Friday, April 17, 2009

Believe in Yourself 8D

hello! <:

Mmm you know how sometimes we can't find the will to have faith, to have the ability to believe in ourselves? this woman showed that courage. She might not believe in God (for all we might not know either), yet she believed in herself :)

I don't think she even though that she could make it through (she was walking away after she sang) but she still believed in herself, and gave it a try. :D

If there was ever a moment in life when you couldn't find the strength to believe in God, believe in yourself. believe in the Holy Spirit.

Cos you know what, when you go out there and believe in yourself and show the world what you can do. You change the world, you make people smile, and you make a difference :)

God's proud of you for that.

Believe in Him.

Believe in YOURSELF

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rich in Christ

Hey girls! :D
it's my first time posting here! :D Ahhahaha. Anyways, i wanna share something with you girls today which i think which would post as a reminder to all of us. :D it's a late devotion sharing but well, it's never too late to share God's word! :D

Hees. It's something that God reminded me during my QT yesterday. (: I was kinda "blaming" Him for like not blessing me financially despite taking a step forward to give more during tithes, so that slowly i can really surrender 10% of my income to Him and trusting Him financially. I just kept asking and asking why and then it knocked onto me that, whether am i trusting Him financially, and not asking anything in return, or am i giving more because i want more from Him. It dawned onto me that, i should not be asking Him for money, but more than that i should just believe in Him that He will provide just enough or even more than i expected in other ways instead of money.

Following then, the Holy Spirit spoke to me and actually asked me this, have you counted your blessings recently? I've come to realised that i've been so focused on whether he blessed me with money and neglected the part where he blessed me so abundantly in other areas! I counted and counted and it dawned upon me that indeed when i'm poor yet i'm rich. Although, i'm poor financially but i'm rich in the blessings that God has given to me.

So girls, Have you counted your blessings recently?! :D Before you even complain, count your blessings! :D, you'll realised that how abundantly you have been blessed by God! (Even the air you breathe is a blessing! :D) Praise the Lord! :D

This is Meeting Real Needs

"She (Ellie) has infinite compassion for the people around her...."

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns (in movie Facing the Giants)

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

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Have faith!

~ Mirabel

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Nico!

We can never thank God enough for you, a blessing to the cell. :)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday to Nicolette!

Hello girls! Aww ok HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME :) Haha since there is no one to blog for me, i'll blog for myself! Hahaha it's still counted right!

Anyway, I wanted to thank you girls (LOVE) so so much! You have no idea how absolutely happy I was yest :D Even though I might not have shown it outwardly, inside of me I was like a mexican jumping bean!! YAY. Haha, despite all the problems we had reaching the place, and even finding out that Miss Clarity Cafe was closed pfft! I still enjoyed the time we spent at Hans.

Despite all the setbacks or misunderstandings we have, I really enjoy time with you girls :). There's no doubt that I could find no other group of sisters as amazing as each of you are. You all brighten up my life and make me smile even when I can't find anything to smile about. You each love and know Christ so much better than I do, and you all inspire me every single moment to be stronger in Christ. We're one family, one body, and I'm absolutely glad I'm part of this family, because your in here with me :D. We can grow together, as one family, thank you for always being there.

We're a special bunch of Sisters in Christ!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Letting Go to Trust

20090327 YN144 ReEnc Me on Wall

This is a picture of me (i'm the one who looks a little like spiderman, being pulled up the wall. Haha) during an activity in my recent YN144 Leaders ReEncounter. The challenge was to get everyone in the group (about 20 of us) up to the top of wall and to take a group picture there.

There is no way any of us can ascend the wall alone - the gaps in wood planks are too small to grip, and our group's Ps William also warned us that if we hook our fingers through the slits and then fall backwards and down, our fingers can most likely be dislodged from our palms.

i climbed unto the shoulders of two poor brothers (haha), stretched my arms to reach Ps William and other brothers already on top, and then i simply.... waited.

There was nothing more for me to do, or that i could do. I have neither the length of body to reach the top edge, nor the strength to lift and flip myself over the edge.

I smiled to my brothers up there and said, "You can pull me up now", which after a while, they did. I was the first lady in the group to reach the top! Hooray. Haha.

No fear, because i know those above me will grip me; and those below will catch me if i fall.

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The secret to success? Letting go and trust.

Do you trust your cell sisters and church family enough that you can be sure that when you let go, they will hold or catch you?

Sometimes we have to let go of striving ALONE, to understand that. Some of us are too used to striving alone.

Ps Nina spoke about the strength of the inner Spirit last Sunday. We cannot receive or experience that, if we choose to work on our own strength.

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And what happens if everyone in a family lets go and trust one another altogether?

We make it to the top together! What a beautiful picture! :)

20090327 YN144 ReEnc Group Photo