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Group leader ... for the very first time

Today was my first time leading a group in my bible study fellowsip (BSF). I have been trained for 2 months now but it never occurs to me that it was actually not as easy as I thought. Haha.. leading a group is not easy, but I find joy in doing so. I dunno why but Im actually looking forward to it now. Lol. I was so nervous just now , in fact before I went there I actually prayed beforehand. This never occurs to me because usually I am always very confident in this area but I guess I start to realise that I can only lead a group to grow in Christ by depending on Him and not my own. I have experienced how I depend on myself and I failed. and God has been knocking my door to tell me that I have been too proud of myself, and I realise that. Therefore, I force myself to learn to be humble even though my flesh tells otherwise. Anyway, I had great time. I found that I really like doing it. ;) I didnt think that it was good at all, but thankfully one of the ladies told me that I did it well …

No longer a foreigner !

I cant help but smile when I think about this : that I will no longer be queuing at foreigner site when I go through customs at the airport here in Australia.. Whee... what a joy. haha.. Yep, I got my PR, exactly on 26 Oct 2012. It is still so surreal, so fast, and so unbelievable. Few months ago I was still struggling with my unstable emotions thinking about where I will end up but God had truly answered my prayer in the way He want.

I lodged my PR on 23 Sep 2012. Before that, I was struggling to apply PR because there was another obstacle other than my skill assessment, that is Victoria State sponsorship. In order to achieve enough points to apply for PR for life scientist ( the job that was on demand list that I nominated), I had to get extra 5 points from Vic State sponsorship. The problem that I had was that I applied for this sponsorship on April when I applied for my first skill assessment. Ideally, they only gave 3 months time for me to submit the result of my skill assessment…

The origin

Do you know how Eve was created?
7 Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. (Gen 2:7-8). 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found.21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh.22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the ma…

True faith or professing faith?

I wanna share today about what I learnt from my bible study last week. Last week we started looking at James and seriously... really seriously... the book of James is so so so rich.. I mean well.. every book is rich but the book of James just makes me realise about so many things and that is why I cant wait to share it here =) hopefully it can be a blessing or maybe help you have a deeper view about what true faith is.

Chapter 1 of James started talking about trials, how every Christians should consider it pure joy when they face all kinds of trials. Repeat, ALL KINDS of TRIALS. When I first read that, I was like, really? seriously? you want me to take it as JOY? are you kidding? and then when you continue reading it, it says trials test our faith. The purpose of trials are actually to see how our faith is really like. It is like if you are in a relationship with someone,we may face trials such as arguments, different opinions, and if we do not feel like the relationship is worth figh…

The Righteous

Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him. (Psa 4:3).
But let you all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. (Psa 5:11)
for surely, o Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with your favor as with a shield (Psa 5:12)
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble (Psa 9:9).
You hear, o Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and You listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed (Psa 10:17-18)
... For God is present in the company of the righteous. You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the Lord is their refuge (Psa 14:5-6).
Lord, who may dwellin your sacred tent?
Who may live on your holy mountain?
The one whose walk is blameless,who does what is righteous,who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor,and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile personbut honors those who fear the …