My 101st post.
Its the new year and its time to share what I am hoping for this new year
- New Guitar
- Financial Breakthrough
- Draw closer to God than ever before
- Play guitar for CG once again
- IPPT Gold
- Grand Slam Award from NS
- become more fitter
- go on at least 1 mission trip
- be able to study in a local/foreign University
- fulfill my dreams of playing in a band
- Improve in guitar skills
- Improve vocally
- Improve spiritually (grow even stronger)
- Move in the spirit
- BV/Muzo (Keeping my fingers crossed)
- and most of all, ORD
of course the most important would be drawing closer to God and having a pure heart.
Just watched the Chinese service on 201209 online, and man, it is powerful. The testimony of Billy Wang (or Dongfang Billy as he is more popularly known) really really impacted me. The things he shared during the service was so powerful that it was like a revelation to me. It looks like after being in church for such a long time, I forgot the basics, which is to faithfully touch God an not just be part of the crowd of onlookers but really, to faithfully seek Him, despite your situation. Though your situation may be dire, or you may think that it doesn't affect you much, God will be there to pull you through in the end. This reminds me of what Pastor once preached, that God will be able to give you the provision, no matter what you are going through in life, no only to go through the situation, but to love Him even more after that, nothing in this world happens by chance and sometimes, like when we are sick, it is not because God wants us to be sick, but how we take care of ourselves. Like when things are not going our way or when we stumble, do we blame God? Do we blame our leaders? Do we blame those around us, our friends? The answer is NO! We only have ourselves to thank for this predicament that we are in. All the more you, as a member, and a child of God should listen to your leaders, not wallow in self pity, but be strong, take your leader's advice, take God's advice and change for the better. Then when you are ready, God will bring you to an even higher plane than ever before.
P.S. This here is to serve as a reminder to myself and those around me.
Sigh, already one year and 3 months have passed since I enlisted into the army, there were many ups, and definitely many down times too, but I thank God, that through it all, He stood by my side, unwavering, always there for me. Even right now, as I am typing this post, I can feel His peace upon me, what an awesome God I serve.
It has been a great year over at Pasir Laba Camp, I have already seen 4 batches of BSLC and ASLC passing out from here, makes me really wonder, why am I not a commander? But no matter, If i have to be a man in the SAF, I will be the best there is!
It is going to be Christmas day in 3 days time, how exciting, although I'd really wish I wouldn't have guard duty on Christmas eve. Sigh. But, like it or not, I have to do the things I have to do.
I have nothing much which I want this year, except maybe a new acoustic guitar with a solid cedar top with solid rosewood back and sides, sigh, this will cost in excess of $1.9 K. Sigh. But, I am believing God for His blessings to come upon me.
Even as the year draws to a close, I wanna share some highlights of this year.
- Finally played for CG/Subzone after 4 years
- IPPT silver
- Breakthrough in CG attendance
- New people joining W389
- W389 Multiplication
- Mini Emerge 2009
- KL Emerge 2009
- Increment in pay
- Officially in choir
- Many, great and new friends made
Although these events might seem insignificant to many people, but I cherished every single moment. Of course I always, as per tradition must thank certain people who have made this year a wonderful one.
Amber - for believing in us always and for leading the subzone, thanks for the chances you gave to me, I cherish each and everyone of them.
Tian Yi - Thanks for being my leader, although I sometimes never meet your expectations, thank you for always believing in me! You are a Great friend and a great leader. Thanks for giving me the chance to play for CG, I will keep on improving and working hard.
Joycelyn - Hey Joy, great to see you finally a CGL, keep on keeping on! Jia You!
Delphine - Thanks for the many chances to play for your CG, thanks for believing in me too. It is an honor to be able to serve God.
Yan Ming - Although I don't know whether you will ever see this, but I just want to say, You have been an inspiration to me!
Celine - What can I say about you? my good friend, it has been great knowing you and I just want to say, thanks for always being there for me. You're the best.
Audrey Ho - Girl, its been great knowing you during KL emerge, I will keep my promise and be there next year, thanks for hearing me out when I was down and wanted to rant, you are awesome girl.
Sing Xuan - You are an absolute angel, you inspire me, the way that you care for your members and the things you would do for your friends. Keep on keeping on.
Jiaqi - Great to have known you this year, in our friendship, there were many good times as well as bad times. Sorry for all the bad things that happen. But I cherished every single moment. Also, Build on your passion for music, you will be able to get your desired saxophone one day. Continue to grow in your walk with God and become even stronger in Him. Jia You!!
Pei Xuan - Hey best friend, really started talking only during the BCC, but hey, its been great knowing you, keep that smile on your face, continue to always serve with fire and passion. Jia you!!
W389 - Always bearing with me. Always availing yourselves to last minute changes, you guys rock!
Most of all Jesus, for never ever giving up on me! I LOVE YOU GUYS!
It has been a long while since I have posted anything here.
Thank God for the new electric guitar. liking it more and more.
Recent developments have let me discovered more and more about myself and those around me. I thank God for revealing them to me.
Christmas is coming, time to fasten my seatbelt and rush forward!
After 9 months in the army, I finally passed my SOC (Standard Obstacle Course)at least obstacles and coming up tomorrow will be my first waterpolo game in 4 years this time playing for the army. Hope all goes well.
Camp Castaway is coming up, hope I can get to know many more people in the zone, and of course, grow to where God has released me to.
I pray that all the participants in the camp will enjoy it and everything will be smooth with good weather!
P.S. I want to experience a different culture in another country.
Return on investment of 100% on Building fund. PTL.
Just came back from a short trip to Genting Highlands yesterday, and today just had IPPT and still my silver eludes me. Silver oh silver when will you come to me. These few weeks have been awesome, living out my time to the fullest, enjoying my life, God appearing to be more real than ever before. I thank God for my family and friends who supported me through these times.
As for NS, sometimes things we do may seem to have no meaning, but hey, take a positive mindset and just do your best whatever you set out to do. :) (new army Uniform is great, but I get the feeling that I am the only one who appreciates it)
OH yes! No longer am I a Private anymore, you can now call me LCP (Lance Corporal) Samuel