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One life.

Only One Life
By C.T. Studd

Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its clays I must fulfill,
living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife,
Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn,
And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone,
Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say,”Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call,
I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Make each day count!:)

As I was sorting out my thanksgivings for the year 2013, I can’t help but to give thanks to God for all the good times & bad times, all the joy & “sufferings” & all the pleasant & unpleasant circumstances which took place in 2013! For it is through all these that I grow as a person in the various aspects. Most of all, I thank God for all the people that He had placed in my life who are there to listen to my rant, tolerating my nonsense, there to support & “fight” alongside me, there to encourage, enlighten, empower, teach & gently rebuke me. To sum it all, this year speaks of God’s faithfulness & assurance for me.

As I was reflecting of what took place for the year, I am also reminded that every beginning of the year is filled with uncertainties for we are not able to forsee what’s going to take place. Even if we had planned for the major milestones or goals that will be laid out for the coming year, there will be instances that it just don’t go the way you want it to be. Due to that, many fails to plan & set new year goals. Take heart “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. Personally, I feel that what really matters is the process of growth. If we cannot achieve the ideal comprehension & result of what we set out to do at the beginning of the year, does it really matter? Does it make us a person that’s more unworthy? Does is hinder us from growing? When we make tiny steps by putting our plans into action is already a great achievement! It’s always good to take into account what you want to grow as a person in the different aspects & do a checklist for it. What also matters is making each day count!:) Don’t wait, better get going to list out some of the “must dos” for the New Year! Remember, it’s never too late to list them down. Late is better than never. Enjoy the process& make all that you’d planned count! 🙂

Wishing all of you a Blessed New Year ahead! 🙂

Being Certain of my Calling.

A few weeks back, my primary school teacher requested me to help her to stand in for one of her enrichment class. Upon receiving the text, I checked my schedule & I’m available to do so.

I’m in awe for this tiny meeting with my teacher. It’s a good time of catching up for both of us. From this, I also get to hear the heart of an educator.

Even though it’s just a one time off kind of project that I’m assisting in, I’m excited to be able to meet this small group of young people. It was made known to me that some of them can be very mischievous but I had a good time with them all. I thank God that it was a good experience & that further confirms my calling to teach.

Personally, I really enjoy being with kids. It’s just like my creative brain juices will automatically come together to keep them occupied & at the same time bringing the message (something that I need or want to impart) across effortlessly. As I grow in resources (which is readily available on the internet now), experiences & skills, I came to realise that it’s the ability to impact the lives of the people whom I’m working with which really makes the role as a “teacher” interesting.

I always believe everyone has their strengths & weaknesses. For me, the strength to teach is really a God given talent. That doesn’t mean I’m all perfect, it just mean that I have to be a good steward for this ‘special power’ that I’m entrusted with.

Having said that, I’m reminded of keeping an open mind and option to what I may be called to do in the future.

To this date, I’m indeed thankful & grateful for God’s plan & guidance for me. I’m truly blessed with people that had empowered & influence me in a way of another. Hereby utter a little prayer that I will continue to walk in God’s truth no matter what the future holds & live a life that’s worthy of His calling.

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