Devotion 28/2/2016

Sometimes, I find meaningful 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!*

Another week has passed. It really really zoomed by. I was on MC on Monday. Did I rest? Well, let’s just say I had the leisure to plan my lessons without pressure. Yes, I worked while on MC. Did manage a 3hr nap though.

I’m still seeking for that elusive work-life balance. Leaving school everyday when it closes is not healthy. This week I managed to leave early for 2 out of the 4 days. Guess that’s an improvement? Coming week will be busy though. Friday – Site Visit, Saturday – PTC. Nervous!

BUT! I will get through it because I’ve God (: For this coming week, I asked for peace, grace, courage and strength. May it be favour-filled and full of wisdom too! Amen!

God, thank You for accepting me even when I have trouble accepting myself. Help me to acknowledge the good qualities You’ve given me and keep my flaws in perspective as I find confidence in You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Whenever I start focusing on the negative, I hope I remember to stop, consider the life of Job, and take notice of all the wonders God has done and continues to do. – ODB,  27 February 2016

Dear Lord, grant us the wisdom to change our perspective rather than linger over messes. Help us to see – and fix- the ‘messes’ we make for others. – ODB, 26 February 2015

God, setbacks and discouraging things will come my way, but I will not remain disappointed. As I stay tuned in to You, I will fight off the devil and send him running every time. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

But the Lord is the one who is marching before you! He is the one who will be with you! He won’t let you down. He won’t abandon you. So don’t be afraid or scared! – Deuteronomy 31:8

You are not alone now nor will you ever be, no matter what confronts you. You may not understand much when you are hurting and the pain of loss is ripping through your soul, but know and hold on to this one truth: God loves you, and He has a future for you. Hope in Him and trust Him to turn your mourning into joy. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

God, time and again, You have delivered Your children from trouble, and I know You won’t fail now. You are more than able to deal with my situation, so I trust in You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Everyone’s path is straight in their own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart. – Proverbs 21:2

Dear Lord, help me to be still. Nourish my soul as I spend time with You in prayer. In prayer, God can quiet our minds. – ODB, 22 February 2016

We can climb out of our misery and gloom. We can sit for a time on the mountainside and through Christ who gives is strength, we can gain a different perspective. Although I can’t always see You or what You’re doing, Lord, I rest in Your love for me. – ODB, 21 February 2016

Help us to be rested and refreshed in You. Amen.

Devotion 21/2/2016

Sometimes, I find meaningful 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!*

Burnt out. That’s what I think I’m experiencing. Complaining and questioning myself. Feeling bad that I cannot give my 100% to my kids. The feeling that I am dropping the ball. It’s horrible.

By God’s grace, I got through the week. Somehow. I even managed to clear some backlogs. Mistook the deadline for the setting of paper so I’m 65% completed with 3 weeks to spare.

I don’t want to talk about cos there’s no point writing negative things here. Positivity, come on!

Praying for another grace-filled, favour-filled and blessed week ahead! May I have the strength, courage and wisdom to get through it safely (: Amen!

Lord, I can’t help but see my problems. Help me not to be discouraged and weary, but to see You in the midst of them. – ODB, 20 February 2016

Dear Lord, when my world is turned upside down, help me to trust You. You have always been faithful to me. – ODB, 19 February 2016

We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who remain in love remain in God and God remains in them. – 1 John 4:16

Lord, help me to be sensitive to others I meet today. Give me the words to tell others about You. – ODB, 17 February 2016

God, You alone are my strength. I won’t let Satan make me a weary Christian, but I’ll remain strong in my intimacy with You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Most of the tome, worry is based on one sin in particular: selfishness. Father God, thank You for showing me that worry is  a sin. Help me to get rid of my  selfish, ungodly desires so that I can simply pursue Your destiny for me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

I, the Lord, probe the heart, and discern hidden motives, to give everyone what they deserve, the consequence of their deeds. – Jeremiah 17:10

Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34

Dear Jesus, You deserve the best of my time, energy, and affection. I crown You King of my heart and Lord over everything I do. Put Jesus first. – ODB, 10 February 2016

How easy it is, Lord, to let the trials of the moment strips us of the memory of Your protection and provision. Praise You, Father, for Your patience and Your unending, unconditional love. Thankfulness is the soil in which joy thrives. – ODB,  14 February 2016

Lord, I realize that I can’t control everything, but I can trust You. Right now, I make a decision to do my best with what You’ve me and leave the rest to You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13

 

Devotion 14/2/2016

Sometimes, I find meaningful 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!*

Just came back from another awesome CNBlue concert. Well, not as awesome as the first one I attended 2 years ago but still good! (: Minhyuk!!! Haha. Anyways, being there and listening to them sing/talk in Korean makes me miss Korea alot. Learning Korean and being in Korea. Ahhh. I need to go there again soon!

With that said, the past week has been short but crazy. Wanted to go off early on Friday so that I can visit Popular (to get ideas for my SA2 paper) but ended leaving at 5pm (the earliest for the week). Sigh. Die also have to squeeze some time out this week! AJA AJA!

Caught the flu bug from another student AGAIN. I’m going to have to post a message to parents soon. Sigh.

Anyways, full week ahead! I can foresee 10,001 things that needs to be done. From consent forms to every other thing. And there’s a lesson walkthrough with VP. OMG. Wish me luck, guys!

Whatever the week brings, God, I know you will and are with me. Please give me the strength and power to get through the week. Help me show Your love and wonders to others through my actions, words and thoughts (: Amen!

