Tuesday, August 26, 2008

advancing to the basics

yesterday was talking and sharing with a few friends, and sharing on how we all going on in our spiritual lives. Interesting stuffs came out of it.

i like this one phrase being said "Advancing to the basics". Many times, I as a slightly older christian do so many so many things, and neglect the basic like praying and time with Him.

sometimes, even corporate worship or service in church can be a cover up for my lack in my discipline in my basic. for eg, i could like raise my hands and sing and look like i am really worshipping, and thus ppl using naked eyes might see and think that i am spiritual. and even service, and i keep doing and doing, that i might look spiritual mature.

i must admit, i fall into this trap at times.

i was sharing on how tiring sometimes things can be, where i am still learning to strike a balance between family, relationship and service and myself. and he commented that maybe i am just far from God, thats why i feel tired! what he say immediately strike me, i think its so true! as of now, i am really not as close to God as i used to be. Not that God is far from me, but me feeling far from Him. It is said is His word:
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Heb 13:5 (NIV)

so now, i shall advance to the basics :)

oh, want something interesting to read? go read my girlfriend's blog! got a very long and interesting speech! link at enhui!

sorry, cant upload photos, now in office. will do the photos uploading at home! oh, there going to be two new bball courts being built up opposite my house! COOL! finally, after so many years then the CC built bball court! thank God! hee.. will be a good chance to go there and play and make some friends and find oppurtunity to share Christ with them! hopefully the rainy season stops when the court is up! then it will be ........


oh, in abt 9 hours 40 mins, i will meet enhui, and we will go airport to eat and just sit around somewhere to slack :) looking forward to quality time spend with her, after two days of not meeting :) missing ya!

okay, thats all for now, back to work! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

God provides

hello, i am back again, thanking God its friday, last day of work :) for this week of cos, then monday the cycle resumes!

ah yes, God provides. recently i have been money no enough, and been really tight. BUT, yesterday, money suddenly came in, advance money!! think God is behind all this, thank God for it. and not only He provided, He provided abundantly! Praise Him.

of cos, not that God is good only when He provides. God is good ALL the time!

a full-packed weekend coming up, hope i have the energy to have all the fun :)

be right back

Thursday, August 21, 2008

back again! :)

went to watch 'money no enough 2' with enhui yest. didnt feel it was as funny, but still touching, got two moments in the show where i teared. family issues always touches my heart. but compared to 'I not stupid', i feel that it is not as touching, enhui mentioned that maybe cos it relates to us more in 'I not stupid 1/2', and i agree. i remebered i cried till super sad in 'I not stupid 1/2'. my conclusion, i like watching family related shows. of cos still got others :):)

is trying my best enough? in so many areas, i tried my best, but i still fail at times. think only God see our best, the world dont see your effort, just results and obvious signs. Uni see your GPAs, basketball see how well you played, Interview see your grades, achivement and interview, etc... ....

Dear God, i thank You for being such an awesome God, who wants us to do only our very best in everything, and not seeing the results. I live to honor and please You, and I praise you! Amen

Thank God its thur liao, soon its weekend again. a exciting and full packed weekend ahead :)

back to work :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

"God's relationship with us and our world is just that: a relationship. As with every relationship, there's a certain amount of unpredictability, and the ever present likelihood that you'll get hurt. The ultimate risk anyone ever takes is to love, for as C.S Lewis says, 'Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to on one, not even an aminal.' But God does give it, again and again and again, until he is literally bleeding from it all. God's willigness to risk is just astounding- far beyond what any of us would do were we in his position."

a small part from the book "WILD at HEART" by John Eldredge. good book, do read it :)

this small passgae really captured me when i read it just now during lunch break, its so true that God knowing we will fail Him but yet choose to love us, and to extend His grace again and again. even when we fail again, He still loves. God is love.

"thosuand times i fail, still Your mercy remains,
should i stumble again, I'm caught in Your grace"
-From the Inside Out by Hillsong United.

Dear God,
Thank You for being such an awesome God, and no matter how many times i fail, you still forgive. Praise You! Your grace is just so amazing!

monday is blue, then what abt tue, wed, thur, fri, sat, sun??

today another day of work, as usual there are times when i am busy and times when i am slack, which is now, where i get to update this :)

leave comment on what u think of the extracted passage, if you want the book to read, can borrow from me :)

oh, and yes. Grace is amazing.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

one week ago, we cut our hair! for fun :)

its cool how 4 of us do excting things together- grew up from sunday sch to TM now TF entering YA, in same CG, sec school to JC to NS to uni. in the midst - hillsong conference. and now going bald together!

may we grow old together! and spur each other on towards love and good deeds

Saturday, August 16, 2008


hello one and all...

Welcome to jiayang's life.. have this blog so some of u can know the happenings of my life now and be updated! and hope some of my entries would be a blessing to u :) still learning this blog, so forgive if not that nice! lol

credits goes to girlfriend for teaching me and helping me to set up this blog! loveya!
had headache this morning so took MC and didnt go work, then late afternoon went to girlfriend's place to slack and hangout, then CG, started S.H.A.P.E course today, pray that God would teach me more abt my shape and so i could effectively serve him.
the way i see is that its like a jigsaw puzzle where every single piece is unique, so if we are not in the right slot, we take up another's piece slot. and the puzzle cant be completed.