Monday, 7 August 2017
God told a couple to buy a bigger house. It’s not to enjoy a bigger space nor for self-indulgence. It’s intended for people to gather in His name… We call such a group a ‘LIFE GROUP’ at Cairnhill. The house was bought… but there was no life group… Then, the couple went for church camp and made new friends. Upon their return to Singapore, a new life group was formed. And they were greatly blessed…
This real story reminds me of Noah’s Ark. God told Noah to build a boat – a big boat. At first, it looked empty and useless. Then, God sent the rain… and all that had entered and remained in the Ark were saved. Thanks be to God!
Very often, He links our modern day situations to stories of the Bible (for me). I am often amused and amazed!
Today, everyday or any day, when you hear His voice, just do what He says. If you hear Him correctly, You will not be disappointed.
Dear Father God,
Thank You for Your amazing grace! Thank You for Your new ideas! Thank You for opening our ears! Thank You for giving us the Shield of faith! Thank You for giving us vision! Thank You for opening our eyes to see troops and troops and troops of Angels’ Armies surrounding us! Thank You! Hallelujah!
Thank You for giving us weapons to demolish strongholds, arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Thank You for giving us the power to take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. Thank You!
Many, many, many people are still held captive by the prince of the world but IT IS WRITTEN that we are the light of the world. We are a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. You have called us to be a light to the nations, that may bring Your salvation to the ends of the earth. WE HEAR YOU LORD! YES, WE HEAR YOU!
I pray for all people who enter our gates to be able to SEE Your face and HEAR Your voice.
I pray for all believers to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit, that each and every one of us will know You personally and intimately, and be empowered to do Your will.
I pray for all our families, immediate and extended, to be saved. I pray for all our colleagues, business partners and associates to look at us and wonder as You give us words to speak and stories to tell.
Let us arise and shine! Our light has come - the glory of the LORD rises upon us. Let us see the darkness covering the earth - thick darkness over the people – see their hopelessness, helplessness… but the LORD rises upon us and HIS GLORY appears over us. Nations will come to our light, and kings to the brightness of our dawn. (Isaiah 60:1-3) Amen!
Let us kneel to pray, lift up our hands in prayer (without anger or disputing), and stand together in His Presence.
Let us sing! Let us shout! Let us dance! Let us praise our Father God! Hallelujah! Amen!
Lam Yee Ling