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‘This is a good world gone wrong, but [it] still retains the memory of what ought to have been’ by C. S. Lewis

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Courageous in Outrageous

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Courageous to go through the battle of life
Outrageous to go through the angst of lies

Yet still to courageously trust in The Lord
Albeit the outrageously wiles of the devil

Hating own life to live for Christ courageously
Losing grip of everyone in the world outrageously

Losing the will to live outrageous life
Only to persist to live a courageous life
For Christ alone


Inspiration On: Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 8:03pm

Living in hurts and pains baffle me. Someone who claims to be in Christ proved manipulative. Desiring to control my life, he played around with his words. Upon realization of his claw, I choose to leave. My dear friend just went through similar situations. My advise to her is to leave rather than being taken advantage. Moreover, she can not trust her client anymore. Even though it hurts her, she chooses to leave. Her parents also advised her to do so. A word of advise, not All Client are King. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

Distraction

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Killing Distractions?
Or
Distractions Kill us?

Do distractions rip us away from God?
Or
God is in us amidst many distractions?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 2:58pm to 4:05pm

Being weighed down with lots of priorities and tasks at hand, I feel I can’t breathe. Remembering my purpose and goal in life, I realized the world is full of distractions. This idea reminded me of Jesus warnings about the distractions this world offer. But also made me think, refocus and birthed out this poetry.

Visual Memory

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Images flying around
Visuals in mind toss around
Upon reading an impressed word or phrases
Upon pondering of problem solving methods

Images flying around
Visuals in mind toss around
Upon remembering and watching for
Living in a visually beautiful world of scenery
Crafted by the Creator
Crafted by the Potter of this world and whole universe
How amazing is His handiworks


Inspiration On: 16 October 2013 from 12:39am to 1:14am

Suddenly, the above poetry birthed out as I’m trying to understand myself as a visual person and how I remember things.

Dam

Dam

~ Hikari Yori

Prophet Jeremiah cried to the Lord
Seeking His help and deliverance
Pronounce curse towards those who tried to destroy him
When our dam is full of the weight of the world
Overflowing of pain and anxiety will occur
Cry to the Saviour who will lighten our burden
When we lean upon Him and His guidance
Learn to bless knowing His peace

~ Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Monday, 19 August 2013 at 8:35am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 2 September 2013 at 6:40pm

Jeremiah 18:23 KJV “Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.” I was reading Jeremiah 18, first section of verse 23 produce the acronym DAM. According to Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, dam means

  1. A barrier to obstruct the flow of water, esp. one of earth, masonry, etc., built across a stream or river
  2. A body of water confined by a dam
  3. Any barrier resembling a dam
  4. To furnish with a dam; obstruct or confine with a dam
  5. To stop up; block up

Sag

Sag

Under the pressure of the world?
Under the temptation of this world?


Inspiration On: Monday, 5 August 2013 at 9:04am
Inspiration Ends: Tuesday, 6 August 2013 at 9:49am

Suddenly, Jeremiah 3:25 caught my attention. Taking its initial produced the acronym Sag. According to dictionary sag means in Verb is sink or subside gradually under weight or pressure or through lack of strength: “he sagged against the wall”. Sag means in Noun is downward curve or bulge in a structure caused by weakness or excessive weight or pressure.

Solitude & Silence

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In solitude
I find rest
From the noisy world

In solitude
I withdraw from the world
Entering into my own world

In silence
I cried of my contrite heart

In silence
I prayed to my Lord for comfort

In solitude
I heard a small still Voice

In silence
I regain my strength in my Lord Jesus
I find my voice

In solitude and silence
I commune with my Lord
My heart is ready to enter the world.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 18 May 2013 from 2:16am to 2:41am

This began with, “in solitude” that slowly reminded me of Psalms and Elijah as described the book of Samuel.

Empty Cross & Tomb

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Before
The cross
The tomb
Were where
A once laid body of Jesus
Now is
Empty Cross
Empty Tomb
Jesus Christ has risen
Risen from death
That’s good news
Our good news
Good news for the world.
Jesus is alive!


Inspiration On: Sunday, 31 March 2013 from 8:25am to 11:55am

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.”

