Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The way God works: Guest blog by Kyle Eusebio

Luke 24:30-31As they sat down to eat, he TOOK the bread and BLESSED it. Then he BROKE it and gave it to them. Suddenly, their eyes were opened, and they recognized him. And at that moment he disappeared!

He TOOK it, BLESSED it then He BROKE it.
That's how Jesus works in our lives.
That's how He uses people.
I've heard this message just few weeks ago in a podcast where I'm subscribing to but it's only this week that the message felt very real. There are things about the ways of God that's really hard to understand and sometimes we don't even have to understand it, we just have to trust Him that He knows what He is doing. But this time this message in the scripture is one of those patterns of God that is so obvious. 

Again, this is how God works in our lives; he TAKES us from where we are and He brings us to where He wants us to be. Then He BLESSES us right there. Then eventually He BREAKS us so that He would be able to use us more.

Realizing that, I can't help but think and evaluate about the things that happened to me since last year. How He took me from where I was (really I'm not where I used to be, and definitely I'm not where I deserved to be) and brought me to where I am now. (it was like a roller coaster ride for me) then I went on to evaluate what happened after that. Then I realized that He has blessed with so much this year. The favors that I've received, the blessing of even having my job this year, the ministry where He brought me in, the people that I came to know. Thinking about it, what are all blessings from God! Then I start to wonder, and I can't help but to ask where He is taking me next... Then I knew based from how He works, where He's about take me. I'm not really sure when but definitely there is a breaking season coming up.

In the 'Taking Stage' it can be very uncomfortable at first. There is a lot that God has to adjust in our lives and then in the 'Blessing Stage' where He blesses us with much it can really be sweet. It can really be that time where in you hope that this stage won't stop, and then you come to the 'Breaking Stage'. It is that point in your life when what God is doing can hurt the most. But if you'll look at the verse again, after the 'Breaking Stage' their eyes were opened and they began to recognize Jesus for who He is because it is in the 'Breaking Stage' where we experience Jesus like never before. We begin to see Jesus in a way that we have never seen Him before.

“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.”

Honestly that's what I want for my life. But i can't help but ask again, am I ready for the breaking that God will do in my life? One thing is for sure: if He brings us to that stage, He'll definitely provide the grace to go through it.

What stage are you in right now? If you are in the breaking stage right now I want you to know this;

Jesus already went through what we could never go through so we wont have to go through it. (See Hebrews 12:3-4)
There's nothing that we could ever experience in this life that Jesus had not won on that cross. We our now given the grace through what Christ did on the cross to overcome what ever situation you are in right now or will be in the future.

Here's the link of that podcast I'm telling you. I got all of these things I'm telling right now based from this message. I hope you'll find time to listen to it. It's one of the most powerful message I've heard.

Kyle Eusebio works as the Video Producer of Victory Los Baños,
He is also one of the preachers and minister at both our Sundays and Mid-week Services.
You can read more of his blogs HERE

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