Tuesday, 7 August 2018
In two months time, I will be celebrating my ‘new life in Christ’ 17th birthday. Our church will be celebrating her 20thbirthday. I am thankful to God that He led my daughter to the church at ACSJ in 1999. She was 13 years old, a Secondary One student of Crescent Girls (which is not a ‘missions’ school). Her classmate Sheryl, had ‘taken Jesus out’ in 1999! Sheryl’s brother was a P2 boy in ACSJ. I can testify that God has not stop working in ACSJ - drawing people to Himself.
Hallelujah! Praise and thanks be to God!
We can see a Perfect Partnership at work in the Trinity – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They play 3 different roles but they are ONE. We can see a partnership at work between the indwelling Holy Spirit and our human spirits. If we align our will to the will of God… If we abide in Christ at all times… If all of us arise to His call and take our positions according to His plan… We will abound in love, in faith, in thanksgiving… Hallelujah!
Sometimes, I pray myself into the joy of the Lord. I think that’s the way we should do it. No matter how troubled are, it is possible to pray ourselves into His presence. He will speak. He will change our hearts and renew our minds. He will comfort us, encourage us, inspire us… God is good. He is faithful even when we are not.
If you are doing business, you would want your partner(s) to be trustworthy, won’t you? Is God trustworthy enough for you?
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. TRUST in God; TRUST also in Me,” Jesus said. (John 14:1)
Thomas said that he doesn’t know the way and Jesus’ reply was:
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. IF YOU REALLY KNEW ME, YOU WOULD KNOW MY FATHER AS WELL. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:6-7)
God was in Christ – in human form – so that people can see Him and witness what He did on earth. Christ died on the cross – according to God’s salvation plan – and rose again. Christ is alive and He is sitting at the right hand of God - interceding for us. Christ has given us the Holy Spirit – who lives in us – to continue working out God’s redemptive plan for mankind. We are One in God, an awesome partnership with only One Purpose – to save mankind from sin and eternal death.
Jesus said, “The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, LIVING IN ME, WHO IS DOING HIS WORK. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. YOU MAY ASK ME FOR ANYTHING IN MY NAME, AND I WILL DO IT.” (John 14:10b-14)
Jesus means what He says. Trust me. I have seen Jesus in visions and dreams. I have seen miracles in the physical. I have heard His voice… If you say 'YES' to Him, He will come and live in you too. Amen.
Lam Yee Ling