The 21st Century Book of Acts

If there was a book to be written 

Of the plight, pain and persecution 

That my brothers and sisters are facing

Who has the gut to read from start to end

Who would reward them the crown of a saint?


They seem so ordinary or even less

Despised by all declared as fools

Why pay such a high price

Why waste your only life?


Tortured, beaten and crushed

Orphaned, despised and chained

With years of hard labour and ultimately death


It may be hard to imagine

From the comfort of our homes

But we are one body of Christ

Joint and knit together, we have a bond


If all their stories were to be told

And all their plight in detail

The fearful dark nights

The tears of losing loved ones

And the unity and love the Spirit provides

Would you read that book??

“There was once a fiddler who played so beautifully that everybody danced. A deaf man who could not hear the music considered them all insane. Those who are with Jesus in suffering hear this music to which other men are deaf. They dance and do not care if they are considered insane.” – Richard Wurmbrand, Victorious Faith 

NB- Richard Wurmbrand suffered severe persecution under the communist regime and once released started organisations to help Christians facing persecution around the world. 

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New year, renewed hope

2015-01-01 00.20.39-1“Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.” – ISAIAH.43:19

Its such a blessing to look back at the end of a year and ponder on the goodness of the Lord in your life. I could definitely say that without His love, care and providence I would not have made it to 2015 with a smile on my face. Yes there were many trials and failures and weakness but what I saw more brightly than them all is how God saw me through those times and how faithful He is. It’s also a time to rekindle a flickering hope. A time to trust again that perhaps issues being long prayed for will finally be answered.

Now as we enter this new year 2015, I know that there will be a lot of changes in my life. End of one chapter (uni) and beginning of another (work). One of my biggest weaknesses is worrying. This year I want to fully trust God, not just a head knowledge of His promises but believing with all my heart that whatever I ask in His name, He will do. 

And I pray the same for you dear fellow bloggers. I wish you all a blessed and peaceful new-year where you see all your prayers being answered. 

PS – thank you all for the encouragements in 2014 either by commenting or by the things you write in your blogs. They are a blessing to me and others. 

Happy New Year 2015! 🙂 

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark.11:24

 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” – John.14:13

Tired of waiting?

You’ve been waiting all day long 

Your eyes have grown dim 

Your legs grown numb 

Your throat has dried up

With the scorching heat of the sun 


When you prayed for hope

A glimpse of rain or cloud

You fear this may be your last


When it all becomes unbearable

And your eyes can only behold

The dryness of the land


Don’t lose hope keep it burning

It may flicker and grow cold

But it won’t ever turn off

For He is faithful God


He will provide the oil for your lamp

Peace for your mind and rest for your heart

Hold on to Him, He will never disappoint

He is faithful to those who trust.



Listening to GOD’s voice

And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” – 1Kings.19:11-13

Most of the time I find myself wondering, “How can I hear God’s voice? How can I be sure?” etc. There were moments when I heard God’s voice and they were so clear I knew they were from Him, but it wasn’t all the time. I want God to speak to me all the time, well rather I want to hear God’s voice all the time (because God is always wanting to speak to us.

I have discovered that there are a number of things that stop us from hearing God’s voice. 

1. Unrepentant heart and wanting to take control of your life

2. Restless mind – often I find myself having a number of thoughts running in my mind all at the same time that I find it hard to fit God in the equation

3. Busy lives – we are so busy running our little lives that there is no time for God. That’s why Elijah had to go to the mountain to hear from God. Perhaps God is whispering but the noisy chaos of life is hindering us from listening. 

I really admire my Muslim friends, in their dedication for prayer. They give the most busiest and most uncomfortable hours of the day to God. I wonder how many of us Christians do that. 

May God help us to be more attentive to His word, just like Samuel. Amen! 


Inside of you…

I found this song that I used to listen to ages ago, and as I pondered upon it, I thought of how true the words are. So many lies are thrown at us “you can’t do this or that”, but we were made to shine! May God help us to be the people He made us to be. Amen!



As a child you used to dream
There wasn’t anything that you couldn’t do
Learn to fly on paper wings
But somebody told you dreams don’t come true
Some settle for a lie and take it
And try to keep their hearts from breakin’
But you defy the odds
And make it worth the going through

Oh, inside of you there’s a heart full of dreams
Like the gold in a stream to be uncovered
Inside of you lies a soul made to shine
Yes, a child meant to fly and discover
All the wonders God can do
Inside of you

Every day you face the fear
With a measure of faith that you need
And even now all heaven cheers
For the miracle you’re destined to be
True bravery is bought with sorrow
Life is but a gift we borrow
And all the promise of tomorrow waits to be revealed

Where dreams can still come true
All the wonders God can do
Inside of you

Frustrated hope

We all have things we hope for. Hope to do this and do that, hope to have this or that; more like wishful thinking. And if we are Christians we have a hope that’s spiced up with a bit of believing so it can be called faith. However the Bible describes faith this way:

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrew.11:1

“6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” – Hebrew.11:6

The hope that we have in Jesus is more than the material world that we see around us. We often pray and hope about situations and people, yet when we see that nothing has changed, we get frustrated. The Bible says: 

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
 but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” – Proverbs.13:12

It also says: 

“19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, 20 where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.” – Hebrew.6:19-20

What then? Should our frustrations dominate the way we see situations/people? I learnt that we only ought to love no matter what, even when things don’t go as we hoped or expected them to be. 

I had a chat with a good friend of mine this weekend. They just had a baby girl after many years of marriage and it was such a blessing to see the joy in their eyes. He said to me, “If there is one thing we have learnt through all this, it’s that Father God is always good, even in the NOs.” 

Well then, I say we embrace His goodness and trust His faithfulness.


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So today I was thinking about what it means to hear God’s voice and the earplugs that prevent us from hearing His voice. I asked my flatmate, “What do you think are those ear plugs?” She replied, “Pride and impatience.” She is absolutely right!

When we think we know it all and have it all figured out, we stop asking God what He wants from us – we become self-sufficient. And when we are impatient, we think that God is not listening and fail to trust His timing and that way we take matters in our own hands the way Saul carried out the sacrifice (which was not his role) because ‘Samuel was late’.  (1Samuel.13:8-12)

May God grant us humility and patience, and the ears to hear His voice. Amen.

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