept grudges, why we go back to purchasing that packet of cigarette and smoked, why we got drunk and slept in our vomits, why we cheated, why we stole, why we became promiscuous, why we did this, and why we did that…why…and so the lists go on.

If we keep on searching in our heads to find out why we did those this, believe me, we will never get the time to communicate with God. The only solution to keep us remaining strong in serving God is to ask for His Grace. Without the divine Grace we are helpless.

The Grace saves us. The Grace delivers us. The Grace prevents us. The Grace speaks for us. The Grace defends us. The Grace promotes us. The Grace lifts us. The Grace comforts us. The Grace encourages us. The Grace carries us. The Grace…Hallelujah! What a privilege that God gives us His Grace, freely!

So when you are about to be tempted, or on the verge of sinning, or committing any atrocities, call on the Grace of God. When you are in a difficult situation and you need help. Don’t forget the loving Grace of God. It’s all you need.

 

Author:

Princess Ayelotan is a writer/poet, feminist and independent researcher. Her scholarly interest ranges widely, from — Creative Writing related to Gender issues; — Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), — Rape as a weapon of war, — Violence against disabled women, — Child Sexual Exploitation : e.g. child prostitution and trafficking, — Female economic empowerment — Activism.

4 thoughts on “WHERE THE GRACE COMES IN

  1. Calling God for grace is great. But what do we do if we are in the midst of a temptation and we can’t feel the grace in us, and instead we feel alone in our temptation?

    1. Thanks Gibson,

      There is no doubt, as christians, that we will not know when we are about to fall into any temptations. The Holy Spirit of God helps us with so many things in our lives and one of these is to make us conscious of what we do especially to warn us ahead of temptations. However as humans, we tend to ignore the presence of the Spirit of God and His warning while we just dive into doing what we do without counting the cost.

      Nevertheless, there is hope. When we feel lonely in our temptation, we need to understand that we are not alone. God is there. All we use do is to call upon him to help us and take us away from these temptations. If we have done worse, then we should pray and ask for forgiveness.

      But remember, the sins we did deliberately are not forgiven. We know these are sins, yet we dive into them. How then can we expect God to forgive us?

      Peace!

      1. This is really just semantics, but we can’t “expect” God to do anything for us. We don’t deserve it. We are really just lucky that he loves us enough to give us His son as a gift.

        I do agree that we aren’t alone. I think people, in general, need to remember that in times other than just when we “need help.” I have found that the more I call upon God, whether just to give gratitude or to pray for my kids, the more apt I am to actually remember to call on God in the midst of a temptation.

        Thanks for the post.

      2. You’re right, Gibson. We don’t deserve God helping us but just like you stated, His love is unchangeable, which is why He won’t stop helping us.
        Thanks for your comments, too. I appreciate. God bless.

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