Wednesday, August 31, 2005

想念

"想念朋友最好的方法是為他禱告‧"

無意中從一堆買回來已久的書簽中看到這句說話 ... 好同意! 好多時以為相隔甚遠, 乜都做唔到, 但其實不然. 自己可做的可能真係好有限, 但神-無限的那位- 是不被時間地域所限制. 當試著apply的時候發覺整個人變得平靜, 平安, 亦好像和想念的人距離拉近了. 不信? 那下次不防試試為你想念的朋友祈禱吧!

那你呢? 在想念朋友時你又會作什麼?

Friday, August 26, 2005

科技

最近好勤力寫 blog ... 皆因和一位友人開了一個private blog, 讓我們每日去分享我們在讀聖經後的一些感想, reflection 等.

雖然vitual 可能會令人有假的感覺, 但佢都有佢的好處, 就是可以在任何時候任何地方都可以使用, 好方便. 由其當這友人要出國時, 雖然有時差, 又會相距十萬九千里 (當然我沒有度過, 只是隨口說說罷了), 但我仍可以和她一同寫一個blog ... 想到這裡不得不讚嘆科技的神奇.

當然, 我地好多時就會abuse左方便, 有時甚至同同事, 雖然只係相距一條走廊的距離, 但都只係會email 呀, sametime 呀, msn 咁... 好似好唔人性化 ... 心想如果同一屋簷下都是如此境況的話都幾可悲. 好像只有一座座的電腦在生存, 世界變得十分十分靜 ... 人和人只是靠"電"來聯係 ... 那末究既是人控制電腦, 還是電腦去控制人呢?

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Excited

Today Fa and I decided to create a blog for our devotion sharing .. so excited.

甘願作出犠牲

看著 desktop 的 post-it memo, 上面寫著 "甘願作出犠牲, 多領一人歸主" ... 當我第一次看到這句說話時, 很觸動我, 很敬重寫這句說話的人 (雖然我不知他是誰). 但今日看時, 又有另一種體會. (但並不表示我不再敬重這位作者, 只要又另一體會而已) 其實我們為神看似是犠牲的"付出", 根本並不是真的犠牲, 乃是神用另一個渠道去祝福我們. 正如今次踏上短宣一般, 很多人,包括自己, 在出發前都以為是自己願意付出小小的時間, 假期, 去為神多作工, 但其實當中自己所作的很少, 收獲卻怎多. 由決定嘗試報名參加直到現在, 都感受到神無比及豐盛的恩典: 在短時間內 reschedule client meeting, 再次申請假期, 得到父母的同意, 及能及時報名等等都比預期順利.

在行程當中最感恩的是神不單讓我在這行程中增壙見聞, 操揀自己的愛心, 更一直陪著我行, 讓我切實的體會到神的預備永遠都是無械可擊!! 就算自己在某些情況下信心動搖, 有懷疑的事候, 內心抱怨的事候, 神都沒有離開, 讓我最終看到祂的旨意, 看到祂最美好的安排. 神是遠比任何人更了解, 更明白我的缺點及長處, 祂便按著我的性格去引導我, 去鼓勵我作個準確的決定. 真是從未如此試過這般地感受到神計劃的奇妙, 美善! 每一次都叫我從心內呼叫一句: Sorry! You are really amazing!! [Sorry 是因為之前的小信 ... 希望經過今次以後不用說太多"sorry" ... ]

話又說回來, 既然收獲如此豐富, 遠超過所付出的, 那末我又何來犠牲呢? 其實神只要求我們踏前一步, 更緊貼祂的腳踪, 其他的一切祂已好好的為我們預備了.

Starring at the post-it memo on my desktop, it says: "willing to sacrifice to save one more soul" ... When I first encounter this phrase, I was touched, really respect the one who says it (though I'm yet to find out who the person is). But when I read it again, I have another thought (not that I disagree the phrase, or no longer respect the "author" ... just another thought).

When we think we are sacrificing for Christ, to give up something, we are actually being blessed, being blessed through another medium. Just like this mission trip, many people, include myself, initially thought I'm giving up some of my time, vacation, to serve God, but in reality, what I gave was so little, what I gain was sooo much!!

From the time I decided to join the trip up to now, I have been experiencing His endless blessings: able to reschedule client meetings, asking for another vacation, getting my parents' permission and able to register on time, all done within a short period of time and kinda smoothly!!

During the trip, I am thankful for the "eye-opener" experience, the chance to work on my passion for people, but I am more thankful for God being with me all the time, and always have the unbeatable plan for me!!! Even when I am lack of faith, in doubt, complaining, He never left me alone; He always let me see how great is His plan, and since He know me inside out, He even lead and helped me to make the right decision in following Him. Never really had that experience before, to really experience how Great and how Beautiful His plans are!!

The gain is way more than what is given up, don't think it qualifies as being a "sacrifice". God is only waiting for us to make a step forward, closer to His step, and He has already taken care of the rest!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Rest!!

咁大個女第一次倦到起唔到身... 今早鬧鐘響過了, 很倦便又把響鬧時間延遲十五分鐘。 如是這般數次, 到不能再遲便拖著疲乏的 身體起牀。 梳洗完畢, 看完一節聖經, 我的眼睛已不能再掙開。 便又拖著疲乏的身子會到 牀上。

在 濛瀧中醒來時已是下午十二時許!! 差不多睡了十二小時, 但仍倦得很﹐太晚了﹐要 call in sick ... 對我已言, 這是很旱見的事。

然後想起最近看的一本書﹐ 當中談到睡覺。 作者說﹕睡覺不但是一個事工, 更是一個信心的表現。 (Sleeping is not only a ministry; it is also an expression of faith. -- R. Paul Stevens)

這喚醒了我﹕常覺得自己體力應付得了, 自恃撑得住。 願可用多一點點時間來作工 ... 但其實人真是有限...

願我們同勉﹐ 好好善用時間﹐但也要好好管理神已經托付了給我們的身子!!