Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
From the beginning till the end, nothing is more important that relationships. In the beginning, God created you for relationships. He made you to relate to him and to others. Miss out on relationships, and you're missing the core reason for which God put you on this planet. And in the end, nothing is more important, because nothing will last longer than relationships. Your relationship with God and others will last all the way into eternity.
As i closed my book for the 1st day of journey, i sat there reflecting this year. There are people that i've missed out to love, putting task over relationship , putting issues over relationship, putting exams over relationship. Before it's too late, i commit to show love and put relationship as my highest priority and value.
Nothing is more important than relationship, and that means first to God, then second to people.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Search For A Star 2009 is coming!
And it's gonna be like never before!
I am anticipating!
But til tomorrow night, my phone is gonna ring non-stop and i'll be clicking in the excel sheet non-stop...!!!!!!!!
after SFAS, i shall ignore my phone for a week !!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Do not be like the horse of the mule,
which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle,
or they will not come to you.
Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the LORD's unfailing love
surrounds the man who trusts in him.
Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!
I am just an ordinary (next-door-gal says Tommy) who is ordinary at heart. Who feels upset over a flaw, or disappointed over a relationship, angry over uncleaned kitchen..
When i knew that people i know is hiding something from me, it really just make me upset. My heart is like the wild wind outside the window(its very windy today in Perth), blowing strongly in all directions not knowing what is the right and correct thought.
I wanted so much to say that i am not a person who can tolerate flaws in a relationship (friendship or kinship), yet over many occasions i learnt that God he took upon Himself the flaws of the world and love them still so much. He loves me still so much when i'm so full of flaws. Yet i feel disappointed and upset when there is flaw in relationship with people..
side track a little (overheard this from church):
when i feel that i do not deserved to be loved by God for all my flaws, then that means i do not know yet the full measure of the love of God, which is immesureable..
i was like "this cant be true".. but it is true!!
The full love of God accepts and forgives, heals and restores.. all things!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I've attend Maximum Impact Simulcast. It's like a leadership seminar that is run simultaneously (hence the name Simulcast = Simultaneously broadcasted) all over the world in participating churches, all at the same time.. Speakers involves a hugee variety of influential and powerful leaders of the world, not to miss the great motivational speakers such as John C.Maxwell, Tony Blair, Ernie Johnson, Kevin Carroll, Jack Nicklaus, Linda Kaplan Thaler, Al Weiss, Mark Sanborn, Bill George.. and my most favourite speaker of the day, Liz Murray!!
overall ,it was awesome , many principles, motivations and thoughts that they put forth was very very .... ah, let me summarize the points to you!
From Linda Kaplan Thaler:
if something is too complex, simplify your brain and break the problem to small pieces.
Never underestimate the power of small talk (not gossip!!) and the power of interpersonal skills.
From John C.Maxwell:
When you own your dream, you became from the believer to a buyer of your dream. If you own your dream, you're gonna do things that other people think its impossible!
Disappointment = gap between reality and dream.
Do i have firm faundation to my dream? i can make a choice.
From Kevin Carroll:
Stepping out from your comfort zone in courage, sacrifice and discipline.
Check your "want to". talk about it , then "be" it...!!
What's your position, purpose and desire?
When you see problems/ difficulties, you should learn to see them as possibilities.
Brain storm- extending the play, compromise, no "but" .. use "and"
Feel empowered as leaders and say - I believe in your leadership, but i need you to be present in all situations, especially in challenging time. yea, i will get people to come along with you. i trust that you're capable of doing it.
From Tony Blair:
Balance between listening and leading.
Being prepared to make a decision and stand up to the responsibility and consequences.
Being prepared to changes. Many people do not like changes.
You have to motivate your team.
Dependability (accountability, trust, reliability) is a huge element.
Leaders have a belief that they can make a different!!
What is forgivable is to fail, what is unforgivable is not to try.
From Al Weiss:
Many people want to learn about leadership, but little want to live a life of a leader.
Heart of a servant leader--- I care about you. serve them and show them. guide them to grow to fullest potential in their role. empower them to higher level.
