As a pioneer founder of the church dad is attending ( now in borrowed premises) , he became sad and discouraged when his pastor stepped down as she became too distracted with the cares of this world, and later, the church ( of over 40 years) which was located in a row of shophouses was sold en bloc with the rest of the shop houses by majority vote.
However, praise God, after two years, God has answered prayer with appointment of a new pastor from Sri Lanka. Today he is visiting my dad, who is glad for one of the few pastoral visits (third in fact from this pastor even though he does not drive and has to rely on public transport. ) over the many years. Where there is a will there is a way, philosophizes my dad.
What a difference this pastor is making – affirming the church leadership with only the committed, faithful and true, teaching the Word, showing by example what being the leader in his family is, and caring and loving the flock of God. May The Lord lend this pastor to the church for many more years to come and prosper the church as it grows and rises up to win many and disciple them in the household of faith.
And what is dad’s next prayer in land scarce Singapore? It is for a suitable building that will be dedicated and used to give glory to our Lord, and where His Presence will fill the house with many miracles and signs following. Does it have to be a big building? No, it must be where God’s presence is there and the people enter its doors with praise and thanksgiving and leave with the words – ” we have been in the Lord’s Presence and it has been good to be in the house of The Lord!”
When was the last time you prayed for the Lord’s unction to be on your pastor, instead of criticizing him?
When was the last time you prayed that the church you attend will be a house of prayer, with the Presence of The Lord filling the house with signs and wonders following in the lives of sinners and saints?
It is time we go on bended knees and with prayer and fasting, pray for the man of God in our midst, as he needs the Presence and power of God just as much as we do, in fact more when the enemy is attacking the local shepherd to scare and disperse the flock , and where the wisdom and discernment of The Lord and His Word are in short supply.
Lord, teach us to worship You in Spirit and in Truth and to pray for Your man for this hour who will be Your spokesperson to Your people. Lord help us to love You more than anything else for Jesus’ sake. Amen.