Film, Life, Video

Let’s Make a Stand

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You may already know by now that I like to watch stuff on YouTube. I recently stumbled on a video called Decoding The Book of Revelation. And I was like… Hmm, interesting! Revelation is one of my favourite books in the Bible.

After watching it I was thinking, geez the Christians in the early days were so bold and brave; they wouldn’t deny Jesus even when they were facing death. Would I be able to stand firm if my faith in Christ is being tested? The monkeys in my brains jumped frantically before I nodded my head.

Jesus said this:
“I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth!”
Revelation 3:15‭-‬16 NLT
Dear readers, let’s make a stand today whether hot or cold. I personally think that I don’t have anything to lose. For I’d rather spend my life with God in heaven than the eternity in hell! Jesus was having you and me in His mind when he was tortured and then crucified on the Cross. He bored all our sins and shame because He loved us so much. Yes, that was fierce. Yes, that was bold and brave. He chose to be with us, now it is time to choose Him.
I’ve made up my mind. ❤
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Life

Lessons from my little man

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G’ day!

It’s been so long since I last posted a blog. Do I miss it? Nay… I’ve been too busy looking after my bub.

But I recently have been so compelled to write a small blog. It’s something about God… My big God.

I think God has a sense of humour when it comes to teaching a lesson. Sometimes He would teach me stuff through my baby. Can you imagine learning stuff from a baby?

These are a few things my little man taught me about God.

1. God is a provider
You may have heard this many times that God is a provider. I have too. But I didn’t get it until I had a baby. It is incredible how before God created people, He created earth and animals first. So His people had a place to live and food to eat. Now thinking back, I found myself running back and forth preparing things before my baby’s arrival. This is only an act of a mere (wo)man. How much do you think God would do for you?

2. God doesn’t see my flaws
Many times I said to myself that I wish I could be a better mum or simply a better person. But when I look at my son and he looks back at me and I’m like, “How can you look at me with those loving eyes like that?” He doesn’t care if I don’t comb my hair or sometimes I even smell like onions. He looks past that and it’s all good! Yes, God’s love is like that too, I kid you not. He loves us though we are sinners. He blesses us though we think we don’t deserve any. God looks past all the flaws.

3. God has never been too far
Every time my baby cried I would say, “I’m here little bub, I’m not far away.” I think God is like that to us too when it comes to a close relationship. Every time we think we are in trouble or scared, God has never been too far. He is just a prayer a way.

You see, God is really funny. He taught me a few things through my baby. 🙂

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Childhood Memories

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On a rainy day. I sit down on the couch with a cup of tea…

Me: Hey babe, I remember there were some Christians who came to my primary school when I was a kid.

Hubby: Really? What did they do there?

Me: Well, they gave us these little and colouful booklets that talked about Jesus who healed sick people even children.

Hubby: And?

Me: I didn’t think that Jesus was real and there was God. But I liked to flip through pages though. The booklets were nice and those Christians smiled all the time.

Hubby: When I was younger, I met this Christian woman on the plane. She asked me about the book I was reading.

Me: What was it?

Hubby: No Gods, No Masters.

Me: Hard to read?

Hubby: Yep!

Me: Then what happened?

Hubby: Then she kept talking about this Jesus thing, a tree being planted by the river. I was only half listening.

Me: That didn’t make you believe in God, eh?

Hubby: Nope, not until I met you!

Me: Yeah, I met God again many years later, like in my late teenage years.

My classmate mentioned about his Christian upbringing. We hung out a lot and one day I visited his Youth Group. Then he asked me if I wanted to visit his church on Sunday, and I agreed.

That was when I met God; I cried so much when I saw a pastor laying his hand on sick people. It brought back some memories from the booklets I read as a child. I was overwhelmed that day.

Since then I was so wondering what the church was and if God was real so I kept going to my classmate’s church until I moved away.

Then one day my dad was having a triple bypass surgery. The doc said he had only less than 10% chance to live. We were told to be prepared for the loss. I remembered how my classmate prayed so I prayed. That was the first time actually I cried out to God…God alone.

Then there was a miracle that my dad survived the surgery. So I kept praying every day for his recovery, and he did! I really thank God that He healed my dad. Even with the coma that he recently had.

I just hope and pray that my family will get saved too. God is so good and He is real. Now I think that we both had heard about God in our early years and we didn’t accept Him.

Hubby: No baby, we didn’t. I took us years. I remember, I prayed for my dad when I was 14 while he was in a surgery after he fell on a glacier, then into a hole of ice. I wasn’t even brought up in a Christian family. But I didn’t know what else to do. So I asked God if He was real, and pleaded Him to save my dad. And my dad survived!

Me: And you still didn’t believe in God back then?

Hubby: No, not until I met you! LoL.

Me: LoL. God is good, babe.  🙂

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Beautiful Eulogy

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I’ve been listening to the Beautiful Eulogy lately while spending a quiet time reflecting about my whole life in 2014.

Honestly, the year didn’t end well for me because I received a bad news from my family about my dad being in a coma. They were all supposed to enjoy their vacation in Thailand. And now it just got messy.

Four days prior the year ended, the day started beautifully as it was the first day of snow in town. I remember I had my morning walk with thanks giving to the Creator. I thanked Him for the snow and many things. I loved feeling the snowflakes on my face. I enjoyed hearing the sound of snow being crushed under my feet while walking and smelling the fresh air. God was so awesome.

Then I returned home and felt so sick in my stomach. The news hit me hard and it broke my heart. I felt very angry and stuck. I cried heaps and my eyes were sore. Adding to that, I felt as if my spirit was being crushed like a bug. But then I realised that there was only a thin line between life and death, praise and curse. So I chose to lift myself up with music and prayers, proclimaing His words.

Today is the first day of 2015. I thank God that He is always good and faithful to me. Many times things happen in life and I don’t really get them. Many things just leave me stunned and I feel like punching the wall. But thank God I can choose. I choose life and praising Him no matter what.

In the midst of this mess, I must remind myself that God is always good…and awesome.

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