My wife and I were married on 6 November 2010 by Pastor Gabriel Tan.
Although we had been believing God for a baby since our marriage, we were relying on our own efforts to “make it happen”. After a few months of waiting, my friends started to give me “tips” to increase our chances of pregnancy. Some even advised that we see a doctor. Needless to say, nothing materialised out of our own self-efforts to conceive.
On 11 May 2011, Pastor Lawrence Lim shared with us his experience of how his firstborn was given by God and that no amount of self-efforts could produce a baby. He taught us to rest and told us that “the battle belongs to the Lord”.
We also attended a seminar by Pastor Nerida Walker where she confirmed in the Word that it is God’s will that no woman shall be barren. From then on, we no longer strived to make our baby a reality, but trusted God that we would be given our promised child in His timing.
Sometime in April 2012, as I was reading Psalm 113 in my Bible, I read in verse 9 that “He settles the childless woman in her home as a happy mother of children." It was something that Pastor Prince had previously taught us. This verse jumped out at me and I started to meditate on it.
On 6 April 2012, the Holy Spirit prompted me that God would fulfil His promise of a child. The conviction was so strong that when my wife missed her appointment to carry out an X-ray on her back, I didn’t nag her to proceed as soon as possible. Instead, I told her to give the X-ray a miss.
Soon after, my wife took a test and found out that she was pregnant. Throughout the pregnancy, we constantly experienced God's grace. When I started worrying about how to bring up my child in the ways of the Lord, Pastor Prince preached the sermon titled, Parenting Keys For Today, on 28 October 2012.
Yeo Hao En Gideon was born on 13 November 2012, a wonderful, handsome and healthy baby boy. We thank the Lord for His love and blessings.
Thank you Pastor Prince for your message of grace and for the wonderful family of New Creation Church.