Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010 !!!

DEAREST FRIEND,

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
WITH ABUNDANT GOD BLESSING OF
GOOD HEALTH, JOY & WEALTH.

Heartfelt New Year Wishes!

WARMEST REGARDS,

James Oh

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Most Beautiful Advice 9

Happy day, loving Brothers and Sisters,


'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

(Romans8:31)



My instructions were to share this with as many people as possible that I wanted God to bless .



Not backward!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Most Beautiful Advice 8

Hi! Everyone,


31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.


Let the above verses sink into our hearts and souls

James 



Monday, December 21, 2009

The True Meaning of Christmas

Dear loving brothers and sisters,

Merry X'mas & A Happy New Year 2010.
Cheers! God loves us! God wants us to love everybody too! 














The True Meaning of Christmas!


At Christmas time there was a man,



who looked so out of place.



As people rushed about him, at a hurried sort of pace.

He stared at all the Christmas lights,

the tinsel everywhere.
The shopping center Santa Claus,

with children gathered near.

The mall was packed with shoppers,

who were going to and fro,
Some with smiles, some with frowns,

and some too tired to go.

They rested on benches,

or they hurried on their way.
To fight the crowds for purchases,

to carry home that day.

The music from the stereo,

was playing loud and clear.
Of Santa Claus and snowmen,

and funny nosed reindeer.

He heard the people talk about,

the good times on the way.
Of parties, fun and food galore,

and gift exchanges that day.

I'd like to know what's going on,

the man was heard to say.
There seems to be some sort,

of celebration on the way.

And would you tell me who this is,

all dressed in red and white.
And why are children asking "him" about a special night.

The answer came in disbelief,

I can't believe my ears.
I can't believe you do not know,

that Christmas time is here.

The time when Santa comes around,

with gifts for girls and boys.
When they are asleep on Christmas Eve,

he leaves them books and toys.

The man you see in red and white,

is Santa Claus so shy.
The children love his joyful laugh,

and twinkle in his eye.

His gift packed sleigh is pulled along,

by very small reindeer.
As he flies quickly through the air,

while darting here and there.

The children learn of Santa Claus,

while they are still quite small.
When Christmas comes "he" is the most,

"important" one of all.

The stranger hung His head in shame,

He closed a nail pierced hand.
His body shook in disbelief,

He did not understand.

A shadow crossed His stricken face,

His voice was low but clear.
"After all these years they still don't know."

And JESUS shed a tear.
 
 











James Oh

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Most Beautiful Advice 7

Hi! loving Brothers and Sisters,


May I be allowed to share a word or two with you:-



25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).



I pray that all these words will sink into your mind, heart and soul. I pray in Jesus' wonderful name. Amen.








God bless,

James Oh




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The ultimate trip ... see you there! ...

Hi! loving Brothers and sisters,


Stay focused on our ultimate goal and keep on moving forward..


The ultimate trip ... see you there! ...

 
Planning to go to heaven?  Here's a traveller's guide....

1. ACCOMMODATION
Arrangements for first-class accommodation have been made in advance.
'In My Father's house are many rooms ...... I am going there to prepare a place for you.' (John 14:2).
 
 

2.  PASSPORTS
Persons seeking entry will not be permitted past the gates without having proper papers/credentials and having their names registered with the ruling Authority.
'Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life'. (Revelation 21:27).
 
 

3.  DEPARTURE TIMES
The exact date of departure has not been announced. Travellers are advised to be prepared to leave at short notice.
'It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority.'  (Acts 1:7).
 
 

4.  TICKETS
Your ticket is a written pledge that guarantees your journey. It should be claimed and its promises kept firmly in hand.
'I tell you the truth, whoever hears My word and believes Him who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.' (John 5:24).
 
 

5.  CUSTOMS
Only one declaration is required while going through customs.
'That if you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised  Him from the dead, you will be saved.' (Romans 10:9).
 
 

6.  IMMIGRATION
All passengers are classified as immigrants, since they are taking up permanent residence in a new country.  The quota is unlimited.
'...... they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one ....... He has prepared a city for them.' (Hebrews 11:16).
 
 

7.  LUGGAGE
No luggage whatsoever is necessary.
'For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.' (1 Timothy 6:7).
 
 

8.  AIR PASSAGE
Travellers' going directly by air are advised to watch daily for indications of imminent departure.
'After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.' (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
  

9.  VACCINATION AND INOCULATION
Injections are not needed, as diseases are unknown at the destination.
'He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain....' (Revelation 21:4).
 
