Isn't it funny how we often ask God to speak to us, and nothing seems to happen?
Yet He speaks to us at the times when we least expect Him.
I was feeling rather down yesterday morning, but the Lord was gracious enough to speak to me. I didn't expect Him to speak to me sooo clearly! It was amazing!
I flipped open my bible to (what is now my favourite passage) 2 Corinthians 12. Paul talks about "boasting in our weaknesses". And that's something that i haven't been able to do. I'm always hiding my weaknesses behind my strengths!
"To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of satan, to torment me. Three times i pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ's power may rest on me." - 2 Cor 12: 7-9
How powerful is that? God said directly to me "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in your weakness". That really comforted me. The three thorns that Paul speaks about reminded me of real events in my life. I've listed them before in my previous post: Getting dropped from the soccer team, getting rejected by a girl, and my pathetic academic performances for this first semester. I was getting conceited, but God humbled me. Praise him for that. And now, i've got no shame of my weakness, and i will gladly boast about them, so that everyone may know that i am strong not because of my own merit, but because of the God i serve, whose Grace is sufficient for me. Praise God!
The song that i uploaded yesterday didn't turn out too well. I got bagged quite a bit.. lots of pple rocked up to this ordinary-looking blog, but didn't leave a tag. I'd very much appreciate it if you would just leave a comment about the song at least so that i can improve on it! Thanks!
Well, i'm sticking to my commitment to keep uploading songs.. hopefully the quality will get better when i get a proper mic! I'll probably buy one when i go back to Singapore in a few weeks... so stay tuned!
As for now, there's a song that i composed last year, on the 17th of April '06. I was going through a lot then, i can't remember exactly what.. but i probably blogged about it, and you can refer to the archives ---> if you want. haha! But if i remember correctly, i was feeling down because of homework and friends. I was inspired to compose a song as i pondered, "How hard can life be when God is watching over me?"
Walking down the streets at night
A gentle breeze blows through my mind
I'm reminded, yeah, i'm reminded
Of your love two thousand years ago
Now there's a longing
Built up inside me,
I can't deny it,
Cuz i'm living for you!
Life, how hard can it be?
When Your Grace abounds
Like a blanket of love.
Lord, when i couldn't see
You carried me through.
The sky is dark, the air is cold.
I don't know how or where to go
I hear a voice, up from above
It says come follow me!
Through the darkest night
My soul cries
"I need you!"
Through the longest road
I know you'll lead me through!
* For my God, who taught me to be humble.