[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: November 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

November 30



So, ive come to an end of my 30 days blogging spree.. haha.. i'll try to keep writing :) Hope you peeps were blessed with my photos and sharings :)



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November 29





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Sunday, November 28, 2010

November 28

Day 28: Beauty

"The beauty of every storm is the rainbow that comes after it"


I'm not a super optimistic person. It may look like it, but i'm not.
YET, the truth is, everyday is a new day, with new opportunities, with new grace and hope.

Yesterday, i went through a storm in the inside. It was a fight against one of the toughest opponent ever, myself.

I believe, many times in our lives, there are always battles as such, a fight against oneself. A fight that seems impossible. Cuz, who's gonna be the winner if i win and i lose right?

Our spirit fights with our flesh, constantly, it might be a 50:50 for a while, but eventually, it'll be a 100:0 or 0:100, well, depending on who wins the war.

Today, in church, i was reminded about this war, even as i looked back on what happened yesterday, and the days before it, it spoke directly to me.

"What's on the inside? Who's on the winning side? Don't just stand there, arise!"

Well, redemption came, and now i'm at ease. Don't miss out on what God has for you now, don't waste another opportunity, He's here to bless, here to redeem, here to make new, here to give life, and life in it's abundance.

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For those who are currently facing a storm, don't give in to what circumstances say, don't give up hope, don't give in to any excuses that is constantly lurking around seeking whom it may devour. Rise up, pick up your sword, pick up your shield. The battle may be intense, but the victor has been decided. Jesus won the war, and i'm on His side.

TQ Lord for the triple confirmation and the assurance and love that comes with it. am blessed, am touched, am ready to step up again. lead me.

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On a slightly random note, i'll be away in PD for the next whole week for National Conference! A once in a lifetime opportunity for me as a campus student, to take a stand, to learn, and to be the difference in my campus!

:D


i'm kindda wondering what will happen to the "November 29 and 30" posts.. should i post it now.. or after the conference? Hmm... ah well..

:))




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November 27

Day 27: Where am i heading?


Somehow, i felt lost. [ but now i'm ok ]


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

November 26

Day 26: What's on the inside?

Going through my daily life, tasks, problems, and blessings seems to be everywhere.
Which of those captures my heart? Which of those weigh more?

A wise man once said:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
So, what's on the inside?

Who am i?
What do i exist for?
Where do i go from here?
How should i live my life?

A mirror, look at yourself, make the adjustments, get back on your feet, and live.

Life is full of hope, full of mercy, full of grace, full of love, full of second chances.

Life, it's a journey; there's none like it. You have only one.

p/s: I know it does sound similar to the post i posted on the 24th, but yea, this is what i was prompted to write about. Time for me to calibrate myself again. :)



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Thursday, November 25, 2010

November 25

Day 25: Time to walk the talk..

No, today wasn't exactly the kind of day i was hoping for. Nothing in particular went wrong, except me being VERY unproductive.

I'm putting too much pressure on myself? No, not at all.
I had a whole day free from classes, yet, i did nothing despite having loads of work that needs to be submitted tomorrow.

But yea, i can't stay in the dumps, i've gotta pick up myself, and surrender it all back to Him, let Him take over.

Walk the talk eh? Lord, lead me.

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Note to self:
Contrary to popular belief, Clarence's days are not always all happy and up beat!
Today was one of those, i may not show it on my face, but deep inside, i feel so lousy.

But yea, wake up call! Clarence, it's not too late, don't stay in the dumps, you've gotta pick yourself up, time to walk the talk.

"Being different starts with a decision" .. So what say you?

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The war is getting intense // i'm on the winning side.
Because He paid the price.



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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November 24

Day 24: What governs your heart?


What governs your heart? Sometimes, we just need to take some time off, and do some self reflection. Many a times, we tend to let obstacles and challenges, circumstances and trouble rule over what we think, what we feel and what we do..

Let us learn to not be OWNED by the troubles of this world, not be OWNED by things that weights us down, instead, let the peace of God take that place, let it rule over you, over your actions, your thoughts, your feelings...

I'm not saying that it would be easy, but it's not impossible. And when you're able to do so, you'll see that nothing is impossible! The problems would not vanish into thin air, but you're not overpowered by it.

:)

Here's step 1: Surrender. And let Him take over :)

I believe many of you would be blessed with just that simple step. Give Him a try, it's gonna change your life.



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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November 23

Day 23: Trust


Despite the itch.. i'll choose to trust.
Thank You Lord for Your mercies are new every morning, enough, more than enough for me to go through each day! I receive Your love, and healing, mercy and grace.

I proclaim a complete healing to take place. I bind the works of the evil one. I release peace and restoration.

satan never learn does he? the more he tries to put me down, i think the people around me would see more of Jesus living in me..

good for you satan.. you're on the losing side, as always >:)



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November 22

Day 22: Thorn in the flesh?


So yea, somehow i got hives... the cause is unknown, i prefer to think it as mosquito bite allergy ... i'm having lots of "bite" marks all over me now...

Initially i thought it was just some mosquito bite, so i didn't really do anything bout it.. i actually posted up on FB stating that:
i took a 20 min nap. woke up to find 3 mosquito bites on my left arm, and 8 on my right.. haha :) sweet blood eh?

