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忙还是盲?

October 16, 2009

忙。忙。忙。。 好忙。
我不喜欢这种感觉。
我不喜欢这种忙到没有时间 reflect 的感觉。
我不喜欢这种喘不过气来的感觉。
我不喜欢这种失去自我的感觉。

真的那么忙吗?是为了事业?志愿?每天繁琐的小事?还是发白日梦?

到底是忙还是盲?

time

October 15, 2009


so many thots …so many reflections… so many things to share..so many stories to tell..so many “grace” encounters to thank God for….so much i yearn to blog….. but, i grapple with time.

managing time is an art. it seems that i’m not too gifted in this form of art… but we can be nurtured into it..as we grow ‘wiser’ and more ‘mature’ so to speak, “prioritising” is something we should learn to grow better in…and making full use of time given to be efficient and effectively.. apparently, it still remains an art to me… but again, its the process i learn, and will continue to do so.

my cell leader always remind me that..2 things we ought to do with our time:
1. grow ourselves
2. grow others
time should be spent on upgrading, building ourselves up, feeding our body, soul, spirit, mind. or we spend it with people to build one another, and the community..

what am i doing with my time?

someone said “work is a gd 4-letter word”, and “work is a blessing”, i just came bk from work upon a meeting which ended at 10.30pm..and preparing for work again at 9am [not complaining over here…) but just to prove the point that out of 24 hrs a day, most of us spent more than 12 hours on work!

time is life.
if we spend almost half of our entire life on work….
yet dread our legs to work everyday…
realised we have stop learning and went into an autopilot mode…
grumbling instead of being grateful…
think again.

time is a gift.
we are stewards of time.
every minute every second’s a bonus.
we ought to guard it with much care
as we do not know when our time is up.

time is subjective
people like to associate me with the word “busy”
i raise my 2 hands and feet to agree with that
but i do spend considerable amt of time alone doing nothing…
rather still busy… engaged in catching up with myself and God..
but yes, i’m still busy.

thank you God for the 86400 seconds, 1440 minutes and 24 hours a day,
what then am i doing with all that…?

Lord, i want to be a good manager.
manager of time

The Solitary Piece of Coal

October 5, 2009

…just so that we will remember to stay in His love…

September 10, 2009

a time to inquire of the Lord.

5 loaves & 2 fish

September 2, 2009

Familiar passage.
5 loaves & 2 fish fed the 5000,with 12 basketful of leftover crumps.

Mark 6:30-44

fatigue is setting in to drain you away? the disciples experienced that as well.
but the Lord’s respond was, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.

overwhelmed by challanges ahead? the disciples were facing that too to feed the thousands..
‘chase’ the people back to their home..in escapism from the problems ahead?..
instead, the Lord answered, “You give them something to eat.”

hoping for a miracle?
the Lord added on, “How many loaves do you have?” “Go and see.”

after the Lord’s instruction to group the masses and gave thanks.
5000 were fed. 12 basketful of leftovers.

are your challenges greater then that of feeding the 5000?

Here’re some handlers (from the passage) on how to overcome the mountains..:

1. Go to the Lord in solitary and find rest
In the quietness and stillness of our heart, He speaks. Most of the time, whispers.

2. Look at what you already have.
The answer might lie within our own hands. Do you see it?

3. Break them down into bitesize.
the smaller they get, the better they get ‘digested’.

4. Give thanks.
Heart of gratitude keeps us in check with the kingdom perspective.

5. Follow thru to witness the miracle.
Acknowledge the source. Count your blessings.

alrite.
Come what may…

He’s @work.

September 2, 2009

August 30, 2009

amazing.
met a young taiwanese lady today, 19 years old, apparently a famous backpacker and travel blogger who produced her own book at the age of 18.
(<— and yup!that's her book!)
only 3 days stopover in spore on her way to perth.
she asked for directions; accompanied her to find a backpackers’ inn in little india, had dinner together and brought her for a city nite tour ended the evening at my fav place, st andrews catheral.

with a short testimony shared about God’s love, and a little prayer of blessing….
the angels are rejoicing cos one more soul is added to the kingdom of God! Praise God!

Lord, you are just so sweet..

Joy of salvation

August 25, 2009

“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Thess 1: 3

may the joy of our salvation be our strength.

Happy "Birth"day

August 23, 2009

An sms received from a mentor reads:

“Hi ruth, have a blessed first anniversary of your baptism. Great to see you worship God on stage today.”

Upon reading this simple sms, couldn’t help but brought tears to my eyes.
Someone actually bother to remember my baptism date. Someone actually cares enough to send a greeting sms to share my joy today. indeed, on the 23 Aug 08 , exactly one year ago, thought i had a glimpse of heaven and a taste of what it means by eternal happiness. still rem.. tears of joy couldn’t stop welling up and the jitters of excitement and gratitude tossing within my belly…

it was the day, i sang aloud to the world (and will continue to sing), “i have decided to follow Jesus.”
it was the day, many very impt ppl in my life came to witness my “new birth”.
most importantly, it was the day, after 10 full yrs of prayer and petitions to God with pleas and much patience, my mum finally agreed to grace the ceremony (she was full of smiles!), surprisingly, brought along 3 other friends as well to give me their support also according to them, to 大开眼界..
Reminiscing on 23 Aug 08 reminded me that the God I believe in, is faithful, and His promises never fail.. and He does love me very very much.

nothing would describe it best through a photo as attached (below):
to bring you to attention, not the happenings in foreground, rather the many beautiful and impt ppl at the background sitting right amidst the congregation:

my mum, my 2 brothers,
tiong nam, mr chua and family, danny dad,
vette and cell gals, ps bel and cell sisters
gd frens like sec sch clique, kat & ak, qinpei, ym, paul, a’an & mel..and many more..

thank you for walking alongside with me.
all of you have assured me that i walk, but not alone.

anyway, happy 1st year baptism anniversary, ruth 🙂