Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A Leader

Meant to write this for nearly half a year...or longer. oh well.

The 3 things about a leader

1. obey - a leader is obedient. to his/her own superior/ leader/ higher authority

2. willing - a leader is willing to go the extra mile to serve,willing to give up things for a higher purpose

3. not perfect - a leader is not perfect. they make mistakes. A leader can fall too. BUT a leader recognizes his / her mistakes, apologizes , and strives to improve.

The traits of a leader -RAA

responsibility -the sense of responsibility, the feeling of ownership...

authority - He/ she knows his/her power and will carry out duties according to it. while not explioting their powers they know when and where to use their authority...

accountability - to a wiser and more mature + experienced leader / mentor. Helps one to keep on track.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The trigger

As the images of the Palestinians suffering was shown through television,and the newscaster read that the doctors suspect nuclear weapons being used as means to silently but surely wipe out the Palestine's, my heart ached for them. Many of them are innocent,have done nothing wrong.

Irregardless of my faith and what many think about "we should support....", I maintain that killing a.k.a taking another's life voluntarily is unacceptable. Strip the reasons, excuses, minus the post-brandishing and I-am-better/stronger-than you mentality...we are all equal. Born equal, have the same rights. All have the same rights to live,to survive, to strive and to succeed. All of us. No one,no excuse, can give us the right to kill, to murder. Nothing.

And I know that things are not gonna stay this way forever. I believe that God's heart aches when He sees His children killing each other, sees His creation suffering. And He WILL do something. I believe.

And meanwhile,I do my best, not just keeping the Palestinians in thoughts and prayers but in introspection asking myself many questions, eg - am I much better? Do I give when I have nothing myself? Do I know the value of family, friends, loved ones? Do I value life,when some people do not even hope to have a tomorrow? Do I treasure the peace, seeing that some have not a moment but is chastised at all times? And do I give thanks for all I have? Am I as desperate for God as they are? Do I love as they do?

I have much to give thanks for. I have much to give,share,care. I have my family,friends,loved ones and many more whom I deeply love,and cherish. And much more. I have peace,I have hope, I have life, and live abundantly. Because I have God.

God,thank You fore everything. I want to live as if I have no tomorrow,to love with all my heart and all I am.
Take me to the place higher than I, to see people and things through Your eyes.

One day every tongue will confess You are God, One day every knee will bow.

The unique YOU

I really think we're really delicate and yet complicated creatures. Specially designed and made,one-of-a-kind. We have our own fingerprints,our very own set of DNA,and the list goes on... Nope, we may share a recent common ancestor with our "family",the apes and the monkeys, but still,we are set apart. For those who think otherwise,you are more then welcome to claim affiliation with the "family", because I belong in the family of the most High. And no one, I believe,no one could have created us this perfectly,except if the person is perfect himself. and He is. Our creator who so lovingly created us. And He does NOT make mistakes.

Before the world began, you were on His mind; and every tear you cry,is precious in His eyes...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Hang in there

Baby,I know its not easy being in a foreign country by yourself, and missing your home and the friends and family back here. But hang in there. You can do it. And all of us will support you. Love you baby.

There is none like You
No one else can touch my heart like You do
I could search for all eternity long
And find there is none like You

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You're

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
And You've told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who Am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who Am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

What can I say Lord? Even though there are times where my faith is shaking, through the times when I rarely ever spend time with You, just because I'm pure lazy....You still are gracious,still are good.

The things that I cannot comprehend,the perfect way You arrange stuff...Lord God it is Your perfect way of planning stuff that leaves me standing in awe of You...The way You allowed the faithless me to join in the late night farewell party of my darling ; the way both of us met each other's parents....The 5 minutes I asked of You,You gave me like...1/2 an hour at least? The send off,the short periods of messaging and on-line-ing....Who am I that You would care about all the petty stuff in my heart?

And the way You care. Awesome,I do not comprehend. The way You plan things,the way You remind me that You are the great I AM , who will see me through the course,storms, trials,the challenges,the headaches....to reach victory. And that victory Dad....the glory is Yours and Yours alone. I love You God. Thank You for loving me, and for being my God. I am Yours.

I am Yours.