Devotion 27/3/2016

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!*

I am building my body/health up for a major breakdown. I can feel it. I don’t know how to describe it but it’s just a feeling. Not the constantly tired feeling. I’m used to that now. It’s almost as if something is bugging me, like I am forgetting something, didn’t complete something, like I’m going to be in big trouble.

Could be because I need to re-edit my test papers again. Could be because I am stressing myself out. Could be because I am working too hard again *sigh* Lord, please help me achieve work-life balance. Give me the will to push myself out of school by 4.15pm. Help me rest in the knowledge that what is not done today, can be done tomorrow.

ANYWAYS! Brought the kids out to Gardens by the Bay on Thursday. They are surprisingly well-behaved and I can see that they have changed that little little bit since January (: A bit more resilient, a little less whiny. I also brought the P4-P6 kids out for the National Spelling Competition. The organisation of the event was a mess (and I had to switch on my bitch mode – sorry!)! But the kids had fun and that’s all that matters. Thank you to the organizers (:

Coming week should be…interesting? Wish me luck with changing my paper T.T 긴장해.걱정해. Guide with your strong hands and hold me up, Lord. Help me rest in the knowledge that you will be there for me and I will be alright. Happy Easter Sunday, y’all! AMEN!

God, I believe in You. I don’t want to live burdened by complications, so today, I seek a life of simplicity by making You the “One Thing” that my life consists of. Lead me in Your simple plan for me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

He wants us to talk to Him like we would a friend, not with a different tone of voice. We also don’t have to pray for hours on end. It’s good to schedule prayer time, but we should just pray until we’re finished and then go about our business until the next time we feel the need to pray some more. Holy Spirit, don’t let me turn prayer into a performance! I don’t want to overdo it and try and pray too long just to impress You. I want to invite You, as my closest friend, into every aspect of my life. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lead me in Your simple plan for me.

Amen.

 

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Devotion 20/3/2016

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!*

One week is over in a flash. My body never did adjust to sleeping and waking up late. I have insomnia everyday. Oh, flu too! Dad loves to throw the windows in the living room WIDE OPEN. So wide that I think if he pushes any more, the windows will snap. With the wind and all, it’s inevitable that I will catch a cold every time I watch TV in the living room. MEH. And yes, I’ve talked to him nicely and not-so-nicely. Didn’t work. Sigh.

ANYWAYS! Even though my brain was filled with work this past week, I am still thankful for the bonus time at home (afternoon silence!) and meeting up with friends (: Increasingly, I am finding that my already silent social life is becoming even now on the brink of being non-existent. But what to do? Married, attached, drifted apart. Plus with my schedule, it’s impossible. Ah wells. Luckily I love me-time! There are times when I actually feel glad that I have no social life. HAHAHA. Sad, I know.

First week back will be a busy week. I can already see the mountain of work that I need to clear on the first 2 days – unpacking, lab scheduling, registration, prep for learning journey etc Maybe I should try and get a head-start on lesson planning for EL. Hmm.

AH WELL! Whatever challenges and tasks that come my way, I know I have God with me (: He will prod me up and guide me everyday! Please shower me with your favour and wisdom this coming week, Lord. AMEN!

Holy Spirit, I need Your help to face the truth about myself. It’s time to to meet my problems head on with the power of Your Word. Empower me to take responsibility and to change for the better. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Who among you by worrying can add a single moment to your life? – Matthew 6:27

Lord, my worrying really doesn’t accomplish anything, so I leave it behind. I’m so thankful that You can fix what I can’t. You calm me down and cheer me up! – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, give me the wisdom and the strength to know when to walk away from situations and people that tempt me to do wrong. Every temptation is an opportunity to flee to God. – ODB, 18 March 2016

God, more than anything, I want to be the kind of person that You are searching the world for. Lead me and guide me in the way You want me to go, and shape me into a person who loves others, obeys Your Word, and truly knows You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Holy Spirit, don’t allow me to sit around wishing “they” would do something abut the injustice in the world when I can do something. Fill me with boldness, and show me how to right the wrongs in the world around me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Thank You, Lord, that You never leave me alone and that You know all about me. Make me aware of Your presence so I may share that comfort with others who are feeling alone too. We are important because God loves us. – ODB, 16 March 2016

Lord, I recognise that You alone are God. I know that stillness before You is important, so show me how to remain settled and peaceful inside, always ready to hear Your voice. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

O Lord, lift our eyes to see Your power and love today so we can raise our heads and hearts in grateful praise to You. Faith in God’s goodness puts a song in your heart. – ODB, 15 March 2016

Lord Jesus, I want to be near You and know You so that when I’m in contact with others they can see You through me. – ODB, 14 March 2016

Lord, Your love is incredible. You love me even when it doesn’t make sense to me. When I make mistakes, You are still with me. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, my mistakes are covered. I receive Your love today. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Dear Lord, refresh my spirit today. Help me to bring balance to my life as I juggle my responsibilities. Thank You for Your love and care. Don’t try to do everything – take time to refresh your body and spirit. – ODB, 13 March 2016

Blessed week ahead, everyone. AMEN!

Devotion 13/3/2016

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!*

Somehow, I have survived 10 weeks of school. Term 1 has officially ended. Thank you for guiding me and holding me up through the term, God (: The week definitely zoomed passed and I had to speed pack in 2 hours because the ‘eviction’ notice came on the day before the school hols.

