Pastor Matt preached a great word today at church. To empower many of us to stand up for our God.
I really cannot wait to go back to Singapore; I have so much I wish to share with people. All the things God has done and shown me in these past 9 months or so in Melbourne. It's just... wow.
Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you becaouse of me -Matthew 5:11
For the sake of this generation I live for You For the hope of the world's salvation I live for You
I will stand up for my God; because I believe in Him and I know He is faithful. He has done great things in my life this past year, and I can't wait to see what else He has in store for me in time to come.
God can really move in His house; like I'm the kind who doesn't cry so easily. However, today was almost an exception - When Pastor Matt called for the Altar Call, I felt touched by the Spirit and was so moved as I saw people walk down to the point of tears. Seriously, when you see people coming home to Christ, it's heart-warming and touching - It makes you feel happy and excited for them. How wonderful is the Father when He moves in His house?
Today I took the day off from studying and gave myself a well-earned Sabbeth. FINALLY. Dave Law would be so proud of me. Haha! Anyways, after an awesome service and lunch, I headed down to Borders @ Lygon Court for an afternoon to chill and read. Of course, I ordered a cup of Chai Latte to down while browsing through the young adult magazines.
Reading all those magazines made me think how I really wish to revamp my wardrobe, yet I have to many clothes and I doubt I will let go of any of those clothes, despite the fact that I use some pieces too many times, and hardly use others. Oops. Oh wells x)
Then after that I picked up Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2 and read through parts of it, before finally picking up Twilight. Yes that's right - I actually read Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. Didn't manage to finish it though, not enough time. I have to admit, as much as the basis of the storyline is already pushing fantasy beyond reality, the style of writing is pretty engaging. What captivated me the most was the protagonist's point of view (the book is written in First Person) - a total Kirsten Stewart character, mind you - sarcastic, yet witty. Her comments are totally realistic in the sense that teenagers can probably relate to her situations and the thoughts she has. So yeahh, pretty good stuff. Of course, the romance is a bonus, but that wasn't what grabbed my attention.
And as I sat there reading, I began to remember how much I enjoy my alone time. Save for Jon Tan who came and joined me and so spoiled my alone time. Lol. Nahh, he's all right. xD
Don't get me wrong, I love the people around me. I love spending time and hanging out with my group of friends. But sometimes I just like some me time. Chee Yuen asked me why was I being like a loner - it's not that. It's just time to myself where I won't have to make any effort to keep up to interact and entertain others, as would be the case in a group context. Just myself.
And sometimes, during my alone time, I get to have my private time with God. I had a bit of chatting with Him in between my reading, though I admit after a while my focus was completely in the novels. But yeahh, I get to just sit with just me and God and talk to Him and tell Him about different things, over a cup of coffee and a book. It's quite relaxing really.
Like Roy told me during our last catch up, sometimes it's best to sit in silence, with no one around you, with no sound around you, or even just worship music to block out the sounds of this world... and just listen to God. Listen to what He has to say to you; to what you are to receive from Him.
Recently, Daddy God told me to chase Him even more again. To try to run faster and run more for Him. To chase Him through prayer; to chase Him through my leaders; to chase Him through His word.