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My Infection? All Clear =]
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I went to CGH yesterday after around 3.30pm. The doctor checked my infection and said that he could no longer detect the abscess. PRAISE GOD!!! =] So i'm cleared and hopefully the infection will not come back ever again, we claim this is Jesus' Almighty Name, Amen! =]

My Infection
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It was last week when I realised that what I thought was a pimple was actually an infection(something abscess). It hurt whenever I sat down. Basically whenever pressure was applied to the infection, it would hurt. I think you would know where the infection was at...

Anyway, last Thursday my Mum and I went to a GP and he told us that I would have to go to A&E to get the infection removed that night and that taking medication would not work as eventually I would still have to get it removed through surgery. What a news to receive on my birthday... So the next day, we went to A&E at CGH and after a check-up, the doctor called her senior doctor and he too said that I should get it removed that day if not it could get worse. Although antibiotics could help remedy the infection, it had a very low chance of doing so. So my parents and I decided that I went for the surgery that day.

We got the ward, I went in and got myself comfortable on the comfy bed. Some doctors came in to further check my infection. So everything was set, I was going to get the surgery done and all that day. We considered the consequences of doing the surgery- it would be uncomfortable for me to sit and do the ss paper on Monday and it would be hard to even study for it. Moreover, it would take about one month for the wound to completely recover after the surgery. But we decided that we might as well get it done once and for all. "how bad can it be?" I though to myself.

Not long later, the doctor came in and told me that the operating theatre they needed to use was unavailable as they had two life-threatening cases lined up. Thus, I would only be able to get the surgery done either late that afternoon, night, or maybe even the next day although it was just a short few minutes surgery. So we discussed again and decided to wait till next Monday as it would take a long time for the pain wound after the surgery to subside, not in time for my paper on Monday at least. The doctor gave me an appointment on the following Tuesday(today) to see him. However, he said that if the infection did not get better or became worse, I should go on Monday. In the meantime, he gave me some antibiotics, swelling and other pills to try and remedy the infection. So I was checked out of the hospital that day. I felt God remind me of a verse in Exodus where he said "I am the God that heals you". I also felt that this whole course of my infection getting cured is a purification process which I asked Him to take me on the previous Saturday during service and cell.

On Saturday, I got my awesome cell to pray for me :D I also prayed everyday of course. After praying for healing I felt that it was important to not just pray for healing, but complete healing. Being specific counts? I dunno but I just did what I felt I should have done.

So the progress of the medication was:
Friday- NIL
Saturday- NIL
Sunday- reduced in size
Monday- reduced in size

So today, my parents and I went to CGH for the appointment with that same doctor. Mingled feelings I felt... He checked the infection and said "looks like the gamble(of taking the medication at the risk of it failing and the infection worsening) paid off!" He gave me a few more antibiotics to take till Friday and said that I shouldn't need to go for the surgery. So now I'm just praying that by Friday everything settles. =]

Through this whole course, I felt God's peace. I really thank Him that I don't have to go for the surgery. Because if I did, my holidays, my post-O level holiday to be precise, I would not be able to enjoy O: But at least now I can, knowing that the medication worked. It was a struggle preparing for the SS paper on Monday because of the difficulties sitting down I had, but I thank God for bringing me through it. The infection is small now and it no longer hurts. Another verse I held close to me through this whole course and through the O levels is Joshua 1:8-9 "8.Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. 9.Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

God is truly a God who heals =] What we see and what we hear? Cannot determine what God is doing in our lives=]

Take One Step Towards God and He Will A Thousand Steps Towards You
Monday, November 8, 2010

'Take One Step Towards God and He Will A Thousand Steps Towards You'

As cliche as it may sound, there's so much truth in this statement. I was just thinking about this statement just now and I came to realise that taking one step towards God? Isn't just any simple step we take because is costs us nothing. From my perspective, it's a step of sacrifice. For example, reading one chapter of the Bible is so simple for some. And if he reads one chapter everyday that's still fine. But if it comes to a point whereby reading one chapter a day is just a "do for the sake of quiet time", there's a problem there. So the step of sacrifice is going beyond the norm, for example, challenging one's self to read two or maybe even three chapters of the Bible everyday. Something worth sacrificing.

