I was baptized on 25th, March 1973 to a church but not Christ. I was a Christian in name, and attended service faithfully but not receiving anything from God.
As I had no thirst for the truth, I could not remember God’s Word and was not paying any attention to the lyrics of the songs while singing. But God touches me when I sang first verse of Song 120 of the Chinese Melody of Praise (Break Thou the bread of life), “Beyond the sacred page I seek thee Lord”. I dare not sing anymore.
I was a believer that attended many services but was lazy to read the Bible and pray. I was not interested to have fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ and was not interested in church ministry. I was also a TV-addict, wasted my time (Eph 5:16) in watching TV programs. “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (1 John 2:15).
Though I was lukewarm, God still loved me. I was touched by a pastor’s message in a youth service. The theme was “Attitude in serving God”. “It is not about how long you have been a Christian but what is your attitude towards God? Are you living consistently with your faith? Let’s ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten us as we search ourselves” said the pastor. The Holy Spirit continued to touch me even though I tried to ignore it on that night by watching TV. The conviction of the Holy Spirit was so strong that I cried and confessed my sins. I prayed that God would help me to love what He loves and hate what He hates. I asked God to guide my life and let me have the desire for
His Word. After my confession, my heart filled with joy. I began to read His Word by forgetting the past and pressing forward. As the children of God, let us learn from our failure. “We have nothing to boast except the cross of Jesus Christ,” said Paul. May all glory and honor be given to our God!