Friday, December 31, 2010

Life is Short

2010 ends today...2011 starts tomorrow...the world ends in 2012 (errrrr...???)

Life is getting shorter n shorter, no time to waste. Some people ask me why do i always do crazy things, well it is because our life is short and we don’t know how short it can be.

I am young and I am surrounded with young friends. We enjoyed ourselves by having fun and going out together but 1 thing that we try not to forget, which is to bring God out with us also. As a youth, i like fun things, we like fun things. In gatherings, we prefer the energetic type of worship by shouting and jumping, well basically because it’s fun at our age and we like it, it gives us the mood/feeling to worship. I don't really know about the other’s opinion about why they do this in worship, but as for me, I jump for God, I dance for God and I shout for God. This is my performance to my ONLY Audience, Jesus.

 Praise and Worship Sessions during LifeFire Camp

Ecclesiastes 12:1 - Don't let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and say "Life is not pleasant anymore."

I try to get a life, youth life that I can experience 1st hand the meaning of worshipping God in action and not only in Gatherings through Praise & Worship and Sharing sessions. By encountering real life situations, instead of just understanding God through testimonies of other people, I can experience God myself. From time to time as I do this, God becomes more and more alive in me. Different people have different ways but this is (at this time) my way of getting to be closer to God.

My holiday will finish soon and I’m going back to UMS on the 1st of January. Hey, that’s tomorrow! Despite this short holiday that I have here in Kuching, I feel very happy because God gave me full package holiday plan.

Full Package Holiday Plan:
A very energetic youth and lively experience which includes:-
-          Fun
-          Excitement
-          Watching beautiful scenery
-          Eating delicious food
-          Hanging out with friends
-          Sad
-          Traumatic
-          Exhausting
-          Scary
-          Suicide Mission
-          Helping injured
-          Giving Hope
-          Giving Help
-          Giving laughter
*This package includes free enjoyment with families and friends with real live event featuring Jesus.

 BBQ and Steambot

 Catman and Catwoman


 Dayak's Bridge

Drink time

Enjoying the breeze 


 Group Photo

 Eat! fuhh...

 With the Ibans at Sarawak Cultural Village

 Laughing Time
Steambot with friends 

 Food again!
  * Limited and Happy Pictures only. No sad, scary or traumatic pictures are allowed. For more pictures please view my facebook profile.

It is just too long for me to tell 1 by 1 on what have I encountered during the “Full Package Holiday Plan”, but to summaries it, God had all this plan for me to feel a youth life + God. It is possible for young people to enjoy their youths without excluding God in it.

Worship God when you are still able to raise up your hands.

An old person don't run often anymore because they r weak and they use stick to support them to walk.
A dying person can only lie on the bed...
A singer who died in an accident won't be able to sing in a concert the next day...

William shakespere says that life is pointless by saying, "Out out brief candle, LIFE is like a walking shadow".

The wise King Solomon makes it more clearer that LIFE is pointless without God in your life. (Ecclesiastes)

Jesus makes it perfect by saying, "I am The Way, The Truth and The LIFE" and "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal LIFE, and I will raise him up at the last day."(Gospel).

Use your youthful years of Life wisely. Use it to glorify our Lord. At the same time open your eyes to see the beautiful blessings which He had granted us and don’t forget to enjoy it (enjoy doesn't mean it must be fun and happy only, i enjoyed my full package holiday plan eventhough it contains "sad", "traumatic" and "scary" in it)

We are given another year. Use it to love and not to hate. Happy New Year to all.

Peace no war. ^^)v

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Come back to reality

When i was a kid, i have many imaginary worlds. In these world, i have things that i can't have in reality. In these world i can fly and even have super powers. I'm always happy there doing what i want and having what i can't have. Now that i'm "mature", i know that the reason i did that was because i wanted to run away from my reality and so, i created my own world. My "real world" isn't that perfect and its hard especially when i was a kid.

That was the past. Now im 22 years old and have grown a lot. Mentally i'm getting mature and my faith in Christ is getting more and more stronger than before.

However, sadly to say, I still create my own world now but this time it is different. This world is only in youth gatherings and i talk mostly about "Spiritual" things with my fellow friends, especially my "special" friends. I'm so happy and comfortable being there that i deny myself from my real life that i have to face especially as a student.
 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. ~James 1:22 (KJV)

I forgot that these faith that i have is for me to live my real life in a Christian way. Then in the month of October i had this "message" from God saying, "Come Back To Reality!". I was again living in a "dream world". I realize that my real life is not only talking bout God, but living the life as a man of God. I do know before that i was avoiding "student" life, that i have to study n everything (and with my duty with "other" friends), but knowing isn't enough without the "ACTION!". What good is knowledge without applying it? As Derek said, "Knowledge is Power" is wrong, but the correct one is, "Application of Knowledge is Power".

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. ~ James 2:17

In my real world, things are not that perfect, i get hurt always, i have to do "work hard", people may not be kind to me, but the different from last time and now is that i have Jesus! My faith is stronger and when He is with me, i see things in a different perspective, a beautiful one. The way i think is different, more wise according to the knowledge that He has given me. ACT! AND FACE THE REALITY! that is the action that i should do.

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, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ ~ Matthew 25:35-36

During the holidays, i encountered a few of those who are hungry, poor, stranger and homeless, i hesitated to help ( i can't believe that i actually did think that i don't want to help them, and people was saying they are just lying, don't help them ). Saying the verse to other people was so damn easy, but when facing the real situation, these words are meaningless unless i do something bout it (IT'S VERY HARD) but i'm happy to say that in the end i did alright. 

I'm still struggling though, well we all are right? We will keep on struggling until we breath the last air in our lungs. We have a big advantage though. Want to know why? Because we have Jesus the Son of the Living God! and He is With Us. Wuhooo...HAPPY...HAPPY...HAPPY...Amen.

^^)v no war