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Inspiration 03

Sophie inspired me today.

 

She snatched a toy from a friend today. She asked for it several times but her friend didn’t respond so she just snatched it. Her friend got really upset and she got really upset and her friend left. Anyways, we had a good talk with her about it and said she needed to apologize. Well, over dinner, we reminded her again and I offered to go with her to apologize but she got off her chair and said, "it’s ok, I can do it by myself" and went over and gave a beautiful apology and they hugged.

 

I watched her from afar and was really proud of her. If only I can apologize with such grace and humility.

Inspiration 02

2 things inspired me today.

 

1. Pris’ amazing collection of photos of her cooking over the past few years of being in Germany! Woah! Go Pris! :)

 

2. We saw a rabbit! A wild rabbit, just hoppin across the field from us. So cute.

Inspiration 01

I’m gonna start a daily series on anything that I see or experienced through the day that inspired me.

 

At the last leadership training I attended, we learnt about hope, having hope and Christianity is about sharing hope. A leader needs to communicate hope. The opposite of hope is being in despair and hopelessness. The world is full of stories of hopelessness and sometimes the more we share about our problems, the less hope we seem to have. One group leadership tip I learnt was, instead of going in a round to ask everyone how their week went where people tend to sympathise with each other and become more and more discouraged, we should instead let one person share at a time and immediately after that, lift their issues up in prayer and pray prayers of hope and expectation that our great God is here and in charge.

 

For me, sometimes opening my eyes to see things that inspire me gives me hope. I pray that the Lord will open my eyes to remind me of the hope that I have in Him.

 

Today I saw a girl on the base wearing a t-shirt that says "Women’s Soccer Championship". That inspired me and reminded me that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Anything. All things. How cool is that. 

 

 

This is my season on focusing on the hope that I’ve been called to and I’m looking towards a season of new things and breakthroughs.

 

So if you feel inspired, join me in blogging about the little things that inspire you each day.

Spiritual Mentoring

For the past two years, we have been part of spiritual mentoring group under Tony Horsfall. Tony who lives in the UK, is the author of "The Call to Intimacy". The group is made up of people from different churches (we are the youngest in the group!) and we meet up once every 3 months when Tony is in Singapore.

 

As part of the course, we had to do readings, reflections as well as spend a quiet day/retreat each time Tony is here. The focus of this programme is to position us to draw us closer and experience the deep love of the Father.

 

I emphasize position because a lot of times we are unable to hear God because we’re so caught up.

 

Every retreat has been precious because it is such a luxury to be able to spend extended time, away from the constant noise and just to sit at the feet of the Father. To listen, to talk, to fellowship with Him. At each retreat, the revelation has gotten deeper and deeper.

 

Tony has been such a real representation of the Father heart of God. It just feels so good to be around him. James and I have been really privileged to be cared by him. I say cared because it is just so much deeper than being mentored or even led. Thank God for you Tony (I hope you are reading this! :)) Oh yes! And the group has been amazing company in this journey too. Everyone has been so humble and it’s great learning together.

 

YEP! We’ve graduated (even though we’ve been so bad at handing up assignments, thank you God and Tony for the grace extended) from the programme and we’re moving onto the next stage!

Passage of the Season

Psalm 1

BOOK I : Psalms 1-41

 1 Blessed is the man
       who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked
       or stand in the way of sinners
       or sit in the seat of mockers.

 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
       and on his law he meditates day and night.

 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water,
       which yields its fruit in season
       and whose leaf does not wither.
       Whatever he does prospers.

 4 Not so the wicked!
       They are like chaff
       that the wind blows away.

 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
       nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
       but the way of the wicked will perish.

 

My current problem: I meditate on what people say/think more than what God says/think. Worry = Meditate :)

People who norm pray for me, pls keep me in prayer that I will get a breakthrough in this area. Thanks. :) I see breakthru coming coz God is faithful!!

 

Amazing God

An old friend of James’ popped by just now with her mum. They’ve been friends for long long time (she was 16 i think) and she’s walked a long journey and recently accepted Christ. Amazing story of an amazing God.

What was also amazing was that they brought us snow skin mooncakes. You wouldn’t believe it but i’ve been praying and craving for some. I think i almost specifically asked the Lord for 8 small ones. haha…  And He gave us the best!

Mini Snow-Skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle and Ganache from Raffles Hotel. They were heavenly!!!!!!!!!!! And i really mean heavenly…. You can get them online on the Raffles Hotel Gift site.

The fool says there is no God

Something struck me today and i wanted to share with you.

