Thursday, January 11, 2007

im startin to blog again!!!!!

after disappearin fer so long... jean is back to action... u noe y??? COS SHE IS BORED!!! B-O-R-E-D... *yawn* wenhui so funny... tell her im gona blog then she sae 'gd u r v slow in bloggin' kekeke... quite nice to noe dat my dear frens actually do wana noe wats new in my life, wat rubbish im thinkin etc etc etc...


n guess wat, jean is gona do somethin oh so familiar... EXTRACT FROM PRIME TIME WITH GOD again!!!!! ^_^ this time i modify abit laaaa... kekeke...

God inspired delays

Yet when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was two more days. - John 11:6

Delays in our life are not always easy to handle or to reconcile in our minds. Often, when God does not answer our prayers in the time that we feel He should, we appoint all sorts of characteristics to God's nature that imply He does not care. Such was the case with Lazarus' sisters when Lazarus became ill and died. Jesus was a close friend to Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha. (Mary, you may recall, was the woman who came and poured perfume on Jesus' feet.) When Jesus arrived two days later, Martha shamed Him by saying, "If You had come he would not have died." She implied that He didn't care enough to come when sent for. It was a matter of priorities for Jesus, not lack of love.

God often allows delays in our lives in order to accomplish something for His purposes that can be achieved only in the delay. Jesus allowed Lazarus die in order for the miracle that was about to take place to have its full effect. If Jesus had simply healed a sick man, the impact of the miracle would not have been as newsworthy as resurrecting a man who had been dead for four days. This is Jesus' greatest "public relations act" of His whole ministry. What many do not realize is that the key to the whole story is in the next chapter.

Many people, because they had heard that He had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet Him. So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after Him!" (John 12:18-19)

If Jesus had not raised Lazarus from the dead, there would have been no crowds to cheer the Lord when He came into Jerusalem riding on a donkey.

God often sets the stage so that His glory is revealed through the events that He orchestrates. He did this with Moses and Pharaoh, allowing delay after delay for release of the Israelites from Egypt. He did this with Abraham and Sarah for the promised child, Isaac. God granted Sarah a baby past the age of childbearing in order to demonstrate His power.

Delays will provide the necessary preparation and greater glory that God was to receive. My friend, don't take the delays lightly. Do not faint as God places you in what seems to be a holding pattern. God is at work. God knows the purposes for His delays. Don't give up, for they are for His greater glory; so we need to remain faithful.


im a a stage in my life where its sort of like a standstill again. when is my next job? wat job will it b? when will my next stage of life begin? blah blah blah...

guess e thing dat is buggin me most is my career... if i m to stay or move... wat is my passion? kindergarten teacher? childcare teacher? pri sch teacher? sec sch teacher? jc/poly lecturer? yes yes all in e teachin industry...

but u noe wat? i lack guts... cos movin will mean dat i will haf rigid work hours (i think), tons of red tapes (not as if there is not enuff over here), onli can take leave on sch hols, PAY CUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

all my life i haf been taught: passion = impractical; money = practical; humans = practical; jean = human
therefore: jean shd not follow her heart n pursue her passion but muz alwayz consider e practical aspects like her parents need her to support em etc etc etc...

but of cos i realised dat does not wk if i wana b hapi... but im still not yet convinced i shd leave e finance industry now now now... there is still an area in finance that im keen on tryin b4 i actually juz sae bye bye... so i do haf my plans after all... weee!!! at least im not lost... =)

this reminds me of a conversation i had wif carol yesterdae... carol has been wkin fer duno how many donkey years in marketing n now she is gona pursue her passion: teachin piano!!! wah seh!!! its like a big step out lor!!! but i do admire her courage... to start takin courses now in preparation of fulfilling her dream... to even act on it is alreadi one giant step of courage!!!

but after tokin so much, it all boils down to 1) knowin wat u wan in life; 2) hafin e courage to pursue ur dream

fer me, i still duno at this point in my life wat to do... so still need to wait upon God n seek Him seek Him seek Him... haven been reali pressin in recently... im sure God is juz waitin fer me to ask Him n He will reveal to me but im juz dreamily floatin arnd in fairyland... okok muz stop floatin arnd... we haf these moments dun we? juz lalala here n lalala there n move seemingly w/o a direction in our lives? kekeke... but dun wori, sure got direction one... God is a faithful God n all e places He has been leadin n bringin us to is toward e final destination dat is e best fer us =)

courage? hmmm sure haf one cos God is our strength, our rock, our teacher... so yes yes yes... i need to seek seek seek!!! great n exciting things r comin my wae!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ^_^

juz felt like doin this counter thing for e number of frens dat r gettin married... so exciting!!! =)

jan: cedric ROM
feb: joy marriage
apr: eugene marriage
nov: xiufen n choon seng marriage
2008: lilian n david marriage

quick faster some more some more!!! any i missed out ah??? so fun so fun!!!!!!!!! derick n stella gona haf their first born!!! melissa n jack aso!!! hahaha im at this stage of life where everyone is gettin married, gettin their new apartments, buyin cars, takin e planes fer biz trips/holidays more than i take taxis, hafin babies... whoopie!!!!!!!!!! ^_^