Thursday, June 16, 2005

Five-Finger Prayer

Just read this, I thought it was really interesting and I wanted to share it with you.

So begin your prayers by praying for those closes to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved one is, as C.S. Lewis said, a "sweet duty".

Pray for those who heal, teach, and instruct. This includes doctors, teachers and ministers. They need wisdom in pointing others in the right direction.

It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president and leaders in business and industry. These people shape our nation. They need God's guidance.

This is our weakest finger. It reminds us to pray for the weak, those in trouble or in pain. You cannot pray enough for them.

This is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. The Bible says, "He who is least among you all--he is the greatest" (Luke 9.48). After you've prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into perspective.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

What's the difference...

...between a baker and a heavy sleeper? One bakes the bread and the other breaks the bed! At 4.30am, I was officially a heavy sleeper! Woke up and decided to go to the washroom, when I tried to get off my bed, I heard a loud thump. Thump! And I felt my bed sinking! Slightly dazed, eyes were half shut when I switched on the lights to investigate what happened. To my horror of horrors, my bed broke! ... I just got this bed last week for my birthday. I was pretty upset because it's new and I absolutely love it. But I can't believe that the bed frame gave way. *sniff* *sniff* Maybe because it's an 8-inch mattress with a 80kg guy lying on top of it. Just gave a call to the furniture shop, they will be coming to investigate and see if I can get it repaired or get a replacement. Hmmm... well, looks like I have to resort to sleeping on the floor for now.

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Saturday, June 04, 2005

In The Month of May...

... 14th May 2005, a new member in the family, Yen Zi,

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Baby Yen Zi, 2.57kg...
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... 23rd May 2005, first trip to Shanghai!
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Shanghai Airport...
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... 25th May 2005 received drips for my Tonsillittis in Shanghai Hospital
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... 27th May 2005 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, IAN!!!
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... 28th May 2005 9th Malaysian Cell Church Conference in DUMC
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Dr. Dale Galloway speaking leadership...
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Friday, June 03, 2005

The Wind Chill Factor...

Was there a time where you experienced the power of God at work? Where things that took days to accomplish only took hours? Broken relationships that were mended even when you thought there was no hope left? Enter the Wind Chill Factor of God today! Recently, I learnt this new principle. During winter, when the temperature is about -2 degrees, when there is wind, the temperature could drop to -20 degrees. The wind causes the temperature to drop in a matter of seconds. This form of acceleration is called the Wind Chill Factor. I have recently experienced one of this "Wind Chill Factor" moments in my life. You see, I'm the coordinator for the Campus Youth camp this year at my church. And I was having a prayer time with the speaker--Uncle See Lok who happens to be Johann's dad and Pr. Mike--our Youth Pastor. Things appeared slow when we were discussing on certain issues and on what we needed to do during the camp. But when the speaker, Uncle See Lok started to pray and asking God to grant us wisdom, things started to happen. We were in the Wind Chill Factor of God! Things started to accelerate and without knowing, we managed to finish what we needed to do for the camp. Not only that, we mapped out the entire outline of the camp messages and also what we needed to do before and after the camp. We even had a breakthrough in how we could make it a learning experience not only for the campus youth but also for the volunteers present. It was an amazing time. And did I mentioned that all these happened in an hour and a half? It seems like so little effort on our part but God somehow made the most out of it for us. It was awesome! In which area of your life that you need the Wind Chill Factor of God? Areas that you feel you need a breakthrough? Your relationships? Your job? Your calling? Your ministry? Ask God for Wind Chill Factor moments in your life. May He continue to expand and enlarge your life!