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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Life

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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Poetry

Dear God

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Dear God,

I thank you for being my Sheperd,
And for loving me with no effort.
You always lead me to the river,
Covering me with peace on the green pasture.
You console me when my heart gets cold,
Trust is in You who redeemed my soul.

Hold me tight when I say these prayers,
I pray for them as they are naysayers.
For those who not yet know the Way,
Help them know Him before their bones decay.
Heavy is this burden I cry in sorrow,
I hope they choose the road that’s narrow.

The time is running short, O my Shepherd,
But life’s shorter just like matches that burnt.
Jesus came to trade His life for lives,
How could this great deed be unrecognised?
You did save me now please save them,
Before they are all drown in this mayhem.

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Thoughts, Video

Worshipping The French Way

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France is well known for their wine, cheese, cuisine, arts, museums, monuments, high fashion, great perfumes, skin cares, tour de France etc (Oh, did I forget the French kiss?!?). But I am still in search of the French Worship. Since I am living in France for quite a while now, I am yearning for a unique worship i.e. worshipping in French, the French way.

Looking for French Worship groups or bands to me is like looking for a needle in a haystack; it’s so hard to find! Many times I’d stumble on the songs that are sung by Canadian or African francophones or the French songs that have been translated from English. They are pretty good, but I just wish that France would produce more of their own original worship music.

Fortunately, I at least found one of the French Worship bands that is original and relevant. Oh, what a relief! Glorious (the band) is formed in 2002 by three brothers from Valence; Aurélien, Benjamin and Thomas Pouzin. Their worshipping style is electro-pop, which is one of my cups of tea. They recently launched their new single from the album called Église Lyon Centre (Lyon Centre Church), which will be out during Easter next year.

Here is a little taste of Glorious: Notre Père (Our Father).

Here is the lyric video.

This song is simply extracted from The Lord’s Prayer. It expresses our hearts as God’s children to our Heavenly Father. I find French itself, is a beautiful language. The language gets even more fascinating when it is sung as worship. I think God is happy when He hears His children singing to Him in many languages. French is one of them and it should be sung as it is more often.

Anyway, if you fell in love with this French Worship, feel free to find out more bands at Rejoyce Musique which launches a few French Christian bands. Yes, like I said earlier, there are not as many French Worship or Christian bands out there. I wish there will be more to come, in Jesus’ name.

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Film

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Most (re-titled The Bridge in some countries) is a short and beautiful Czech film. Made in 2003 and directed by Bobby Garabedian. Written and produced by American actor William Zabka. The music score was created by John Debney (Passion of the Christ).

This film reminds me of God’s love for all of us. I can watch it over and over just to remind myself what He’s done to save us. If you have not heard of or seen this film yet, feel free watch it here.

I hope you enjoy the film. ♡

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Thoughts, Video

Music gives you wings

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Music…to me is like an energy drink; I feel great after consuming it.

The Good Christian Music Blog is where I discover new bands and the taste of new sounds. It’s awesome how the GCMB provides so many genres of music. You can easily choose different kinds of tunes through their playlists. I usually select one and let it roll.

So far I’ve been into Electronica and Hip Hop lately. They are my favourite source of energy. Like after waking up in the morning, I’d turn on some beats that lift me up and I’ll be ready for the day. Christian music makes me feel like as if I have wings; I can stay high up all day and my heart is happy.

Here are 2 samples of Electronica that I really like. They are easy listening. Every time I put on my favourite headphone and sit on my sweet spot, I’d be gone into the space.

Below are Hip Hop samples. I hand picked the ones that ain’t so agressive. Just in case you cannot handle the beats so I choose the 2 songs that would rather soothe your ears. Hope you enjoy them and feel great afterwards.

If you dig the tunes, feel free to subscribe, like and share The Good Christian Music Blog’s Youtube Channel.👍

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