Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Reflection

Yesterday was my last day of class in uni. This morning, as I sat in the roof garden, I started to reflect on the past 4 years. Tough as they have been, I had many things to thank God for. An excerpt from my journal:

"As I think back on my past 4 years, I can truly be thankful that God has always been with me. As I go through the past few years of my life, the poignant thing that stands out is how God has been my only constant and will always be. From then till now, culture has changed here and there. New fads have come, old fads have gone. Facebook is in, friendster not so. Some names in the media are no longer as hot as they used to be.

I look around and I see many circumstances have changed. My environment has changed somewhat. In church, younger ones are starting to become more active, some others have entered new phases in life. Friends have changed, friendships and relationships too. Dynamics are dynamically changing. In school, the group of friends whom I first started hanging out with have somewhat dispersed. I leave school with a different set of close friends.

Even I have changed. My perspectives, the way I handle issues and circumstances, my likes and dislikes, what I spend my time doing and who I spend time with, all these things have morphed over the years. It gets scary thinking what life will be like after a few more years have passed. I wonder who I'll be and what the world will be like.

The only comfort I can take is that I have a God who is the same yesterday, today and forever. His life, character, truth, ways, and purposes do not change. And it is truly because He lives that I can face tomorrow. "

At the beginning of the year, I remember writing DGMs on God the unchangeable. I opened the file again today and was even more convicted of what I had written a few months ago. Indeed, my unchangeable God is a God who is worth trusting and obeying and who is worth serving with my entire being.

Then hear, O gracious Savior, accept the love we bring,
That we who know your favor may serve you as our King;
And whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill,
We’ll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless You still:
To marvel at Your beauty and glory in Your ways,
And make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

interesting article

and a video to go along.

What if I stumble? - DC Talk

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

"There is an endless song
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring
And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You
Knowing You'll see me through
And sing the songs You give

I can sing in the troubled times
Sing when I win
I can sing when I lose my step
And fall down again
I can sing 'cause You pick me up
Sing 'cause You're there
I can sing 'cause You hear me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can sing with my last breath
Sing for I know
That I'll sing with the angels
And the saints around the throne"

- How can I keep from singing, Chris Tomlin