Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Jesus Our King

Matthew 21:1-17 says about the two incidents in which Jesus communicating God's message not only through His words (teaching, stories) but also through His actions. Riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, declaring Himself as King, the people were excited and elated.
Second incident Jesus's cleansing of the temple is also a prophetic sign of what He wants to do with each of us. He ever seeks to cleanse us of sin and make us living temples of His Holy Spirit.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Firm Foundation

Matthew 7:24 says Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon a rock...
A wise man whose faith in God is strong will never prevail to the sins of the world.. whatever it takes to tempt him, he will remain focused to Him.
Have we laid that foundation where we couldn't be swayed away? I dare not say Yes for myself, I will continue to earnestly seek God for strength and directions in my life...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Focus.. I Must Focus

When I did my back up worship last Sunday, I was a bit apprehensive cos of my flu that left my voice cracking at certain times and the bout of cough that would leave me coughing non stop for seconds. Thank God when I was upstage, nothing of this sort happened... prayers works... I was actually concentrating on the rhythm of the tambourine and at certain songs, I was focusing on it so much that my mind wandered off worshiping God.. this should not be the way, I should be allowing my Holy Spirit to lead me and not to focus so much on myself...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Who Do You Say I Am?

Jesus asked a question, "Who do you say that I am?" ... this is one question that everyone must answer for themselves. It challenges us to the roots of our discipleship. Other people's answers might help us in our reflections and shed some light on our own ultimate response. Perhaps that is why Jesus asked the disciples to define their faith in Him on a personal level rather than reply on what others had to say about Him. Jesus challenged them to base their definition of who He was on the reality of what they had seen, heard and experienced about Him.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lent Period

Lent is around the corner. Each year it starts off with the Lent.... some shoo her away, some just pass her by. Others keep her at arm;s length. But in fact, many choose to meet her and engage with her over this 40day period. Lent is chaleenging, exhilarating and life transforming.

During this period I want to walk the talk as a bond-servant of the Risen Lord.. and I hope during the days ahead, I will confess my failings, re-aairm my relationship and faith-commitments with our Lord....

Saturday, February 6, 2010

God is Good

Thank God for His healing touch... my cough and running nose suddenly disappeared today.. I believe that many has been praying for me, my cell group members, my sons, my mum... they are great! I want to thank them for their prayers... God is good all the time!
This evening I was contemplating whether I should go to church or not. It was raining quite heavily, I decided not to go... then my heart felt uneasy... I feel I should go.... eventually I did, I wore my jacket to keep the cold, I didn't cough excessively as yesterday and I felt so relieved that I went to praise God with worship songs!
Yes, God is good all the time...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Do Not Be Discouraged

Much has happened since early January... no doubt every day is just another day but to some, it can be happiness, joy but to some others, each day brings sorrow and pain.

Happenings in my family for this January month...the sudden demise of my FIL, my mum feeling unwell for over a week now, spending a big portion doing some repairs in the house, my poor sister's car stolen right in front of her house last night and.... the list might go on and on...

All these incidents are discouraging...

But whatever it takes, I know God is in control of it all... I don't wanna cry defeat... cos He says, "I will never forsake nor leave you"... and isn't it written, "When God is for us, who can be against us?"

For those who are heavily laden, just cast your cares and worries upon His feet...
Yes, mine is heavy now... and I shall do just that....