TWC 20111009: You Are So Faithful

Sunday 9 October 2011

God is faithful. No question about that. He works in and through us even though we lose sight of Him from time to time. Today, we celebrate the 13th Anniversary of Cairnhill Methodist Church. We thank God for His faithfulness towards us. Over the last 13 years, there were times we have stumbled, been careless and lacking in faith. Yet, the Lord had remained with us, patiently working amongst us to fulfill His vision for us. After all that He has done for us and for me, is there anything I can offer Him that is too costly? D L Moody – the greatest evangelist ever lived said, “Eyes have not seen, ears have not heard what God can do with, for and through a man totally consecrated to Him.” This is my prayer  – “Lord, You deserve every part of me. Though I’m weak, You’re strong. Though I’m often faithless, You are always faithful. And only You can use the insignificant offering I hold up to You to accomplish great things. Here’s my five loaves and two fish. Multiply them for Your glory, Lord.” To God alone be all the glory and the honor!

“The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” (1Thess.5:24)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: You Are So Faithful


TWC 20111008: Heavenly Wisdom

Saturday 8 October 2011

Our hearts and minds tend to be a little confused and unclear during tough times. What you and I need during a time of trial is wisdom and the Bible tells us that God gives it generously to all who ask. But when we ask, we must not doubt, we must believe that God will give it to us. What this means is – don’t pray and ask God for wisdom and then go out and do your own thing, trusting in your own wisdom! A lot of people do that, thus their prayer is just a mechanical exercise and it does not please God. Instead, when you ask God for wisdom, you should spend extended times alone with God to be quiet and to hear from Him. It is helpful to go away on a personal retreat to seek the Lord. As you hear from the Lord and receive wisdom from Him, boldly obey, step into God’s purposes for you and enjoy God’s blessings. God’s wisdom is always the best! So if there is something today that is weighing you down, causing you to be confused and unclear, ask God for wisdom, wait upon Him to receive it and act according to God’s revealed wisdom. Have a God-filled day!

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (Jas.1:5)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: Nu Metal guitarist needed wisdom, he asked God for help and got it ….

TWC 20111007: Small Is Big

Friday 7 October 2011

When the Captain of the hosts fight for you, when the Son of God is for you, who can be against you? You and I worship the God who said, “do not despise the day of small beginnings”. Small in the hands of God Almighty is BIG. Ordinary in the hands of the Mighty Warrior is EXTRAORDINARY. Weakness in the hands of the Everlasting God is STRENGTH. The next time the enemy makes you feel small, remind yourself of how God chose little David to defeat the giant Goliath. As you go about your day today, confess aloud that you worship the God who makes you BIG, EXTRAORDINARY AND STRONG through Christ!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil.4:13)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: My God Is So Big!

TWC 20111006: Let God Arise

Thursday 6 October 2011

When God steps in, the enemy signs out. When God arises, the enemy scatters. Where God is, the enemy is not. God and the enemy cannot share the same domain name. They both cannot be in charge of the same life at the same time. Where there is light, darkness is dismissed. The way to deal with a difficult situation is to let God arise in the situation and let His enemies be scattered. But how do we let God arise in a situation? Start with reading the Word of God, it lights up your path. Seek wisdom and strength in the Word. Then, pray unceasingly. Keep asking God to show you what to do. Finally, live according to the revelation you receive. Whatever God is prompting in your heart, wherever He appears to be leading you, as long as it does not contradict the Word of God, as long as you have received the confirmation of two or three godly persons, just do it! As you honor God, God will honor you. Have a God-filled day!

“Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, and let those who hate Him flee before Him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away ; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before God.” (Ps.68:1,2)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: Let God Arise by Chris Tomlin

TWC 20111005: The Power of Giving Thanks

Wednesday 5 October 2011

We should give thanks in ALL circumstances and that includes the good times and the bad times. But why should we give thanks for the bad times? Because when we don’t, we’re really saying, “God, have You gone on a vacation?” But when we do, we’re saying, “God, You’re still at work in my life and as long as You’re doing that, victory belongs to You and me!” When we give thanks, we are affirming that Jesus did not die on the cross in vain! When we give thanks, we testify by word and deed, that God is good and He is victorious all the time. When we give thanks, we live as overcomers, we tell the world how great is our God and we tell the Lord, “we trust in You!” Is there something that you haven’t been able to thank God for because it is causing you too much pain and grief? Something that’s making you doubt the greatness and the power of God? Why not release it totally to the Lord today and give thanks to God for it and see how the Lord will make you an overcomer.

“They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” (Rev. 12:11)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: “Lord, I’m struggling, show me what I have to be thankful for  ….”

TWC 20111004: All Who Are Weary, Rejoice!

Tuesday 4 October 2011

For the joy that was set before Him, Jesus endured the cross. What joy? The joy of obedience to the Father which brought about the rescue of countless lives and the reconciliation of lost sinners to the Father! For Jesus, the cross was about carrying the sins, the weaknesses, the failures and even the deliberate defiance of the people He created and loved. Is there a cross you’re carrying today? There probably is one, we all have ours. The way to live as a believer is not to fix your eyes on the weight of the cross but to cast your eyes beyond the big and heavy cross and see, by faith, the joy of obedience to the Father which will reap a bountiful harvest in God’s perfect time. Blessings are always preceded by obedience. Did He not say, “trust in Me with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths”? (Prov.3:5,6) Have a joyful day in God!

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: Enjoy this beautiful song ….

TWC 20111003: All Who Are Weary, Come!

Monday 3 October 2011

The amazing thing about the Christian faith is that you and I have a Savior who sympathizes with our weaknesses, who has felt the pain of human loss, been stung by unkind words and has experienced the burden of carrying huge responsibilities. Isn’t it comforting to know that our Savior has been there, done that and He knows how you and I feel? He rejoices when you rejoice, and He suffers when you suffer. As you begin your day today, remember that while no one else may understand how you feel about a burden you’re carrying, Jesus does. Not only does He understand how you feel, He also invites you to find rest in Him. That’s the way to live, take your burdens to the Lord in prayer and rest in Him. Have a blessed and restful day!

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Mt.11:28)

Pastor Barnabas Chong
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Today’s recommended video: Enjoy this beautiful song by Jaci Valesquez….