Sunday Service Year-end Message: How to Stand Firm in the Lord

Today is the last Sunday of the year and I want to remember this day so I’m writing about the message I heard during our worship service earlier. Actually, I had a not-so-ordinary Sunday worship service experience today that’s why I decided to blog about it. Sunday has always been the Lord’s Day for me. In fact, I think I’ve only missed 1 or 2 Sunday worship service this year and I really praise God […]

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To Love the Lord our God is the Heartbeat of our Mission

I had an interesting conversation with God this morning. I was praying to God during my quiet time today about my love for Him because I’m still having a hard time to digest and absorb the message I heard last Sunday. I realized that the reason why I feel burdened by the challenge I am facing in my personal ministry, particularly the daily evangelism, is because I’m not doing this out of love and out […]

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An Encouragement in this time of Grief and Trouble

2 Thessalonians 2 (NLT) Events Prior to the Lord’s Second Coming Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a […]

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An Open Letter to All of My Friends

Dear Friend, Yes, you, if you consider me as one of your friends. I know you’ve noticed that I’ve been silent for a while now and have been rarely visible these past few weeks (and even months). I wish I can say that the reason for this is because I’m really busy. But no, I’m not actually busy. No, I’m not undergoing a quarter-life crisis or something. And no, I’m not on anti-social mode again […]

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Book Review: Hudson Taylor: Deep in the Heart of China

During our book study of The Making of a Leader with my Bible Study leader last year, I’ve learned that reading Christian literature, especially about the life of great Christian missionaries, can be one of the ways to help us grow and mature in our spiritual life. Though I’ve already read a lot of Christian books back then, I know that I haven’t tried reading any biography book. Since then, I’ve made a resolve to […]

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{Write31Days} Day4: Proverbs 4

Key Verse Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7) My old NIV bible says the title of this  chapter is ‘Wisdom is Supreme’. Now I’m wondering, why is wisdom supreme? According to Mr. Webster, wisdom is defined as: while supreme is: So this passage tells that we should get wisdom at all cost because it is the highest among the gifts that God can possibly give […]

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{Write31Days} Day 3: Proverbs 3

Key Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;   in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5) Proverbs 3 is one of Bible passages that I meditated on earlier this year. This is also the passage that was shared to us by our Bible study leader to serve as our marker on how we should go about the year […]

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{Write31days} Day 2: Proverbs 2

Key Verse For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6) Proverbs 2 talks about the moral benefits of wisdom. I’ve always known that wisdom is essential in my Christian life. I need wisdom in handling my time and finances efficiently and effectively. I need it in doing difficult tasks at work. And I know that if I really want to have it, I need to pray and ask for […]

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{Write31Days} Day 1: Proverbs 1

Key Verse: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7) Today’s passage reminds me of my conversation with my officemates over lunch this afternoon. I was sort of complaining to them how disappointed I am with people who have doctorate degrees yet seemingly look ignorant because the answers they offer to simple questions are often technical and complicated. I was actually referring to people who […]

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Many are the plans in the man’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails

Something interesting happened to me this week. Last Monday, I was walking on my way to our office when I suddenly thought about asking God whether I should start praying for a new work again. Surprisingly, the answer immediately came to me in the afternoon when a former officemate of mine sent me an email about the job opening in their office. I didn’t pay attention to her email at first but when I finally […]

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