Who Really Is In Control?May 5th, 2012 | layout by CCD-Chew & Jenny E | Category: From Pastor Jo's Desk
My son is back! No, I’m not referring to a “prodigal son” kind of a return. Kenken is back from Manila where he spent almost two weeks with his cousins in Cavite as our graduation gift. We find that it’s also good for him to be away for a while in a different surroundings, different atmosphere to gain a different perspective on life. I missed him but I thanked God for the opportunity for growth and the blessings he was showered upon by my brother’s family. It was the first time that he actually went to Manila without me and Lolit. It’s kind of hard at first but I have to let go.
Letting go. A not-so easy thing for many of us to do. Why? Because we want to be in total control. But are we really? Understand how little control we actually have in the world. You don’t believe this?
Did you control the day you were born? Did you control who your parents were? I did not control where I was born! I did not control the color of my skin, eyes and hair. I will not control when and where I step into eternity. I cannot control other drivers on the road. I cannot control what other people think about me. I cannot control my children’s future. (I can try to direct it…but I can’t control it!) I cannot control the weather. I cannot control whether or not someone I know and loves prays to trust in Christ as savior. I cannot control the fact that my body is breaking down (I heal/repair MUCH slower at 44 than I did at 20!) I cannot control God by my religious performance.
In fact, if I can control anything…then the very thing I can control is so small and insignificant that it would hardly register on the eternal scale in regards to things that actually matter. However, this is not to discourage you…this is to encourage you. How?
Freedom, TRUE freedom, is understanding how out of control we are and then placing our faith in a God who has NEVER ceased to maintain control over what He has created. God has the amazing ability to use all things for His glory and our good! No one else can do that!
So…to everyone who feels like you are out of control…it’s because YOU ARE!!! And, the more we try to control the more likely we are to live in complete rebellion to the One who is in control, who has all things in His hands and who constantly calls us to surrender to Him – so that we can experience the joy of living under HIS Sovereignty rather than having to constantly discover that we have none of our own!
If there is an area of your life that is completely out of control…it is most likely the Lord trying to get your attention and get you to surrender control…because until He is in control we will be out of control.
Control…we have very insignificant few, He has it all…so surrender all…and in His hand is THE BEST place to be!
YOUTH CAMP 2012 is this May 20-26! Inviting all high school and college students!
- Theme: First Love (Mark 12:30Mark 12:30
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
- Venue: Calinawagan Beach House
- Registration Fee: P1800 (includes camp t-shirt)
- Last day to register is next Sunday, May 13.
- Only 10 slots available.
- If you want to sponsor a youth please approach the Youth Table.
- Church, especially parents, support the youth through prayer and in their fundraising activities.
Continue praying for our THAI MISSIONS 2012 slated May 31-June 11. Pray for a fruitful time of ministry and outreach, and encouragement to our missionaries.
- THAI MISSIONS 2012 Tshirt is now avaible at P250 each! Order yours now after the service at the Missions table. Proceeds will go to our Missions Fund.
- MISSIONS DINNER and ACOUSTIC NIGHT on May 27 at 6:30 pm. It’s a dinner fundraising night of acoustic music and prayer. Tickets are now available at P200. Space is limited. Please approach the Missions Table at the back after the service.
For those who ordered the previous CCD T-shirts, it is already available at the back table after the service. Thank you for your patience.