Monday, October 19, 2009

CF Committee In My House...


Appreciate you guys who came!

Me and Dollie...



So cute right??? She's my sister. And she's 25 years old...

My mum had her even before she gave birth to three of us...hoping to get a cute, chubby baby girl...

Though she didn't give birth to a girl, at least her three kids resembled Dollie's cuteness...

LOL

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Take time reading this...

All my life I never have had the slightest doubt about the existence of God. However, I have to admit that I did not experience, even after hearing so many testimonies by people who were touched by God.

So, I was practically a church goer but not until at the age of 11 - 12, that was the turning point in my life (Can't exactly remember how old I was). I went to a Christian Band concert. Before going for it, I thought perhaps I would go just to have some fun, knowing Christian songs are really nice to listen to. Towards the end of the concert, I felt a presence, a presence that I was not yet familiar with. Only then I knew it was the awesomeness of God. It was Him speaking to me, asking me to accept Him and taste His goodness.

I took the step of faith and it was the first time, I prayed a sincere prayer, asking God to let me experience Him. I wanted to be convinced. I told God, " I know You are there but I do not merely wish to know You, but desire to experience a personal relationship with You. I want You to be my friend." At that very instance, I uttered words that I myself couldn't understand. I couldn't stop speaking in tongues. By the time I opened my eyes, I was on the floor. It was really an awesome night. I knew God answered my prayer. My journey as a Born-Again Christian since then, has never been the same again.

Once I told myself that I would not put myself in a position of dependance on others because I wanted to be free and be independant. However, fear of death and failure gripped me. Over the years, the burdens and fears carried on my shoulders only caused me to be impatient and judgmental. They took priority over relationships, friends and family alike.

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest... (Matthew 11:28-30) Now, I realize I have to give and do my best in everything and leave the rest to God. Failure or success is just part and parcel of one's life. What matters most is I have found the truth and the truth has set me FREE! I find contentment in praying, even in loving people who do not love me in return. Most importantly, I know what I am believing in, unlike the old me going to church blindly for years before I truly seek Him.

It's not merely the experiences that have caused me to be such a fervent believer of Christ. It's because of the undeniable fact that God who love me so much came to earth as man to die for my sins and your sins. And this God wouldn't have done that if not because of his LOVE for You and I. Even though many times I have failed Him, He still loves me, a sinner.

It would be so very selfish of me to keep this to myself and fail to invite my friends to church and CF. By extending that invitation, perhaps I may face rejection and get upset over it. But, how can this little sacrifice of mine be compared to Christ's sacrifice on the cross?

What can I say? It's worth it.