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Faith by Bill Johnson

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Pop

Pop

Pop


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 5 November 2013 at 2:55am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 5:33am

Acronym of pop is good to be defined as this acrostic poetry. Good challenge for me to define and remind myself to endure during my painful life phase. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Dog

Dog

Dog


Inspiration On: Monday, 4 November 2013 at 2:15am

I ever heard that Dog stands for Depend On God. But this time, there is another definition for Dog.

Bait

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Oh, we are like fishes in the pond
Swimming with enjoyment
Until
A hook with worm
Suddenly rolls down
Tempting fishes to
Take the bait
Bait to be devoured
Bait to death and destruction

Hooks of the devil
Snares of the devil
Traps of the devil
Wiles of the devil

Temptations from the devil
Deserve our attentions to beware
Deserve our attentions to guard ourselves
Deserve our attentions to seek God’s intervention

To stand strong in our faith
To stand with Jesus’ strength
To please our Lord
As the ambassadors of gospel
To be the vessel of Light

Do we ignore God’s Words and choose to fall into temptations?
Or
Temptations are overpowered with our choices to stand in His Words?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 31 October 2013 from 9:12am to 4:26pm

The second stanza came first followed by the rest. But the first stanza birthed out upon ending all stanza. First stanza’s purpose and idea came from second stanza with word “hook”. It was an allegory to depict human’s frailty needing of God’s strength.

SiP

SiP

Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV)
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of
faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 29 October 2013 from 4:29am to 12:14am
Illustration Submission On: 4 November 2013 at 4pm

Hikari Yori
This acrostic idea came when I shredding paper. Since SP didn’t give any meaning, inserting “i” seemed suitable letter candidate than “a”. Sip gives the meaning of drinking and dwelling in Christ’s strength and protection. According to the free online dictionary, sip means
1. To drink in small quantities
2. A small quantity of liquid sipped

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon thinking of sip and Yori’s idea, shield of faith verses inspired my poetry. Graphical design will help to illustrate this message better.

Tienny The
Designing the sip graphically challenged me. I feel to make the small letter “i” signify human’s frailty needing God’s grace and mercy. Then integrity will follow.

PG

PG

Mistakes, Failures and Setbacks
Does all these contribute to our
Maturity or paralysis?
Mature in faith in Christ or Stop us from moving forward?


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at 11:12pm
Inspiration End On: Thursday, 17 October 2013 at 1:32pm

Realizing the setbacks in my life are part of growth process into maturity. Many people also go through the same process. This realization produced the acronym of PG.

Humans vs Trees

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Bald or leafless?
Hairless or no leafs?
Trimmed hair or trimmed leafs?

Bald is hairless
Leafless is bald tree
Neat hair or Neat tree?
Tidy hair or tidy tree?

Leafs are trees’ hair
Either long or short hair strands
Either straight, wavy, or curvy hair strands
On head
Hair is our design style
Every leaf at tree barks is a tree’s style

Winter time causes
Bald trees
Hairless trees
Winter body phase
Bald head
Hairless head

But spring time will come where
Leafs sprout of out trees
Beautify the trees
Hair strands grow out of head
Beautify appearances

Trees acknowledge their phases of growth
Likewise humans need to acknowledge their phases of life

Trees endure during dry times trusting its Creator to bloom with fruits
Likewise humans also need to persevere in our faith in Christ during
hardship to bloom with the fruits of the Spirit


Inspiration On: Monday, 14 October 2013 at 1:15pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at 12:28am

Out of the window, my 39 months old toddler is attracted to a man cutting the tree leaves. Obviously, the cutter is trimming the trees’ leaves.

