This past Sunday, our former kahu, Wendell Davis, was the guest kahu at Haili Church, and he also shared the message that morning. Amongst the many visitors that day, were our very own kula’s, Mrs. Rosehill, Mrs. Debus, Aunty Dannielle Iuta, and Mrs. Chaidez! Kahu Gaymond Apaka was also there, as well as, many of the Haili ‘ohana. It was a wonderful time of fellowship.
Kahu Davis’ message caused us to think about the type of “applause” we may be getting, and to ask ourselves these questions. Is it more important, or valuable to get applause or praise from others or is it more valuable to get it from God? In other words, do our actions please God, or are they just pleasing others or even just ourselves? When we get to know God better, and learn, believe and trust in His Word more, we realize that His approval is all that is necessary, because what the Lord approves of is pono.
2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to please God. Be a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed. Teach the message of truth correctly.