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2 September 2021 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo

Today's Inspiration: Love is patient love is kind. 1 Corinthians 13:4. We need to make no provision for the flesh to fulfill it's lusts but put on the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 13:14. We are all form into the image of God. Therefore we are to look at each other with dignity, respect and love. We must be like the Lord looking at the heart rather than to judge based on outward appearance. 1 Samuel 16:7.

We may be wondering why we are spiritually growing slower than others and are frustrated. This is quite normal. Everyone grow at different rates. The oak tree is grown out of acorn which grows very slowly that no one can see but only God. Yet it grows tall and hardy and can withstand hard beating. The elm tree on the other hand sprouts very fast but very flimsy and easily injured. Therefore do not be disheartened if the people you help are growing slowly.

Sanctification is growing in Holiness and all come from different backgrounds and have different journeys. Pray for them and encourage them. Have mercy on these for Jesus says blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7. As they too are created in the image of God think good of them and they shall be good. Look to who they will become rather than look at them as they are now. God be praised.

Prayer: Lord grant me the grace to be merciful and patient with others who are not up to my expectation. Help me and guide me with wisdom in all that I do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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