Recently, I am attending a seminar called Healthy Relationships Essentials organised by Hope Church Singapore. This will be running for three nights within this week.
Against a backdrop where I grew up learning to fend for myself in the real world for most part of my life, sometimes it is mind-boggling how I can actually put myself through such sessions to re-learn about doing life all over again.
But of cos I do know the reasons why I want to re-learn everything again lar…
My desire to follow God
After living my past life that was apart from God and now with my new life being a part of God, I just want to live it in His way and not my way.
Therefore, as I have experienced so far, understanding from scripture does provide the essential principles in which one can truly experience sustainable success in living a FULL life.
In the real world, we are pretty much left to grope through life in this dog-eat-dog world. Even if they teach it is to get something out in return.
And in my personal opinion, no other organisation/instituition besides His Church has the holsitic capabilities to teach us (regardless of background or education) how to succeed in life- from the cradle to the grave.
My love for His Church
I’m grateful for all the efforts invested in organising such sessions (even on holidays) for the members of Hope Church, in order that we might benefit in our personal development and being equipped to face life with God.
Hence, I am thankful and always amazed how God works through His Church (in Hope Singapore). In spite of Hope’s imperfection, at least there is one thing that she’s doing right which is the teaching of the word of God uncompromisingly.
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Church is the Answer
Even though I came from a dysfunctional family background, God in His mercy and wisdom gave me His Church as a spiritual family where I can experience His love and learn about true life.
As a victim of God’s wonderful love, I am convinced and convicted that His Church carrys the answer to all of mankind’s problems.
My prayer is for those who need a touch of God’s love be with His Church and for His Church to grow to her fullest potential to love more people even more.
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Amen! You have also been a Catalyst for many to experience God’s love unconditionally in our Church. 🙂
“Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them ‘Rabbi.’
“But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one Teacher, the Christ. The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. Mat23
Amen, Andrew! Andrew, you have been a brother-in-Christ who , despite your imperfections, always tries to show God’s love to others in His church and never fails to touch others with your sincerity.
Thanks James and Ming Ju for your kind words.
You guys have been an encouragement to me too, especially in spurring me onwards to the finish line of our faith 🙂