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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

 


 

No Longer An Angry Mum

 

I used to struggle a lot with my temper towards my children, especially my eldest boy, in the area of his studies. During the run–up to exams, daily blow–ups were a fixture in our household.

After every incident, I would pray and ask God to change me. At that time, we were still relatively new to New Creation Church. I would still deal with sin the same way I was taught in the past. I would confess my sin to God, and ask for His forgiveness. Then, I would vow not to do it again.

I employed all kinds of strategies to try and stop losing my temper by counting to 10, taking deep breaths, leaving the room, screaming into a pillow and beating up a pillow. I even made a poster for my children to wave in front of my face. It read, “Mummy, you are raising your voice! Please leave the room NOW to cool down!” Needless to say, none of these worked for long.

I spent a lot of time after each relapse wondering why God was not answering my prayer and changing me. This sense of failure added to the guilt and worries I had over the impact of my actions and my son’s studies, and these led to even more anger outbursts. I dreaded the year my son had to take his Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). I couldn’t bear to think how I would turn out when I was already so out of control in a normal year.

Now that we are seven months into the PSLE year, it suddenly occurred to me that this year has been incredibly peaceful! The exam is just two months away and I couldn’t quite believe it. Even my children and husband all agreed that my temper had improved a lot this year.

The truth of the matter is, sometime in the middle of last year, my family faced with new challenges that took my mind off my temper problem. The challenges were so overwhelming that I desperately sought Jesus in order to cope. I began to play Pastor Prince’s sermons regularly in the car and also read regularly from grace–based devotionals and the Psalms, and declared out loud that I am the righteousness of God in Christ whenever I felt fearful.

These constant reminders of Christ’s finished work, His unceasing love and my unassailable position in Him, had given me such peace, security and joy to face all the challenges. This deep peace even extended to the area of my son’s studies. I have not used any of those strategies to control my temper this year because the things that used to rouse my anger easily in the past, no longer made me angry.

Because of the challenges, I had to return to work and had even less time to guide my boy in his studies. To counter my anxiety over this, we took to praying together in the car every morning when I sent my children to school. We would start by reminding ourselves of what Jesus has done, and of our righteousness in Him. We would also remind ourselves that all the blessings Jesus deserves, we now receive because of His finished work and that His supply of grace is never–ending. Then, we would pray for God to give my son the desire to study and for God to empower him to act out this desire.

For Chinese language, my son’s weakest subject, we would remind ourselves that God created the Chinese language and that He is the best speaker and writer of it in the whole universe, and because He is with my son, he can draw from Him whenever he needs guidance. Praying daily had really contributed to the peace I had over the exams.

It is very clear to me now that when I was preoccupied with my temper problem and trying by my efforts to overcome it, I was bound to fail. Victory only came when I was no longer focused on the problem, not even on trying to solve it, but focused instead on Jesus and His finished work. All glory be to God!

Thank you, Pastor Prince and New Creation Church for teaching so clearly about God’s grace.

 


The writer has requested anonymity.

Tags:

  • studies
  • relationships
  • family
  • proclaiming
  • Meditation
  • prayer
  • transformation

 


 

Restoration in Relationship with Son

 

2011 was a very challenging year for me. It was the year my son went through a rebellious stage. To top it off, he was sitting for his Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) that year.

In the end, he scored badly for his exams and ended up in the Normal Academic stream. At that time, it was like the end of the world for me! I couldn’t accept the result, and started to blame God for allowing such a thing to happen. Knowing that he had disappointed me greatly, my son felt condemned and withdrew himself from me and this strained our relationship.

Weeks after the release of the results, while I was still upset with God, Pastor Lawrence Lim preached a message that taught us how we ought to respond in the midst of our disappointments and challenges. He reminded us not to judge God’s love based on what we were going through but to judge His love based on the cross of Jesus.

There and then, I realised how self–centred I had been for being angry with God for not getting what I wanted. I was totally ashamed of myself. I then repented and heard God telling me not to use the world’s standard of success on my son. Since He was the one who created him, how would He love him less and not want him to be successful in life? He wanted me to trust in Him, let go and rest in Him.

When my son entered Secondary 1, I learnt to parent with grace. I also began to see that education isn’t everything in life but letting our children encounter Jesus is top priority. My desire for my son was then changed from wanting him to do well academically to him having Jesus and loving church.

For this, I want to thank God for placing us in New Creation Church. After attending DARE, the youth group for secondary school students, my son began to change for the better. I am amazed to hear positive comments from his leaders about him and see how much he had grown in his walk with the Lord. I knew it had to be God.

In spite of all these, my relationship with my son didn’t get any better. At times, I felt guilty and condemned for failing to be a good mum and for not doing enough to maintain a good relationship with my son. But I thank God for the grace message that constantly reminds me to not look to myself and situation but to continue to trust in God and not lose hope.

In 2015, my son had to take another major examination — the “N” Level examination. We were hoping that my son could do well enough to go straight to the polytechnic but both my hubby and I knew that my son wasn’t confident. Nonetheless, after Pastor Prince shared the theme of the year as the year of HIS restoration, I felt led to encourage my son to look to Jesus for his restoration. I also told him that he was not going to the examinations alone but that Jesus was going with him.

Before the end of 2015, we experienced HIS RESTORATION! Not only did Jesus caused my son to perform well, his results enabled him to enter the course of his choice in the polytechnic. Jesus also restored my son’s confidence and most importantly, He restored my relationship with my son! The invisible gap that separated us was broken down!

Praise Jesus and all glory to Him!

 


Abigail

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  • parenting
  • relationships
  • children
  • studies