30 May 2007
28 May 2007
Hey Missy !!
How are ya? Am your angel number 2 .... just dropped a few words, hope to wish you a blessed week ahead .... And I've heard that you've got some exams coming up on Friday .... wish ya all the best !!
A little angelic tweety bird for you ....
Steph's Angel 002
Posted by Connect Group at 7:47 pm
21 May 2007
Your 'Work' Is To Enter His Rest
10… he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 11Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest...
A baby learns to sit first before he starts to stand and walk. The Christian life also begins with sitting. God “raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus”. (Ephesians 2:6) How well we walk after that, is how well we sit and rest in the finished work of Christ.
The promised land was a land of rest where God promised His people “large and beautiful cities which you did not build, houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant”. (Deuteronomy 6:10–11)
But for 40 years, God’s people wandered in the wilderness because they refused to believe that God had given them a land where everything had been prepared — the work is finished. They could not believe that God had given them a land full of riches to enjoy, a land which just flowed with His goodness.
Today, there are believers who still cannot believe that the work of Jesus is truly complete and finished. They are trying to complete a completed work, finish a finished work and defeat a defeated devil.
There are believers today who are always working and trying to produce their healing, prosperity, success and victory. God wants us to stop trying and start trusting in His love for us. He wants us to stop working and struggling, and start resting and believing in His grace towards us.
The only “work” left for us to do today is entering His rest. We are to labour every day to enter His rest. We are to rest and believe that the work is done because it is a finished work, and rest and believe in God’s undeserved favour towards us. We are to rest in Jesus our true ark, who will carry us through the tempestuous waters.
So today, “if you will hear His voice, do not harden your hearts… be diligent to enter that rest”. (Hebrews 4:7,11) Let’s enter His rest. Let’s enjoy sitting together with Christ in the heavenly places, then we will run and not be weary!
17 May 2007
Its a long blog, but stay with me. Don't just browse through the blog, there is something i want you to capture in your spirit and hearts.
This Sunday, a new song will be introduced to the congregation. Its ‘Hosanna’. A song which I can’t get enough of. I soak and soak and soak the spirit and heart that birth the song. Its powerful, prophetic, it’s the ‘now’ word of what God is doing in His Church.
When the song was first released, it arrested my spirit, there was ‘a leaping in the womb’ (Luke 1) as my heart connected with the spirit and heart of Brooke Fraser who penned these words.
For those of you who were present at the International Student Elective, I shared briefly what God has shown me, what I see with my spiritual eyes.
God have me 3 visions throughout my 25 years of walking with Him, which I have guarded and protected over the years, not knowing whether it was from Him or a figment of my imagination.
1)When I was in Secondary 2, God gave my first vision. There was a cloud, shining so gloriously and brightly with no end in sight (width). And before the throne were my friends who have backslide, oblivious to the people around them, kneeling and worshipping the King. There was a sense of awe, serenity, His Majesty filling the atmosphere, and people were worshipping.
2) In 2001, at my first Hillsong Conference, God started my on a journey with the revelation of praise and worship. Of the power of Praise, the power of ‘I WILL’ praise, in good, in bad, when the sun is shining, in the darkness, I will praise till I overcome. For no other reason than He deserves my praise (my life became founded on the song from Hills ‘Blessed’ CD ‘Shout to the King’).
It was a real divine week in my life, as He set the foundations towards growing as a worshipper – of being extravagant in praise & worship; that ‘I will not bring to my King that which cost me nothing’; of being spent whenever I enter His throne-room in praise & worship, cos He deserves all my heart, all my soul, all my mind. That’s it not a matter of how I feel, how my week has been, what season in life I am in, what others around me might think of me when I praise my King with ALL I have.
