Saturday, August 14, 2010

Faith With Out Deeds Is Dead



.... just as the body without spirit is dead, so is faith without deeds (action) [James 2:26] ....

These words rings strongly in my ears as I struggle to lead my 1st formal prayer meeting in Mandarin yesterday. Looks like the Lord had to "push"me me off the boat again into the waters to test and build my faith.

I was still OK with the idea of leading prayer met when asked by Bro Ding on Thursday morning because Tsuey was around --- so ... my usual contingency was for to be my interpreter ... but God had other plans. Tsuey is on schedule to take care of the kids instead and she asked if we could stick to the original schedule --what can I say but YES .. because deep down in my heart, I know I just got to JUST DO IT!

So, it was time to step out in faith and allow God to work thru me .... and God did .. :0 ... I knew I could not pray in Mandarin yet ... so, by His grace, He gave me the idea that I can pass the mike around for brothers and sisters to pray .. as I share the prayer pointers .... praise God ...it works ... His grace is always sufficient for us ... and He will not test us beyond what we can bear ... so when God ask you to jump off the boat ... JUMP! He will be there to help you walk on the waters .... when u jump off in faith and fix your eyes on Him ...

This is God's way of confirming that I should preach my 1st sermon in church next week in Mandarin ...something which I struggled for almost 1mth .... God indeed works and speaks thru mysterious circumstances eh .... :0 ..

"Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" (Heb 11:1) ..

What do I hope for --- to be able to preach, worship, worship lead, prayer and read Mandarin because of His specific call in my life ...

So, from now till then ...... its faith action all the way till I reach my final destination in this area..

4 comments:

PreciousPearl said...

in Mandarin..... wow! respek, my dear, esp since I think my Mandarin balik tongsang liao :(

u should get a recording/ video made :)

ing said...

.... only God can make me do this .... only Him ... if on my own -- crazy ah ... His grace la ... :0 ... rber keep me in prayer!

PreciousPearl said...

will do! and all the best with it :)

ing said...

thanks ... not by might nor by power but by His Spirit ... and His grace alone ...