Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Try Jesus


When it comes to blessings this is were we missed the point, we seek out hard for blessings and yet we don't seek out the source of blessings. We ask sometimes desperately for it and yet we don’t desperately want to get closer to the source of it all.

The key to receiving blessings is to build relationship with the Source of Blessings Himself. Try getting close to Jesus.

by aats

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Joy of Mission

The joy of mission comes from real encounter. We hear stories, learn from their lives and enjoy their company. Mission encounters are glimpses of heaven, moments of hope and where the divine becomes tangible. To have joy in mission then is to be open to encounter. It is to be open to listen to stories and conversation. It is hard to find joy in mission if we are closed.

by aats

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Heart

A complaining heart is a tired heart. It is a heart either filled with pride or envy. Irrational are the decisions coming from a complaining heart. How is your heart? Is it capable of looking at the other side? Is it still able to see the good?

There are valid complaints for sure, however it is different when we make faultfinding our mantra in life.

by aats

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Posture of the Heart


What is our reason for service? Who is our reason for service? Jesus, we answer right away. However our actions and actuations speaks something else. It is therefore necessary examine ourselves if we are to grow. Communal life is important in achieving this, because we have blind spots. The challenge though is not that we don’t know our blind spots because most of the time we do. Our challenge is to acknowledge it, if we are to grow.

The posture of our heart is very important, because if it is not directed towards Jesus, it is selfish even if it is service.

by aats

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Not Service


It is not service that makes us missionaries. It is not service that makes us SFC, or Mission Volunteers and Fulltime Pastoral Workers for that matter. It is the Lord and his grace. It is Jesus who made us missionaries and by His grace we are still here.

It is important to always be reminded of this truth, because it is so easy to fall into the trap of measuring success with how much service we give. No, this is not what made us missionaries. It is not how much service we give, but rather, how much Jesus we have. Then because we have Jesus, we give Jesus fully in service.

What had been more evident in me: Jesus or service?

by aats