Grown up being ordinary but now is going beyond ordinary. Moving from simple expectations to high expectations and nearing perfectionist. I realized myself being very particular and even picky at things in life nowadays. Even some friends also commented on this. Errmmm..could it be the resulf of changes around me? People? Experiences? or it is that I've set expectations too high sometimes, trying to make sure is a perfect outcome. I think is okie to set expectations and be a little picky at times, cos there's where improvement occurs. If God sees it differently, then I hope that He will mould me to be a beautiful clay one day :)
I miss these bunch of cute, adorable and talkative budaks! It's a fun yet challenging experience when you need to understand each of their character and learn to deal with them. Kids are SMART nowadays..but still lovable!
After attending an interview this morning, I felt so demotivated even though I wasn't putting a high hope to get the job. I thought to myself, if the offer is okie, I shall go ahead but God has decided that Janice, you have to wait. It has been nearly 2.5 months and I'm still praying that the right job will fall into my hands soon. Oh God, please grant me the patience to wait, listen and decide wisely. I hope that everything will fall into His timing
He see me through for the past 3 years. His grace is sufficient as I walk through the dark valleys. My achievements would be nothing without Him. Finally, its celebration, my graduation :) Thank you Lord! Wohooooo...*BIG SMILESSSSSS*
Psalm 119:37 says.. 'Give me life in Thy ways'. That's exactly what it meant to surrender all unto Him. His ways and plans are bigger that ours and I would say taking up the challenge requires obedience and trust. If it's not because of His plans, I wouldn't have a chance to go for this camp. I'm truly amazed and surprised by God throughout the 3 weeks of reflections in Camp Cameron :)Though it may sound like some discipline camp that lasted for many many days, but nono! It was a fun yet life changing camp for me!
Here are some names that highlight who GOD is in my journey..
God who SPEAKS God who is FAITHFUL God who is my PERSONAL ODYSSEY God who RESTORE/REDEEM God who CALM THE STORM God who CHALLENGE & CHANGE God who ENGRAVE MY NAME ON HIS PALM God who STOP & INTERVENE God who is a FOOL TO LOVE ME God who DECIDES God who PROMISES COVENANT God who RUN THE RACE WITH ME God whose GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR ME
We had Lectio Divina every morning and it's an eye opener to me as I experienced the God who speaks in silence. Staying alert early in the morning was kinda tough, moreover it was a new style of doing devotion with eyes closed and silence..isnt it the best time to fall into our dreamland again? One thing that keep me going is an example that says if one morning we are given the chance to meet some VIP, how would we react? We will definitely be well prepare and make sure we seize the moments. Same goes to meeting God in Lectio Divina, its an opportunity to meet Him face to face where we should also learn to seize this moment. That makes me set a reminder to myself that every lectio divina is very precious :)
Next, we have solid studies on the Chronicles of God and His Kingdom. Learnt about God's who creates us and our life begins in Him. Also learnt on the life of Isaac, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph and how God fulfilled His covenant from generations to generations. Another highlight was on Redeeming Relationship where we are challenge to restore and redeem the forgiveness from God with one our friends, family,ourself and the world. I personally feel that this is the major highlight for me. I tend to sweep things under the carpet and it is only through Him, that breakthrough and restoration happen. Thank You Lord :)
W.I was an interesting learning session. We had discussions where everyone contributed something towards the passages given.I would give a *thumbs up* for the FES staff because they really put so much time and effort in setting up every scene in order to create better visuality as we dig into His word. Likeey!
Finally, these wonderful people made my day in Camp Cameron! Love you SEMBES,Chalet 9
Cheezey Night-everyone with messy cute hairstyle
Back to childhood-we love bubbless!
You will always be our SEMBE papa Redvin
SEMBE chef Li Jye and Doreen
Grandma Sock Lee with her giant bandage finger..no more carrot!
Time to jump into the bus and say goodbye :(
Leaving the camp with this thought in my mind, 'What's next' after this?