Hi people...I'm back again after more than 1 month of not blogging. I thank God for another month of faithfulness. Much has happened in this month in both positive and negative ways. But as usual I will choose to see the positive side of things because our God asked us to give thanks in everything (1 Thess. 5:18).

One of the positive things that happened is that my youth group is now exposed to the gospel. We showed them the movie 'Passion of the Christ' and it definitely planted a seed in their hearts. Now my job and all the others youth leaders' job is to follow up and evangelize them by challenging them to receive Jesus in their hearts. For those who are already Christian, God is bringing them through a tough time. Which is a good thing because it means that God loves them. The bible tells us that God disciplines His sons and daughters. As it states in Hebrews 12:7-13.

7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father? 8If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons. 9Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live! 10Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. 11No 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. 12Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. 13"Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Hang in there people. We always have hope in Jesus Christ.

Another positive thing is the church's team ministry retreat which went well. I can really see God at work in the lives of the people in our church. In the history of our church, we have not seen such unity. In all the 'many' churches I've been to, this is the first time I actually feel that its people is united. I know we're nothing compared to many other great churches (if there is such a thing) but having progress is something that we can thank God for. I pray that we will continue to progress and improve for the Lord.

In this post, I would like to comment on writing a post in blogs. I've read and seen many kinds of blogs. There are those which talk about fashion, food, movie reviews and many more. Blogs are practically new to me actually. I just started it because I know that youth spend a lot of time in the internet and decided to use it as a tool to reach out. One thing I found out. Most youth use their blogs as a diary. I find that interesting because I don't really see how a blog can really be a diary especially when it's a public blog. A diary is a place where you pour out your deepest emotions, your daily life, your thoughts and your life. I like the way my friend Kimberly puts it when it comes to blogging her daily life on her blog.

"Wow. Opening up to people I might not know in here. Blogs are crazy!" (punctuations added)

Exactly. Opening up in public blogs are like exposing yourself to practically the world. Anyone and everyone can see it. I'm not saying that everyone should stop blogging about their daily life. (I want to know what's going on too. lol). I'm saying how can it truly a diary when you actually need to hide certain facts from people? Well, some may say that it's their blog and they write whatever they want without needing to hide any facts. I don't agree. Here are the reasons why

1. When you open up about your weaknesses and deepest secrets, people who read it might have an unnecessary bad impression about you. (If I were to blog about all my weaknesses, nobody would want to be my friend, honest). Please don't say that you don't care how others think about you. We as Christians are suppose to be a good testimony, so please don't spoil your reputation especially when it is avoidable.

2. Your daily life would include other people. Unless you're a total loner (I hope not). When you blog about other people, they might not like it when they read it (duh). Especially when it's something negative about them. Whether it's directly or indirectly, as long as the reader recognizes that it's them you are talking about, things will get ugly.
Why make enemies when you can be friends? Everyone is worth befriending. Jesus is our main example. Even someone as 'sau pei' as myself is loved by Jesus. We should do the same to other people.

All is not lost. The good thing about blogs are the fact that we can actually edit it fully before we actually post it up. That means we have the time to
think, pray and choose what to write and to post. Unlike talking, we have more time to filter to make our post more encouraging and uplifting. So I also pray that all of us will use our blogs to also post more about His goodness and mercy unto us. He is good all the time right?

Lesson of the day: Let's post private things in our life in a private blog. Make it only accessible to yourself, God and a few close friends that can keep secrets. It's wiser that way.

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I am just a normal human being with an extraordinary Saviour, who has an extraordinary plan for me.