These are some of the notes from YABS Retreat at Costa Sands Resort, Singapore (May 21-23 ’05). Key speakers include Rev. Dr. Paul Caram, Mr. George Ottis Jr., & Ir. Djohan Handojo.
Everything that we do in life must count for something, or it will be a waste of time.
Fervent prayer must be learnt from familiarity.
Transformation starts with honesty.
Revival is predictable if we follow God’s word.
Definition of Redemption: Taking one which are broken, fix it, and take it back to its original purpose.
We’re called to change the world surrounds us, but first we need to change ourselves to follow God’s purpose.
Don’t think to be mediocre, but think big and be a leader.
Don’t be allergic to politics; but rather, pray for your
government so that they may gain God’s wisdom in governing the country.
(Thanks for reminding me, Chy… ^-^ )
We reap things that we sow in the past.
The greatest aspect of wisdom is to obey what we have known.
God knows what makes us happy, our senses cannot measure happiness because our emotions are very deceptive.
When we die, we only carry our characters of who we are.
When under pressure, devastated, and under heavy load, know that God’s grace is sufficient for us.
Definition of meekness: holy acceptance of your circumstances without anger.
Fear of the Lord is the source of all wisdom; if we have no fear, then we have no wisdom.
God has a specific plan for everyone suitable for our own preparations.
God knows best where/when/how we can serve Him best – He’ll choose our inheritance for us.
Righteousness and holiness is a progress.
Men look from the outside appearance, but God look at the inside of a man.
Hold fast to what you have (salvation), so no one (devil) can take your crown.
Watch out for human love, make sure that our love of God is number one and not second to anything.
There’s no limit of what a person can achieve if (s)he doesn’t care who gets the credit.
Key to long lasting relationship: we have to grow spiritually. Key to spiritual growth is obedience.
Ten keys to overcome envy & jealousy in God’s service:
- Pure motives / pure heart
- No comparing
- No competing
- Don’t think of the reward from men (rewards come from God)
- Esteem others better than ourselves
- Have your own promise from God
- Just because God accepts others too, it doesn’t mean God is neglecting us
- Appreciate the other members in the Body of Christ
- Everyone of us is in a different season
- Love others as yourselves