Tuesday, September 20, 2011



Thursday, May 19, 2011

Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord

For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.

Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order that, as it is written, "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord."

-1 Corinthians 1:22-31 (NRSV)

Today, there are many people seeking for miracles and knowledges. They seek miracles one after another, they try to attend seminars, conferences, and attain higher achievement, degree and position one after another. They think that only then they will be greatly respected by other people. They think that only then they can be greatly honored by someone.... HOwever, Paul said, actually we need only one thing, that's to proclaim and to understand the crucification of Jesus Christ.

How many of us today really understand the crucification of Jesus Christ? How many of them really deny themselves and take up their cross to follow Him? How much time we do spend in meditating the crucification of Jesus Christ? What do you mean of Salvation?

Honestly say, there are not many people really understand the pain of letting go and becoming nothing.... God's foolishness and weakness has shown in Christ Jesus.... Do we really understand it?

We may wise, capable and good in human standard. However, we may not wise in God's one.... What does God require from us? God requires us to love Him, to follow Him, deny ourselves and take up our cross to follow Him........Let's boast, boast in the Lord.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Love must be genuine

"Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; .....Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them."-Romans 12:9 and 14 (NRSV)

Yes, love must be genuine... Do not do what is evil and hold fast to do what is good.... This is not easy... Yesterday there was a lady, wrote one sentence on the facebook... Telling us that how life is so unfair.... Did you have this kind of thought before? I believe most of us feel that life is so unfair....

This lady told us that she was cheated by someone.... And felt that why good person always be bullied.... I wrote a comment to encourage her: "We should thank God that we are not the one who cheat them." As Paul mentioned in Romans 12: 9, we must love genuinely and do not do something evil, we must hold fast in doing good. No matter how unfair we are facing, we want to insist in doing good. Due to Jesus was unfairly judged and crucified on the cross for us... When people unfairly criticise him, judged him and even crucify him, He still keep silent and died for us on the cross.

Do not worry, Jesus knows how we feel when we get cheated or bullied.... He is just and faithful.... He knows what to do... Let us leave this to Him, to deal with that person.... Ha! What we need to do is........."Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them" Vv. 14

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fearfully and wonderfully made

The psalmist wrote, "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."

Today, there was a friend who shared in her facebook saying that she feels very low self-image recently. Psalm 139: 14 is a very comfort verse. It tells us that we are "fearfully made". What's that mean? It means when God made us He has done a proper plan for us. He knows every inner part of us. He knows how much we can take and how much we can do for Him. We are fearfully made. God did not simply make us. He did not make something roughly. He makes us fearfully.

Psalmist also said that we are "wondefully made". We are wondeful because God made us wondefully. When He looks at us, He saw that "we are good".

But, why people still feel that they are inferior? It is because we don't focus our sight on God. We care more of how people look at us than seeking God's guidance. When we loss our right focus, we will fail to see things rightly.....MAy the Lord helps us to focus on Him all the times.

Monday, April 25, 2011


今天,又是独处的时间。来到了Bintang Plaza停车场,像往常一样把车开进了停车场。刚上了斜道,就看到一个保安人员的手势,他的手势是要求我停。心里纳闷为什么他要我在这个位置上停下。虽然纳闷,可是却还是按照他的指示,停了下来。


Saturday, April 23, 2011


Matthew 27:62-66 (New International Version, ©2011)

The Guard at the Tomb
62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.”
65 “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.




Friday, April 22, 2011



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday - The Last Supper

Today is Holy Thursday in church calendar. We also call it The Last Supper and Maundy Thursday.... It is the night we come together to celebrate and remember the night before Jesus is going to be crucified on the Cross.... Many people don't know what the meaning of "Maundy". "Maundy" is actually a Latin word, "Mandatum Novum" means recall the new commandment - "Love one another".

This is the night which we are reminded to love one another in Christ. I believe this is the greatest hope from God to all His beloved children. May we all come to worship and respond to His love and call.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011










Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Car

GMC is my third church posting. When I look back my posting journey, I thank God for His provision and protection. What He has done for me is beyond what I expected and what I thought.

Before I came to GMC, I was a bit worry of my transport here. Honestly speaking, all this while wherever church I went to they always provide me a private car to drive and I have never driven church van to go to shopping to buy thing. I can't imagine I myself has to drive a van around to do my shopping.

Anyway, I pray to God for it and I am willing to submit to the Lord also for it. God always knows what we need. LCEC decided to buy a new private car for the pastor before I came to this church.

I was very happy to hear this news. However, God did test my faith in Him. Waiting for the car coming is a journey of faith. Because at the beginning I felt that how come they didn't do anything, they didn't go to order or choose the car and I even started to question whether they will get the car on time for me.

I can say that God's timing is always right and just. I got the car in very perfect timing. I thank God for it!!

It reminds me that in Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Praise the Lord!! If it is Him sends me here, then He will prepare all I need.....

