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RiverLife Weekly #46: Build To Last

A life of devotion that lasts is built on the firm foundation of the Word of God. It is the only foundation that can withstand all storms of life. As I reflected on Pastor Ben’s sermon on Luke 6:46-49, I am reminded to continually build my life on the rock – the Word; and not on sand – like programmes, status, power or fame (rlc.sg/wkly41). I would like to share some key elements that have kept me going:

 

1. BE FAITHFUL TO GROW AS A DISCIPLE

I had the privilege to be followed up by a youth leader after I received Christ into my life when I was in secondary school. We met weekly for 3 months and he invited me to Bartley Christian Church. The youth leader encouraged me to participate in a discipleship group where a few Christian brothers would meet weekly for fellowship, and to learn and apply the Word of God to our lives. This was when I started my discipleship journey with a group of brothers who were also involved with Cru (formally known as Campus Crusade for Christ) in Singapore Polytechnic (SP). I was thankful for the 3 years in SP where I grew as a disciple of Christ. It helped me build a good foundation on my identity in Christ, and equipped me to witness actively and lead discipleship groups. I also learned to own my faith and take responsibility for my personal growth in Christ.

 

2. COMMIT TO MAKE DISCIPLES

I started witnessing almost every week. When someone prayed to invite Christ into his life, I would follow up with him for at least 6 sessions. By the second year in polytechnic, I was leading three discipleship groups. I was motivated to make disciples when I saw my disciple teach other faithful disciples. And God gave me the privilege to see the fruit of the fourth spiritual generation. That is the power of spiritual multiplication in 2 Timothy 2:2.

Therefore, I am committed to make disciples with those who desire to walk the journey with me. My disciple making evolved with the different seasons of life – from discipling students to discipling National Service men, working adults, couples and ministry leaders in church. I am delighted that now, together with my wife, we are still enjoying the process of making disciples with a few committed couples.

 

3. BE QUICK TO OBEY THE WORD AND PROMPTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

One of the greatest challenges to discipleship is busyness – so I’ve learned to give Jesus the priority and act quickly on the prompting of the Holy Spirit. When the Scripture that I’m meditating on speaks to my heart, I would record it in my journal and take deliberate action to apply it within the next few days. In diligently obeying the prompting of the Spirit, whether in prayer ministry setting, releasing prophetic words or a Word of Knowledge for healing, I have witnessed the faithfulness of God to do what He says. The powerful manifestation of His presence constantly reminds me to keep walking intimately with God. Being quick to obey has helped me walk in meekness for the past 42 years, and I pray, for many more years to come.

 

Pastor Tony Lee

A life of devotion that lasts is built on the firm foundation of the Word of God. It is the only foundation that can withstand all storms of life. As I reflected on Pastor Ben’s sermon on Luke 6:46-49, I am reminded to continually build my life on the rock – the Word; and not on sand – like programmes, status, power or fame (rlc.sg/wkly41). I would like to share some key elements that have kept me going:

 

1. BE FAITHFUL TO GROW AS A DISCIPLE

I had the privilege to be followed up by a youth leader after I received Christ into my life when I was in secondary school. We met weekly for 3 months and he invited me to Bartley Christian Church. The youth leader encouraged me to participate in a discipleship group where a few Christian brothers would meet weekly for fellowship, and to learn and apply the Word of God to our lives. This was when I started my discipleship journey with a group of brothers who were also involved with Cru (formally known as Campus Crusade for Christ) in Singapore Polytechnic (SP). I was thankful for the 3 years in SP where I grew as a disciple of Christ. It helped me build a good foundation on my identity in Christ, and equipped me to witness actively and lead discipleship groups. I also learned to own my faith and take responsibility for my personal growth in Christ.

 

2. COMMIT TO MAKE DISCIPLES

I started witnessing almost every week. When someone prayed to invite Christ into his life, I would follow up with him for at least 6 sessions. By the second year in polytechnic, I was leading three discipleship groups. I was motivated to make disciples when I saw my disciple teach other faithful disciples. And God gave me the privilege to see the fruit of the fourth spiritual generation. That is the power of spiritual multiplication in 2 Timothy 2:2.

Therefore, I am committed to make disciples with those who desire to walk the journey with me. My disciple making evolved with the different seasons of life – from discipling students to discipling National Service men, working adults, couples and ministry leaders in church. I am delighted that now, together with my wife, we are still enjoying the process of making disciples with a few committed couples.

 

3. BE QUICK TO OBEY THE WORD AND PROMPTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

One of the greatest challenges to discipleship is busyness – so I’ve learned to give Jesus the priority and act quickly on the prompting of the Holy Spirit. When the Scripture that I’m meditating on speaks to my heart, I would record it in my journal and take deliberate action to apply it within the next few days. In diligently obeying the prompting of the Spirit, whether in prayer ministry setting, releasing prophetic words or a Word of Knowledge for healing, I have witnessed the faithfulness of God to do what He says. The powerful manifestation of His presence constantly reminds me to keep walking intimately with God. Being quick to obey has helped me walk in meekness for the past 42 years, and I pray, for many more years to come.

 

Pastor Tony Lee

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March 9, 2021

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