Give Thanks

This Jubilee, I want to give thanks for God’s favor and blessing of a new job.

I was approached by a recruiter for an opportunity to work in another company. I was initially uninterested, but figured that it wouldn’t do any harm to just take a look. The interview went unexpectedly well and I became torn to decide. I prayed for God to direct me clearly where He wanted me to go. However, there was no reply from God – whether in soft promptings, or from my quiet time, or reading the Word of God. There was simply silence, which made it a lot more confusing. I was in a dilemma, as the opportunity would pass if I do not reply; yet I do not want to give an answer unless I knew God wanted me to go.

I began praying daily for God to speak to me. I received by faith my first sign from God during a prayer meeting, where my pastor was sharing the theme of this year’s church camp, which was “Start Fresh”. I kept this in my heart and wanted God to confirm His direction. During quiet time with God, I felt prompted to read Proverbs 8:10, 18 – ‘Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold, Riches and honor are with me enduring wealth and righteousness.’ This convinced me that my decision to move should be motivated with learning more, and not about getting a pay raise. Later on as I attended the HR interview, the interviewer mentioned that this company encourages further studies and development and would sponsor any course without bond. I took this as another sign from God but yet my heart was still doubtful, so I asked for God’s forgiveness. My dad advised me that when I seek God, I must be maintain neutral in my heart so I can hear from God and fully trust in His guiding.

I also asked God for an opportunity to make peace with some colleagues of mine whom I had some misunderstandings with. When I met up with the recruiter who asked about my expected salary, I was told that my asking salary was too high, as the increment was 17%, instead of the usual 10-15% increment. The recruiter advised a 20% negotiable increment. A few days later, the recruiter called and told me that the company counter offered me an increment of 27%! That is 7% above what I asked for! So I happily agreed and on the day of signing the contract, I prayed for peace. As I opened up my bible, I was greeted with Isaiah 26 – ‘You keep Him in Perfect Peace’. That was it! I decided that asking for any more signs would really be insulting God, and I went ahead to sign the contract.

Testimony submitted by David Watt on 16 July 2015


There is so much to thank God for. Submit your own testimony here or read more thanksgiving testimonies and be encouraged!

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on August 29, 2019

7:30 pm: Choir Performance

Location: Church of Our Saviour, 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on August 31, 2019

9:30 am: An Overview of the OT (Session 3 of 4)

An Overview of the Old Testament
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: Room 217
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2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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3:00 pm: Flea Market

Looking for volunteers to set up booths to run a flea market in COOS! Gather a few friends or cell members, collect unused clothes and accessories, mend a stall at the atrium. Proceed of the sales will go towards the Geylang Ministry in COOS! If you are interested, please register at the admin counter or at this google link. Contact Tan Choon Meng at 81235996 for more information.
Location: Atrium
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3:00 pm: Flea Market

Volunteers needed for outreach initiatives to our community for the Flea Market! Gather your family, church friends or cell members, go into our neighborhoods (Stirling, Dawson and Mei Ling) at your own time and invite the residents for the flea market event on 31/8 and 1/9. Every flyer has a $10 value coupon attached so that they can exchange for the items at the flea market! Contact Tan Choong Meng at 81235996 for any enquiry.
Location: Atrium
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4:00 pm: Alpha Parenting Teenagers Course

A course for parents with children from 11 - 18 years old. It equips carers of children with strategies and tools in building a healthy family life. It is relevant for people of all faith.

Date: 31 Aug, 7, 14, 21, 28 Sep, 5 Oct
Time: 4pm - 6pm
Venue: COOS

Register at admin desk or scan QR code or thru this link: https://bit.ly/2vq7ClL
Location: COOS
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4:45 pm: Evergreen Fellowship Talk

Evergreen Fellowship is organising a talk by Mr Benny Ong on "Understanding the difference between Advance Medical Directive (AMD), The lasting power of Attorney and The will.
Location: COOS AUDITORIUM
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Events on September 1, 2019

8:30 am: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service : Pastor Joseph You speaking [Holy Communion]

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on September 3, 2019

2:30 pm: Watercolour Workshops

Loose Florals Watercolour Painting
Location: Atrium
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MAIN SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 2.30pm
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YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 4.30pm
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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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