Along with this revelation of praise & worship, God captured my heart and sowed in me a hunger week after week for a Church so hungry for His presence, that we will see the day where His GLORY so saturate the service (testimony shared in Tommy Tenny’s ‘God Chasers’), and in our individual lives, that every car, every passer-by that drives past is unexplainably drawn to stop, and people just coming out of their cars, even before they can step into the church, they are slain by the Spirit of God, and encounter Him in a personal way like never before. That healing takes places without the person needing to open his mouth or listen to a message.
3) In 2004, in a season when God was picking up the broken, stripped down to shame, and a sense of hopelessness and being cheap, He gave me 2 visions at PlanetShakers Conference and a promise ie. Isaiah 54 and 55.
(This I shared at the international student elective).
I saw a vision of a mighty army of God, faceless, marching boldly with such strength, such might, such power, with banners, and instruments, led by God, a bright and shiny Armour, unstoppable, taking lands.
The 2nd vision I saw was droves and droves of international students coming through the doors. They were crying and worshipping as they were being ministered from the platform. With it God gave me a word that Edge Church will be the place where students come, and not walk away with just a paper (degree), but they will be equipped, they will come to know Him & His love and they will be sent to all the ends of the earth, witnessing and carrying that revelation they have been imparted in their stay here.
The song ‘Hosanna’ is a sing which captures all the vision God gave me.
‘I see the King of Glory, coming on the clouds with fire. The whole earth shakes, the whole earth shakes.
I see His love and mercy, washing over all our sin. The people sing, the people sing.
I see a generation, rising up to take their place, with selfless faith, with selfless faith.
I see a near revival, stirring as we pray and seek, we’re on our knees, we’re on our knees’.
What do you see? What do you see, precious women of God? Are you aware of what God is birthing and doing in your life now? Are you listening in to the ‘now’ word of God for your life?
I don’t know if it has sink into you
That you are not here in Adelaide by mistake
That it is NOT by mistake nor by default that you are position right here
In this season, for this time,
In Edge, coming in right in this stage of accelerated growth prophesised and witnessed in the life of Edge Church this year.
Embrace the ‘now’!
Many of your peers might not get the opportunity to taste the goodness of what is standing at your door this day.
Lets not take fore granted this awesome privilege.
Stir yourselves up daily
Lets encouraged and spur one another on
To persevere, to fight for our breakthroughs
Lets not stand in one another’s way
Lets urge and encourage one another to meditate on His WORD day & night
To pick up the weapons He has given us
Praise, Prayer, His WORD
There is nothing too huge, nothing too illogical,
No mountain too high
That our GOD can’t move
No dream too wild that if birth and seeded by God, can’t come to pass.
No sickness that can’t be healed
No circumstance too hard for God to intervene and change
For at His Name, every knee MUST bow.
Rise up Daughters of God!
Rise up Daughters of Jehovah Nissi!
Rise up Daughters of Jehovah Jireh!
Rise up Daughters of Jehovah Tsidkenu!
Rise up, rise up, rise up!
Rise up in your university!
Rise up in your hospitals!
Rise up at your workplace!
Rise up among the international students!
Rise up in your circle of friendship!
God created us to be overcomers & conquerors, to take and possess the land that He has given us.
Let us lead surrendered lives
Abandoned to the purpose of God working in & through our lives
Abandoned to His call
Abandoned to His leading
Hunger, thirsty, desperate for more of His presence
More of His Living Word breathing in us
Renewing our minds, lifting our eyes
Carrying the attitude of ‘whatever it takes Lord, mould me into the woman You purpose and make me to be’
Release what lies in the past
Do not let the past dictate the decisions and responses of your ‘now’ and your ‘future’
Surrender! Let go of your fears
Surrender! Let go of your insecurities
Surrender! Let go and cling no more to earthly things, friendships, degrees, gift
Hunger! hunger for Him!
Longed for His friendship, His fellowship
Rest, so secure in His unconditional love
Lead spirit-led lives
Run, serve knowing that the gifts He placed in you are not for personal gain and fame
But be eager, ever ready to lay it down at His disposal.