Ego

Ego

Ego

Is ego or pride stopping us from reaching out to God?
Is ego or pride blinding us to the Truth?
Is ego or pride covering our eyes to see the world’s brokenness?
Is ego or pride covering our eyes to see our own frailty?
Is ego or pride preventing us from reflecting upon our motivations?
So can’t we push our ego aside?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 16 March 2013 at 1:51am

In dictionary, ego means
1. the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.
2. Psychoanalysis . the part of the psychic apparatus that experiences and reacts to the outside world and thus mediates between the primitive drives of the id and the demands of the social and physical environment.
3. egotism; conceit; self-importance: Her ego becomes more unbearable each day.
4. self-esteem or self-image; feelings: Your criticism wounded his ego.
5. (often initial capital letter) Philosophy

  • the enduring and conscious element that knows experience.
  • Scholasticism. the complete person comprising both body and soul.

Albert Einstein did mention,
“More the knowledge
Lesser the ego,
Lesser the knowledge
More the Ego”

Basically, ego means “I” is more important and what is inside will come out. Some people will tend to praise themselves and look down upon people by finding their faults. Until to the point that I can’t stand them and telling a friend to try to look at people’s goodness side. Nobody is perfect.

Collaboration

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Movie consists of many crews
Computer consists of numerous parts
A body consists of many organs and parts

Lack of one crew, the movie cease to completion and perfection
Failure of one component, the whole computer system is down
Likewise, when failure of an organ in the body, the whole body weakens

We are not to live in isolation.
We are not to live alone.

Study Adam.
God creates Eve to accompany Adam to till the land He entrusts to.
God creates Eve to give Adam a family.

No Eve
No baby
No family
A man lives in isolation in the world God creates.

No Adam
No baby
No family
A woman lives in isolation as well.

Have a baby
Heart feels young again


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 2 May at 9pm
Revised On: Monday, 14 May 2012 at 2:25pm

1 Corinthians 12 (KJV) “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?”

Ephesians 4:10-12 (KJV), “He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”

Invisible & Visible

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By the Word of God
A beautiful world is created and made visible.
By the hand of artists
A beautiful painting is produced tremendously remarkable.
With the blast of powerful wind
Natural disaster produces storm, tornado, hurricane, typhoon.
With the power of sunlight
Touching the droplets of rain produces rainbow.
With the power of click
A colourful photo is captured and produced.
Electricity discovery is developed throughout
Centuries by various people’s hard work contribution
For the good of mankind
And to improve mankind’s life.

How much more do we need to
Thank the Lord for His
Eternal Gift, the Saviour of our soul
Let’s accept His Eternal Gift
Gift of Salvation in Lord Jesus Christ
Let’s bless His Holy Name.

Inspiration On: Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Revised On: Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 4am

Portrait is made visible due to the invisible electric current and the camera taker. Without it, a photo will not be produced. This creation is made visible due to the Words spoken by the Invisible God, who is not visible to our eyes. (Genesis 1)

The above inspiration comes as I kept on gazing onto the photo I have taken and was enclosed with a frame by my mother-in-law. She told me that actually she wanted to place a photo of my husband and I with our baby in a photo frame, but she couldn’t find me in my baby’s photos so my husband with his son are in the photo frame. I don’t mind. As I stared at the photo that I have taken satisfactorily, suddenly the above paragraph came to me then the haiku is birthed.

The More

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At first,
The Bible
The Scripture
The Word of God
Seems
Boring
Dull
Dry
Let me fall asleep.

The more I pray
The more I re-read
The more the Words work in my heart
The more I get interested
The more enthusiastic I became
The more hunger in my heart
Towards
God’s loving kindness
The Word of God
The presence of God
In my lives.

The more I’m thankful
The more I’m grateful
The more I long to meet Him face to face
The more I work on
My salvation with trembling anf fear
The more fear of God exist in my heart
The more I realise His presence
The more I marvel at His diverse creation
The more truth I learn
The more I delight to do His will
The more my heart is liberated
The more my heart is softened.
The more I comprehend my identity
The more I comprehend my purpose
The more I comprehend my destiny.

