Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
So.. what does a girl like me, who's shy about sharing gospel gonna do lei??
I will go.......... into the ........... CYBER WORLD!!
Yes.. It's been awhile since i uploaded my songs to youtube (username: darthrennis), on facebook.. And now, i am praying to take it up to another level.
Evangelism name cards.. Seriously praying about it.. I will show my previous emo-depress-suicidal blog, in contrast to this blog.. Oh, for those who wants to read the previous one, its www.xanga.com/cs8_3...
If you still think i was cool then... er... well, i got nothing to say.. I prefer who i am now..
So....... praying about it.... Seeking counsel... Quite excited about Sunday School Camp, more like blur about the things i need to do.... stressss.. haha..
Praying for strength.. and physical health, praying to last everyday.... Ashton is back to camp, and Hanna's coming! hee..
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
I know i had used this verse many times.. But this is the verse that reminds me of Jesus' love, personal comfort..
I know i haven blogged for a long time.. i do more personal journey entries with my journal partners.. But it's this book i read, that makes me want to share.
If you guys are free, pick up this book call "Dead women walking"
If you ever want to know how i was brought up, what kind of environment i was in, read this book.. Besides the prostituion part, the book says everything else..
It makes me burden more for my family's salvation..
Yes, times were hard.. God seen us through..
Reading the book, my past flashes by like a bullet train. I knew why i couldnt connect to most of the young adults in church, or most of the people in church.
Sometimes, i feel really lonely, and i ended up enjoying the solitude more, disliking companies of fellow christians..
I know i am eccentric at times.. But hey, you wanna know me.. Read the book..
I am thankful to God for calling me back, for not giving up on me..
Now my heart's weighing heavier for my family.. i dont want to go heaven without them...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Source: Our Daily Bread Email Subscription 04 Oct 2010
People who are trying to be friendly sometimes ask, “Are you keeping busy?” The question seems harmless, but in my mind it carries a subtle message. Beneath the surface is a test of personal value. If I can’t rattle off a list of things I have to do, I feel as if I’m admitting that I’m not worth much.
But does God determine our value by how busy we are? Does He calculate our worth by how much we accomplish? Does He reward us for living on the edge of exhaustion and not taking care of ourselves?
One of the first verses I learned as a child was Matthew 11:28, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It didn’t mean much to me at the time because I didn’t understand weariness. But now that I’m older, I feel the temptation to keep pace with the world so I won’t be left behind.
But followers of Jesus don’t have to live like that. Not only has He released us from slavery to sin but also from the bondage of having to prove our worth.
Accomplishing a lot for God may make us feel important, but what makes us important to God is what we allow Him to accomplish in us—conforming us into the image of His Son (Rom. 8:28-30). —Julie Ackerman Link
Christ never asks of us such busy labor
As leaves no time for resting at His feet;
The waiting attitude of expectation He often counts as service most complete. —Anon.
Our value is not measured by what we do for God but by what He has done in us.
Wow.. I liked this devotion today.
It encourages me a lot. Especially these 6 months, while i was falling sick all the time, i felt super useless.. Like i cant even do the simple things.. Felt really down.. But well, like the sentence said, our value is not measured by what we do for God, but by what He has done in us.
For as much as i feel some people look at me in a different light, because i am weaker now and i cant do more things then i use to, i dont think i should care how they look at me, i am in God's hands..
Dont know how will all these end, but i know it's gonna be beautiful.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Source: Our Daily Bread Email Subscription 3 Oct 2010
Many churches celebrate the first Sunday in October as World Communion Sunday. It is a time to observe the Lord’s Supper with a special awareness of celebrating together with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe. On this day, being with a community of believers has become very meaningful to me.
One year, however, I found myself in an airport with a long flight ahead and no opportunity to attend church on that day. Sitting alone, I read the Gospel accounts of the Last Supper, along with the passages describing Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion. Then from 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, I pondered the words so often read at communion services: “The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread . . .” (v.23). With some common elements to represent the bread and the cup, I observed the Lord’s death for us, feeling a deep kinship with those followers of Christ in many places who are unable or forbidden to gather with others in worship.
Whatever your location and circumstances today, may you find joy and strength in remembering the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross. “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (v.26). —David McCasland
When Christians join in blessed fellowship
Commemorating Jesus’ sacrifice,
They sense a common bond of unity
Because for every race He paid the price. —Hess
Celebrating Christ together brings strength and joy.
The reason why i like Holy Communion is because of the remembrance of Jesus' sacrifice. Today Pastor made a good point, while the Lord was focus on what He needs to do later on, the disciples were kinda thinking selfish thoughts, thinking of who's the greatest.
I wont say that this is not present in our churches today, but i thank God for a good reminder, that all of us are bond slaves.
In our kindergarten vision, i cant remember everything but the last paragraph says that we teachers aim to be a lighthouse to all our children, and that, is a major mega responsibility to begin with.
New week is starting, and the theme is transportation. Looking forward to meet my children, praying really hard that i wont keep falling sick.
So much to do, so little time.. =)
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Source: Our Daily Bread Email Subscription 2nd Oct 2010
Remember when phones were for making phone calls? With the advent of the smart phone, what was once a way to talk to someone has become a storehouse of data. Add cell-phone applications (computer programs) to that, and you can read sports reports, play games, plan trips, find an apartment—or any of well over 100,000 other tasks available with an “app.”
That’s pretty amazing, but the “apps” for phones are nothing compared with the kind of “apps” Scripture gives us. The “applications” of the Bible are direct notes from God telling us how to apply the truth of His Word to all of life.
Take Philippians 2, for instance: The unity app (2:2), the humility app (2:3), the no-grumbling app (2:14), the shine-as-lights app (2:15). Or look at the apps of Ephesians 5: The imitate-God app (5:1), the walk-in-love app (5:2), the purity app (5:3), the tongue app (5:4). And the book of Proverbs? It’s teeming with applications.
You don’t have to wait for someone to offer these on the Internet. Just open the Bible and see the hundreds of ways to apply Scripture in your life. Got a question about the Christian life? Search the Bible. The answers are there, waiting to be discovered. —Dave Branon
Cling to the Bible; this jewel and treasure
Brings life eternal and saves fallen man;
Surely its value no mortal can measure;
Seek for its blessing, O soul, while you can. —Smith
The Bible has treasures of wisdom for you—read it and apply it!
As much as i think Iphones are a bit overrated and overused, i thought this article was a pretty good reminder not to get stuck to using iphone or whatever electronic devises we have all the time.
Had a hearty chat with Joc, haven done that in a while. She told me each morning while traveling to work, she would take time to appreciate the beautiful creation of the Lord. She noticed though, tons of people are so focused on the little gadgets in their hands, they are missing the beauty surrounding them.. I think maybe this way, lesser people have the chance to notice their potential life partners right beside them too. Haha.. Just a random thought.
Haven blogged in a while... Body's getting sick again.. Just still very thankful to God that I am alive, another day to praise Him, to study His words. Yes, i am very discouraged by the fact that i cannot even push heavy things around, or roll newspaper, or sew simple things for long.. But well, i know for sure God dont make mistakes.. so....
Till next time, God blesses and loves everyone!