 

10  CURRENCY
Supplies of currency may be forwarded ahead to await the passenger's arrival.  Deposit your heart, mind, soul and life.
'But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.' (Matthew 6:20).
 
 

11  CLOTHING
A complete and appropriate new wardrobe is provided for each traveller.
'...For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness....' (Isaiah 61:10).
 
 

12  TIME CHANGES
Resetting of watches will not be necessary to adjust to the day/night schedule.
'The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp........ for there will be no night there.' (Revelations 21:23,25).
 
 

13  RESERVATIONS
Booking is now open.  Apply at once.
'...... now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.' (2 Corinthians 6:2)
 
 

14  CORONATION CEREMONY
The highlight of the journey is the welcoming reception and coronation which await the arrival.
'Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for  His appearing.' (2 Timothy 4:8).
 
 

The Blessings of the Lord be upon You
Lamentations 3:21-23,25 'But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness...the LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.'
 

[]


 

 
 

 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Book of Number 22 -25.

Hi! Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I love to share with you 4 principles in the Book of Number 22 -25.

1st Principle
God can use whatever kind of person to speak for Him.

In Number 22:21-41 it tells us that God can use donkey to speak for Him.
Here, it illustrate well that all things are subject to Him. He is in control of everything on earth and in heaven.

2nd Principle
God is not subject to man but all men are subject to Him.

Our purpose on earth is to be His witness and to obey His commandments accordingly, and not according to our flesh, intuition and intelligence.

3rd Principle
God's people are vulnerable and can be seduced to worship other gods.

One thing is certain - walking with God is no guarantee that we will be free from opposition and have a smooth path in life. Therefore, we need to know this in advance so that we will carry on and not be discouraged.

In the book of Numbers, we were told Moses, being His faithful servant, has been opposed from every conceivable direction within and outside Israel.

Let us continue to pray that God reveal more to us so that we can share with others.

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you,

 James Oh

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A GOOD ONE INDEED!

Hi! everyone,


...appreciate what you have, keep it simple. Chasing dreams often end going in circles.


Interesting perspective
"Life" explained by an MBA graduate

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist
complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked
how long it took him to catch them.


"Not very long." they answered in unison.
"Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?"
The fishermen explained that their small catches were sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.


"But what do you do with the rest of your time?"


"We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children,
and take siestas with our wives.
In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends,
have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life."


The tourist interrupted,
"I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day.
You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."


"And after that?"

asked the fisherman.

"With the extra money the larger boat will bring,
you can buy a second one and a third one
and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers..
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man,
you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants
and maybe even open your own plant.


You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City,
Los Angeles, or even New York City!

From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."



"How long would that take?"
asked the fisherman.

"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.
" replied the tourist.

"And after that?"
asked the fisherman.

The tourist answered
" Afterward? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, "
answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really BIG,
you can start buying and selling stocks and make Millions of DOLLARS!
"


"Millions? Really? And after that?"
asked the fisherman.


"After that you'll be able to retire,
live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children,
catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife
and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying with your friends.
"

"That’s what I am doing now!!”
Replied the fisherman

The moral of this story is:

Know where you're going in life....
you may already be there!!


  



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ADVICE 6

Hi! everyone,


 This is one of the most beautiful advices I have ever received in an email .... Please don't close or delete this one before reading!

An Angel says, 'Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice..'




20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21.. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot.. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.


God bless,


James Oh


Sunday, December 6, 2009

PARABLE OF LAMP UNDER A BOWL

Hi! Loving brothers and sisters,

  Relevant verses are extracted below for your reference and reading:-
Matthew 5: 14-15 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Mark 4:21-22 Also He said to them, "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket, or under a bed? Is it not you to be set on a lampstand? 22 For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.
Luke 8:16 -17 "No one,  when he has lit a lamp, covers it with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a lampstand, that those who enter may see the light. 17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known or come to light.

1. Lamp refers to God's Word

2. Lampstand refers to our Heart. As the lamp sits on its stand to illuminate draws the same analogy that God's Word has to dwell in our hearts to shine God's light. Human heart is the place for God's Word to dwell. Once the Word dwells in our heart, we become bright, joyful and content as exactly advocated by Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:15  “you shine as lights in the world.”
For those who holds fast to Word of God are like stars, sparkling brightly in the dark world. As when Word dwells in our heart, we become the  light bearer, as the lampstand for God's Word. In other words, through us Word shines the light (Truth) into the dark world. We are the lampstand that tells the truth to the world by shining the light( Truth). We function exactly like the lampstand that share light with people in darkness. We are the lampstand that spreads the Gospel and live by faith.

