Above

Psalms 96:1-5 (NKJV)

1 Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day.

3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

4 For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.

Tumblethoughts

No Ragrets
philippians-413-tattoo

So I’ve considered getting tattoos. But I’ve never wanted any.

Mainly because I haven’t seen one that I’d like to see on me (but it’s not that I’ll get one the moment I see one that may look good on me). They’re normally too showy, and may cause too much reaction.. Or… too non-showy (or very hidey), and would defeat the purpose of having it. Also, I’d like to have a reason for having it. I mean, decor would be a good reason, but I don’t really ever wear anything or do anything to myself to look good (which is why I always look boring haha). A reminder may be a really good reason to have a tattoo. Maybe to remind me of a scripture verse like Phil 4:8. Maybe I could write something like “phil.iv.viii”. That may be cool to some degree. But another reason why I wouldn’t consider it is cuz I don’t want to make any decision I would regret later on. I want to practice making no ragrets decisions. Because practice makes perfect.

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Church Prayer Meeting

Joey and I lead the CHURCH prayer meeting today. The church is trying to get the different ministries and cell groups to take turns leading the prayer meeting. So today it was the youth ministry’s turn. First time LEADING an ADULT activity, instead of teens or childrens service. And what made it MORE exciting is that we only knew about it yesterday morning. So for two days I was stressed and emotionally insecure. And in fact, I got pretty moody and wanted to pray LESS. But I had support and we were able to be a bit prepared. I had to help Joey find the right words and to process her thoughts into prayer items. She had to help me calm the heck down. I was having a hard time focusing on what’s important. But I could, eventually. Having friends do make a lot of difference.

The most exciting thing was that our worship leader didn’t know he was on duty to lead worship. I had faith that he’d turn up, so I didn’t make a call to double check till the very last minute. So I appointed myself to lead worship. So for five minutes (after the prayer meeting has started), a few things happened at the same time. I set up the guitar. Uncle Abot told me which songs he already had on powerpoint. Joey looked through the songsheets and songs which were on powerpoint to see if there are songs I’d like to use. I chose songs. Joey recruited Shen to play the keyboard as Shen entered the prayer hall. My brother had to type out the lyrics of my last song because it was not on the powerpoint. And I felt God’s leading during worship. Now that’s teamwork.

And prayer tonight turned out really really well. A lot weller than I expected. Joey lead two important prayer points. Firstly on Malaysia, our political state, and for disaster victims. Then on Israel, she had a verse that has been on her heart for a long time. She read the verse (choking back tears) and explained why Israel needs prayer. But Joey and I didn’t need to pray much. These adults who come are really real real intercessors. Boy, can they pray. They really know the current situations and how to pray for these things. Gosh I’m so shallow.

Alright so, if you are in KK, Sabah, Malaysia, and want to feel the presence of God and enter into His throne, you could come visit my church SIB Likas (E) in Likas. Wednesday nights, 8-9.30pm.


Currently Reading: ATLA – The Promise

ATLA - The Promise (1)

For those of you who know me. I really like the Avatar the Last Airbender cartoon. I’ve watched all the seasons. Really good story-telling. Fun, heart-wrenching, teeth-gritting, action-packed, adventurous, and really funny. But they’re not done yet. They’ve got comics (Graphic novels they called them, cuz it’s loooong) of Lost Adventures. Or maybe they’re just sequels. Whatever they are. It’s also really good. There are three sets, each with 3 novels (wiki says it’s ONE graphic novel in three parts). First set is in the pic above: The Promise. Second is called The Search, and third is called The Rift.

Oh yeah. Forgot to mention. I have it all in a public dropbox folder. So… if you are my friend, you can privately message me and ask me for the link.


I think that’s about it for today.

P.S. God I can’t thank You enough.

What A Fun Story Bro

1 Kings 18

 

i was reading this today

and i challenged myself to give you a summary of what happened.

 

 

The starring of this story is a prophet called Elijah. In the story before this, he prayed for God to stop the rain. So of course the King was not happy. Three years later (I’m thinking the king must really dislike Elijah by now since a drought of three years probably killed much of the people), God said something like “go meet King Ahab.” So Elijah did and King Ahab said “oh you troublemaker of Israel, is that you?” Elijah responded, “I’m no troublemaker, you and your family are the troublemakers here. You refused to obey God and worshiped those… Baal things instead.” Then on top of a mountain, Elijah challenged 450 Baal prophets and 400 Asherah prophets in front of all of Israel. Here’s a good part, Elijah probably had to shout this to the huge crowd “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” The people were completely silent. It probably pierced their hearts just like it’s piercing yours. Elijah then challenged the prophets to cut a bull up and lay the pieces on wood for a sacrifice offering. Elijah will cut up a bull too and offer it up as sacrifice. Except, they can’t burn it, they need to call to their god to set it on FIRE. Elijah said “the god who answers by setting fire to the wood is the true God!” What a daring challenge. 850 prophets vs one. First team to go was the Baal/Asherah team! They prepared the bulls and placed it and did their ceremony. They called on the name of Baal from morning till noontime! No reply. So they danced and hobbled around the altar they made. Also no reply. This was also the best time for a perfect accidental spark for fire. It was a three year drought season meaning everything was DRY, NOT only that, it was noontime! But nothing. At this Elijah started making fun of them. He was really some bastard actually haha. Listen to what he has to say. Verse 27: About noontime Elijah began mocking them. “You’ll have to shout louder,” he scoffed, “for surely he is a god! Perhaps he is daydreaming, or is relieving himself. Or maybe he is away on a trip, or is asleep and needs to be wakened!” WHUUUUUUT. What a way to mock people’s gods. Daydreaming?! It’s like saying “your god is a lazy old fat man who sits on the couch eating chips and waiting for the advertisements to end so that he can continue watching HIMYM”! Relieving himself?! HAHA! That one was the ultimate god-mocking kick. Maybe your god is taking a dump bro! Anyways, laughter aside, the prophets took his advice seriously (seriously?!?) and started shouting louder and also did what they would normally do: they started to cut themselves with knives and swords until blood gushed out. Since there were alot of prophets… I’m imagining there was a lot of blood all over.. ewwww… They “raved” all afternoon till evening, still “no sound, no reply, no response.” So Elijah flexed his muscles and cracked his knuckles, stepped forward and called to all the people “come over here!” So all the people crowded around him as he made his altar with 12 stones to represent the tribes of Israel. He also dug a huge ditch all around his alter, big enough to fill three gallons of water. He put his cut bull pieces on the wood. It was evening, so no chance for the sun to light up the wood and he said “fill up four large jars with water and pour the water over the offering and the wood.” After the people did what he asked, he asked them to do it again. And then he asked them to do it the third time. By that time, the ditch was filled with water too. So then Elijah went up to the altar and prayed “O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, prove today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant. Prove that I have done all this at your command. Lord, answer me! Answer me so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God and that you have brought them back to yourself.” Immediately, yes immediately, a fire from God flashed down from the sky and burned up the young bull, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and licked up all the water from the trench around the altar! Then all the people fell face down to the ground and said “yes! This is God! The Lord is God!” And Elijah and the people killed all the prophets of Baal. After that, a thunderstorm came. Elijah asked his servant to tell King Ahab to hurry home on his chariot or he will get trapped by the storm. And King Ahab hurried away. After praying on the mountain, the Lord gave Elijah special strength and he ran (away from the thunderstorm of course) and even ran ahead of King Ahab’s chariot! Wow.

 

talk about superpowers.

that was awesome.

 

 

i hope you learned some lessons from this though.

 

Have a great day ahead.