This news is interesting to me as I really love the "Breath of Heaven" album, and touched by it when I was young, and it was one of the album that had great influence to my musical style (besides other album like Tom Inglis's "We are One", Jacque deShetler's "Shout it Loud", and etc).
what's the purpose of your life? what's the meaning of your life? what's the essence of your life? is it your life or His life?
"I could tell u hundred and one ways of how i want my life to be, but somehow i just cant find one that matches better then what He has for me."
I could not remember since when I feel so much for the mission. Perhaps since the day I realize that God has been so good to me until I feel guilty of keeping it to myself.
mission is His calling to every one of us, mission is not only going oversea to reach out the people there, but it's everywhere. in fact, we are in the mission field, with every single face we meet in our daily life.
Lord, let me not be the scarecrow in the field, standing there yet dint do anything, let me be part of your harvest crew, let me share the joy of your harvest season, this is what i pray, IJN, amen
*some random thought at late night*
btw, just managed to find back a album named Passion Worship Band - Live Worhsip from 268 generation (published in 1998). a very mission album which happens to be an album which accompanied me during my early secondary school time. Wow, already 9 years ago. haha
We will give ourselves no rest 'Till Your Kingdom comes on earth We've positioned watchmen on the walls Now our prayers will flow like tears For You've shared Your heart with us God of Heaven, on our knees we fall
Come down in power, reveal Your heart again Come hear our cries, the tears that plead for rain
Chorus: We're knocking, knocking on the door of heaven We're crying, crying for this generation We're praying for Your Name to be known in all of the earth We're watching, watching on the walls to see You We're looking, looking for a time of breakthrough We're praying for Your Word to bear fruit in all of the earth All of the earth
Verse 1: When I see the beauty of a sunset's glory, Amazing artistry across the evening sky When I feel the mystery of a distant galaxy It awes and humbles me to be loved by a God so high
Chorus: What can I do but thank You, What can I do but give my life to You Halle- lu- jah, hallelujah What can I do but praise You, Everyday make everything I do a hallelu - jah A hallelujah, hallelu - jah
Verse 2: When I hear the story of a God of mercy Who shared humanity and suffered by our side Of the cross they nailed You to, that could not hold You Now You're making all things new by the power Of Your risen life
"I have made a lot decisions up till now, some were disappointing, some were satisfactory, but none of the decisions I’d ever made better than choosing to believe in Him, because He turns my disappointment into satisfaction, sorrow into joy, loneliness into companionship, fear into peace, insufficiency into abundance, plus a 24/7 helpline, on-site help and an eternal life."
"A decision to believe in your creator does not guaranteed a smooth and easy life, but it gives you lifetime warranty on assurance, acceptance, providence, companionship, encouragement, restoration, hope and an abundant life."
"There are times of happiness, there are times of anxiety and hopeless, but I know, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for He is with me; His rod and His staff, they comfort me." (Psalm 23) above are the 3 version i'm inspired to write out. but too bad the first two really hard to find the exact bible verses to reinforce it...
after "slided back" to church, sometimes still feel that i've lost a lot of chances that i was once given previously, but i know rights and chances are not meant to be fought for, but to be given to. He knows every single thoughts i have, He understands every single wish i make; but wish is what i've made, path is what he has planned, i rather walk in His way and not fulfilling my own wish so that i wont obstruct what He already has for me, even though the wish i make may seems appropriate. He can use us in any situation, not necessary in church only, just be humble and flexible.
Kinda nervous for the SDJ concert, but I'm glad to be there.
I've been waited desperately for this summer holidays since the first day i started the previous semester. It might be sounded kind of saddening 'cause it seems like campus life is all about sufferings for me, which I cant wait to get rid of...
Yeah, it finally comes, 3 months of summer holidays, but I'm still as busy as usual, but the different thing compared term times is that I enjoy what I'm doing, what I'm busy in, and most importantly a time for me to relieve from the stress of school...
Meanwhile, busy in church ministry, church camp next week, practicing for band performance, doing my free lance by computer servicing and DIY computer (want to know more? click here), editing the software development project with a primary school, supporting that primary school on the software, developing my freelance website, picking up multimedia design, and a lot more... ha... but I do enjoy it, seriously =)
Well, but I won't forget how I went into backsliding stage before. The path to backslide is simple, quite standard... When you're overwhelmed by what you do, you feel alright, you feel that you can handle, then you'll face problem which you can't overcome, 'cause we're weak man after all if we don't stay in God (Jn 15:4-5 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. (MKJV))... then you'll feel that God is not with you, you feel depressed, lose your faith... when you lose your faith, then you backslide, then gone case... But, the crucial point is how sensitive and alert you are during the initial stage of backsliding, if you know you've to abide in Him at all times, you'll pray and you can keep the faith...
We're human, human is not perfect, what you do might be important, but nothing is more essential than your personal and intimate time with God, if you feel that you're overwhelmed by what you're doing, "take a break, have a chit chat", not to who but to Him la. ha...Don't be the one who gained the whole world but lost himself.
...encourage you; encourage myself...
Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world, That fight for our love, and our passion, As our eyes are open wide and on you. Grant us the privilege of your world view, And may your kingdom be, what wakes us up, and lays us down. (taken from Tobymac - Lose My Soul)