Mummy came for Chinese New Year

After two years dad passed away, mummy seemed has recovery from her grieve. I thank God for it.... How did I find it?
Two days ago, she came to Miri. And we started to plan and buy things for Chinese New Year. We went out to the shopping centre and we bought a lot of things. She was very enjoy of doing the shopping. And doesn't look tire.
I thank Father in Heaven to look after her and me all this while.

What hinders me from serving the Lord freely?

Borrowed Equipment

Read 1 Samuel 17:32-40, 50

Let us throw off everything that hinders . . . and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

-Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

I'VE always loved the Bible's story of David, the shepherd boy who defeats Goliath with a sling and a stone. Recently I realized that David had to take something off in order to succeed in this mission. King Saul tried to protect David by giving him Saul's armor. David quickly discovered that Saul's heavy equipment hindered him. He removed the king's armor and approached Goliath unhindered, armed only with his usual shepherd's supplies and his strong trust in God.

Meditating on this story, I wonder how often I try to serve God wearing someone else's "equipment." Of course we all can learn from the good example of others. But when asked to teach Sunday school, do I think I must imitate the previous teacher? Do I study a method of evangelism and then mimic its exact words when I share my faith? Do I weigh myself down by copying someone else's style? Am I afraid to serve God just as I am?

I have decided that it's time to drop the weight of trying to be like others and instead to be myself. The Lord has given each of us unique gifts. We don't need borrowed equipment. We can all learn from David, taking off whatever hinders us and trusting God for help in using our God-given abilities.

Marion Speicher Brown (Florida, USA)

Thank you, mighty Lord, for equipping each of us uniquely. Give us courage to be ourselves as we serve you. Amen.

What hinders me from serving God freely?

To relax and be myself in the way I serve God

I think this is a wonderful sharing passage which help me a lot. All this while I don't know how to fight my "giants". The only thing is to take one step as I can. I thank God for guiding me through all these days in Miri here. Many peoples or leaders' expectations on me, and I try to push all these things unto the Lord. And I know that He is my help.
This passage reminds me that I don't need to wear someone else "equipment", I have my own and this is from the Lord and if I wear it and use it, I can defeat my giant easily. For those who read this, pls do pray for me.... PRay that I will continue to put my trust in God and will not shrink back to serve Him.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lord, teach me how to pray

Saturday morning we always have a group of sisters will come to church to have a prayer meet. Today, this was my first time attended this prayer meeting. We all took turn to pray. I am the last one to pray.
Honestly say, I felt a bit uncomfortable to pray in English. When those sisters all prayed very fluently in English. I felt a bit scare and in fact I didn't know what should I pray for. Before it came to my turn, I prayed silently in my heart. I said: "Lord, teach me how to pray and what to pray."
Amazingly, when I started to pray, the words and prayer items just kept coming in to my mind and I could pray out loud and fluently. Indeed, it was really a miracle and thank God for the anointing.
The Lord always be my help.... When I first got to know that I will be coming to GMC. I was quite worry about my English. I don't how much I can guote. I don't know what should I do for the church.... However, it is just like what I preached in the past whole year about the book of Joshua. I believe God is the same yesterday, today and forever. I will be my help and guide me through all the things....
Now, it's time to pray for getting a better church caretaker. "Lord, please help the church to get a better caretaker. We need this person to clean up the church and keep this church tidy. So that when people come to your House, they will feel comfortable. In Jesus' Name I pray. Amen!!"

Friday, January 7, 2011

Calling for help

Today I read Matthew 14:18-33. It is about Jesus walked on the sea. This time, God led me to ponder on Peter calling out for help. Sometimes, although we have "thousand tans" of faith.... However, we may also "sink" like Peter when we face "strong wind blow". However, God is merciful and gracious, He slow to anger and abounding in Steadfast love. He is our help and shelter.... As long as we call out for help.... HE will reach out His hand and catch us from sinking.

As I came over to Miri, I find that I need God more than I continue to stay in Sibu. Due to I am the "in charge", there are many things which I need to make decision for the church. I need to handle a lot of matters and people.

"God, save me!" - I really need His help.... Anyway, as long as we call upon Him, He will never feel hesitate in helping me....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

God answered prayer

This is my second week in Miri. Still adjusting to the new environment. New people, new roadmap, new talking style and new lifestyle. However, I still thank God for answering my prayers.

When I first knew about my posting, I started worrying about my transportation. Do I need to drive a van since then? Am I able to drive van around the places? How am I going to settle down the things in Miri? How am I get to know the places? There are many worries filled my brain. I don't know how to solve these problems.

I thank God that He is my help and my shelter. If there is anything, I can just call upon Him. He will help. And He did answer my prayers.

Church has decided to buy a new car for pastor use. IT IS A NEW CAR - MYVI. I have never expected it. My counsin came to my place and took me driving around the places and I picked it up very fast. Now, I knew how to go to many places. I bought all the things which I want and I need. I have settled down well.

When I was not able to do something, God grants strength and wisdom to help me. Indeed, without God all things are impossible to me.

I met friends and a lot of foochow people here. I thank God for it. Unless it is not as bad as I thought before. ha!