I received Jesus as my personal Savior in 1974. I was 14 years of age. In my early years as a Christian, I attended a very traditional church. At the Sunday Worship Services, we sang mainly hymns without any musical instruments. Even in those years, I was fervent in my faith and actively serving God in my school fellowships. In 1979, I received a fresh experience of the Holy Spirit. This was a major event in my Christian life as it opened up a whole new realm in my worship to God. I then discovered I could write songs. Songs began to flow from my heart. In 1981, my home church Full Gospel Tabernacle (FGT) was birthed. At the same time, many songs were birthed out of my experience in early years of FGT. The songs flowed from my heart and reflected my love and passion for God. By 1989, within a span of 10 years, I had written nearly 40 songs.
Then came a period in my life when I stopped writing. Between 1989 to middle 1995, over a span of 6 years, I wrote only one song. It is hard to explain why I stopped writing. I was definitely not backsliding. I was actively serving in church. I was still pastoring one of our daughter churches. You will still find me in every church service. But the songs stopped flowing. I did try to write a few songs during the 6 year period but threw all of them away as I felt something was missing in them.
While my songs were drying up, my career was sky rocketing. In 1989, I joined the Soon Seng Group. By 1993, I was appointed the General Manager of the Steel Division. By 1996, I was appointed the Senior General Manager, looking after 400-500 employees in the company. Looking back, I think the pressures of both secular and Christian work took away much of the time I used to spend worshipping God with the songs of my heart.
But God is gracious and has a plan for my life and my songs. In 1995, a significant event took place. My home church had invited a speaker from Canada who was moving very much in the power of the Holy Spirit. I was originally skeptical about some expressions of the Holy Spirit. . Being a rather reserved person and quite analytical in my thinking, I did not really believe God would move in such a manner. That night at the meeting, I saw with my own eyes the power of Holy Spirit moving in many lives. My doubts melted away as I personally experienced the renewal of the Holy Spirit in my life.
When I went home that night, I took out my guitar and the song "Flow Holy Spirt" was birthed in my heart. Within half an hour, I had written the music and all the 4 verses of the song. So "Flow Holy Spirit" is my first anointed song after a 6 years dry spell. My songs gradually returned and my song writing intensity increased as the years passed by. . By year 2001, I would have written more than 70 songs.
In 1998, I received the call of God on my life. It was a very hard decision to leave my job as I was so highly paid. Nevertheless, by the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, I obeyed the call of God on my life. In 1999, I left my secular job to serve God full time and took the position as Principal of Tung Ling Seminary. I hope you will experience the power of the Holy Spirit as I did in 1995 when I wrote:-
FLOW HOLY SPIRIT
(Lyrics and music by Wah Lok)
Flow Holy Spirit
Let Your mighty river flow
Refreshing every soul
O Holy Spirit flow.
Blow Holy Spirit
Let the mighty wind of God blow
Renewing every soul
O Holy Spirit blow.
Let the mighty river flow
Let the mighty wind of God blow
Moving in Your power
Touching every soul.
Come Holy Spirit
Fill My heart anew
Touch me with Your power
O Holy Spirit come.
© 1995 Wah Lok
The song "Flow Holy Spirit " is recorded in my debut album "Every Time I Pray" and can be downloaded free from my website (www.tabernaclemusic.net). Also available fee are 5 other songs including my best worship songs "Every Time I Pray", "Approved in Every Way" and "We're Here by Grace". Lyrics and chords of all the songs and many teaching materials on worship, music, prayer and song writing are also available free.