Today I woke up as usual, not expecting much, it is just another Sunday afterall.Things been up my mind so much these days that sometimes I wondered how did God wired our brain that it will just go to such extend even without me allowing it. So uncontrollable.
Today's service is very personal, I know it is really very intimate to every single one of us in the auditorium.
However, for me it started even before the service started. The presence of GOD was so strong even during pre-service prayer meeting, even though I was late for 5 mins, I felt something touched me so deeply even when Sun was sharing. That's when I know something is going to be so different today!
Today's message is very timely, very apt.
HOW TO FIREPROOF YOUR FAITH?
If you know me well, I got no problem with THANKSGIVING.
It is always easy for me to give thanks, people often tell me,
"Anna, you really thank God for those small things I always overlooked in my day-to-day life!"
"Sometimes you really make me look out for small details because you thank God for even the bird you see on the way to work!"
I do write down stuffs in my journal, so it makes it really easy to be thankful as I read back my past entries.
This is also not hard for me to do.
I know His Goodness more than I thought I know.
I walk to the MRT singing praise, I shower singing praise, I exercise singing praise also!
And to be thankful, usually I show it through praise!
Well, this is the one that hit me the most today.
Worship is coming to God with an attitude of submission to Him, to come with no agenda in mind, being selfless and enjoying His presence.
Today I was being transported back to the first time I experienced Him.
I remembered how much I long to be in that state, as I couldn't explain it then, it just feel so fulfilling but yet wanting more of it.
And then I recalled how I reached that state, it is when I really left everything behind and focused on Him and nothing else. That was my first time coming before Him as a true worshipper.
That kept me close to Him.
The encounter this morning in service is just so tremendous, it was more than revisiting my first love, it made me experience once again the importance of worship all over again, one huge part that I've been not giving much attention these past few years.
I shall just end this post with this song.