兩天一夜的 “Field trip” 完畢, 回家的路上有喜樂平安.
與家人和爸的友人飽餐一頓後, 在飯後他們的歡笑交談聲中 (由於時間關係未能參與) 繼續努力, 終於把W4C 的主題建議書已寫好, ta-da… 可是還有一堆其他的事等著我來做… 還是讓明天擔當明天得憂慮吧… 咦? 現在已經是我所說的 “明天”了… 繼與 Tin Tin 尋找電話的免費聖經程式不果後, 不夠睡眠的我要睡, Zzzzz…. 有甚麼明天再添寫吧~
兩天一夜的 ‘事奉人員退修會’, 雖讓人身體上或許有些疲累 (加上我在週五,週六積下的 睡眠時間的 “新債務” — sleeping deficit hours), 但對 神火熱的心好像再次燃起… 也希望弟兄姊妹也是一同領受這份重新得力的鼓勵. 當中有需要回到工作的, 回到學校準備critique 的, 也有咳的厲害需要回家休養的, 也有趕交客戶要求的工程圖.. 願主 引領, 保守, 看顧, 幫助…
而看到好朋留下的 日記, 簡單的兩字 “–” 對 過著勞苦愁煩的生命的一些怨言, 想放棄, 確實我也有點感同身受. .. 這往往就令我想起 朋友說過一個朋友的經歷, 他最後放棄了, 換來的不是解脫, 而剩下只是令身邊的人更痛苦, 無奈, 失望, 讓一個美好的生命白白的溜走… 有甚麼比生命更加寶貴呢? 有甚麼可以換回生命嗎?
活著, 所以美好 — 這是我在 神裡面所堅信的. 也許看起來我在鼓勵人, 其實記下來的也是對我自己翻出過去曾聽過, 深深感受過的提醒. 所以, 大家努力, 以賽亞書 40:29-31 就是我們力量的來源.
另一方面, 2:31am, yes, 現在的我 Done done done done… 剛發出了 兩封電郵寄出 兩個客戶的工程圖, 剩下的就是另一次 Pleasanton 麻煩的審批圖則. 願我們的主帶領…
真的累了, 不得不睡, 剩下 3.5小時?! better hurry, Zzzzz~
Shared with my small groups, now sharing with you …
Life is never easy for anyone of us, for we may have different goals to reach: Success, a comfortable ideal life, a good career, and many more. Are these bad? No, as these can be true blessings from God. But are these good? Not necessary, for it depends how we place these in our life priorities. If any of these hinders us to upkeep our good relationships with God, or even damage the bonding and pull us away from Him, then… none of these “earthly desires” are benefitial, even if we think these could be blessed or used by God. If we are at the intersection of this divided road, don’t just go blindly. Think carefully and make a wise decision, what’s good for you in life? May God guide us with wisdom and strength to walk on His path.
在跌倒後的早晨一篇靈修經文再次被扶起, 心裡的負擔減輕, 也特別感謝 神帶領今天 Pleasanton 審批圖則的經過, 另一個批圖相對下很 pleasant, 只不過還差一些更改才能完成. 也算是看到這一條隧道出口處的光. 哈, 還有另一條隧道還在過渡期呢…
這時間在寫日記? 對, 因我知道要補回出走和其他為 神為人擺上的上班時間, 今晚也大慨是沒得早走的了… back to work, 再說~
My proposed theme for WCCCC – Rejoice in the Lord Always: Philippians 4:4 [已落選]
Add-on: Ironically, this is prepared, written, and even presented on the sleepless, stressed, burnout week that was not the best time for myself to realize joy…
Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS – okay, it may sound easy, relaxing, or not even a message to equip ourselves to be ready to do God’s work. Yet do we agree this is a challenge to rejoice everyday? The reason why I propose this theme is to remind ourselves, rejoice is NOT an option. It’s a command, and it’s also an exercise of faith. In fact, faith and joy comes in parallel in the Bible, and we cannot live our faith without joy, or joy without faith. Let me tell you, rejoice is NOT easy and relaxing, though some may misunderstand “just be happy” would be the focus. That brings back to the question of why. As leaders for God’s kingdom, we are willing to deny ourselves to follow Christ, and now we take up the full armor to stand our ground. Well equipped, ready? Yes, but when we are more involved into serving ministry and being a faithful servant to do hard work for God, worries, burdens, even the mentality of “get the work done” comes in and dry up our serving hearts. Does it sound like we miss something, something that we don’t typically ask for? JOY, and it is so easy to be put behind, and often we may take it for granted. The proposed theme, rejoice in the lord always is to tell us, as leaders, we can rejoice in His provision, in His grace, in His mercy, in His faithfulness, in His goodness, in His love. We can rejoice that He is in control, under any circumstances. After the conference, the conferees can be reassured that dedicating ourselves to follow Christ, to stand for Christ is fulfilling, rewarding, but not always weary, stressed, burnout, and a life without joy.
Yup, it is time to sleep, Zzzz……