Tuesday, September 27, 2005

My MP3 Player

On my 20th birthday my dad gave me an MP3 player. It was one of the coolest things I’ve received. Unfortunately, it took me a year to finally understand how to use my MP3 player… Yes, I’m an idiot. So sue me…

Walking out from college last night, I decided to put on the earphones and sing along with Joel Houston and Marty Sampson of Hillsong – United. Sure, there was the danger of worshipping my way straight to heaven as I walked through the busy (and sometimes deadly) traffic of Kuala Lumpur. But hey, I suppose that’s a small price to pay to be cool… Ni’h.

So I was this cool dude walking along the streets of KL town, right? With my laptop bag hanging on my shoulder and my jacket and all… it was as though I was making a music video, man!! Then I was worshipping God and singing “Tell the world that Jesus lives, tell the world… that He died for them”… Wo, could you imagine me being more “saint”?

Then He interrupted me, ruin my groove (He’s so annoyingly creative this dude!!). He had me looking at the guy sitting at the roadside… He had a cigarette in his hand, and hopelessness in his eyes. He was probably homeless. I slowed down for a moment, but I continued on my journey to the train station. Nevertheless,
He had me…

Sometimes we Christians tend to be so heavenly minded that we don’t have any earthly value. We get so caught up with new songs, great seminars, and better programmes for the church community… We want so much to create heaven here on earth, we long for home. But we forgot that we have a task to do here on earth. We, like me, probably like to stuff our ears with our earphones and ignore everything that’s crying out for our intervention.

I began to reflect upon the dreams that He have given me and the calling He has placed upon my generation… I think about the script I’m writing for this awesome Dream-Giver… I imagine how many lives will be touched and changed by it… Then I wonder if the hopeless and homeless man would be impressed by it. I seriously doubt it…

Lord, I thank you for the promise of heaven and the dreams you entrusted me to fulfill here on earth. Please help me to be useful and practical here on earth, that Your heavenly purposes may be fulfilled. Use me as Your hands and feet, that Your will be done here on earth, as it is in heaven. If you can use anything, Lord, you can use me… Teach me to be of earthly value too.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it's random how i got to your site, but it really encouraged me. It's always cool to see that the Lord's plan is bigger than mine. You know how he finds something in your charecter and decides it's time for it to change? well, he is working this pride type thing out of me. It's kind of like all He wants is for me to look arround and talk to people. You know? Anyway, thanks for sharing your heart. I pray that the Lord would walk closely to you.

Your Sister In Christ,
Bonnie

curious servant said...

Nicely done!

And an excellent point as well.

Thanks for the link to my site.

God Bless.

Luke Chan said...

Hopelessness?
Homelessness.

When I was a stranger,you took me in, gave me shelter. ..JC

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