Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sola Scriptura

Sola scriptura (Latin ablative, "by scripture alone") is the assertion that the Bible as God's written word is self-authenticating, clear (perspicuous) to the rational reader, its own interpreter ("Scripture interprets Scripture"), and sufficient of itself to be the final authority of Christian doctrine.

God's word - final authority. Sola scriptura.

"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16-17

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." -Psalm 119:105

Thursday, October 09, 2008

a piece of clear blue sky

When I was driving home yesterday evening, I was blessed with a good view of the clear blue sky. While abroad, I've learnt to look out for breathtaking masterpieces He's constantly presenting us with. Clear blue skies resonate something in me. They remind me there's SomeOne bigger out there who's in control.

I've always taken the vast blue sky hanging above me for granted...





Mt. Iwaki

Catlins, New Zealand

Kaikoura, New Zealand

...until He gave me eyes to see more than just a vast expanse hanging above. The same Creator who painted the clear blue skies in New Zealand did the same for Japan and Macau. I am delighted to find a piece of clear blue sky hanging over Malaysia too by the same Painter.

So now there's something for me to look forward to. I'll be in search of the clear blue sky each day I head out.

But more than that, I want to keep a piece of that clear blue sky within my heart...

hidden treasures of Malaysia

My eyes were opened and I saw...

live churaage!

a glimmer of hope leading on to...

glory that belongs to Him and Him alone:

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


when does one take his/her dream(s) seriously?

Recently, someone said to me: "it's important to have a dream. that's what keeps you alive and excited as you look forward to another day closer to the dream being realised."

but here, I'm talking about the dreams one has when one sleeps.

I realised that when I try to snooze beyond my waking hour, I start to get oppressive dreams. Perhaps that few extra moments of snooze ain't worth it after all.

there was a dream which i shrugged off as part of the series of oppressive dreams. yet now, I'm not sure if it's merely a dream.


wait and see.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

random musings

Lady Grey instead of Arabian Mocha Timor. Does it actually make a difference?

Job-hunting. Supposedly. The half-heartedness and "No, I can't do this", "I don't qualify for that" etc... Why is my heart not settled?

One year in Japan. Did it really happen?

Rural Malaysia. Am I pursuing something or running away?

Am I letting go or am I still clinging on?

Let go. and Let Him.