Tuesday, 16 August 2022
Monday, 15 August 2022
Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Monday, 20 June 2022
Saturday, 19 February 2022
These are my notes for a devotion time with some artists.
Opening song: In His Time
Biblical Concepts of Time:
1. Time is in His hands
"Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139:16
"My times are in your hands." Psalm 31:15a
→ God is in control!
Time is NOT our master, God is! So don’t get stressed out by the ticking clock or looming deadlines. Look to God for help in managing time.
2. Time is fluid
"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." James 4:14
"A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night." Psalm 90:4
→ God is beyond time!
God’s work also transcends time so don’t be limited by time but be flexible and when prompted or as necessary, take time to dream and smell the flowers, connect with people, or simply to rest.
3. All times are appointed by Him
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens… He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:1,11a
"He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands." Acts 17:26
→ God's timing is perfect!
Trust in His plans and purposes for all that happens - no time/season is ever wasted.
Sometimes we may have to wait upon the Lord for His perfect time.
4. We are made for eternity
"He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end." Ecclesiastes 3:11b
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18
→ God is eternal!
Some things we hold as important may actually be inconsequential, so spend time focusing on the things that are of greater eternal value from God’s perspective.
Greek Concepts of Time:
Chronos - sequential time, a specific amount of time such as a day or an hour
Time is a gift, not our enemy. How can we use it to be a blessing?
Kairos - an opportune time, a "moment" or a "season" such as "harvest time"
Do we understand the times and seasons, as well as know our roles in what He is doing so we can partner with Him?
Synchronos - happening at the same time
Are we walking in step with Him, not running ahead nor lagging behind?
Eschaton - the last, the final event, the end of the world, the climax of history
There is an expiry date for our lives and even for this world, so how should that impact what we do with the time that we have left?
What is God saying to you about time, whether it's about your time on earth (macro) or a specific time in your life - past, present or future (micro)?
Saturday, 5 February 2022
Thursday, 27 January 2022
Just finished watching the K-drama series "Run On" and fell in love with these purple shoes that one of the male leads (Kang Tae-Oh) gave to the woman he loved (Sooyoung), so I tried to sketch them.
In fact, I loved the entire series a lot as it's all about grace and acceptance cos everyone's unique and nobody's perfect. Also about parental expectations vs embracing each child's dreams and passion. Lots of healing and reconciliation through open and honest conversations too.
It portrays a realistic view of life, love, family and friendship with all the challenges and roadblocks. But as the title suggests, we not only have to keep running, we must also cheer each other on through the ups and downs so we can all get to the finish line!
P.S. the bonus was having an artist as one of the male leads (Kang Tae-Oh), and a film translator as one of the female leads (Shin Se-Kyung). It was so fulfilling to see how they expressed themselves and found solace through the arts.
P.P.S. also quite remarkable that three of the four lead actors (Siwan, Kang Tae-Oh, Sooyoung) are actually popular K-pop singers and they can act well too. So talented!
Wednesday, 26 January 2022