Monday, September 30, 2013

Brief Trip

It was such a brief trip but really nice fellowship time. Sometimes I just wish we can all travel back to time when we were all in Tassie. When we sat around on couches and read His words. And we shared out thoughts and lives. Time was sort of fully in control in our hands and we can choose to spend it the way we want. 

But things are different now. 

We are no longer living in a same small town but scattered here and there. And we have our own commitments in life. We can't spend time with each other as if time is on our side.

Time is irreversible but we can try our best to create moments that we can continue to cherish. Thanks guys for your efforts. Love you all. :)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Thought of de Day

Road to South Cape. November 2012. Tasmania. 
I was reading on Hebrews 11 last night.

It begins with verse 1-2 which says: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

The chapter goes on to give examples of how God's people in the old testament had obeyed God and yet they did not see what their sacrifices are all about. At the end of the chapter, verse 39-40 says: These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

I believe a lot of times we do not have the answers to things that happened in our lives. We cannot make sense with the things that we see. We think that God did not actually have a plan. He just want us to suffer and still follow Him blindly.

Do we question God and leave God when we do not find our desired answer?

Well, in sufferings I do believe that obedience and faithfulness come first above all. In other words, we have to still believe and trust in Him no matter what. Only in hard times our submission to God's will is tested and will be proven precious.

I reckon Hebrews chapter 12 answers that clearly. More than often we don't get answers to things that happened around us within our lifetime. It is after our lifetime that the future generation reap whatever we sowed. Together we are blessed in His will but just not at the same time. Therefore it is too early for us to judge and say that our sufferings are in vain. We should trust in God that He has a better plan and our faithfulness with bless the future generations.

To those who are suffering and yet do not find an answer, hang on there. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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