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A geologist to be learning and growing more in Jesus Christ. Yes, he is my Rock!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

4:8 Principle

Philippians 4:8

New International Version (NIV)
 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

About 2 weeks has already passed from the D'encounter Camp 2011. One of the things that Pastor Nicky Raiborde shared was to eradicate negative thinking and thoughts about oneself and replace it will the real truths from the Bible. eg: I'm a wonderful creation of God instead of  "I'm Fat" or "Oh look a pimple "

Then i stumble on this book called the 4:8 principle which is based on the verse above. Our whole life is guarded by our thoughts. Being humans, it's natural (due to our fallen nature) to think about the negative things. So, it's a mental discipline to think right in order to act right. I like what the author said, " If it wasn't that important to think right, apostle paul wouldn't have wrote it in the bible" .

We are created in his image so we should have the mindset of Christ. i'm speaking this to myself as i'm typing this out 

 Looking back this 2-3 years ,i think i battered myself the most negatively would be in the area of relationships. I kind think to much or rather too much negatively. I admit i'm insecure in this area.

1. I don't have best or close friends. I don't recall sharing lots of secrets or deep-stuff with people. I have a good friends which i sometimes share some secrets or personal stuff, but that's just on the water. I've come to keep a close guard to myself so that people won't judge me and i keep up to the "Pastor's Son" image. Not only that, around the world that is full of gossips, i do not want to be a subject of interest behind my back. It's funny though, i've counselled or listened to many of my good friends personal life ( i don't gossip)
and advise them but no one listend to mine or rather no one is interested?

I've become a wall.....yes a ranting-wall for others. I want to rant but i can't.

2. I often feel like people are my friends because of something? I donno whether it's my personality but i find it hard to find someone who likes me the way i am. Sometimes i really do wonder and from my thoughts i beat myself up thinking that i don't have true friends .

I wonder whether my classmates are my friends because i'm "gifted' so they want to learn from me and get my answers?
I wonder whether my Kuching friends are my friends because i have a car?
I wonder whether my church acquaintances are friendly with me just because i'm a Pastor's Son?
I wonder whether i'm given leadership roles in church or responsibilities because i'm a Pastor's Son or is because i'm really good at it?
I wonder is there anyone who really knows me the way i am?

It's Hard-hitting and i often cry silently in my heart because no one ever calls me up, sms me, or talk to me with a genuine " hey, how are you? " "I really want to know how was your day? " But often it's a Can you help me with my homework? Can you drive today? Can you play the piano for me? Can you do this or can you do that? Go ahead and check my sms. At least half would be that way. I've never had an sms that said " Hey i feel something's not up with you, mind to share with me? "  I kinda get jealous when my other friends do that to each other but not me. Gah, i'm trying not to be self-centered here but i really really really do want to know who are my friends that will last a lifetime, stick with me through thick and thin, bless each other, and support each other when needed. I know someone out there reading this must be like " you need a GF" but to me, if i'm still insecure, a 1000 GF wouldn't provide the calmness and peace for the relationship to last in the future.  I need to know NOW.

Yes, though i'm a guy everyone deserves a little genuine touch from the heart.

3. I judge people before making friends with them. I know it's a bad habit that i need to correct but i really need to learn . I will scan the person from top to toe, their gestures, and their nature of their conversations. If it does not benefit me or is stand-offish from me i will leave or not make a point of talk to them again unless they start it. Hard to believe right? Of course i don't make it obvious. But i need to learn to overcome this as the bible says we should reach out to all and do not judge others. Sigh....

So yeah, to a start of a new year i need to find out these truths and correct my mindset so that i can receive more joy from the Lord. Wish me luck!

disclaimer: I'm still willing to drive , serve, advice, counsel and etc......Pls don't avoid me because of this post. It's just a thought and pondering about my life. Just give me a wave if you are a true friend. I may be wrong in my own thinking. Even if the rest wrongs me, I will choose not to dwell in the negativity. I move on, make new friendships and start again.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

D'Encounter Camp 2011

Camp is in 4 days! Can you believe it???!!!

If you haven't know about the enounter camp 2011, here's a video about it. You can still register! For those who are in Kuching of course....

Sunday, October 02, 2011


Due to popular demand, i shall blog a little

I guess it's only Hannah that read my blog. Haha

Anyway, it's 3 more weeks to my exam. 3 more weeks to my homecoming. 2 more weeks to my birthday .

