Contributed by Ang Yu Ying
Springing onto stage with energy and vibrancy, Casey Treat instantly captivated his audience with his sense of humor and charisma, before delivering a life-changing message at City Harvest Church on building core strength for success in life.
Treat, Senior Pastor of Christian Faith Center, the largest church in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA, is known internationally for his messages on renewing of the mind by the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit, through which Christians can live a victorious and prosperous life here on earth.
At this session, he shared that core strength is one of the most important foundational bricks in the life of every Christian. Having a strong inner man will propel us to success in life. Many times, people depend on their skills and experience to get them ahead in life. However, Treat reminded the congregation that without core strength — that is, the spirit man built up by the Word of God — one will not be able to weather the storms of life and skills or experience may not suffice under these circumstances. A strong inner man is the key factor to success.
To make building core strength achievable, Treat broke it down into seven action steps that every Christian can follow in their daily lives. In summary, to build up core strength, we must connect daily with God by ensuring that our lives are in line with God’s will, praying (both in the Spirit and in understanding). Next, it is crucial to meditate on the Word of God and be Kingdom-minded. By following these action steps, we can focus our bodies, minds and spirits to God, thereby solidifying our core strength.
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“This message reminds us not to neglect our daily devotion with God and it is very important,” said Jennifer Leow, commenting that many Singaporeans are hectic city dwellers who are often under the pressures of daily life.
“This is truly a word in season for me,” said Robin Wang, a member of City Harvest Church. “It encourages me to carry on building up my walk with God and emerge (from the recent recession) stronger than before.”
The service concluded with a time of ministry to help the congregation to re-focus their lives on God.