Tuesday, January 25, 2011

For your reading pleasure.

So beautifully written.

Blessed In Aging~Esther Mary Walker  Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and shaking hand

Blessed, who know my ears today
Must strain to hear the things they say.

Blessed are those who seem to know
My eyes are dim and my mind is slow

Blessed are those who look away
When I spilled tea that weary day.

Blessed are they who, with cheery smile
Stopped to chat for a little while

Blessed are they who know the way
To bring back memories of yesterday.

Blessed are those who never say
"You’ve told that story twice today"

Blessed are they who make it known
That I am loved, respected and not alone.

And blessed are they who will ease the days
Of my journey home, in loving ways.


This poem, as read by Mary Maxwell in the video "A Reminder That Laughter is the Best Medicine."
Take a look at her humurous talk below:


http://www.caregiverstress.com/2010/07/a-reminder-that-laughter-is-the-best-medicine/

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ANOTHER MIRACLE

Happy day, Everyone.

I write to share with you another miracle that happened to me in the beginning of the year.

At the end of last year, the meter assembly of my car suddenly went off. As a result, I was driving the car without fuel and speedometer indications for more than a month. That incident turned out to be another miracle/blessing.

One morning on the way to my client's office, I realized the meter of my car went off suddenly without any prior warning. The first thought that struck my mind was that it was a wiring issue, I sent it to the nearest accessory shop in the hope that they can get it fixed. After spending nearly an hour of checking through the wiring, they appeared to have fix the issue. However, the issue came back in the following day.

Consequently, I have no other alternative, but to send it to the other accessory shop, which installed the mobile stabilizer, hopefully they may fix the issue. After they have thoroughly scrutinized and tested with the appropriate appliances, they could not fix the issue. The issue persisted despite I sending it for the second time. I was told that the meter was faulty.

Of course I am not satisfied with its finding and decided to send back my car to the first accessory shop for the second opinion. This time, they suggested that the mobile stabilizer be removed, which I agreed to. However, the issue persisted despite all the above actions have been done.

Finally, I decided to send it to the authorized service dealer to do the final checking of the wiring. They found nothing wrong with the wiring and reaffirmed  the faulty meter assembly and suggested that I replaced it. I found the new part too costly (more than two thousands) and my car is already 8 years old.

Therefore, I decided to source for used part, which costs less than 30 percent of its new part price, the idea which was proposed by the first accessory shop.

I called up numerous used parts dealers and were told that they need time to source for it. I  patiently waited and God's grace again ease my unnecessary worries. I continued praying for His guidance and protection while driving this car. I was clueless,  in the sense that I did not know its speed and fuel indication, even when it is in running mode. My effort did not end in vain. John :  Pray and you shall be answered

My patience and continuous focus on Him eventually beared fruit. I must admit that that I did not feel any uneasiness throughout this period. I know from my heart that He is guiding me and His grace is comforting me. Praise the Lord.

Day in and day out, I persistently  prayed to Him for a miracle to happen again. Until one evening, there was a heavy down pour and as usual, certain areas were flooded. The journey from my client's office to my home was a crawl  and my car was like bumper to bumper inching forward slowly throughout certain parts of the journey. At the time of need, another miracle happened and the faulty meter, as the mechanics verified, function back to normal again. I immediately thank Him again from my heart, believing that He is the One who makes it again, as  Praise the Lord. Since then, the meter functioned as usual again till the time of writing.

Thereafter one evening, while sending my three kids to their English tuition center as usual, my daughter noticed and asked me where did I repair it. My answer to her is God is the one who fix it. She stared at me and told me not to be kidding. After my explanation, she eventually believe in it. I am deeply glad that God again used me as one of His vessels to touch my kids. 

Thank God for this wonderful experience and His blessing.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

MY TESTIMONY

Happy day! Everyone,


First of all I would like to introduce myself. My name is James Oh. I have been married for 18 wonderful years. I have 3 BEAUTIFUL children that God so richly blessed me with.



I thank God for being able to step forward to share my testimonies with you on how He touched and transformed me as in 2 Corinthians 4:17 therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  

For those who have known me for long enough would know that I was not such a person, who would voluntarily step forward to share my experiences publicly. I was a shy and introvert person who chose to put my best on the surface. To-date I am able to do so different mainly attributed to God's grace alone. As a result, I do not feel any pain for doing so. I shall take every opportunity to share my Christian walk so freely with anyone so long as I can glorify Him, and not me. Praise The Lord.

