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The Lord’s Presence Brings Joy

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Eating simple vegetable soup with noodle
Being alone at home with a maid
Sensing the Lord’s presence
Brings so much
Peace and joy

Missing the Lord’s presence so much
Worship songs continually
Minister to my heart to
Sing praises and worship to my
Lord and Saviour

Though I am financially stripped
Inside I feel the fountain of
Freedom from the
Yoke of oppression
Awaiting to play melody for written songs

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Saturday, 31 October 2015 at 11pm

The joy in the Lord to feel His presence and joy despite my husband chooses not to answer my text message to join our son and him for dinner at a restaurant. Reading the book about Social Entrepreneurship and answering the ten questions make me laugh. It is the question of I receive a mentor. It is the Lord’s doing to meet my business mentor. I have been remembering my interactions with her and the recent way she replies. I thank her for contacting BL to encourage me. She didn’t and told me, “You always assume…..!” My response, “Aren’t you often assume too and jump to conclusions?” is enough to trigger her sound like a kid too. “Sounds like a kid arguing. I can debate with you! Give me a case and I will clear with you”. My question, “What case, lawyer?” Thinking of this makes me laugh again especially her denial of her own age is considered senior citizen. Siti also laughs.

Completing the token of appreciation to my business mentor and write little poetry based on the meaning of her name.

More at God’s presence post.

God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

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Inspiration On: Wednesday, 15 January 2014 from 12:38am to 12:55am

 

I realized that I’m in a difficult period of my life phase in mental and financial issues. The news of widows in financial dire scared me off. The current job I did doesn’t pay much. It will not be enough per month if my husband loses his job. Though his pay isn’t that high, it is still enough to pay for our daily expenses. Everyday, I bring it to prayer with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6). But I’m still struggling in my ministry, family and work commitments. I begin to wonder do I set own expectations too high. But I don’t want to compromise it because I want to hear the praises from Jesus (Matthew 25:21) at the end of my life. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Bible Heart

Bible Heart

Bible Heart


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 6 November 2013 at 10:15am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 7 November 2013 at 3:39pm

Bible and heart inspired this poetry as I attempted to understand “out, in, on” the contrast it made. First stanza beautifully flowed out then next day, the second stanza birthed out of the first stanza.

Dove in Love

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Love from God descends upon Mary’s womb like a
Dove descends upon Jesus Christ after His baptism

Holy Spirit comes from God to strengthen us in love
Holy Spirit is manifested in the form of a gentle dove

Dove is a soft and gentle bird so let us
Love one another as Jesus has loved us

Since Lord Jesus’ love fill our aching hearts
Let us be like a dove, which is gentle in nature

Then this world is injected with love and care
Where no fight among people as dove dwells peacefully

Then this world will be filled with God’s peace and joy
Warmth fills everyone’s hearts who hungers love


Inspiration On: Friday, 25 October 2013 at 6:08pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 29 October 2013 at 11:28am

Love captured my attention and my mind went through brain’s vocabulary. “Dove” is the best rhyming words due to its character traits.

当中 之中 Midst & Amongst

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找白发在黑发当中
找贵人在小人当中
找好果在烂果之中
找干净水在脏水之中
是难免的是

难到不能
找优点在缺点当中
找对看法在错恶之中
寻找和睦相处在吵闹之中
很难吗?

来跟我
寻找神高羊在患乱当中
寻找光在黑暗之中
走在神的旨意当中
虽然辛苦
可是会有
平暗和喜乐冲满您的心
来赞美耶和华的名
来唱歌颂活神的名

Looking for white hair strands amongst black hair strands
Searching for good people amongst evil people
Picking fresh fruits in the midst of rotten fruits
Searching for cleanliness in the midst of dirtiness
All these are common traits in us

Is it difficult for us to
See good traits in others rather than their bad traits?
Find the right perspective in the midst of wrong perspective?
Pursuing peace after quarrel subsides?
Is it hard?

Come and
Seek the Lamb of God in the midst of our adversities
Pursue the Light in the midst of darkness
Walking in God’s will
Though it may seems difficult
But you will
Peace and joy will flood your hearts
Let’s sing praises to the Name above all names


Inspiration On: Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 11pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 5:28pm

My 39 months son pulled a strand of his dad’s white hair. Next day, he was looking for it but gave up due to too much white hair among the black hair. He was worried to pluck the black and the white hair at the same time. Upon observing this scene, this birthed out this poetry.

Upon writing this, I realized why people tend to take advantage of me. I talk too much of my weaknesses instead of my strengths. But I found my strengths from my good friends and friends. My weaknesses seem too clear for me without realizing others. No wonder I have low self confidence. Even though with my low self confidence, I find strength in Christ and to persevere. Gradually, my hard work pays off when I see my improvements. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Creativity

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Feeling lost
Fatigue sets in
Setbacks in life
Lost in problem solving?

Spend time with family and pets
Do housework
Cleaning
Tidying
Washing
Wiping
Sweep and Mop the floor
Vacuuming

Walk out of the house
Left the nest temporarily
To enjoy a breezing wind
Looking up to the vast sky
Changing in colour and weather
Birds fly and chirp around
Observing the streets and crowds
Children walk with their families
Playing children on the open green lush
Take note of every small details
Spend time with relatives and friends

All these may instil
A spark of ideas into thoughts
Singing hearts and minds
Creative idea to express in
Beautiful words
Innovative solutions
Composing melodious music and songs
Composing pictures and paintings

Open up to imagination, impossibilities and beauty
Sensing the joy of living
Marvelling at the grandeur creation
Worshipping the Creator of the whole universe and galaxy
Praising His marvellous creative hands
Alive in His great mercy
Daily lives are more enjoyable
Creativity encircles our daily lives


Inspiration On: Monday, 7 October 2013 at 11:37pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 8 October 2013 at 12:29am

Modern Era

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Entering the modern era
Liberalism are enforced
Parting money in order to earn more money
Unlike olden days where bartering is enforced

Focus on money blinds the heart
Focus on money crime rate increases
Focus on money lead to selfishness
Focus of money kills conscience
Focus on money lead to dishonest gains
Fearful, hungry, and thirsty hearts
Smeared conscience
Living fearfully
Darkness envelops whole beings
Devil instigates and continually lies to the minds
Evil reigns and feet rush to evil

Unless focus on the Creator
Trust in Him
Following His statutes and ordinances as our worship to our Saviour
Earning money is gained honestly as our worship to our Lord
Love, Care and concern in the community
Remaining in His love
Basked in His bountiful love
Joyful dance in expressing our love to our Lord
Hearts are free from fear
Continuum peaceful and satisfied hearts
Righteousness prevails
No foothold for the devil to reign


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 2 October 2013 at 2:11am
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 6 October 2013 at 12:34am