Such a extraordinary weekend with Sy Rogers in HOGC for my very first time! There were just many many thoughts going thru my mind right now, but I will just share with u all some of them as there were simply too many!
Sy Rogers shared about messages like staying pure for God, how to master both out mind, heart and soul when encountered with difficulties or insecurities etc… He even shared about his life story, on how God had fully transformed him from the inside out regardless of how broken on the inside he had been ever since a child. Though I didn’t experienced similar events as him, I could really feel a lot from all of the services with him.
This weekend was the weekend when I was completely overwhelmed with how big, great, powerful and how loving God is, who even first knew completely about us even when we were in the mother’s womb. Believed that after hearing all that Sy Rogers had ministered to all of us, many would have realised how misunderstood they had been towards God…. I was, too. Though I am alr in Hogc and been saved since 5 years ago, I still feel insecure sometimes. It can be said it’s human nature to feel that way and also feel negative or like always “think in the worst case scenario”. Though in actual fact, God is already in control of all of our situations. Even though things may not seem to favour us right now, it could favour us in another angle in the future, who knows? Why give up halfway when your condition isn’t your conclusion? I believe a lot of us would just give up whenever things don’t seem to head towards the direction you want. But in life, this always happens. Just remember that really, everything in life happens for a happen. Many would blame God for all that, but I know that deep in my heart, though bad things may happen, why not think it in this way: that bad things happened so as to empower you, to strengthen you or to make you stronger than ever before? Ever since I knew God, I regained so much more perspective whenever I looked at problems especially.
Another area that Sy Rogers preached last weekend was about love, acceptance and accountability. These really clarified so much uncertainties I once had in my mind. And most imptly, I had these revelations. I was reminded of how I used to be in the past, broken on the inside, didn’t had any purpose in life, no significance, just thinking about studying and doin well in life (nth wrong with that), feeling no sense of belonging everywhere I went, feeling rejected, feeling Super negative etc. I do admit that last time I used a blog to brag and pour out all about my troubles I faced in school, about how people would always laugh, make fun, disrespect and bully me, as if like I was unwanted in the world. But ever since a Friend reached me out in faith and invited me to HOGC for service, I checked in to HOGC, thinking that it probably would be my first and last time visiting there since I wasn’t a Christian that time….but the miracle was, and never checked out from HOGC ever since. That was all the way back in 2013. It was God, who pulled me up from that Super deep trench up, and accepted, loved me for who I am. Really, who would really choose to die for all of our sins 2000 years ago. Only Jesus. Whenever I felt like a failure, God is there to help me overcome. Whenever I felt unaccepted, God is there to give me acceptance and to give me assurance that He will never leave me Nor forsake me.
Just now when service 3 with Sy Rogers almost come to a close, during the altar call, I don’t know why, but thru my spiritual eyes, I saw myself standing on the cross stage, sharing my testimony to thousands of people in a service. I was Super overwhelmed by that sight. During today’s testimony, a girl called Jing Wen (if nvr rmb wrongly) shared her story. It was Super powerful! Her results were like straight As, and her exam results in JC were like all subjects above 90th percentile, but yet she could still feel empty on the inside…and she even suffered from gastric problems. It was when she was invited to HOGC and knew God, that her life began to transform. Indeed, everybody on this earth needs God. Even those who have walked their lives astray….. before this weekends message with Sy Rogers, I had been thinking that these ppl will never get to know God as their hearts were really 100% hardened….. but after the messages that were shared by Sy Rogers, my mindset completely changed. Regardless of how bad one’s life had been, God is the God who redeem…who can wash all of our sins away. Everything can actually be possible! I really believe that these hardened hearts will one day get softened and opened up to God, for God to heal again…….
(I may be sharing some more thoughts tomorrow as it’s getting late, but let me move on to share abt my recent breakthrough!)
Yes, my recent breakthrough! About 3 weeks ago, my Uni Friend got saved on his first visit to HOGC! Not just that, he bought the devotional book on that day when he came to HOGC for his very first time. That’s not all, he even bought a new bible so that he could start to read it and know more about God’s word! Currently he is in his hometown, but he has already finished reading about half of “Driven by eternity” by John Bevere, which one of my cg mate gave it to him as gift just before he flew off last Monday! WOW! During last weekend, to Ensure that he won’t miss out on any of God’s word that was shared during services that he missed, my Friend out of his own initiative, asked me to send him any notes that I took during the sermons. OMG! My Friend recently just got saved only, and his hunger is like a 2 year old Christian! I’m so amazed! Also, when my Friend got saved, I just felt Super touched and just simply so lost for words! It was like the first time for me to witness my Friend getting saved and making the decision to start bible study lessons after so Long! God is indeed Super faithful as we do the mundane and pray! Indeed, this reminded me of the phrase taken from the Lifestream series that was shared weeks ago: “pray the hardest even when it’s the hardest to pray”!
(ok it’s almost 3am! I shall continue this post tomorrow, nights!)