Being surrounded by people doesn’t mean we are connected. 

While being sandwiched in a crowded MRT, I observed how people are using their smartphones or books to form their personal space.

Heads down, eyes on their screen, earphone on—like a fortress to protect their personal space, when they have little choice but to share more than what they like of their physical space.

So many people being together, yet not connected, alone in their world.

That’s when I thought of this irony:

Quotes on modern life
Questions to ponder: Is there anything that we can do about this? Is there a need to?

What am I allowing the thief to rob and destroy in my life?

The thief comes to steal and kill and destroy.

John 10:10

What am I allowing the thief to rob and destroy in my life?

• Peace – My anxiousness in wanting to get an unreasonable amount of things done within one day.

• Joy – Taking things for granted by sometimes by forgetting that EVERYTHING can be taken away. God gives, and He can take away.

• Relationships – I think this is the devil’s forte for me. I sin through my blindness in failing to see how Jesus sees other rather-difficult-to-be-liked people.

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This girl is seriously in love.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I love how You love me enough to let me fall.

To allow me to slide down the ravines of life, again & again, trying to climb up on my own…injuring myself badly, only to finally be desperate enough to look up.

There You are. Your hands stretched out to me. Ever ready to pull me out. Your arm opens, ever ready to hold me in them and embrace me. “You are safe, you are safe, hush child, shh… you are safe.”

Your assurance. You are always here.

I love how You broke me into pieces, this child of Yours whom You’;ve created.

And with pain in Your heart, You watched me as I destroy my own life and crumbles.

Didn’t know who You are. Ridiculing You. Arrogantly declaring I have no need for You in my life. I denied You. I denied Your existance.

Yet. Patiently, You’ve waited for me to come home.

And boy. Did I run home. Did I run as hard as I could to Your arms. Crying, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry Father for all that I’ve done. I’m sorry. I ask for Your forgiveness even when You had forgiven every-single-thing-I’d-done-that-breaks-Your-heart.

Thank You Father. Thank you for breaking me. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for there is the Kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

You are blessed when you get your inside world- your mind and heart – put right. Then, you can see God in the outside world.

Indeed.

Lord, I’m amazed by You, how You love me.

Wise words from my senior pastor

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My senior pastor shared this with the staff during one of the morning devotion to get us to reflect:

‘Am I walking with Jesus? Am I obeying Him? Am I trusting Him? Focus on NOW. Then you don’t need to worry about the future.

Keep the main thing the main thing
Don’t let small little things throw us off.

Reminding self to remind self.