Monday, 31 July 2017
I attended a wedding at Chjimes last night. It was very simple and sweet. I was moved to tears as I witnessed the holy matrimony of a young couple. The bridegroom is my good friend’s second son. She has three children and the eldest child is already married with a baby, now 2 ½ months old. Am I envious? Perhaps, but not in a bad way…
I sensed a stronger desire in my heart - to see my children get married in the presence of God and have children nurtured in the ways of the LORD. As I grow older each year, this desire is growing stronger. I must keep praying. Yes, I must.
There are battles to fight. There are mountains to climb. But, if we keep our eyes on God, align our will to His, and keep running the race (in the right direction), He will give us the desires of our heart! Amen.
One night in the year 2000, I had run into the arms of God - into His love, into His light of salvation. I will never forget that night. Tears had blinded my eyes. I could not see a thing and I crossed the road, half hoping that my life would just end there and then. But God is merciful. Nothing happened. Instead, I heard voices of children singing, “Jesus loves me this I know; For the Bible tells me so…” The singing goes on and on and on… until I reached my destination. I was healed (emotionally); My spirit had lifted and I had peace. Deep in my heart, I knew that Jesus loves me. A simple song sung by little children had comforted me and I was delivered from death to life. His love is amazing. His presence was real even on a busy road with heavy traffic and noise. Our GOD is everywhere. All we need to do is: RUN TO HIM.
Dear Father God,
As I recall moments of despair, my heart is filled with gratitude and thankfulness that You were there. Wherever I was, whatever I was doing… You were there. You have come to my rescue and I know You are always with me. You will never leave me nor forsake me. I just have to remember that I can run to You and You will be there for me.
Song: Your eye is on the sparrow; And Your hand it comforts me; From the ends of the earth to the depth of my heart; Let Your mercy and strength be seen; You call me to Your purpose; As angels understand; For Your Glory, may You draw all men as Your love and grace demand; And I will run to You; To Your words of truth; Not by might, not by power; But BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD; Yes I WILL RUN THE RACE; Till I see Your face; Oh let me live in the Glory of Your Grace…
Dear Lord, Your grace is sufficient for all of us, for everyone and anyone on earth!
Today, I pray for all who have encountered His presence and experienced His grace to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him who has the power to save.
To GOD be the glory now and forever!
Lam Yee Ling