Signing up on God’s team

The latest news screaming in the EPL arena was the stunning swoop by Manchester United in their latest acquisition of new players in the transfer market.

Their latest signings: English midfielder Owen Hagreaves from Bayern Munich, Portuguese winger Nani from Sporting Lisbon and Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson from Porto.

Personally, these 3 enormous signings speak volumes in terms of the extend modern-day organisations are willing to take just to recruit the best people in order to stay competitive.

It highlights the huge demand of good human resource that organisations are seeking to bolster the strength and cutting edge of their current teams.

Lastly, it also highlights the adopted strategy of recruiting these people- all 3 new players are below the age of 25 years. Organisations seek not only to strengthen their present team, but to build their future team of the next generation in mind. This provides stability when transitions occurs.

His Church today

Similarly, the modern-day Church also faces the same issues.

Sad but true, the state of our Church in our present world is weak (my frank opinion) due to a considerable amount of factors. But the main factor I would insert is that it is man’s failure to appropriate God’s word and power. This is either due to man’s ignorance or arrogance. You decide.

From what I know from the records of the Bible, God has since the Genesis, been on a constant look out for people who are willing to avail their lives for Him to use for His cause. These were some of His early ‘signings’: Noah the Ark builder, Abraham the Father of nations, Joseph the commander of Egypt, Gideon the warrior, David the shepherd King and The Apostle Paul.

From observation, God literally goes all out to reach those people whom He called. He even invest His time and love to mould and train them- from nothing to something. Wow… how honoured that God would call us mere humans (His created) in such a manner.

Today, God is still in search of His people who will deny themselves and take up the cross.  His Church are to be built on lives that are willing to pay the price and who will invest in strengthening His Church instead of the World.

There is still are huge gap to be filled in His Church. Therefore, the challenge is for each one of us to be counted for to give the best- our youth and avaliable resources to Him so that His Church experiences continium growth with stability from one generation to the next.

Man U: A great team

What makes Manchester United a great team that I support?

Cos’ chosen in the team are not simply bought or selected for their skills. But the manager places more emphasis on attitude and character. A Red Devil (Man U player) has to be a team player; playing for more than just himself. Its for the TEAM- players, manager, coaches, youth squad and fans all around the world.

Think David Beckham, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam and their abrupted departure and you will get the picture.

Making it on God’s team

Therefore, God too looks at the heart of His people, more than the skills and expertise of what we can do in building His Church. He seeks a consecrated life (c.f. 1 Samuel 15:21-23, Psalm 51:16-18).

Would you wanna be signed up for God’s team?

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6 thoughts on “Signing up on God’s team

  1. Well, you go through the bible again and again. It is not God love those people therefore, they rise up in such a high status on physical and spiritual realm.

    The Secret to their successes are They Love God so Much, more than themselves, more than their life, more than their treasure. So much that God can not reject them, but to call them His children. It is alway about the heart – the burning desire to do more for their Father and His kingdom. They are very sensitive to God’s calling, rebuke and command. Sometime, I can feel God trying to say, Where can I find my David, Moses, Joshua, Elijah in this modern times? Where is the man after My own heart? Who shall I sent?

    You on his team, think again. Maybe you are a reserve. Me, reserve – no way. You set your position in the field. You can be a striker, go out to evangelize. You can be a midfielder, go and support the ministry. You can be a defender to defend God’s word. You can be a goal keeper, to intercess for people. Or……..
    You can be a reserve, stay around to see see look look (Singlish) Ha ha 😛

    Vince Lombardi say, Winning is not everything, doing it IS.
    Winning soul is not everything, Saving soul IS.
    There is no point to grasp people in Christainity, until you are willing to spend time to groom him to become a true World Class Christian.

  2. William:

    Let’s say if its me, doesn’t matter if I am in the reserve or even the ball picker. As long as I am part of God’s team, I am blessed.

    As what the psalmist says, “Better is one day in the House of God than a thousand days else where”

    Beng:

    Guess what… you on trials oredi! =p

    Jas 1:2-4

  3. God never give trials, but He allow it. In the Book of Job, it was the Devil’s idea to cause pain to Job – it is never God’s idea.
    Trials may be Devil’s idea,
    Trials may be a lesson you have never lesson, even you experience number of time,
    Trials may be some obstacles in your life.
    BUT YOU GOT A CHOICE!
    You got the choice to fled of Satan’s temptation.
    You got the choice to learn the lesson once and for all and process to the next phase of your life.
    You got the choice to see these obstacles as problems or challenges.
    After all, It is still up to you.
    When you change the attitude toward life, God move and change your world.

    As for Andrew, I did not say you are a reserve – you are a striker. For those reserve, I got a prize for you – God’s word (See below).

    Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 7:21

    Do you understand now, my dear brother Andrew?

  4. Trials may be a lesson you have never lesson, even you experience number of time,

    Sorry make correction!

    Trials may be a lesson you have never learn, even you experience number of time,

  5. Hi William, Andrew and Caesar,

    Wow…i just discovered this going back and forth throughout Andrew’s blog posts…haha…William, well done, but remember even while we seek to make our point clear and put it across, do not be afraid to be wrong because we aren’t perfect beings…and many of the things we have learnt may yet need more pruning before it becomes pure as gold. Do hope to hear you vocally too…in expressing your views, and do not be disheartened if your views are not the majority, be humble and accept views that might be more noble or biblical than ourselves. Again, always test the spirits even when we respond whether we are responding out of intention to correct, rebuke and to teach the truth of God’s Word.

    Keep it up guys!
    Adrian

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