Last night September 5th 2015 i attended to Toowong Baptist Church part of a Brisbane Chinese Church Connection event talk on ” Staying on the Narrow” Sydney Pastor Peter Ko, (former Ignite speaker) . It was based on the biblical bible Luke 10:38-42.
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
From what i heard and learn from last night during the talk is that we should be more like Mary and less of Martha in fact our busy life is not what we have to be instead of just what “people/world/ society” expect of us to do . Every time when i open up my paper book Bible instead of smart phone/internet Bible i feel empowered and encouraged in reading his word. From John 1 ” – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. ” just how amazing is this assurance that God wrote it and it is with God and he was filled with the word. So like i was saying just don’t be like Martha who is trying to please Jesus for what you do in life as more like Mary relax a bit and enjoy life in a way that is not being expect us to be. From simple understanding ( this is my understanding can be totally wrong actually) ” Sit back and relax time to time in God’s word more and more in our busy life” it may sound complicated but in fact is not that hard we all have ” free time ” during our day is more about the heart and the desire if you want the strong relationship with Christ even more. Not just because you were told by what people say or even me i want you to understand he is “everything to you ” because of his grace and love he send Jesus Christ to died on the cross for our sin .I don’t know where should begin but in all honour and all blessing for him right now and until the end of the days. I love the summary from Peter as he mention and reminder for us that ” we shouldn’t let others dictate us what we think and don’t let busy control our life” … something along those lines i think . So just like in this scenario i felt more like Mary but in some way Martha because at the moment i am doing nothing not nothing just mean searching for work , deciding what to do with life next after finish and graduating youth work and looking for volunteer work or some sort to gain more experience and life goal as a school chaplain. I know is going to be hard but in the mean time i am staying strong despite all my struggles i can trust him alone. In everything i do is not to please God is to bring people closer toward Jesus in my weakness i want to bring his name all honor and all power. During this time of “sitting back/relaxing” i can still do a lot of amazing wonderful stuff for him just like i mention to people who i have chatted to – when i say chat is more like / face to face interaction not like facebook/skype or even text/sms message i feel like i can catchup with a lot of people from time to time and go adventure or some sort. But the problem is my insomnia illness is making me so painful and stress to the point that i barely able to sleep at night making me the next day less energy and less productive to what i do best is to talk to people or write more. I know i can’t be discouraged or self look down in what i want to do best. At the meantime i am planning and i think i will definitely try this upcoming week either go check up my illness if this is serious or not only you Lord knows and the doctors of course but to be thankful and blessed in all i have already. All i ever wanted in life is to share about your story and bring your name the highest and almighty. So let me leave you now by giving you thanks God because you are amazing and wonderful indescribable and more literally today is Father’s Day September 6 2015 in Australia . So i need to get ready to head to church and eat some breakfast before going to church in a hour two . I didn’t realise i spend the last or two writing this message it’s what i like to do and what makes me happy. So let me leave with you what i always say goodbye for now and back soon in my thought process later. Hope you feel encouraged and empowered in this short message reflection about the talk last night if not i can try ask them the BC3 people for the audio once they upload on the server i will let you know.
Peace out and Jesus love you no matter ! 🙂