Saturday, May 24, 2014

What's your life's mission?

Woah..when was the last time I blogged?

I was so busy the last few months but this week, I was relatively “free’er”. However, I kinda lost the drive. Perhaps I was on the brink of burning out. “when busy, say no time, when got time, no mood
To be really honest, I decided to take it easy. When I had empty slots, I watched a series I stopped watching for a loooong time. You know, how one episode can lead to another. (bad….)
But, I ended up feeling kinda empty. Coz, I knew I had important stuff to do. But at the same time, doing nothing important may have helped me unwind.
There is more stuff to say but let me go to the main part of my post.

Friday nite came: 23 May 2014 – CG Compassion Nite at church and again I was “available” to play guitar..hehe. I never expected much as I had no idea what the event was about. I also didn’t know I had to play guitar alone, CG style, plugged in! Nervous coz I didn’t really practice..hentam aje lah

Anyway, the time came for individuals to share their experiences about Mission Trips. What made the night special were real experiences by people from my church, from my island. We tend to read/share stuff about people from outside but what about the locals?

It was one of those nights I felt refreshed inside. I needed to hear those people talk. This is one way I believe God speaks to us. When it clicks, it clicks. It’s just hard to explain. I wonder if this is an example of “man shall not live by bread alone”?

I always wondered how going for mission trips for a few days could bring impact. Now I understand better, I think.
I’ll try to summarize what I can recall.
-God wants your availability, not your capability.
-mission trips aren't always about helping others, we may end up strengthening our relationship with God or finding out more about ourselves
-mission trips may remind us that we are nothing and have much more to learn

I was also reminded about the less popular ministries like the Hospital Ministry. These bunch of faithful people visit sick people at the hospital week in week out. One of them eventually became a patient but has recovered. He is back, giving his Saturday afternoons to the needy.

A facebook post mentioned: People don’t care how much you know, they want to know how much you care. Christians.....ouch........


The passion of the people who spoke that nite is something I am not good at explaining in words but their fire reignited mine. I would like to do more with my life than starting at this computer screen.  We all have missions to fulfill, it doesn't necessarily have to be mission trips. Just take a look around you!

What's your life's mission?

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine! 

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Great Site for Music / Awesome playlist

 When there's lots of work and you feel like listening to music which can keep you going, I think this is one good site that streams awesome songs.

Try it!

The link below is one of the many playlists for instrumentals. (coz songs with lyrics can be quite distracting)

http://8tracks.com/lamusette/carpe-diem

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Lazy Blogger

I've been pretty lazy to write blog posts..I guess Facebook has been the main platform for sharing stuff.

Not sure if I should continue blogging? Or maybe change platform liau?

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Standing Out

There are moments in life when we have to choose to stand out or blend in. They can do it, why can't I?

I will not go into details and neither do I want to boast of what I have done. Choosing to stand out and do what is right before the eyes of God has been really tough.

An article I read reminded me there are others out there who are doing the same:
http://www.proverbs31.org/devotions/standing-apart-everyone-else-2013-03/

One thing I would like to remind myself or hope to say it one day:

"What I have learned through making the hard choices is they come with a great reward: enjoying the pleasure of our heavenly Father."

 

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Do you wanna be rich?

The answer to that question is yes. But in what way? I would want to be rich financially but I have always thought of those poorer and less fortunate than I am.

Would we consider a person to be successful just because of the material possessions they acquire? Often times, yes. I do feel lousy compared to them.

How then can the poor relate? When we say that God wants us to prosper, do we mean financially only? There's a verse saying "It is God who gives us the power to gain wealth". But I feel this is often misused.
If you read it carefully, it actually means "God chooses those whom he wants to be rich" (referring to material wealth). That means, God has the right to allow people to be poor or better to say, not rich.

The rich will then have the opportunity to bless the poor, not lavishly spend on themselves only.

Now, what about us who are not poor but just surviving? We dream of being rich or owning a business but can we? Should we?


It is good to dream but meanwhile, let us have the right perspective of true riches.

We need to be rich INSIDE! I feel this can be applied to all.

I don't have time to summarize so I hope you will spend time reading an article and listening to the message below.

Article link: Asking the wrong question.
http://authenticmanhood.com/2013/02/asking-the-wrong-question/

Sermon Link: Recipients of His Riches
You gotta download it first.
itm.edgeboss.net/download/itm/audio/radio/2013/itm20130305.mp3
22.4 MB
Taken from http://www.intouch.org/broadcast/audio-archives

The greatest treasures of God cannot be bought or sold, and their value cannot be calculated. Nor can they be traded or bartered to acquire more. The Lord has already deposited His riches into our spiritual bank accounts, and as believers, we need only to utilize what is ours. In this message, Dr. Stanley talks about some of the many treasures we have in Christ that we often fail to recognize.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Answers

It can get really frustrating when you can't give or find answers to tough questions.

I have been bombarded with all sorts of questions within a sort time and the worst part, I'm questioning myself and God. I can't even help myself and now I have to help others? It does feel like being a hypocrite

- a Muslim friend asks about Jesus being God..it takes so much time to even study this
- a friend going tough times and all we can say is I will pray for you???
- at my work place, customers ask all sorts of questions
- questions about life , what success is , am I at fault to be where I am?
- am I on the right path?
- apologetic questions
the list goes on

God, I need help!


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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Under Attack

This post will only apply to Christians, who are trying to walk with God, who try to follow Him.

It seems that we tend to fail in so many ways. I get very frustrated that I have battles that non-Christians don't have to fight. It's like we have so much to do(and not do) and the burden gets so heavy.

But, I am reminded that we are constantly under attack. We are tempted to give up, to give in, to complain, etc etc. Every time I fail, it feels like it an impossible task to try again. Somehow, I get up and ask God for help. TRY!

I don't want to use the excuse that men are not perfect to go on doing what is wrong or do not do what is right. In my imperfection, I can go to Jesus and ask Him to lead, one step at a step in the road to holiness. This is the hope we have, that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.

Are you doing anything about this? When was the last time you read a Christian article or listened to sermons?

The link below is something related to "being under attack".

http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/watch-out-or-the-devil-s-gonna-get-you

 This sermons also really speaks a lot:
http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/resist-the-devil

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