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EDITOR’S NOTE

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MY PORTION FOREVER Whom have I in heaven but You There is nothing on earth I desire beside You My heart and my strength many times they fail But there is one truth that always will prevail

God is the strength of my heart God is the strength of my heart God is the strength of my heart And my portion forever, forever

Each time I hear this song, or read Psalm 73:25, 26 (from where this song references), it always reminds me that the Lord’s place in my life is unmatched to any creation (i.e. A person) or the created (i.e. Material things). In times of success and fruitful outcomes, I am tempted to attribute the results to my own human wisdom and strength instead of giving rightful place and honour to the Lord. Then in difficult times, I cave in to emotional pressure in order to “set things right”, momentarily forgetting that the God I serve, holds the world in the palm of His hand. There is nothing too big in my life that He cannot handle, neither is there anything too insignificant happening to me that will not catch His attention.

Sometimes we can fall prey to the temptation of selfsufficiency. This happens in the good times when our lives are filled with a sense of joy and accomplishment; which is not wrong in itself, because God wants to see us do well in life. But when successes overwhelm us and we begin to think that perhaps, our human efforts played a part, we forget to acknowledge that God is the author of our life. At heights of success, can we truly say that “there is nothing on earth I desire besides You” - and walk away from the temptation of glory and material gain? Conversely, in times of trials and testing, when things seem to be going out of hand, our natural tendency is to do whatever it takes to alleviate the situation without approaching God in prayer email . glynisiayeo@faithmc.sg

and supplication. We make decisions to get certain outcomes that we think are best. Why would we trade a heavenly solution for a temporal earthly one? Perhaps it is a human thing we face; a need to “be in control” of situations all the time. In both instances, God is left out of the equation. Friends, I pray that 2019 will be marked by God’s presence and power as you reinstate His rightful position in your life. In challenging times, surrender to Him and trust in Him even though the circumstances do not make sense. In the glorious moments, pause in thanksgiving and give praise and glory due to Him. May you remember that He is your portion forever and guide you in the days ahead!

In Christ,

Glynisia Yeo Editor

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