Happy Malaysia Day posted by Yuen Woh Voon on Sep 25, 2012This was sent out last week in conjunction with Malaysia Day. We believe the content will apply to most other nations so it is published here for a wider readership.
I am in Fiji attending the EE Nation Building Specialist Conference. With me here are some 60 delegates from other EE Multiplying and Growing Nations. During this fortnight we are receiving training and holding discussions on how we may further build the EE ministry in our nations.
During our discussions, I am constantly made aware of the needs in our nation and led to pray. We have many challenges facing our nation, e.g. corruption, rising crime and domestic violence. We also have an unprecedented number of lies being spread in the media about the church and those who share their faith are being singled out.
The Word of God explains that the corruption in the world is caused by evil desires; and the church is not exempt. The Apostle Peter exhorts believers not to be conformed to the evil desires they had before they were saved (1 Peter 1:14).
Sharing our faith with our family and friends is the antidote to selfishness. When we desire to win people, we need to develop love, patience, humility and gentleness, — the very traits of Christ’s character. Like Christ, we must be prepared to make personal sacrifices and to serve others, two very anti-selfish traits of character!
The Apostle Peter goes on to say that since the Father judges each man’s work impartially, believers should rid themselves of sinful attitudes and instead prepare their minds for action. As people belonging to God, we have been chosen to “declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. (2:9)”
We can each do our part to reverse the selfishness in our nation by sharing our faith with someone else. If for some reason you have delayed starting a new semester of EE training for your church, why don’t you give your nation a gift: Start up EE in your church again!