Reflections from the Message delivered by Ptr. Cawir Ginting
Every man and woman was created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). This doesn’t mean we are God but rather that we have God’s potential inside us.
Knowing the potential within, we must have a vision for our future
A man without vision is a man without a future. A man without a future will always return to his past.
Ptr. Cawir Ginting
Our vision is the picture of our future. In order for this vision to be fulfilled we must be filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is the one who’ll guide us to have a blueprint for our lives. He is the one who will give us direction and wisdom on how we can fulfill our vision.
Sometimes our visions seem too long in coming especially if it is big. But as Habakkuk 2:3 says “If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”
We may feel that our vision is slow in coming but actually God has a perfect timing and according to His timing it won’t be delayed.
When God says something it will come to pass.
When man saya something it depends on the situation.
We can always trust God to fulfill our visions that we have aligned with His will. All we need is to have faith in Him by fixing our eyes on Jesus.
When our focus is on Jesus, then we won’t be swayed by whatever situation we come across because we know that surely our vision will come to pass. Why? Because when Jesus died on the cross and paid the penalty for our sins, He also gave us freedom to become children on God – the descendants of Abraham pertained in the Bible to whom God has made an everlasting covenant and promise to prosper and always succeed.
In order to experience growth and increase we must become effecive and productive. This we achieve by following what Peter said in 2 Peter 1:5-8:
In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.
The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 1:5-8 (NLT)
We must make effort to develop our faith by supplementing it with goodness that is readily visible; with knowledge that we acquire through continuous learning; with self-control and disciple; with perseverance and resilience – always bouncing back even when life hits us hard; with holiness; and with brotherly love for one another.