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Learning to serve (at Winter School of Truth 2011)

January 6th, 2012 Categories: reporting..., serving... 3 comments

Well, things don’t get quiet around here in London. Last week we had the Winter School of Truth 2011, the eighth Winter School of Truth here in the UK.

As in the previous few years, there were two classes run simultaneously, one for school years 7-9 (age 11 to 14) on God’s Full Salvation, and the other for school years 10-13 (age 15-19) on The Two Spirits, the Divine Spirit and the Human Spirit.

Winter School of Truth 2011: God's Full Salvation

This was a marvellous blending time, with a total of 212 young people and serving ones registered, from Belgium, Ethiopia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. Did you count? That’s 15 ‘countries’ – actually both England and Scotland were represented, and you could even say Wales was too!

The impression I got was that everyone had a great time diving into the truth together!

Learning to depend (Dependence Day)

December 24th, 2011 Categories: pondering..., serving..., singing... 1 comment

Right now I’m at one of my busiest points in the year, and I am learning that I need to learn to depend… on the Lord, and on the Body!

Why? How?

Last Saturday was the second young adults fellowship in London. I really appreciated the time. One of the questions that came up in the Q&A was:

As young adults, how can we help to prepare ourselves to take responsibility in the church, so that we will be the most useful to the Lord in the future?

The more I consider this question, the more I am treasuring it. And I am also treasuring the answer given by one of the brothers.

Learning to swim

December 6th, 2011 Categories: enjoying..., singing... Be the first to comment

I enjoyed this one sentence from today’s Holy Word for Morning Revival, and thought I would quickly share it with you :)

The best way for us to swim in the river is to put our trust in the flow of the river, forget our own efforts, and let the flow carry us along.

And I just was reminded that the flow is the Spirit, and we can trust in this wonderful, all-inclusive, all-sufficient, all-fitting, life-giving and bountifully-supplying Spirit, Who is waiting just to fill us and meet our every need!


1. We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
All-sufficient,
All-mature;

(Brothers) Able to fit
(Sisters) All situations,
(Brothers) Able to endure
(Sisters) Any kind of treatment,
(All) To accept any kind of environment;
(Brothers) All-fitting life!

2. Able to work
In any condition,
To take any kind
Of opportunity
For the carrying out of our ministry;
All-fitting life!

We work together with God by a life,
We work together with God by a life:
All-sufficient,
All-mature;
All-sufficient
All-mature;
All-fitting life.

To go, or not to go, that is not the question

September 20th, 2011 Categories: pondering..., singing... 6 comments

Just thought I’d write a quick post about something I learnt today…

Well, I was having a particular inward dilemma. What should I do? Should I go or not go? What are the reasons I should go, and what are the reasons that I should not go? Why was I so quick to say I shouldn’t go? Maybe I should go? Am I only thinking this because others are going? Why am I so bothered by making this decision?

I don’t know if you experience such conflicting thoughts often. Actually the last time I had a similar thought was yesterday! Do I buy it or don’t I? Do I give up and go home, or keep trying? Is it becoming so complicated because the Lord doesn’t want me to buy it? Is this the sense of life and peace within me, telling me I shouldn’t buy it? Am I just being silly and I should go ahead and get it?

Thinking so much is tiring. (Here’s an interesting article about decision fatigue.) But praise the Lord, I received some help!