Sunday, November 30, 2008
anyway, i finally come to a point that we can't stop problems n accidents from occuring, but most importantly, how we learn from them... sometimes i feel like my heart was like a dark night, but Jesus with His strong blood, and the Holy Spirit came and washed it. So, now it's as clear as the sky when it has no clouds in it. (Mincaye from the movie End of the spear --> do check it out... it has brought tears n joy to me)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
illegal bbq in cemara basketball court... but then,who cares?
there's nth 'illegal' in ALG! ahahaha...
meet Pn Kahartini, the coolest head-of-programme one could ever wish for...i mean, who on earth will come for student's illegal bbq party and risk herself getting scolded by u-noe-who-has-san
mc for the night : Flip and Jimmy with Sophie giving her 'thank you' speech!
of coz there a surprise birthday cake for abbas, who acted surprise even though Ali let the cat out of the bag earlier...
when u tot the surprise is over, u r wrong!
there's another one for izzy as well! both secret recipe ok? but someone ter-sms her bout the surprise party earlier in the morning and no point again for guessing who's the loser...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
What is peace to you(me)?
When this verse was chosen for Homes (church cell group) as the study material, immediately it strikes me. God had to use so many incidents juz to teach me a lesson on peace, which i fail miserably to catch during that time but looking back at all the 'accidents' i had the past few weeks, it all started to make sense. God.is.actually.trying.to.teach.me.something!
# incident 1
one morning, while trying to withdraw money from an atm machine, my card got stuck. At least i tot it was that time. So i called IMMEDIATELY to the customer service to deactivate my card. When you think that's the end of the story, NO! Few days later, i found out my card is juz in my purse, only at different location, i dunno what on earth happened to me that day. The only thing i remembered was to ignore the 'feeling' of 'everything is going to be alright, trust Me!'
# incident 2
then, it so happen that after one week, my purse was stolen. At least i tot it was that time. So once again, being a smarty-pant, i called the other bank to deactivate my card almost immediately. Then the next day, someone found it lying around somewhere and pass it to the librarian. So you know the rest of the story. I once again isolate the 'feeling' of 'Yes! Your purse have been found!'
the thing is, i have been ignoring this 'feeling' of stillness and assurance. THAT, my dear friends, is not juz a feeling. It's the PEACE that i was hoping to experience all this while in my daily walk with God. so much for a lesson learnt from lacking of peace... haha
wonder y God is willing to spend so much time on an idiot like me... =_=
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Personally, CA has been such a huge blessing. I had the privilege to serve in the committee together with passionate people from different programmes led by two visionaries and revolutionists (hey, my boss is Joash, so go figure how our meetings were like.haha) I served in the transport team and from there I really learned a lot about the 'behind-the-scenes' because I get to transport the worship team to their practice. During these practices, I had the chance see CA as not just what we see in front of our naked eyes, people really sacrifice a lot just to make one meeting full of God and full of joy. So whenever I felt weary because of serving, the thought of this instantly woke me up. I know that I am not alone in this journey that I walked, I am surrounded by people who is equally tired but they still press on, knowing the eternal reward towards the end. I will never walk alone.
Another thing that encourages me a lot through out my journey with CA is the seniors. They really played a big part of my life during my first year because as cloud of witnesses, they encouraged us to throw off everything that hinders us and let us run with perseverences the race marked out for us, as what Hebrews 12 : 1 says. They cared for us not out of obligations but out of love. I still remember during my MMS (orientation week) I was freaked out when I was not provided with a spoon or fork to eat my meals and the facilitators didn't seem to care, so I have to go around asking for spoons or simply eat with my hands. However, I notice some seniors who went around smiling and talking to people so I joined in. That was when I got my first CA flyer and an invitation to a church I intended to join. Looking back, indeed God's hand was at work to provided me with a 'home' when I was so far away from my hometown.