Little did i know... towards the end of the day.. around 11pm or so... the irritation got worse.. i was itching all over.. especially my hands and legs ... "swollen"... My mom took me to the clinic for a jab on my butt... and yea, it was effective for the night, but the itch came back in the day... during my class time... and i had a 4 hour class! It was so not cool scratching all over during class...

i actually posted this in class:
AHHHHH....... the itch is so so so so bad that i feel like running out of the class back home to sapu the medications. Lord, i thank You for the healing that is taking place. Amen!
And the awesome thing was... right after i posted it... the lecturer ended the class... so i ran home to apply the medication.. err.. it wasn't really effective.. but yea.. i guess it helped...

and i actually do feel a lil ugly...
the hives is making me look ugly ...
self esteem -1
trust in God's loving kindness +10
trust in God's faithfulness +10
:)

For those who wanna find out more about hives .. you can click HERE
[Source - Wikipedia ]

How does it feel like? like a thousand mosquito attacking you simultaneously .. not cool at all...

As of now, all i can do is to practice self control, not scratching it... continue to believe and receive the healing that is already taking place...

Honestly, if i could skip class this whole week... i would rather not, though the thought is rather fun.. but i'll be skipping the entire week next week... so yea.. i'll just have to go for my classes this week :)



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November 21

Day 21: 365, Surrendered wholly to You


Rededicated my 365 days to Him... though sometimes "unfortunate" things may happen, though sometimes i may not understand, though sometimes there's doubt in my heart, though sometimes life seems like a misery...

i'll choose to trust, choose to listen, choose to surrender.

A life of faith, is full of doubts ... without doubts, there's no need of using faith right?



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November 20

Day 20: Jeremiah 29:11




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November 19

Day 19: A celebration of thanksgiving for life


A VERY VERY VERY BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WISHED ME!

Thanks for making my day, i certainly enjoyed my birthday! =D

Some of my 22nd birthday facts [ inspired by Alan OYL ]


A total of :
  • 242 Facebook wall post, comments and messages
  • 3 Calls
  • 12 SMSs
  • 7 YM & MSN messages

Once again, thank you! For all the wishes and gifts!


[ Photo credits to Mei Theng ]


Before i end, here's something EPIC!
[ Photo credits to Erika ]

Rakesh: Eh he knows too much edi la...

*starts spinning me in the clockwise direction*

...

Clarence: It doesn't work that way

Rakesh *spins me in the counter clockwise direction*

XD


EDIT:
Other photos can be found here:
Birthday 2010



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November 18

Day 18: Be prepared!


Be prepared? I actually foresee the birthday bashing, so i wore another pair of shorts first... haha.. :)

Thanks for the bashing anyway MMUCS

:))


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Thursday, November 18, 2010

November 17

Day 17: A Grateful Cry
[ Version 1 ]


A grateful cry? Yea, yesterday i had "A Day in the Secret Place" in church where we spent our day in His presence..

when the song was being sung, i teared uncontrollably, because of what The Lord has done, and what He's doing, and what He'll be doing.



p/s: lol.. i didnt know where to put the "17" :)) had to edit the picture XD

ah oh... i wanna go stargazing tonight :D
just hope ill have the time to do so la... wanna thank God in this manner..
:)

[ Version 2 ]




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November 16

Day 16: A Change of Perspective


Sorry for the slow update... was really, really, really, busy :)
Enjoy :D


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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

November 15

Day 15: Like a tree planted by streams of water

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Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

[ Psalms 1: 1-3 ]

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Lord, teach me to be that kind of person, one who is like a tree planted by streams of water, one that yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither, and whatever that i do, Lord, let it prosper. Thank You, Amen!

Good nite peeps! (Hakka: Ngai he soi muk sen... hahaha)



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Sunday, November 14, 2010

November 14

Day 14: Beautiful day


The beauty of everyday
is not judged by how
you see it. Everyday
is beautiful, simply
because God made it

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Things i learn in church today
Mexican Wave:
1) starts with a few intoxicated people
2) starts when the football match gets boring by a group of unsatisfied people
3) starts with a group of committed people
4) starts with people who are persistent even when the response is limited

A spiritual wave can also start with a few people, a people who are unsatisfied with what the world has to offer, a people who are committed, a people who are persistent even when the response is limited.

I'm starting one, it doesn't matter if the response is small, but i'll persevere, i'll push on.

I'll not be one who kills the wave. But rather 'fan the fire' and let it burn!

Any Mexican Wave fan coming aboard? :D

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On a random note, to everyone who are busy with studies and work,
all the best, do your best, and let God handle the rest :)

p/s: the celebration has started :) thanks



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Saturday, November 13, 2010

November 13

Day 13: Fine tunings...

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on a slightly random note, i finished my MUET today, it wasn't excellent, but hopefully i'll get myself at least a Band 4 or 5 la .. Band 6 would be awesome though hahaha :)



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November 12

Day 12: Space to grow

Many times in my life, i really thank God for my parents for providing me space to grow, and not just that, God allowed me to grow without pushing me too much, allowing me to take breathers, and yes, times like those are awesome.

As much as He has shown me patience and tenderness in building me up, i ask O Lord that You teach me how to give allowance in terms of time and space, for one to grow and learn, that each one around me will be the person You'd want them to be.





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Friday, November 12, 2010

November 11

Day 11: Family..

some things happened back home.. but nonetheless, thank You Lord, for being our protector :)


Unashamed - Starfield (JS cover)



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 10

Day 10: The little things in life ... sometimes means so much



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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

November 9

Day 9: He called me out..





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Monday, November 8, 2010

November 8

Day 8: a positive attitude

A bookmark that i bought during one of my CG outings :)


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