“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

Matthew 10:39

When Jesus came on earth, His message went against anything they had ever heard. It challenged the status quo; it reversed the order. It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of strength is in weakness, for when you are weak then you are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10). It is the revelation of Jesus that taught us that the secret of blessing is in poverty, “blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3)

Acts of faith are but acts of self-surrender – putting an absolute stop to our own way, own work or own thought and to rest in God’s love, wisdom and power. That is what Jesus showed us when He laid down His life for our salvation.

Jesus was capable of coming down from the Cross unhurt but He knew that sometimes we have to do what we hate to create something we love. He knew there is great power in surrender.


“IIf you enter a lift to go to the penthouse of a skyscraper building, how many of you would first press to go to down to the underground car park? No one! Yet, in God’s way of doing things, it is our job to submit and humble ourselves under Him and His job to lift us up in His time and in His way. In other words, humility is God’s lift for elevation.”


“In Matthew 22:21 Jesus said, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” What is of God must return to Him. With the Word of God in your heart, you can one day return to Him in the world of glory.”


“It is only when we know that Heaven is our eternal home that the spiritual strength comes to go through every trial of life and come out stronger. As a child of God, life on this earth is a pilgrimage – where we honour God in each mountain and valley and each season of our lives, and we know that the destination is to be with Jesus forever.”