Tuesday, October 28, 2008

happy girl

Isaiah 54:4 (MSG)
"Don't be afraid--you're not going to be embarrassed.
Don't hold back--you're not going to come up short."

Job 22:27 (NLT)
"You'll pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfil your vows to Him. You will succeed in whatever you choose to do, and light will shine on the road ahead of you."

I was praying about something today, and I got my confirmation for Arise and Build at the same time.
And now, I'm soooooooooooooo excited I can't stop smiling! :D
Cos I am all ready for Arise and Build!

*Boing!* That's me jumping around in my buzz. Hee.

I remember giving a most significant amount for A&B last year.
To say all my previous giving paled in comparison is an understatement.
I wondered if I was actually giving in the past years! Hahaha.

This year, God spoke to me to give a certain percentage of my salary, and the total amount kinda made my eyes bulge -- a considerable task considering the size of my eyes. :P
It was a scary percentage, a definite increase from last year. 

But I was also reminded of what I reaped in this year, which I feel sure is a harvest from my giving last year (yes ... and also a starting build up from all the giving in the past many years).
Not once in any month of 2008 has my tithe been merely based on my gross salary.
Meaning I've been paying more tithes in every month cos extra income and blessings have been pouring in. 

So, 3 John 2 is true.
"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

Then, I was also reminded of what happened in my family.
It's true that my dad is sick, and my whole family has had to juggle taking care of him with work etc.


He got saved in this year!
We got all the idols removed from my house too.
And, now my mum has not only rededicated her life back to God, she's even recently been baptized in the Holy Spirit and prays in tongues!
She prays for my dad EVERYDAY.
My mum is a faithful woman. :)

And of course, there's getting attached this year too.
As Ps. Yong and 11,720 other ppl have said to me, I'm very blessed to have JX.
I think so too!
Hahaha! :P

Sidetrack: Credit goes to KK and YL for matchmaking us. :P
(I'm saying this here, just in case anyone who is reading this blog is approached by YL with a matchmaking prospect ... trust me, go for it. Heh heh.)

Anyway .... So, Psalm 35:27 is also true!
"Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant."

Prosperity is not limited to finances--it includes happiness, health and peace. 

Honestly, I never thought I would come to such a place.
But I've seen it: God does reward His people.

I told my mbrs that I've never felt so blessed in all my life, as I do in this year.
And you know what, I was on the bus today feeling absolutely blissful at the thought of all these.
And then, very HUMAN-ly, I started thinking I should just get myself prepared for in case tough times and trials suddenly come man, 'cos how can life be such a blessing?!
Hahaha....You know, like be all suspicious when things go too well that kinda thing? :P

Then God reminded me of James 1:16-18 (MSG) ...
"So, my very dear friends, don't get thrown off course. Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light. There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced, nothing fickle."

Haha ... 
So, with a promise like that, what's a girl to do but just be merry? :)

Of course, I have more testimonies up my sleeves, but they shall be revealed in due time.
Suffice it to say that for now, I am compiling them for the time when I will stand on stage to share my ooh-la-la testimony! 
p.s. You heard it here first! :)


Ed or Edmund Tay said...

Wow...Sounds like it has been a great year for u :)

Believing that we will all get greater b/throughs in the coming year!!!

Sharon Chew's blog said...

Amen and same goes for you too Ed! :)