Archive for June 2014

Verse of the Day: Proverb 21:13

“Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor
Will also cry himself and not be heard.”
-Proverb 21:13-

Overheard a sermon by Pastor Benny Hinn on how to get a prayer answered.
He shared many points. Yet, the one that I caught the most was the verse above.
If I do not help the poor, God won’t answer my prayer.
Reminder to self: do charity as much as I can.

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God’s Creativity in the Midst of Bad Things

Saw this story online.
I shall just quote a portion of it. You can continue reading this story in the provided link.

http://admiral-joraxx.hubpages.com/hub/The-King-and-his-Assistant

Once there was a king who has an intimate assistant. This assistant has been the king’s dearest and closest friend for a very long time. He has his assistant along with him in all of his journeys and struggles. This assistant has a weird habit of saying “Praise the Lord! God is good all the time and all the time God is good”. Whatever happens to them, be it good or bad, he never fails to acclaim “Praise the Lord! God is good all the time! And all the time God is good!” Whenever they win, when they survived an attack of mountain bandits or when they were caught outside in a terrible storm in the night, the assistant acclaims “Praise the Lord! God is good all the time and all the time God is good.” The king kept on noticing this but just didn’t mind it at all. He just thought his assistant is a little crazy.

One day as they were traveling across the desert, the king accidentally fell down from his horse, to which the assistant smiled and acclaimed “Praise the Lord! God is good all the time! And all the time God is good!” the king felt upset and reprimanded his assistant thinking that he was mocking him.

Bad things.
Who likes bad things to happen to them?
Hence, we plan. We strategize. We can consider different factors in any circumstance to make sure bad things do not happen.
Alas, sometimes, bad things still can happen no matter how careful we are.
We live in a fallen, cursed world. Bad things happen even beyond our control.
God is the good God.
He never planned any bad things to happen in His original design.
Due to sin, this world is cursed. He allowed bad things to happen to everyone.
Nevertheless, God is the creative God.
Although He never needs any bad thing to accomplish His plan, He can still use bad thing to do so.
The king and his assistant in the story above experienced bad thing.
Yet, in the end they understood God’s creativity in the midst of bad thing.

Trust God. Trust God always.
Even in the midst of bad thing.

Posted June 26, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Thought

Dinner 22, June, 2014

Fantastic dinner my god-mommy prepared last Sunday!

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Too bad I had had dinner outside. In the end, others finished the food.
Well, at least I enjoyed the soup and salad Smile with tongue out

Posted June 24, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Family, Food

Dinner After Service 21, June, 2014

Had dinner last Saturday with CG after the service.
The brought me to Soup Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant near Fountain of Wealth.

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The drink and the rice came first.
Well, since I was hungry, I ate a bit of the rice.
Even plain rice tastes nice for an empty tummy.

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Finally!! The dish came!!
A friend suggested that I should wrap the chicken in the cabbage and eat it like a hamburger.
Well, actually, I eat hamburger piece by piece: the bread then the lettuce then the patty then the tomato/cucumber then the bread again.
In the end, I really took the chicken and cabbage individually.

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The tofu tasted really sweet! I like!
That long bean was there to balance the meal. Can’t be all meat, correct?
Luckily a friend used his OCBC credit card… free salmon!!! It tasted nice too!!

I am looking forward to having dinner with CG people again!

Posted June 23, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Cell Group, Food

Dinner 20, June, 2014

Finally!! Managed to catch up with my big sister from Malaysia!
(Oh yes, I have a few big sisters from different countries)
Good thing she was in town as the next day she had to head back to Malaysia.
She recommended this Claypot House in Jurong Point

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The chicken was pretty nice. With ginger taste to sooth my little sore throat.
The veggie was there to balance the meal.
I am health-conscious, ok?

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But I think the best part was this tea. Dried fruit tea.
The aroma was really sweet!

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Summary of our dinner.
As usual, we talked about many things under the sun… except politics, perhaps Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out Smile with tongue out
See ya again when you are back in Singapore, jie!

Posted June 22, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Food, Friends

It Feels Great To Be A Master…

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Because I can torture my disciples Smile with tongue out
Well, a teacher does have the responsibility to ensure his students succeed in learning.
Many times, he has to keep pressurizing the students.
They may not understand the purpose of such hard training. Yet, one day they will enjoy the fruit of their labors.
I am looking forward to weekly tuition session.
I often ‘torture’ my students by making them do long and tedious calculation without using calculator.
Not to mention I have set tricky questions too.
One day, I am sure they will pass their school with flying color because of my training.
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Posted June 20, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Photo of the Day, Thought

Dr. Robi’s Teaching 14, June, 2014: Noah’s Ark

Genesis 6:12-15, 17-19, 22
God instructed Noah the detail of the ark. Sometimes we need to linger longer to get instruction from God.
What if Noah had built a park instead of ark? He would experienced much discouragement.

People experience hopelessness due to lack of vision.
People without vision perish.
Counterfeit hope comes in response to being sure what we can see.

When God tells us what to do and how to do, we should not give up.
When we do things contrary to God’s plan, we should just give up.
Sometimes God gives idea which we can’t think of. We should just obey that.
We shouldn’t carry out God’s plan using our own strategy.
Abraham used a human way to fulfill God’s plan. He ended up with Ishmael.
Joshua obeyed God’s instruction to encircle Jericho.

2 Kings 6:8-23
The importance of seeing in spirit.
Spiritual blindness is your inability to see how much God cares for us.
The greatest insult: saying God doesn’t care after all Lord Jesus has done.
Elisha had the ability to see through God’s eyes. He could see the fire horses in the supernatural.
To see things through God’s eyes, we sometimes have to close our own.

Posted June 18, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Robi Sonderegger, Sermon