Saturday, March 15, 2008

precious promises

cf camp was such a blessing to me. God is doing a new work in our cf and the lives of each and every person who went. He has shown me His grace and His awesome power. when we place Him as the center of our lives and the center of what we do, He will do great things. what happened in camp was not done by the committee or the leaders, but by God. camp was not good because of the human efforts, but because God did it.

i got to meet so many form 1's on my bus who are so so precious and dear to God. i saw the lives of those who were broken be touched by God. those who were tired and burning out were strengthened by God's mighty hand. and those who have strayed off the path, God has called them back.

the messages were simple yet powerful. the potential God has placed in us that we should live out. how we should die empty (you'll need to be there to understand this). how God has the best purpose and plans for our lives that we must pursue.

i got to enjoy the beautiful surroundings God placed on that mountain top, the coolness up there, and the many different people God placed around me.

for me, i had one desire after i left this camp. for God to create in me a heart filled with His love and His compassion for the people around me, all kinds of people, whether they are easy to love or not so easy to love, whether i've been hurt by them or not, whatever they've done or whoever they are, i want to love them like how Jesus loves them.

and believe me, it's super not easy. i can get pretty irritated and disappointed at times. but God shows me that Jesus didn't just die for the nice and lovable people, He did it for every person. amazing, huh.

and i can remember the camp verse! super long compared to last year's.

2 Peter 1:3-4
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through this He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.


apart from camp, i really thank and praise God for blessing me with good results for SPM, it was beyond my expectations. and i thank Him so much. for me it really proved that when we honour God with our lives, He will honour us too. really by His grace and blessings.

and so, in about 3 more days, i'll be leaving to National Service in Kelantan. i used to be all excited and okay with it, but now, i don't really know. i'm going to miss the people here. i'm going to miss church and cf. i'm going to miss my family. my home. i'm going to miss a lot.

and so, God's work in cf camp has not yet ended but has only just begun.

keep walking with God and making choices to follow Him. it may not be easy at all, but God is a mighty God and nothing is impossible for Him! i'm going to miss seeing the work continue for the next 3 months. but i will be praying for this work to continue to grow according to God's will.

Dear Lord,
i thank you for all you've done.
continue this work that you've begun in the lives of the people
and strengthen them to run the race for you!