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Friday, May 11, 2012


I am picking up lots of vibes these days... sometimes it intoxicates me and I had to leave that room, or a page if I am online.  Let's say you were in a roomful of smokers even though you are the first to be in the room, you have the power to just l.e.a.v.e.

Restlessness can be a dangerous thing. Next to it is an addiction to restlessness. This article The Last State of the Man is Worse expounds this topic so well. A worthy read.

I won't attempt to re-write what restlessness is all about. All of us feels it to various degree. I am just curious to know if we could actually recognise it, so we could do something about it?

When my son comes to me and say "I'm bored". I tell him, whenever you feel this way, pray and ask the restless spirit to get lost and then go do something that is worthy, good and pleasing to the Lord.

This is the nation of extreme provision, information and yet people are restless, largely discontented and greedy. I felt grief that there is so little peace in a prosperous country. Restlessness comes in form of boredom, anxiety, fear and more specifically looks for the next high, the next novelty, the next sensation a person can possibly get to.  If money was not an issue, than money will get one there.
Be careful what our eyes see, where our feet goes, choose wisely what appetites are we immersing ourselves. One person puts it so wisely, "Our credit card reveals our preoccupation". You have the ability to leave, step out and say no when you feel that the shift in atmosphere is not helping your growth or advancing the kingdom or glorifying God in anyways. Leave. You have the power to do the right thing.

I absolutely think this song is a God sent in such a time as this, listen to the words in the song, "We are restless, until we find rest in him". Indeed, those who finds him, finds rest.

God gives rest to those he love. Get under the wing of the shadow of the most high and.... rest. Shalom!

Here's the great song by Audrey Assad - Restless

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

I just got a hug from heaven

This week God did something different. He listened to my thoughts and ... answered them. I was pondering about life, about our home education and about my walk with our heavenly Father. I was giving thanks in the way I was experiencing him in our home education.

How do I put it? It is not about being Christ-centred in the way we learn or even topics in regards to knowing God.

I experienced a day when we were talking about "butterflies and insects" in mandarin. When we were out one day, just strolling by the sidewalk, two butterflies came our our way and the boys immediately played with the them. My elder boy then stretched out his hands and the little butterfly landed softly on his palm for a split second. That was priceless for my 5 year old. Then we saw an image of  a butterfly cast on a concrete, and then an image of a bee in the playground.  In speaking, we learn to speak and the boys had a blast identifying the creatures and naming them in mandarin.

I was particularly touched when God did that. Because in my lack of resources to teach the boys mandarin and with the limited understanding on how I can motivate them to love the language more, God showed up. And that experience stayed in my heart in a special way. I began to hunger to want to follow him, wherever he takes us on our home education journey. So when I heard this song yesterday, I just had to praise him. This song speaks of how joyful and how purposely our lives can be when we simply... follow.

The other thought I had was about how I can continually "host his presence" and then, the other day, I read that a new book by Bill Johnson, titled "Hosting the Presence" was released! You bet I was going to get that and learn to live it!  What a God we serve.  What love he has for his children ... he who listens to our thoughts and answers them.

Side note to parents: Our children will only follow us as we follow Christ.

Chris Tomlin - I will follow you

CHRIS TOMLIN - I Will Follow

Intro Chorus
Em                            C/E
     Where You go, I’ll go
Where You stay, I’ll stay
When You move, I’ll move
                       Em7, C2, G, D
I will follow…

Verse 1
C                         Em7
All Your ways are good
All Your ways are sure
         G        D/F#   C
I will trust in You alone
Higher than my sight
High above my life
        G                  C
I will trust in You alone
In You alone

Em7                          C2
    Where You go, I'll go
Where You stay, I'll stay
When You move, I'll move
I will follow You
Em7                         C2
    Who You love, I'll love
How You serve I'll serve
                 D                       Em7, C2
If this life I lose, I will follow You
                   G   D                   
I will follow You

Verse 2
C                    Em7
Light unto the world
Light unto my life
        G          D      C
I will live for You alone
You're the one I seek
Knowing I will find
        G                C           D
All I need in You alone, in You alone

(Repeat Chorus)

C                  G          D
In You there's life everlasting
C                  G            D
In You there's freedom for my soul
C                  G           D      C        
In You there's joy, unending joy
G                D
and I will follow