SUNDAY SERVICE: (I'm writing this down based on how I understand the message delivered by our Pastor)
The gift of sight is powerful.
You see things around you.
You see people surrounding you.
We can see pain, sorrow and tears...
And yet, what do we do about it?
We see others helpless,
We see them striving to be strong,
Some even are giving up...
Since the power of sight is POWERFUL, we need to use it more.
Who are the leaders, we ask? It is us--- and it is OUR JOB to reach out to people and open their hearts towards God.
In the bible, Nehemiah saw the need of his people:
1. He hears the frequent news wherein the kingdom of Jerusalem is in the state of destruction.
2. Insulting the people and everyone in Jerusalem
3. Their homes have been destroyed and a lot of repairing is needed to re-inforce the infrastructures required.
Nehemiah 1:4b, 5-6
Ask yourselves wherever you're now living or what stage you are in your life...
Do you know what happens to you when you die? Are you going to Heaven?
How about the people close to you: your family, friends and relatives... Are you confident that you're all Heaven-bound?
Look around you, if you know Jesus, no one can judge you. If you do NOT know Jesus, still... NO ONE CAN JUDGE YOU.
But, you can do something about it; SURRENDER your life to Jesus. He is the ONLY WAY through the Father, and NO ONE gets through the Father EXCEPT THROUGH JESUS.
God will never forsake us because He loves us so much, even when we are stained with sins. The God Almighty has NEVER judged us, why do we even consider that we have every right to do so?
Repent. Pray. Seek God in your life.
Going back to Nehemiah's journey, because of what he heard about the unfortunate situation in Jerusalem, his heart was convicted and he felt sorry for the people suffering and he showed compassion for the need of his people. This has left a deep mark on his heart as he started to do something about it. It breaks his heart to see the people in that kind of state. So, what did he do about it?
Prayer and fasting.
God knows what is in your heart. No one can judge you IN ANY WAY. If you feel that God is knocking at your heart, please, let HIM in; allow Him to be your strength. He can do ALL things in your life! What are you afraid of, huh? His love is unconditional--- it's AGAPE.