Monday, December 6, 2010

Time to lay low

Other than the busy-ness of things lately, I think it is time for me to lay low from this blog for a while.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, I thank you visiting here once in a while and I hope you are encourage to see how good our God is by how He works through my life.

The past few days, I thought about many things.  One thing that I hit on is that there is such a temptation to show to others who I am.  This might be just in a blog or a post on Facebook.  There is almost a desire to scream out, 'hey, look at me and look what I am doing for Him." 

When it comes to my Christian walk, at the end and at the beginning of the day it is Him that I serve.  I thought about humility.  A while ago, I was having coffee with a friend.  We chatted about living missional and counting my costs.  I shared with her sometimes it is tough to share with others, she made a comment that sometimes people put us up on a pedestal. 

And sometimes I wonder.  I wonder if other people in church thinks I can do what I do because of the experience that God has given me (triathlon, liver transplant etc.)  

Surely, Cliff follows Christ b/c what on the other hand, life is different.  Life is so hard.  Nothing happen much to my life.....

No clue. Maybe God is working on them at a different pace and different way than me. 


A while ago, I was sharing to a friend that I stopped doing triathlon this year.  She mentioned that it was such a great ministry, why put it down.....

At that point I had no answer.  After giving some thoughts, I can say that it ain't about whether a ministry is great or not.  It's about being obedience to Him and His calling.  

Maybe triathlon is considered as a great ministry because of the fact that I had a chance to speak to many non believers about how my faith and triathlon intertwine.  At the same time, the lure to speak in public and recognize can sometimes sparks self-pride and self-focus (this is my ministry, ain't I great...)..


I am most admire by the so many nameless Christians who are out there everyday seeking His Kingdom.  They counted their cost, fame, comfort, security, all in the name to follow Him.  They just go and do it.  They don't need to dissect the gospel or sit and talk about it.  From the outside (and sometimes from the inside), they are seen as fools.  At the same time, sometimes I wonder how far can I seek the Kingdom.   And there is not better time than now to try.

I thought about what I can offer.  It just occurred to me that at the age of 30, this is the prime time in a person's life to move up their career.  Just the stage before kids are coming (if you are married), get lots of experience and get up that ladder....hmmm.

I am going to spend more quiet time.  Quiet time with Him.

As so...this blog will be inactive for a while. 

I am going to bank everything on the invisible.  Invest in the treasure that cannot rust and nor be taken away.  Everything pales in comparison.  When the One who has authority is with me, what more can I ask for....

All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


Wyldchyld said...

As a follower of your blog I will say. I am gonna miss reading them. I know that you have a heart for God and that he leads your life. I pray that the Holy Spirit give you the guidence that you need in your walk with Christ. Take care my brother and walk with Him. I hope to hear from you soon.

victoria said...

May you be recharged by the quiet time you'll have with God. May you discover new things (with the time you "gain") that strengthen you as you follow Christ.

Bye Cliff (of the Blog World)!

(Thanks for dropping Chasing The Dragon off! I'm looking forward to the read...)