Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pastor Steven Teo

This morning Pastor Steven Teo was back to preach at TOP. He's Singaporean, if I'm not mistaken, and is currently residing in Melbourne.

He shared on dreams based on the passage on the miraculous provision of the widow's oil in 2 Kings 4:1-7. Here are some bits and pieces from his message which left an impression on me.
  • Dreams can be forgotten. Go back and reclaim your dreams. Go back to your hobbies! Yes, he said that and that made me realize that we have been sold on the idea that we should not do things just simply 'cos we enjoy doing them. Everything must have a meaningful purpose, a good reason before we are allowed to indulge in it without feeling guilty. Hey, our life in totality belongs to God. That means everything, even our hobbies. Sometimes our hobbies could be the means God uses to expand our ministries. Pastor Teo wanted to study art but did not paint for 31 years after his mom told him that that was not a profitable field to work in. Then one day God told him to go back to painting. He has had an exhibition where his paintings were sold and all the proceeds given to mission. Hallelujah!
  • Never despise small beginnings. Most big things are the result of small things. A little spark started the huge bush fire in Australia. There is always enough in any peculiar or particular situation for God to work with. God may be slow but He's never late. Always just in time.
  • In pursuing your dream, do not throw away your confidence. Confidence is not a feeling but a choice, a decision. It is not seasonal, nor dependent on our moods. "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded" Heb. 10:35.
There are 6 billion people on earth and God deals with each one individually, personally, one at a time. PTL!

Pastor Steven Teo in action

Pastor Teo graciously posed for a photo

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