Pastor's Message

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Rev Chua Ooi Suah

As 2018 draws to an end, how do we look back? What kind of attitude should we adopt to face the new year? Let us look back and move forward confidently from the perspective of a community of faith.

Review. Counting on the Lord

We are convinced that what happened in the past is not coincidental but are part of a meaningful plan.

At the nexus of the current year and the new year, let us slow down, set aside some time and find a quiet place to wait on the Lord and reflect on God blessings and grace upon us in 2018. Let us ask seek the Holy Spirit as we reflect on events in 2018:

What life experiences have I encountered this year? During these experiences, what care had the Lord given me? Who did God send to help me grow in my life experiences? What did God allow me to experience to enrich my life?

Prayer: God, please teach us to count our days, so that we may have wisdom.

Looking ahead: Relying on the Lord

We are convinced that tomorrow belongs to God and He is in charge of tomorrow.

We are uncertain of global events that might happen in 2019. But we can adopt the right attitude by making a covenant with God in the new year:

In the new year, let us concentrate on the fear of God and make Him the center of our lives.

Let us seek the Lord’s guidance and help in everything we do and pray that God will grant us the confidence and reassurance that we need.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, as your beloved children facing a new year, we pray that we will walk with You and allow You to shape us such that we will rely on Your faith in the days ahead.