Friday, March 30, 2018

Awesome God

Monte and I are sitting on the beach at East Coast Park.  It is delightful to soak  in the beauty that is before us.  Hearing the waves crashing the edge of the water is therapeutic. God is the God of the winds and the waves.  As we still our hearts before Him, His reassuring presence drowns out every competing voice.  All other noise is shut out as we tune in to His voice.  God speaks to us anywhere and everywhere.  For us, one of the places that we love to wait upon Him is to sit at the beach.  When night falls, a look at the night sky brings a sense of awe and wonder.  The God who made heaven and earth lives in our hearts.  The sky radiates with the glory of the risen Lord.  All creation worship You, Lord.

Disconnect to Connect

I am off Facebook for two weeks.  I live in a very connected world.  SMS and email are no longer sufficient, now we have to contend with Facebook, Whatsapp, twitter and instagram.  I have not exhausted the list.

Going off Facebook gives me more time to read.  More time to be reflective with all that the Lord is doing in Monte and I.  This extra time allows me to be more present with the here and now; not having to check my Facebook status regularly.  In the long run, occasion absence from Facebook frees me to do more.  It frees me to be more focused.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

You Made Colours



I was out brisk walking one morning.  I lifted my eyes and saw the beautiful blue sky.  Within a short time, the blue tinge changed as the morning light was breaking through.  It is mind blowing to know that there is almost 500 shades of blue.  How great is the Lord!

God makes colours.  Colours that show His beauty, grace and splendour.  God beautifies our life, He reveals His strength and power through His creation.  All creation worships the living God.  The great and awesome God who spoke the universe into existence.  The God who commands the winds and the waves.  The God who sets the sun, the moon and the stars in their places.  Lord, we bow at Your feet.  We worship You with every ounce of our strength.  We love You for You first loved us with an everlasting love.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Faith

Faith comes from God.  God grants us faith to believe in the miraculous.  When the eye do not see, God is actively at work in the challenges we find ourself in.  He is indescribable.  Everything in the natural seems to be chaotic but God is telling us to trust Him.  He opens our eyes to see.  He opens our hearts to understand.  He grants us faith to go deeper.  We are not satisfied with the ankle deep water.  We are not satisfied with the knee deep water.  We are not satisfied with the waist deep water.  We want to swim in the river of God.  We want to see signs and wonders.  We long to hear His whispers of love.  We long for the courts of the Lord.  We want to see Him in His glory and His grace.  Let Your sweet anointment fall upon us.  Fill us with the power of Your spirit.  Fill us through and through.  You are all we ever needed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Broken

God works through each of us wonderfully.  He works through our life.  He works through our pain.  He works through our broken dreams.  He works through every contrite heart.  He works througb every broken spirit.

He releases His fragrance through our crushing moments.  Times of trials. Times of immense suffering.  Oftentimes the Lord does the most powerful work when we are refined by His fire.  He challenges us to trust Him in our darkest season.  He breathes life and hope into our lifeless body.  He is our eternal hope. 

One of the reasons why God shows us His glory is that we will know that He is sovereign, powerful and great.  It is not our talent, intellect, social standing, status, wealth or accolades that God wants.  He wants to be glorified through our love, humility and brokenness.  He wants to release His anointing on broken vessels and broken lives.  He shows His glory through the most unlikely candidate.  He lifts the lowly in heart.  He pours His blessing on the simple.  His heart yearns for all who call on His mercy and grace.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Work Through Us

Inspire our heart
Give us dreams and visions
Knowing Your heart
And hearing Your voice
Anoint us
Empower us
Work through us
Use our hands
Use our feet
Use our heart
To touch the lowly
To speak to the disdain
To comfort the weak
Anoint us 
Work powerfully 
Through each of us

We Hear You

We hear You 
Calling us in the night
We hear You
Calling us in the desert
We hear You
Calling us in the valley
We hear You, Lord
Your soft whisper
Reassuring us
Comforting us
Strengthening us
We hear Your tender voice
Lifting us up
Loving us
Empowering us
Speak to our heart
We long to hear You

