Posted by: stephtong | 19 June, 2011

In the market place

I am finally writing something on our blog! Today is Fathers Day in Hong Kong and I finally have some room to breathe after a hectic start at work.

Sam and I have settled in ICA and have also found a home group. I feel much more settled once we found a place where we can call our local Church. I still miss Citylife Church though!

Today’s sermon is on “Christ and Marketplace”. K K Chua shared  his insights on prospering in the marketplace. He’s the current AP President of Mary Kay, but he seems to be so genuine and humble when he shared on Psalm 1:1-3.

1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

I won’t repeat his whole sermon here, but basically is:

  • Don’t seek counsel from the wicked
  • Don’t stand there and “look” at the sin, but run away from it
  • Don’t gossip with the gossipers. We are special, but not special over anyone
  • Apply what we’ve learnt from the Word in the daily little bits of life
He then mentioned 3 things that husbands would like to “get” from their wives:
1. Knowing that the wife loves him
2. Knowing that the wife cares for him
3. Knowing that the wife appreciates his work
To stand firm as a Christian, upholding the values that God wants us to hold is definitely not an easy thing. While we’re not at a senior/executive management level, we have to learn how to stand firm in what we believe in:
– Not joining in gossips in order to fit in the new workplace
– Not telling white lies in order to so call “cover your own a$$”
– Not joining in binge drinking sessions in order to fit in
– Treat everyone as an important individual, not only when you need something from him/her
There is so much to stand up for, sometimes it’s just easier to let it slip a little. Please keep me accountable to it!!!

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