Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lovelife: Day 4 Heavy Luggages

Hey people!!! i am back for another lovelife challenge. i'm sorry i havent been updating this blog for some time because i just came back from a vacation in china. only now i've found the time to blog up some challenges that i did and some lesson that i have learned throughout the trip. :)

anyway, coming back to lovelife challenge day 4. this time i am going to talk about heavy luggages! y?hmmmm.. i guess this is something that most of us will overlook but as i was going back from perth to kl, and then flying from kl to beijing and coming back from beijing to perth. i have seen ppl carrying alot of huge luggages around! especially for those that came back from china or something because they would SHOP SHOP SHOP SHOP and SHOP, thus accumulating a huge and heavy luggage!

when i am talking bout huge and heavy luggages. I mean HUGE and HEAVY! so, i've decided to help carry these luggages for some of the random strangers that i met.

as i was leaving from perth back to kl, i saw this group of malay aunties, taking their huge shopping bags, filled with nougats and stuff, walking down the stairs to the departure lounge. as i was walking past, minding my own wa, in my hear i felt like i SHOULD help them as they do seem to need some manly help. yet i was telling myself that they can handle it on their own and i can continue to mind my own business.

so as i tried to walk past, one of the old malay aunties actually asked me if i can help her. so, in the end i helped her to carry her huge bag of souvenirs down the stairs. as i was helping her, i felt a tinge of guilt in my heart for not being initiative in helping the old auntie. so while i was walking down, i saw another old malay auntie struggling to drag her bag of souvenirs down as well. so i stopped and asked if i can help her to carry it down. she agreed and i was holding 2 big bags of shopping bag down the staircase. along the way, we were chatting and getting to know each other and they found out that i am a christian. but what struck me was at the end of the conversation, after i've helped them carried the souvenir bags onto the plane is that both of them felt so happie and grateful for my act of kindness and before bidding me farewell, they wished me GOD BLESS YOU. i was shocked! i would never thought that 2 malay aunties who are muslims would actually say that. i did not know if my act of kindness impacted them but i guess GOD does work in miraculous ways and i have definately showed them so GOD-filled LOVE!

Lesson of the day: Be initiative in showing love and kindness. even in the little things, be initiative and God will work from there!

Challenge of the day: Have you helped someone to carry their luggage before? do it when you travel!

Did a random act of kindness? comment to me and let me know! :)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lovelife: Day 3 Honk and We Will Dance

Ever wondered how it is like when someone out of a sudden does some random stuff and cheered you up?

ever thought of doing something crazy to make people laugh?

Hey peeps!!! i am back home in Malaysia right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!! anyway, i will still try to update as often as possible although the internet is quite slow.

Anyway, coming back to our Lovelife challenge day 3. This time we did a collaboration with YourMahder Productions to show some love to the people of WA! Basically, we did up some signs that says..... "HONK AND WE WILL DANCE" to cheer the motorists up on a gloomy monday.

We got the inspiration from Jaeson Ma himself, so we thought why dont we create a similar version of our honk and we will dance in Perth, WA. so, on monday (14th of June), a few of us (Me, Steph Tay, Ralphael, Kelvin, Joanna and Justina) went down to south street and started holding up the signs telling people that they are loved and cheer up!

Basically the whole campaign was a successful one as many of the motorists that stopped at the traffic light saw our sign boards, honk and got a great laugh out of our very COOL dance moves! at the end of day, its not really so much about us having fun or coz we have too many time on our hands. but its about glorifying God and showing other people some love by making them laugh.

so, technically we are FOOLS FOR CHRIST! i will stop here right now and let the pictures do the talking.

for a great video please go to YourMahder's youtube channel.

Lesson of the day: Love is about putting it into action and humbling ourselves down. as i reflect on the challenge, i myself was challenged to come out even more of my comfort zone and having faith that GOD cares more about us glorifying HIS name and shining HIS love rather than our very own comfort.

Challenge of the day: Put your love into actions! Cheer someone up with some random acts! HONK AND YOU WILL DANCE?

Did a random act of kindness? comment to me and let me know! :)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Lovelife: Day 2 Trash

Have you ever wondered how does your mum/dad/maid/housemate deal with the rubbish and trash that you/ your family leave around after cooking or consumption of food?

Have you ever wondered who takes out the trash and the many other rubbish that you leave around?
(might be your mum, your dad, your maid, YOU)

so, today as i was looking around and try to listen to GOD's guidance on a random act of kindness, i was shocked to see the condition of the kitchen sink and the trash bin! i saw the dishes that i washed last time was now all in a mess and the trash bin as well as the recycle bin is filled with stinking and yucky leftovers and crap.

at first instance i was like awww man.... i thought i just cleaned that up. so, i tried to ignore it and think of some other 'greater' act of kindness that i can do. but GOD was telling me something. GOD was telling me to clean that up once again because love is not a one off thing but love is consistent. if i want to learn how to love like GOD, i shouldnt just do it a once but do it consistently.

