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The Ultimate “Go To” GUY

Last Friday, my daughter and I had an awesome bonding – cleaning and clearing our fridge of some holiday food/left-overs. And apart from the bonding, we also had a noteworthy reflection.

While cleaning we went a little extreme by unscrewing the vent and the fan, thinking of thoroughly cleaning the fridge. Although it was kinda tedious, we both enjoyed doing the task together. However the challenge (and the struggle) came when we tried to put back the vent and the fan. For the longest time, try as we might but to no avail. Initially, we hesitated to call my hubby for help. But then it seemed that there was no other way to solve it other than to ask. So we sent an ‘SOS’ to my hubby. Lo and behold what took us ages, only took a few minutes of my hubby’s time and skill. Voila! We now have a clean and much colder fridge.

Much like our relationship with God. More often, we tend to do things on our own. We tend to fix things on our own. But when things tend to be unmanageable, only then do we call upon the Lord. Only when things get out of control, do we remember to call and ask the Lord for help.

On the contrary, the Lord wants that we make Him our first and last option. Be it major or minor concern, He desires our total dependence on Him. He anticipates our prayer. God assures us in Isaiah 65:24, “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

So go ahead, face the challenges of 2017 with confidence that the Ultimate ‘Go To’ Guy who is GOD Himself is ever waiting and ever willing to take on the lead and to help you in anything and in everything; for as long as you make Him the only option.

IreneA

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Been a Looooong While

What happened? I can’t believe it’s really been that long since I last posted a blog.  It seems surreal but yes, I have not posted since Aug 3, 2016, partly because I have been caught up with a lot of things, (among other things, David and I traveled twice to facilitate a couples’ retreat).  But mostly because I kept postponing it.
As I checked on my Evernote, indeed there are snippets of thoughts that I took notes of.  Some of the thoughts can easily be recalled while others took me awhile to remember them or what brought about those thoughts that made me took notes.  Bottom line is, I am now struggling as I put the words altogether.
As we navigate life, we could sometimes be caught up.  We can be caught up with our career. We can be caught with a hobby. Or we can be caught up on petty things.  And as we get caught up we can be so consumed that we may set aside matters that are much vital in life.  We might think that we can put them off for a while then get back to them when we feel like it.  We can be caught up from  a promising career or a lucrative business and the relationship with our significant other maybe set aside.  An interest which caught our attention may used up most of our time and energy, thus exhausting us to do much-needed stuff.  In the end, we could jeopardize a lot of things – losing momentum on goals set, time spend with family, or even time spend with God.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 tells us about having time to everything. A time to be born and a time to die.  A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to search and even a time to give up.
I’m thankful that apart from other matters which are essential to me, it is my blog that has been set aside.  I am thankful for the constant nagging of the ‘still small of voice’ of God telling me to start all over again.  Building momentum once again is going to be a challenge.  Yet, I look forward to fresh ideas and wonderful stories to share which filled me with much exhilaration.
IreneA