Sunday, December 30, 2007

Great is Thy faithfulness

Who am i, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me?

Are you serious? this God, in all His majesty, would reach out to my heart, and calm the battles raging within me?

i mean, why bother?

but He bothers. very much indeed. so much so that He sent His One and only Son as a payment for my imperfections, so that in His eyes, I become perfect.

and that, as another year approaches, is what i thank God for, having made the year another wonderful one with His love's ultimate gift.

this past year was a big year for me. i went for National Service, got my SPM results and started university.

there were times i trusted God more, there were times i took Him for granted.

i grew in my walk with Jesus, i grew in my character.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come
'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

as God blesses me with another year of living for Him, i pray for more intimacy with Him, perseverence in everything i face, and more pocket money. okay, maybe the last one not so much.

Through it all

You are forever in my life
You see me through the seasons
Cover me with Your hand
And lead me in Your righteousness

And I look to You
And I wait on You

I will sing to You, Lord
A hymn of love
For Your faithfulness to me
Im carried in everlasting arms
Youll never let me go
Through it all

Hallelujah, hallelujah

Monday, December 24, 2007

the hopes and fears of all the years are met in Thee tonight.

it's 12.30am so technically it's one day to Christmas.

the presents under the tree is nearing their unwrapping.
i got hannah something totally out of my budget, and way big. so she's been guessing. bekah gave her a clue, that the gift starts with c and ends with r. she used the dictionary for the first time in her life i think.
ok maybe not.

so for now, she thinks it's either a chair, a calculator, a calendar, a cucumber or a chandelier.
i won't let it out in case she reads this before midnight today, though i doubt it. Christmas eve is a busy day.

it's hard to stay focused on the true cause of Christmas celebration amidst worldly commercials.
still, as Christians, Christmas is one of the best times to witness to others about Jesus. and we must not lose sight of that.

i will sit, and meditate, and probe my feelings. will Christmas still be Christmas if on the 25th i'm alone in my room with no celebration or presents whatsoever? only a time for me to privately thank God for the birth of Jesus.

nothing makes me more happy than when my answer is yes. when i know that to me, Christmas is nothing more than the beginning of God's salvation plan in action.

if you have not accepted Jesus into your lives, however elaborate your Christmas may be, you are being restraint from the true joy of Christmas.

that this God, has come close enough to us. Immanuel- God with us. that human are able to touch, kiss Him not knowing they have kissed God.

indeed, that is the true joy of Christmas.

Blessed Christmas (:

Christmas isn't Christmas.

Christmas isn't Christmas till it happens in your heart
Somewhere deep inside you is where Christmas really starts
So give your ehart to Jesus, you'll discover when you do
That it;s Christmas really Christmas for you.

Jesus brings warmth like a winter fire
A light like a candle glow
He's waiting now to come inside
As He did so long ago
Jesus brings gifts of truth and life
And makes them bloom and grow
So welcome Him with a song of joy
And when He comes you'll know, that-

Saturday, December 22, 2007

do you feel what i mean?

wow. it has been a busy 3 weeks break begun last saturday after our 2nd test. the purpose of this break is to study for another test- our finals. what else, right?so for the past week i've been taking full advantage of the after-exam fever (ignoring the coming one la). i've been going out everyday. now i have to seriously consider the fact that i have a lot to cover in only about 2 weeks.

genting with my family was fun. but i was never made for thrill rides. so genting was never my favourite getaway. still, this trip, i braved more rides than i'd have dared to before.hannah took the space shot by herself. you can kill me, skin me and eat me but you can never get me on that freak ride.

being the more intelligent ones, bekah and i went and fed ourselves while hannah lined up and mum and dad went and check in.

besides that, the outing yesterday with ashy and sue yen is also worth mentioning cause Alvin and the chipmunks and National Treasure 2 rockss!!! oh, and of course the quality time we had was good. haha.

oh, watched i am legend with uni friends. it was.. err.. ok la. not jumping about it. but like hiewmun points out, steph and i were still laughing the whole movie while she was hiding behind dom's shirt. no la=P

we met nick and the gang, and gosh, i didn't know Gan can grow even taller.
that picture cannot be uploaded. maybe gan's too tall he takes up too much memory or something. haha.

i really have a lot to tell. i'll save it for another post.
i miss some people. what happened to our friendship?

Saturday, December 08, 2007

i guess i let you get the best of me

it's been awhile. i've been kept busy with studies.

i had a great birthday. from midnight till well, midnight, i got lots of sms-es and calls. my ns friends actually remembered, and hearing from them made me really miss the times we had.

watched mr magorium's wonder emporium after class with rachel, queenie and jennifer.
hiewmun, dominic and joshua went and got me the cake the day before. on the day, the surprise was ruined just because i'm too alert for my own good. or maybe they were just too obvious.

God's been so good. 18 years of living has proved God's faithfulness.
This song sums my 18 years of life with God.

Brian Littrell- You Keep Giving Me
So many reasons to be thankful
So many blessings that I can't repay
And I never would've made it here without You
Sending angels to guide me on my way

You keep givin' me joy
You keep givin' me happiness
You keep givin' me hope
You keep givin' me everything I wish
You keep givin' holding me on
When I'm about to fall
And if even all of that was not enough
You keep givin' me love(You're givin', You're givin' me love)

I know that I'm not always easy
And I know I put You through some trying days
But in spite of all the worries that I gave You
No, You never let my Angels get away

You keep givin' me joy
You keep givin' me happiness
You keep givin' me hope
You keep givin' me everything I wish
You keep givin' holding me on
When I'm about to fall
And if even all of that was not enough
You keep givin' me love

Have I told You lately (have I told ya)
How Your love has saved me
It takes me to place I've only dreamed
I'm so thankful, Lord, for sending me angels

You keep givin' me joy
You keep givin' me happiness
You keep givin' me hope
You keep givin' me everything I wish
You keep givin' holding me
When I'm about to fall
And if even all of that was not enough[X2]
You send angels to guide me from up above
You just keep gvin' me
You just keep givin' me love

yesss, it says happy birthday sarah bananah. they can't even get the spelling right.
obviously, someone needs to refine their cake-cutting tecniques.