God taught me how to blow the shofar

Nathaniel Lam

 

It all started when my mother got me my first ram shofar from her trip to Israel. At first, I had no knowledge about the shofar’s history and thought it was just merely a Jewish traditional horn.

Initially, I was not able to blow the shofar, but, the Holy Ghost is the teacher.  With the Holy Ghost, in about 5 months I was able to blow the shofar. Of course, meanwhile, I met Pastor Derrick, and I learned different techniques for blowing the 4 callings of the shofar.

Along the way I became even more inspired. When I got my first Yemenite shofar, I kept on practicing and praying to God that if it was His will, that I would be able to blow the four callings.

As I devote to pray, God continuously inspire me to strive harder.  Through the Spirit, God taught me the different sounds of the shofar step by step.  Eventually God taught me how to sound the four callings of the shofar.   

With a joyful and grateful heart, I pray that He would let me use these skills to worship Him and inspire more of His people.

A few weeks ago, Pastor Mok asked me to give him 20 reasons why I love this church. At first, I thought 20 reasons were too much, but that was the earthly thinking way.

I started with reason 1 and with Gods’ help; I was able to list all 20 reasons. On that day God taught me that with his help, I would be able achieve anything that seems impossible to the human eye.  When I was able to give Pastor 20 reasons, I started to notice that the reasons were ways how God helped me grow closer Him.  For example, I get to learn David Pawson’s teaching in Sunday school, I can feel free to ask pastor any questions, and Pastor Mok always guides me to walk on the right track.

Since I was baptize at age 8 and baptized by the Spirit last year, God has let me serve Him and I will always be a humble servant and a soldier to Him.

我第一隻的小號角是媽媽從以色列旅遊時帶回來的紀念品。當時,我對號角是一無所知,我以為,那只是猶太傳統文化裡的一隻羊角開始的時候,我並不能吹響,但是,聖靈就是最好的老師。在聖靈的幫助下,五個月之後,我就能吹出聲音了。期間,我有機會認識張清泉牧師,我在他身上學習到吹響4個音的技巧。

在這個過程中,我大受鼓勵。我又有了一隻正規的長號角,我就繼續練習。我向神禱告,如果這是祂的心意,那就請讓我吹出4個音。

我不斷恆切地禱告,天父就不斷地更多鼓勵我要再努力嘗試。在靈裡,天父一步一步,教導我怎麼吹出不同的聲音。終於,天父就教我學會了4個不同聲響的吹法。

帶著喜樂和感恩的心,我向天父禱告,求祂讓我把這個恩賜能用在敬拜上,並且激勵祂的百姓。

另外,幾個星期前,莫牧師要我分享我喜歡這個教會的20個原因。開始的時候,我想,20個理由,太多了,不過,這只是屬地的想法。

當我開始給出第一個原因的時候,天父就幫助我,列出了一共20個的原因。就在那天,天父讓我明白,有祂幫助我,我就能成就在人看來不可能的事。當我講完了20個理由,我開始發現,這些的理由,其實就是天父幫助我與祂走的更親近。例如,在青少年主日學,我可以學習大衛包森的教導,我可以自由地向牧師請教,牧師也不斷地幫助我行在正道上。

只從我8歲受洗歸主,之後又領受聖靈的洗,天父就一直給我機會服事祂。我也立志,我要成為祂忠心的僕人,作一名精兵在祂面前站立。

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