Posts on Faith:
Accepted Christ as my Saviour at 11 at a Children’s Church Camp in a Methodist Church, grew up in a Christian family who only prayed together around food during special occasions, like Christmas or the New Year.
If Christianity was something that could be passed down in a family, I would be like a second-generation Christian in my family.
Church was just a family activity on Sunday mornings. I looked forward more to the family lunch at some fancy cafe or eating place after church, more than attending church. The bible for me then, seemed more like a compilation of old stories of eccentric characters who did strange things.
I think my parents trusted Sunday School too much, as they depended on Sunday School teachers to teach me what they felt I needed to know about God. I have never encountered any Sunday School teacher, in that many years of attending Sunday School, who has successfully got me interested in the Christian faith.
Eventually, when I graduated from University and started joining the workforce, I decided that the church that my parents were attending were not really for me.
It was a few years after this, that I got swept into joining a megachurch which was focused on the ‘grace doctrine’, served in a ministry (was a church usher), and in the delusion of thinking that I knew what being a Christian really meant.
Spent the next 7 years in the megachurch, left in 2007, and spent the next 5 years searching for a church that I never found, and gave up with church altogether in 2012.
The last 7 years of being in the ‘wilderness’ (2007-2014), was when I experienced the most upheavals in my life, but it was also where I discovered God on my own and fully taught by the Holy Spirit. I have learnt more than I ever did about my walk and relationship with God in these 7 years, then all the years combined of attending any church or fellowship.
I realised, part of growing and maturing in my Christian walk, is the discipline to read the Bible daily, set aside time to talk to God through prayer, as well as the continued dependence on the Holy Spirit to teach God’s revelation behind the written word.
One can never learn enough about the things of God! Having a teachable spirit will make the difference.
I pray to have an attitude of pure and complete humility to God, to surrender my thinking, my all and my future to Him. To constantly hunger to hear from Him, so that I can be transformed into all He has uniquely made me to be, to be completely moldable in the hands of the Divine Potter.
May I become a vessel fit for the Master’s use, a vessel of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!