I believe it often takes more faith to go through something victoriously than to be delivered from it. Put your faith in God and you’ll come out stronger on the other side. God, I believe in You, even when circumstances try to fill my mind with doubt. Help me to remember Your love for me and to put my faith in You, no matter what happens. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Dear Lord, thank You for the unique way that You have gifted me. Help me to use my gifts faithfully to serve you and others. Each person is a unique expression of God’s loving design. – ODB, 13 February 2016

As iron sharpens iron; so friends sharpen each other’s faces. – Proverbs 27:17

When someone, in love, honestly show you how you can improve, the results will be so much more valuable than empty, ego-stroking compliments. It’s this kind of relationship that the Bible describes as ‘iron sharpening iron’. I urge you to be thankful for people who tell you the truth about yourself, even if it’s not what you want to hear. Lord, thank You for placing truly honest people in my life. Their honesty may make me uncomfortable at times, but I know that when I listen to them, You can me become a better person. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, thank You for not holding my sin against me and for granting me a second chance. Help me today to forgive others just as You have so freely forgiven me. Forgive as God forgives you – don’t keep score. – ODB, 11 February 2016

So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already. – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

We often thank people when they do big things for us, but how often do we appreciate the little things? (my point exactly!) Develop an attitude of gratitude towards the people in your life. Lord, keep me aware so that I will notice the little, helpful things people do for me. I don’t want to be ungrateful. Instead, I want to thank them and build them up. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Not only does it (thankfulness) helps set us free, but as we pause to give thanks to God for the blessing we enjoy in our lives, we actually begin to find more blessings, even more to be thankful for. Dear God, the power of thankfulness is truly incredible. Thank You for blessing me daily and working in my life. I know that without You, I have nothing, so I thank You for the goodness that You have shown me. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Dear Lord, I know that I am not perfect, but thankfully Your plan for me depends on Your perfection, not mine. Thank You so much for developing a good work within me.  trust You to complete it. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise calm in the end. – Proverbs 29:11

God, I declare and confess that where I am weak, You are strong. So I will not worry about or remain defeated by, my weakness. Instead, I put my faith in Your strength. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Make me a gentle person, Lord. One who doesn’t quickly react in frustration to every annoyance that comes my way. Give me a spirit of self-control and patience. God tests our patience to enlarge our hearts. – ODB, 8 February 2016

Amen!

Devotion 7/2/2016

Sometimes, I find meaningful 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!*

AHHHH! It’s CNY Eve already! Week 6! I have 3 more weeks to set the SA2 Paper. I better get cracking soon. But honestly, it takes…Never mind. Better not say.

I frightened my class into silence on Friday. I was teaching them how to make red packet fish so that they can write about it. But some of them rather someone do it for them or just want to talk, so I halted the activity and started giving out their books. Told them to use their imagination and start writing. Most quiet 10 minutes EVER. I plan to do a debrief with them on Wednesday. Heh.

With that said, my ex-form class kids are sweet (: I was sick on Friday and when they heard my class was naughty, they wanted to go scold them for me ❤ And they made the ‘net’ oranges and did calligraphy just for me. I LOVE THEM! (:

Mega cleaning tomorrow. Well, 75% cleaning. Plan to leave the cupboards and wardrobe alone. I cleaned them last year so they can wait ;p Hopefully I can be done by 6pm *fingers crossed* Otherwise, the brother will start nagging again.

3 days of school next week then CNBlue (: Can’t wait! Lord, I ask for guidance and strength once again this week. Help me to show your love to everyone around me! Amen!

Dear God, help me to remember that even though this world does not measure up to Your original design there is much to enjoy and much to do for You and others. One day God will put everything right. – ODB, 6 February 2016

What we know of God encourages us to trust Him in all we do not know. – ODB, 6 February 2014

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary. -Isaiah 40:31

Dear Lord, please give me a humble servant’s heart. Help me to lead and follow with humility and compassion. A good leader is a good servant. – ODB, 5 February 2016

Dear Lord, help me to slow down and listen to what You want to teach me through Your Word so I can be the person You want me to be. – ODB, 4 February 2016

However, we need to learn to manage our emotions. This is easier when we understand that we cannot trust in them. In fact, they can be our greates enemy. God, I choose to pursue emotional stability. I don’t want to be controlled by my emotions, but I want to learn to manage them properly. Thank You for living in me and helping me with Your great strength. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, I realise the foolishness of only accepting Your help when I feel like I deserve it. I give up my own works and receive Your grace. Thank You for helping me in every situation, even when I don’t deserve it. –  Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, in Your death as well as in Your life, You did the will of Your Father and served others. In some small ways, help me to serve others with our lives today. – ODB, 2 February 2016

Set your mind and be fully aware that moving from being a victim to being a victor will not be a quick process. It will take time, but your experience will make you stronger and enable you to help others who are facing similar battle. God, I need Your help to overcome a victim mentality. I choose to set my mind on things aboce so that I can have the right attitude. With Your thoughts and truth inside me, I know I can overcome. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

No matter how impersonal the world may seem, Jesus loves each of us as if we were His only child. – ODB, 31 January 2016

Prayer is not a means of coercing God to do what we want. It is a process of recognising His power and plan for our lives. In prayer, we yield our lives and circumstances to the Lord and trust Him to act in His time and in His way. Lord, in the difficulty I face today, guard my heart, guide my words, and show Your grace. May I always turn to You in prayer. – ODB, 1 Febraury 2016

Amen!