This is based on the quote from one of my favourite writer Max Lucado,
“God changes us day by day. We’ll never be sinless but we will be sin less.” How true is that? Especially knowing how we’re bound to fail due to our sinful weaknesses. All we can do is just to rely on God grace, and while we still breathe in this weak body, let’s be diligent in chasing after godliness :)
This is why the fact that we’re already saved for good by Jesus helps us to know that we’re save even though we struggle. Let’s keep the good fight guys, a fight to sin less for God’s glory :)
Hopefully one day we can say it like what Paul said
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
(2 Timothy 4:7-8 ESV)
Original quote of Max Lucado
I have lost all faith in Humanity!!!
For why should we set our faith on things that will fade anyway? When things are not going according to what we thought we are, a progressive, intelligent and humane society, why should we be surprised? After all the word of God has correctly showed us that we as human will definitely fail because of our sinfulness, so all we can do is to trust God and rely on him.
I put my faith in the One that forgave my sins and promised me salvation, how about you? :)
I think 1 Peter perfectly explains how to live in the last days!
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
(1 Peter 5:6-10 ESV)
My wife and I have been encouraged much by this hymn lately and we just sang it today at church :)
What a great reminder that we have a Saviour who has taken away the burden for us!
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea.
A great high Priest whose Name is Love
Who ever lives and pleads for me.
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart.
I know that while in Heaven He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart.
When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within,
Upward I look and see Him there
Who made an end of all my sin.
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free.
For God the just is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me.
Behold Him there the risen Lamb,
My perfect spotless righteousness,
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of glory and of grace,
One in Himself I cannot die.
My soul is purchased by His blood,
My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ my Savior and my God!
by: Charitie L. Bancroft
It’s not about a quick dash of spiritual boost, it’s not about a sprint of church activity, it’s not about a rush of good deeds. It’s about faithfulness.
Can you still put your faith in Jesus in dark times, will you still go back to Him when you walk away?
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7
Oh hi! I’m good but busy, both with working full-time as graphic designer and also serving in my local church. I hope the love of God still sustain you guys in the faith despite the hectic daily business.
A friend asked me, what does it mean to have a faith, so I draw it . :)