“The Lord is My Shepherd” is a memoir about my journey with my Shepherd, following His footsteps and guidance over almost 6 decades of my life. It is an account of how much God loved me and chose me, blessed and cared for me, protected and healed me, gave me a soulmate and family, bound my wounds, restored relationships with Him and others, forgave my sins, transformed and changed me with the power of Christ-like love. There is more to come. This is my treasured legacy to pass it on to my children, grandchildren, my relatives and my many friends.
Legacy 1: Jesus loved me and died for my sins and guilt; I am bought with a price. Therefore, I will honour God with my whole body (1 Cor 6:20). It is a privilege and honour to love Jesus with all of my heart, all of my soul and all of my strength (Deut: 6:5). We love Him because He first loved us. This is my prayer for my descendants.
Legacy 2: Jesus commanded His disciples to love one another as He had loved them. By this shall all men know they are His disciples (John 13:34-45). Jesus loves us unconditionally and sacrificially. This is Christ-like, divine love, AGAPE love. When the Holy Spirit moulds and transforms us to love sacrificially and unconditionally, we grow to be Christ-like in loving others. The world needs this kind of love and not worldly self-centred love.
Legacy 3: Obey Jesus’ Great Commission: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matt 28:18-20). Jesus saved us with the express purpose of “winning souls and be fishers of men”. This is Kingdom building to honour Christ. Ultimately in heaven every tongue shall confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God. God chose us to be His partners in multiplying the Kingdom of God. God anoints us with powers of the Spirit to bear fruit of evangelism to glorify Christ (Acts1:8).
Legacy 4: Honour God with our possessions. God reminds us in Deut 8:17-18 that it is HE who gives us the ability to produce wealth. We are indebted to God and not God indebted to us. We must not forget to honour GOD with our possessions. It should be our gratitude to give generously to the work of God in building His Kingdom on earth (2 Cor 9:6-7). We should remember to support mission bodies to bear fruits of Kingdom expansion. We should not forget to include God’s global plans of redemption in making our legal Will.
Legacy 5: Thank God for the Partnership of the Holy Spirit. Without the filling of the Holy Spirit, our Christian life is purposeless, empty and unfulfilling. Jesus desires that we ASK for the gift of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). The Spirit will anoint us with His omnipotent power (Acts 1:8). It’s a great joy that when we share the Gospel with unbelievers, the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sins and guilt (John 16:8). He is also the Spirit of Truth and helps believers to understand and appreciate the Word when we read it daily. The Spirit helps us to be more Christ-like when we moulded with the fruit of the SPIRIT (Gal 5:22). When we are filled with the Spirit, we are filled with inner JOY, filled with a singing and grateful heart (Eph 5:18-20).
Please pass the above legacies to our family members and our friends.
Pastor Kim Bew Lim