Life is a Marathon of God’s Grace and Presence

Phil 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

Ps 84:10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Life is a marathon and not a 100 meter race. We race so hard in life, to replace our phones, to upgrade our job and education, to upgrade from a three bed room housing board development to a condominium, from a Japanese car to a European car, etc. At the end, this is all in vain, for we cannot bring it all along to our next life. Continue reading

Finding the Real Jesus by losing religion

I am often amazed how accepting our sexual orientation changes us, a religiously fervent ex-Baptist Pastor became an ex-evangelical leaving God to find “God” now reduced to religious laws – love commandments to reconcile his conscience with him being gay. Often Religion rules our lives and not freedom in Christ and that is why many gay people don’t attend inclusive churches.

I didn’t have such a drastic coming out as the ex-Pastor and did not have to leave wife, church, and kids for discerning that it would cause harm to enter into such relationships which I could not keep for life. My coming out was a coming upon of the Holy Spirit, who spoke to my heart from Is 56:4 that I am a born Eunuch, born from my mother’s womb in Mat 19:12 without attraction to the opposite sex. I am blessed when I accept whom He had created me wonderfully as a gay person. It was the compassion and love of Jesus that made me let go. Jesus outed me and it has been a tough journey. Continue reading

The Nones will judge the church

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

We live in exiting times with Hillsongs New York fighting off the gay tribe knocking their doors, and even the mega church New Creation in Singapore issuing a statement to distant themselves when Adam Lambert performed at the Star Theatre which belonged to them. If they don’t extend the grace of God to gays, there can never be a revival for the Nones. But even if the doors are opened, unless there is justice in a judgement for compensation there can never be open doors. Continue reading