Grace and Mercy

Monday, December 26, 2016 0 Comments A+ a-

December 25, 2016, was a memorable Christmas Day Celebration for me. I woke up excited. The fact that I was celebrating Christmas far away from my loved ones did not dilute my Joy. I was joyful because I realised that I will forever remain a debtor to God in the area of thanksgiving. Or, tell me, how do you thank God enough for the air you breathe in and out so effortlessly? How do you appreciate Him enough for keeping you in sound health, in my case, mental, physical and spiritual, all through the year? Let me share a short story to buttress what Im saying.

Like I said in my last, post, in August, I found myself in a depressed state and had to update my medication. But I did not share with you how I found out in September, that I was pregnant. Excited and confused at the same time, I decided to embrace the new status and began the countdown to 9 months. Then in the Last week of October, we moved houses. And Gbam! Like magic, I saw blood. The bleeding started on a Thursday in the first week of November and didnt stop till the following Friday. I had to visit the Hospital to get an excavation done. The pain of the procedure was nothing to be compared to the pain in my heart.  To be honest, I felt very sad. So sad.  Losing the pregnancy was like losing a part of me I was in love with. Just when it was my turn to be attended to, an emergency case was rushed in. The Lady had just had a baby, but she was having life-threatening complications and was referred. In the process of fulfilling the registration requirements, while the doctor examined her file, we heard a loud cry from the ambulance. The Lady had given up the ghost. She was gone. It hit me like a bolt of thunder.

Here I was, sobbing silently over the loss of an early pregnancy, while the woman, had the baby, but lost the chance to live. For one split second, I saw how ungrateful I was to God. God, who had kept me through two previous pregnancies and ensured a safe delivery each time, God, who blessed me with a husband in the first place and who keeps our children in perfect health. What did I do differently to deserve the Life that God gives me? Nothing. Its all a function of Gods grace. The grace of God makes the Difference. Gods Mercy which is renewed every morning makes the difference.

If you still feel like there is nothing to thank God for then please thank God on my behalf. Thank Him for keeping me safe. If you cant recall all the things that God has done for you this year, then please thank Him for His Grace and Mercy. Hebrew 4: 16 say, let us come boldly into His presence where we obtain grace and find mercy in time of need.

Are you in a needy situation? Irrespective of your current situation, approach God boldly. Thank Him for His grace and Mercy and ask Him for a fresh measure of His grace and Mercy for 2017.

My Name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a Full Life.

Prayer/ Worship
Eseee Baba, Mowa dupe ooo,
Eseee Baba Mowa yin O ooo
{Kiniun Eya Judah 
Ema se O ooo Baba...} X2

Thank you Daddy, I have come to thank You
Thank you Daddy, I have come to Praise You
{The Lion of Judah 
Thank You very much, Daddy.} X2  

Lord, thank you. I am one of the ones, who have come to say thank you. Thank you for your grace and Mercy. Thank you for your constant love for humanity.

Reference:

Hebrews 4:16 English Standard Version (ESV)
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Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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