Pastor Gideon's visit to YA meeting last Saturday was really a blessing to the grypers....which i would say that. I always got excited when a guest speaker comes bcoz want to know what he or she will be preaching or sharing. Pastor Gideon's preaching last Saturday was taken from the book of Daniel, chapter 1. (Don't know why these past few months we've been ministered with Daniel chapter 1 again and again). I didn't jot down any notes bcoz I just wanted to really pay attention to his preaching.
Well, Pastor Gideon was preaching about how Daniel and his three friends kept themselves pure to the Lord even though they were taken captive by the Babylonians. And bcoz of their obedience towards God, God had caused them to become outstanding among the Babylonians and to be qualified to enter the king's service of Babylon. The message was all about living uprightly and not to compromise our Christian faith though we are living in a corrupted world or a world where it is not according to God's way.
At first, I told myself ok, not bad... it was a message that everyone could relate to and it is something that we Christians really have to look into. However later on, it was Ps Gideon's life testimony that really touched me. He shared about how his life was turned around by God, from a really messed up teenage guy to a really successful person. It was amazing to know how God can change us no matter how messed up we are if we surrender to Him and believe that He is in control. God will also bless His children abundantly if they choose to honour Him and not to compromise their Christian way of living.
Though I have listened to many great testimonies from Christians in the past, still I'm not tired to listen of how different people's lives have changed because of God. They always remind me that God is so faithful, so forgiving and so loving and He only offers what is best for us. All God wants is our faithfulness towards Him...that's it.
I want to end this blog by saying this...let's choose to stand for God no matter what for He is worthy after what He has done for us on the cross. Okay the end. By the way, frisbee rocks!
Take care and God bless!