2023: a year of more grace

Looking through my old blogs posted 13 years ago (while being new in living by the spirit), I note relevant reminder for myself:

“Like in the rebuilding project in Nehemiah, the watchman’s job is never completed until the walls are completed. But he dares not presume anything, knowing the serious consequences of human presumption”. “He used to think that it would get easier as he continues his quest. He is wrong. When he first sought God in the Holy Spirit, he saw visions easily and had the related interpretations almost immediately. As the year went by he lost momentum and could not settle down to seek God’s presence quietly. He did no even enquire of God and he saw less and less visions.”(2010-01-20)

Back to 2023: reading what I wrote in 2010 makes me blush and yet thankful that it is the compassionate God who has held fast to me so I would not give up despite my ignorance.

My gratitude to good Bible teachings which have helped shaped who I am today. Over the last ten years I have progressed from being merely fascinated with visions and dreams, to increasingly knowing the importance of building a stable and restful relationship with God, anchored in His truth (words), the reality of His love, and His ever presence, believing that my spirit is joined to His Spirit who dwells in me, secured through my union with Him (position in Christ Jesus).

Those who have read some of my 2022 blogs would have noted that I have moved to a proactive position of believing and applying Biblical truth on divine healing and divine health. The main reason is that I have seen too many brethren in sickness and pain. How should we treat our suffering neighbors? Our Lord Jesus has an answer in Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan.

Can I remain a mere bystander? This is the question each of us must ask today. There is a prerequisite. We must first be compelled by the love of God. We love because He first loved us. (2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 John 4:10)

Yes, I believe God wants His children to show more of His compassion. 2023 is a year of More Grace. More of God. More of Jesus. More of the Holy Spirit. More of the Life of God in everyone who believes. More of His love. More of His light.

2023 Bible passage to practice: Luke 10:36-37

36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?”

37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

2023 Bible blessing verse: Luke 10:23 23 Then He turned to His disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see”.

Be blessed, my friends.

Kainotes, 2023-01-08