Reluctantly, i washed the dishes again and took out the recycle bin. this made me think that this challenge is not for other people. this challenge is more of like helping my sis!

but as i was doing all this, this verse came into my mind. Luke 16:10 If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. but if you are dishonest in little things, you wont be honest with greater responsibilities. (NLT) this struck me as i am aiming for 'greater' exploits of kindness but GOD is smacking me, telling me that great change comes from small little things and we need to faithful with it. So, if i want to apply love into my life, let it start from within me, then to my surrounding aka the place that i live in , the people that i live with.

anyway, at the end, me and my sis had another good laugh and what was even better is that she offered to cook steak for me as dinner. how awesome is that!

lesson of the day: once again, GOD shows me that love is not just a feeling, but it is an action. not one off/ once but a continuous action! and if you want to achieve great things, be faithful with the little things first. so i guess, its more dish washing and more trash taking for me! :)

Challenge of the day: HELP YOUR PARENTS/HOUSEMATE/MAID TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH! you might never know, it will put a smile on their face and they will feel loved!

Did a random act of kindness? comment to me and let me know! :)

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lovelife: Day 1 Dishes

Have you ever got annoyed by the dishes that your housemates/ your family/ your friends leave around after a meal?

and sometimes you cant stand it especially its been there for several days and yet they are still not cleaning it away?

I live with my sis in Perth and sometimes when i get home i see dishes like this lying around the kitchen table and no one bothers to lift a finger to clean it up.
(sometimes i'm the one leaving it around^^)

anyway, today while i was preparing lunch, i decided that since i am very much inspired by Jaeson Ma to do a random act of love, why not i help my sis to wash the dishes???

so in the end, i decided to help my sister to wash all her dishes and try to practice love just like how Jesus did. By putting other people first, humble down ourselves. at first, i felt as if i am a slave, but i decided to push on and cleaned everything!

at the end of the day, i felt really happy and my sis is happy when she got home and saw those cleaned dishes!

Lesson learned: Sometimes, its not just aout helping people. but its about helping yourself and a little act of kindness brightens up someones day and keeps their smile on their face.^^

Challenge of the day: Why not you come up with some random act of kindness and join me in this journey of love? or even better....HELP YOUR HOUSEMATE TO WASH HIS/HER DIRTY DISHES!

Did a random act of kindness? comment to me and let me know! :)

Lovelife: dedication

Hey everyone! its been soooo long since i updated this blog and today it shall be the official REVIVAL of this once dreadful looking- boring- dead blog!

anyway, recently i was very very much inspired by a Pastor known as Jaeson Ma. So, that is why i decided to revive this blog and dedicate it to GOD and to all the readers out there.

Basically, what am i going to post about? its gonna be about LOVE! hah! thts why the topic is lovelife. anyway..... i've chosen lovelife because this will record my journey of trying to learn from God and how has HIS love impacted so many people in this world.

Chap 4:13 of 1 Corinthians speaks about love and how love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

so, what i will be doing is to try to learn from these principles and applying it onto my life. For example, everyday or everytime i will try to do a random act of kindness to show love to people as well as learning to humble myself down.

So....... i hope you guys will be with me on this wonderful journey as we discover GOD's meaning of love and living it out!

(More of GOD, Less of Me)

Monday, May 24, 2010

i miss you......

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

what faith can do?

hi guys, its been sooooooooooooo long since i updated this blog..lol
its not because i am lazy or anything but i just find bloggin such a tiring job, especially with everything that i need to do..lol i cant find time~!

anyway, i've decided to post up an entry coz right now i am rotting back home in malaysia now..
yup!! i am back in malaysia now...can come look for me^^

right now, my heart longs for perth..not for my studies or anything...but my 'family' there...looks like i am missing out alot of fun in perth... WOLF!!! i mean its good to be back..but my heart is left in perth i think.. i can still rmb when i first went there i was yappin away that i miss malaysia soooo much, but right now i miss perth...lol

recently i heard this song and it really challenged me and assured me of GOD's promise in my life and my family. all i need is faith to believe.

to certain ppl, god is just the last hope that they depend on when everything around them falls apart and they cant do anything about it.
to certain ppl, god is their panic button, pushed onli when they are panic.
to certain ppl, god don even exist.
to certain ppl, god is just someone so far away.
to certain ppl, god is just mad at humanity and is out to teach those hu made mistake a good lesson.

but for me, GOD is more den tht.. what i believe in is not just a religion, is just not a GOD. i don believe but i live.. i try my best in life to live in HIM.. cz each and every step of my life, i know that i am not walking alone, but GOD is guidin me along each step.

most ppl might have heard of christianity or even GOD.. or might even call themselves a christian..but, have u live wit him??in him?? GOD's blessing is just so obvious in my life, the gratitude that i hv is way beyond words.. i am not trying to say i am living a life of holy moly... but i am trying.. and i believe, i know and i hv FAITH that i will one day live in HIM..

this is what faith can do.

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do....