Let us run and never grow weary
Lets dare to dream big
Lets never shrink back for whatever reasons
Lets not be satisfied with living in a place of ‘enough’ or ‘comfort’
Lets step out
Lets live on the edge where faith and miracles exist
Lets spread out, drive our roots deep into the local church
And make room for the harvest God is bringing in (Isaiah 54)
Give everything you have, heart and soul
‘Take possession of the land the Lord our God is giving us’ (Joshua 1)
Let us not be fearful to enter and walk into unchartered waters
Lets lead lives bigger than ourselves
That God can be exalted and magnified
Lets not just sing ‘we stand for our generation’
But lets really stand
Lets get on our knees and pray, intercede, and declare into being that which does not yet exist
Lets life our eyes, and pray that God open our spiritual eyes to the things we can’t see
‘Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks yours
Everything I am for your Kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity (Hossana)’
Come on this journey with me
I really believe its not a coincidental thing that God has gathered the musicians, those with a call of leadership in their life, those who are gifted with creativity under one roof.
Come on this journey with me of going where other internationals have not gone or are fearful
Lets be leaders and as we run, bring others along with us
Into the purposes of God
That our peers will not leave Australia with just a paper
That they will not leave with just the growth that takes place in comfort zones
But flourish with the revelation and growth that comes in the challenging and uncomfortable but yet exciting zone.
Lets break and take grounds
Connecting and rooting ourselves in church, not just going to church
But carrying and running with the vision, spirit and heart of the House
Lets bring one another before God in prayer
That we too may experience and see breakthroughs in our individual lives
That we may see the people God brings into our connect group being ministered and coming to know His love for them.
There will never be a convenient time to step out.
Lets go on a journey together to be do-ers of the Word and not just hear-ers.
That we may be moved into action and not just stirred!
I see so much potential in each of you! More than what I think some of you believe or see in yourself. My heart as your leader, is to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in what God is doing in your lives and hearts.
My heart is to see you break free from the 'prisons' you are locked in,
to see u grow and live in the revelation that God soo desires to bring to you about His love for you, and to be the woman God has called, purposed and make you to be - nothing less than a Complete Woman in Him.
Love ya all!
Posted by Connect Group at 11:17 pm
Hold tight to your seats, stay with me as you read this post and the next.
I would love to share with you my revelation of who God is. May you be blessed.
What's in a Name?
When I look at the rising rays of the sun, the fluffy clouds, the dew-soaked grass, I give thanks to Elohim, my creator.
He who supplies, nourishes, satisfies, and makes fruitful the animals and plants of the earth
Is my El-Shaddai, the One and Only True & Living God, who has been with me through all times.
In my tiredness, worries, tears, uncertainities, confusion, I fall repeatedly, like a new-born babe with weak limbs
But I was never alone
Jehovah Rohi picked and lifted me up
In sickness Jehovah Rophe is there
In a storm, Jehovah Shalom brings peace
When the enemy attacks, Jehovah Nissi equips me with an armour and weapons necessary to emerge victorious
Jehovah Jireh never fails to provide for every situation and every need
Each morning as I wake to find Jehovah Shammah near,
And breathe in His breathe that fills my heart & give me life
I find myself lost in His love
A love so pure, so deep, so intense, so secure
A perfect Lamb who deserves nothing less than to be given my best
And even my best is not enough
For Adonai surpasses what words can describe of any Being
I'm left standing in awe and speechless
The Ominpresent, Ominiscient, Omnipotent bridegroom loved the world so much
That He gave His only Son to bleed for us sinners
Jehovah M'Kaddesh did this that we may be sanctified
Jehovah Tsidkenu exchanged His righteousness for our unrighteousness that we may walk in an intimate relationship with God
It is such an extreme prvilege and blessing to be able to call Jehovah 'Father'
Its the best gift one can ever receive.
