Here are my short takeaways on the Day 1 of True Life Retreat. The Holy Week Retreat was held last April 13 to 15, 2017 at CCF Center.
Knowing the Father is not a religion but a personal relationship with Him. The Heavenly Father is waiting for us to come back to Him like the Prodigal Child. Surrendering to Him means that we acknowledge and admit out weakness and that we need help. As soon as we believe and receive Him, then we shall become a Child of God. Accepting Jesus as our Lord and Personal Saviour would be the best response to this love.
“Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” ??Psalm? ?68:4-5? ?NIV??
There should be a True Conviction that as soon as you realize and accept that you are a sinner, only then you will seek for a saviour. Men are sinful in nature as passed by Adam through Eve. Sin affects everything. Sin begets sin. Sin is anything that violates God’s standards for us. We sin through what we do and what we have failed to do. We do have a choice to sin but we don’t get to choose our consequences and punishment.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” ??Romans? ?3:23? ?NIV??
Jesus was sent by His Father to take away the sins of the world. The greatest act of Love done by our saviour was through dying on the cross. Jesus was betrayed, abandoned and denied and those greatly reflect on us because we do too hurt Jesus. But all he was thinking about while suffering the excruciating pain in the cross was US. The reality of Jesus dying on the cross for us and resurrecting is really a grace and through believing and following Him, we could truly respond and glorify His sacrifice for us.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” Revelation? ?3:20? ?NIV?? We have a true forgiving and accepting God because we are all saved by the one true sacrifice.
|Ladies of Table 119|