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Enough Sleep

Saw this article online on the dangers of lack of sleep:
http://www.businessinsider.sg/what-happens-if-you-dont-get-enough-sleep-2014-2/

To summarize:

Irritability
Headache
Inability to learn
Weight gain
Poor vision
Heart disease
Slowness
Infection
Economic risk taking
Overproduction of urine
Distractedness
Less effective vaccine
Impaired speech
Cold
Gastrointestinal problem
Car accident
Depleted sex drive
Pain
Diabetes
Sloppiness
Cancer
Memory problems
Genetic disruption
Unhappiness and depression
Death

A reminder to self: Need to sleep more.
Should turn off the laptop two hours before sleeping.

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Posted October 16, 2014 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff, Thought

10 Things You Need to Talk About Before You Get Married (by Tinashe Samuel Maruta)

Fantastic post on Facebook by Tinashe.
I enjoy reading it. Hopefully you will find it inspiring too~~

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Trusting God

Some trust in horses,
Some in chariots
But our trust is in the name of the LORD our God

Some trust in appearance,
Some in talents,
Some in finance,
Some in intelligence,
Some in acquaintance,
But our trust is in the name of the LORD our God.

Posted the above FB status a few days ago.
It was a kind of rhema I received when my plan went haywire.
I may miss opportunity here and there.
However, what matters more is my faith in God.
As long as God is with me, I can succeed in all my struggle.

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff

Question and Answer with God

On Facebook I read this conversation between a man and God.
It is very interesting.

Me: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure
Me: Promise You won’t get mad
God: I promise
Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?
Me: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes
Me: My car took forever to start
God: Okay
Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Huummm
Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right
Me: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
Me (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
Me: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
Me (embarrassed):Okay
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
Me (softly): I see God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
Me: I’m Sorry God
God: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust Me…. in All things , the Good & the bad.
Me: I will trust You.
God: And don’t doubt that My plan for your day is always better than your plan.
Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You’re welcome, child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after My children…

To be honest, I personally would love to have a conversation like this with God everyday.
There are so many ‘why’ questions in my mind daily and I really want to hear the answer immediately, if possible.
However, at the same time I realize that is not the common case.

Finished reading the book of Job a few days ago.
It’s the same thing: Job, despite his integrity, had so many questions in his mind regarding his suffering: WHY, oh God, WHY??
In addition, he wanted to contend with God like in a proper judicial procedure.
Interestingly, God NEVER revealed the true reason for his suffering: the devil wanted to test Job.
God simply showed him His power and wisdom.
In effect, He was saying to Job: Who are you, Job, that you want to challenge Me in a court?
Job then repented.

Naturally, I will have a ‘why’ question whenever I experience hardship.
Then, I will want to hear God’s answer to my hardship immediately.
In particular, I want to know whether the hardship is due to my mistake or other people’s or just some natural incidence or indeed the devil tests me.
Nevertheless, even if God does not answer me immediately, I should trust His wisdom in governing the universe.
God is in control. Always.

A quote from the movie Thor came to my mind: “There is always a purpose in everything your father does.”
Similarly, since Father God is all-wise, there is a purpose in everything He does even when the hardship comes.
My role is simply to trust Him even when I do not know the reason.
In the end, God in His wisdom may not reveal the reason of hardship. Nevertheless, I believe He will reveal the purpose of hardship.

Anyway, when I get to heaven one day, I may still want to ask God regarding my hardship.
I believe at that time God will give me the real reason.
Or, I may not ask Him as, by that time, I will have enjoyed Him so much that  I will have forgotten all the hardship.

Posted June 21, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff, Thought

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FB Status: Coincidence

God can arrange

One coincidence
After another coincidence
On top of another coincidence
Followed by one more coincidence
Which brings along another coincidence
In addition to another coincidence
And it further becomes a bigger coincidence

Until I know
And really know
And assuredly know
And absolutely know

It is no longer coincidence.
BUT rather
GOD-incidence.

Posted this FB status last Friday. Somehow it was kinda revelation God gave me through experience.
I was in the midst of gathering some information. Unexpected help came from people around me.
Little information here and there until I gathered enough information.
Really thank God for that!

In the book of Esther, God somehow arranged coincidence here and there to ultimately preserve His people.
For example, Haman thought he was the one the king favored. In the end, it is the opposite:
Haman had to honor Mordechai, his own bitter Jewish enemy, since the king favored Mordechai.

Lesson in life:
God could orchestra coincidence here and there even at the  very last moment.
So, I should trust God always.

Posted June 3, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff, Thought

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Determination II

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Still on the thought of determination.
If yesterday post was to address the difficult situation, this post is to address the apparent futility of effort.
Again, Ichigo tried times and again to attack Ulqiuorra back despite the huge difference in their power.
Enraged, Ulquiorra told Ichigo, “I told you it’s futile!!”

Many times my situation is similar.
All my effort seems futile no matter how hard I try.

So, what keeps me moving on? What is the fuel of endurance?
Faith in God’s promise.
It’s been said in church, “Don’t give up on God because God does not give up on you.”

A reminder to self: no matter how futile it seems, I shall keep believing and trying.
God will surely help me in His time.

Posted February 17, 2013 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Facebook Stuff, Thought

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Determination

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During a fight between Ichigo and Ulquiorra, Ichigo was seriously cornered due to huge gap in their power.
As Ulquiorra became stronger and stronger, Ulquiorra told Ichigo to just give up.
To be exact, Ulquiorra wanted to show Ichigo the true meaning of despair.
Yet, Ichigo just refused to give up no matter how much blow he received.
Ulquiorra then killed Ichigo by blasting a hole on Ichigo’s chest…

What a lesson in determination and not-giving-up attitude!

My work is seriously demanding with so many things to do in such a little time.
Yet, I should not give up too, should stay determined to keep fighting to the end.
After all, Lord Jesus did not quit when He carried the cross.
Why would I?

(Ichigo did not die in the end even with that open hole in his chest. You may want to read Bleach chapter 347 onwards.)

A quote from Ichigo:

Difference in power..?
So what..?
Do you think that I’ll give up… if you’re stronger than me..?
I knew that you were strong… right from the start…
At this point, no matter how much I see of your strength..
It won’t change anything..
I’m gonna beat you..
I’m not… fighting you because I think can win…
I’m fighting… because I have to win…!
-Ichigo Kurosaki-