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Rainbow of Hope

You have given us your rainbow
To remind us of Your promises
You have given us your rainbow
To remind us of Your goodness
You have given us your rainbow
To remind us of Your love
You are our pure delight
You are our constant hope
You are all we ever wanted
Spring Your rainbow
Upon our heart
Brimming with Your love
Bursting with Your joy
Bubbling with Your hope

Praise Your Holy Name

Let everything that has breath
Praise Your holy name
Let everything that has breath
Bow at Your feet
Let everything that has breath
Worship You 
Let the rivers clap their hands
Let the mountains sing
Let everything that has breath
Praise Your holy name
The rocks shall cry out
To declare You
The sovereign one
Our majestic
Mighty
And awesome God

Thursday, March 15, 2018

With Each Passing Day

With each passing day
Your love grows stronger
Your grace grows richer
Your hope grows surer
Take us deeper 
Into Your presence
With each passing day
Our vision gets sharper
Our heart beat stronger
Our love grows deeper
With each passing day
We long for Your tender mercies
We long for Your presence
We long for You

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Joy

The joy of knowing You
The joy of loving You
The joy of trusting You
Perfect liberty
Perfect oneness
Perfect joy
You have set us free
You have brought us joy
You have made us whole

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Divine Providence

Monte and I are blessed to journey with the Lord in this amazing journey.  He teaches us to lean on His strong arms.  He pours His grace on us lavishly.  As we look back at all that God has brought us through, all we could do is to bow in humble reverence to His unfailing love.  He is mighty, awesome and indescribable.

We experience His divine providence daily.  Down the corridoor of time, He reveals His constant and undying love for us.

Back in early 1999 when we were preparing for our wedding.  I remember vividly how we called out to the Lord, listing the many needs we have.  The Lord provided miraculously for us.

In 2001, we were praying for God to provide us the funds to renovate and furnish our new flat in Sengkang.  God provided for every need.  He shows us His divine providence again and again.

We serve a great and mighty God.  As we continue to love and serve Him.  He pours more of Himself on us.  His ever increasing love and presence wash over us, renewing and refreshing us.  We bow in humble adoration.  We proclaim His majesty and power.  All honour and glory be unto our God.  He deserves our highest praise.




Monday, March 12, 2018

We Call on You

You feed the hungry
You clothe the naked
You cleanse the filthy
You touch the lowly
You grace the meek
You lift the weak
You love us
Through and through
Speaking strength
Grace
And hope
To all who call on You

Monday, March 05, 2018

His Hand of Love

Monte and I have been living in Sengkang since 2001.  I vividly remember the young plants that lined the streets.  Due to strong wind and torrential rain here, they needed to be supported.  Oftentimes, they looked battered and weak.  They were fighting for their survival.

Days, months and years passed.  Today, seventeen years later, they have grown into young trees.  Vibrant, strong and luscious.  

Like the young plants, we were once weak and feeble, the Lord in His love and mercy strengthens us.  He builds us.  His nurturing love grows us into a strong, compassionate and loving people.  A people of compassion.  A people of grace.  A people of love.  He shapes and moulds us daily till He sees His reflection in us.  He guides us with loving patience, bringing out the best in us.  His hand of love is on us.

Pour Us Out

Pour us out 
As a drink offering
To reach the lost
To touch the broken
The despised
The needy
The marginalised
The powerless
The weak
The voiceless
Flow through
Our feeble hands
Flow through 
Our feeble legs
Empower us 
To love and serve
Pour us out
As a drink offering
We offer our life
To You
The supreme God
And our loving Father

Friday, March 02, 2018

A Bruised Reed

You never snuff out a bruised reed
You help the powerless
Weak
Marginalised
Needy
Voiceless 
You fill our hearts
With good things
Good gifts 
Your presence
Your grace
Your hope
Your love
Hear our cry
Touch our lives
Open the floodgates of heaven
Pour Your spirit
Pour Your grace
Pour Your love
As we receive 
With gratitude
And wonder

Thursday, March 01, 2018

We Lift Up Our Eyes

We lift up our eyes
Our help comes from the Lord
We lift up our eyes
Our hope is in You
We lift up our eyes
We see Your sustaining grace
We lift up our eyes
You turn our mourning 
Into joy
You are our everlasting joy
You are our pure delight
You are our only hope
We lift up our eyes
To the King of kings
And the Lord of lords