Will I miss my kids during the one week break? NO! Heh. Maybe I’ll miss them more when June holidays come around? But I think I will miss P2 Care 2015 more ;p Looking forward to restful week where I can nuar at home, catch up with some friends (sorry if I can’t meet you) and slowly do my lesson plans for Maths. Wanted to do English but the SOW is not out yet.

Here’s to restful and peaceful March holidays! Amen!

When we’ve been offended, it’s good to compare our instincts with God’s intent for human behavior. We may be inclined to strike at people verbally, isolate ourselves, or escape through any number of ways. However, choosing a gracious response will help us avoid regret, and most important it will please God. We can endure life’s wrongs because we know that God will make things right. – ODB, 12 March 2016

God, You are able and stable! You’re the only constant in this life. I know that no matter what happens, I can rely on You and trust in Your unchanging nature. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Dear Father, sometimes the challenges of life seem insurmountable. Help me to fix my eyes on You and trust You. I’m thankful You are bringing about Your good purposes in me. – ODB, 11 March 2016

The Lord gives wisdom from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. – Proverbs 2:6

Even though we may feel occasionally bombarded by negative emotions, we cannot allow those feelings to control and spoil our life. Instead, we can choose to follow the truth-godly wisdom, knowledge and understanding. God, my feelings often go against Your wisdom and try to deceive me, but I won’t let them run my life. Guide me with Your truth so that I can stay connected to You, and not be run by my constantly changing emotions. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Too often we view prayer as a specific process that can only happen once we’ve gone to a private place and shut the entire world out…the Bible says “to pray without ceasing” means to always be open to communication with God. That could mean a two-hour prayer session or something as simple as being aware of His presence as you go throughout your day. God, help me to change my definition of prayer and show me ways to communicate with You day in and day out. Thank You for Your constant presence in my life. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, I come to You with the confidence that You will fill me with what I need. God’s love is abundant. – ODB, 8 March 2016

Lord, I realise that I often try to wear a mask in order to fit in and find acceptance. Today, I mak a decision to find my acceptance in You. As You overwhelm me with Your love, continue to change me into Your great image. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Know what you believe and stick with it to the end. Holy Spirit, remind me daily to speak the Word to the mountains in my life. Every time I give in to complaining or despair, fill me with Your peace and boldness and prompt me to speak Your will and move mountains! – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, help us to respond respectfully to situations around us. We need Your wisdom for this. May we always honour, trust, and praise You. – ODB, 7 March 2016

Amen!

Devotion 6/3/2016

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!*

The week is over *phew* Saturday was the first ever meet-the-parents session. I hope I didn’t say anything wrong! But I’m glad to have such supportive parents (: Especially when they tell me they are equally concern about inculcating the right values in their kids as having their kids score well.

Coming week might be mad rush towards the end of the term or it could be a normal (FINALLY) week. I plan to do composition over 3 days so hopefully that works out? Right now, it feels like I am forgetting to do something but I don’t know what. URGH. It’s okay, it’s okay. Enjoy whatever that is left of the weekend first, woman!

This coming week, I ask for more love, grace and favour. Take control of my words, thoughts and actions and help me to show Your love through them. Amen!

God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He’s given you. God, I want to cultivate and develop the gifts You’ve given me. Give me the courage to follow You and develop the gifts and abilities You’ve put inside me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Heavenly Father, when people attack us, we tend to react defensively. Teach us to turn to You instead of taking matters into our own hands. We trust You and love You. Defend us today. Prayer is the child’s helpless cry to the Father’s attentive ears. – ODB, 5 March 2016

We want instant solution, the quick fix, but some things cannot be disposed of so readily; they can only be accepted. God will keep us by His love. By His grace, we can rest in Him. Dear Lord, it’s hard to endure times of illness and suffering. Comfort me and help me to trust You. When God permits suffering, He also provides comfort. – ODB, 4 March 2016

Lord, I don’t want to spend my life unfulfilled, pursuing love that’s not from You. If it’s not found in You, it’s not real love, because You are love. Today, I find my love in You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

What we teach our children today will influence tomorrow’s world. – ODB, 3 March 2016

God, I want the love I give others to be the same liberating love that You give. I give up my desire to control and manipulate. I will simply love those You put in my life and entrust them to You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, we face many fears today. Help us to distingish between real daner and empty threats, and help us trust You with all of it. May we live not in fear, but in faith. – ODB, 2 March 2016

The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as lion. – Proverbs 28:1

Each person should test their own work and be happy with doing a good job and not compare themselves with others. – Galatians 6:4

God has an individual plan for each of us. His plan for you is greater than you can possibly imagine. Stop looking at His plans for others so you can walk in the plans He has for you and receive the blessings they bring. Holy Spirit, help me to examine my heart honestly and expose any jealousy, resentment or frustration in me that has developed from comparing myself to others. I want to be all that You want me to be and love the life You have for me. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life 

Lord, I want to fully integrate Your Word into my life. I don’t just want to hear someone tell me the Word once a week, I want to know it for myself. Lead me and give me ideas to pursue Your Word consistently. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, I only want to accept the right thoughts. Alert me when the enemy brings a bad thought my way so that I can take it captive into obedience to You. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Father, I need Your strength. By faith, I receive Your grace so that I may forgive those who mistreated or wronged me. I ask You to bless them and help me to go on with my life. In Jesus’ name, amen. – Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life

Lord, help me to strive for maturity. Thank You for equipping the church with men and women who can help me grow in faith. Show me who I can encourage today.- ODB, 28 February 2016

He will keep me in His love and give me grace in this trial to behave as His child. He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. – ODB, 4 March 2016

Amen!