Short clip for last Sunday Service.
Everyday supposed to be a brand new day that God has prepared a wonderful and meaningful day for me but many times I never think in this way. My eyes are blinded by non ideal situation thus was shifted my mind away from God’s promises. Sometime I also asked myself, do I love God? Do I love myself? Why am I comparing with people and ended concluding myself the worse?
Actually, it is all because I didn’t live accordingly in His will. The problems lies in my eyes, I cannot see God is always with me and also didn’t hear His gentle voice that has His most perfect will in every problems and situations. To live according in His will by confirming and assured that my identity was ‘chosen’ to be blessed and promised in Christ.
In my role as SIC, sometimes I do not know whether I can do well or not. I have a lot of doubts that I am not capable and when I look at myself on how weak I am, can I really do God’s ‘sacred’ work? Then I realized it is not when I am sanctify, I can do His ‘sacred’ work. It is only when I do God’s work, I can become more sanctified. When I know that God wants me to do His work, I try continue to do according in His will with my current weakness and conditions. Even I’ve made many mistakes; God did not blame me for that, and yet still continue to use me. When I continue to live in God’s will, the Holy Spirit keeps giving me convictions that I am more and more important in my role. Until to this day, God was still in control and I can see how God has blesses me through the ministry. Although a year of many struggling, if I act according to His will, I don’t have to be afraid or worry about the outcome now because no matter what’s the outcome, God is with me and His promises will not change and surely be fulfilled.
Therefore in His will, every relationship, every role and conditions have His love, help, blessing and provides. When I am assured of all these, I won’t feel myself is the worse but the best, best in my current situation, conditions and every role I’m in because everything in it has His promises. So to live according in His will is when I have the assurance of already ‘Chosen’, and then I will see God loves me and is with me right now, thus I can truly love myself, love God, love people and continue to follow God.
A song from Stream of Praise named ’沙漠的赞美‘ （Desert of Praise).
It was taken from Isaiah 43:19,
‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.’
Even when there’s seem no way out, God will make a new way and His will can never stop. Even our enemy come, we will not be surround, because God is ever in ‘CONTROL’.
Let’s praise and give thanks with our heart to our Ever Living and Immanuel God!
This is what the LORD says— the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel— to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and rise up, princes will see and bow down, because of the LORD, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel,
who has chosen you.”
救赎主 ─ 以色列的圣者耶和华对那被人所藐视、本国所憎恶、