Wednesday, February 21, 2007

How REAL God is in Karen's life this Chinese New Year!

This Chinese new year, i came back with one purpose. That i can share as much about health and enthusiasm and knowledge about God with as many as possible. So wherever i went i prayed to God that i will be ready to be an instrument for Him. I prayed that God will send to me willing hearts to listen to His word through my mouth. nearing the end of my CNY I have to share with you how real God has been in answering my prayer.

my first encounter:
My auntie and litlle girl cousin came to my house to make pineapple tarts. they happen to come late and thus the pineapple tart making went to near sundown. I decided to lead sundown worship for my family. initially i intended to share with my family about the 144000 but then now that my non-christian relatives are around, i had reservations. I decided to whisper a prayer "Lord what should i do?" Suddenly it occured to me that this may be an opportunity that God has given me to share God with my aunt and cousin. I quickly searched the pink sophisticated looking book where i write down thoughts from group devotion or any sharing. I finally found two sharings. Both about angels. PRAISE THE LORD, in my sharing i could see the mesmerised and shinning eyes of my little cousin as she listened intently about Mrs white vision about angels. My aunt however got distracted a few times bc of the pineapple tarts being ready halfway through my sharing. (plus i HAD TO share in CHINESE!! and she found my malaysian chinese accent really funny!!! she actually burst out laughing twice!!) but i was really happy after i shared with them. At least i have planted a seed in their hearts. The next time i saw my auntie, she asked if i had some more things to share. *heart totally warmed up*

2nd encounter:
on monday, i had a visitation to my JC classmate's house and a number of my classmates were there. Again i prayed my daily prayer that i will be a good example and that i may be a shining light for Him. Once eveyone gathered, they mahjong table was pulled out. since i didn't wanna gamble or learn to gamble, although asked to a few times, i settled for uno stacko then this realli complicated board game that is like monopoly. then, very quickly many of my closer classmates wanted to leave alreadi. except for one mahjong table of people left. in my heart i was thinking, " i don't think its possible to share anything about God in this kind of situation" so i decided to take off with two of my closer girlfriends. but after putting on my shoes and seeing the hurry they were in, something told me that i wouldn't be able to share anything with them either. so i told them tht i decided to stay back and i went back into the house.and share a chair with one of the mahjong players. I alreadi gave up all hope of sharing with them about God. after a short while, a suggested that why not we eat now. then surprisingly they all took off to prepare to eat at the house. ( i expected them to be really hooked to the table). i scooped rice for everyone and the owner of the house(jolene) prepared the dishes. During the lunch suddenly, cumar ( a hindu) asked... (wait i go eat dinner) "is the seventh days adventist church the ones that say the catholics are the antichrist?" I WAS SO SHOCKED!!! I was like "HOW YOU KNOW!?!" then i explained to Him that we believe the papacy is the beast in revelations. I asked him where he got his info from he said that he was bored then he typed "christianity" in wikipedia. at this moment, then a few side conversations continues. then we stopped talking. i was asking God to give me wisdom. then cumar asked" so do you hate the USA?" DOUBLE SHOCK!! "HAHA! i don't hate them! but we believe that america is the one that is going to persecute us at the end of time. the church also, but we differentiate between the catholic church and the people in the church because there are good people in the catholic church and they may not know what is going on." After that the conversation shifts. Thank God for this opportunity to plant another seed.
3rd encounter:
My bestfriend constance.
i met constance for breakfast at macs. constance is my twin sister. She knows me through and through, and i her. (although she surprises me sometimes. or maybe more than sometimes)we met due to common interest in drama and we keep saying same words together at the same time and doing things simultaneously spontaneously. We became fast friends and are drawn to each other because of our love for God. As we were chatting and sharing our inner feelings, i dunno how it came to me introducing the most beautiful book to constance. "desire of ages" and later "christ object lessons". She was really interested in reading the book as well and surely if she reads it through she will gained ALOT of insights about Jesus and God. I truely hope that she will read it through and that the Holy Spirit will speak to her and that she will be blessed by the books, as i was.(you surely should read these two books if you haven't!)




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