Thursday, October 2, 2014

Head Injury Deterred

A sudden loud glass shattering sound came from below. I ran downstairs thinking if Daddy has fallen or dropped something. Trying find the source of the sound, I came to my piano room. Here's the damage:
Glass table was broken
The ceiling fault area

God saved me again. The very spot I sit while teaching kids at the piano, is the exact spot the big piece of white cement fell on. Recently we moved the glass table in the room, therefore with little space, I end up sitting at the edge of the table while overseeing my students play the piano. My title says head injury deterred,but I wondered if God saved me from death. Again.

I went upstairs and said a little thank you to Daddy in heaven for literally watching over my head or shoulders. Literally calculating the distance and the impact towards either my head or shoulder if I was sitting there working.

My heart may skipped a beat but the same time a heave of gratefulness / relief seeps in.

Other times He Saved me.
Escaped Death Through His Peace

God Saved Me From Being Blind

Monday, September 1, 2014

All of my days by Raymond Tan

Raymond Tan from Penang performed his latest song All of My Days during Fresh Encounter Conference 2014.  I didn't catch the name of the lady singer who sang it but her voice was so sweet and yet powerful.  Kudos to her.

Raymond has other albums and also one of the member of SAND.

Introducing All of my Days by Raymond Tan.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fresh Encounter Conference 2014

Speakers of Fresh Encounter Conference 2014
Ps.Chew Weng Chee
Andries Botha
Ps.Thomas Cherian
Rev. Benedict Augustine 
Ps.Julius Subi
Ps. Christina Ang
This event was organised by Ps.Paul and Ps.Christina Ang and their team. This year it was held in Mega Arena, Kuala Lumpur. Next year will be in Penang.
 My testimony as below:

I was very blessed by the speakers but most of all encountering God was the ultimate blessing anyone could ask for. Worship is usually the time I meet God whether its personal worship or corporate worship. During the first session,  I didn't give it my all and I asked God to help me worship freely. Later, in the second session I was able to abit more, and as I enter in deeper, I saw a vision of Jesus standing right infront of me. He had open arms yet He didn't come any closer, I blinked and as I worship, He's still there. He was smiling and wanted me to focus on Him and nothing else. His presence and His comfort overwhelmed me, I couldn't hold back my tears. I thanked Him for the help I didn't expect and for being there when I really needed Him.

He began to speak to me through the messages, dealing with the issues of my heart.

When Ps.Chew led us in prayer for Sabah and Sarawak and subsequently Ps. Paul and others, God allowed me to feel the pain the nation was going through. And honestly with the hardness I have nowadays, it gave way and the wall broke and I cried to God for them and Malaysia. And because of that, I was able to intercede in prayers for them.

For the last three nights, I slept like a baby for I had no sinus issues at all while staying at the hotel. Normally the air conditioning through out the night in a hotel would have me prepare a tissue box right next to me. Lo and behold, it was not necessary!

Time for me to review my notes and recalibrate my thoughts to get in line with God's system. As the saying goes' walk the talk, talk the walk'.
That's gonna take time and effort, but God's grace will see us through it all.

I would like to encourage those who have backslided and has a desire to make a change. Worship Him and release your burdens to Him and He will carry you through for His yoke is light.
Be in the midst of brothers and sisters in Christ who can encourage and pray with you. God gave me a vision years ago and spoke to me about different ways to hang on to Him. I hope to illustrate and write it out one day. Till then, never stop communing with your Friend, your Father!

Ps.Paul Ang
 I remembered my friend Josh brought a shofar before to youth meeting. And it was years ago when Ps David Swan and team led in prophetic worship with shofars too. Brings me back to the land of Jerusalem, a place I've never been : )
A man playing the shofar

God bless you!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Is God silent?

When God seem silent yet you need Him what do you do?

 1. Listen to songs God has inspired artists to compose. Most recently I listened alot to Kari Jobe  " What Love Is This" and "You Are For Me". If you are more musically inclined, this could work well. Some songs can help us prepare to receive from Him.

