Being Human

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I would like to do with the rest of my life lately. I think that push came because I went back to work for the private sector after working in church for 6 years. To me, working in church is like living in a shelter – one doesn’t really see the urgency of the real world. Maybe it’s also because I’m getting older and having friends who’ve gotten ill has got me thinking more soberly about doing significant work now more than ever.

Growing older and seeing more white strands of hair sprouting out reminds me that everyday should count for something. But as I age, I also come to grips with my humanity in a new way. I no longer view it as limiting, instead I see it as being limitless. Limitless because recognising my limits has given me freedom. Freedom because I see the ‘must’ and ‘shoulds’ of life more clearly. Freedom because I know my boundaries and the areas in which I especially need to lean on God. Not that I trust God less in those areas, but in aspects of my life where God is intently shaping, there is much hope and assurance.

Recognition of my limits as a human being has given me more purpose because it brings focus. At the same time, it’s grown my faith because it is now my constant reminder of how much I need the Holy Spirit every minute of every day. Recently, I came across this quote:

A.W. Tower “God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity, we plan to do only the things that we can do by ourselves.”

Have I stopped dreaming of a better world? No. Instead, I am reminded:

Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

I may be human but I have an infinite God whose purposes are far greater than anything I can dream of. Where does that leave me? It directs me to accept those things which I am unable to do because of my own limits. It compels me to trust God for things I have to put down. It inspires me to pray more. It motivates me to challenge my current perspective of God.

Essentially, the recognition of my humanity reminds me daily that when I surrender to God’s plans, I get a peek into the impossible made possible.

Charissa works in the Arts and loves to put her observations and musings down in writing on her blog “The Orange Chalk”. Very often, you’ll read about her rescue mutt, Lady-Mae, whom God uses to refine Charissa to serve like a servant and lead like a royal.

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on April 20, 2019

12:00 am: No COOSkidz programme this weekend

There will be no COOSkidz Programme this weekend as children are encouraged to join their parents for Resurrection Weekend Healing Services.
Location: NA
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8:00 am: Men@COOS Monthly Talk (April)

Nikhil Ratnam was led by God in 2015 to leave his 20-year banking career to start Quidditas Technologies Pte Ltd to tackle rural poverty in South and South-East Asia with usage of technology.
Location: Room 308
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2:30 pm: Healing Service : SP Daniel Wee Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:15 pm: 'Lost In Time' Children's Birthday Party

Location: Room 308
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4:30 pm: Youth Service

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on April 21, 2019

12:00 am: No COOSkidz programme this weekend

There will be no COOSkidz Programme this weekend as children are encouraged to join their parents for Resurrection Weekend Healing Services.
Location: NA
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8:30 am: Healing Service : SP Daniel Wee Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: Healing Service : SP Daniel Wee Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on April 25, 2019

7:30 pm: Why We Need To Talk About Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)'

Details Description: - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is one of the most common mental health conditions in Singapore today. It affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Ms Pearlene Lim, a clinicial psychologist, will share about OCD and how to identify the signs and symptoms.
Location: COOS Chapel
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Events on April 26, 2019

7:30 pm: Night of the Nations

Details Description: - Come and join us as we pray for Singapore and the nations. This month's speaker is Wallis Sultan, author of 'Evangelism Made Simple'.

For more info, email missions@coos.org.sg.
Location: Main Auditorium
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Events on April 27, 2019

12:00 am: No COOSkidz Programme this weekend

There will be no COOSkidz Programme as all teachers and staff are away for Infinity Camp Training.
Location: NA
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2:30 pm: English Service : Ps Joseph You Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:30 pm: Youth Service

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on April 28, 2019

12:00 am: No COOSkidz Programme this weekend

There will be no COOSkidz Programme as all teachers and staff are away for Infinity Camp Training.
Location: NA
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8:30 am: English Service : Ps Joseph You Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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9:00 am: GF evangelistic lunch

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10:45 am: Baptism Service : Ps Joseph You speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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SERVICE DETAILS

MAIN SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 2.30pm
Sunday | 8.30am and 10.45am
YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 4.30pm
*Except every 1st weekend of the month, where youth joins main services.
SERVICES & OFFICE LOCATION
130 Margaret Drive Singapore 149300
It is a 10-minute walk from the Queenstown MRT Station.The bus-stops nearest to the church are served by
SBS Bus 51, 111, 145, 186, 195 and 32 and TIBS Bus 970.

The office is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am to 5.30pm.

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