Thursday, December 22, 2005


Because God is love....

All my intentions should be governed by love. If I don't have love in me, the Kingdom of Heaven is not in me. If I have love, God is with me. If I don't practice love, I'm not practising Godliness. If I can't learn to love to my brother whom I see, I am a liar if I say that I love God, whom I can't see. Because God is love, He is the source of love. So if love doesn't flow out of me, my heart doesn't have Jesus in it... If I don't love love, I don't love God. Love must be evident,
it must be seen. Because if people don't see love, they don't see God either. Therefore my love towards people must be of action, expressed with something tangible. Love flowed out proves the existence of love inside. If I can show love, I can prove that God does exist.

Friends, what does the statement "God is love" mean to you?I invite you to share your thoughts and your conviction by completing the sentence "Because God is love..."

Thursday, December 15, 2005

He said it...

"You said 'Ask and I'll give the nation to you'. Oh Lord, that's the cry of my heart - Distantshores and the islands will see Your light..."
If you wait a little while longer you'll be hear this song playing. It's one of my favourite songs - You Said - speaking about the promises of God. Truly nothing compares to the promises we have in this Dream-Giver - as I sung it over and over again last night, I'm reminded.  I don't know how this song will minister to you. I just pray that it'll remind that God is faithful and true to His word. So never lose hope. May our eyes be opened to see His glory, His victory, His Kingdom.
You said, "Ask and you'll receive, whatever you need"
You said, " Pray and I'll hear from heaven, and I'll heal your land"
You said Your glory will fill the earth, like water the sea
You said, "Lift up Your eyes - the harvest is here, the Kingdom is near"
You said, "Ask and I'll give the nation to you"
Oh Lord, that's the cry of my heart
Distant shores and the islands will see Your light
as it rises on us
Oh Lord, I ask for the nations...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Known or Evaluated

I think this message is an amazing one. What do you live for - to be known or to be evaluated? Our choice will be reflected in our actions, our behaviour, our character, and ultimately, determines our destiny. Wow... I strongly recommend everyone to read this. Look deep within and be  HONEST with yourself.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Finding a balance

As of now, I am suffering from lack of rest, of which last night reached the climax (3 hours of sleep). For about a month or so, work has really taken a toll on me. Apart from having favour to attend church programmes, I've been working late nights every night. Reaching home late, sleeping late, waking up early. Having exams this week (Tuesday and Thursday), I took leave from Tuesday noon till Thursday, and had one whole day for rest and study on Wednesday. And well, all the effort has paid off, for the exams, anyway. I had to focus on the few subjects I want to study as I can't possibly make up for the times I missed class. Thank God, everything went according to plan.

But now as I type, my body is weak, and so is my soul, both deprived of many things I've used to enjoy before this whole being-a-grown-up thing... it's a whole new experience, and it has opened up my eyes. Past training has helped me to cope and handle many new challenges with maturity, wisdom, and in some ways, homour. But still there's so much to learn, so much more to improve...

Without a doubt my heart's desire is to reach my colleagues with the love of God. My intention (or desired intention, if you may) is to share the love of Jesus because I've tasted and I know what this love is. Love is my main objective, not conversion. And my colleagues seem to like my non-offending, non-rebuking, non-condemning way of carrying myself as a Christian. They like it that I don't threathen the beliefs they hold or their way of life. They like it that I'm not like the other Christians they know, always trying to win them into joining their religion and church. And their liking has caused my soul to be troubled.

The gospel is an offending message, in some ways. It says that you're not good enough to redeem yourself from the consequences of your evilness. It tells you that no man is good, except God. It tells you that you need to die to yourself, in order that you gain the eternal life. It tells you that on that day, God judges all deeds, both hidden and known, good and evil...

And so as I run with this God-given dream to display that undying love through a potrait of life, I want my life to be a display of that balance between the extremes - to love enough to speak forth truth, to love enough to just love. And so help me, God.