Monday, 30 August 2010

Pay a price

Thank God for our Life Group (it's called Small Group) now.

I see some young people willing to be trained to help in the Kingdom and I also see some new visitors turning from bad decisions to Godly decisions.

These may not be the sign of revival but definitely a sign of God's children turning to God day by day. It's amazing.

We had a good leadership life group session the other night, with Pastor.

Many have been asked what do they enjoyed the most out of the Life Group ministry. Some say visitors converted to believer, some say member really responded to care, and all kind of responds to the question. Most of the answer reflects very little fun, or no fun lah.

However, I noticed something really interesting pattern.... that is everyone seems to have very little "natural enjoyment" over the Life Group leadership life style, but yet the strange things are they continue to do it despite little "fun" in it.

I remember in 1 Chronicle, bible stated "..... But King David said to Ornan, “No; I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.”

Kind David was offered from Ornan many things free to build altar and offer unto God, but David decided to pay for the items in full price,not even in discount. He definitely understood the teaching of paying a price for serving, and offering to God.

I believe our CG leaders understands that as well, most of all, struggle to serve, with 'little" or "no joy" sometimes but continue to serve, and learn to 'enjoy' out of 'no so enjoyable' task.

I believe that itself is a price for building the altar to such offering that God will treasure the most.

:- )