December 11, 2006

The World come to you.....

Hee...1st of sorry for the long await...have not blog anything for quite some times. Actually last month was quite interesting. I've learnt so much about worship. Let me trace back a little bit.... For the last couple of months....I think somehow many of the well-known worship bands from all around the world just decided to come to Singapore. Some I aware of...some I don't anyway it was real blessing indeed.... At first was Parachute band.....from NZ. Yeah, they're rox!! I went to attend their workshop as well. Which I really learnt so much....what it means to worship God. God spoke to me while they were teaching on worship from Gen.22 the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac his only son. Actually this is the very first place in English Bible that the word "worship" was mentioned. Guess what...??? It wasn't even mention anything regards to music at all....!!! Clearly, true worship is really got nothing to do with guys don't miss the main focus....worship was meant to be all about you and God. What he consider as our worship to Him is our obedience to Him. As God commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son....He definitely struggle....but at the end....he obeyed....That means everything to God.....that is the kind of worship He longs for... Have we obey God? Though sometime, obeying God means certain sacrifice....I would like to urge you friends....Your sacrifice will never be too much of you.....God will give more than enough grace for you to do so....and most of all....He will never ask more than what you can do....and He himself actually showed us as an example....He gave His only begotten son to died for us....How cool....Thank you for the cross Lord..... =) A week later, Bob Fitts came. I managed to chat with him a bit though it was very briefly, but was real blessing to me, especially when I was there in the worship concert....though I don't really know lot of songs he uses....(not my generation) but it was simply enough to broke me down in tear.... I felt as if God is speaking to me through the song....especially this song....
I will not be afraid 
I will not be afraid

I will not be afraid O Lord

For Your love washes away my fears
For Your love washes away my fears
Your love overwhelmed me, completely surrounds me
You go before me, You make away and
You are my strength
my courage my fortress and
I will not be afraid
Your love melts my fear away
Where can I go that Your love won't be there
Where can I run that You won't find me
For Your love washes away my fear
For Your love washes away my fear
I was just crying and crying....God really touched me....thanks Bob, it really blessed me...

Then after that, David Garratt, old time worship leader and song writer of Scripture In Songs Ministries coming over to speak in School Of Worship. So I was sittting in the class....never regret.. =)

I simply re-learning worship again and again. I start to re-think why we do what we do in worship in the church today...but what draws my attention most would be the whole indigenous worship that he has been working on for many years.. To see all people from different tribes, languages and cultures bring whatever that represent there own group to worship God. It really brought me to the greater understanding of what Rev.7:9 was talking about. I don't think God really want all of us to sing hymns or CCMs in heaven ONLY right? =)

And yeah....just last weekend, Casting Crowns was here!!!! I actually knew about it in the afternoon just couple hours before the 1st show... So I managed to go for the 2nd show on Friday night. It was very interesting that Casting Crowns is really simply a group of ministers of God that ministering to people through music. They write songs to preach to people basically. It's real impacted to many life of the people who hear their song!! So Mark, I just want to say Thanks!!! you have been such a role model to me. I want to do exactly what you do..

"Let my lifesong sing to you Lord!!!"

Time week I will be heading home!!!!yeah!!! Can't really wait...and yes...I will try to send you an update as well as Christmas card to all of you soon. =)

Hope to see ya all soon enough =)

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