part i: soooooo the Lord impressed words upon my heart over the weekend of 11 to 13 september. and it went something like this: not a push but a pull.
then the following string of words appeared (with about two hours worth of editing on the spot with Pei En):
It is not a push.
It’s not between two men, no
It’s not between you and me,
And how we struggle, no
Nor is it a pull like in a tug of war.
It’s not about your way or my way – about who wins.
It is not to separate, it is not to divide
What good are we, each, as a single thread?
It is not even a push between God and me, no
It’s not a push away,
Don’t push the father away,
No don’t push His love away.
It is not push, but a pull.
Yes, it is a pull, it’s a pull!
It is a pull towards God,
a pull towards Jesus,
it’s a pull from Him.
It is a pull to follow Him, to be with Him.
It’s a pull to be closer to Him.
God has intended for us to be woven as a cord,
A cord of three strands,
that is bound together,
made strong together.
A cord created when we respond as one
to the pull of God.
With Christ holding us together,
we will not be brittle,
we will not be fragile,
we will not be loose,
we will not be weak.
We will withstand the stretch,
we will overcome.
He will use us to pull the lost towards Him,
To pull nations towards him,
To fulfil His mission.
So Church, remember, it is a PULL, not a push,
let’s pull ourselves closer together,
let’s tighten the knot of Christ,
and secure ourselves to Christ – our anchor.
Never forget, that a threefold cord is not easily broken.
part ii: i really want to share this as well, Lee Han and Serene came up to me a week later to hand me this picture. a vision that Lee Han received from the Lord as the spoken word was done and she got Serene to illustrate this:
upon receiving it i had no words just awe at His picture. He is so alive in us!!!
the Lord is moving in the congregation and when the body of Christ is united as one, the Lord uses us to reach out to the lost. i really love how the shadow of the veins forms a hand. signifying the hand of the Lord, which is basically us! we are His hands touching lives, helping people, moving nations – but all this is only possible through Christ. the closer we are to Him the more we become like Christ.
it has been two weeks and it is still fresh on my mind and spirit to witness how the Lord moves in us. i remember when He spoke those words to me, it was a prayer to be declared to His people. the blessings came from the Lord directly, He ministered to me. God does the changing of the hearts and opening of ears. He is changing each and every one of us. it is solely for His glory, all this for His glory.
everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.