当恩典显大,凡事都能 When Grace Abounds, All Things Are Possible

Grace of crossGrace is always around us but many times we are unable to see and abound in our Christian life because we have no grace in our spirit. I think I‘m quite neglected God’s grace in my life. When problems come, I was immediately affected by it (inferiority, worries, accusation…) and continue to see my current situation and my unworthy condition. From this message, I realized grace is actually more than what we imagine and it can be more than what we ask; Grace is omnipotent. 

Firstly, I have a big misunderstanding about grace. I thought grace won’t come when I was weak but on the contrary, God is always wanting to give grace to me because I am God’s beloved child but problem is God’s grace unable to abound in me. And many times knowing the truth makes me feel bad as I’m always very conscience about myself whether I’m doing right or wrong (Oh how, I made mistake again) so Instead I put God’s truth together with His grace, I put my own conscience together and end up of self-reproach, self-pity and receive accusation and condemnation. The main problem that grace unable to abound in my life was because I don’t have the grace in my spirit, I always look at my own problems are greater than the cross, therefore I can’t see God’s grace in the midst of my problems.  I remembered Pastor had said, ‘It is not the problems that kill me, it’s the mindset that kills me. The mindset that God desire mercy, not whether I’ve committed sin or not. The mindset to turn our eyes to the grace of cross, not always saying ‘but God, I’m still like that, I’m not doing right, the problems still the same…etc…’.

There’s no right or wrong, good or bad, because this is not the most separation01 important and I don’t have the energy to think about it. The most important now is how am I able to enjoy the inner strength (love, peace, joy, liberty..). Yes, only face at ‘the great grace of Christ’s cross is greater than my sins, my weakness and even all the laws because Christ has already ‘Paid All’ and covers me with His love, His mercy and His righteousness. Even if the problems still the same, my spirit has to be different (have faith through the touched by the grace of the cross) so that I can be able to overcome the problems now. I always remember God had said to me, ‘But where sin increased, grace increased all the more.’ From this verse, I can see how much/great God’s grace has given to me. If there’s no grace in my life, I think I will continue to fall into depravity and becomes Satan‘s toy.

To me, it is not easy to overcome the problems but God has already given us the answer and the unlimited grace. Let’s not be discourage and continue to look upon the great grace of the cross and let our spirit to be touched, our faith will grow, slowly we will see God’s grace abound in our life and the Holy Spirit will gives us the strength to enjoy all the goodness/benefit/abundant in Christ.

Let us enjoy the song below of ‘Look up to the Grace’ . May we look up to the Great Grace of Christ’s Cross in each and everyday, every minute and all our sorrows and weary will be gone.

让我们一起来享受这首诗歌‘仰望恩典’。当我们每一天,每分钟,仰望我们主耶稣基督十字架的大恩时,一切的忧伤和担忧都会离开。

redtomb恩典是时常与我们同在不过很多时候我们看不到也没办法让恩典更显大,那是因为我们心里没有恩典。我想我很多时候忽略了主的恩典在我生命里。当问题一来时我就马上很容易被影响(自卑,忧虑,受控告。。)而继续看我现在的情况和我不配的条件。从这个信息里,我发现恩典其实是超乎我们所想和所求的;恩典是无所不能的。

首先,我发现自己对恩典有一个大误解。我以为恩典不会来是当我软弱时,相反地,其实上帝是一直要给我恩典因为我是祂的女儿,问题是恩典没有办法在我生命里更加显大。有时候真理也叫我很难受,因我总是有太多良心,到底我是做对或做错(怎么办?我有做错了!)我把自己的良心和主的真理放在一起,没把主的真理跟恩典放在一起,最终我就进入了控告和定罪感,一直自责自己,自怜自己。。之所以上帝的恩典没法在我生命里面显大是因我时常看我现在的情况与软弱大过于主的十字架而没办法看到问题里有恩典。我记得牧师说到,‘不是问题把我杀死,是自己的思想观念把我杀死了’。思想上帝喜爱怜悯的观念,不是我有没有犯罪。思想仰望十字架恩典的观念,不是说:‘不过上帝,我还是一样,我又做错了,我的问题还是一样,等等。。’。

其实没有对或错,也没有好或不好,因为这不是最重要而我也没有那个精力去想。最重要的是我要怎么能享受心灵里的能力(爱,平安,喜乐,自由。。)是的,只有面对‘基督十字架的大恩是大过我的罪,我的软弱和甚至超越所有的律法因为基督已经为我‘还清’,祂的爱,祂的怜悯和祂的公义已完全遮盖我了。就算我的问题还没有改变,我的灵要不一样(接着十字架的恩典,心被恩感而带来信心)所以我才能够胜过我现在的问题。我时常记得主对我说,’当罪显多,恩典就更显多了‘。从这个经文里,我能看到上帝给我的恩典是何等的多/大。如果生活里没有主的恩典,我想我一定会继续进入更深的堕落里也更成为撒旦的玩偶。

对我来说,虽然不容易胜过问题不过上帝已给我们答案和无限的恩典了,我们不要太灰心,乃要继续仰望十字架的大恩而然我们的心灵更被恩感,信心更增长,慢慢我们会看到上帝的恩典更显大而圣灵会给我们能力来享受基督里一切的好处/善良/丰盛。

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
<2 Corinthians 9:8>

神能将各样的恩惠,多多地加给你们。使你们凡事常常充足,能多行各样善事。《林前:9:8》

Sunday Message 主日信息:

Video:  http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/downloads/SunMsg/2010/Video/1015-SunSrv-11Apr10-ZS.html

Audio (Chinese): http://www.lifechurchmissions.com/downloads/SunMsg/2010/Audio/ZS/1015-SunSrv-11Apr10-ZS.mp3

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