Thank You, Lord JESUS CHRIST
To come to this world
To come to save us.
To come to strengthen us.
To come to have relationship with us.


Inspiration On: Monday, 16 January 2012 at 3:35am to 3:40am

Just after accepting the Lord Jesus Christ into my life, reading the Bible is like an obligation to me. But as time goes by, reading the Bible is not a hassle, instead it helps a lot in my life and I long for Moses encounter with God (Exodus 33:11).

Illusion of life

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The illusion
The illusion of life
The illusion
The illusion of life

Life is full of illusions
Especially today’s generation
In the generation of technologies
In the generation of mass media

Life is full of illusions
As our eyes play tricks on us
The magicians play tricks upon our eyes
The cartoons we watch also play tricks upon our eyes
Flipping papers to trick our eyes
To trick our eyes to see it moving
Even the films and movies we watch also play tricks upon our eyes
Flying superman, Spiderman crawling the wall
How the rainbow is created.

There is more in this life
There is something more in the world we see
There is something more in the world we live
In this beautiful world we see
Full of different kind of living things
Full of mysteries
In the mystery of how it is crafted
In the mystery of how it begins

Let’s find the Crafter of this world.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 28 December 2011 at 4am
Friday, 30 December, 2011 at 3:40am and at 11:55pm

In the middle of the night, suddenly, a song was singing in my mind that hums repeatedly, “The Illusion. The illusion of life.” And the remaining came on Friday morning and night as I jot it down on my notebook.

The fascination towards this world’s design and beauty let us wonder that there is something that we can not see. We can see it from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” There is Someone who perfectly crafted the world we live in though there is something wrong due to human’s decision to cause the fallen world with so many devastation and calamity.

Among All

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Among all crowds
Among all the things in the world
Where can I find?
Where can I find the things?
The tasks that will give me a sense of purpose
Where?

Life is so unpredictable
I’m running around aimlessly
Im lost in so many never ending tasks
I do not know what to so

In my heart, I am hoping
Hoping Someone to tell me the way
Hoping Someone to tell me what to do
Hoping Someone to speak to me

Only in You, O Lord
You are my hope
Not just hope
You are also my strength
You are my confidant
Guide me, O Lord


Inspiration On: Monday, 29 August 2011 at 6:15AM

As I close my eyes to go to sleep. I see crowds. Suddenly, “among all” resonates and so the above are the birth of my feelings and expressions.

God’s Shining Glory

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Friday, 17 Dec 2010

Refer: Revelation 21:22-26 & Exodus 20:18-21

I went to Universal Studio at Resort World Sentosa with my husband and his sister, nephew, brother and sister in law. We played almost all the rides, just left two performances. Then we waited until 9:30pm to see the fireworks. It is my first time to see it glows before my very eyes. When it was exploding, my eyes couldn’t take it so with my right arm to cover my eyes.

How can I withstand God’s glory before my very eyes if He appears before me?

Especially now, I feel that my spiritual life is weak. Followed by my headache that never goes away. It gets worse as years passed by and even after giving birth.

Prayer: No matter what happens, O Lord, please help me in my weakness. Give me strength to obey Your will. In Your most precious Son’s name I ask. Amen.

Wish YOU Happy Birthday

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Wish You happy birthday, LORD JESUS
Today is Your birthday.
On the day, You were born
You are the best Gift for the world.

JESUS, Thou are
The only One came from heaven.
The Light shines in this dark world.
The hope of this world.
The fulfilled promise from GOD, the Only Way.
The eternal, living SAVIOUR.
The LORD of all.
The SON of GOD.
The One who humbles Himself to come to this world
in flesh, died on the cross for our sins.
Resurrect again to know that You a living GOD.
The cross signifies GOD’s love for us, our Redeemer.

Thanks be to Thou, for all Thou have done.
O LORD, You alone deserves all the praise, glory and honour.
We worship You, for You are GOD ALMIGHTY.
You first love us, so we want to love You.
You deserves all our worship.
You deserves all our worship.
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Inspired on: Thursday, 25 December 2003