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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Christian Life

The beauty of Christian life is

not that we are always strong, but

in the midst of anguish, despair and difficulty

we can still shout...


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Raising new leaders

In preparation for my forthcoming long-term absence in my local church, I have assigned specific duties and responsibilities to the members of the worship team. Last Sunday was the pioneering day of all the newly-ordained tasks. As a leader of the team, I was so blessed to see them “functioning” very well; keeping in mind that these kids are servants of the Lord and their service to the Lord is never in vain. I was really happy to “see” how they would probably be without me. It’s the Presence of God that we need and not anybody else.

I am particularly happy and greatly blessed with Ate Erlyn’s leading us in worship last Sunday. At first she was hesitant with her new assignment. Then we all recognize that promotion comes from the Lord and this is the time she is called to step up. During worship, the congregation felt the presence of God as we sing and praise altogether. All glory be unto God!

Thank you Lord for raising leaders. Thank you Lord for the willing hearts to serve. Thank you Lord for oneness and teamwork. Thank you Lord for camaraderie and friendship. Thank you Lord for using us for Your kingdom. We want to serve You mightily and faithfully. Bless Your children. Amen.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Missing Heaven by 18 inches

I was browsing my files and stumbled upon one of my old scribbles.

While preparing for tonight’s [Obsessions 121405] message, I came across a little tract with a title, ‘Missing Heaven by 18 inches”. The title made me wonder, what could possibly be the “thing” that the small paper refers to. I thought of the Bible, mine is about 6-8 inches only. I decided to read it, probably took only a minute or two, and discovered the mystery.

To my surprise, 18 inches is the distance between the heart and the head. The article talks about how many have come to know the Lord only “intellectually” but “not with their heart.” A relationship with Christ is a personal experience and not simply academic cognizance.

Nobody wants to miss heaven by 18 inches. Do you?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

God is awesome.

Last Sunday, our topic at church was about prayer. After the sermon, Pastor Aries asked everybody to pray for whatever it is that we want God to do for us. I said a simple prayer with a lot of trust. Pastor Aries said that we’ll hear from each other next week how the Lord responded to our prayers. Just now, I received my request in full and even more! The Lord granted me a lot of favor today and blessed me beyond expectation. Thank you, Lord. I am overwhelmed.

This is the year of God’s favor for me. Amen.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Jehovah Jireh

Answered prayers! Praise God!

We had a meeting at the MYF office last night for the missions trip. Bro. Mark gave us updates on the preparation.

God is faithful. He provided for the car and accommodations for the entire six months stay. We’ll be staying together instead of being hosted by different families. It will be more practical for the team with this setup. Thank you Lord.

We are still praying for open doors to be able to share the vision of White Harvest. Nonetheless, we trust in the mighty and wonderful work of God. Our God is an awesome God!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Vapor in the wind

Psalms 145:8 -- The LORD [is] gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

Who would have thought that it will only be a few weeks before we fly back to the States? It’s amazing how time flies. Before I know it, it’s already June!

We have our final meeting for the trip on June 2nd. I’m still not ready (didn’t even start packing yet!). I have to make sure that the worship team at our local church, my family, my housemates, and colleagues are properly oriented on the truth that I’ll be away for roughly six months. Most of all, I have to make sure that I’m ready for this mission. It’s a faith trip and everything is laid to God’s working in us.

Who am I? As the song goes, nothing but “a vapor in the wind.” But I thank God for the privilege to serve Him. ‘Lord, here I am. Send me.’

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

At the site

We had a meeting on Sunday for the US trip. Before we head to the office, the team checked the site for the first time. Praise the Lord for a wonderful site for the ministry! They are starting with the road construction. I could imagine the buildings and infras to be installed. Especially the orphanage. Thank God for His wonderful work. All for His glory.