I am strongly believe that I am given a chance to share my testimony here is no coincidence, but there is a purpose for me to do so in God's perspective. You may wonder why I refuse to use the word "coincidence" because I feel this word will insult and undermine God's power.

Again, I also like to reiterate that I met this Mighty, Loving and Living God not through coincidence, but rather because of His promise to those who seek Him will find Him , as in Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

In this context, I like to share some of my experiences with you. Some of you may have heard before that I lost my second child more than a decade ago. Some of you may also recall my emotion when I shared this painful incident before I accepted Christ.

I was the key witness of this incident and clearly recall every significant process and its timing that took place at that night. They have delayed numerous processes and ignore my advice that eventually caused my child to die in a short span of time prior to the delivery. No one knows the exact delayed period, the gynecologist's report is different from the report of the expert's opinion.

I was not satisfied with their in-house panel inquiry as they conducted it without my presence. I am very sure that they concealed the truth from me after they discovered that I have received numerous written replies that were not in their favour.

Eventually, I decided to engage a lawyer to pursue further. That was my first time engaging a lawyer to sue the well establish private hospital and gynecologist, believing that I can obtain justice for my son. During that period, I felt so frustrated and helpless.

Moreover, my file was lost numerous times at the court. The lawyer I had engaged did not cooperate with me and at times I had to give specific instructions such as instruct him to reconstruct my file, rather than refile as he initially proposed. I guess you are able to imagine what sort of life I had gone through nearly a decade to get my case heard. I wonder whether is there any justice in line with the the slogan that "Justice delayed is Justice denied". Who could imagine how sorrow in my heart. It was far beyond words.

At the hearing, I had even completed my law degree and my appointed lawyer had withdrawn himself from representing my wife for this case one day prior to the hearing. My guilt made me feel so meaningless and useless. Ultimately, I began to seek for Almighty and Living God so as to fulfill my much earlier promise while I pursued my law degree.  

Perhaps you could be able to imagine a person's feeling especially that of the person who persuade his wife to go that particular hospital in view of its modern facilities. Wouldn't that strike your mind as a person judging based on the cover. With such an unfortunate event as my initial thought, it is abnormal and unnatural for me to accept such a consequence. As a result, it heats up my emotion. Couple with my wife’s' blame on me, how could I take the matter lightly with the view that I have a very strong case against the hospital. However, all this is in vain is our natural view. However, I realized that it is a real blessing as it led me to find this Mighty and Loving God.

I thank God for making me understand the true meaning of grace. Through this incident, He revealed to me His feeling when His Begotten Son died on the cross to redeem our sins. Being Mighty and Living God really knows my heart and turn this incident to be a blessing instead. As the Sovereign God, who has every means and power to rescue His son from being executed on the cross, yet He chose otherwise. This point has been clearly demonstrated to me than He is so graceful that received my highest respect and recognition. He is a Sovereign God who keeps every word of His. Here, He chose not to kill the prosecutor,  who prosecutes His son, which He has the power to do so.

At the same time, He also demonstrated to me the significant key point of the bible that He loves everyone as He advocates in the Scripture - love your neigbour in Luke 10:27. The standard is far exceedingly Confucius standard of "Do to others as you want others do to you."

As a result, it caused me to withdraw the case and leave it to Him solely, despite having pursued it for nearly a decade. Since then, He has taken this burden from my shoulder and I feel so much relief and He had set me free from this incident, as advocated in John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Now, I can share this incident with anyone so freely and calmly. It does not cause any pain to me. Thank God for relieve my pain even though I had not fulfilled my promise to my son.

As I pursue my Christian walk further, I discovered that He is the only real security I can hold on. Why do I say so? This is because I can still recall clearly during the peak of my career, I felt very stressful and under lots of pressure to deliver and perform. Frequently I have sleepless night and loaded with all sorts of worries and felt so insecure. I tend to work very hard and stretch myself to the maximum, yet my heart was not peaceful at all. I felt like chasing after my shadow.

God also has numerous times delivered me overseas assignments when I was desperately in need of a job, so as to answer my family and friends' prayers.

However, I came back when my family members were in need of my presence. Now, I am working as a freelance accountant. Although my situation is not better than before, however I have the peace and have good sleep most of the nights. I find myself much healthier and more energetic despite my age is catching up. To be frank to you, I must say that all these come from Him. The more I cling on to Him, I feel much stronger and secure, contradicting my initial belief prior to accepting Christ that only the weak ones rely on God. I also realized that the more I submitted to Him voluntarily the more I acknowledge that I am not alone. He is the sovereign God who keeps His promises and He shall not abandon any of us.

