Sunday, March 29, 2009


I had an insomnia last night. Maybe because I took a long nap in the afternoon and drank some strong tea & coffee right before I went to bed. It's strange tho', coz coffee and tea have never had any effect for my sleep. Thanks God I could still keep awake during the Sunday worship today.
The message today was a good reminder. It talked about how one might suffer to follow God and that Christians should carry the cross. Yes. Indeed, one might have to 'suffer' when following Christ. We might have to 'give up' a lot. But to me, the words 'suffer' or 'give up' don't sound quite right to me. When we follow Christ, we see the love of God. He loves us so much that He gave up His life on the cross, and gives us the eternal life. When we see His love, we are EAGER to 'suffer' and 'give up'. It sounds strange to say we are EAGER to suffer and give up. But it truly is. We 'suffer' because we know we will get sth much much better in the near future. And we know God can be glorified. We 'give up' because we see sth better and dislike what we've considered to be good before. The message reminded me that today as a Christian, I grasp something which is much much better than what I've considered to be precious before. So, we deny our old self for good.

"只是我先前以為與我有益的,我現在因基督都當作有損的。不但如此,我也將萬事當作有損的,因我以認識我主基督耶穌為至寶。我為他已經丟棄萬事,看作糞土,為要得著基督;並且得以在他裡面,不是有自己因律法而得的義,乃是有信基督的義,就是因信神而來的義,使我認識基督,曉得他復活的大能,並且曉得和他一同受苦,效法他的死,或者我也得以從死裡復活。" (Phil 3:7-11)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Thankful, joyful, relaxing...

Friday we joined the church fellowship. It was a testimonial night during which bro/sis shared about their experience with God. Both Sandra and I haven't shared our stories. But it was nice to listen to others' testimonies, like how God has saved them, how God has changed their life etc... It is encouraging to know many others are experiencing the love of the same God whom I believe in. I feel really thankful because God shows His mercy and love to everyone who rely on Him. I feel joyful because He is living in me.

Today is a relaxing day. I drove Sandra to the church for she had a hymn practice in the morning. We went to Sichuan Gourmet for our lunch. It's delicious. I like spicy Sichuan food. Yummy Yummy. (Bad that I forgot my camera.) The price is reasonable too. I am sure I'll visit again. We also went to gym. It's refreshing after a nice workout! I hope I can keep this habit of exercising everyday.

DC Cherry Blossom trip in 7 days. I am so looking forwards to it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Update about my recent life

It has been a long while since I last updated my blogger. It's time to write something to update my recent life.
Everything is going well. Thanks God. There has been up and down in my spiritual life. But God has His mercy on me and brought me back whenever I walked away from Him. There were so many things happened recently. All these things happened let me experience Him more. I feel so joyful because I know He is leading my way all the time.
I went back to Hong Kong for my wedding banquet in December. It was really a memorable moment, and it was so touching that so many bro/sis and friends were so eagerly helping us out. Both Sandra and I experienced God's grace and love. We are hoping that through our marriage, we might testify God's love to others and let Him be the glory.
I have also been struggling about my future career by myself. This made me feel quite stressful. I seemed to forget one thing: everything is governed by Him and He has already planned the best for me. It was so weak and lost my faith in Him for a while. I am thankful to Him because finally I realized once again that He is the one who control all things. And He loves us so much that He must give us what is the best for us. I am peaceful in Him now. Although I don't know what will happen and where I will go, I trust that He MUST lead me all the way. And I further remember that "For thy pleasure we were and we are created". We should live for His glory but not for our own. May God give me strength that I can walk in His will so that His name might be glorifed.