Monday, July 30, 2012

Give out of LOVE

Somehow I just have this feeling to share this message here. This is an offering message I wrote 2 weeks ago for my CG Offering challenge. Well, it did not went well when I shared it in CG. Somehow I'm so so soooooooooooo nervous that I was shivering, from my mouth to toe! It was embarrassing. Somehow my CG leader make me nervous!!! It happen during preaching test too!! TT But no matter how bad I did, I still want to share it here, because my performance do not affect the quality of the message in blog~ hahaha

*Offering Challenge Message*

Mark 12:41-44
Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans. So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

When I read about this story about Jesus praising the widow for giving her all, I cannot help but wonder whether by giving my all will definitely touch God’s heart. Because the bible says that “but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood”

Does this mean that whenever we give our offering, we should give all that we have then God will only acknowledge it?

Yes? No? or don’t know?

Let’s see what the bible says. In vs 41 it says “Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury”. He saw how the people put money into the treasury. Not what, but how they put into the treasury. Friends, is not the money or the percentage of our belongings that God is concern about. But how we are giving Him the offering. The attitude that is in our heart when we place our money into the offering envelope.

What kind of attitude should we have that pleases God’s heart? Is it a heart of expectancy that when I give God will bless me back? Or is it a heart of obedience? I’m doing it just because I’ve been doing it since young.

Let us learn the heart of giving from the ultimate giver, God Himself.

In John 3:16
“For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son.” 

For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son. It is out of the heart of love that God gave Jesus to save us. He love us therefore He gave.

Guys, this is the ultimate attitude we should have when we give to God! We give out of Love.

1 Corinthians 13:3 says
“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing”

We always say Christianity is different from other religion, and it is! Because we as Christian do everything out of the heart of loving God and loving people.

So friends let us give out of a heart of love. Let us use our giving today to express our love towards God. The world sees money as number 1 in their life, but let us tell God through our giving that He is our number 1 in our life. Amen?

Let us pray.
[say a simple prayer before passing the offering envelope out!]

-the end-

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I need food and sleep!!!

Since I'm going back to Malaysia this weekend, I have a lot to finish so that I can cope with my studies here. I have finish reading 2 books out of 3 that I need to do book review. Seems like I'm doing OK?? WRONG!!!

Because this week I have 2 preaching test and I'm doing offering message for CG tomorrow. All this need a lot of brain juice and prayer!!! Father! Have mercy on me!!! Holy Spirit! Speak to me!!!!

p/s: I restructure my sermon 3 times for preaching test tomorrow!!! I'm tired!!! @.@

Sunday, July 8, 2012

My 22th birthday wish list~

Since someone ask me about my birthday wish list, I shall share it too all of the world! XD I have a very very very long list in mind, but being a good girl, I will only list down those I really need. The others can wait... Maybe for Christmas?

My 22th birthday wish list:
1. iPod Classic 160 GB or higher (new or used). I want to save all my sermons so that I can listen to them on the go!

2. Brand new shoes. Believe it or not, my dear Puma's life span is ending soon. I think I walk too much in Singapore.

3. Make up set. Hey! I'm on the journey of becoming a lady!

4. A dinner dress. I got to have this cause is required for our graduation dinner. ><

5. High heels. If I want to look like a lady, I will do it right!

6. A cabin size luggage beg. It will be easier for me to travel! ^^

7. A slim bible. Got to preach in style!

8. A message bible. Is good to read different version bible. Don't you know that?

9. A reference bible. Will be useful to prepare sermons.

10. A watch. The watch my daddy gave me for Christmas years ago have some scratches and the stripes is gonna spoil soon. TT

11. A pair of new jeans. I slim down a bit since I came to Singapore. Most of my jeans are loose now! Not nice at all!!!

12. A beg. I keep spoiling things in Singapore. WHY?!!!!

13. Cash! XD I can get whatever that I need or want! haha!

**14. Tent Sermon by Oral Roberts. Forget to add this! I heard is a great read!

Please note, as much as I love my HONGs but I will appreciate if I don't get it anymore. I would love to have more collection of it, but looking at the current situation I think my mom will give me a big SIGH~ XD

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I need internet connection!!!

Is been a few days already since my internet connection on my iPad was cut off because my cousin decided to change his phone plan. Anyway, in conclusion I can no longer online with my IPad unless there is a wifi connection nearby.

I thought it would not bring much difference but boy am I wrong!!!! I will never ever take advantage of internet connection anymore. Without internet connection 24/7 and wherever I go I cannot do a lot of things! I cannot tweet whenever I want, I cannot Instagram whatever that I want, I cannot check the latest news, I cannot use iMessage whenever I want, I cannot use Line and bug my sister whenever I want and the worst thing is I cannot blog whenever I want!!! >< Owh~ My dear 3G connection~ How much I miss you~

Even though school have wifi connection, but I do not stay in school all the time. Normally I will just go back to my hostel and  study.But without 3G connection did give me more free time. I start going to the park to exercise for one hour everyday. Well, at least I've been doing this since Monday. I do HOPE I can maintain this practice!  But seriously speaking, I really do enjoy this 1 hour of quiet time everyday!

On another note, I'm going back to Malaysia in 15 days time!!! yeah!! Super excited to go back to see my hongs family. I actually called my dad on his birthday to remind him I'm going back and ask for birthday pressie from him! hahaha~ such a *ahem* daughter! XD

I saw one of my friend posting a list of present that she hope to get for her birthday. I'm thinking should I do that too?? I actually have a list in my mind already!