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Rev Dr Niam Kai Huey

 

November 2014

The LORD said “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.” (Isaiah 44:3)

What a precious promise! For the past two months, our church has emphasised the desire and dependence on the Holy Spirit through our pulpit, teaching, and prayer meetings. God certainly let those who seek Him, find Him and experience His grace of renewal and healing. The Holy Spirit works differently in everyone, and our experience of being filled by the Holy Spirit and the gifts we received also differs. We should not compare among ourselves, neither should we emphasise on a particular gift or spiritual encounter. Our sole desire should be to seek God. Let God, in His own time and manner, awaken our love for Him and help us to express His love.

God will be glad to do so. He is most willing to pour water on thirsty land, and streams on dry ground. Those who seek God earnestly and eagerly, God will definitely pour His Spirit upon us. Such is God’s grace!

When we feel our thirst and admit our barrenness, then we will long for Him. Do not be satisfied with your present condition. Open your mouth wide and receive the breath of life from the Holy Spirit, until we become a well-watered garden, and the wind of the Holy Spirit blows upon the garden of our soul, that its fragrance fill the air (Song of Songs, 4:16).

The theme of the pulpit in November and December is “The Core Virtues of the Christian Life”. We pray that the Holy Spirit’s presence renews us, and our life is forever changed. Our lives need to grow constantly in the likeness of Christ’s character and virtues. We are using the next 2 months to reflect on the core virtues of the Christian life, and to eagerly set them as our growth targets. Especially when we are nearing the 2nd anniversary of YMM, as we count God’s blessings, may the Holy Spirit also bear Spirit fruit in us and spread the fragrance of Christ.

Brothers and sisters, as Advent and Christmas approaches, let us rely on the Holy Spirit to spread the gospel of Christ cheerfully and gratefully. Let us also work together to share the love of our Father with Yishunites. While we are participating in the “Food Drive” to help needy families, let us also prayer walk. Our Christmas carolling team will be bringing glad tidings of Christmas to the hospital patients. Are you ready? You and I are the church, so let us live out the virtues of the Christian life, and fill Yishun with Christ’s love.

 

The Lord says “I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants”. Holy Spirit, come fill the church, Yishun residents and our future generations. Amen.

 

 


Rev. Dr Niam Kai Huey

November 2014

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