Either or Wither

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Either living life to the full or
Wither into eternity in regret

Either fight the good fight of faith or
Wither from life feeling empty inside

Either living in freedom or
Wither from possessiveness

Either free of pain or
Wither in misery

Either obey God’s will
or
Wither in Satan’s grip

Either living in love or
Wither living selfishly

Either living in the Truth or
Wither living in falsehood

Either speak truthfully or
Wither in speaking lies

Either act out our inside love or
Wither being a hypocrite

Either live drinking from God or
Wither in thirst of love

Either live honestly or
Wither in lust

Either ended in heaven or
Wither destination in hell


Inspiration On: Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 at 2:18am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 6:48pm

Wither is the rhyming word either. Afterward, I free my imagination based with these two words.

FOC

FOC

Where do we place our faith in?
Who do we have faith with?
What is the substance of our faith?
When our faith begins in Jesus Christ?
How we come to place to our faith in Christ?


Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 13 August 2013 around 1:54am
Inspiration End On: Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 7:21pm

Suddenly, “Faith in Christ” gives the acronym of FIC. Changing its acronym to FOC challenges me. Thankfully, “only” word came. Normally, FOC stands for Free Of Charge.

BP

BP

No broken promises from our Lord Jesus Christ
As we continue to hope in Him
Awaiting for Jesus’ second coming
Steadfast in our faith in Jesus


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 13 August 2013 around 12:40am
Inspiration End On: Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 7:02pm

While reflecting on my four years of marriage, I have been keeping the promise my husband forced me to keep. Not to find jobs as counter staff, waitress, and even low pay jobs. Office jobs are allowed. He feels that I should work in the office because I studied until bachelor honours. Ten months of marriage, our baby boy arrives to this world. He asked me to stay as housewife for three months. Months passed to four years. The promise he made before marriage almost annulled due to my mother in law’s interference. Thank God for Him to protect the promise he made.

Upon returning to this again, I remembered God’s promises through the Bible; trust in His salvation and for waiting for His second coming.

When he gave me two options to care our son, it is all to his advantage. It’s like promises are broken. Heartache. It is like checkmate on the chessboard. When I reverse the two last words “broken promises”, BP is produced.

Crisp

Crisp

Does our lives reflect God’s continuous cleansing?
How crisp is our lives?


Inspiration On: Monday, 12 August 2013 from 9:47am to 10:02am

“Cleaning in progress” sign often appeared during my outing. Suddenly, today it inspires me. Its acronym is CIP, but inserting R and S will give a more meaningful word. Free online dictionary defines crisp

  1. Dry and brittle
  2. Fresh and firm crisp lettuce
  3. Invigorating or bracing a crisp breeze
  4. Clear; sharp crisp reasoning
  5. Lively or stimulating crisp conversation
  6. Clean and orderly; neat a crisp appearance
  7. Concise and pithy; terse a crisp reply

“Repeatedly” came immediately upon seeing the sign. Then “steady” came as I boarded the public transport to work place.

QT

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QT

In our faith in Christ Jesus.
To continually trust in Him
During Quiet Time
In order to draw strength from Him
In order to live victoriously
Testify His love and patience upon us
Bringing glory to His name.


Inspiration On: Friday, 10 May 2013 from 4:43am to 4::58am

QT is the definition of Quality Time or Quiet Time in prayer and worship of our Lord Jesus Christ. But I realized that QT also means, “Quiet Trust” in the Lord.

Swim

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Swim

We find strength in our faith
We depend on God’s wisdom
When we find our purpose and meaning
In our Lord Jesus Christ.


Inspiration On: Monday, 6 May 2013 at 12:42pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 10 May 2013 at 2:30am

According to the dictionary, swim means:
1. To move through water by means of the limbs, fins, or tail.
2. To move as though gliding through water.
3. To float on water or another liquid.

In God, we find meaning in Him then His strength and wisdom comfort us as we walk in His will.

Pd

Pd

Pd

Is our faith polluted by the world?
Or
Is our faith diluted in the world?


Inspiration On: Sunday, 14 April 2013 at 1:47pm

“Pollution” struck my mind then “dilution”. Since both sounds the same ‘-tion’ and have similar impact towards faith, d is like the reverse of P and they both are good to define the acronym of Pd.

