My 1yr of teaching contract has finally ended.. My 0931A made a card for me during my 2nd last tutorial with them. I was really touched.. It's my favorite out of all the classes that i've taught, think I will really miss them to bits.. Here's some of the photos tt i took with them
Brought my mum, aunt and uncle to dialect service last sunday. They really enjoyed the service and will be coming back this sunday. Shared with my mum that it's my greatest desire to see our whole family to be attending the same church, she smiled. Really thank God for what He's doing in my family.
At the same time, i'm going through certain transition in my life. Alot of thoughts have been coming into my mind. The word Pastor Kong shared last friday totally related to how i felt. Cried buckets last friday. Felt humbled and broken in the presence of God as we sang "Once i have turned.." I feel that God is doing a humbling work in my life, i've relied too much on my own strength all these while.. Had a talk with my mentor today, it was a serious talk, now i just got to get myself prepared.
Yet no matter what happens, I'm not giving up but i guess i need awhile to be really "OK".
I need the grace of God to see me through..
"Draw me away..."
ONCE I HAVE TURN MY FACE FROM THEE
YET YOU SOUGHT ME AND YOU CLEANSED ME
MADE ME WHOLE AGAIN
JESUS MY SAVIOR
MY BELOVED AND FRIEND
YOUR PRAISES I BRING
FROM MY HEART I SING
DRAW ME, O DRAW ME AWAY
TO YOUR PRESENCE TO STAY
O JESUS NOW CHANGE ME
AND MOULD ME
THAT I CAN BE
EVERMORE TRUE TO THEE
YOU ARE THE SHEPHERD OF MY HEART
YOU HAVE BROUGHT ME TO YOUR CHAMBER
MY MASTER AND KING
YOU LIGHT UP MY DARKNESS
AND GAVE ME YOUR WORD
THAT YOU'LL NEVER FORSAKE ME
NOR YOU EVER WILL LEAVE ME
Alot of things have been happening in my life lately. Underwent the grief of losing a close aunt on Mother's day yet i know that she's now happier in heaven with Jesus and i thank God for her salvation.
I've been feeling quite burdened over certain things in my life recently, seems like a low period in my life whereby things happen one after another. Guess i really need to rely on the grace of God when i don't know what to do and trust in His plans for my life. I must say that it's my students and of cos my dear ronald who have brought so much joy into my life during this period. And also thank God for huiru and kaifei also who has been a great encouragement to me, listening to me and affirming me.Jos 1:9 "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid nor dismayed, for I am with you always.."BE STRONG DESTINY!
Past few days had been great, i got to know 3 new friends yest! Manting, Wee lee and CK. One of them is a police investigator.. cool right??
Hope to have u guys back for our next sat's dinner party @ expo, gonnna be FUN!
CG meeting was great on friday, we prayed for our friends and members after that i shared a short msg about Fellowship. Alot of times we take fellowhip for granted and quote busyness, tiredness as an excuse but it's important for us to remember the biblical principle behind fellowship.
1 John 1:7 says that "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[a] sin."
In other words, if we are not walking in the light( in righteousness before God) and in fellowship, the blood of Jesus will not cleanse us. Therefore, we have to make a choice to be committed to fellowship.
Our fellowship should be centered around 3 areas
1. The Apostles’ doctrine = Teaching of God’s Word. (CG meetings)
2. Breaking of bread = Enjoying each other’s company. (Having meals, doing activities tog)
3. Prayer = Praying together.
In this fast-paced and stressful society that we live in, it's inveitable that we feel emotionally and physically drained from time to time and feel like keeping our spare time to ourselves or loved ones. Yet, i realised that it's those times that i decide to go beyond my emotions and make time for fellowship with fellow christians or attend cg meetings that i really feel refreshed and strengthened. Even though i may not share about what i'm going through yet being in the presence of fellowship, God will somehow encourage me and lift me up emotionally. Someone once told me that "we must make time for what is important to us". Fellowship can either be a chore we dread or a lifestyle we enjoy, the choice is really up to us. Nevertheless, i truly believe that as we make a decision to do that which pleases God our lives will be blessed! =)
Went for checkup @ NUH on weds. The female doctor came in with a big tank of liquid nitrogen getting ready to spray on my warts. BUt guess wat?? After checking on my feet and finger she exclaimed that "there's no more warts what..." I was surprised yet supper relieved when i heard that! Praise God for His healing.. God indeed answers our prayers when we seek and pray! In the end, she just gave me some medicine to apply on my feet to close up the wounds. =)
I had makeup tutorial with my students to give back their test papers just now, it went on quite fine at the beginning but after awhile one of the girls got pretty annoyed and threw her pen on the table and showed me black face. Probably she's hungry? Or probably she got tired of copying? Or probably she's upset with her marks?
Oh well... i really dunno but students nowadays are so different from my generation. They're not afraid to show attitude to their teachers when they're not happy and most of them don't greet teachers! My colleague was telling me that her students can pretend not to see her even though she's standing just right next to him at the canteen! This is especially so true when i gave them low marks for their essays or assignments.. their attitude will change immediately. Why have kids nowadays become so petty? Why can't they be more positive and find out the reason for them not scoring rather than blaming their teachers for marking them down and get bitter about it??
Even so... i thank God that i still have a class of angel students who never cease to make my day. I'll be leaving in 1 month's time to NIE, thinking of when to break the news to my students.
Nevertheless, I still love teaching =)
Went to see another doc yest for my warts yest and doctor claimed that it's getting severe hence referred me to NUH for skin specialist and i might have to go for laser treatment!! Sigh..
for those of you who doesn't know what warts are, it's a kind of viral infection that eats into your skin, there's little bubles inside the skin and looks really disgustin...
Anyway on a more positive side, i had bible study with shien yest. We spent an hour talking about angels and demons, how lucifer rebelled against God and was cast down by God to be Satan. Some people ask "if God loves us why did He allow Satan to exist and for us mankind to suffer?" The truth is God did not create Satan, He created Lucifer, a glorious and beautiful angel but he was lifted up with pride and exalted himself above God. Lucifer even gathered his angels to form a rebellion against God, thus God had to cast him down from heaven and he became Satan, one who never cease to attempt to bring above sickness, disease, discouragement, condemnation and fear to mankind.
Yet as children of God, God wants to protect us and give us the power to overcome all these. Bible says that " we are more than conquerors through Christ who lives in us
" and "He (God) who lives in us is greater than he (Satan) who lives in the world."
SO my friends, if you are reading this and is going through difficult times right now, pl know that there is a God out there who loves and cares for you and wants to give you the strength to overcome your challenges.
You are not alone, "He is continually with you." =)