Sunday, June 18, 2006

Leaving for the Varsity Camp soon. Then mission trip after that.

Things to do:
  • Materials for devotion and team quiet time
  • Personal testimony
  • Consolidate materials for sharing
  • Condense and then memorise skit's script
  • Practice "God of Wonders" for guitar lesson
  • Learn "Let my words be few"
  • Learn chords B7 and F

Monday, June 12, 2006

13 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.
14 Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death.
Prov 23

11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12

My brother.

Who loves to play computer games (Gunz and Maple Story) and lying plainly to me and my parents.

He's so good at lying that his conscience doesn't prick him anymore and he can do that without twitching his eyelids.
  1. He knows he has work to do.
  2. He is capable of doing that work.
  3. He has more than enough time to do that work.
  4. We reminded him to restrict his leisure time.
  5. We told him in the first place already.
  6. We constantly remind him.
  7. We constantly pray for him.
Yet he still dares to spend the majority, if not all, of his time on computer games. When questioned about his work, he dares to lie.

He has no grounds to defend himself.

I have to step in and intervene. I can't keep quiet and just watch him waste his life away.

Now my voice and palms. Next time, I'm using the rod.

I just can't stand it when people take the nice-ness of Christ in me for granted.

They can disrespect me all they want. But they shall answer for their irreverence towards God when the time comes.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

I finally got to enjoy a full day's worth of rest. After rushing here and there - from home to church office - to make bookmarks.

It was definitely an enjoyable experience working with fellow cell-mates. Colour copying, tearing along perforated edges, laminating, pen-knifing, hole-punching and threading. Lots of laughs, corny jokes, ice cream, root bear, artery-clogging snacks and hospitable church staff around.

In the midst of so much work, I did show signs of breakdown - bad attitude, whining, exhaustion, etc. But the journey was definitely not travelled in vain.

The Lord's really answering my prayer - when I told Him that my free time (when clearing ORD leave) would be for Him. Not part time jobs, no time for myself.

And I got what I asked for.
  1. Varsity camp publicity
  2. Skit/platform announcements
  3. Making church camp bookmarks
  4. Going for church camp
  5. Going for varsity camp
  6. Sec 4 cell visitation (this Sat)
  7. Mission trip
  8. Helping out at JOW (Jesus Only Way)
Sometimes, my head feels like it is going to blow. But if it has to blow for the Lord, then let it be.

Still learning the C and F chords. Will be able to play more songs once I know those chords well. Finger dexterity and strumming patterns come in handy as well.

Yup...back to worship training...