Sow

Sow

Sow

Is our will in align with God?
Is our willpower strong enough to endure during hard times?
Your sowed seeds are before the eyes of God.
Align your will to Him and He will strengthen you.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 9 March 2013 at 1:30pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 10 March 2013 at 11:57am

According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary:
A) Sow means
1. To plant or spread sheets in or on the ground
2. To introduce or spread feelings or ideas, especially ones that cause trouble
B) Sheer means
1. Used to emphasize the size, degree or amount of something
2. Complete and not mixed with anything else

Sow is used figuratively to imply our seeds of motivation and actions. Sheer is to emphasize the vastness of willpower in our faith in Lord Jesus Christ.

Till

Till

Till

Let’s fight the good fight of faith living a tough life.
By His strength through the Holy Spirit.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In the quietness of the night, “Trust in the Lord” from Proverbs 3 spoke to me. Proverbs 3:5-9, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.” Proverbs 3:11-13, “My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

In dictionary, till is defined as: up to the time of; until: to fight till death; before (used in negative constructions): He did not come till today. Near or at a specified time: till evening. So no matter what happens, we need to fight the good fight of faith. Life has been tough for me. Before I embarked on my professional career, my parents suggested to me to get married when my heart is not prepared. So I listened. Nine months later, my toddler is born. Feeling sad without career with my son hard to handle, I am trying to do beneficial for God’s kingdom and future career. I did cry to God and His love gives me the support to continue.

Poetry Burst Forth & Gushes Out

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As the pool of water burst to bubbles,
Poetries burst forth from life experiences
Poetries burst forth in my walk of faith
Poetries burst forth through observations
Poetries gush out from our inner-self
Poetries gush out from our hearts
Poetries gush out from our minds
Poetries of poetry
Telling every detail

Every detail of events
Every details of actions
Every detail of wishes
Every detail of dreams
Every detail of pains
Every detail of despairs
Every detail of sorrows
Every detail of tragedies
Every detail of joy
Every detail of love
Every detail of hope.

All these burst forth.
All these gush out.


Inspiration On: Friday, 15 February 2013 at 4:59am
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 16 February 2013 at 1:05am

Writer’s block came upon me after I wrote down my imagination, “As the pool of water burst to bubbles, Poetries burst forth from life experiences. Poetries burst forth in my walk of faith”. But the rest of the words flowed out while I was accompanying my mother to a community dinner.

Everyone Has a Story. Meet Nhiet by One7

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Chris Martin is a minister of God who leaves his comfort zone to minister to the needy and see God’s work upon people’s lives. His life is changed by the people whom he has met at One7. I’m also looking forward to see his new posts.

One7Blog

At One7, our goal is to raise up a generation of Jeremiah’s who will go out into the world and share the Gospel of Christ. The beauty of grace is that God can use an imperfect vessel to illustrate His ultimate perfection. The youth of One7 would be the first to tell you that they are not perfect. They make mistakes. They struggle. They fall. The good news is that they get back up and keep moving forward because, when they are weak, God is powerful.

Over the next several months, we want to introduce you to some of our youth leaders and let you get to know them a little better.

nhietMeet Nhiet. He is from Vietnam and has been a part of One7 for several years. He is a great example to the younger generation of One7 youth we are training in the ways of the Lord. We…

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Bring Forth The Fruit

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Bring forth the fruit
The fruit of faith
The fruit of labour
Labouring painstakingly
Sowing in tears
But
Reap with joy
And
Trust in God
Trust in His Words.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 2 February 2013 at 10:23am
Inspiration On: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 1:14am

The picture of a blooming flower spoke to me, “Bring forth the fruit”. The scripture in Psalm 126:4-6 “Restore our fortunes, Lord, like streams in the Negev. Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” popped out to me and the part where Jesus talks about the parable of three servants with different talents in Matthew 25:14-30.

