Of Gears and Grace

    Gears. Last week, I felt the pressure of the gears crushing me (see the post below for the context). I made time for something that was not on my schedule, and so, the result was missing my 1st class last Friday.
    I thought that there would be no escaping these gears until the classes end. Little did I know that there is a power that encompasses my carefully-planned, no-room-for-error schedules. And that my dear readers, is Grace. Though out of context, the words of Christ, "my grace is sufficient for you" (2 Cor.12:9) never sounded so powerful to me until now. I realized that it’s better to fit myself into God’s schedule rather than fit God into mine. The former is humility, while the latter is futility.
    So, what are the results of finally surrendering your schedule to God?


  • I found rest in all aspects (spiritual, physical, mental, etc.)
  • The pressure became bearable, not anymore am I chasing after time and ticking off things from a list of things to finish
  • I was able to enjoy our laboratory excercise. Smelling flavors and tasting heated aspartame solutions
  • I was able to talk to people whose experiences taught me lessons, some of them I don’t get to see or talk to that often. Some of them I was able to help:      
  1. A friend who’s having a temper problem
  2. A friend who wants to be a missionary
  3. A friend looking for a place to stay 
  4. A friend who wants her relationships to glorify God                                     
  • I was able to finally understand the notes I was reading for my report
  • I was able to spend more quality time with God
  • I was able to watch a beautiful movie with a very beautiful companion ^_^

    Grace. Undeserved favor. Given freely. All these, from Christ. The Son of God. My Lord. My Savior. My All…

Thought for the day:
Just because God answers (or gives you what you asked for) your prayer doesn’t mean that it is his perfect (or commanded) will -Kuya Zaldy

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2 Responses to Of Gears and Grace

  1. Josephine says:

    wonderfully written… as always. ๐Ÿ™‚

    hmmm… sino kaya yung beautiful companion na yun benjie? hehe… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. butch says:

    anak, how about going out for a movie with your handsome discipler? =P

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