27 4 / 2014

Love over Passion

  • It has been a while since I've posted anything. Sometimes it's easy to get so caught up in life that we forget the things that make us happy. I remember for the first few months of internship at Kingston Public Hospital, I was so busy that I literally forgot I had a guitar under my bed (that's where I keep it). It surprised me how dynamic life can be; I had gone from playing this instrument every night to completely forgetting its existence. Sad really. How could I have forgotten something I had once been so passionate about?
  • This somewhat reminds me of my relationship with God. I remember a time when I was crazy in love with this Man, this Saviour, this King who saved me from the depths of despair and death, and then ... then a time came when it seemed as if I didn't remember Him. I mean, if I truly remembered Him, how could my communication with Him become so poor? You communicate with the people in your life you remember, right? And if I remembered Him, how could I start enjoying things that He hates? How could I stop talking about Him, telling others about Him? Like ... this is THE MAN who saved my life. No doubt about it. And I basically forgot Him.
  • The lesson I have learned is valuable. Love ... whether it is for an art, skill, person, God ... love takes dedication, real commitment, WORK. Passion is fleeting. Beauty will fail. But love keeps at it. Love remembers. Love lasts forever. And certainly love for God, the Creator, the Saviour, the Peace Giver and Burden Trader (my burden for His ... nice! ) must supersede EVERYTHING else in this life. For it is all meaningless without Him.
  • Lord, teach me to LOVE. Yes! I want to be passionate about You! I do want to be excited, thrilled, happy. But most importantly, I want to LOVE You so deeply and wholly. Amen

04 4 / 2013

So much to do #study #tired #mbbs

So much to do #study #tired #mbbs

06 1 / 2013

This is the worst … hands down.  I wish I loved myself enough to do something about it.  God, help me to see myself as You see me.  Amen.

02 1 / 2013

Mandeville got me sick :(

Mandeville got me sick :(

22 8 / 2012

If you’re sad more than you’re happy in a relationship, is it time to go?

10 8 / 2012

"Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned."

Song of Solomon 8:7 (New Living Translation)

10 8 / 2012

"You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book."

Psalm 56:8

07 8 / 2012

"If my heart is overwhelmed & I cannot hear Your voice, I’ll hold on to what is true though I cannot see"

Powerful lyrics I hope my heart will embrace and life will live.  It’s so easy to forget that which is true.  It’s so easy to get lost in the storms of life and the pain of each battle.  But His love rescues.  His love saves.  His love transforms.  

For all my days Jesus I am Yours.  I’m Yours, I’m Yours forever.

05 8 / 2012

This song reminds me (whenever I forget) that I’ve already won EVERY battle, the ones that have passed and the ones to come.  ”With Him, we can’t lose.  We ALWAYS win!”  If Jesus is your Lord, be encouraged that you serve THE Champion, THE King of all Kings and Lord of ALL Lords.  He is victorious!

25 9 / 2011

I will trust Him, though He slays 

Into Him I’ll run with all this pain

Because all these aches won’t go away

Resisting any painkiller I could take

See, no overdose can quench

This agony, this stench 

of decay

From the decomposition of my heart

Cuz I took His position to rule these secret parts

Yes! Burn all the idols!

But sadly my idols are myself

Convinced I have the right to be depressed

the right to be upset

Because I’ve been right

And I was wronged

Didn’t ask for this pain

But this pain I embraced

And gave it life

While it took mine

And I did not realize

just how much time

I’ve been losing

Withdrawn in an abyss

that I’m creating

And you may know what I mean

Creating one yourself

But there’s no right to be depressed

No right to be upset

Because Jesus was right

And He was wronged

Didn’t ask for your pain

But your pain He embraced

That you would not have to embrace it again

Gave His life

to give us life

Won’t we realize

The love in His eyes

He can deliver

But if he doesn’t anyhow

Still endure

We must not bow

To pain, to depression

To shame, to frustration

To fear, to oppression

To filth or obsession

So to Him, give these secret parts

He is a mender of broken hearts

The morning is nigh

Keep up the fight

Victory cometh from on high

From the Lord of might

I will trust Him, though He slays 

Running to Him with all this pain

Even if all these aches don’t go away

I choose to stand. I choose His grace.