TWC 20110922: Serve One Another

Thursday 22 September 2011

What if I am still clueless with regards to where God intends for me to serve? What if God seems to be silent? What if I am not passionate about anything in particular and I don’t seem to have a strength in any particular area of work or ministry? If these are your questions, do not be stressed. Before I knew with some degree of certainty what my gifts are and where I should serve, I just said to God, “Lord, I’ll serve in whatever area of work or ministry that is open and available to me.” Where there was a need and whenever I was asked, as long as time permitted, I just did it. And the more I served, the more I grew in knowing what my gifts are and where I should eventually direct all my time and resources to serve. If you are clueless about where to serve today, just tell God you are available to serve wherever He leads you and whatever opportunity arises today. Have a God-filled day!

“… choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Josh.24:15)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: This song had motivated me to serve, to follow the example of Jesus …. iPad users to click this link – Servant King to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

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TWC 20110921: Shaped For What?

Wednesday 21 September 2011

How do you know what God-given work or ministry you’re shaped for? Try asking yourself these questions: (1) What am I most passionate about? (2) In what do I derive the greatest satisfaction? (3) In what have I had the greatest effectiveness? (4) What work or ministry of mine has those around me affirmed the most? If your answers to the four questions are the same, then you have most likely found your area of work or ministry. All that is left to do is to ask the Lord to confirm it. Ask Him to show you clearly that this is it! If your answers to the four questions are different, then ask the Lord to show you which it is. If you spend enough time waiting on God, you will hear Him. God is more eager to reveal to you what it is than you are to find out! Have a God-filled day!

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (Jn.10:27)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: Listen to Terry Cole talk about how he discovered what he has been shaped to do in ministry …. iPad users to click this link – Shaped To Serve to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

TWC 20110920: Fan Into Flame

Tuesday 20 September 2011

How to grow better in an area that you’re already gifted in? The answer is to spend time and hard work growing in it and getting better in it. For instance, if you are already good at sharing the gospel with people, develop it further by praying more and learning more about how to handle different objections and questions. Or if you are good in singing, find a vocal trainer and learn to sing better. Or if you are a good leader, learn more about leadership from the best and become a better leader! You get the idea, just spend time and develop further what you are already good at. Take time today to fan into flame the gift that God has given you and let it make an impact in someone’s life. Have a God-filled day!

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.” (2Tim.1:6)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: What an inspiring song! …. iPad users to click this link – Consuming Fire to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

TWC 20110919: Use Your Gift

Monday 19 September 2011

We have different gifts according to the grace given us. What is yours? Is it to prophesy, to serve, to teach, to encourage, to contribute to the needs of others, to lead, to govern or to show mercy? (Rom.12:6-8). Whatever your gift might be, why not begin your day today by thanking God for it and ask Him to help you humbly serve someone with your gift today? See how people around you are blessed when you use your God-given gift. Have a God-filled day!

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (Rom.12:11)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: There are people around you who need you to use what God has given you to bless them …. iPad users to click this link – I’ll Need You to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

TWC 20110918: All My Worries

Sunday 18 September 2011

We tend to worry about too many things! Jesus said, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” We need to learn to rest in God and not worry about tomorrow. Many do not realize that not being able to rest in God simply means we do not believe God can help us in every situation. But where there is faith to believe in the power of God to act for us, there will be no fear and certainly no worry. As you prepare to go to church this morning to worship the Lord, cast all your cares on Him knowing that He cares for you so that your worship will be unhindered. Let your fears be displaced by a strong faith in God, let your worries be displaced by a quiet confidence and the blessed restedness that is yours as you trust in Him. Have a God-filled day!

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Mt.6:34)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: Enjoy this amazing song that will certainly still your heart and cause faith to rise in you …. iPad users to click this link – Still to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

TWC 20110917: All For One, One For All

Saturday 17 Sep 2011

“All for one and one for all!” We hear this chant in the story of The Three Musketeers – and it signifies unity, commitment and love. Unity of heart and mind, commitment to the same cause and sacrificial love for each other. The Bible says, “be of one mind, press on towards the goal and love one another.” Yet, so often God’s people, past and present, has done the exact opposite. Many who would just do what is right in their own eyes. Their chant would more likely be, “all for me, me for me”. As you begin your day today, why not ask the Lord to help you be like The Three Musketeers? Take the lead and be someone who upholds unity even when you’d rather persuade people to agree with you. Be someone who is committed to the shared vision even when you’d rather spend your time doing what you want. Be someone who loves sacrificially even when some people don’t deserve it. Have a God-filled day!

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col.3:17)

Barnabas Chong
Pastor-In-Charge, Cairnhill Methodist Church
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: Wow, over 250 Christian artistes singing one song for one common cause! …. iPad users to click this link – One Voice One Heart to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.

TWC 20110916: All The Best

Friday 16 September 2011

Jesus always gives you the best! Every good and perfect gift comes from above. Many often pray, “I am the head and not the tail, above and not beneath!”, an extract from Deut.28:13. However, they neglect to quote the verse in full. It is, “The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom” (Deut.28:13). HR people frequently say to unionists, “no rights without responsibilities”. Commit your day to the Lord and choose to walk the path of righteousness, following Jesus every step of the way without compromise. As you do so, know that God will give you all the best (though God’s idea of the best is not always the same as ours, but God’s best is always the best for us). Have a God-filled day!

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (Jas.1:17)

Barnabas Chong
Pastor-In-Charge, Cairnhill Methodist Church
Email us at todaysword@cairnhillchurch.com

Today’s recommended video: A new version of the Doxology, absolutely anointed, reminding us to praise God from Whom all blessings flow …. iPad users to click this link – New Doxology to view the video if you’re unable to view the one below.