Monday, October 26, 2015

Prayer On The Road

 Ever since my first car accident, my car has been a prayer 'altar' where I spend flexible devotion time with my Father. While I was on my way to work one day I thought about a friend who was in KL, accompanying her father for a heart surgery. God jus popped her into my mind while I was pondering on some upcoming events. No relation to her. I messaged to know if surgery is over. At that point, the father just went in awhile before my message.

 So I went into praying in tongues and suddenly a new tongue came and I asked God for interpretation. The impression came that I have to pray against the enemy from taking his life. Suddenly I remembered she told me the father is not a believer yet. And I confirmed with her. 
My whole drive to work was a warfare time. I believed God was doing something in their lives as a family and there was an opportunity for the father to come to Christ.

The next day, I messaged my friend to asked " All good?🙏🏻" A little afraid of the reply cos I remembered my doctor friend, oncologist told stories how she prayed for her patients till they die. "probably it was their time"  and fear crept in a little but another part of me was pretty convicted and sure that it all went well.

And so the reply came " Praise the Lord, Yes! Taking a bus down later "

All glory to God!😃

Saturday, October 10, 2015

God's Surprises in Worship




1 Corinthians 2:9
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”


Little did I know that God would answer so quickly. I was just pondering on things people comment on their worship leading and corporate worship. Before I could think of the question or articulate it in prayer, God gave me this verse (as above) and I asked God,
"What does that have to do with worship ?" 

He said " Worship is as simple as loving Me in transparency and then be prepared to receive the mysteries that I have prepared for each one of you. You do not know what I might do the next second, the next minute during the time as you worship. Give me your true worship and just wait on Me."

So true as it says No eyes has seen nor ear has heard and no mind has imagined- NO ONE KNOWS. ONLY WHEN HE CHOOSES TO REVEAL. The next second might be a miracle moment,it might be a touch of God, angels might appear, who knows!

I thought to myself it's just so typical of us to complicate a relationship. We have this Almighty Father who loves us so much He gave His only Son for us. His Word speaks a million things on His love for us and the things He wants to do for us.

May we learn to worship in spirit and in truth, stripping pride aside,laying down ourselves bare before Him. And come in expectation to experience Him in many different ways during worship. His presence is all that matters, all that makes worship matters in any church or meeting.

John 1:14
10For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.


Psalm 84:
1How lovely are Your dwelling places,
            O LORD of hosts!

      2My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the LORD;
            My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.
      3The bird also has found a house,
            And the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young,
            Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
            My King and my God.

      4How blessed are those who dwell in Your house!
            They are ever praising You. 


John 4: 23-24

23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth




Monday, July 27, 2015

Worship Central Course, Penang

"For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them." Matt 18: 20.
And when worshippers who has passion for His glory gather to worship, a different dimension of worship is attained. 

It was just timely that Jessica(part of the organizers) and I had the conversation that led to a few of us attending this event. In every worship workshop or training I go to, I definitely learn something new no matter how many times I may have heard of the similar teachings. Because God doesn't stop teaching and we never stop learning. 

Lucy Loo was the main leader that afternoon and led us in prayers as well sharing It all started with fellowship, worship and teaching/discussion. Glad to see young people sharing and worshipping God. Different groups of people from different churches came together that afternoon. 





Here's us!
Here are the notes given.  Based on the 6 string guitar letter names, the 6 important factors in leadership/worshipper.



During worship, I felt God strongly and I knew that God wants me to go deeper. Although I did pulled back but His assurance was still there. His presence being close was all that mattered. Later when Jessica prayed for me, the words spoken over me was affirming and I can only pray that I do not disappoint Him. "Take all the glory, God"

All of us are worshippers and if you haven't had a heart to heart worship with your Saviour, I would encourage you to begin in your room. When you have encountered God privately, you would be at home among other worshippers. And in that place you have with Your Father,  you will learn to recognise His voice. Its amazing!

the crowd of the day
Thank God for the ministers and the organizers of this event. And the pioneers of Worship Central.

