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The Greatest Act

I have forgotten how to blog.

I have been writing my prayers and musings on paper for the past months, preferring to keep it between myself and Him. But this I want to shout out loud, I want the world to know because I am no longer afraid or sorry to say that I truly love acting and narrating!

For the longest time I have enjoyed acting without even knowing it. As a kid I would reenact scenes from my favourite cartoons, games, anything cool that I saw on tv. I favoured imaginative battlegrounds and weapons to physical toys and I found myself living in the shoes of Jim Raynor and the likes. (Blizzard games were a HUGE part of my childhood)

And boy do I feel blessed to be serving in none other than Spark Plays, the Zone’s drama ministry. While I may not be part of many skits or plays, every time before I go on stage, I am reminded by Him that I am His beloved actor and the reason I’m on stage is simply because He loves seeing His child perform – for Him. It’s not about the recognition or the thrill of being on stage but simply to be able to do something I love so much and knowing that it’s my awesome Dad who has given me the Desire to act and the Platform to fulfill it.

I was afraid to say that I love acting simply because I felt that I was not good enough. But knowing that both giftings and the opportunity to use them comes from Him, why wallow in self pity when the best actor/narrator/playwright in history is my Dad.

I’m not the best actor, but I know I’m His beloved actor. Time and time again I’ve heard Him say ‘I want you to act because I love seeing you act.’ It has nothing to do with acting skills but everything to do with the truth that I’m His beloved kid. Looking at the new One-North auditorium, it would be such an honor, overwhelming in fact to be given the opportunity to perform. But really, One-North is simply God’s building and who better to perform there than God’s very own beloved children? There is no stage, no platform too large for us because even the largest of platforms belong to God.

I love to act, I love to narrate and I’m proud of it.

Even if the world says I’m not good at it, it doesn’t change a thing. Even if I’m told I’ll never be good at it, I’ll still keep acting.

Because…

I’m His beloved actor and the greatest act of love was performed by my Father.

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Who would’ve known?

A year ago attending New Creation Church would have been my dream come true.

Who would’ve known that today, the dream came true… exceedingly abundantly above all that I could ask or think. It’s Easter today and I had the privilege to serve alongside some of the most blessed people for the church’s Easter Musical. Never have I thought that carrying a few pieces of styrofoam props and running in the dark would be such an awesome, humbling experience.

It was tiring, it was long, it was tedious, it was frustrating, it was amazing.

I’ve met a programme director whom despite being the busiest person in the stadium, took her time to share with us pastor’s heart for the musical and to show each and everyone of us her heartfelt appreciation for serving.

I’ve met team leaders that guided our every step ever so patiently, availing themselves even to the smallest of tasks and doing it with a smile.

I’ve met brothers and sisters who are so readily and willingly to lend a helping hand, going beyond their responsibilities for a brother or sister in need.

I’ve met volunteers who availed themselves to serve  despite the last minute arrangements and served faithfully out of a heart of abundance.

I’ve met anointed actors, musicians and artists who rehearsed long hours for that spotlight but chose to shine it on Jesus instead.

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It was 3 styrofoam ‘walls’ and 3 days of amazing fellowship that showed me that serving is not so much the task, but the heart. The roles are plenty, but the hearts are one – for Jesus.

As much as I am grateful for the praise and worship, touched by the musical; so am I grateful for the placement of styrofoam walls and touched by the hearts of those who place them. Really. Roles and positions didn’t matter anymore, I was just grateful for that leader, that brother, that volunteer, that musician for doing whatever they were doing faithfully.

I believe thats how Jesus saw each and everyone of us. He couldn’t care less if we were singing, acting or simply waiting, He smiled seeing a congregation of people gathered in His name, to praise His name.

Who would’ve known that the first evangelist would have been a woman, Mary?

Who would’ve known that Jesus’ first words to His disciples would not be those of condemnation but peace?

Who would’ve known that one day all the earth will worship before You?

Who would’ve known that we would gather today as various roles with hearts as one to honor You?

Who would’ve known that the God of Creation would send His only son to die for us and raise Him up to bless us?

You knew…

thats why You came.

Happy Easter

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So?

Cousin’s Colleague: I’m a City Harvester, what about you?

Cousin: Oh, I’m a New Creationer.

Cousin’s Colleague: *condescending look* My church is bigger than yours.

Cousin: So?

🙂

God blesses us all

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Going International

God’s spreading the Gospel of Grace to the four corners of the world by expanding Pastor Prince’s ministry. To facilitate the changes, 3rd and 4th service will be replaced with a recording from earlier services.