Change

Change

Change

Do we change from worse to worsen?
Do we change from good to worse?
Do we change from worse to good?
Do we change from good to better?
Do we change from better to best?
Do you want a change?
Listen and believe Jesus Christ as your Saviour.
Listen and obey His commandments out of love and reverence.
Follow Him wholeheartedly.
That is a change of heart.
Our roots are grounded in Him and His Words.


Inspiration On: Monday, 28 January 2013 at 1:20am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 11:21pm

I was observing and contemplating about how I and people change internally and outwardly from infanthood to adulthood even to old age. Out of a sudden, ‘change’ popped out and I feel challenged to define it. Because it really mark the milestones of our lives whether we change for the better or worse. Lord Jesus Christ ever mentioned in Matthew 18:2-4 (NIV) to explain how to receive salvation, “He called a little child to Him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

FM

Face the Music

Face the Music

Wrongful actions will cause us to be scolded.
We need to face the music.
I have experienced it in my family before.
Thank God it shakes and wakes me up.

Faith Mellows

Faith Mellows

When our faiths in Christ will mature?
When will we mature?

Faith leads to Ministry

Faith leads to Ministry

Our faith in Christ through others’ ministry
Tends to compel us to minister to others.
Our ministry is based upon our Faith.
Ministry can not be separated from Faith.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 5 January 2012 at 3:56pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 7 January 2012 at 2:45pm

FBI

FBI

FBI

The root of our institute to grow our faith is
The Bible, The Word of God.
As our basis of belief and faith in
Our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ, the Son of God.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 1 January 2013 at 8:42pm

As I was accompanying my thirty months old toddler to watch ‘A Bus’s Life’, the FBI warning inspired me the above acrostic poem.

Fig

Fig

Fig

Is our faith based upon our God, Creator of the universe?
Is our faith rooted in our Lord Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Friday, 28 December 2012 at 12:50am

心痛的话 Heart’s Cry

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请您
求您
拆开您的心里痛。
请您
求您
拆开我,说出来
诉苦
您心痛的话。

我坐子儿
我在这儿
我在这里
我耳开子
开子 和 听子
等待
您心中的话。

别忘我的存在,
永久,永在 的 神,
您的救世主。

Please,
I beseech thee
To open up thine broken heart.
Please,
I beseech thee
To speak out
To confide in me
To let thine hearts cry out to me.

I AM sitting here
I AM here
I AM here
My ears are opened
Opened up and ready to listen
Awaiting
Your crying heart and mind.

Do not forget My presence
Everlasting , omnipresent GOD,
Your Saviour.


Inspiration On: Thursday, 6 December 2012 from 1:52am 2:33am

Many events may cause a person to keep everything to themselves refusing hurts and pain to both parties – conveyer and conveyee. Overwhelmed with lots of tasks, sense of brokenness crept into my heart. How I wish to be heard, though I have been listening to people’s brokenness. The above words speak to me and my heart feels comforted. (Genesis 1-2, and 1 Chronicles 16:36; 29:10 and Psalm 41:13; 90:2; 106:48)

New Opportunity

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As the sun exits
As the sun hides
Darkness falls
Shadows upon the grasses
Darkness cover the earth

When the definite time arrive
The sun will awake
The sun will rise
Filling the earth with
Warmth and brightness.
It is the dawn
Of a new day.

A new day is
A new opportunity to
Lead a holy life
That is pleasing to
God, our Creator.
Seize this good opportunity.
Let us put on
The good fight of faith.
For life is full of
Strife and struggle.
Come on,
Do not be discouraged,
Brothers and sisters of faith.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 3am
Revised On: Sunday, 21 October 2012 at 1:58pm

Suddenly, “Darkness falls. Darkness cover the earth” picture appeared in mind. As I encourage someone in Christ to strive to lead the holy life that will please God though fails. One day, it will lead to perfection. My hope is to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ and myself to continue in their faith.