When the seniors graduated one by one and they left INTEC, leaving us a bunch of juniors whom we can left a legacy to, just like how our seniors did. Being the only batch with 5 semesters, I see how my juniors and super-juniors grow. They went from being totally confused about everything in INTEC till they become men and women after God's own heart. Sometimes I do feel like they grow so much faster than me and I was always reminded again and again that I must do some catching up. Every batch of CA has their own unique style of handling every CA meeting. And I really enjoy every meeting because I know the effort they put in every CA, from transport to praise and worship, flyering to refreshment, ushering to decoration, mc-ing to games etc etc and all these I believe will be turn into lives. So dearest juniors, do not give up when difficulties come but commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
I really don't know what God has prepared for me after I left INTEC, but I trust that God will prepare my way. Every CA has been such a wonderful time in INTEC, it's probably the only thing that I enjoyed doing in the past two and half years. But now, it's time to let go of CA and expect more from God in the future. CA has really been a stepping stone in my journey of faith and I can't always hold on to the experience with CA until I get stuck in my spiritual growth. I must step out of this comfort zone that has been such a blessing for me and prepare to have more CAs to come in Germany!
Friday, November 14, 2008
this is the stadium and guess what is the name?see... told u their building names are super duper long...
sparks from the grinding machine...
noticed a smiley on the teh ais we had nearly every afternoon for tea break...
til then, goodbye GMI! i will definitely miss you!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
was lost but now found!!!!!! yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! could not believe it when i got a call from Mr Ravi tat the librarian had my purse!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God for that!!!!!! and i still believe tat my testimony doesn't end here... there are more miracles to come...
called the bus driver to see if i drop my purse in the bus but after checking it thoroughly as he claimed, he din find it... sien =_= will try to go ask the cafe ppl tomorrow to see whether i drop it there or not, otherwise it might have been stolen... haih...
original post :
i hate doing this... this is the second time i called a bank to block my atm card in just merely one month... please please please please please pray for my purse!!!! i don wan to lost my IC, license and money juz 10 days before going back home!!!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
10.为什么我们不常向朋友提起 神？因为我们不常向 神提起我们的朋友。
14. 神爱我们，不是因为我们是怎样一个人，而是因为祂是怎样一位 神。
20.当你除了 神，一无所有时，你将知道 神就是你全部的需要。
21.放手交给上帝，别再向 神讲述你的风暴有多大，当向风暴讲述你的 神有多大。
Saturday, November 01, 2008
To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons :
Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God's grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer : that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God. Now I want you to know brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. Because of my chains, most of the brothers in the Lord have been encouraged to speak the world of God more courageously and fearlessly. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble fro me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The most important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help given by the Spirit of Jesus Christ, what has happened to me will turn out for my deliverence. I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two : I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy with faith, so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account on me. Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be saved - and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for him, since you are going through the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have. If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus, Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and become obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave hi the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed - not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence - continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purposes. Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the world of life - in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing. But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. So you too should be glad and rejoice with me.
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when i receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. For everyone looks out for his own interests, not those of Jesus Christ . But you know Timothy has proved himself because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel. I hope, therefore, to send him as soon as I see how things go with me. And I am confident in the Lord that I myself will come soon. But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my need. For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. Indeed he was ill, and almost die. But God had mercy on him, and no on him only but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow. Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you may be glad and I may have less anxiety. Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him, because he almost died for the work of Christ, risking his life to make up for the help you could not give me.
Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcisio, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, adn who put no confidence inthe flesh - though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If anyone thinks he has reason to put confidence in the flesh, I have more : circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebres; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless. But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compare to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ - the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his suffereings, becoming like him in his death, and so somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but i press o to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, i don not consider myself yet to have teken hold of it. But one thing I do : Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends! I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord. Yes, and I ask you, loyal yokefellow, help these women who have contended at my side in the cause of the gospel, along with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again : Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally brother, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. I rejoice greatly in the Lord that at last you have renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you habe been concerned, but you have no opportunity to show it. I am no saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty of in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. Moreover, as you Philipians know, in the early days of your acquaintance with the gospel, when I set out from Macedonia, not one church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you only; for even when I was in Thessalonica, you send me aid again and again when I was in need. Not that I am looking for a gift, but I am looking for what may be credited to your account. I have received full payment and even more; I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you endt. They are a fragratnt offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according yo his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Greet all the saints in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me send greetings. All the saints send you greetings, especially those who belong to Ceasar's household. The grace of the Lord Jesus Chrsit be with your spirit. Amen.
took a long time to type the whole book out to help me understand and re-paragraph the whole book easier... might hav some changes to this post soon... in the mean time, do take some time reading this book, i believe it can teach u a lot...