As i was praying with James this morning, i realised, also reflecting
from today’s devotion from 40 Days Fast book, that our flesh cries out
that there is NO GOD. The world cries out that there is NO GOD.
Everything within us cries out there is NO GOD. And how much we need to
fight that thought! The world tells us there is NO GOD so live whatever
way you want and do it however you want. Without restraint.

BUT the Spirit of God within us cries out, ailing, THERE IS A GOD. I AM HERE. I LIVE WITHIN YOU.
My Father cries out for me, in the midst of my flesh being weak.

My Father is a Father of relationship. He cries out for me.

We so much need to be reminded in our time and age that GOD IS HERE,
VERY MUCH ALIVE, VERY MUCH SOVEREIGN, VERY BIG, VERY MIGHTY, VERY
ABLE…
That gave Daniel the courage to stand strong and stand firm. It’s not
something he felt, it’s something he knew and constantly fought to
remember. 

I pray that today you too WILL know that GOD IS HERE. He is involved whether or not you feel it.
It’s really encouraging…

Renewal

Down at your feet O Lord
Is the most high place
In your presence Lord
I seek Your face
I seek Your face

And there is no higher calling
And no greater honor
Than to bow
And kneel before your throne
I’m amazed at your glory
Embraced by your mercy
Oh Lord I live to worship you

This song has been ringing in my heart. Also sensed today that the Lord
wants me to use this blog for His glory more effectively. Not sure what
that means yet but will begin to seek Him about it. Also was reminded
at communion today that my call is to be His servant – to serve like
how Jesus served his disciples by washing their feet.

Revelation

When we begin to see how God can use us in our
weakness, then we see that we can fail and don’t have to be perfect.
That will give God the opportunity to use us however and whenever.
That’s when we realise that it’s really not about us but about Him and
His power. Coz when we’re weak and something great happens, how can it be about us?

Are you willing for God to use you in your weakness?

When you are down and out and say God here i am, use me and you’ll see the power of God revealed.

I miss YWAM days

Today i was attending the GoFest mission leaders
training by YWAM… all familiar faces jo, reg, tee, julia etc… and
kept thinking throughout that I really miss my YWAM days. Hearing their
story after story of how God is so real and how the Holy Spirit speaks
so clearly even as they pack for the mission trip telling them what to
bring and what to do with it, reminded me of the many trips that i’ve
taken previously.

I remember
ooty, india 2002 – where God gave me a specific message for the women
of india when i was in KL, a week before we got to india and i was
wondering when i will get to share it when we got to india and Sarah
did not put me on for any preaching until the last day of the outreach
where we were ministering in an all women’s small group. that was
awesome, the words just came like that!

india 2002 – Another instance where we were praying for a mute lady in
this obsure village in india and suddenly God asked me to sing “come to
the father” in english to the lady and i did and she started crying
when i asked the field missionary to translate he said that she didn’t
have a father and he asked her to pray and suddenly she started
speaking! wow!

serve 2003 – I happened to be standing next to this girl and she’s
chinese educated and i’m like atrocious at chinese. I asked her if i
could pray with her and she was really hesistant but she said ok and
the Lord gave me 2 words and i prayed really simply in chinese, the
best that i could. And when i mentioned the two words, she started
tearing and i could just feel the breakthru and suddenly her
countenance changed and she was so receptive towards prayer and even
asked if we were coming back again coz she wanted to know more.

philippines 2004 – “LITTLE DAVIDS!” This was one of the best mission
trips that i’ve had the priviledge of leading, actually pretty much
using the mentoring skills that we learnt at Fever 04, same as what we
covered today. So it was great to recap those things. God was so real
in every way, not just to me but everyone on the team. We were shown
signs after signs. During the intercession times we had prior to going,
God kept showing us verses and directed our steps and vision and when
we got there, He kept confirming it! I guess the most lasting impact is
that we’re still in touch w the pastors there and our rep WL goes there
every holidays! In fact she’s right there now! :)

I miss being out there. I miss being surrounded by a group of fanatic i
wanna please God pp. I miss real God stories. I need to hear more. That
my faith may rise. I need to exercise my faith more. That i may see
more.

Thank you God for YWAM days…

In awe

“Be silent before the Sovereign Lord, for the day of the Lord is near.” Zep 1:7

In Christ Alone




Christ

Originally uploaded by Ai_Ling.

Daniel sent me this last nite. Thanks Dan! It’s really sweet.

Christ is found in the most unlikeliest places. It’s so true. I really need to keep remembering that.

Hide me now under your wings
Cover me within your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
And i will be still and know You are God

And i will run to you
To Your words of truth
Not by might
Nor by power
But by the spirit of God
And i will run the race
Till I see your face
O let me live in the glory of your grace