Sunday, September 28, 2008

Birthday Blessings

Last Thursday our cell group attendcd Samuel's birthday party... started off with some worship songs... I chose 3 songs , started off with "W're together Again, I Lift My Hands and Give Thanks"..... it was a night of celebration, everyone was enjoying the goodness of the Lord and His grace, food was abundant, a wonderful fellowship among us and awesome singing from everyone.... whatever voices we have, high, low, key off, anyone were having a good time ...Praise The Lord..

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Just now around 8.30pm, I received a call from Jennifer... her voice sounded very coarse over the phone and then she told me she was having fever and cough. After talking for a few minutes, she asked me whether I could take her to hospital clinic... actually I was feeling very tired, it was not a good excuse. But before I answered her, I asked where her husband was. He was also at home with her and her grandchild. I felt very bad after telling her to call her husband to take her instead. The thought of having to wait so long at the government hospital sort of made me rather reluctant.

AFter I hung up, I really felt bad..very bad.. I was thinking of my own self instead of her.. I was pushing back to her husband instead of me volunteering to take her. Is that how I should behave? I am definitely very wrong... after this guilt hitting me, I quickly made a call back to her. No reply, called her handphone also no reply, eventually, called her husband... he answered ... he took her to hospital but it was not open because it is a public holiday today....

Anyway, the reason is not whether the hospital is open or not.... it is the fulfilment of request that need to be questioned... I have done wrong today... I shouldnt have push her request back to her husband...I should have drove her when she called me... I realise this is a very bad mistake on my part and I feel very remorseful now...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baptism = New Life

One of the most important events in a Christian's lifetime is the baptism day... to confirm our faith unto our Lord Jesus Christ through the baptism. It is like a re-birth, reborn, as a new baby, literally, as a new born Christian, to Accept, Believe and Confessing our sins... easy like ABC as in my blog title.

The sinner's prayer is easily proclaimed... Accept our Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, Believe that He is the Son of God and Confess our sins before Him, cleansing our past sins and now we have Him in our lives, He will guide us in our daily lives.... PROVIDED we allow Him to....

my siblings lining up for the baptism

my brother in law getting ready to be 'reborn'

now he is....

my sister's turn ...

another 'new born' christian..

my youngest sister...ready, get set....

go....she is another 'baby'...

all in the family...PRAISE THE LORD...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Serving With Honour

Last night, for the first time, I witnessed my son, Andy, playing the drums for the Saturday church service in church. It was the second time he was with the church band. Darren, the band leader had approached him asking whether it would be affecting with his SPM studies or not. Andy replied him that it is an honour to serve God... I am indeed proud of him saying that.

It is indeed an honour to serve our Lord Jesus, in any way that we can, if there is a calling, we should abide and turn ourselves in. I believe there is a gift in everyone, as written in the bible. Those who can preach, let them evangelise. Those who can sing well, join worship, those likes mission, will go for missionary work, like in street on and so forth.

Not everyone has the same interest or gift... I know I dont have the gift of preaching or evangelising.... some have the gift of praying, they know how to pray very well, for the church and for others. But above all, God sees our much are we giving our time for Him? How willing are we? Have I sacrifice much for Him? I should have done more and could do more.... it is just not enough as it is now....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Youth Bible

AA wanted to get a Bible for his cell group member, something simple and easy to understand.. We went to Gladsound but there weren't many choices there... finally we stopped by at the Shekinah Community in Ipoh Garden East where we caught hold of this Youth Bible.

My girl said it is cool... eventually, I ended buying one for ourselves... It is made simple and for those new Christians or youths, I would recommend this Bible for reading pleasure. But it would be more appropriate that we should have a NIV Bible too, for meditation purposes.

This Bible cost only RM19.90..... I have been reading it each night to have a better understanding of God's words...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

It Is Good Enough...

For the past few days, I have been reading short notes from this booklet "Anchors In The Storm" and sharing them here and I hope in a way or another, it will be able to help us in our daily lives.

This morning as I came across this short passage, I want to share with all of you, especially those who are gong through pain. I hope as I go along, we will encourage each other with our daily walk with God.

"For those who know God, pain is a process with a certain purpose. We dont make it through tough times...We are made through tough times - made into the beauty of Christ Jesus. And that is good enough."

Thursday, September 4, 2008

God's Promise

There were many times I was troubled, sometimes with problems with my family, my friends and even my boss, I was suffering in silence. And when one keeps quiet, stress will seep into our lives and stays there for good. I have experienced that before and thank God, the feeling of being troubled or hurts are often gone after a day or two.

I believe that when trials put us on public display, its our privilege....not to say we should welcome problems or pain... knowing, this is a fallen world, everyone has to experience these regardless they believe in God or not.

As Christians, we have something to fall back on. When trouble comes, by faith, we cling to His
In Hebrews 13:5
"Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you"
Romans 8:28
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His Purpose"
Even when there's no light at the end of the tunnel, when you are in a deepening darkness and your heart is broken, these promises are true and will provide our source of stability.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


After my previous post on holding on to God when life seems to be crushing down on us, I have to go on with verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7-9.

"Eventhough we are hard pressed on every side, we are not crushed, we are perplexed but not in despair, persecuted but not abandoned, struck down but not destroyed."

Knowing this, if anyone feels there is no more hope, life is totally a mess, don't give up. I know its easier to say than done...just remember this...God is always holding us with His Right Hand. We may trip and stumble at times but its OKAY..... BECAUSE HE IS HOLDING US.

God's power will ultimately and finally protect us and keep us from complete destruction.