FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
Taking Stock of Your Spiritual Life
Unknowingly, our home-based worship (also known as “online worship”) has entered into the 11th week. The online worship format will continue for some time. Behavioral psychologists have said that it would take an average of 66 days to cultivate a habit. Dear brothers and sisters, are you already accustomed to home-based online worship? Personally, I think it is about time for us to reflect on the impact of online worship on our spiritual life, so that when the current restrictions are eased, we can quickly adapt to the new normal. We must be able to adapt to the new social norms, and be ready to fulfil the destiny that God has given us. Let’s take stock of our spiritual life through the following questions:
Relationship with God / Loving God:
Yes/ No I have grown in the area of worship. I can now worship God in the Spirit and in truth more intentionally.
Yes/ No My prayer time has increased. I am spending more time praying and interceding for others.
Yes/ No My relationship with God has grown more intimate. I love God more and enjoy my time alone with Him.
Yes/ No My trust in God has grown. I commit my anxiety to God, I thank Him for His care and provision.
Yes/ No I spend more time learning the truth. I spend time knowing God through online teaching and daily bible reading.
Relationship with people / Loving people:
Yes/ No I pay more attention to those who do not yet know God and pray for them often.
Yes/ No My relationship with my family has grown more intimate. I care more for them without asking for anything in return.
Yes/ No My relationship with my team members has grown better, we are able to share openly and encourage one another.
Yes/ No I am more willing to share my resources, time and money to those in need.
Yes/ No I will participate in volunteer work or service to care for others whenever possible.
Dear brothers and sisters, I believe that all of us desire new growth, and let’s not waste the unconventional lessons brought about during this circuit breaker period. Today is Pentecost Sunday, may the Holy Spirit come and fill our church, that we will grow and receive power to be the witnesses of God and the disciples of Christ in the new normal Covid-19 world.
Ps Law Poh Ing