Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers. Most of all to our Heavenly Father who loves us. Song dedication for Father’s Day in Chinese by one of our youth disciple in our Johor Baru Church.
Announcement: The JB Church will not be having midweek services on Friday 24 and 31 January. We will also not be having our Sunday service on 26 January. We will resume our Sunday service on 2 February. Happy Chinese New Year.
Our guest speaker, Mr. Richard Cheong, family life consultant, delivered the parenting workshop “Five Love Languages for Parenting.” Teaching us on how to love our children according to their own emotional love need.
- Words of Affirmation
- Acts of Service
- Quality Time
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My thoughts about our Elohim:
1.Without God (Elohim), There Is No Beginning:
I am here only because of God. He made me. Without Him, I will not even exist. I love my life. I love living. That is why I am so thankful the He created me so that I can have being.
Who do we worship, the Creator or the created things? Created things will not last longer than the Creator. The Creator provides forever. Created things breaks frequently.
2.All Of God’s (Elohim) Creation Is Good – And It Is Made For Me.
Our world is God’s gift for us. That is awesome. Imagine, planet earth was created to be my playground. I love this gift. It is no wonder we, as people, love nature. A place of peace, enjoyment, and tranquility.
3.I’m Special – I Am Created In God’s (Elohim) Image
Unique. There is no another me. I am the only edition. Better than special edition. It is the best edition. Best because I am made by the best craftsman in the universe.
He is Elohim, my God.
Philippians 2:12-13. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
There is a saying, “Time heals all.” Time doesn’t heal all. It heals some but buries most. As it states in the verse above, we must actively work out our issues as in doing physical therapy for an injury. The word salvation in this verse could mean both salvation as in going to heaven or ‘salvation’ as in healing from our life’s hurts and problems. God saves us not only for our future glorious eternal life, but He also saves us in this present life on earth by healing in our minds and hearts.
When physical injuries come, to heal completely we need physical therapy. Leaving the injury alone, we will not fully heal. Instead, it will only result in stiffening the joints and muscles. When emotional injuries happen, to heal we too must have emotional growth therapy and resolve the internal conflicts. If not, our emotional “joints and muscles” will stiffen and it will be even more painful when we need to use those emotional “joints and muscles” in the future. This emotional stiffening could be a reason why some find it harder to face anxieties, worries, fears, anger, sadness, and other unpleasant emotions. By avoiding, burying, or over-controlling these feelings and emotional pains, rather than resolving them, we make them inflexible. Thus, the pain remains.
Some ideas for our emotional workout for healing:
- Be willing to have the pain. Let go of the struggle to avoid or control your pain.
- Have a healthy emotional diet of daily bible study and prayer. Let God heal your heart.
- Find a safe group that you can feel loved and accepted in, where you can be vulnerable about your pain. We need healthy relationships to help us heal.
- Have a weekly routine to get the emotional help you need.
- Have a spiritual mentor who can guide you through this process.
- Don’t rush the process. This is where time comes in. We need to let time along with your active growth work heal your heart.
To listen – Audio link: https://archive.org/details/TimeHealsAll .
Joey was baptized into Christ in Kuantan, Malaysia, 2011. However, due to different struggles, she left the Lord about one year later. After several years, she realized that she needed the Lord. Without God, her life was empty. In the beginning of this year, Joey started to come back to church. With the help and encouragement of sisters, she began her journey and was restored on the 13 November 2016.