Charis Christian Centre / The Spirit of the Lord is on us.
But I am reminded that when it comes to worshipping the King of Kings, it’ll be good if we came to the altar like those people auditioning for American Idol – with determination, focus and conviction.
Everyone appreciates a thoughtfully wrapped gift. One cannot deny that receiving a gift done up beautifully, complete with ribbons and card, serves to arouse delightful anticipation for the gift that lies within.
We must continue praying for Malaysia and her leaders. Malaysia today is like a newborn. Do not make the mistake of falling into complacency for we do not wish to be like the Israelites that spent 40 years wandering in wilderness after being set free from Egypt.
I wrote this poem – my birthday letter to Him. It’s a simple reflection of the various stages of my life where His promises have been proven true and real. I am utterly grateful that I have a faithful God who loves me so.
Knowledge on its own is powerless, the truth is not meant to be stored in our memories or mind. God says to be not only hearers, but doers of the Word, so the truth and principles in the Bible are meant for us to apply, to live out in our daily walk.
We are constantly chasing and adapting, it forces us to ‘keep up’ with the expectations of the world. The results are people who are overworked, overstressed and spiritually undernourished.
I was reminded that I too was unteachable and “hard to love” at times. Yet the Almighty God never ceased to shower His unconditional love upon me, and never once gave up on me.
Perhaps it’s long overdue for some of us to make time to do just that – getting back to that place where we first found Him, to do all it takes to get there because it’s worth everything.
The New Year will be filled with situations and challenges that will require us to learn to ‘walk on water’ or to exercise our faith and trust in our Lord.
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
- Matthew 18:20