Our Sovereign Lord also reveal to me that faith also function like our muscles. The more you exercise, your muscle will get stronger. Similarly, the boat anchored at the port is much safer than at sea, however it is not created for its intended purpose. Through the book of Job, He has demonstrated this crucial point very clearly to me as how Job got his strength through Christ when Job lost almost everything he had at one time. This crucial point of the true security has numerous times repeated from the old till new testaments. Jesus Christ even had to remind Apostle Peter to focus on Him rather than the circumstances when both were walking on the sea in Matthew 14 : 28 -33. 

My prayer and mission for the year 2011 is to know Him and to make Him known. By His grace, my life will be fruitful and His glory will shine through me.

Hope you too have the same experience as mines and to enjoy the fruitfulness as we commit our lives to Him this year as concluded in James 1: 2-4. "My brether, count it all joy when fall into various trails, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."



God bless,

James Oh


The above testimony was shared with the Navigator Group on Jan 16, at Mayang Jaya.



Thursday, January 6, 2011

TIME FOR GOD
  

 

Read only if you
have time for God
 
Let me
tell you, make sure you read all the way to the bottom. I
almost deleted this email but I was blessed when I got to
the end 








 


God, when I
received this e-mail, I thought...



I don't
have time for this..... And, this is really inappropriate
during work.








 


Then, I realized
that this kind of thinking is Exactly, what has caused
lot of the problems in our world today.  








 


We
try to keep God in church on Sunday morning....








 


Maybe, Sunday
night.... 
 








 


And, the
unlikely event of a midweek service. 
 








 


We
do like to have Him around during sickness.....
 








 


And, of course,
at funerals. 
 








 


However, we
don't have time, or room, for Him during work or play.....
 








 


Because.. That's
the part of our lives we think.... We can, and should, handle
on our own.  








 


May
God forgive me for ever thinking... 
 








 


That t
 here is
a time or place where.. 
 








 


HE
is not to be FIRST in my life. 
 








 


We
should always have time to remember all HE has done for us.
 








 


If,
You aren't ashamed to do this... 
 








 


Please follow
the directions. 
 








 


Jesus said, 'If
you are ashamed of me, I will be ashamed of you before my
Father..'  





 


Not
ashamed? 
 





 


Pass this on
ONLY IF YOU MEAN IT!! 
 





 


Yes, I do Love
God. 
 





 


HE
is my source of existence and Savior. 
 





 


He
keeps me functioning each and every day. Without Him, I will
be nothing. But, with Christ, HE strengthens me. (Phil 4:13)
 






This is
the simplest test. 
 





 


If
You Love God... And, are not ashamed of all the marvelous
things HE has done for you....





 


Send this to ten
people and the person who sent it to you!
 





Now do you have the
time to pass it on? 
 





 


Make sure that
you scroll through to the end. 
 





 


Easy vs. Hard
 





 


Why
is it so hard to tell the truth but Yet so easy to tell a
lie? 
 





 


Why
are we so sleepy in church but Right when the sermon is over
we suddenly wake up?  





 


Why
is it so easy to delete a Godly e-mail, but yet we forward
all of the nasty ones?  





 


Of
all the free gifts we may receive, Prayer is the very best
one.....  





 


There are no
costs, but wonderful rewards... GOD BLESS!
 





 


Notes: Isn't it
funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then
wonder why the world's going to hell.  





 


Isn't it funny
how someone can say 'I believe in God' but still follow
Satan (who, by the way, also 'believes' in God).
 





 


Isn't it funny
how you can send a thousand jokes through e-mail and they
spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages
regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing?





 


Isn't it funny
how when you go to forward this message, you will not send
it to many on your address list because you're not sure what
they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it
to them  





 


Isn't it funny
how I can be more worried about what other people think of
me than what God thinks of me.  





 


I
pray, for everyone who sends this to their entire address
book, they will be blessed by God in a way special for them.
 





 



And send it
back to the person who sent it, to let them know that indeed
it was sent out to many more.
 





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Saturday, January 1, 2011

GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


Just a small note to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. As the New Year 2011 enters in, you will be in my prayers that you continuously receiving God's favour and blessings. In this regards, may you and your families lots of blessings, joys and happiness.

Your continuously support is greatly appreciated here. Thank you for enriching my life with your friendship.

In Grace Alone,

James Oh 

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