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 October 17, 2019

1:30 pm: Evergreen Fellowship Fortnightly Meeting

Evergreen Fellowship is organising a health talk on Oct 19 2019
Speaker : Michelle Low (will send bio data separately)
Topic : Is Supplement necessary?
Those interested please register at admin counter after the weekend services
Location: COOS - Rm 308
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Events on October 18, 2019

3:00 pm: COOS Business Networking Luncheon

Come for our inaugural COOS Business Networking Luncheon! Get to know fellow business owners in COOS building up a mutually supportive network of businesses in our church! Registration starts at 3pm. The Venue will be at rm305. Come and network with us!
Location: Rm 305
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Events on October 19, 2019

9:30 am: Interpreting the Bible (Session 1 of 4)

Interpreting the Bible
Registration: at the Admin Desk during the weekend services
Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the course commencement or earlier if the class has reached its cap
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: 308
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2:30 pm: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:30 pm: Youth Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on October 20, 2019

8:30 am: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service [Missions Festival] : Guest Speaker Joseph Chean Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on October 26, 2019

9:30 am: Interpreting the Bible (Session 1 of 4)

Interpreting the Bible
Registration: at the Admin Desk during the weekend services
Registration deadline: 2 weeks before the course commencement or earlier if the class has reached its cap
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: 308
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2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Daniel Teu speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:30 pm: Youth Baptism Service : Ps Vanaja Daniel Speaking

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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.
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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.

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