Apr 24, 2011

9-year old Davis Burton recaps the bible

One of my friends sent me a link to this video of 9-year old Davis Burton who made a speech in his church, recapping the bible, after having read through the whole bible!

This precocious young man is amazing! Without pausing, without hesitating, he shares on the significant details and key episodes in the bible. His recounting is indeed inspiring and should spur all of us to read though the entire bible!

Apr 18, 2011

Road to Emmaus - Israel Re-visited

December 2008 can be called a spiritual turning point in my life. That was the time I visited Israel, God's Holy Land.

It's truly amazing to walk in the footsteps of Jesus - Jerusalem, Capernaum, Galilee, and many more places of the Bible. Nothing beats being there, and seeing for myself the land that flows with milk and honey!

It was also because of the trip that I started reading the bible and finding out more about God and His promised land more intently, and God surely rewarded me as the scales fell from my eyes, so to speak, as He opened my eyes to His amazing Grace and Love!

Just as the two disciples broke bread with Jesus (whom they didn't realise was Jesus!) while on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), they suddenly saw the light and realised that they were in the presence of Jesus! Yes, His amazing love does that to you.

I'm sharing a video of my time in Israel. Viewing the video is a way for me to re-visit Israel, and re-encounter my memorable moments there. I hope that it will take you on your Road to Emmaus too.

God bless!

Apr 14, 2011

Sitting at Jesus' Feet

In Luke 10:42, we learn that "but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

So often, we behave like Martha, rushing here and there in the busyness of the day, forgetting that Christ just wants us to sit at His feet and draw from Him, just like what Mary did. If only we can quieten ourselves to be still before Him and seek first His righteousness, all [these] things shall be added to us also, minus the stressful scurrying around.

I have to remind myself to sit at His feet. Very often, I worry about things - how things will turn out, what plans I need to put in place, what I need to conjecture, to manoeuvre, but I realise that I do not have the deep insights into things and His full wisdom. I can only trust in HIM to put all things together in the best way possible for me, in ways that only He can.

All that takes trust, and I admit that trusting completely in Him is not always easy. Sometimes, I tell Him, I trust you completely, but at the back of my mind, there's always that fear that things may not turn out the way I want them to. It takes courage and yes, trust, to be able to trust Him to lead me in the way I should go, and I am encouraged by the verse in Isaiah 48:17:

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go."

I would like to share three things that we should do today, from Roy Lessin, to establish us at the feet of Christ.

Three things to believe today

…know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Isaiah 43:10 AMP
1. Believe what Jesus has said. You cannot know what Jesus has said without knowing the Scriptures. His words are there for you to hear, to believe, to receive, and to obey. His words are true words, good words, living words, whole words, righteous words.
 Confess: I believe Jesus’ words, they are the foundation of my life.
2. Believe what God can do. Do not place any limits upon God. There is nothing too hard for the Lord, and with God nothing shall be impossible. Believe your life is in His hands and He is taking care of you.
Confess: I believe there is no limit to what God can do and I place no limits on His working in my life.
3. Believe the Holy Spirit’s leading. The Holy Spirit is in you and will guide you into all truth. He will reveal to you what you need to know, where you need to be, and when you need to do what He is directing you to do. Don’t lean upon your own understanding, but upon the Holy Spirit’s guiding. You can always trust His guidance because He always knows what He is doing.
Confess: I believe the Holy Spirit is leading me in the right path and without mistakes.

Apr 11, 2011

We are in the world but not of it

The church is not peripheral to the world, and the body of Christ has an active role to play as the light and salt of the earth.

There is power in the body of Christ: Matthew 18:20: For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.

And whatever that is agreed on earth will be done in Heaven. Amen!

