Archive for July, 2009

I want to sing

July 25, 2009

I want to sing
Until I am lost in Your love
Till I’m found in Your presence
Worshipping before your throne
Held by Your spirit
Entering into Your flow
How precious this moment
Lord I want you to know

It’s You
You who have won my heart
Taken me into Your arms
Comforted me like a friend
Your love
Surrounded me from the start
I never want to be apart
From You ever again

The song that does not stop ringing in my head. Did a raw recording of this song courtesy of a dear brother, Clarence.

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John

July 25, 2009


The Disciple- John

(Adapted from commentary of the Life Application Bible)

“Being loved is the most powerful motivation in the world. Our ability to love is often shaped by our experience of love. We usually love others as we have been loved.

Some of the greatest statements about God’s loving nature were written by a man who experienced God’s love in a unique way. John, Jesus’ disciple, expressed his relationship to the Son of God by calling himself “the disciple whom Jesus’ loved” (John 21:20). Although Jesus’ love is clearly communicated in all the Gospels, in John’s Gospel it is a central theme. Because his own experience of Jesus’ love was so strong and personal, John was sensitive to those words and actions of Jesus that illustrated how the One who is love loved others.

Jesus knew John fully and loved him fully. He gave John and his brother James the nickname “Sons of Thunder” (Mark 3:17), perhaps from an occasionwhen the brothers asked Jesus for permission to “call fire down from heaven” (Luke 9:54) on a village that had refused to welcome Jesus and the disciples. In John’s Gospel and letters, we see the great God of love, while the thunder of God’s justice bursts from the pages of Revelation.

Jesus confronts each of us as he confronted John. We cannot know the depth of Jesus’ love unless we are willing to face the fact that he knows us completely. Otherwise we are fooled into believing he must love the people we pretend to be, not the sinners we actually are. John and all the disciples convince us that God is able and willing to accept us as we are. Being aware of God’s love is a great motivator for change. His love is not given in exchange for our efforts; his love frees us to really live. “

Lessons to be learnt from John:

1. Those who realise how much they are loved are able to love much.
2. When God changes a life, he does not take away personality characteristics, but puts them to effective use in his service.

Have you accepted that love?

shanghai randoms.

July 20, 2009
me trying to be funny
v nice qqs t-shirt design from the back.
鲁迅if you know who he is…

grandpa’s the best!

random shot that turns out to be quite alrite.

东方明珠

 

here’s another random shot

yet another one..

t
hey also have zebra crossing….
dangling butterflies brighten up the blue sky..
p
ersonally loved this shot..
its green man,start walking!
back of a new found fren in Shanghai, 博成from 华爱.
fancy his polka dotted shirt la!
woah.for hanging clothes?
shadows

game for a ball game?

China immigration inspection

July 10, 2009

Purity precedes Pleasure

Mark our words…

July 5, 2009

helloooo.. where are the reflections on beautitudes!?!

ok, good things are worth waiting for……….;)frankly, this is a reminder blog post for myself on one of the many things i need to do… this has just dangerously reminded and cautioned me once again that words/promises once spoken or made, can never be retrieved back again…

mark our words. our memory might fail us, but someone out there will always remember..

ok, await my reflections on beautitudes……….. (Lord, help me..)

Proverbs 25:28

July 5, 2009

New International Version “Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.”

New American Standard Bible “Like a city that is broken into and without walls Is a man who has no control over his spirit.”

King James Version “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.”

What is self-control?

self-con⋅trol [self-kuhn-trohl, self-]

–noun

control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc.

the universal understanding of the word “self-control” is as above, taken out from dictionary.com.

what is then self control to you?

Why do we need to exercise self-control?

Only when a person knows the limits or the boundary… not just by knowing, but understand the importance to keep within that boundary lest be confronted by consequences.. and only when a one grasp the consequences.. and how and to what extent they would affect the individual and/or the ppl around, “self-control” would then be an act that is willing, abled and validated.

so who sets the limits/boundary? laws keeps us from trouble with you know who…rules are set for the interest of the larger body..how about an individual? What boundary are you living within for yourself? where do you find those yardsticks to live?

..to be cont’d..

As iron sharpens iron..

July 1, 2009

another thought of the day:

Proverbs 27:17
“As iron sharpens iron,
so one man sharpens another.”

wow. one man sharpens another just as iron sharpens iron, how interesting an analogy…

The process of sharpening, sharpening in skills, in character, in wisdom, in competency, in knowledge…etcetc, can only be measured through interaction with people..

no man’s an island. people around us help us grow. the course of this growth journey is what we make of it in response to the people around us..

Jeremiah 1:4-8

July 1, 2009

oh no..its been a long time since i blogged! apologies to the few close ones who actually do follow my blog…

today marks the start of the 40-day prayer and fasting.

Thank God that He constantly reminds us that He is our hope in times of darkness and trials.

Jeremiah 1:4-8

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

before you were born I set you apart;

I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

6 “Ah, Sovereign LORD,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”

7 But the LORD said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am only a child.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. 8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD

He knew me before i was formed in my mother’s womb. He knows my name, and knows how many strands of hair i have, He knows me from the inside-out. The Lord knew Jeremiah, though Jeremiah doubted, but the Lord assured him, and promised him of His presence and deliverance.

He is with you. He will rescue you and deliver you. Fear not.