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Grace paced living in a burnout culture

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In this digital age era, we are in need of God more to exercise and to live in God’s grace and mercy. Most of us can identify with many voices stated in Grace Paced Living in a burnout culture and are stuck in it. Let us rest in God’s grace through Jesus to perform our daily job in our lives. 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, many times we have fallen short from your grace. O Lord, enable us to perform our job as unto You and bless us on the job that You assign to us. Then grant us the rest and peace from our labour. In Jesus’ name I ask. Amen. 

Arise Awake

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Arise Awake

Arise Awake


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 6:11pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 21 April 2014 at 4:15am

This poetry is birthed out of joy upon the rise of design poetry is out in the web. Upon waiting for Yori and mine poetry to be published, I feel lost in words and encountered creative block due to house and job search. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

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.

Hint

Hint 1
Hint 2


Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 25 July 2013 at 1:28pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 26 July 2013 at 8:08pm

Walking enthusiastically for watching a film production, “hidden nature” came and I added I and T to give a more depth feeling of human’s nature. According to Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary, hint means

  1. A statement that passes on information without giving it openly or directly
  2. A helpful suggestion
  3. A very small amount; a slight impression

SOS

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SOS

So be thankful and
Obey Him out of love and gratitude for His
Supplication of grace and mercy


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 7:15pm to 11:21pm

As I was pondering of sightings, suddenly, “sight of someone” produced the acronym of SOS. Someone ever defined to me that SOS stands for “Save Our Soul”.

旺旺的爱 Abundant Love

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旺旺的爱
旺旺的爱
让旺旺的爱
充满我心中的虚空

旺旺的爱
旺旺的爱
消除我恐惧
心理平静
安稳睡眠
感谢神恩次。

Abundant Love
Abundant Love
Let God’s abundance of love
Fill my empty heart

Abundant Love
Abundant Love
Dispel all my fear
Hearts at peace
Peaceful sleep
Grateful for God’s grace and mercy.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 1 May 2013 at 12:35pm to 11:37pm

“旺旺的爱
旺旺的爱
让旺旺的爱
充满我心” was beginning of the inspiration and the remaining flowed out at night. God’s abundant love grant peace into our hearts.

Shine Fine

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God’s forgiveness shines upon me
His love fines my heart
God’s love shines into me
His Word fines my mind
God’s wisdom shines into me
His strength fines my weakness
His greatness shines out of me
His testimony fines others
His grace shines into me
His fear fines my heart.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at 1pm
Inspiration On: Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 4:54am

As I contemplate upon “shine”, “fine” spoke to me. It gives me the impression of God’s grace shine upon us and we will be fine. Upon revisiting it again, nothing flowed out. But on Saturday, words flowed out progressively.

A Dusty Book

A
Bible
Collecting
Dust
Everyday
Full of
God’s
Heart
In
Justification
Knowledge
Love & Law fulfilment
Morality
Newness of Life
Obedience & Overcoming sin
Praying & Purity of Heart
Quench Hunger & Thirsty Heart
Redemption
Saving Grace
To build
Uprightness in
Vastness
With Worship & Way of Integrity
Xclaiming His glory
Yearning His holiness in our lives
Zealously awaiting Jesus’ second coming.


Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 10 March 2013 at 3:44am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 10:11am

The inspiration came when I observe someone who didn’t read the Bible. The picture in my imagination came resulting to the above inspirations. But upon reaching the alphabet E onwards, I was stuck in words. On 24th March, the inspiration flowed out and stopped at J. On 27 March, “justify” seems perfect for J and reach to U. Next day, the words flowed until X and completed the last alphabet.

The reason to named this abecedarian poetry ‘A Dusty Book’ is due to various meaning. I observe some people have a Bible, but they didn’t read. Another reason is some choose not to let the Bible takes effect in their hearts, minds, attitudes, and actions.

Work Of My Hands

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May Thy beauty
May Thy love
May Thy work
May Thy grace
May Thy mercy
May Thy loving kindness
May Thy goodness
Be seen
Be observed
Be clear
In the sight of the world
Be felt
Be experienced
In the hearts of mankind.

May the work of my hands
Is in accordance to Thine’s will
May the work of my hands
Be acceptable in Thy sight
May the work of my hands
Be in Thine’s ways.


Inspiration On: Monday, 18 March 2013 at 4:27pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 10:26pm

“Work of my hands,” are the beginning words in my mind. When I read today’s Scripture, I am enthralled by Psalm 90:12-17, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning Thy servants. O satisfy us early with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.”

