Friday, August 29, 2008

Job one heck of a guy.

I had a mini revelation of sorts of when reading through the book of Job this morning - okok i know i'm just a teeny weeny bit behind in terms of the bible reading plan. roughly about 10 books XD

The books of Job begins by saying how Job was a upright, blameless shunned evil and feared God, who was blessed inmmensely by his Creator, and was the greatest man (in terms of wealth and possesions) in the East of his time. In short, he was the model christian, what most of us aspire to be; do good obey God, and be blessed out of your socks.

Then along comes Satan (or the Accuser) to God one day, and they have a conversation of sorts where God boasts to Satan about Job, saying how pleased He is with Job. So Satan retorts back, "Of course la, you bless him with so much, anyone can do that and would do that with that kind of blessings." Malaysian slang is my own interpretation.

Well then God says, "Well dude, go ahead and do whatever you want with Job, but do not harm him."

So anyways Satan goes out and takes everything away from Job in one go - all his wealth, his servants, his children; all in a single night.

Job's response to all this "misfortune"; after grieving for the loss of everything that he had (read tearing his robes and shaving his head), was to get up and say; "Naked I come, and naked I go, God gives and God takes away, and I will praise my God regardless."

Reading this got me thinking quite a bit. More often at the first sign of trouble, we end up questioning "why why why waaaaiiiiiii God did you allow this to happen... I've been loyal and faithful and etc" and go off into a state of depression. And justifiably so. It's the natural and normal human response.

Job however, passed the test/challenge that was put before him with flying colurs.

Even without everything, will you still love Me?


Do you love Me for what I (can) give; or do you love Me for who I AM?

Boy, talk about tough questions.

Job, you the man.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

1 year... a long time. Very long.

Exactly 1 year ago, we were counting down to our 50th year of independence.

And today we're counting down to our 51st year of independence.

How things have changed. And how things have not.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Faith is tough boy, but God gives grace.
So take a deep breath, head up, set your face like flint
Stop being a wimp.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I wish I could write blog posts like this guy

But unfortunately scrolling through my previous blog posts has revealed to me that I'm just a rather shallow emo twat; although I still maintain a person should not be judged by his (or her - depending on whether I feel a bit more "danielle" than "daniel") blog, but having said that I think a blog is somehow quite a true reflection of a person's character/personality.

Some spend 90% of their blog posts talking about what they did all day/yesterday/tomorrow
Some crack wise ass jokes
Some tell the world about their love lives "omg she's such a hottie"
Some observe the world around them and journal down what they see
Some are just plain random
Some try to spread a message
And so on.. you get the idea.

That said none of the above is wrong. Heck its your blog, write what you want.

It just makes me think whether people go away richer/better after reading my posts.

Nahhhh. This is a place when I'm shallow, immature and silly (doesn't mean I'm not that way in real life).

Thursday, August 14, 2008


How do you get around them?
Are you supposed to get around them?
If you are, when is the right time to get around them?

All these is very unsettling.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Loose my grip You say
Let down those defences
Just let go
Watch it all unfold

I would let go if I knew
Of what I am holding on to
We're playing a deadly game
One that I must not lose

Lay down your weapons
Strip off that armor
I've got you on lock down
There's nothing to fear

Let go and hold on
That's all to be done right now

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

For the first time visitor...

Harlow!!!!! XD

We all need some randomness.