Living A Life Of Significance

>>> Mandarin version of this article 活出生命的意义

Dear Ministry Partner,

“For we are God’s masterpiece. It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others” (Ephesians 2:10, Living Bible Translation).

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Are you tired of going through the motion of living the Christian life? Are you weighed down by the demands of life, work and family that leave you desiring for more than what your present way of life offers? Allow me to share how we can live a life of significance in different seasons of life.

Living a life of significance begins with the understanding that we are masterfully created for God’s purpose to help and bless others (Ephesians 2:10). Receiving Christ into our lives is the beginning of an adventure in living out our unique calling by faith, conforming to His likeness, and being a blessing to others.

At Cru Singapore, we are embarking on LiveSg – a three-year initiative that aims to encourage people to L.I.V.E. significantly in the following areas:

Loving God And Others

We believe that a life of significance is first and foremost anchored in a personal relationship with God, in whom we find our true identity and purpose for living. As believers, we must seek to live purposefully in view of God’s design for each of us.

Igniting Our Passion

God has given us talents, gifts and passion in life. A spark is ignited in us when we live out our calling and know that we are fulfilling God’s purpose for us. Each of us must find our personal passion, and integrate it with our season of life and our calling.

Venturing Out In Faith

Take action to live out our personal passion and mission. In thus expressing ourselves, we may need to step out of our comfort zone to serve God and people around us.

Encouraging Someone

When we are a positive impact on others around us, we will experience much joy and satisfaction. A timely word of affirmation, a Spirit-led time of prayer and ministry, or a thoughtful act of service can work wonders in encouraging someone going through a rough time. We simply need to be intentional and avail ourselves to God.

Living a life of significance requires us to make choices. When we choose God’s ways, He will align our steps with His purpose and unique plan for us. You can take the first step by signing up for the LiveSg 8-Day Challenge. We have enclosed a flyer on this challenge (in the hardcopy mailer). Do have a look to find out more.

May you L.I.V.E. faithfully and significantly for Him!

 

Blessings,
Lam Kok Hiang
Country Leader



活出生命的意义

亲爱的事工伙伴,

“我们原是祂的工作,在基督耶稣里造成的,为要叫我们行善,就是上帝所预备叫我们行的” (以弗所2:10)

你是否厌倦了周而复始的基督徒生活?你又是否被生活、工作和家庭的责任压得喘不过气来?你目前的生活方式是否让你觉得无法满足?让我与你分享如何在人生每一个阶段都活得有意义有价值。

要活出生命的意义,我们首先要明白我们是上帝精心的创造,为要完成祂的心意,去帮助和祝福他人(弗2:10)。从我们接受基督的那一刻开始,上帝就呼召我们踏上征途,凭信心活出我们个人独特的恩召,效法基督的样式,使他人蒙福。

Cru Singapore 正准备以三年的时间来推动 LiveSg – 鼓励和带动人们在以下四方面活出生命的意义:

爱神爱人

我们坚信与上帝建立个人的关系是活出生命意义的先决条件。唯有在这个基础上,我们才能明白自己真正的身份和我们人生的意义。身为基督徒,我们要按照上帝造我们的心意去寻找生命的意义。

点燃热忱

上帝赐予了我们独特的才干、恩赐和热忱。当我们活出上帝的呼召和领悟到祂在我们生命里的心意时,我们就能发现自己的热忱。我们还要根据我们目前的人生阶段,将热忱与我们的使命合起来。

信心迈步

然后我们要根据所领受的热忱和使命积极地行动起来。这也许意味着我们要凭信心迈出脚步,走出我们的舒适地带,去服事上帝以及我们周围的人。

鼓励他人

当我们积极正面地影响身边的人,我们也会感到非常喜乐满足。一句适时的肯定、一段由圣灵带领的祷告关怀时光、或一个体贴的相助都能够在他人面临困难的时候给予他极大的鼓励。我们其实只需要把自己献给上帝,留意每一个能鼓励人的机会。

如果我们想要活出生命的意义,我们就需要做出抉择。我们一旦选择遵行上帝的道路,祂就会使我们的步伐与祂为我们所安排的旨意和计划靠拢。你现在就可以跨出第一步,加入LiveSg 八天的挑战

愿你忠心为主活出生命的意义!

 

上帝祝福你,
蓝国贤
会长