Dark Seeds Into Heart & Mind

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Seeds of
Miscommunications
Wrong assumptions
And
Jump to conclusion
Seeds seep in

Causing
Misunderstandings
Misconceptions
And
Fears
In hearts and minds

Birthing fruits of
Fear
Bitterness
Anger
Jealousy
And
Strife.

Beware!
Guard your heart!
Guard your mind!
Guard yourself.
With the help of
The Holy Spirit
Who is poured
Into our hearts.
Pray.


Inspiration On: Thursday, 21 February 2013 from 12:27am to 8:13am
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 22 February 2013 at 9pm

There are so many incidents of misconceptions and even wrong assumptions leading people to jump to the wrong conclusions. This case doesn’t just occur in television drama, but also in real life. This should alarm us and recognize our weaknesses and needing God’s grace and mercy.

Milk

Milk

Milk

Do we recall our joyous times when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord
and Saviour?
Do we recall our first love with Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 at 10:06am

“Mesmerized in love” came to my mind as I was thinking people who are falling in love. Then it dawned upon me how much more we as Christians need to be mesmerized in God’s loving kindness for His saving grace.

Art

Art

Art

In olden days, painting on canvas was considered arts.
In painting and/or even photography, reality is depicted in a frame.
In olden days, art is much more profound when you enter the Catholic Church buildings.
Arts are used to visually explain of God’s redemption for the fallen mankind.
God’s love for us who are created in His image though we fall.

Philippians 4:6-9 (KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 8:35pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 15 February 2013 at 3:57am

While I was accompanying my son to watch children’s animation, I feel challenged to define ‘art’. Animation, photography, film, paintings, dance, singing, music, etc are considered art. Even animations for adults and teenagers are also arts.

荣耀 Glory

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荣耀祢的圣洁

荣耀祢的荣美

荣耀祢的救恩

荣耀祢的爱

荣耀,荣耀

我要荣耀祢

荣耀祢的恩典

荣耀礻 的恩慈

在我生命中

Glory to Your holiness

Glory to Your beauty

Glory to Your salvation

Glory to Your love

Glory, glory

I want to glorify You

Glorify Your grace

Glorify Your mercy

In my life


Inspiration On: Sunday, 18 November 2012 at 9:53am
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 20 November 2012 at 11:02am
Revised At: 5:56pm

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.

Here Am I

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Intro
Stuck among the swamps
Stuck between two breads like sandwich
Insurmountable pressures of life are pressing
Conceited jealous people are pursuing me
Shouting among the crowds
Here am I
I am here

Chorus
Here am I
I am here

Here I am, O Lord.
Here I am, save me.
I am here, needing Your grace.

Here am I
Save me

Here I am
Choose me
I am here
Lead me.

Chorus
Here am I
I am here

Chorus
Here am I
I am here

Hold me in Your hands and embrace.
Teach me and Guide me here.
Here am I, save me.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 12 August 2012 at 6:30pm
Inspiration Ends: Wednesday, 15 August 2012 at 4:40pm

While playing flags with my 25 months old toddler near the window, suddenly an inspiration came to me to label a flag “Here am I, I am here” out of the window to inform my future friends who are coming to my flat for cell group meeting. Oh I wish to host cell group meeting at my home.

Afterwards, more cries came upon me – he pressures of life in family, relationships, and even work. Feeling stuck with numerous tasks at hand reminded me of stuck in the swamp and attempted to rise out of it. But it is a futile attempt when the swamp is swallowing your body. You need a Saviour to save you by pulling you out of it.

The scripture from Isaiah 6:8 “Here am I; send me” also partly inspires the above songs. Though the context of the Scripture is Isaiah’s willingness to listen to God’s calling as a prophet, the above song is to call upon God to save the souls who are crying desperately to Him and embrace God’s salvation through Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.

Together…For The Glory Of GOD

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Chorus
Together we build on the ROCK by the grace of GOD,
through CHRIST JESUS our LORD.
Together we grow as the one body of CHRIST.

Verse 1
Let’s stand united in the spirit.
Let’s stand united in the heart.
Let’s stand united in the mind.
For the glory of GOD, yeah.

Verse 2
Giving no foothold to the evil one.
Giving no stronghold to the evil one.
Forgiving one another.

Bridge
Let’s stand united in love.
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Inspired on: Sunday, 22 February 2004