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Monday, May 07, 2007

The Beatitudes

Just came back from a good early morning jog! I am having my fav b'fast food- tou hua while blogging... Yesterday I worked until 2am, fell asleep and continued this morning from 6-8am. It feels great NOT to go back to sleep! Sometimes, I feel sleeping is a waste of time. BUT, my flesh sometimes gets overwhelming...

On Sat, Ps Kong started a brand new bible study series on the Sermon on the Mount. It's been a lllooonnnggg time since Ps preached this kind of a sermon to us. I felt so excited especially when Ps told us that this could be the most important and life-changing message he would ever preach in church. I was prepared to chew, and munch, and savour every word that proceeded...

On Sat, I was sitting outside listening. And what impacted me MOST were 2 things:

1. The Beatitudes are Be-attitudes. They got to do with the being/attitudes/motivations and not the doing.

I feel sometimes when I am not careful, too busy, too caught up with stuffs and I can have a wrong attitude to things. I want to REPENT and go back to the place whereby everything I do, I do it for Him & His kingdom.

Everything really boils down to ATTITUDE. And I feel attitude got to do with trusting in God no matter what happens, who does what or says what to you. We trust God... Have a great attitude and the right motivation!

2. Being sensitive to God.

I can remember, Ps stretched out 1 hand, and asked," What has God been speaking to you about your work? Your ministry? Relationship?" --Pause--

What a much-needed reminder! What has God been speaking to me, about all these areas in my life? I think I speak to God about them almost all the time instead!

So that night... I really seeked the Lord to speak to me about the areas in my life. And to my surprise, God's word came quicker than I expected!

Ministry: He reminded me of the Great Commission. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. "

I really got to TEACH the members, and MAKE disciples. Many times we just leave them in their 'current state'... wrong attitudes, wrong values, not-too-good characters... BUT that's my job as a CGL! To TEACH and MAKE them more & more like Jesus!

Work: Be faithful in the little things.

O man... Yes God... So many little things, details that have been overlooked... I got to be much more faithful! So, started thinking since my QT about how I can increase my faithfulness... *Think*

Sunday's service was even more tremendous! Before Ps reached the altar call, I was already tearing. I was soooo hungry of more of Him. VERY... When Ps laid hands on us CGLs, my spirit was reaching out to Him. "God I want to be very very very poor in my spirit. Want to be like the woman with the issue of blood reaching out to You..." When Ps touched my head, "BAM!" the floodgates was COMPLETELY loosed.

"I WANT TO SING

UNTIL I AM LOST IN YOUR LOVE

TILL I'M FOUND IN YOUR PRESENCE

WORSHIPPING BEFORE YOUR THRONE

MOVE BY YOUR SPIRIT

ENTERING INTO YOUR FLOW

HOW PRECIOUS THIS MOMENT

LORD I WANT YOU TO KNOW

IT'S YOU, YOU WHO HAVE WON MY HEART

TAKEN ME INTO YOUR ARMS

COMFORTED ME LIKE A FRIEND

YOUR LOVE SURROUNDED ME FROM THE START

I NEVER WANT TO BE APART

FROM YOU EVER AGAIN"

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