Dark Dungeon

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Deep in the remote mountainous forest
A worn down dark dungeon is seen
It is used for locking the prisoners

In every dark cubicle prison in the creepy dark dungeon
Out of the window bar hears
Howling wolves across the mountain
Gawking, cawing crows resting on the trees
Hissing rattling snakes on the grasses
Snarling bears growl upon its preys

In the dark dungeon
Screeching door bar opens to give food
Squealing rats running across the sandy floor

During foggy days
Writhing in pain longing for fresh air
Prisoners are gasping for breath

Darkness envelopes the heart, soul, and mind of the prisoner
Dread clouds the heart, soul, and mind
Deep down inside is gripped by anxiety
Shuddering with the notions of death
Mind churns with uncountable worries
Whole being are engulfed with fear
Fingernails scratch the unsmooth wall
Insecurity spurs and creeps into the heart
Helpless of owns situation
Hoping for help
But some love the darkness

Suddenly noticing an immense bright Light
Shining through the tiny window
Staring outside the tiny window
Hand stretches out of the window bar
Hoping to embrace the Light
Hoping for the Light to fill the whole room
Hoping for the Light to fill the sullen and crushed spirit

As soon as the sunrise
Imminent light shines into the tiny window bar
Providing warmth to the prisoners
The warmth through God’s grace and mercy
Grace and mercy through faith in Lord Jesus Christ.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 12 August 2012
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The above photo is taken on Saturday inside my bathroom experimenting what will happen if I did so. Finally, a contrast picture was produced.

Whenever I saw the first successful lomography photo onto the Fujifilm Instax Mini, my heart is filled with gratitude to God for blessing me with the determination to persevere even though i had failed for twelve attempts. I feel encouraged and sudden words of inspiration came upon me.

Imagining living in a locked dark dungeon without light is a devastating sense. After the commencement of the inspiration day, daily sentence(s) cropped out of my visual interpretations of those who live in darkness. Some are seeking light and hope, but some choose the life of darkness and hated to live in the light. (John 1:1-15)

Thanks to Hikari for sharing the word “shudder” making more impact to the above poetry.

Focus

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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Refer: 14:22-34; Hebrews 12:1-3; Revelations 1:7-9;21:5-7;22:12-14 (KJV)

While I was swimming with my husband in the public pool, I burst to laughter upon catching a glimpse in the way he swam. Abruptly, I lost control and was on the verge of drowning. I tried my best to stop laughing. I could not stop it. I prayed to the Lord for help. Then words came to my mind, “I need to look away”. As I did so, my laughter stop and again, words came to me to focus to reach the end of the pool. Upon listening to the advice, my focus is clear and no longer upon my husband’s swimming style.

Then I remembered the Bible where Peter lost his focus when the storm came while walking on the water towards Jesus. The Apostle Paul guides us clearly from the book of Hebrews to fix our focus upon Jesus who is the Author and Finisher of our faith.

Do remember what is stated in the book of Revelations that Jesus says that He is the Alpha and Omega.

Likewise, we need to fix our focus upon Jesus while we live on earth.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for reminding me about Your Word as it begins to work in mightily in my heart as I experience and apply it in my daily lives. Thank You for Your guidance whenever I need it.

Go Go Go

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Go, go, go!
Go, go, go!
Pointing shoes
Pointing trolley
Pointing out of the house

I want to go out.
Go, go, go!
I want to goooo out!
Out, out, out!

Out of the house
To see unknown places
Let’s go out.
Bring me out.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 9 November 2011 at 9:35pm to 10:12pm
Revised On: Friday, 11 November 2011 at 12:11am

As I observed my toddler’s daily activities who often uses pointing to express his thoughts to me, the above first paragraph was given birth. When my baby was riding on the Barney children’s ride, he amused himself by saying all sorts of sounds until the word “Go” came out of his mouth repeated many times, it inspires me.

