July 22, 2009

All that she yearns for

Have you ever felt so in love that you'd do anything just for this one person? Just hearing his name makes you smile from 1 ear to another. With him, things you unusually do, you would do. He makes you angry but you end up forgiving him and loving him even more. Be there for each other even when you have nothing to say. You don't get worn out reminding of how much you love him. You try to cheer him up when inside, it hurts to see him hurt. You make sure you keep your phone next to you, just to wait for his msgs/phone calls. You've gotta hear his voice before you go to bed even if it means you have to sleep late for tomorrow's work...

p/s Been there. and still is.. :)

July 13, 2009

Kebaktian Kebangunan Rohani Gawai Kaamatan 2009

Hey all! Im promoting for St Peter, Ipoh's Church's annual event called "Kebaktian Kebangunan Rohani Gawai Kaamatan 2009". This is the 2nd time the BM's congregation will be organising this event after its blast debut in the previous year. Last year was, 3 words I'd describe it as- modest but HAPPENING! With this year's theme as "1 Suara, 1 Visi", we look forward to join together as one congregation to worship the Lord in one unity despite the many races we all come from because in Christ, we are one. Apart from the praise and worship and sermon by an invited Pastor, there are also several other performances awaiting like the MUST-be-in-the-list Tarian tradisional Sabah & Swak, tarian buluh and also tarian panji (this one is 1st time ever to be staged, credits to abg Mark macho for the remarkable coaching :P) and many others... Though I cant be with my brothers and sisters in Christ for this year's preparation, still, I hope this way, I can do my part to promote this most talk about and most anticipated event in town (haha. hope im not exaggerating too much!) anyway, you're most invited to come and join us if you're around Ipoh at that time! It's opened to all ayte, be it Christians or non-Christians. Be in your best traditional costume (if u have one :D)! Check out these templates prepared by our petite and ever-young Ann for more information on the event. God bless!

P/s And to all my beloved and treasured friends back in Perak (agapians, ulu kinta cuties, UTARians? [haha is thr such a term], warga st peter & shalom & invited performers), all the best for preparation! Lakukan segalanya utk kemuliaan Tuhan. Amen!

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July 10, 2009

How much do You love me?

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise.

Ah the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description.

As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work.

As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me.

He asked me,

“Do you love me?”

I answered,

“Of course, God! You are my Lord and Savior!”

Then He asked,

“If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?”

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t be able to do, the things that I took for granted.

And I answered, “It would be tough Lord, but I would still loveYou.”

Then the Lord said,

“If you were blind, would you still love my creation?”

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.

So I answered, “Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you.”

The Lord then asked me,

“If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?”

How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood.

Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered,

“It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word.”

The Lord then asked,

“If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?”

How could I praise without a voice?

Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks. So I answered,

“Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.

And the Lord asked,

“Do you really love Me?”

With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,

“Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!”

I thought I had answered well, but God asked,


I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.”



No answers. Only tears.

The Lord continued:

“Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?”

The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.

“Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?”

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

“You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all.”


I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? When the tears had flowed, I said, “ Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child.”

The Lord answered,

“ That is My Grace, My child.”

I asked, “ Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?”

The Lord answered,

“ Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you.

When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you.

When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you.

When you are down, I will encourage you.

When you fall, I will raise you up.

When you are tired, I will carry you.

I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever.”

Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God,

“How much do You love me?”

The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands.

I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior.

And for the first time, I truly prayed.

-Author unknown