Thursday, February 23, 2012

What is LENT for me?

Three pillars of Lenten observance: fasting, prayer, almsgiving.

when i woke this morning, i realised that today is the third day of Lent already.
For those who observe the Holy season, Lent is a time for reflection and sacrifice.
i asked myself, how far have I been sacrificing for my Daddy God?

Let's observe the needs of the three pillars of Lent.

1. Fasting. For me, to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday is a good way to develop my self-control. it's just a small sacrifice, compared to Jesus who had died on the cross for our sins.
I found out that abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent also good for allowing me to control my appetite of eating too much 'good foods'. Try not to eat something that you love, such as sweet foods.
Yesterday's Gospel reading reminds us of 'take up our cross and follow Him'.
let's reflect.

2. Increase in Prayer. Prayer is a communication with God. Speak to Him. and LISTEN. It brings us closer to Him.

3. Almsgiving. Be generous people. Care for those in need and never refuse to give help.
in Matt 25:35 :

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

LENT is not a kill joy season, instead it leads us to the joy of having a spiritual growth.

May God bless you!

Monday, February 13, 2012

What Does The Bible Say About Being Single?

this morning, i encountered some interesting articles regarding singleness.

suddenly, I recalled back what i've learn in Youth Gathering last Friday. As long as you've not married yet, you are still considered single. Why I said so?
32 I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord’s affairs—how he can please the Lord. 33 But a married man is concerned about the affairs of this world—how he can please his wife— 34 and his interests are divided. An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband. 35 I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:32-35

In Christian's life, marriage should be based on a decision guided by the Holy Spirit. Marriage is a commitment. Allow Him to choose your life partner instead of letting you yourself decide for you own partner, and then asking for His approval. We can depend on Him in this important decision. If we totally commit everything into Him, we will never be disappointed in the one He sends into our lives.

To those who haven't have a life partner nor not in a steady relationship, do not be worry if God has not send someone to your life yet.
No need to be anxious in looking for a mate. Do not be like this...'look to the right, is he the one..look to the left,is he the one?
If you seek Jesus and please Him, rather than being concerned about a mate, soon you will find the right one, given by Him, in His perfect time.
Pray, pray and keep pray for it. The good Lord surely wants to bring a mate to those who will ask Him and have the patience to wait for His choice.

Being single is a precious chance which we can use to experience a closer communion with God. If a marriage cannot glorify the Lord, it would be better to remain alone.

So, make use of it. Look for someone who has fear for the Lord, and i'm sure you will have a blessed and wonderful marriage.

God bless!

Monday, February 6, 2012

My weekend :D

'surrounded' by food and family, that's more than enough for me.
a productive weekend.
except for assignment =.=

some of my home made food: waffle n Laksa Sarawak!
enjoy the

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

People called it 'a month of LOVE'

today is 1st of February.
:D a new day, a new month.
What's so special about February?
most ppl said that it's a month which is full of love.
no doubt, diff ppl hv diff opinion.

but, for me, it doesnt necessarily that we need to show our love on February. instead, we can show it everyday.
love, respect and treat ppl around you with love and care.

to my family, relatives, friends and all my loved ones, i love you all.
You guys are God's special gifts for me :)