How much more we shouldn’t be complacent in our walk with God. We need to go to find challenges for our faith to grow in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Inviting Baby

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Inviting baby
Inviting ants
As the floor invites fallen crumbling biscuits.

Eyebrow frowns
Fire rises
Mouth is going to scold
Hands are going to whack
STOP!

Just invite it into our minds
Let our minds accept it.
Let the fire cools down
Let our hearts be patient.
Be calm.
This will not happen forever.
It is just a while.
One day, it will be just a memory.
A memory that will bring a smile.

Remember, we are once like them before.
How do our parents react?
They are patient.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 October 2011 at 10:40pm
Revised On: Friday, 11 November 2011 at 12:20am to 12:45am

Upon observing ants took the fallen crumbling biscuits on the floor, suddenly the words, “Inviting ants” came to my mind. As I wrote it down, the above first paragraph came to my mind. Knowing that it is not completed, I kept on returned to it until 11 November the above piece is finally completed.

Why do I use the word “invite”? When we give birth, it is where we invite our babies from our womb to this world. As babies are still learning, we need to be patient with them. Whenever they eat by themselves, some food or biscuits may fell onto the ground. We ever went through that process, but had forgotten it. My mother is someone whom I admire and respects the most because she teaches and guides me with patience since young until adulthood. I thank the Lord for such a mother and I’m thankful and grateful for her time and effort.

The apostle Paul mentioned in his epistle for his gratefulness to those who labour for the sake of the gospel, which can be found in the book of Romans chapter 16.

Dark of the Night

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In the dark of the night
My soul ponders
Ponders about life
Life’s uncertainties
Uncertain about what the future hold.
Holding onto something tangible

But there is more than life
More than what is seen.
Faith, hope, and love are what
I need most in this life.

What can I do in the midst of my busyness?
Now is night
In the dark of the night
All I can do is to
Attune my soul with
The Lord on High
Seeking His will
Seeking His face
Seeking His approval
Seeking His favour
Seeking His love
Seeking His voice and guidance
Seeking His strength
Seeking His wisdom
Seeking His protection
Hoping in Him
To enable me to finish
My life well.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 03 September 2011

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:) Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it. Ecclesiastes 8:15-17 (KJV)

The above scripture resonates in my heart as I go through everyday life busy with my baby, tidying house, spending time with my family and even catching up with my friends. Seems that everyday is always busy.

Nowadays, the source of my inspiration comes from the book of Psalms where the Psalmist hope in God and in His Word during the night, which can be seen from Psalm 119:147-149 (CEB), “I meet the predawn light and cry for help. I wait for your promise. My eyes encounter each hour of the night as I think about your word. Listen to my voice, according to your faithful love. LORD, make me live again, according to your justice.”

Japanese Movie “Nada Sô Sô” (2006)

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Yotaro lived sacrificially for his sister’s sake in order to keep his promise to his beloved mum before her deathbed, but he also work hard to earn income to fulfil his dream to open a restaurant.

On the day to open his dream restaurant, suddenly the real land owner appeared. Then he realized that Mr. Kameoka was a swindler. This ended him with a big debt to settle. His dream was dashed.

This shows he is a gentleman, responsible, honours his words, respectful, honest, and a hardworking man.

For the sake of paying his debts, he worked hard day and night until he lost his health. Despite his fever, for the sake of protecting his sister during typhoon, he ignored it and went to her rescue and lose his life at the age of 25.

This is indeed a love in action.

Suddenly, James Chapter 2 verse 17 to 20 came to my mind, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”

The first book of Corinthians Chapter 13 verse 4 to 7 speaks about love, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

My mind starts to wonder,
Is this what a disciple of Christ supposed to do?

James 2:17-20 “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?”

So the moral of the story is love in action.


Reviewed On: Friday, 3 June 2011 to Sunday, 5 June 2011