New Members’ Testimonies
by Seet Shu Yan
I first gave my life to Christ in 2003 when I attended a service at Faith Community Baptist Church (FCBC). Throughout these years, the Christian walk has not been easy. Before I became a Christian, I had always thought that I was more or less a good person. However, after I became a Christian, for a good many years, the more I knew about God, the less confident I felt about myself and my ability to live my life well. There were so many sins in my life that I couldn’t get rid of, and so many things which made me feel I was undeserving of His love. Many times, I came close to giving up because I felt that I could not please God with my life.
However, God has continuously sent people to remind me that it is not what I do that makes me deserve to be a Christian; it is what Jesus has already done on the cross that restores my relationship with God. 1 Peter 3:18 says that Jesus “suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God”. And Romans 8 tells us, “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” and nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.
I really thank God for His grace throughout these years and for the support He gave me through my Christian friends and leaders. Sometime I slip back into the old ways of thinking, but with God’s help, He will transform me by the renewing of my mind with His Word.
In 2012, I moved over to The Crossing Church to join my then-boyfriend (now husband, Kenneth), and in 2015, we moved over to Living Praise because of the opportunities to do youth work that were present here. Though there are personal challenges I am facing that makes it hard to continue to serve God in this area, I still want to remember that the gospel is the most important thing that people need to hear and I pray that God will help me to proclaim it.
Titus 3:3-7 sums up the change that God has done in my life, and in the lives of all He calls. ‘At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.’
Thank God for His grace.