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Please The Lord

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Thoroughly amend your ways
Thoroughly amend your doings
Thoroughly execute judgment
These please the Lord

Oppress not the stranger
Oppress not the fatherless
Oppress not the widow
These please the Lord

Shed not innocent blood
Walk not after other gods to your hurt
These please the Lord

Obey His voice
Walk in His ways that He has commanded
Acknowledging own mistakes
Confess your sins
Receive correction
These please the Lord

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Friday, 20 November 2015

Today’s quiet time in reading Jeremiah 7 sounds so poetic. The poetry is just a summary of Jeremiah chapter 7. May this bless you and improve your walk in the Lord.

Alphabetical Bullies

Alphabetical Bullies

Alphabetical Bullies


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 at 7:45pm to Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 2:49am
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 29 November 2013 at 9:48am

Being inspired with ant bully movie, I concluded my husband as insects and bugs bully. Recalling his young times, it seems disgusting to me for him to bully the insects and bugs he encountered. Remove cricket’s one leg then put back into the trees. Put fire onto a spider until its legs retract back and died. A brick to stomp onto a scorpion.

Then I was reminded of my brother during his primary days. A rat was locked in a trap cage. A stick inside the trap cage with a sharp end was used to sting the dark brown rat curiously. Though I asked him to stop, he continually sting it many times. I watched in horror in how it shrieked in pain until it stopped moving and ceased its breath. Such a gross sight.

All these sights and hearings mixed together and gives birth to this first acrostic poetry with the help from Yori. Reminding me of the book of Leviticus in the procedure to care the land God blesses. Leaving me speechless for D, E, O, Q, T, and U. When I think of the poor, there are downtrodden people. Leading me to the outcast.

God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

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.

Liar

Liar

Do pleasing people lie to self’s cry?

Liar

Does life consist all these?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 9pm
Inspiration Ends On: 6 October 2013 at 3:44pm

Ever since, I got married and have baby, the new job I took cause more piling tasks to clear and the need to spend time with my son. I have been rushing to work, home, attend my son, my parents who need helps, and even my mother in law. The feeling of living in a rush does tires me down. Suddenly, those four words produced the acronym LIAR. I do wonder how lies are related to rush living. Then another phrase of words came and it is a more precise definition. Somehow, I dig myself more to realize I feel miserable to please my parents, husband, child and in law. Do I care too much for them and neglect myself? Hoping the best for them, but I almost ended with no career life for myself.

Pot

Pot

~ Hikari Yori

Temperature increases gradually
Boil! Boil!
Hot! Hot!
Smoke escalates

Choo! Choo!
Please turn off the fire
Help! Help!
Somebody help me
The kettle pleads

~ Tojiru Yoshiko

What is our point of time to realize our weaknesses?
Needing God’s grace through Lord Jesus Christ
Begging our Lord for mercy

~ Hikari Yori


Inspiration On: Monday, 19 August 2013 at 5:23pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 20 August 2013 at 6:42pm

Hikari Yori
Thinking the point of time in our lives found the acronym of Pot.

Tojiru Yoshiko
When I read Yori’s poetry, the image of kettle shouted for help appeared in my mind. But I also use pot to boil water.

Root

Root

Do we run out of time doing the work that is pleasing to our Lord?

Or do we run out of time chasing after vanity?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:01am to 2:43am

I have been running out of time to juggle in ministry, finding work and family. So tentatively, those four words produce the acronym of root. The dictionary defines root as
1. To grow roots or a root.
2. To become firmly established, settled, or entrenched.
3. To come into existence; originate.

Dip

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Dip


Inspiration On: Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 12:01am to 2:01am

“Do it properly” came to me producing the acronym Dip. Then the word “please God” came so I re-phrase it.

Practice

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Practice is the first step
Practice begins
Improves workmanship
Passion in practice
Practice instils more passion
Towards own workmanship

Practice is the beginning towards perfection
Starting to practice is imperfect
Repetition of practice improves skill
Time for repetition practice improves self
Persevere to practice will turn to habit
Since
I am new to it
I am learning
It is a learning process
A lifelong learning journey

To learn a good habit
A habit that is pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ
A habit that will glorify our God


Inspiration On: Monday, 10 June 2013 from 3:38am to 4:50pm
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at 1:41am

PG

PG

PG

What pleases God?
Do our hearts, minds, and actions please our Lord Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Monday, 11 March 2013 at 9:52pm
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 12:03am

Normally, PG rating stands for Parental Guidance. Isn’t it PG also stands for Please God?

Now

Now

Does the nature of our work brings glory to God?
Does the nature of our work brings us closer to God?
Do we let God’s holiness shines upon us?
Do we want to sin against the One who saves us?
Do we want to please God?
Do we want to do that makes Him sad?
Do we agree in dishonesty?
Please think about it.


Inspiration On: Monday, 7 January 2013 at 5:47pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 11 January 2013 at 1:52pm

As I was walking home from buying groceries, suddenly the words ‘nature of work’ has the acronym of ‘now’. Because I was thinking my family’s and my nature of work to spend time with our little ones. A few days later, the questions came as I was pondering about this. The candle light denotes our borrowed lifetime on earth. Once the candle is burnt completely, our life has ended.

Comparison between Labour & Rest with Sluggard & Slothfulness

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Refer: Psalm 46 and Proverbs 6:6-11

Why do people tend to dislike work and feels that enjoyment is better than labour? Seems that they can not relate and find pleasure in what they work for. The book of Proverbs describes a comparison between the hard worker (diligent) and the lazy (slothful) very well. It doesn’t mean we work without rest.

