Day 34 – Your Grace is All I Need




Yesterday, we talked about the Father's Pain, the Father's Passion… Nothing is more devastating to the Father than to see His children drifting away from the source of life, entrapped in sins willingly or unknowingly, killing and trampling on one another along the way, intoxicated and suffocating by the venom of the snake, and unconsciously entering the dark valley of death, slowly passing away… By trusting in ourselves rather than in God, we are following the wrong path deviated from the WAY. We confuse our minds by believing in lies and acting in ways opposite to the TRUTH, and trusting and following the master of deception that leads us to eternal damnation, instead of trusting in the author of LIFE. If we are not vigilant enough, we can easily become an anti-witness of Christ to the world, a manifestation of anything but a Christ follower, a total rejection of who Jesus identifies Himself as in the Gospel of John Chapter 14 verse 6:

Jesus says, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

(John 14:6)

Leading a dissolute lifestyle is totally against the will of the Father, who sent His only begotten Son – the WORD INCARNATE – to the world, to dwell among us, to marry His Divinity with our humanity, to die for us to redeem us from our sins, to give us new life, to elevate us and embrace us as His adopted children, to breath in us His Spirit, to commission us to save one another, and at the end, to be reunited with us forever in the new Eden, to enjoy eternal happiness in the Father's House. We need to respond to the Father’s will by leading a spirit-filled lifestyle, knowing that the Father's House is our final destination!
Now is the time to discern God's WAY and stop moving away from Him, to rediscover the "true north" in life by following the only absolute TRUTH instructed by Christ Jesus, and to repent from our past sins by redefining and reshaping our LIFE in Christ, and not in Satan.

Jesus, not Satan, is the BRIDGE to the Father’s House. Embrace Jesus, renounce Satan.

Friends, regardless of where you are in life, no matter what you have done in the past that has offended God, no matter how harsh you have treated others, trust that our Merciful Father knows everything. He is ready to absolve all your sins and to take you back to His embrace. He is only waiting for you to REPENT, to rediscover His love for you, and to love Him with all your HEART, with all your SOUL, with all your MIND, and with all your STRENGTH; and to love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:30-31).

Whether we are like the younger son, the elder son, or a combination of both of them, it doesn’t matter a bit to God the Father! To Him, all of us are equal, and He loves us all the same.

We are in the same boat. We are fellow-sinners on the same journey home. Whether or not we can be home safe and sound depends on how united we are in helping and supporting one another along the way.

We should not be mistaken to treat one another as rivals as we have only one common enemy —— Satan.

Whether we like it or not, ever since our birth, our pilgrimage on earth has been a journey towards death. To Christians, death is the doorway to eternal life. Coming Home requires us to be brutally honest with ourselves, with God and with others. Instead of being fearful, we should face our sinfulness and brokenness with COURAGE.

During the Easter Vigil, we hear these lines:

O truly necessary sin of Adam,
Destroyed completely by the Death of Christ!
O happy fault that earned so great,
So glorious a Redeemer!

Lord, Your Grace is sufficient for us!


Do you believe that Jesus is the only gateway to God, that no one can go to the Father except through Him? If you do, what are you doing to live this out in your life?

Do you think you are honest enough with yourself, with others and with God?

Do you believe that God's grace is sufficient for you? Or are you still frantically trying to hold onto something to feel secure?


Dear Abba Father, thank you again for inviting me to come home to You. Instead of being discouraged, I now see light at the end of the tunnel. You are this LIGHT in my life. You are my HOPE. You are my DESTINY! You are EVERYTHING I should aim for! Let me not be absorbed in anything less! Grant me the courage to face myself. I desire to be totally honest with You. And I know that it requires me to be totally honest with myself and others. Jesus, take my hand. I know You are the only bridge through which I can arrive home safe. Don’t let me let go of You. You are my only Lord and Saviour! To whom shall I count on along this homecoming pilgrimage back to the Father's House?

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

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