3. Basket or Bed refers to the place where we hide the lampstand. It clearly indicate to us that we should not hide God's Word due to whatsoever reason we may have.
Therefore, it is crystal clear that the choice is yours. It is up to you whether to place the lamp on the lampstand or under the bowl or bed.

However, both Mark 4:22 and Luke 8:17 plainly tell us that the truth will  surface ultimately. The secret of God's Kingdom will be disclosed when the light shines in us. The secret of the evil will be revealed clearly no matter how cleverly it was hidden. We can see clearly when light shines in us. The truth will prevail. Our hidden sins, sorrow and despair will be disclosed whether you like it or not.

Above all, our love, faith and hope in Jesus Christ that  are kept in our hearts will be exposed as well. Ultimately, nothing can be hidden from  God’s eyes. As such, we need to live before God’s eyes not before men’s eyes. We can deceive man but God's Word reveals all things. Therefore, we should shun the secret double life.

I pray to God to reveal the truth to you should there be any other interpretation of this parable.


James Oh

Friday, December 4, 2009

True love

Hi! loving brothers and sisters,

I have received the mail below from my old secondary school mate and I find it is worthwhile for me to share with you.
 
This mail has been around but it is still worth another read.
 
 
True love

On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation.  I asked him if he had another doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer' s Disease.

As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him, "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?"

He smiled as he patted my hand and said, " She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."  I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life."

True love is neither physical, nor romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails
, sometimes there are some that come along that have an important message, and this is one of those kind. I hope you won't mind my sharing this and so many others with you. It helps me to keep ennui at bay. Thank you for being so patient. 
 
Cheers. God bless.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WISE AND FOOLISH BUILDERS

Hi! loving brothers and sisters,

Grace and peace to you.

I thank God for being able to share with you the article below.

Matthew 7 : 24 - 27
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Luke 6 : 47- 49
47 Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock.[h] 49 But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell.[i] And the ruin of that house was great.”

In the book of Matthew, the ones who obey God are described as the wise builders who build their houses on a rock ( strong foundation ) whereas the ones who do otherwise are described as the foolish builders who build their houses on sand ( no foundation).

While in the book of Luke,  the ones who obey God are described as the wise builders who build their houses with a foundation whereas the ones who are not are building their houses without foundation. Naturally both of them are drawing our attention on wise and foolish behaviors.

Whereas both flood and storm used are metaphorical to suggest either trial or judgement. Therefore, the theme of the message is discussing the concept of obedience. How can we apply to our Christian walk? This Mighty and Loving God give us a choice either to choose Him as the foundation of our lives or alternatively reject Him. I am sad to say that there is no mid way.

To build a strong foundation, we require constant and lasting efforts to ensure that the construction of the foundation in itself is sturdy. God not only calls us to trust Him wholeheartedly with our minds and souls,  but also build intimate relationship with Him, thus forming an unshakeable foundation. This have been demonstrated in both Moses' and Jesus' life,  It is also portrayed by Luke by saying that the wise builder not only erects on a rock but also digs sufficiently deep to find this rock.  This analogy is to draw our attention that we must constantly seek God as the foundation of our lives. Only then we can expand our efforts to understand His Word diligently, establish intimate relationship with Him and draws His grace, exactly like Jesus, to obey God perfectly. Without drawing God's grace, there is no way we can effect His will perfectly. That's what advocated by Apostle Paul, if the law can make us perfect, then Christ died in the cross is in vain.

If there is any different interpretation in any part directly; indirectly; expressly or impliedly, I pray to God that He reveal the truth to us. In Jesus' wonderful name, I pray. Amen.

James Oh

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ADVICE 5

Hi! loving sisters and brothers,


20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21.. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot.. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.
24. Make friends with Godly people.




Stay tuned for another tips ..

Seeing you again,

James Oh



DIAMOND AWARD FROM BRANCHOUT

DIAMOND AWARD FROM BRANCHOUT

James Oh received a Diamond Super Connector award on BranchOut.

James Oh is well connected! He is now able to reach out to over 60,000 people and 33,516 companies in his BranchOut professional network to better his career and open doors for new opportunities.

BLOG RATING

Followers

My favorite links!

Blog Archive

About Me

My photo

Extremely motivated self-starter looking for my next exciting opportunity in helping people to explore the invisible and achieving the impossible.Lift You Up