Without rest, our productivity level will drop. Somehow, we need to balance rest with work. I do enjoy my work, but I am also guilty for not letting my body rest. My migraine relapses whenever I work too much with enough sleep. Vomit and my mind can not concentrate are the side effects of migraine. So my whole day is spent on bed feeling guilty without being able to do anything. My mother has been telling me to have enough rest, but I tend to ignore it.

We use our hands to do the labour that is pleasing to God, not abusing it for wrongdoing. Proverbs 6:6-11 speaks to us as a metaphor of the ants’ hard work was not done at the eyes of their overseer. But I often hear from my friends that some of them tend to work hard when their supervisor is around.

After our labour, we need to let God do the rest while we have a good sleep (Ecclesiastes 5:11-13).

Throughout the Bible, the description of the slothful and emphasize to be diligent can be found from Judges 18:9; Proverbs 12:24,27; 15:19; 18:9; 19:24; 21:25; 22:13; 24:30; 26:13-15; Romans 12:11; Hebrews 6:12.

We as a worker need to keep The book of Colossians 3:23-25 in mind. The verses are explained much clearer in the version of King James Version than in New International:

KJV
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

NIV
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25 Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for their wrongs, and there is no favoritism.

Another Scripture we need to take heed is God’s displeasure in earning money unjustly. Refer to Leviticus 19:34-37; Proverbs 20:9-11,22-24; Micah 6:10-12. There are many verses more in the Scriptures.

A Daily Struggle

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A daily struggle to do quiet times
A daily struggle to do God’s will
A daily struggle to obey God
A daily struggle to please God
A daily struggle to revere God
A daily struggle to fear God
A daily struggle to commit our ways to the Lord

In our hearts, soul, mind, actions
In our attitude towards life
In all that we Think and Do
In planning all our way.

Remember Elohim.


Inspiration On: Friday, 6 July 2012 at 11:50am
Revised On: Friday, 6 July 2012 at 5:40pm

As I was doing my daily quiet time, suddenly there was an urge, “A daily struggle” due to many other commitments to perform tasks at home especially disciplining my toddler.

Inspiration is from Proverbs 16:3 (KJV) “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Bathing in Tears

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Copyright 2012 Daylight Tune Ministries   Illustrator: Tienny The

I’m bathing in tears
Wallowing in depression and desperation
Whatever I do,
Whatever good
I’m trying to do is never right in her sight.
I’m trying to so
What is right before the Lord.

Knowing my
Weakness
Flawness
Limitations
I feel powerless
I feel helpless
I feel weak

Tears rolling down
Down into a bottle
A bottle that is prepared
To fill my tears
Tears of remorse
Tears of my wretchedness
Tears of my repentance
Tears of pain
Tears of longing God’s mercy
Tears of desiring God’s loving kindness
Tears of yearning God’s hand to be upon me
Tears of craving God’s strength to be upon me
Tears of wishing God’s hand to enable me to do what is pleasing in His sight.

In desperation,
I cried out to You, O Lord.
Incline Your ear to my plea.
Please enable me to
Overcome
Conquer
My feelings
Feelings of self-pity
Feelings of low self-esteem
Feelings of gloominess
Feelings of despair
Please hear my cry,
Please hear my cry,
Please hear my cry,
O, Lord Almighty
O, Prince of Peace
O, my Saviour


Prayer On: Saturday, 14 January 2012 at 11:30pm

Revised On: Sunday, 15 January 2012 at 1:56pm & Monday, 16 January 2012 at 1am & 4pm

I’ve been trying to do what is right before the Lord and towards my mother. Unintentionally, the mention of the battery of wall clock was like adding fuel to the fire. She was angry towards the helper who purposely defied her instruction to handle the household. Words of scolding wrench my heart. Couldn’t take it, tears began to roll onto my cheeks as a lot of things going on my mind. She ever talked about her handle the helper and household so that I can concentrate on my career. Now, she tired of handling the housework. After communicated to her about the message I got from her scolding, she didn’t mean it and explained that she was angry towards the helper. She hugged and kissed me. Thank God for the reconciliation and the misunderstanding is resolved.

My Heart is like A Garden

My heart is like a garden
For You to plant.
Plough the soil of my heart, O Lord.
Let it be a good soil.
Let the seed of Your Word
To take root in the
Deepest soil of my heart.

And grow into a big tree
Bearing good fruit.

To please You
To Love You
To live in Your love
by listening and following Your Word.

For Your glory, O Lord


Inspiration On: Saturday, 15 October 2011

This prayer came during my prayer times to the Lord On High in the morning.

When I look into myself

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When I look into myself…
What can I find in myself?
Nothing!
Absolutely nothing!

This makes me realised
How weak I am
How vulnerable I am
How bitter I am
How miserable I am.

How useless are my good works to save myself
How useless are my actions to save myself
How useless it is to depend on myself
How useless is to depend my abilities
What can I do …?

O Lord Jesus,
Save me!
Enable me!
To worship You in spirit and in truth, and
To please You with my heart and actions.

Lord Jesus…
Lord Jesus…
Enable Your new and weak spiritual-born child

Now my good works is to
Please Your heart
Bring glory to Your name

You are the reward that I seek.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 24 June 2007
Inspiration Comes At: 5:45PM