Let praise arise

09:47:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

I like to occasionally revisit the past: flick through old diaries, revisit all prayer journals, read through old blogs. 

I like to tell clients to fake it until you make it. And guess what? For me at least, it works. 
- The worries of yesterday are no more.
- The sorrow is gone.
- Temptations to commit sins are distant.
- Desires of things I cannot obtain have faded.

To persist despite sufferings/temptations/difficulties. I am proud that I was able to get through the burdens of last year. I am now 7kg lighter, more joyful and more willing to serve/follow God. I am more productive at work, I value friends and family more. Character building, is an ongoing process. There will be more sufferings to come, but you know what? I say, bring them on, for there are still flaws in my character and more ways I can grow to be more like Christ. 

Romans 5:
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

讓讚美飛揚 Let Praise Arise

[In this beautiful moment, when we are gathered together]
[God's love embraces us, God's spirit fills this land]
[Let's enter his gates with thanksgiving, let's enter his courts with praise]
[Strike the drum and dance in praise to him, let all that has breath praise him]

[Let praise arise from all the earth, let notes of music dance through the air, and let our hearts be open to God]

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