[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: March 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And so....

And so,
i agreed to take up the offer to be one of the Vice Presidents of CFMMU(Christian Fellowship) 10/11.

It's a beginning of something i'm not used to, a beginning of something beyond my comfort zone.

Nevertheless,
Lord have Your way. I'm open to Your leading. In fact, i need Your guidance.

Strength to lead and be a source of strength.
Wisdom to guide and discern.
Peace in times of trouble, and over troubled waters.
Grace to soar, and live out my calling.


It ain't gonna be comfortable.
But it's gonna worth it.
Cuz lives are gonna get saved, transformed, renewed, and restored.

I know i'm just not there yet.
Lord, more training Lord.

Let me continually have a teachable heart.
A heart that's humble, a heart that bears Your fountain of life.
A heart of compassion, a heart of a servant.
A heart that's ready for You to mold.
A heart after Yours.

Reason I Live - Planet shakers

I was no one when i first met You
I had nothing of worth in my life
But then i found You and it all became clear
You're the one that i've been searching for

From the start i couldn't figure it out
Why someone like You would die for me
But i know that Your love for me is so great
And that is why im giving You my life

I am Yours every part of me
Jesus You're the reason i live
Take my life lord and use me as You will
Jesus You're the reason i live

I can't believe that You're with me til forever
I'll never leave you and You'll never leave me
It's what i long for Your presence here in my life
Cos You're the air i breathe my reason why

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To the current CF comms, thank you for being an encouragement and example.

To my fellow comms-to-be, let's run this race together with Him, by His strength and grace. Always remember we're not going through this alone.
We're not perfect, He is. We might be weak, but He's our source of strength.

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Time to finish up some revision and assignments. Quiz @ 3pm tmr.


Till i blog again

Friday, March 26, 2010

Parable [ K, P, P, F ]

[ K, P, P, F ] = [ Key, Prison, Prisoners, Freedom ]
The title was alil too long, so i had to shorten it xD.

Caution:
The following blog post may cause you to think again.

Have you been in sticky situations where you feel like you're in a jail?
Have you undergone moments in life where you find life impossible?
Have you been in circumstances where you just wish that you've freedom the moment you wanted/needed it?

Well here it is, an article that would potentially set you free. If you open up yourself to the idea i'm trying to convey here!

Now, imagine this, imagine that you're in a jail, locked up with other prisoners. You have lost contact to the outside world!
And imagine that there's a bunch of keys(eg: 1000 sets of keys) lying there on the ground,
*Now, it sounds simple right? Come on, just pick up the keys, and open up the jail bars!*

And oh, to 'make things harder', the Keys actually came and found you.

But, are you willing to pick them up? I mean, who wants to touch the key that moves, right?
The keys are waiting for anyone of you to pick it up! Yes, it's that simple, you just have to pick em up!

Unless and until one of you picks it up, and actually uses it, nothing will happen, even though freedom is just locks(eg: 1000 locks) away.

Seriously, you can't expect a jail to be only secured by a lock right? What good will that jail serve right? haha!

Many of us, are in fact, prisoners;
Prisoners in different areas of our lives. Some of us might have problem dealing with our anger, some guilt, some lust, some pride, some rage, and the list can go on and on.

Yet, many however, do not see the key which is lying on the ground. We're too caught up in our situations, we fail to see what God has done and prepared for us. Some might be so caught up in their own situation, that even when someone else picks 'em up, they're not even bothered!

It's sad that we can blinded to the things which are placed before us. Some might feel so defeated, so defeated that even the keys to freedom seem like rubbish. Isn't that just sad?

Now, imagine someone picking up the key, but after a few rounds of trying, that person gives up. He got fed up, because there's just so many keys and so many locks.

And "to make it worst", each lock can only be opened by one set of key.

Note that most of us only see the negative, we fail to see that it's possible for us to break free, as long as we keep trying, cuz the keys are there! Giving up not a solution, it's not gonna bring you anywhere near freedom!

Here's the different part!!! Read up!

The keys and locks are numbered coded!!

WOHOO!

Doesn't that make things even easier!??!

In life, it's the same. We are in fact, bound by many obstacles and difficulties, bound by time, space and even law. The sad part is that, sometimes, we fail to see that we have the key(not far from us) to victories living!

In this parable, i'm trying to convey the message that Jesus is the Key! We're trapped in this world which is filled with moral values that are somewhat corrupted. Even the best of us is incomparable to what God has placed as standards for us. However, the thing that's turns the whole situation around is that Jesus has paid the price; paid the price so that we may live victoriously! In fact, He came from HEAVEN (i.e: outside world), down to the earth where you and me have lost our 'communication with the outside world' (i.e: God Himself). He's the key to many 'locks' that are seemingly impossible!

Now back to they bunch of 1000 keys.... consider this, unless you know the keys better, or best, 'inside out', you'd take a long time to open up each locks, right? Now am i making more sense? Remember me saying about the keys being number coded? It's the same, unless you know which number is linked with which lock, it'll still take you forever to unlock those locks!

