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The Waiting Game II

Today I must say that I was a bit caught aback by the sermon.

Ps Jeff preached from Acts 11:19-26 on the characteristics of the Antioch church. Towards the end of the sermon, he repeated his points from last week, that in order to do supernatural pioneering, we need to make room for God and to flow with the Holy Spirit. And the one thing to do in order to make room for God is to wait.

Wait.

For a moment, I was really stunned to the point of tears.

Because to wait on God was the last and perhaps most important lesson that God taught me or made me realise in 2013. And at that particular kairos moment, I thought it all made sense why. God needed me to learn how to wait so that I can make room for Him as we embark on a supernatural pioneering journey.

An epiphany which I have not had for quite some time from sermon. Thank God for pulling all these threads together. This has made me more confident and assured that any future pioneering works that I will be embarking on are not going to be …

Serving

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I was watching this video the other day after my class on pastoral ministry. My lecturer asked those who are planning to go into full time ministry to watch this video, to get a sense of the challenges that a pastor could face when he serves full time, especially in the midst of planting a new ministry. For some reason, the testimony of Ps Yen Chin Long and Yoko Maruyama touched my heart a lot while I was watching this video. The reality of serving God does not limit to a full time minister and it does apply to the folks in the marketplace as well. I was just telling a friend the other day that my schedule this year is more or less packed. On top of the duty of leading a LG in church, there's my studies, being the Lighthouse editor for AGBC this year, my other community ministry projects such ad breakfast with love, tuition with love, educational tours, Batam reading programme etc. It is going to be a busy year and I ask myself how on earth am I going to dig out time for other ar…
Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to ask for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward save knowing that we do Thy will.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord

- Ignatius Loyola