Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sword of the Spirit = Word of God

Worship Night in S35 yesterday.
Before it started, somebody asked me, 'Are you excited?'
I'm like, 'Like that lo. Nothing unusual lo.'
However, inside of me I know that He will be there tonight because the past few weeks of CGM, I literally felt Him sitting next to me. I was just waiting for the right time to see what He has up His sleeves for me.

So worship started, I sat there (Thank God that I am at the corner of the room, the best spot to myself!) and sang along. Then I am reminded of a question I got from a friend, a really random question,

'Anna, Why are the trees still so green when the grass have all withered?'

After I answered him, he texted me this, 

' Hahah. Our lives should be like the trees. Rooted deep. When all around us is withering, we will continue to stand strong and grow :) '

So here I am in the little yellow room and I was taken back to this scene, green trees with brown ground. However, my focus was NOT on the trees, my focus shifted to the withered brown dying cow grass!

Then it started to rain! Drizzle, then heavier and heavier! Pit-pat-pit-pat......

In just a short moment, the brown dying grass turned into fresh green grass. The turnaround was so easy as if every drop is a magic potion. Raindrops with words tagging to it, 'Bible', ' Prayer', 'Word', 'Servanthood', 'Worship', 'Bible', 'Fellowship', 'Word', etc. Every raindrop that hit those grass, refreshes them so much. Manna from heaven!

The first sketch that I did last night.
Oh, okay, 'Daddy God, I think I get what You are trying to tell me.'
I continued to worship after that scene.
Then it seemed that I just have that scene flashing over and over again. It is just a very general scene telling me something very general.

Then, the scene CHANGED! Yay, who wouldn't like a changed scene!
New settings, new objects.
A sword, a ground.

The sword hit the ground.
Once, twice, thrice, and so on.

Each time it hit the ground, the ground cracks, then opens up bigger, gaps gets bigger and bigger and bigger until I could look through eventhough I can't really see what is there at the other side.

Then I wondered, how is this related with the previous scene?

BIBLE, Prayer , WORD,  Servanthood,  Worship,  BIBLE,  Fellowship, WORD

Ephesians 6:17
(The Message) - ... God's Word is an indispensable weapon
(NIV)- Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.


Second sketch I did last night.
This year, I wrote in my dream card 2014. 

FINISH READING THE BIBLE IN A YEAR.

Seriously, I am nowhere near it.
I am consistent in attending service and cellgroup. I am alright in praise and worship. I am there for food and fellowship. I do set some time aside to pray. I even started serving this year.

I started to try to be consistent in reading my Bible this year.
Difficult (Yeah, you will not believe it is difficult for someone like me who reads all the time).

The scene I had just now reminded me that the Sword of the Spirit is already in my hands the day I wrote that down in my dream card.
All I have to do is activate it, swing it, use it.
Every swing I take means I am nearer to my breakthrough, my dreams and my desire to know God more intimately this year.
I just need to stick through it with my Bible reading plan this year.
(Maybe getting someone nearer to me to be accountable to, so that I am actually sticking to it?)

Going through some rough patch with myself these days but He promises that as I continue to invest time in His word, He will be the one who will see that I get my breakthrough.
He will send the rain that rejuvenates me everytime I am dry,brown and desperate.
I do not control when it rains.  GOD DOES!
All I need to know is that I am the one being rained on so that I will stay green and fresh.

I am holding the Sword and I will be anticipating the Rain each time it comes!

P/S: It ended with another scene where the first and second image combined. (Go imagine it yourself!)

Monday, March 17, 2014

WARNING AHEAD!


A change in priorities. A need for this change. 
Sometimes, things need to be changed for the better.
I don't know whether this will get me anywhere better or worst but I am getting so sick of it.
How I'd always placed them as one of my top priority but they take me for granted.


And here I am praying and praying about it, going through sleepless nights because I do not understand how did I come to this state. And I guessed, I am the only one who is troubled by this.

DANG, REALITY OF LIFE!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A God-Listening Heart

Just read 1 Kings 1-3.

Some interesting insights I got from reading those passages.

In 1 Kings 3:9 (The Message), King Solomon asked for a God- listening heart, so that he is able to lead his people well and to discern between the good and evil.

Then in 1 Kings 3:10-14(The Message), God said," ... I'll give you what you've asked for - I'm giving you a wise and mature heart."

A God-listening heart = A wise and mature heart

Further in 1 Kings 3:10-14 (The Message), God continues to say, "... As a bonus, I'm giving you both the wealth and glory you didn't ask for - ..."

When you have a God-listening heart, you are wise and mature.
When you have a wise and mature heart, you will stay on course, keeping your eye on the life-map and the God signs.
And when you are on the course, wealth and glory which you didn't even ask for will come to you.
(This includes wisdom that the world could recognise and they will wonder where did this wisdom come from - in the case of King Solomon, it could be witnessed when he solved the argument between the two prostitutes and the dead and living baby.)

Always nurture your heart to be a God-listening heart, sow biblical seeds, water it with God's words every day and you will see the difference in your daily life.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

L.O.V.E



Such a sincere song. The funny feelings when you are in love, the certainty and the uncertainty, the naive love, everything portrayed in this song. Definitely worth listening.