The Lord always know us face to face. He knows the numbers of hair on your head.
Matt 19:27 to 20:16
The difference is in how they believed.
Those that came early work the whole day were not happy. Sense of entitlement and sense of justice.
How they receive, the way the vineyard owner reacted – why do you blame me for being good?
The difference is they received from God either from a sense of justice and entitlement or from a sense of His grace.
They were upset because they compared.
God wants us to be satisfied. The focus is in His goodness.
This determines how we live our lives, either with frustration or rejoicing.
Simple faith to receive from a generous God.
To simply believe in His goodness towards you.
See His grace, and Jesus will see your faith.
If God is generous and unfairly good, why do we not live our lives in thanksgiving but instead, sometimes live angry, bitter and complaining lives?
If only i am like so and so? If only… what if..
The Word you hear is for you.
When Solomon asked for hearing heart, is this.
Meditate on the Word you receive.
What makes us complain? Is it because we don’t believe in His grace?
Is it because we are not satisfied with what we have and like Jacob, he always wanted somebody else’s blessings?
Why are we unhappy?
God is inviting us to serve in His vineyard. As you step out, He is a good Rewarder.
We are going through challenges and even some do not want to wake up in the morning.
The kind of challenges and we start to compare and to the extent of being bitter in life and going through dark thoughts.
At some point of time we do go through that. When we go through challenging moment, come to care group and go to church.
Sometimes we think we are serving the Lord and serving the ministry and the church need us, but it is the ministry that saves us.
The challenges melt and bitterness fade away when we serve. The Lord will take over.
Are there gifts and callings in you that God has placed in your heart?
God makes each one of us perfect. Ask God if you don’t know your gifting.
Is there something the Lord has put in your heart to do for Him?
For example, sing, lead worship, share the gospel with someone and etc…
Tithing is not just about giving 10%, but giving God the best of your time, the best of your youth
Children of Israel wondered for 40 years (one generation)
Your gifting, sometimes you might not know what is your gifting. Allow the Lord to guide you.
Kingdom friendship don’t come about overnight. Kingdom friends don’t come automatically. Kingdom friends don’t just talk about bible, build like normal friendship.
Weep with those who weep, rejoice with those who rejoice.
Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.
When God drop something, it is always in your heart and not in your head.
In order for the supernatural to happen, be natural first. Than supernatural will happen. It is super natural.
We need wisdom. Wisdom to know what we need and grace to apply.
Give yourself time. Time is 5 years.
You plant the seed, 3 years you see the flowers and 5 years you see the fruits.
Give yourself time. There is no instant solution
Just plant yourself in the still water. Be there.
One season is 3 months.
Stay planted, stay rooted.
not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.
Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.
He who promised is faithful.
This is referring to the vineyard owner – God
He promised you shall be the head and not the tail. He will leave you with the Holy Spirit
He will leave you with His joy.
He is preparing for you to go to a better place
The just shall live by faith
By Faith We Understand
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
By faith Abel
- God testify of his gifts. Abel still alive after death
By faith Enoch
- Enoch still lives
By faith Noah
- heir of righteousness
We believe we have life after this life.
God is giving a mansion for us.
If we know God is our Father and there is a better place for you, there is nothing to compare. We live a better life.
By faith Abraham.
- Gos called us to bring us in
He has prepared a mansion for us!
By faith Moses
- Moses still alive
God told him to speak to the rock but he misrepresented Him.
Moses went over still. God out of His grace and goodness did that.
There is eternal life.
Don’t worry about our human challenges. When we put God, God is the centre.
If God is not the centre, it is called off centre.
One thing is needful, that is to sit at His feet.
We think back where we fell, we go back to our smart.
Sometime we are not happy, David had everything but still coveted. God was angry and said if he had wanted more, ask Him. He would have given
The restlessness to make something good out of your life is evil.
The key word is restlessness.
You are not satisfied what do you do? You do with your own effort.
Drop on your knees and pray. Let God be God.
Take your place as man and He will take care of the rest.