Campus Alive

March 14, 2011

Jesus Christ, Lord of our Time, Money and Goals.

Filed under: CA Reports — campusalive @ 12:13 am

Just as the Bible says that our God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, our God is definitely relevant in every aspect of our life. Hence, He is the Lord of our Time, Money, Goals, as the theme for this week CA suggests. Our God is a God who never goes out of fashion nor will He be obsolete that He deserves to be cast aside and thrown into the trash bin.

This week, we are truly blessed to have Mr Rajen Devadason as our speaker for CA.  First off, he started it with a rather depressing question that sparked a feeling of apprehension among all who were present. The question goes like this, ‘Statistics showed that 2/3 of young Christians who were very passionate in Christ tend to distant themselves from God after 20 to 30 years. Those who stayed strong and walk in God’s way is merely 1/3 of the original number. If this statistic is true, then 20 to 30 years from now, among those who are serving here in CA, only a few remains while others will leave the flock. Who is certain that he or she will be among the 1/3 of the faithful sheep?’

some looked skeptical and uncertain, some find it scary and inconceivable, me inclusive. He somehow shook my confidence. i asked myself if I am able to stay strong in God and follow Jesus for as long as I live? As my heart says yes, I love my Father and I want to hold His right hand forever, I could feel the confidence that God gave me, the assurance. at that instance, i raised my hand and there was no feeling of uncertainty. i could feel that God is making a promise with me that He will stay with me forever, how can I abandon Him and break His heart? No I cant do that, we all Can’t.

He then went on and talked about the definition of success. Men have been defining success based on their own intellectual, which is why this word centers around wealth and luxury. But what really is success? Mr Rajen defined it as such, ‘ Success is knowing Jesus and making Him known‘. Indeed, success is not about us, our comfort or even our own satisfaction. But success is about fulfilling a purpose God has given to us in our lives. To live a life without God’s purpose is empty and void. However, to live up to God’s purpose, making His name and love famous, bringing glory to His name, knowing that He will be smiling from Heaven above, pleased by His children, I say, that is a success, an eternal success.

Mr Rajen also touched on aligning our lives to what the bible says. What the bible does not say, that is not the truth. People often blame on money for being the root of all evils, but mind you, the bible says the love for money is the root of all evils. (in 1 Timothy 6:10) So people, read your bibles hehe.

Sorry that my words could not contain all that he had said, somehow some information is lost while it is being transferred here. Get yourself on the first-hand sermon in the next CA, refreshing and rejuvenating for your souls. Yes i’m inviting you hahaha come!!! =D

For God is gracious,



CA was awesome this week! Our speaker Mr. Rajen came and spoke a lot of truth about life. On a personal level, I had been pondering about money and what God thought about it….dreams of making big buck, investing successfully and what not over the last holidays…and the more I thought about it, the more disenchanted I became with the thought of being wealthy. By the end of the holiday, I lost interest on learning what terms such as stocks, bonds etc and how Forex or the stock market worked.

Starting off with how Jesus came that we would have a life that is abundant, he came to speak of how money is not the root of evil, but love of money is. A minor difference word-wise which translates to oceans of difference when you consider the meaning. So it’s ok to be rich? Apparently, yes as long as your priorities are in place.

He then went on to speak on a lot of things, including the purpose of life, which was to know Jesus and to make Him known. This makes sense, since if you know what your purpose of life is, it’s cool to live out your life, make it big, and still know what you’re doing and why you’re here. Being poor and being rich makes no difference if you don’t know your purpose in life.

He also spoke of the importance of tithing. It doesn’t matter if you’re making three, four, five, (and maybe perhaps six) figures a month. Just tithe and give to God what belongs to Him (before tax of course, ahem), and He shower you with lots and lots of blessings. Awesome right? Indeed.

Then came the repeat of the statistics that only 1 out of 3 active church-going youngsters will still be in church in their adulthood. Well, that’s the truth and its scary. But I believe that if we make a stand now to stay in church, chances are, we’ll be part of the 1 out of 3.

That’s about all from me. Somehow, what the speaker spoke to us made some sense. I mean, God didn’t give us life to spend it thinking we’re not meant to be rich or wealthy. Why live low if you could maximize? Well, God has different callings for each of us, not everyone was meant to be rich (I think) but God blesses us in His own way, and I believe that if we take the initiative, we’ll be at least, well off.

Now for that read up on how the stock market works..…





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