Note: the photographs above was taken by the photographer of that day of whose name I know not.
 : P but thanks, whoever you are.
I got the permission to post the pictures. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Vinedresser and His Branches

John 15:1-11New American Standard Bible (NASB)

15 I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He [a]prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already [b]clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit [c]of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so [d]prove to be My disciples.Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. 11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

A verse I just read in a prayer book, that stood out even before I could finish the whole verse. The word Vinedresser is a beautiful word because of the way it sounds to me. Other versions will say Gardener which does not differ in meaning from the former. 

Just as a fashion designer meticulously measures and put finishings on a dress he or she designs, the God who designed us in the likeness of His image is meticulously shaping us to be who He wants us to be.

A dresser dresses someone to make them beautiful, enhancing their being, God the Vinedresser is cleaning/pruning us to be a man and woman of substance. So that we can bear fruit- we exude characteristics of a person that glorifies God.

And we can only bear fruit if we abide in Christ,  we all know that generally.  In practical,  we abide by being God conscious in all we do in life and continually growing in His Word for His Word has already made us clean as said in verse 3. Why would we want to be 'not clean' when we are already made clean in the first place? Why would we not want to receive the fullness of His joy when He freely gives?

And God says "My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you" 

It may sound supernatural but its as simple as watching a plane fly through the clouds. We see alot of situations through our own eyes and not through God's many times, we do things with our own wisdom and strength instead of asking Him to show the way. 

These verses began to strengthen my faith once again and I know if I want to maintain, I need to dwell and meditate upon His word and making it real in my life. And I hope you will join me as well.

Just remember apart from our Vinedresser, we can do nothing but abide in Him and nothing is impossible through Him.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Death In God's Terms

"When God had saved your life twice, what would you have learned from it? 
Would you think you were made to do something? An impact to the world in a big way? 
A difference to the community around you?
Why would you think God had allowed death to come near but not near enough to touch you?
When you see death pass you like a fleeting moment, you appreciate life a bit more, you depend on God's intervention for circumstances to come.
Your life belongs to Him."

Seems like a dry, morbid poetry. But one's experience can make one wonder of the many reasons of being alive.
Death in God's terms is the best gift of departure anyone could have. Because the truth is, God knows us best and it will be the way that we can come in terms with.
Do not believe in premature death that people might have spoken over your life. Reject in Jesus name and commit it to God for He is the Author and the Finisher of your faith.

With all that is going on in the world,  nothing feels safer than in the arms of God. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pain Threshold leads to God Dependence

Recently it dawned on me that my threshold for pain is huge. Well, in my definition at least. Since I was small, I barely complain of being sick or in pain. I remembered when one of my tooth was about to fall out like hanging by a string, I didn't tell my parents and pull it out myself. I think I never gotten down to telling them.

I have quite a number of stories but the most recent, I was on my way back from Sydney with friends. when we were just half hour away from landing at Kuala Lumpur, my ears and my head was hurting as if a bomb was going explode inside my head. My nose was also experiencing tightening. I had no idea what's happening, the pain was excruciating I thought I might die if something did burst inside me and yet I didn't call out for help. Neither did I show the extent of my pain to my friend, so no one took it seriously.

I bent down my head and stayed still as best as I could, breathing extremely slow because every breath I took in makes the pressure and pain in my head worse. In all this turmoil, my spirit cried out to God for help, a cry of helplessness and fear. Telling him "please make it stop, I don't know how to shout for help" , "the pain is killing me and I have not felt this before".
Moments later, it subdued a little, I could move a little, I didn't know how to sit or even to breathe for that matter, afraid the attack will come back.
God knew and understood who I am and what I was not able to do. He healed me from whatever that might have happened. He intervened for if He did not and I remained in that pain, I wouldn't be able to get off the plane like a normal person.  Those 15min of excruciating torment made me feel alone and unsure of what's next.

I'm truly grateful for His understanding and intervention. I consider this experience as God saving me again.

