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Possessing His Possessions In The Year 2016

 

“Possessing Our Possessions” is our church’s theme for the year 2016 and this is based on the Old Testament story on how God delivered His people into the Promised Land after 40 years in the wilderness.

I was looking forward to what my Promised Land would be. But as time passed, it seemed as though I had spent most of my 2016 in the wilderness rather than the Promised Land.

Earlier this year, a family member went through a difficult time and I took time to help her through it. I also performed poorly in my sales as I tried to protect my client's interests by advising them not to take unnecessary risks in the months leading up to Brexit.

Despite being aware of my challenges, my apathetic bosses placed me on performance management measures and I was threatened with termination.

Rather than be terminated, I thought I could leave the company and look for a new job. However, the job market was difficult as news of private bank laying off their bankers shook the industry.

Throughout this difficult period, God repeatedly spoke to me through Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

I believed in Him and tried to keep my peace and focus on my life and family, especially my supportive wife and lovely daughter, Hannah who was growing up so fast.

God is good and faithful. First, He delivered some big ticket deals that helped me keep my job. Then in November, He delivered me out from this wilderness by opening the door to a new job that I had always dreamt of. He really knows the desires of my heart.

The amazing thing was the job market continued to be challenging and the role was placed by another brother in Christ, a headhunter based in Malaysia and whom I have yet to meet in person.

Finally, I am really excited to share that God has blessed us with another child. We had been praying for a sibling to accompany Hannah for the longest time. God's timing is perfect. This news came on the same week that I had resigned from my old job. If my wife were to be pregnant anytime earlier,  she would have to deal with morning sickness and worry about my job at the same time.

No matter how meticulous and thorough our planning, we can never outplan God. His plan is perfect and delivered at the perfect timing.

All glory and honour be to Him.

 


Ng Hwee Yeow

Tags:

  • pregnancy
  • family
  • career

 


 

Experienced Manifold Blessings All Because Of Jesus

 

I have been saved since I was six and had been going to church regularly until my early 20s. Since young, I had the idea that I would be harshly judged by God for everything I’ve done in life and that I needed to be perfect to be a Christian. As a result, I put off going to church for many years because I wanted to get my life right first.

In February 2013, I left my marital home due to a dispute with my in-laws. My spouse and I had a good relationship, and we tried to keep the marriage going, but subsequently, he chose his parents over me and made the decision to proceed with a divorce instead.

In April 2013, my parents invited me to New Creation Church (NCC). Pastor Prince’s sermon was a refreshing change from what I thought I knew about the Word. I felt free, forgiven and I could see hope for the future. I made a decision to recommit my life to the Lord and I have seen His promises manifest manifold in my life.

In that same year, I started dating a fellow believer who was attending another church. He was a divorcee with a daughter. We enjoyed each other's company but it was not all smooth sailing; our relationship was often shaky and we never had marriage in sight for us.

However, we decided that we would both attend NCC together. In April 2014, I started serving in the children’s ministry Rock Kidz. I believe it is my calling as my teenage years were rebellious and difficult. I felt it is important to build a good foundation for a child than to mend a wayward teen or adult later.

Serving our Lord is one of the best decisions I have made in life. My boyfriend's daughter who did not want to attend Sunday school previously due to a bad experience, had also started attending Rock Kidz and enjoying it.

God has blessed me with more than the little time I have given Him. I received a glowing work appraisal for 2014 and was blessed with a five-month bonus — the highest I have ever received, and higher than the company average, along with a significant pay raise.

In 2015, my boyfriend and I decided to commit ourselves to come under God’s covenant for us — marriage. We got married in June 2015 and have been so blessed since.

God blessed my husband with a job offer that came with a 33 per cent increment. Despite our still trying financial circumstances, we purchased our first property in September 2015. In November 2015, I accepted a job offer with a 48 per cent increment. At this point, we wanted to have a baby but I did not have my period since August 2015.

In December 2015, at the referral of our General Practitioner, we went to see a gynaecologist and were told that I might have polycystic ovary syndrome and there was no ovulation. I rebuked this symptom, and started to apply the anointing oil, believing our Lord for a baby.

In early 2016, at one of our church services, Pastor Prince encouraged us to confess the Word in our prayer. I began confessing that there were no barren women in God’s kingdom, neither am I. The Bible says that we are to be fruitful and multiply, so shall my husband and I be.

In March 2016, my stepdaughter started asking for a sibling. I did not know how to reply her so one day, I told her to put her hand on my tummy and pray. She prayed out loud and we both said Amen.

A few weeks later, I tested positive on a pregnancy test kit. After our gynae check-up, we realised that the date of conception was just a day or two after her prayer!

I'm writing this in the delivery suite right now, and my full-term pregnancy has been smooth sailing, pain-free and symptom-free. Also, every single test result came back with a glowing praise report. Even as the machine is showing that I'm contracting every three minutes, I do not feel any pain and the nurses are surprised.

In fact, I was sent to the delivery suite after a routine check-up revealed that I was three centimetres dilated and having contractions. I was not surprised because my husband and I attended NCC's pre-natal seminar and were taught that the pain of childbirth is the curse of the law and because we have been redeemed from the curse through Jesus’ finished work on the cross, pregnancy can be enjoyable.

The contractions in the final hour were challenging but I'm happy to share that we delivered a beautiful and healthy baby boy. I hope my testimony brings glory to His name. All glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour.

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • pregnancy
  • children
  • relationships
  • marriage
  • family
  • Proclamation
  • set free

 


 

Possessing Family and Career Blessings

 

The year 2016 has indeed been a year where my husband and I possessed our possessions!

We had been believing God for the salvation of our parents for a number of years now. We were glad when both our mothers agreed to come to the Mid-Autumn Celebration service in September this year. My mother-in-law received Christ as her Saviour on the day itself while my mother was moved and has begun attending church.

We have also been believing God for a child for a year without success. I had been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome in my teenage years and never had regular menstruations. This year, on my birthday, when I happened to use a pregnancy test kit, it was good news! I had done this test many times before when my period was late but it had never been positive. Praise God for a wonderful birthday gift! We are now in our second trimester and are believing God for a champion baby.

I had also been praying for a number of years for a stable job that would allow me to grow and maximise my potential. In the middle of this year, I received two excellent job offers from reputable companies, and had the luxury of choosing between them. I am now flourishing in a new workplace which happens to be pro-family, and have colleagues who care for me. All glory to Jesus!

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • career
  • salvation
  • pregnancy