As they say, a heart full of scars is a life full of impactful stories. Life is infinitely richer because what others perceive as mundane can trigger any one of those stories. But our hope is that instead of the scars turning our soul dark and inward-looking, that God can arrange those scars to be perfectly in the right place that it actually makes the heart stronger and souls richer. Those stories are now tools for you to heal others, and not reasons for bitterness or unforgiveness. … More Part 5: Rorschach.
This Abyss, the place of being forgotten, is also the exact place I would find a priceless treasure. What the enemy intended for evil, God can turn it to your good. With God, destroyed foundations can be rebuilt into something bigger, better and can withstand the tests of time. This would be the place that I saw Jesus in a deeper way that I couldn’t appreciate fully over 30 years of being a Christian. You could say that new revelations about Him suddenly brought a newness of relationship with Him, and this newness changed me on the inside, attracted supply and blessings, and purpose started to emerge. … More Part 4: Redemption.
This Abyss, the place of being forgotten, is also the exact place I would find a priceless treasure. What the enemy intended for evil, God can turn it to your good. WIth God, destroyed foundations can be rebuilt into something bigger, better and can withstand the tests of time. … More Part 3: Abyss.
Many days, when I would see my disfigured face in the mirror, I contemplated smashing the reflection that reminded me how far I had fallen. And when I realized all I was good for was wasting thousands of dollars of my parent’s money for futile medical treatments, I wanted to take the broken shards and end it all. A slice on the neck or wrist, I would imagine. … More Part 2: Pariah.
After a couple minutes, I remembered that great sorrow in my heart slowly morphed into feeling strangely warmed. I had never felt that feeling before… and even in the future that feeling only came in rare circumstances. Although I was attending Sunday School and Chapel services, that was the day I realized the extent of what God meant to me. … More What “Seeking God’s Kingdom” looks like to an 8-year-old (and last lights before the Abyss) Part 1
Many of us have experienced toxic or cancerous people, and you know that these people can really drain us, or even set us back. So I ruminate on how we can quickly filter new people before letting them into our inner circle. The true friends in your life will multiply your life, the toxic ones masquerading suck life away. But usually, you can only know on hindsight. By then, you would have invested life and effort. Wouldn’t it be great to detect such people before you make significant investments? … More One quick way to detect toxic people before they strike
This post is not to refute Islam or Christianity. I only want to remove this one point of misunderstanding – that it is perfectly reasonable for a person like David Wood, the MAJORITY of Noble Prize winners in science and me to believe that an infinite being can have a finite extension. With this, my hope is Muslims at least can understand more about this possibility and won’t be so quick to label such people as liars. … More How I would explain the Trinity to Muslims. (David Wood vs M. Hijab debate reaction)
I suddenly shuddered. I realized that if I had got my hands “bloody” and won the battle at my former workplace, I would have totally missed out on something so much better! Then I realized that the colleague that stayed behind is actually the one digging for scraps because my old company does not pay well. I realized that by “losing” I won, and him “winning” he actually lost. Such is how the Kingdom works. Matthew 19:30 says
“But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.” … More Farmer to Rocket Scientist. The Kingdom and You.
People sin because they fear they don’t have enough. Who can blame them? Without the existence of a gracious God, the world is bleak and unfriendly. Dog eat dog. In a world like this, it’s hard to be like Jesus when it seems everyone else is getting ahead. You are not first called to be like Jesus, you are first called to sit at His feet, receive His love, grace and wisdom. … More Right believing produces right living. Empowering or untrue? Objections Part 2.
In the Gospel of Grace circles, the truism of “Right believing produces Right living” gets tossed around a lot. Many people are blessed by this phrase and have made it the anthem of their lives, yet others object, citing just because a person “knows” to do something doesn’t mean he will do it. . In my own life, the summary of my struggle, wrestle and victory can be summarized in the above phrase. However, in order to do the phrase justice, I want to unpack it for you because I believe it may really change your life in ways unimaginable. … More Right believing produces right living. Empowering or untrue? Part 1.