Saturday, April 01, 2006

Tabor Graduation Ceremony

This afternoon I attended the 2005 Graduation Ceremony of Tabor Bible College. World Team is one of the award sponsors for this occasion, and I was there to represent the mission family.

I was very touched by the whole ceremony. It was such a joy to see graduates' smiling faces as they have reached another season of their lives, commit to seek God's presence and to pursue an ever closer and deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, to continue to faithfully follow Him, and relying upon Him and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, and to serve God in His Kingdom.

The guest speaker Mark Connor (Senior Minister of CityLife Church) gave an insightful and encouraging address. He reminded us that we are not only saved, but called. His message was based on Acts 20:28 "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood." He claimed that in order for the leaders to keep watch over themselves, they need to have the following 5 habits:
  1. Retreat and Pray (Luke 11 where Jesus was praying in a certain place)
  2. Deal with internal stresss (that comes from unrealistic expectations, negative emotions and conflicts)
  3. Keep growing in the Lord (we should never stop growing)
  4. Develop close network of friendship (a good support network is vital for a leader's health)
  5. Look after yourself physically (Sabbath Principle, rest and recreation and exercise)

What do you think of these 5 habits?

6 comments:

Corry said...

Those are great habits that are very helpful to each one of us. After all, as Christians, aren't we all God's students and learning all the time?:-)

God's Grace.

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes Corry you are so right. I believe every disciple of Jesus should follow these habits.

Pia said...

i think these should be habits of each individual. we'll sure reap great benefits from these physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Kitty Cheng said...

Pia, these habits do benefit us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am committed to practise them.

audrey` said...

Very good, Kitty.
Your commitment is very beneficial.
Keep it up :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks for your affirmation and encouragement Audrey. In God's strength, I will keep it up :)