GRACE

  GRACE
A man came to a preacher and asked," What should I do to go to heaven?" The preacher replied him," I am sorry, you are too late , you can do nothing to go to heaven," The man got shocked hearing the preacher's reply. He probably had great expectation to get some rules from the preacher to follow to go to heaven. The man again said, " What? there is nothing I can do to go to heaven?" The preacher said" Yes, there is nothing YOU can do to go to heaven. It is already DONE"

Yes, it is true. When Jesus cried on the cross" It is finished" that very moment everything was done for human being to be able to go to heaven not by doing anything for it but believing what Jesus did for them.

" God saved you by His Grace when you believed. And you cannot take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward  for the food things we have done, so none of us can boast about it,"( Ephesians 2:8,9 NLT).

There is a popular saying in Nepal," One should have clean heart, then it does not matter whatever religion you follow you will go to heaven". Yes. one should have clean heart, It is one hundred percent true. Bible says, " Oh Lord who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their hear,whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others"(Psalm 15:1-3)
 One may do those things in front of man but that does not guarantee he or she has clean heart and with right motives, Man looks the outward appearance but God looks at the heart.  " The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it.? I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve"( Jeremiah 17:9-10).
"Beyond cure" Yes, ;there is no human remedy for the heart of man. Only God can heal or cure it by the finished work of Christ on the cross if he or she believes it. We cannot make our heart clean although we all know and say we should have clean heart, Only the blood of Jesus can make our hearts clean. We can be saved by Grace of God through faith, It was not difficult for me to believe that I am saved by grace but did not understand for long time that I only can live a life God desires only by God's grace. I lived a frustrated life for long time not knowing that I cannot live a God pleasing life by my own effort or strife. It was very difficult for me to understand the Law and the Grace. " The law of Moses was unable to save us because of   the  weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He ( God)" sent His own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that ;body God declared an end to sins control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins."(Romans 8:3 ).
So in the conclusion I came to understand that "Grace" is God's enabling power which enables me to live the life God wants me to live. Not trying hard but Trust  on His grace. It does not mean that I can live whatever way I want to live. Grace is not the licence to live in sin. I am so grateful God for His provision of His Grace, So, Christianity is not "DO"but believe in what has been "Done."
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Prem Tamang

My name is Prem Tamang. I am married with two children. I live in Pokhara ,Nepal. I am a trekking guide and a language teacher. I teach English and Nepali languages. I do translation works as well. I translate English books into Nepali language. I have been a trekking guide for 22 years and language teacher for 12 years and 15 years as a translator.

In the beginning of the year 2017 I registered my trekking company "Solace Adventure Pvt. Ltd." I have been working a manager in "The Language Encounter Pvt. Ltd."

I love to read books, sing songs and sometimes write songs. My hobby is music, reading books and photography. I am very social person. I love to make friends and meet new people from all over the world.

I am starting to write blog. I will be writing in the in various subjects. I really appreciate my viewers and count their suggestions and comments valuable. Please, do not hesitate to give me suggestion so that I can improve. Thank you.

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