Tek’s side of the story
By Tek Chong
The reason I was sure of going is because I felt that there is primarily a general principle of always to answer a call ( in this case from a Kuching church) to do what we have been endowed to do – family and marketplace ministry. The principle is made clear in this account of Paul answering the Macedonia call:
“That night Paul had a vision: A man from Macedonia in northern Greece was standing there, pleading with him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!”
So we decided to leave for Macedonia at once, having concluded that God was calling us to preach the Good News there.”
Another reason concerns submission to headship. Submitting is not required when:
• it is against scriptural values.
• there is a ‘no’ from the Lord with clear explanation of why not. It should not be ‘I don’t like it’ ( i.e. personal likes or dislikes).
I believe that when there is a specific call to the family, God will speak to the head. If the head is sure of the call, he can expect the Lord to tell the rest of the family. He need not strive as his recourse is to the Lord.
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