Friday, August 29, 2008

Away for 2 weeks.....

~ LoLa
hi guys!
Surprised that not many have left their prints on the blog since i left! Was expecting to come back to a super busy blog....what happened? :)

Anyway, Candee Mummy, I'm so encouraged to read your previous blog. Yeah, i still remember the times where you were going through a rough patch and how some r/s were being threatened. As i look back, indeed I have seen how God has saved you, not just giving you salvation, but also how He has changed your life in so many ways. You have never ceased to be an encouragement to me: your enthusiasm, openness and passion to learn more about Him. God honours such a heart.. :)

You know, when i was away for the 2 weeks, I have a very honest confession to make...we were so busy planning where to go, what to do, that I really had no time to really spend time alone with's ironic that when we go for a holiday, we as singaporeans just want to squeeze as much as possible to see within the given time! And sadly, we end up tired and need a holiday back home to recover!!ha!

Anyway, yea...i really felt the 2 weeks away was also a time where I kinda drifted a cell, no service, no TAWG.....and then i EASY it is to just slip away just backslide...

As i am thinking aloud, the word 'accountability' really rings out loud ....often we don't realise, but coming to cell and coming for service regularly does a lot more than just making the cell look good or making the cell leader happy!!! haa :) it keeps all of us accountable in our walk....Hearing how God has been real in each other's lives as we come together to share, as we pray we set aside time to worship God as a corporate body, as we hear the Holy Spirit speaking straight to our hearts through a sermon....all these are more than just actions and duties, they are really intentional moments we spend with God's people, in God's presence....and I really want to encourage all of us...let's not give ourselves reasons to disappear from God's people....even visiting this Blog, reading about God, listening worship songs about God, blogging about God...just these few minutes here have uplifted my spirit.....thanks guys for making this blog a place of rest for me...a refuge from the busy world that we live in....

i was listening to the beautiful ministering music on the blog. As i heard the song ' You are my all in all' (Track 6), it just brought me back to my Christian walk many years ago....don't know how to express, but sometimes, there are certain songs that just have a place in your heart and represent a particular period of your life....not sure if you guys have that :)

This song has always been one of my old time favourites....and thought i'd share the lyrics's a beautiful song that I would never want to forget...a song that speaks of our smallness in the midst of a great almighty God!

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all

Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name

Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
You are my all in all
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
You are my all in all

Friday, August 22, 2008

COMEX 2008

Comex 2008 Singapore is here again! Anyone need anything or buy anything? =)

- Chipmunks -

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cell Gel

Candid Mammee--..---..---

During the recent Gel, Martin asked us to share 3 things we like about cell and the reasons....

I was reminded of those times when you guys were there for me when I needed help and support. So I wanted to "extend" my list from my three. (First 3 was Birthday cakes!, Worships and Sharing of TAWG).

I want to write them down lest I forget...
-in year 2004(i think), my dad was admitted to SGH for coughing blood. I held on to a plastic box of his blood on the way to hospital (he had been coughing whole day and had collected it for the doc to see). Tuberculosis caused an infection. The bleeding couldn't stop. I was alone and very scared in the hospital, my sis was held up in a meeting. Suddenly I thought of Sandie and smsed her. She smsed a prayer back to me and I felt much better. At first the docs had problems locating the bleeding, but they finally managed to stop the bleeding by middle of the night.
-Dec 2005, I accepted Christ because of Sandie's relentless belief in me. She pursued and asked me to one of the services preached by Pastor Gerald.
-in year 2006, Laura and Sandie were there for me when I was facing personal challenges. They took time to see me, smsed me and encouraged me by buying books for me and bringing me to counseling sessions. The issues were resolved and today I enjoy a much improved relationship with my family.
Also, my Buddy at work discovered cyst in her womb. We prayed for her in cell. The cyst is no longer there the last I checked with her.
-in 2007, I was pregnant and was feeling very lethargic. I didn't attend cell or service regularly. You guys took time to call me so that I stay in the loop and kept encouraging me to return to cell. Some of you even took time to celebrate my birthday with me.

I have never attended other cells to compare. But I felt really comfortable when I first visited Y653.
I'm sure we'll multiply fast if we keep this Vibrant Atmosphere for all visitors.

Cheers x many

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Moi Birthday Wishes

Someone spurred me into writing this post.. Wanting me to list down my birthday wishes (Not here actually), but where else I can post? Haha! So bear with me peepos.. Just a few wishes and Im done.. Dun say me "thick skin" k! Lolx! =)

1) PDA phone (Samsung Omnia or Asus P750??)
2) White Sony PSP
3) MP4 player
4) 14" laptop (Fujitsu?)
5) Reserved for entry...

