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After we came back to Singapore, I just lazed at home, watching cable TV all day long while my kids played their computer games. I should be feeling rested since I was basically doing nothing but somehow I felt tired instead, so tired that I even skipped NCC's Christmas service, which meant that I did not attend church services for the whole month of December.
Yesterday, my family and I made sure we attended NCC's first service of 2011 even though the timing of the first service has now changed from 9am to 8am, which meant waking up an hour earlier than usual on Sunday. After listening to Pastor Prince's sermon (check out Terence's sermon notes here), I felt energized! I felt more rested after two hours in church than two weeks lazing at home!
Pastor Prince actually preached about this yesterday ...
Terence's sermon notes:
Yes, I realize now why I had been feeling so tired despite "resting" at home - I have not been listening to God's Word. Yes, Pastor Prince's sermon cds were playing in the background at my stall on and off for the last few months but I was just hearing background noise because I did not shema shema, I did not hear diligently. Yesterday, I did and I became alive.
Yesterday, I heard Good News. Yesterday, I heard God reassuring me that He is with me in the new year, protecting me and blessing me. Yesterday, I heard His Word for me for 2011. Shema Shema, Listen Listen:
You crown the year with Your bounty and goodness, and the tracks of Your [chariot wheels] drip with fatness.
Have A Blessed New Year!