Even innocuous or seemingly good things like friends and family would become idols if they stopped me from fully worshipping God. Full surrender can’t happen later or when I feel ready, it needs to be now or not at all.
I didn’t expect to be paid by the church for my time, and perhaps, in return, there was an unspoken agreement that the church would not have expectations of me. I would go on contributing as my schedule allowed, popping in to surprise the church staff with some extra hands when inspired.
I think I want to do meaningful work. “Kingdom work” that worships God, advances the gospel, loves the church, and ministers to others is eternally meaningful. But am I too afraid of failure to actually give it my all?
As the cohort contiued, I was asked to help with leading the support-raising effort. Hey, this was an opportunity to get us all together to make a video! But this came with a challenge as we were all remote and each student would have to film themselves from their own location. On top of that, how can we all record consistent and decent composition, lighting, and audio?
Christian missions has always been my mind since the first person in our family heard about Jesus from a missionary from the UK. My great-grandparents were very sincere Buddhists, but Buddha did not save their firstborn grandchild. Therefore, they started to look for a real god. After they heard the gospel from that British missionary, they witnessed many miracles and thus found that Jesus is the real God.