TWC 20110907: Second Mile

“Everyone needs compassion, a love that’s never failing …” (from the song, Mighty To Save), are words that we sing frequently in church. Many times, the compassion we need is not only from God but from people around us. We all need, from time to time, people who would go the second mile with us. What about going the second mile with someone, especially someone who doesn’t deserve it? It requires a big heart, lots of love and patience – something only the Lord can give you and I. The carnal nature in me would say, “forget it, she doesn’t deserve it”, but Jesus says, “Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.” (Mt.5:39) Is there someone you don’t like whom you need to go the second mile with today? Do it, and you’d be surprise what God will do in return in your heart. Have a God-filled day!

“If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? ” (Mt.5:46)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Wednesday 7 September 2011
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Here’s a story that will inspire you 🙂

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TWC 20110906: Second Wind

Have you been serving the Lord for so long that you’re beginning to feel tired and lethargic? Do you feel like you’re dragging your feet a little to attend yet another service or another ministry meeting? If your answer is “yes” to both the above questions, then what you need today is a second wind – a new strength or energy to continue something that is an effort. Take time off today to spend an extended time with God and let Him refresh you and fill you with His second wind. If your day is looking too crowded with things to do, try skipping lunch and spend that lunch hour with the Lord right in your office while everyone’s out for lunch. This is exactly what I did for several days when I was feeling dry and tired – and the Lord refreshed me and gave me His second wind! My dear friend, don’t retire but let God reFIRE you! Have a God-filled day!

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” (Jer.31:25)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Tuesday 6 September 2011
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Here’s a song that will encourage you 🙂

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TWC 20110905: Second Chances

God is a God of second chances. Many have experienced God’s grace amidst sinfulness and failures – Adam, Abraham, Jacob, David, Peter, Paul, etc. Why not have a fresh beginning with God today? Lay the sinfulness and failures of the past at the throne of grace, and receive that second chance to live with passion and purpose today! Remember that the devil is like a roaring lion waiting for someone to devour (1Pet.5:8) and is always looking for ways to undermine your faith in God and cripple your ministry and service. So, rise up to embrace God’s destiny for your life and be an overcomer! Have a God-filled day!

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” (Lam.3:22-23, RSV)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Monday 5 September 2011
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Here’s a music video that will encourage you 🙂
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TWC 20110904: Living As A True Worshipper Today Part V

How to live as a true worshipper today? A true worshipper knows that God knows him by name! While at a day retreat for a small group of pastors a couple of years ago, I was rather frustrated with the fact that we were given non-airconditioned rooms on a hot day! Alone in my room and trying hard to pray, sing and read, I ended up murmuring and complaining to God. Suddenly, amidst a brief moment of quiet, I felt a strong though inaudible voice in my heart calling out, “Barnabas”! I knew it was the Lord and it was the very first time in more than 20 years of Christianity that I heard Him call my name. I felt repentant, broke down and cried like a child, saying repeatedly, “Lord, You know my name, Lord, You know my name!” Of course He does, and He knows your name too. Remember that no matter what comes your way today. Remember and offer Him your true worship. Have a God-filled day!

“But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isa.43:1)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Sunday 4 September 2011

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TWC 20110903: Living As A True Worshipper Today Part IV

How to live as a true worshipper today? A true worshipper knows that he is deeply loved by the Father. Thus, his worship is a passionate response to the Father’s love, not an intellectual exercise. Go about your day today basking in God’s love and let nothing anyone might say or do undermine this amazing revelation. Know that you’re a blessed and highly favored child of God! As you do this, I’m convinced that you’re gonna really enjoy this day! Have a God-filled day!

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” (Jer.31:3)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Saturday 3 September 2011

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TWC 20110902: Living As A True Worshipper Today Part III

How to live as a true worshipper today? A true worshipper does not allow traditionalism to limit the way he expresses his worship to God. Have you ever felt like clapping, lifting your hands or kneeling in worship but did not do so because no one else around you was doing it? Jesus said, “the Father is seeking true worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth”. “Worship in spirit” means I have the freedom to worship God anywhere, I’m not bound by a physical location. “Worship in truth” means my worship is based on God’s truth. It is also based on how my heart truly desires to worship God, unhindered by fears that only result in compromised worship. Why not ask the Lord to give you *[the boldness to express] that divine freedom in worship that belongs to every son and daughter of the living God? Have a God-filled day!

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. ” (Jn.4:23)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Friday 2 September 2011

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TWC 20110901: Living As A True Worshipper Today Part II

How to live as a true worshipper today? A true worshipper lives according to God’s Word not only because he should, but because he delights in doing so. Pay close attention as you read the Bible today and ask the Lord for a divine revelation (wherever you’re at in your daily reading OR if you’re just starting out, you may start with the Book of Genesis or the Gospel According to Mark). Then, ask the Lord to help you live out that revelation today (why wait till another day)! You’ll be blessed when you live according to the revelation you received. Have a God-filled day!

“Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” (Josh.1:8)

P.S. Blessed Teachers’ Day to all teachers everywhere! May the Lord renew your God-given vision and divine calling to educate young minds and hearts so that your students may grow up to be God-fearing world-changers!

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Thursday 1 September 2011

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