SGP & JKT 2010 Update 7

 

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The more I travel out to Asia, the more I feel mixed emotions as I head back to the States. It is just humbling to see all that God is doing in this part of the world. I wonder if the amount of hunger and the openness to the Spirit can be matched in the United States. We are living in incredible times, where God is pouring out His Spirit in the hearts of His people this region.

There is a part of me that wants to be in Asia so that I can be a part of everything that God is doing. But then, I know that for now, God is calling me to raise up and train people in the States to be equipped to make disciples of all nations. In fact, I think my role will continue to evolve in the next 5-10 years. As things are getting more global, I don’t know if I will have one specific location where I will do my entire ministry.

God is graciously opening many doors for me to touch people lives with the Gospel in different countries and cultures. Wherever there is a need and whenever God opens up a door, I want to be faithful in obeying the Great Commission.

As I reflect on this trip, I am thankful that I had the privilege to witness so many great things. There are several things that God reminded me of on this trip (again):

1) There is no greater joy than to see someone come to make a decision to be a Christ-follower for the first time. This is something that I will continue to give my life to. It is priceless.

2) God’s love for His people is greater than my love for people. When my heart breaks for people, I am reminded that it is only a fraction of the love that God has for His people.

3) The Church is the only organization that can transform the world. With all its imperfections and weaknesses (because the Church is made up of sinful people), I still strongly believe that it is an avenue for people to experience life transformation.

4) The generosity of God’s people continues to amaze me. When people’s lives are touched by God, they will naturally overflow with a desire to give. They will also be more awaken to the needs around them and then meet that need with sacrifice.

5) Everything that we do has eternal significance. Sometimes we forget that the things we do, whether it is big or small, has an impact on people and for the Kingdom. This is why it is important to be faithful with everything that we are entrusted with.

 
 
As we close out the 2010, the blessings of God are too many to count. Now with 2011 around the corner, I am confident that God has greater things in store for us. God continues to amaze me with His grace.