[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: Shine!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Shine!

I feel pumped again to be a child of God. Though i went some quite a bit of ups and downs, each time, God's love, mercy and tenderness has never ceased to fail. Not even when i wanna give it all up. He was always there, He's here, and He'll always be.

Here's a song i wanna rededicate myself with, to Him who deserves it!

Matt Redman - Shine

Lord we have seen the rising sun, awakening the early dawn,
And we´re rising up to give you praise.
Lord we have seen the stars and moon, see how they shine,
They shine for you,
And You´re calling us to do the same.
So we rise up with a song, and we rise up with a cry
And we´re giving you our lives.

We will shine like stars in the universe,
Holding out Your truth in the darkest place.
We´ll be living for Your glory,
Jesus we´ll be living for Your glory.
We will burn so bright with Your praise O God,
And declare Your light to this broken world.
We´ll be living for Your glory,
Jesus we´ll be living for Your glory.

Like the sun so radiantly
Sending light for all to see,
Let your holy church arise
Exploding into life,
Like a supernova´s light,
Set your holy church on fire;
We will shine.


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The start of the year was a blast... Haha, seriously, i wouldn't have imagined it happening this way. But yea, it's how He wants to teach me and prepare me for my days ahead in 2009!

Last week's message in ACTS South(Cyberjaya) was awesome, still is. The main concept or idea or mindset we would wanna have for this year is 'Just Believe'; Many times in the bible, we see many people who received miracles, healings, resurrection, providence and all... and in all of them, they had one thing in common, their hearts was ready, and they believed!

They simply JUST believe.


Mark 9:17-30 (New International Version)

A man in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not."

"O unbelieving generation," Jesus replied, "how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to me."

So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.

Jesus asked the boy's father, "How long has he been like this?"

"From childhood," he answered. "It has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help us."

" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."

Immediately the boy's father exclaimed, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"

When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the evil spirit. "You deaf and mute spirit," he said, "I command you, come out of him and never enter him again."

The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, "He's dead." But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.


There's a few words that i would like to bring your attention towards...

"O unbelieving generation"
Now, honestly ask yourself, do you belong to this generation? Do you believe that God is able to work through an impossible situation and bring you out of it? I know that many of you KNOWS that He can, but sometime, we simple just don't have the faith to believe it. The 'info' is in our head, but our hearts simply just cant believe it...

" 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes."
The answer lies here... Everything is possible for him who BELIEVES

Now, do you believe? still cant fully put your trust and faith on Him?
Solution?

"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Make this your prayer today! There are different levels of believing, we can believe in a certain matters 100%, some other maybe 70%, 30%, 10% or even 0%!

Really, if you would wanna see a change in your 2009, your personal life, your student life, your ministry, JUST believe and work towards it with Him by your side.

Lets take a look into the meaning of JUST
merely: and nothing more; precisely;
(disclaimer: taken from wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn)

It all comes back to the childlike faith! As we grow through the years, many times, we face challenges, situations and obstacles and we often gain experience going through them. Undoubtly, these experiences are good, nevertheless, we should never ever let these precious experiences to be the stumbling blocks before us. God might have something new for you, new experiences, new challenges, but if you're not willing to let go of the old, the new wouldn't come!

There's an old saying: 旧的不去,新的不来 ( jiu de bu qu, xin de bu lai )
Literate translation: old one don't go, new one don't come
-i hope i wrote it correctly, my chinese writing skills has gone down the drain ;)

Let's all ask of Him this day that He'll renew our mindset, renew us. Refresh us Lord, i pray.

Amen.

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Some updates and list of things that i would wanna accomplish this semester break.
Updates:
1) Holidays are gonna be fun, lots of works waiting for me
2) Helping out with the Youth Ministries' Web design. It's gonna be a full flash website. Currently we're done with the basic concept and idea. Might take some time to implement it. And oh, i'm gonna learn how to implement XML into Flash.

Most likely gonna use it for most of the data, if not, then it'll only be for the image gallery la.

Here's what i've come up with thus far, everything has been drawn natively in flash, thus the file size is only 24kb.. might put in a preloader or even intro.. we'll see how things go...

COMING SOON!


*Click for full view, comments and critics are most welcomed.*


EDIT:
as you can see from the images above, there's 3 'versions'. basically, it's a WIP(work in progress) thingy la.. click on the newest 'version' to see the latest update. PLEASE DO COMMENT AND CRITIC. i wanna improve also 1 ma...

3) If such words exist,
i) i wanna increase my sleepability
ii) i'm tireded to the max

;)

List of things i wanna accomplish:
1) Finish the Youth Ministries' Website by end of next week
2) Finish reading the eBook i downloaded some time ago; Titled: How to Talk to Anyone
3) Start reading the book i got for Christmas; Titled: Destined to Reign

Disclaimer: No, i'm not a book type of person, just that there are somethings that needs to be read la ;)

4) Rest enough
5) Go bowling :D
[ still finding for bownling kaki, bowling newbies are welcomed.
FYI, i'm a newbie too ]
6) Repair the Fax machine & the Computer.
7) Lepak a.k.a relax ( not the real meaning tho haha )
8) Clean my desktop ( Computer's desktop and computer desktop - confusing? )
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9th to n'th term to be filled. Where n = any positive round numbers.

hahaha... too much maths in my head

here's a link i found, kindda interesting for non-Malaysians & Malaysians too
- Malaysia English vocabulary -

one of the most amusing one: follow - to accompany.

LOL... follow and accompany such much difference sia... hahah
crap man, i've been using so many words without knowing it's actual meaning... i better stop using some... And whoever who read it should stop using words that you shouldn't ;)

Hmm.. cant think of anything to write edi.
Till i blog again

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