Apr 9, 2011

He is Your God

Sharing something from Roy Lessin:

He’s Your God, Part 2

He’s your God in the busy,
He’s your God in the slow,
He’s your God in the coming,
He’s your God in the go.
He’s your God in the good time,
He’s your God in the tear,
He’s your God in the dark cloud,
He’s your God in the clear.
He’s your God in the harvest,
He’s your God in the drought,
He’s your God in the silence,
He’s your God in the shout.
He’s your God in the mountain,
He’s your God in the plain,
He’s your God in the losing,
He’s your God in the gain.
In light time and dark time
In the valleys and peaks,
He’s the God who holds you,
He’s the God who keeps.
I will take you by the hand and will keep you. Isaiah 42:6 AMP

Apr 6, 2011

How should we respond in the end times?

Dear all, 

Recent events in the world point to the end of the world. We don't know when it would happen but we know that it will happen.

The encouraging thing is that for believers in Christ, it's not a time for us to be discouraged but encouraged.

When I met with a friend recently, she mentioned that if the end of the world comes, it would be good if the family all went together with no one left behind. In a way, I agree, but wouldn't it be good if the family need not perish but be reunited in Heaven, and with God our maker as well?

You know I only wish the very best for you and your family. That's why I'm sending this message to you, to let you know of God's great love for you and your loved ones and He wants them saved, as so do I. You may have already heard of God and the bible. I hope that you will revisit Christ's message for you, and make a decision to accept Him as your true and living God. 

I have come to realise that accepting God has been the most important decision in my life and I have I can have assurance and hope in Him.

Do watch the video below and read the passage as well. If you would like to know more, do feel free to let me know.

Luke 21:
9 And when ye shall hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified: for these things must needs come to pass first; but the end is not immediately.

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 and there shall be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there shall be terrors and great signs from heaven.


25 And there shall be signs in sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and the billows; 26 men fainting for fear, and for expectation of the things which are coming on the world: for the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. 27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 

28 But when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; because your redemption draweth nigh.

In Christ, we can lift up our heads with expectation, as our redemption is near. Hallelujah!

Apr 5, 2011

Meet Me In The Meadow: The Blessing of Shalom

Taken from: Meet Me In The Meadow: The Blessing of Shalom

“Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom.” Judges 6:24

When we greet someone we usually say “hello” and when we leave we usually say “goodbye.” It is a nice social greeting but it really has no deep or profound meaning behind it. In Israel, however, when you greet someone or say goodbye the word is “Shalom.” “Shalom” is much more than a casual social greeting—it is a prayer, a blessing, a deep desire, and a benediction. It is a word that is packed with the full blessing of God. In Hebrew the word has many significant meanings throughout the Scriptures. The following blessing is a compilation of those meanings.
May you be whole in body, soul, and spirit as a result of being in harmony with God’s will and purpose for your life.
May His peace be your covering, your heart know His fullness,
and by His mighty power may you know victory over every enemy.
May He bring to pass the deepest desires of your heart.
May you know the healing power of His presence,
and the restoration of every broken relationship.
Through His sufficiency, may every need that you face
be met by His limitless resources.
May His covenant promises be fulfilled in your life and in your family.
May He bring you the greatest measure of contentment,
and the deepest satisfaction that your heart can possibly know.

Apr 4, 2011

Keeping Faith

First there were three: Faith, Hope and Love.

Then, there were two: Hope and Love.

Well, what happened, you may ask. The fact is that I lost Faith. In a split second, as I was washing the pendants under running water in my bathroom sink, Faith slipped away, and dropped swiftly out of sight into a watery maze of pipes.

There was a moment of stunned silence, then peace. I thought I would be upset. Well, I was, but I was surprised that I was not more upset. After all, one third of my favourite trilogy of pendants was gone, and I had been wearing them together very often, since I got them as a birthday present to myself about two years ago. I had grown used to tugging at the three pendants hanging from the silver chain hanging around my neck.

But now, there are two remaining. I could have been more upset, and disappointed that my fingers had let slip Faith.

But I knew that it was only the silver pendant, an outward manifestation, a reminder of my faith.

True faith remains - in my heart, mind and soul. In my Lord and God. Amen!

Hebrews 11:1 (King James Version)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

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