It's the same, unless you know Christ, you wouldn't know how to overcome certain challenges with ease. It's true that some of us are 'locksmiths' to a certain degree, we're able to get away with one of two or even a few locks, but as humans, we're limited. There's bound to be locks that we're unable to open, locks that will pull us down. Why not pick up the keys placed before you? Wouldn't that make life easier? Especially when the keys came to you, and best still, they are numbered!

In the same context, i would like to stress again that, you need to know your keys to unlock your locks! You need to know Jesus(the Key of keys!) to unlock & overcome your problems that are weighting you down!

Lastly, why struggle? When the keys are placed before you, waiting for you to pick up, and the best part, it's all numbered!



Awesome Quotes:
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
-Jesus (John 14:6)


Till i blog again

Thursday, March 25, 2010

How far have we strayed?



Looking at the world around you, big and small incidents or event, it definitely make one to wonder what have become-d of us, humans.

I was reading through posts, blogs, and articles, oh how my heart aches to see what have we become, i may be young, i may be inexperienced, but one thing i know..

The life that we're living has so much more, and we've strayed oh so far..

There's just this pain in my spirit, wanting to cry out to my Father in heaven, who loves all of us, despite of what we've become-d.

Teach me Dad,
I've no idea what's this sudden concern and passion towards the world is about..
But i know it's for the good..
Teach me how to pray and intercede,
Teach me how to lead them back to the roads where You will lies,
Teach me how to be the one You've molded and molding me to be,
Teach me.

You'll Come - Hillsong United

Verse 1
I have decided I have resolved
To wait upon you Lord
My rock and redeemer shall not be moved
I'll wait upon you Lord

Pre Chorus
As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
As certain as the dawn appears

Chorus
You'll come let your glory fall
As you respond to us
Spirit reign flood our hearts
With holy fire again

Verse 2
We are not shaken we are not moved
We wait upon you Lord
Our Mighty deliverer my triumph and truth
I'll wait upon you Lord

Bridge
Chains be broken
Lives be healed
Eyes be opened
Christ is revealed



Till i blog again

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Today

Apologies for my being away. was busy, still is, but am willing to spend some time off my 'self-made-hectic-schedule'

Today was a different day, technically, everyone's today was different, cuz there's no 2 exact same days.. i think.

Anyways, last week's Apostolic Program was awesome! Wish i could be there this week, it was a privilege being a host, and soaking in God's presence everyday last week...

God reminded me of quite a few things during the AP, pointed out areas that requires a change, areas that i've yet to submit and surrender, areas that i've yet to lay down... and the such..

It was difficult, especially giving up things that are seemingly 'good' or normal in the eyes of the world... Nevertheless, i was liberated when i decided to give in to His ways, after all, His way's are higher than ours, rite?

Anyways, i can't write much now, as i have a quiz in 9 hour's time, and it's kindda bed time now... so yea, and i just started reading.. haha .. it's a open book test.. that's why the delay? xD



To the friends made last week,

continue running the race that's you're in,
it's too early to give in,
His grace is sufficient for all that is to come,
He is ABLE! He is ABLE!

Planetshakers - Today
Intro: C F Am F (x2)

C Am
I don’t wanna waste a second
G F
I don’t wanna waste a moment
C Am F
I don’t wanna live my life in chance

C Am
I am here to make You famous
G F
And tell the world You came to save us
C Am F
I am here to make a change today

Am C
For the sake of this generation
F Dm
I live for You
Am C
For the hope of the world’s salvation
F
I live for You

C F
Today, I’m living for You
Am F
Today, my heart beats for you
C F Am F
Today, I’m following You Lord, today
C F
Today, I'm standing for You
Am F
Today, I’m looking to You
C F Am F
Today, I’m following You Lord, today

Am C F Dm
I live all for the glory of Your name
Am C F Dm
I live to see this generation saved
Am C F Dm
I live to see Your love abound in all the earth
Am C F
I live for You

I can't seem to get the beat right for the strumming... :(

Practice makes perfect eh?


Till i blog again

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In the midsts of....

In the midsts of a ultra-combo-super-stress-midterm-week, the worst kind of news to expect is the "same" ultra-combo-super-stress-FINALS-week ...

Oh man, what's wrong with them? Combo-ing my exams like this... blergh..


Subject CodeDateSession
ETM203604-05-2010MORNING
ECP206605-05-2010AFTERNOON
EPM203606-05-2010MORNING
ECP205607-05-2010MORNING
LES101011-05-2010MORNING


And oh, the combo exams are my major papers.. and they conveniently left the 'extra' paper aside.. sigh~!

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On the bright side, i have extra holidays?

Turn on NERD mode?



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LOL... to add to the not-enough-given-stressness, the LES lecturer decided to ask my group to do the Mock Meeting tomorrow morning..

and yea, this is officially the most ULTRA-SUPER-DUPER-MEGA-X10000-COMBO

Quiz on Monday, Midterm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and Mock meeting on Thursday and a Lab on Wednesday...

What a nice week.. rite?

Excluding the midterms, i had Brother, & Sister Appreciation Day (BSAD) on Tuesday, i think that's the best part of the week.. hahahaha



Till i blog again