My life is His and truly I submit this body of mine to Him. I will accept only His time for my departure away from this earth to my heavenly home. I can only pray that I will be able to do my best to care for the body He has given me.

And just recently I researched and found out its called aerosinusitis. If you Google it, you would be able to find out more. A good awareness for people with sinus.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Encounter Weekend 2015

For this Encounter Weekend, a friend said she felt some of us are meant to go. Surprisingly, I relented and the thought about the classes I have to shift didn't seem to bother me this time. When it was time to register, shifting classes was a breeze.

  As it was a busy week for me, I didn't prepare myself based on the notes that the pastor gave. I just told God to meet me where I am. During the worship in the first session, God showed me dancing, it was not a performance but I was dancing with a sense of liberty. A dancer feels free when they are dancing. There are no holdbacks and there are no awkwardness In trying to dance correctly. He was showing me I can be that girl. I was going through some things in my life and I suppose God knows what kind of vision I could relate to. It's not that l'm meant to dance but its an imagery of what I should be feeling. When the facilitator ( Ps. Rachel) ministering came to pray for me, she spoke over me and said what God wants to do for me, it was very comforting because before the weekend, God has spoken to me something similar but I was  quite hardened towards it. God  obviously finds that I needed to listen  to Him and she was the instrument of His voice. I'm touched that He didn't just let me be and I thank God for His reassuring vision and words through her.

In the second session, the vision of me dancing now includes Him. He is taking the lead like the flow is led by him. I was starting to let God take control of my burdens. He also reminded me of a vision He showed me years ago which also was a reminder of how much He cares for us, His children. ( But that is another testimony for another time)

In the last session, I do not really remember what the same pastor spoke over me but as she prayed over me, I felt the warmth and the anointing of God within embracing my whole being.   I thank God that He is always looking out for me and to hear Him speak to me and through her during this weekend was timely. He always know what we need even though we might not feel like listening. And He doesn't give up till we get what we need.

Truly a blessed Encounter Weekend.

I Belong To You I love to worship with this song. Beautiful!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Notes from an old Notebook

 Once in a while I find myself writing in my notebook. I love notebooks, I collect and use it when I can, if not it remains a collection. This post is dated in October, 2008 in one of my Thought-Keeping Notebook where I write about what God speaks to me through everyday things in life. And it was written:
                I have not been to the hair salon for quite awhile in terms of hair keeping. Although I still have a degree of curls since my last perm, I encountered a lot of difficult knots that I can’t seem to disentangle it.  Then it dawned on me, God shows me if we don’t upkeep our spiritual faith, temple-keeping, consciousness of God’s Word, we would end up with a lot of ‘knots’ in our life.  They could become bondages.  It can get to the point when our desires become too drawn to the tantalizing ways of this world and the need for God is lessen.
                The saying goes “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”
I need to take care of my hair to avoid the knots becoming a dead knot because when it does I will have to cut it off.  And so its the same with our everyday living, we want to avoid bad consequences. He reminded me that it’s only logical for me to care for the temple of the Holy Spirit(our body) which He resides in. With a simple fact that He is in me. To honour God with my words and actions as well as my physical body is what God desires from us.  Easier said than done but the key is to always try with His help. Depending on our own strength can get pretty short lived however with God's help, it gets easier and we become a stronger person.
It’s great that we have a loving and gracious God ‘cos we can never meet His standards yet He cares to help us out, He forgives us and never leave us, and there is nothing we can do to make Him love us more. He loves us just as we are.

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I love dancing more than playing an instrument or singing and even though I have stopped dancing on stage for many years now, it was probably for the best. For I know my weakness and I may not have been strong enough to withstand certain things like I would have probably gotten into a crowd I might regret or dancing in ways I might not please God.  I still love music , rhythm and melody always gets to me. Although I have only danced in church a few times, I have not felt that it was my calling to be in that ministry just yet. Yet to be known where that ministry is concern.
Everyone has their own giftings and callings, I pray we all find it soon enough to live it out and if you are already living it, continue to use it for His glory.