Praise Reports

I accepted the Lord as my saviour in the year 2002. Though I was saved, for a very long time I did not know exactly the work of Christ on the Cross for me. I lived in constant fear of sin and Satan because I thought that the moment I sinned, I would be driven away from His Presence. And when I found myself ‘Standing’ I thought I pleased the Lord. When I did good things, I thought I pleased Him and when I did bad things I thought He would leave me. But now, by the grace of God, I’ve come to know Christ’s complete work on the Cross and his passionate, crazy love for a person like even me! Nothing can pull me out of his hand! No one can drive me from His Presence. Jesus got what I deserved so that I could get what he deserved. When I was still a sinner He died for me. I’ve come to know that I cannot please God with my works. God is pleased with the work of the Son on the Cross. This truth sets me free. He is more than enough for me. He is my everything-my peace, my joy, and my righteousness! I know I have Eternal life in Him.
-- Mr.Saravanan

I am from an orthodox Christian background. Right from my childhood, I was taught the things I needed to do to please God. I tried following them and whenever I failed, I used to beat myself up and a strong feeling would fill my heart. I felt so miserable and helpless. As days went on my ‘sin confess cycle’ went on and on….Whenever I sinned, I would tell myself, "Anyway God has left you, why not sin some more and then confess it to God; He will surely forgive you " Psalms 51 was my favorite prayer. But when I heard about Grace, it was an eye-opener. I never knew that once I am saved, the Holy Spirit abides in me no matter what I do or where I go. As I came to know more about God s love, the words "Dead to Sin" became a subjective experience in my life. Now I know that I cannot please God. It’s only By Him and Through Him that we are qualified to be called as Sons. God so loved us that He did everything for us. All we have to do is believe. We have got God’s riches at Christ’s expense!
-- Mr.Christopher Sam