My opinion?

I couldn’t be anymore excited! My heart almost literally jumped with joy listening to what God is planning for pastor’s ministry. Being a 3rd service attendee, knowing that the service will be a recording honestly doesn’t bother me one bit. My life has been changed listening to pastor’s old sermons, far far away on top of a snowy mountain; what more a sermon preached at the exact location hours ago? As pastor said, it’s the Holy Spirit.

The Gospel of Grace is so precious that truly EVERYONE needs to hear it. I consider myself most BLESSED to be attending New Creation Church and being among the first to hear Grace (Jesus) preached weekly! It has also been in my heart to see Grace being preached internationally, particularly in Hong Kong and Japan. I’ve even dreamt of New Creation Church having a Cantonese ministry. At times I think that if it’s necessary for me to give my seat in New Creation Church for my friends or family to hear the true gospel, I’d gladly give it up. But that’s silly thinking, my God can over satisfy my needs and theirs with leftovers!

While God is spreading the Gospel of Grace to the world, I believe that He has something AWESOME in stored for us at New Creation Church.

Get excited!

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Sunday!

I love Sundays and I love them now more than I ever did!

I love church and everything about it!

I love the anticipation of a life changing, Jesus filled sermon while traveling to church. I love standing in line, waiting to get into the rock auditorium while looking around at hundreds of unfamiliar faces eager to have an encounter with the awesome living God. I love raising my hands and voice to worship Him as if the world doesn’t exist. I love taking Holy Communion, believing that the manifestation to my healing is near here! I love listening to the anointed sermons by Pastor Prince, Pastor Mark, Pastor Joshua and any other pastor for that matter! I love the always witty, never dreadful announcements. I love hanging around for that last song after the service. I love gathering outside the Rock with the blessed CG people, discussing where to head next. I love the fellowship that follows next, that unpretentious simple chill out session with beloved people, listening to both the mundane and exciting happenings during the week. I love having dinner and seeing how some of us put faith into action by having 2, even 3 rounds of food without condemnation. I love the train ride home, bidding the blessed people farewell as they reach their stops.

I love how Sundays spent in church, with blessed people, with Jesus are always so fulfilling, so refreshing, so blessed.

I’m looking for many more Sundays to come, Sundays in church that is.

I’m having the time of my life, around some of the most awesome people, attending the most anointed church around.

Daddy God, I pray that my Sundays will be spent with You always and that others too will find a similar joy every Sunday.

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Underestimating God

I am tremendously blessed to be at the right place (Singapore) at the right time (25/07/09) for theZone 09 youth conference.

The combination of Hillsong United, Pastor Judah Smith and New Creation Church are all headline worthy by their own rights but the message was clear throughout – Jesus was the headline.

Joel Houston shared about serving, being the hands and feet of God… tearing down the walls, reaching out to the needy. Pastor Judah shared about our righteousness in Christ, that by His blood we are righteous, leaving nothing to stop us from achieving our dreams… allowing us the effectively be the hands and feet of God.

Christ was indeed exalted and magnified throughout the conference leaving me to realize how often I underestimate God. Just because I put God in a box by limiting His presence in certain areas of my life or perceiving God based on my limited comprehension of Him does not make Him any smaller. God is still God, a loving Father who is out to bless me left, right, center… to supersede my heartfelt dreams and desires while still being able to use of my inadequacies to bless others.

It would be limiting to say that the conference impacted me in any particular areas of my life, because I know God is working in bigger, better ways than I could even imagine. I… We, the church will never be the same again!

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Here

I realized problems follow you into new seasons.

Problems wont let go of you, you let go of them… and believe

I’ve been in Singapore for over a week and its been awesome. I attended GenRev service for the very first time and attended what I believe to be one of the BEST services of the year preached by Ps. Mark. I met JianZhong in person and was attached to a very interesting care group ;). Spent quality time with my aunt and uncle plus meeting up with Stephen.

I’m finally where I want to be – among friends, among brothers and sisters in Him.

But truth be told, its not Happily Ever After. If anything, old nightmares seem to be recurring along with new worries. The storms are rising, the giants reappearing. Yet, in the midst of storms and giants there’s Jesus more apparent everytime He’s preached in service, everytime He’s exalted in worship, everytime I’m reminded of His faithfulness in fellowship.

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I’ll not falter before the storms and the giants cause I know I’m not alone. You’re here with me, with them. I’m in good company and I’m where I want to be.

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