Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

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

Wednesday, November 25, 2009



need to get the root out of my system.

Monday, November 23, 2009

much needed Sabbath

Recently it struck me that I haven't had a proper Sabbath in a while. Wait a minute... what's a proper Sabbath anyway? During my student days, as long as I'm not studying - that's Sabbath. Well, kinda. Nevermind that I was doing CF stuff. It's refreshing to be away from the books and libraries so when I chose to set aside Sunday to stay away from books and assignments - that's a good enough Sabbath. How far away can God be in your thoughts when u're doing CF stuff?

Now that I've stepped into the working world... what's Sabbath? I used to work Saturdays, full day. So Sunday was really a day of rest. I was too pooped to do anything else anyway. When I don't have to work Sat anymore, I thought - great! 2 days of rest! But old habits die hard - I started to fill my schedule with many good stuff. I soon got reminded that not doing money-making activities does not equate Sabbath. And trying to keep going without proper rest for months? whoa. Who do I think I am?

Thank God that the Japanese have set aside a day as Labor Thanksgiving Day. Finally I got to sleep in til 9am, after months and months of waking up early. That 9am should be considered "sleeping in" is a warning sign that I am... erm, progressing along this journey called life (oh, don't get misled, I am still very young ;p ). It's nice to be able to chuck my to-do list aside (will worry about that tomorrow), read, sleep, read some more and doze off some more.

But as the cliche goes, time flies when u're having a good time. Sigh.

Perhaps I need to incorporate regular Sabbath/rest/slow down times into my weekly schedule. If only the world would stop spinning for a day every week.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

6 months

"How's work?"

"How are u finding ur job scope?"

Friends ask this as conversation starter. Some really do care and want to know. My colleague seems to be waiting for me to get bored and restless soon... She didn't think I'd stay long.

Well, I must confess my heart and mind aren't really at work. But didn't I pray for something that'll allow me to focus on something else? I come alive after working hours (if I get enough sleep, that is). It's hard to sit still waiting for the minutes to tick by when there's not enough work to keep me busy, but I must remember I am where He has placed me. Like my colleague said, this is just a "part-time" job. We have a full-time job elsewhere, where our heart and mind truly lies.