Ok! That's all. Its just wishes afterall. ^^


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Lost in sea - Hang on to that rock - choose the right one though

No other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. —1 Corinthians 3:11

Many a times, I hear sharings during cell that one feels a sense of a lost of direction in life. Alas, I am beginning to feel thus. I feel like I am floating everyday half awake.

I am encouraged by this verse which says that Jesus foundation is the best. In my floating along the sea, I better cling onto the right rock, which is the foundation that Jesus had laid. If it sounds too chim, it probably means hanging onto all the lovely things that He promises and He believes in, which is, us. I think Jesus believes in us, otherwise He would not have died on the cross, zun boh?

P.S by the way, william is single and very available, works at HSBC, slightly cynical about the faith though. I burst out luffing when Christine sneaked up to me and asked, "eh you change bf?"

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Abounding Provision, Amazing Grace

~ Lola
hi all, I was very blessed by this morning's sermon. Though it was short, it touched by heart and God spoke to me...

For those of you who might have missed it, or may have been tempted by the ZZzzz monster halfway through, here's my short sharing on what was shared.....

Ps Keet touched on the 2nd part of the 2 part series: Abounding Provision, Amazing Grace. He started off with one of my favourite verses:

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 2 Cor 9:7-8

He shared that Biblical generosity goes beyond, God loves a cheerful giver, not just in terms of giving of our finances.

2 Questions we need to ask:
1. Why does God provide for us?
2. What can stop the inflow of God's provision in our lives?

Before we answered those 2 questions, he brought us to Matt 22: 37-40

Jesus replied: " `Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."

Question: Are we generous with others /neighbours with our lives? Have we been generous with our lives? As leaders in ministry, in our workplace, at home..? Do we love our neighbours like how we love ourselves?

On question 1:
Why does God provide for us?
  • God's provision releases us to b a blessing for others
  • We allow love to flow out of ourselves to be a channel of blessing
  • The difference between the Sea of galilee and Dead Sea is Sea of Galilee is full of life because water flows out, while Dead Sea is dead because whatever flows in stays in.
  • When we become a channel of blessing, we open the way for inflow of God's abundance in our lives

Have we been generous with what God has blessed us?

The analogy he drew with regards to the two Seas was very was simple yet it struck me...I asked myself...have i been allowing all that God has blessed me with, to flow out to bless others? Have i been a channel of His blessing? What struck me wasn't finances, it was something that God has blessed all of us with - TIME....and LOVE

During the past few months, it has seemed as if somehow my usual 24-hour day has been I have been struggling to find the time to do so many things. Very often, there has hardly been enough time for me to settle my own personal things, what more to find the time to bless others? That also tied in with LOVE. God has loved all of us, and it says clearly in John 3:16 that He demonstrated that by giving of His Son (Himself!)...I asked myself...have I been really giving of myself to those around me? my colleagues? my cell members? :), my family was a time of reality check with me as I sat there asking myself...

He went on to the second question:

2. What can stop the inflow of God's provision in our lives? ie when we know that we are not living to our full potential.

a. Laziness (Prov 6:10-11)
Preparation precedes blessings.
We can't expect God to provide when we are not prepared for it.

b. Greed (Ecc 5:10)
It is sometimes easier to give everything when have little. But when we have been blessed, often it seems harder to give everything.
He urged us to LEARN TO GIVE OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE God has provided us.

c. Sins (Pro 8:13)
of stealing, hoarding, robbing the Lord

He ended off by encouragin us to be generous with others with ALL OF OUR LIVES just as God did with His.

I hope you have been blessed by the sharing above....and pray that it may also urge you to pause and ask generous have you been in the giving of your lives and of the the things God has blessed you with, to those around you? :) Or have you, like me, been busy with our own lives, that we sometimes forget that God has blessed us to be a blessing?

I believe, that as we have been blessed by God in terms of His love, His time, His financial provision, the more we give, the more we shall receive! Am reminded of Ron Kenoly's worship song based on the verse below:

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."

Food for thought and prayer :)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Whom have I in heaven besides You?


Hi all, this was the passage that I smsed you guys on Monday and wanted to drop a post about it too, but only managed to do it today...

v25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

v26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

~Psalm 73:25-26

There is a beautiful old worship song that was composed from these verses. ANd below are the chords that Aileen has requested and i also thought would be great to share with you all:)


Whom have I in heaven but You
C G7
There is nothing on earth I desire beside You
My heart and my strength
D7 G
Many times they fail
Cmaj7 G C D7
But there is one truth that always will prevail

God is the strength of my heart
God is the strength of my heart
C Bm
God is the strength of my heart
Em Am D7
And my portion forever

Ail, why don't u play this with Christopher and record for all of us to hear!? :)