Devotion 26/04/2015

have been reading Our Daily Bread and using “The Holy Bible” application (highly recommended) to starts plans. I particularly like Rick Warren’s because they are not overly preachy and helps to relate to daily life.

ANYWAYS! Sometimes, I find meaning words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

same old same old. i am tired of repeating them thoughts. bad enough that they are going in circles in my head. to write them down is going to be worse. so….IT WILL BE GOOD.

Dear Lord,

Often when I am faced with an impossible situation I choose worry rather than trust.
Help me to trust You and to remember that nothing is too hard for You.

-ODB, 21 April

Lord, my temper can sometimes run hot. Grant me the grace to stop and think before I act of speak and the grace to apologise when I’ve hurt someone. Thank You for the gift of forgiveness.

-ODB, 22 April

Thank you God for hearing me. I thank You that I have what I asked for.” When you give thanks for the little you have, your little will become much with leftovers. – Joseph Prince’s Devotional

“Now go; I will help you speak will teach you what to say.” (Exodus 4:12 NIV)

It shall be done. short week ahead. let’s go!

take a look around (:

Putting a bit of sunshine to this blog. I dont have the strength to be sunshine-y 24/7 these days. Most days are cloudy with occasional blue sky. But lets write something down so I can smile when I read back n years into the future.

Last Friday, the city direct bus was crowded. There was barely standing space and to make space for others, I stood facing the other direction. No one does that because if the bus should stop suddenly, you will fly (especially if you are right handed).

But because I did faced the other direction I saw these –

  • An excursion bus filled with primary school kids pulled up next to mine. The kids realised that they can look into my bis and started waving. Some made funny faces, some pulled on their goggles. It was too cute! No one on the bus noticed this though cos everyone was either facing the other direction or those seated on that side was busy on their phones.

    It was mad adorable! I almost wanted to wave back but hesitated and my bus moved.

  • Then I saw an SBS uncle waving at the uncle of my bus. Now, they are from different companies so I don’t think they know each other. But they do arrive one after the other every morning, wait at the same traffic junction every day. So, they probably recognised each other (: The SBS uncle gave my bus uncle the thumbs up and that my bus driver smiled. He never smiles. I know that.

So yes. These made me smile on Friday (: I will write about one other thing that made me smile everyday soon!

Devotion 19/04/2015

I have been reading Our Daily Bread and using “The Holy Bible” application (highly recommended) to starts plans. I particularly like Rick Warren’s because they are not overly preachy and helps to relate to daily life.

ANYWAYS! Sometimes, I find meaning words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

The past week hasn’t been too fabulous. Broke down on Monday because of an accumulation of things. My dad triggered the episode. No, he is still not apologetic so we aren’t really talking i.e. I will only reply him with whatever that’s necessary. Nothing extra. With that said, I think I am becoming one of them. It’s scary. I don’t want to become one of those selfish people who calculates the effort they put in by the amount of credit they can get. While I am not exactly calculating the credit, but I have also stopped ‘going to the extra mile’. Or rather, subconsciously doing that. Not good.

I’m tired. I won’t lie. But I am thankful for little things like the staff of Fun Toast making my day every morning. For being able to take the direct bus to and from work. For having friends like Jie En and Esther to talk to and to prod me up when I am crumbling (:

These are some verses that Jie En and I shared with each other the past week –

Lord, I admit that I take things into my own hands and worry. That weighs my spirit down and sometimes robs my nights of rest. Lift the heaviness from my heart as I lean into You.

I will never think of anything that [God, my Father] will forget. So why should I worry? -Oswald Chambers

ODB, 14 April

Again truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agrees about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by the Father in heaven.

Lord, forgive us for the many times that we rely on our short-lived strength. Help us see that all good gifts come from You, and that You are the never-failing source of our strength, hope and joy. – Matthew 18:19

When we draw near to God, our minds are refreshed and our strength is renewed. 

Continue to ask for wisdom, strenght and perseverance to get through the week.

Two more weeks before SS6 and Backstreet Boys! 😀 Happy Sabbath!

Devotion 12/04/2015

I have been reading Our Daily Bread and using “The Holy Bible” application (highly recommended) to starts plans. I particularly like Rick Warren’s because they are not overly preachy and helps to relate to daily life.

ANYWAYS! Sometimes, I find meaning words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

Received some news that I dont quite know how to react to. Just when I thought I have made up my mind, something will happen that makes me wonder if my initial instinct is correct. Then there are the ‘signs’. Am I reading too much into them or just seeing what I want to see? And the conflict with logic and my personal belief on how things should go. I really don’t know.

Maybe I have gradually grown into a person who is driven by passion or if that’s missing, my passion will come if I see logic or the bigger picture? Not making sense. Oh yes, the deja vu hits again. If only I can tap into these little pieces of dream reality and see where I am headed.

Still as conflicted. I continue to ask for patience, perseverance and wisdom this week. The strength to carry on. The guidance to cast all worries and concerns to Him. Because He has a plan for me and the plan is good.

When faced with a challenge or crisis, our tendency is to get all anxious about it.
But God does not want us to react this way. He does not want us to be anxious about anything.

Instead, whatever the problem is, He want us to go to Him in prayer and supplication, telling Him what we need and thanking Him for the answer. When we do that, His peace, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds from all worries, anxieties and fears.

Be anxious for nothing – let the One with whom nothing is impossible take care of it for you.

“Lord Jesus, I no longer want to be anxious about this problem.
I hand it over to You and ask for guidance/wisdom to know what to do.
It is in Your care now. I thank You for taking care of it.”

Cast your cares to God in prayer, and find His peace setting your heart and mind at rest.

– Joseph Prince’s Devotional, Day 155

Trust and obey bcos that is only the way…

Devotion 05/04/2015

I have been reading Our Daily Bread and using “The Holy Bible” application (highly recommended) to starts plans. I particularly like Rick Warren’s because they are not overly preachy and helps to relate to daily life.

ANYWAYS! Sometimes, I find meaning words/verses/phrases and I do a screenshot of them. But somehow, an idea struck me today and I thought, “Why not just do a weekly Sunday thing?” Just in case the phone dies and the screenshots disappeared *choy!*

Well, I discovered some things this week that kinda explains alot of what was happening. Or maybe, it’s just me reading too much into things. But even then, the difference is glaring. And the culture is against my personal belief. I realised the importance of who you surround yourself with becos I realised who I am today is shaped by the people I’ve worked with. This said, I ask for wisdom this week once again. And perseverance.

Many a times I crave for that peace, that silence. I want to run away from having to make yet another decision. Yet another look from the parents. I ask for strength to carry on. And for guidance to continue to cast all these horrible worries onto Him.

Dear God,  thank you that you love me and want to keep me from depending on other things instead of you. Thank you that you haven’t forgotten me. Lord,  the days ahead may be a little scary at times, but I understand now that the path to a miracle is through uncomfortable territory. I understand now that the source of a miracle is unexpected and I shouldn’t try to figure it out. I should just trust you.

Though I know not what awaits me, what the future has in store. Yet I know God is faithful, for I’ve proved him oft before.

It’s Easter Sunday today too (: He took our sins and made us anew. Happy Sabbath, y’all!