Real success id set up priority and live life according to priority- relationship withGod then with family.
Through discipline, you dont have extra hours a day, but you maximize your day.
I have one life to live, one calender, and one set of priority.
From Mark Sanborn:
Do not just perform better, but become better.
Leader helps the sub-ordinate to become more remarkable.
Preparation is important part of success. You prepare for what you love.
keep polishing your life until The Owner come and take us home.
From Jack Nicklaus:
leadership= before you lead anyone else, you lead yourselves
There is no excuse for not being prepared.
From Bill George:
Leaders seem to be losing the calling to lead, cuz they failed to lead themselves.
Leadership is about responsibility.
Leadership is about service- also empower others to step up and lead.
Be a Self-learner, reflect from other people.
Be clear of the values you live by and your basic faith, practise everyday.
Motivations- intrinsic factors that drives you.
Building support team around you, otherwise leadership is lonely.
Be consistent in life, same person at home, work and community.
WE'RE BORN TO MANIFEST GLORY OF GOD WITHIN US. HE'S IN EVERYONE OF US.
Finally from Liz Murray!
Liz Murray's life is a triumph over adversity and an example of dreaming big. Murray grew up in the Bronx with cocaine-addicted parents. Murray's mother died when she was 16, leaving her homeless- living on the streets, riding the subway all night and eating from dumpsters. Determined to take charge of her life, Murray finished high school in two years while camping outside out in New York City. After attending Columbia University for a short period to be close to her ill father, Murray recently completed her degree at Harvard, Lifetime Television produced a movie about Murray's story entitled "From Homeless to Harvard," which premiered in April 2003. Liz is the recipient of Oprah Winfrey's first-ever Chutzpah Award and is currently writing her memoirs for Hyperion Books.
What's so amazing about Liz Murray? She shared true-heartedly about her experiences and and how she faced homelessness, death of mother, financial challenges, emotional struggles, social condemnation and etc.. she made me opened my eyes so big, my ears so alert and my mind completely focused on her as she talked.. and at the end of the whole sharing, ppl in the DVD stood up in amazement and applause. She made me feel what i'm facing is so insignificantly and small, that i can pull through them with the least energy and life that i still have. Even if i lose everything, i still have my hands and legs. She said so many inspirational words but i couldnt get my eyes of her as she speaks i ended up didnt write down a thing. But i know what she said relates to me so much, in the end i teared A LITTLE.
I am so inspired to live my life, from now onward with bravery, hope and perseverence!!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
What's my updates?
Alright, I'm going back on the 1st of Dec 2009 (again) yeah. I am looking forward to visit Cheras Night Market. Tommy called me "pasar malam junkie" hahahaaha.
Am not sure what's the plan for Dec in Sitiawan, but i guess, i miss doing all the things that i did in the past, like helping mum's cellgroup to cook food, going around town eating, lie flat on the living room floor and read The Star, goes to church every now and then for the kids dance practises, supper, more of quiet time reading...
Now there's this few sentences ringing in my mind, learn it from Zion some time ago----
"Do not dwell in past glories/grief.. Do not hold on to the past that i miss doing something greater for present and future.. " which i cant agree more...!!!
well, lets look forward to Dec and im sure something greater is yet to come.
And i've already book my ticket to go India on 2nd Jan 2010. It's gonna be my first even self-funded mission trip. Talking bout self-funded, i must really thank God for his provision!
See, i dont have money to go for mission trip but i've yearned to go for mission for some time already. And through serving the church during orientation, i was given the responsibility to lead a group of international students to be volunteers around uni for that particular period of orientation. With that position, comes salary, not much, but it IS ENOUGH to cover for my flight and my spendings there ^^. and what's more, God's timing is always so perfect. It was only this semester that i was receiving salary as Volunteer Leader, and it was also this semester that Ziech call for Zion's first ever mission team to form and respond to God's calling to go into India.
then ring ring, there comes another sentence which i learnt in Zion some time ago "Use what God has given to us for his glory". Now that God has provided me money, i am really thankful that i can use it to go for mission!!
Praise Good for his goodness and mercy in my life today!