Thank You

Thank You for breath
Thank You for life
Thank You for a song in our heart
Thank You for strength
Thank Your for hope
Thank You for joy
Thank You for peace
In You we live and move
And have our being
Flood our hearts
With Your presence
Move upon our hearts
Touch our lives
Thank you, Lord

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Your Redeemed People

Your resurrection life
Your resurrection hope
Your resurrection power
You raised us up
And gave us purpose and hope
You picked us up
From the miry clay
You cleansed us
You restore us
You renew us
We are a people of hope
We are a people of power
We are a people of grace
We are Your redeemed people
Renew us
Revive us
Restore us

Monday, February 26, 2018

Blessed

This morning, Monte has left for the States to deliver a paper at the Society of Pentecostal Studies conference and visit our family.

Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude for all the Lord has done.  He provided for us miraculously.  He is the miracle working God.  He has blessed us beyond our wildest imagination.  There is absolutely nothing He cannot do.  We lack nothing in Him.

Our hearts go out to everyone who has blessed us through your giving, prayer and encouragement.  Thank you so much for standing with us all these years.  We bring you before the Lord and ask the Lord to bless you abandantly.  Thank you for journeying with us as we love and serve God and His people.

Our God is ever faithful.  He is our covenant making and covenant keeping God.  He births His dream into our hearts and work wonders in our broken lives.  We declare His goodness and His greatness.  We proclaim His majesty, power and glory. 🌈

Thursday, February 22, 2018

We Need You

We need You
At every sunrise
We need You 
At every sunset
You need You
At the beginning
We need You
At the end
We need You
Every moment
Every second
Every minute
Every hour
Every day
We need You

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Healing Grace

This morning, I made a cup of tea. As the tea bag sat in the hot water, water was seeping through the cup. On a closer look, I did not see any crack on the cup. I threw the cup away.
Sometimes we may look alright on the outside but actually we are all broken up on the inside. The turmoil, anguish, sorrow and pain have numbed our senses. We are at the verge of a collapse. We can no longer function though we continue to go about with our daily activities.
The Lord beckons us to enter into His healing presence. His hand is never to short to touch us. He waits for us with open arms. He speaks hope and restoration to all who choose to lean on Him. He has never failed us. He will never leave us alone to suffer in silence. He is a miracle working God. He turns our broken lives around for His glory. He breathes health, healing and wholeness into our mind, soul and body.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Birthday, Monte!

Today is Monte's birthday.  Happy birthday, Monte! 🎂🎂🎂 God has blessed me with a loving and wonderful husband.  I am blessed by his love, concern, care, support and encouragement.  We have shared the best years of our lives together.  God blows our minds and helps us to see that there is absolutely nothing He cannot do.  Our many challenges and mountains before us pale in comparison to the Lord's amazing power.  He speaks strength and grace and empowers us to soldier on.  We stand amazed at our majestic, glorious, mighty and wonderful God; knowing that what is most important is to see His will and work in us.  We magnify the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

It is Enough

It is enough
Just to know You are with us
It is enough
Just to be in Your presence
It is enough
Just to taste Your goodness
It is enough
Just to know Your mercy
It is enough
Just to touch the hem of Your garment
It is enough
You are more than enough
You are all
We ever needed

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Let Your Fire Burn

Fresh fire
Fresh zeal
Fresh passion
Let Your fire burn
Let Your light shine
Let Your hope glow
Burn Your fire
Deep within
Our heart and soul
Let us be Yours
And Yours alone
Let Your fire
Burn stronger
Brighter
And greater
For Your glory

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Seeking You

We rise to seek You
Seeking You to love You
To hear Your voice
To feel Your embrace
To worship at Your feet
Seeking You 
To hear Your heartbeat
To touch Your throne of grace
Seeking You
Just to love You

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Love Lifted Us


We were heading towards destruction
Love lifted us
We were drowning in despair
Love lifted us
We were wandering aimlessly
Love lifted us
Love personified
Love supreme
Love so rich
Your love lifted us
Giving us new life
New dreams
New hope

