Sunday, 6th July 2014
Rev Daniel Poon
This morning Rev. Daniel shared with us Matthew 6:25~34 where Jesus taught us not to worry. As human beings we always face uncertainty in the future and thus it is very easy for us to get worried. Therefore Jesus’ teaching might not make sense to us. Rev. Daniel talked about how to apply this teaching to our life.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34. When we look at things around us using our physical eyes we tend to worry about what may happen to us tomorrow. However Jesus knows all our troubles and we need to learn to open our heart to see the world. It is easier said than done. It takes time for us to practice our faith in God.
1. Seek His kingdom: Rev. Daniel gave us a visual example of how to “put Jesus at the centre of my life” using a cup to represent our heart to be filled with different items representing our different desires. When we put all other things in first (e.g. house, car, jobs, etc) our heart will not have enough space for Jesus (the “rock”). Everything will drop out when we try to fit Jesus in. On the contrary, when we put Jesus in first, other personal desires may not fit in, but something else will perfectly fill up the cup – “coffee”, which represents our care and love for other people and having fellowship with them.
2. Build up Faith all the times: When we say “It’s hard / It’s impossible”, this is the time we need “Faith”. Our Christian life is not smooth and easy, but what our Lord has promised us is that whether in good or bad times He will always be with us. A lot of people worry because of “money”. However, faith is not that we wait until we are rich but is to give when we are not rich. Just as what Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”, God knows what we need, we just do what we need to do.