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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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Captivated

She walked into the study, silently watching as I went about my work. I sensed her delicate presence, as if beauty itself just walked into the room. I stopped what I was doing, turned around and saw someone so beautiful , she could only be the creation of a beautiful and captivating God; and not just any creation, but the crown of creation, His masterpiece, His finishing touch.

I knelt down right in front of her, looked at her beautiful face, into her captivating eyes and said ‘I love you’. Hoping that she’d realize how beautiful and precious she is to me, that she is everything I’m willing to fight for…

Hoping she’d know that she’s Daddy’s Little Girl.

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I Boast

What are my kindness, my compassion, my good deeds, my love compared to Your sacrifice?

Never let me boast of my kindness, my compassion, my good deeds or even my love for You, for people.

Let me boast instead of Your sacrifice, Your kindness, Your compassion, Your mercy, Your grace, Your love for me and Your people.

I boast only about Jesus and His finished work.

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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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Arms Open Wide

Hillsong London Worship

Take my life I lay it down
At the cross where I am found
All I have I give to You oh God

Take my hands and make them clean
Keep my heart in purity
That I may walk in all You have for me

Oh here I stand
Arms open wide
Oh I am Yours
And You are mine

Take my moments and my days
Let each breath that I take
Be ever only for You oh God

My whole life is Yours
I give it all
Surrendered to Your Name
And forever I will pray
Have Your way
Have Your way

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Mikazuki

sunrise

Listening to Ayaka’s single, Mikazuki, repeatedly as I tell myself this is going to be my last ’emo’ post for the year. 

I can’t remain in this sorry state knowing the great things You have prepared for me. 

Tonight its not going to be about how much she doesn’t care, but how much You do. 

I’m giving up on everything… except You and Your finished work. 

You say this year’s going to be a year when salvation and the free favours of God profusely abound!

And I say Amen!

I’m coming Home dad… and I’m gonna Shine.

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