Posted by Connect Group at 10:55 pm
16 May 2007
Hi Su Yin,
It's been awhile since I last saw you. How have you been? Hope you had a good time touring Auckland with your family. Anyway, this is just a little message from your angel to you, just so you know that you're thought of. Also, a reminder that no matter what the circumstance, through happy or sad God has loved you and will continue to as John 3:16 states , "For God so loved the world He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
Posted by Connect Group at 5:13 pm
15 May 2007
14 May 2007
We will be going Go-Karting this Saturday! The venue is fully booked for the whole day and the first available slot if 9.30pm. We have made a tentative booking and will be required to provide a fix number of people going asap.
Its 60 laps for $45.
Invite as many of your friends as you want!
It will be an awesome opportunity to connect, build friendships and reach out to our friends!
There's lazer skirmish available too!
If car racing doesn't appeal to you, come hang out and enjoy a time of fellowship. There will be others who will not be racing too! Besides, we can only have maximum of 10 racers at any one time I think.
There will be a trophy and medals for the winning team!
Contact Kareeann or Winnie if you have an update of the number of people coming.
Posted by Connect Group at 6:46 pm
9 May 2007
Hope you have a great/blessed week ahead! I don't want to write too much in case it gives me away :)
Proverbs 3:5 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.'
Posted by Connect Group at 10:12 pm
How’s your week so far? Hope you are doing great! Just drop by to let you know that you are being loved and cared for by your angel:) You will be in my prayer list when I go and have a chat with God. I promise that I’ll let Him know how much you love Him! The blessings below are especially given to you, may you sail ahead smoothly throughout the rest of the week. *wink*
S – Safety
T – Time for God
E – Endurance
P – Perfection
H – Humor
A – Ability
N – No worries
I – Intelligence
E – Efficient
Meanwhile take good care of yourself & Keep smiling!
Lots of love,
Posted by Connect Group at 2:48 pm
Hope you are all having an awesome day at work & uni!
Have you given some thought whether you would like to go Go-Karting next Sunday?
Have you invited your friends?
I will have to finalise the numbers and probably go a group booking.
More details can be found on http://www.check-in.com.au/Adelaide/Kart_Mania_Indoor_Go_kart_Racing.htm
Posted by Connect Group at 1:53 pm
8 May 2007
Just a short message to let you know that your angel cared enough to write you a whole post as opposed to all the other angels who merely left messages on the tagboard. (kidding,kidding) This whole anonymity thing is so fun because I get to annoy everybody with posts such as these under the guise of the name "Angel" (which is everyone else's name at this point of time) and then sit back and watch as everyone starts accusing each other.
Ok, seriously. Hello, my name is Angel. (not really, but for the next 5 weeks anyway.) There isn't much I can say about myself as I have been given strict orders not to reveal my true identity till the day of reckoning (5 Sundays from now, as set by Winnie) where you can by all means scream at me for being a crap angel or lavish me with compliments for the true-to-form angel I was to you over the course of 5 weeks. I'm hoping it will be the latter.
I'll try my best to bless you with gifts, words of encouragement and not least of all, prayers. We don't know each other very well, you and I. I'm hoping that over the course of the next 5 weeks you will come to know me not just as "Angel" but as someone who loves and desires God as I'm sure you do too. If ever you would like me to pray specifically for anything, please do not hesitate to send an email to our connect group's account (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the title "for Pansy's angel". I would leave you my mobile number but that would totally give my identity away so till the day of reckoning, emails will have to suffice.
Till next time.
Posted by Connect Group at 5:40 pm
6 May 2007
At the insistence of the other members of our Connect Group, I have finally completed the setup process for our blog! Thank God that blogspot has made its setup so much more user friendly....if not I probably would've taken a much longer time to do it (yes despite my almost everyday updates in my own blog, I still am very new at all this computer stuff).
However as you all may have noticed, the background is quite plain (told you I'm no good) and we still do not have a description in the 'About Me' part....
So....I need input from all of you!! Leave comments or tag or something please!!
Posted by Connect Group at 6:23 pm