Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Labor for a New Home





Each family desires a place where to dwell together.  A home is a place where we can find refuge, security and happiness.  It is an environment where you feel being loved and cared for.  Though a home is more than just the visual structure, we are to admit that the physical building and ambiance it offers has somehow a contribution to make us feel more comfortable.

Christ Stewards Fellowship Hall has become a place of refuge for our emotional and spiritual needs. Being united with the bond of Christ, each member of CSF is continually learning and growing to build each and everyone’s relationship stronger and to reach out also for others who are in need.  Since last year, we started praying for our church building needs.  We have stayed for almost five years and ever since we have not made any major renovations in the building that we have occupied. 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Stewarship and Giving

 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 
1 Peter 4:10

This year has brought a new perspective in our lives, as being Christ’s stewards in all the gifts He has entrusted – time, talent and specially treasures (resources).  The past topics about stewardship have reminded me of being God’s faithful steward in every gift that he has given.

Last 2011 God has taught me to be grateful for everything I have.  As our family grows bigger, needs become greater.  Most of us would care of our own family’s sake and need.  There are also times that I also wish to have the things that we don't have such as: a new beautiful house, appliances, gadgets, new trendy clothes and shoes, what's in with the children's toys and the like.  At times I really do find myself murmuring to God - asking for things that I wished we had.