I think that's what the statement 'Take One Step Towards God and He Will A Thousand Steps Towards You' means. Just that little extra effort we put in into getting to know God better, it's a sacrifice.

I think realising the essence of God in everyday life is an awesome way to draw close to God =] So many things, our circumstances, nature and all, God's in it =] He's the creator of school, history and everything we can ever imagine. God is beyond the limits of this universe, how can He not be in the things we see and encounter everyday? God, You're awesome =]

Back to the essentials
Sunday, September 26, 2010

I have to confess that I am not always in love with God 24/7 and I am not longing for God 24/7. In fact I think almost everyone encounters this. This is reality. But we can do something about this by making it a point to constantly think about go through out the day. Yes, this is definitely tough but this is definitely why it requires SACRIFICE. To have to seek God for ways to have meaningful conversations when you're having a meal with friends, to thank God for the water while bathing, and the list goes on... So it requires SACRIFICE to constantly make it a point to re-direct our attention to God. (I still struggle with this!)

Speaking about not being passionate for God, it's been quite some time that I've been wondering why I ain't passionate for God as I used to be in my lower secondary years. People always say that we should be forward looking and not try to find that same passion I used to have for God again but instead I should long for a greater passion like never before! BUT the problem is, my passion for Him is not even close to how it used to be years ago! In fact it's deteriorating! BUT, I've got good news! I realised last week why I wasn't as passionate for God as I used to be. It was precisely because I began to forsake the two most essential things in Christian Living: Prayer and reading of God's word! When I was in my lower secondary years, I read the Bible often and even memorised Scripture Verses. BUT i've neglected these essentials for so long and this explains my lost passion for God.

This week I tried memorizing two Verses: 2Timothy 1:7 and Ephesians 4:29. These verses help me think about God through the day because it's His words! One more thing, God's word is Rhema. Meaning that we need to speak it out rather than just knowing them. BUT before we can do that, we need to first memorise Verses.

I've also tried praying more. Ephesians 6:18 says that we should pray on all occasions with all kinda of requests! Therefore, we should come to God with all types of prayers! This explains why we should place a strong emphasis on prayer! For reading the Bible, the supporting verse would be Matthew 4:4- Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God- Which is the Bible!

Ever since I started practising these two essential practices in Christian living, I discover a passion that burns deeper and more genuine longing for God. So I encourage everyone of you reading this, don't forsake Prayer and reading of The Word. These two must always be included in whatever pathway you take to God.

God bless =]

Expressing hope through my actions
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I was feeling kinda low today. I guess it's got to do with God and I. Some stuff in my life that isn't right.

I didn't do anything about the gap between God and myself which I had created until awhile ago. I decided to go for a jog and kinda spend time with God as I did so. I was listening to my ipod and when it came to a point where it felt like I was the prodigal son that saw hope when he saw his father and gave a run towards his father, I started running to express the hope I found and man, I sure feel back home to daddy God now =]

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I never thought about how I write on my blog. But today I've decided that I want this blog to be an authentic blog, where I just write with transparency =]

Friday, May 28, 2010

Imagine this, you're on the road that you see in the picture. You are walking on the road, on your way to reach a certain destination. Everything seems so fine, the wind is cool, the grass is healthy, animals running in the grass patch.

Then all of a sudden. everything starts going all wrong. Animals run into hiding, the wind gets stronger. Then, the clouds seem to cover up what used to be the clear blue sky. You see lightning, you hear the sound of thunders roar. It starts raining heavily. The sky only keeps getting darker. And about an hour later, it is night and the rain has stopped... You're lost and alone... Tears roll down your cheek, you make a sound to express your sorrow, but you know no one hears you. Another hour has gone. Everything is dark and still, the lively animals you saw earlier in the day are gone, You start to wonder when it'll be day again.

Then you pause and fall to your knees and start praying.

"Are you alright my child?...... Come, follow me and I will take you to where the light it is."

You open your eyes and lift up your head. You see a man in front of you holding a lamp. He places the lamp on the ground and put his arms around you, giving you a hug. You start crying, not tears of sorrow but tears of hope.

"Don't cry, Everything will be alright." The man says in a reassuring voice.

"You are the light of the world. let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
Matthew 5:14,16

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