I guess this is it. I'm finally going to be 21. I'm a man. I'm a voter. I have assumed responsibilities

BUT sometimes i don't feel like i'm old. I still feel that i'm in high school. Sometimes, i reject responsibilities because i wanna stay young.

But i've made a mental decision to buck up, grow up and man up. Haha. I'm gonna embrace my age and feel happy rather than age sulkily we many shoulda-coulda-wouldas.

I don't think my birthday is gonna be grand(exam) as many of my friends had. I shall not be materialistic and appreciate life ; all 21 years of it. I just want three things, Jesus to fill me up the whole day and his presence that follows me. To study and excel in my tests/exams/projects/assignments. And lastly

The ticket to Perth. God you are a miracle working God. Open the doors if it's meant to be open :).

Friday, August 19, 2011


Hi everyone,

sorry for not updating my blog past two weeks. Been so busy chasing after assignments. Basic reasons for everybody i guess. Anyway, had an awesome time in cell group last night and we were discussing hard truths of the Christian faith. Have u ever experienced any? Perhaps some part in the bible , the english terms challenges your modern thinking and culture. Here are some that we were discussing about

1.Submission of women:
Colossians 3:18
Wives, be submissive to your husbands , as it is fitting in the Lord

Hard, aye? Every female species out there would be flaring in anger, calling the human rights and complaining to God. There was an aunty who said that there is one lady who was abused as she taken this verse to heart literally and now she's steering clear of the christian faith. So what does this verse actually mean?

Everything has it's balance. Of course, no way a man should treat his wife badly and abuse her as the bible did say, Husband to love their wives fully too. In that situation of love, a lady has no problem trusting and being submissive to her husband. If the husband is making wrong decision, of course, the wife should not be submissive to the decision being made. Balance is the key.

There is parental leadership and leadership "leadership". In this case, the guy is made to be the parental leader. Wives can have leadership elsewhere in the community, church and etc...

There's the old saying that men is the head and women are the necks.... LOL.... still true to today i guess.

2nd. Hating your family

Luke 14: 26 If anyone comes to me and does not hate his family, yes, even his own life, cannot be my disciple

The greatest debacle i've heard and seen in my whole life. Truly right? If anyone takes this issue to heart and literally in all sense it is wrong. As the commandment did say to love one another and to respect your parents. The verse actually means to give God a higher priority in life and when you love him so much , it almost becomes a degree of hate towards your family. Not hate "hate" as in disliking, animosity or being an enemy but rather the hate as in a lower priority compared to God. God first, family second.

If you think about it, let's say you're in a scale bar of love. A is hate, B is neutral, C is Love . Problem is, Love cannot be defined and it's endless towards infinity. Incomprehendable! So if u keep on working towards love, the neutrality of B seems to much closer to A which is almost hate. Get it?

That pretty much sums it up. So what hard truths have you ever encountered?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A new song

Beauty from your Eyes

When everyone around you starts to stare
When one another starts to compare
The awkward silence of difference
Goes a long way in someone's confidence

They say beauty is in the eye's of the beholder
But what if the beholder is framed by another?
They say true beauty is skin deep
But why can't we see that; just a little peep?

Show me one's true beauty , oh Lord
Like a diamond in a rubble
Like a speck of gold in a puddle
Give me your compassion , oh Lord
To have your heart for others
Even if it goes against my purpose
Show me beauty,
Beauty from your eyes

Help me to give a smile for a mile
When a person is down for awhile
Help me to encourage others
Even if he is not my brother
Help me to love for who they are
When a person is feeling subpar
Show me beauty,
Beauty from your eyes

Beauty, Beauty from your eyes

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hebrews 11

I could go on and on, but I've run out of time. There are so many more— Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets....Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves. They were protected from lions, fires, and sword thrusts, turned disadvantage to advantage, won battles, routed alien armies. Women received their loved ones back from the dead. There were those who, under torture, refused to give in and go free, preferring something better: resurrection. Others braved abuse and whips, and, yes, chains and dungeons. We have stories of those who were stoned, sawed in two, murdered in cold blood; stories of vagrants wandering the earth in animal skins, homeless, friendless, powerless—the world didn't deserve them!—making their way as best they could on the cruel edges of the world.

39-40Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were exemplary, got their hands on what was promised. God had a better plan for us: that their faith and our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives of faith not complete apart from ours.

Faith literally defined the whole bible from start to end. The whole Christianity. The whole world!

Have faith Anders!

You wanna impact the world? Have Faith no matter what the circumstance or obstacles along the way

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Jesus has the whole world in his hands, down to the very muscle cell.