John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus loved us so much that He chose to die for us on the cross. It was the only way for our sins to be forgiven (there needed to be a sacrifice/an atonement) so that we may spend eternity with Him. What's your response?
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…and i still haven’t started packing yet. My flight is scheduled to depart in just less than 48 hours.
It hit me a week ago that i’m actually leaving, for 6 months. Leaving the familiarity and comfort of family, friends and this environment - everything that i’ve always taken for granted. 6 months isn’t exactly that long; but what i hope to experience in this 6 months will be life changing. i’m not sure how i will be changed, but i know i will be. It’s scary yet ridiculously exciting at the same time.
Super touched by my cell and youth group. They made a scrapbook for me & wrote lots of nice things. It’s nice to know you’ll be missed. Maybe i should leave more often hahah. i love this quote from the book Paper Towns by John Green: “Leaving feels good and pure only when you leave something important, something that mattered to you. Pulling life out by the roots. But you can’t do that until your life has grown roots.”
i know i’m quite an emo person; i love rainy gloomy weather, sad love songs, doing things by myself. But actually just knowing that ppl care and will miss you makes a whole world of difference.
i’ll definitely be back; the grad job was God’s confirmation that i’m to stay for a while longer. i’m not sure how long, but probably a couple years at least. i really didn’t want to stay, however at the same time i’m also not sure why i wanted to leave. Right now i’m no longer conflicted about working as an accountant, purely because i know i am going where God wants me to; and at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.
There are going to be so many challenges ahead, but my God is a God of the impossible. He is bigger and stronger and wiser and awesomer than anything in this universe. Holding onto the Hope that there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind!
Take care everyone!
Edit: by the time you see this post, i should have just taken off. Silly me for queuing the post.
It’s not about holding doors open or buying nice gifts; not about being active in your local church or the ability to throw a compliment my way whenever my bruised ego needs a fix. Those things are wonderful but they’re also the external trappings of fleeting romance.
I want heart and soul – your capacity to extend grace, forgiveness, compassion and, the most endearing quality of all: kindness. A man’s ability to spend and invest his love on everyone, to go above and beyond without prejudice, without any sort of selfish ambition, is probably the only thing I’d actually pray for with intention because of the rarity of its nature. Heart, I believe, is the only real standard. The only thing in the world that truly lasts."