In the past week, twelve working saints travelled to East Coast and Cameron Highland. The localities that were visited included Kuantan, Kemaman, Kuala Terengganu and Cameron Highland. Throughout the journey, the saints experienced the Lord as their unique Leader, Way and Goal. Having treads their feet on these places, these twelve proclaim, “Let us go up at once and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it”!
In our journey from one locality to another, I was reminded once again that the Son of Man in Revelation walked in the midst of the seven golden lampstands. Regardless of the conditions of the churches, they are all golden in nature and afford the Lord grounds to set His feet, to govern and administrate the earth. Despite the small number of those standing firm and serving faithfully in the churches which we have visited, what we see is nothing but the shining golden lampstands. Our spirits are refreshed by these dear saints who receive us willingly, serve us and fellowship with us. Through such a going out, the Lord has deepened our feeling towards the small churches in Malaysia where the saints need much supply from the Body.
Through the recent trip to Cameron Highland, I was reminded of how blessed we are to be in a ‘big’ church. However, at the same time we must not forget about the ‘smaller’ churches. While breaking bread with the saints in Cameron Highland, I was touched when a brother told us that if we had not visited them, there would only be 4 saints in the meeting that morning. He continued by asking us to come more often. While visiting these churches, our absence in our locality might not make a difference but to the saints in these ‘smaller’ localities, our going to them means a lot. Through such visiting, they are strengthened, and we are nourished!
It is wonderful to be able to visit these churches and learn to care for them. Throughout this trip, the Lord exposed me of my lack of life. The number of saints in the church in Kuala Terengganu and the church in Cameron Highlands are so few that they truly need our support, care, and supply. By just being with them made them happy. Yet at the same time I pray to the Lord that He would always supply me that I will have a surplus of life to supply them.
Visiting the churches in other localities as a working saint is significant in terms of our responsibilities and functions as the working saints in the church. The ministry has enlightened me that I am a ‘money-making full-timer’ who can coordinate as a member of the Body of Christ for the Lord’s move. Thus, the money I make is not mine, but for the Lord and His church. We had an open fellowship regarding the financial needs of the church in Cameron Highlands. I kept this fellowship in heart and allow this seed to grow in me to become a controlling vision in me, that I may be wise in managing my finances, so that I can care first for the Lord’s need and become a blessing to His church.
It is a blessing to be in the Lord’s recovery to see the vision and to be with the brothers and sisters in the one Body, in one big family. May the Lord continue to work in every one of us to be blended in the church life.