Get really nervous when the service goes just as they should, Rev Shine Doughty said in the first service after this year’s Deep Calleth Deep conference. When Jesus comes to meet with us, we should get nervous that it is just business as usual.

When all these are said and done, it boils down to my response to God. You might think there will be no difference if you’ve made a decision worthy of God’s glory, but the Bible says the opposite.

 

How do you know if you’ve made the right response? The right response changes the whole atmosphere.

 

When the woman broke her alabaster box of perfume before Jesus, the aroma of the precious ointment – worth some S$400,000 in that day’s standard, according to Rev Doughty – filled the house. One person bringing their “everything” box to God can change everything. This is Jesus’ definition of beautiful (Matthew 26:10). She obviously came with abandon. On the other hand, Judas Iscariot, who was spoken of right after in the scripture, came with an agenda. His agenda was bigger than God. The woman with the alabaster box gave her everything, and Judas gave nothing up.

 

God is looking for those whether something has been done to them or not, whether things have been made perfect for them or not, whether they have been healed or not, would say I praise you anyhow. “I love you more than these.”

 

Why is it easier for some to give themselves to God daily more than others? It’s in how we started. When you have given Him everything, it’s not as much a struggle to return to the world as there is nothing left for you there.

 

The Right Response to Jesus from Tabernacle of Joy on Vimeo.

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