Do you ever wonder how you got to where you are?
Island ECC, my home church started a new series today called “scrapbook”. This series will be based on understanding how god works in our lives. I often ponder and reflect on how I am living where I am, how my character and personality is the way it is, how God has changed my heart, etc. This sermon was really fitting for my last time at church before going back to university.
Since I arrived in Boston two years ago, my faith has been challenged in many ways, at this rate it is quite stagment. Every Sunday I went to ECC this summer i have praised and thank God for this church, it is a blessing and a community of honest humble believers. We are broken and we are not afraid to admit it. We are imperfect and Gods grace saves us. Today I was reminded that God knows and it is all a part of his plan that he has placed me where I am.
“…He determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” Acts 17:26
It is a good encouragment and reminder to all of us that even when we feel inadequate, when we feel like our relationship with God is stagment in where we are… God still has a reason for us to be there. He overcomes all our excuses and uses what we have for His good.
“…the people who know God will display strength and take action.” Daniel 11:32
Notice that it does not say the people who know God might display strength, but it says they will display strength. Those who know God have a relationship with Him. Being a Christian is about having a relationship with God not the religion. Sometimes I think if the world could understand that, there will be a lot more people who believes in God and all that he has set for our lives.
Although I will not be in Hong Kong physically for the rest of the Scrapbook series, I am looking forward to listening to the podcasts and learning to understand what is behind God’s heart is every circumstance.
I was meant to leave tonight back to the US but because of the hurricane, my departure has been pushed to this coming weekend. I am mentally prepared to start my life in Boston again
, a new apartment, a new school year. I am, on the other hand, happy to have a few more days at home with my family and friends. I continue to pray for safety in the east coast as the hurricane hits and the typhoon hitting Taiwan. To all my Boston friends, I will be back soon!