It has been a while since I blog. In fact, our times in Uganda and now back in Singapore have been quiet on the blog front. On my desktop there are many word docs saved. Each doc is a blog post which I started but never finished.
I am now 36 and moving quickly into 40s. I am now in a period of my life where I often reflect my past.
It has been more than ten years since I became a Christian. Looking back, a lot has changed. I was in Canada back then. I was participated in triathlon and endurance sports.
Now I am in Singapore for this season and married to Wai Jia for almost four years. I am now working at church.
Last night I was teaching at church on Short Term Missions. After sharing our stories and experiences in Uganda, I whatsapped her later the night that we had a lot of good experiences following the Lord.
Following the Lord. This is what it means to be a Christian. Where Jesus calls, we go. It is simple and difficult. It sounds almost too easy and almost impossible.
Deep in my heart, I wouldn’t want to do anything else.
A while ago I preached that following Jesus will cost everything we have. When we think about that, the first thought tends to be sorrow. I am going to miss that and I am going to give up that. But, if the Holy Spirit is in us, there is also an abundance joy of doing so. So it is both. It is sorrow and joy. Joy and sorrow.
But at the end of the day, it is all about obedience.
And this is what it really matters at the end.
Wai Jia and I are once again in this crossroad. Where we might have to give up everything and follow the Lord. Where He goes, we follow. There will be sorrow but I realized there are much joy when we obey.
Selling everything in Canada to move to Singapore is fill with sorrow but it is overshadow by the joy of obedience to Jesus.
Before we went to Uganda, we did the same thing. We never thought we would be back in Singapore so soon (at least not after one year).
One thing I keep praying to the Lord and for each of us is that we never lose this desire to seek Jesus when we get old.
There’s no point in being burning hot for Christ in the beginning and end up cold and harden at the end. When you race, you want to finish the race strong.
So we continue to pray and seek the Lord.
And we know He is a good God. He is more than proven by the experiences we had of following Him in the past few years.