Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thanksgiving, Praise and WORSHIP


Today I woke up as usual, not expecting much, it is just another Sunday afterall.
Things been up my mind so much these days that sometimes I wondered how did God wired our brain that it will just go to such extend even without me allowing it. So uncontrollable.

Today's service is very personal, I know it is really very intimate to every single one of us in the auditorium.

However, for me it started even before the service started. The presence of GOD was so strong even during pre-service prayer meeting, even though I was late for 5 mins, I felt something touched me so deeply even when Sun was sharing. That's when I know something is going to be so different today!

Today's message is very timely, very apt.
HOW TO FIREPROOF  YOUR FAITH?

1. THANKSGIVING

If you know me well, I got no problem with THANKSGIVING.
It is always easy for me to give thanks, people often tell me, 

"Anna, you really thank God for those small things I always overlooked in my day-to-day life!"

"Sometimes you really make me look out for small details because you thank God for even the bird you see on the way to work!"

I do write down stuffs in my journal, so it makes it really easy to be thankful as I read back my past entries.

2. PRAISE

This is also not hard for me to do.
I know His Goodness more than I thought I know.
I walk to the MRT singing praise, I shower singing praise, I exercise singing praise also!
And to be thankful, usually I show it through praise!

3. WORSHIP

Well, this is the one that hit me the most today.
Worship is coming to God with an attitude of submission to Him, to come with no agenda in mind, being selfless and enjoying His presence.

Today I was being transported back to the first time I experienced Him.
I remembered how much I long to be in that state, as I couldn't explain it then, it just feel so fulfilling but yet wanting more of it.
And then I recalled how I reached that state, it is when I really left everything behind and focused on Him and nothing else. That was my first time coming before Him as a true worshipper.
That kept me close to Him.

The encounter this morning in service is just so tremendous, it was more than revisiting my first love, it made me experience once again the importance of worship all over again, one huge part that I've been not giving much attention these past few years.

I shall just end this post with this song.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Courage To Love




Heard this song while I was walking passed the market this morning and it was stucked in my head the whole day. As usual, I prefer Guang Liang's version because I am bias towards male vocals.
And believe it or not, he is the only Malaysian Chinese singer whom I listened to each and every of his album!

"Everything in life in temporary, because everything changes.
That's why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime but having the faith it will last forever."
- Unknown-

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Grace


Today cell group meeting,I saw this something in a different perspective. 
This something we call GRACE.

GRACE is:-

1. SALVATION
A lot of us are being taught that Grace means being given something that we know we do not deserve because we did not do anything that deemed us worthy to get a hold of it but God still gave it to us. And that free gift is His only Son, Jesus Christ.

2. ACCESS
After you receive salvation, you are given Grace because now you are granted direct access to God.
The access to God: to have a personal relationship with Him, to be more than just our Saviour, to be like our Friend, Father, Comforter, Provider, etc.

3. EMPOWERMENT
Empowerment comes when we come to know Jesus Christ and to let Him work hand-in-hand with us in everything that we do. Empowerment comes when we trust in Him no matter what the circumstance.
And this empowerment comes because of His Grace.
By His Grace, we live our lives beyond our natural ability.
Now that is empowerment by His Grace.

And He said to me, "My GRACE is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the POWER OF CHRIST may rest upon me.
-2 Corinthians 12:9-