2. Read testimonies of those who had gone through trials and how God worked in their situations. Then try reading Psalms or I like to use my Touchpoint Bible as it has topics and it points you to verses that concerns the topic. Very helpful.

 3. Talk to someone you trust who can be a lending ear, one whose words you can respect and receive. Someone that can pray for you, look out for you.

4. Be in the presence of God in a church or cell group. You can be in the presence of God anytime or anywhere but when you are down and being alone does not help, then its best to be with a group worshipping and listening to God's Word.

 All the above are some  ways to get closer to God. For depressing moments, everything can seem cloudy and you cant see Him even if He is just two feet away. The point is not to give up or give way to something that is not right. There is a bunch of wrong things all of us may be capable of and probably regret later. Just remember God is always for you, not against you. Stay close to Him in all situations, no matter what, hang on to any bit of Him you can hold onto. Cos, thats all it takes for Him to know that you want Him in.

Kari Jobe -You Are For Me video

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Learning To Worship

Worship is a beautiful something. It's not an activity nor a religious meeting. It's a time when you can give God your adoration, expressing your love and worshipping in music unto Him. An act of worship simply means loving God therefore it propels us to do what pleases Him.

When we worship as a group of people, as a congregation, there is a bond that holds us together and that is His Spirit. I was drawn to know who God is when I first saw how the people in the youth group I joined were worshipping years ago. I probably mentioned before, the sincerity of worship can be felt by the people around us. That was my experience, I was able to sense the reality of God through the worship leaders, or the forefront leaders.

The connection they had with God made me want to know Him more. And that was powerful. Slowly but steadily, God in His loving ways drew me out of my shell. Shell of fear.

I got to know Him most through worship and subsequently the experience paved the way for me to know Him more through His Word. After that, prayer and conversation came easier for me.

Years later when I worship led in church, as I submit to His leadership and allow God to do as His will, I can see how the congregation connects to God as they join me in worship. Over time, worship leaders who practice moving in His leading, the experience is inevitably awesome. It's as if a current runs through you and into the people you lead. And good things start to happen, breakthroughs in the spiritual realm.

Worshipping is a beautiful act. Not a pretentious showmanship but an act of obedience out of our love and honour to Him.

Can I encourage you to never stop where you are, but to keep reaching out for His presence. And to the worship leaders, continue to seek God as you prepare to lead His people. Let Him take over, and be His instrument, a vessel He can use to minister to His people.

God bless!

Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,extol him who rides on the clouds;rejoice before him — his name is the Lord.A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,is God in his holy dwelling.Psalms 68:4-5 | NIV
 Though the fig tree does not budand there are no grapes on the vines,though the olive crop failsand the fields produce no food,though there are no sheep in the penand no cattle in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the Lord,I will be joyful in God my Savior.Habakkuk 3:17-18 | NIV
Let nothing come in the way of your times of worship. A reminder to myself as well.
 Whom have I in heaven but you?And earth has nothing I desire besides you.My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heartand my portion forever.Psalms 73:25-26 | NIV 

To learn more about worship, listen from Pastor Darlene Zschech on these videos.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Steps to Positivity

There is a time in all our lives when life seems meaningless. How do we overcome the negative thoughts?

Day to day we see different lives get affected by something or by someone. 5 degrees of separation as we surf through the world of internet. We read it all.

Church and positive talk shows tells us to look at the brighter side of life, to be grateful yet there are moments such words fall on deaf ears.

So, what do we need to do to overcome negative thoughts?

simply not by thinking positively but by acting positively. It's true to an extend that what our minds think , our hands do. The right key is not to let the thought linger too long in the mind cos it will soon diminish. Procrastination turns your being back to square one.

The key is just do it. Kudos to Nike on coming up with such an impacting tagline.

Being constantly connected to your Maker, helps a person internally in all aspects. My God supplies all my needs. He does and He will if we let Him in.

5 steps to Positivity.
1. Recognizing problems that affects you to be unhappy
2. Find a solution by help of God or whoever He may send to help you
3. Take the step of resolution however small the step is towards happiness.
4. Fight at it till the results are satisfactory
5. Enjoy and repeat steps 1-4 when need be