All Walk or All Talk?

Am I a Christian because I claimed to be one or am I a Christian because I act like one?

These were the words that popped out of my head just when I arrived in the office which made me write this blog. I’ve been evaluating and re-evaluating my walk with the Lord as if there’s an assessment that might happen anytime soon. After all, “the Lord will come like a thief in the night” (1 Thessalonians 5:2), no one knows when it’ll happen, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. (Mark 13:32 NIV). We’ll never know when will the judgment might happen, but God commanded us to be always ready (Matthew 24:44), so I guess it’s always better to place our best foot forward for His glory and not ours.

 

I’ve been checking my heart lately, is this condemnation? are there doubts? are there fears? Am I walking as a mediocre Christian? Do I walk the talk or all I ever do is talk? Am I being too hard on myself? No one really knows, God sees the heart that’s for sure. But as for me, I don’t think I ever went up or down the ranks of Christianity.

 

One thing I know for sure: The grace of the Lord is always available for us. His love and mercy has already covered us. His grace is always sufficient in our weakness. (So I just rebuked myself lol)

Whatever we’re going through, may it be that we just came to know Jesus or we walked with Him for years, focus on Him and Him alone; after all, He is the author and perfecter of our faith.

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Prince of Peace

Hillsong’s “Prince of Peace” from their album Empires has always been my go-to worship song whenever I feel spiritually down. This song has been my refuge and the mute witness to my tears and sobs the world cannot comprehend and see. 

The song has the complete ingredients to address me: my anxieties, my heart, my thought, even my soul. To bring light into my wandering heart, the song comforts, assures, gives hope that Jesus is your ever present help in time of your need (Psalm 46:1)

It also reminds you of who Jesus is and what He did on the cross: a guard, a God of your life, the Prince of Peace who can grant you the peace this world cannot offer, a Lord and Savior to rest on, a loving God, a God who hears, gracious God, and the only one able to ride the storm (in your life).
Probably my favorite part of the song is the bridge part where it goes:

Your love surrounds me when my thoughts wage war/ When night screams terror, there Your voice will roar/ Come death or shadow, God I know Your light will meet me there/ When fear comes knocking, there You’ll be my guard/ When day breeds trouble, there You’ll hold my heart/ Come storm or battle, God I know Your peace will meet me there

The bridge addresses our human capacities (fear and/or anxiety) and still gives contrast on who God is, giving us assurance that our human capacities are normal, but to be overcome by it is another story.

And from there, dear readers, where my tears will starts to pour out. 

Perhaps you too have a go-to song whenever you have your quiet time or whenever you feel down or plainly, just to worship how awesome God is. 

Feel free to share in the comments section your go-to worship song. I would love to listen to them too!