Saturday, January 27, 2018

You Save Us

Your providential love
Your providential care
Your providential supply
In our hour of need
In our deepest darkness
You rescue us
We are rootless
Hopeless
Aimless
Powerless
You save us
You give us hope
You give us strength
You give us peace


Blessed be the Name of the Lord

Blessed be Your the name
Of the Lord
Blessed be Your most high name
Glorious
Matchless
Majestic
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Every knee shall bow
Every tongue confess
You are Lord
Lord of hosts
Lord of Lords
Blessed be the name 
Of the Lord

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Let Praise Arise

We deserve nothing
You gave us everything
You gave beauty for ashes
You gave us the oil of joy for mourning
You gave us hope and a future
You gave us the purpose to live
You make all things beautiful
In Your time
Let praise arise
To magnify Your name
To see Your reign in us
To touch Your throne of grace

Monday, January 22, 2018

Thank You, Lord

Thank You for life
Thank You for breath
Thank You for hope
Thank You for peace
Thank You for joy
Thank You for strength
Our life is in You
Our hope is in You
Our strength is in You
Let the light of Your glory
Shine forth
Let the power of Your strength
Burst through
Let the richness of Your love
Flow through us
We bow
We surrender
We give You 
All the praises 
In our hearts

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Dark Night of the Soul


You are with us
In the dark night 
Of the soul
Your comforting presence
Your abiding love
Your rich grace
Reaches to the depth 
Of our being
You say
I am with you
In the fire
I am with you
In the flood
I am with you
In your anguish
I am with you
In your pain
I am Emmanuel
Cling on to me
Cry out to me
Call on my name
In the dark night
Of the soul
I am all you need
I am with you


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Life and Light of Christ


Darkness binds us
Your love free us
Darkness blinds us
Your light bursts through us
Darkness drowns us
Your love lifts us
How amazing is Your love
Love so rich
Love so deep
Love so wide
Love so high
The life and light
Of Christ 
Comes bursting
Through us
When You dispel
All darkness
Doom
And deadness


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Everything that has Breath

Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord
Every flower
Every tree
Every bird
Everything that has life
Praise His holy name
The rivers clap their hands
The mountains resound
With Your praise
Let everything that has breath
Praise Your holy name

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Your Voice

When we hear Your voice
Our hearts are set ablaze
When we hear Your voice
We see Your glory
When we hear Your voice
Peace and joy flood our hearts
Speak Lord
Grant us Your anointing
Grant us Your grace
Grant us Your strength
Spirit of the living God
Fall afresh on us
We cry to You
We call on Your mighty name
We cherish Your abiding presence 

Faithful God

Never had there been one
As faithful as You
Never had there been one
As merciful as You
Never had there been one 
As gracious as You
You lavished us with Your goodness
Your pour Your rich grace on us
You reached out 
And touch our broken hearts
You are everything we ever needed
Lord, we surrender
We bow down
We worship You
Our maker
Our source
Our strength
Our only hope

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Abba Father

The spirit in my heart cries Abba
God of strength
God of hope
God of grace
Majestic
Magnificent
Mighty
Touch our broken hearts
Mend our broken lives
Restore our broken relationships
The spirit in my heart cries Abba
We love You
We need You
We bow at Your feet

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Captivate Our Heart

Captivate our heart
Let our eyes behold You
Let our ears incline towards You
Let our heart and soul
Pant for You
Just like the deer
That pants for water
We seek You
Draw us by
The power of Your spirit
Captivate our heart
To run after You
To seek You
In Your sanctuary
To behold
Your glory
And Your beauty

Monday, January 01, 2018

Eternity

It is not the glitter
Not the gold
Not the silver
Not the sapphire
It is not prestige
Not man's applause
Not our accolades
Not our talents
Not our skills

What matters most
Is Your presence
Salvation
Your hand of love
Your favour
The touch of Your grace
The life and light of Christ
The gifts of the Spirit
The fullness of Your Spirit
Your abiding presence
Your unending hope
Eternity
Your purposes
And plans
Things that 
Moth and rust 
Cannot destroy

Set our hearts
On pilgrimage
Flood us with Your presence
Precious
Pure
Holy

Seal our hearts 
For the courts above
Set our hearts ablaze
Set us apart for You
And You alone