Just realised that throughout this week, I seemed to have learnt several lessons. Probably because I’m in a more reflective mood… Haha… =P
Lesson One – Trust in God
As all of you would know by now, I’ve joined the church choir. I was previously in the choir of my previous church but took a break after my dad passed away. And I never went back after that. The idea of joining the choir came to me long long ago, but there was a lot of inertia. The first excuse that came up was WORK. Then came TIME. Then came many others… But God is good. He impressed upon me that all I had to do is to want to serve Him, and He will take care of the rest. Indeed he has! Somehow or other, things always work out on Mondays. So for most Mondays, I’ve had the time to go back earlier, cook dinner, then go for 2 happy hours of practice. 🙂 He has shown me that all I need to do is to exercise that little faith and trust that He is in-charge. 🙂
Lesson Two – Don’t judge a book by its cover
One of my colleagues showed the Susan Boyle clip to the kids on Monday. It was such a good tool to use to teach them some values of life. To be honest, when CG first asked me to take a look at the clip, I thought it would be another of those William Hung moments. I was so stunned when I heard Susan Boyle sing. Many a times, we are so quick to pass judgement on people, based on what we see. I must admit sometimes I’m guilty of that too. And sometimes we only see the flaws in others. Even the bible teaches us not to do so.
3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.
Perhaps it’s because I’m slightly more free this week (it’s been 3-day work weeks for me for the past 3 weeks… 😛 ) or maybe I’m just in one of my reflective modes. But I thank God for the lessons learnt and I pray that He will always remind me of what I should or should not be doing. 🙂