It’s funny how some of my ideas come to me while I’m on the treadmill. I can imagine the runner next to me wondering why I was smiling. So, this was my random writing while I was walking on the treadmill.
Don’t give me flowers. They might end up as subjects for my artwork. Don’t give me expensive leather goods. I might sell them to buy my art supplies. But, give me a song that I can sing from my heart. – Mei Yen
I’m still basking in the amazing freedom I feel after embracing who He created me to be. I love this song by Raymond Tan but I can’t find it in any CD.
I used to think that I should strive so hard in art so that I can finally do it full time but like scales that dropped before my eyes, I finally realized that He didn’t give me those talents just so that I can do it full time. I can still do it full time but He has higher purposes for my artworks.
While it’s true that I get paid to do my job / work, it’s not what I was born to do. I finally get it…
God’s protection on my life became very clear last night. I was walking towards my car. I stopped when I heard God speak to me in my spirit asking me to carry my handbag with my left arm instead of the right arm. I continued walking after that. Not more than 10 seconds, I just felt a hard push from behind me. Head went forward, right side of my body – my waist twisted forward. Thank God my handbag was on my left arm. Otherwise it would’ve flown off and I’d have lost my balance and fallen.
The motorcyclist who hit me and sped off. His slipper /shoe fell off and probably wasn’t brave enough to return to collect it.
I guess the sports enthusiasts are all in the olympics fever. I’m not exactly a sports fan although I’m an avid supporter of Team USA (Swimming). There’s only 1 swimmer representing my country. I wish there’s more.
Anyway, when I think about Michael Phelps’s achievement, I’m stunned. I’m sure it took a LOT of HARD WORK! There’s of course the other thing called determination and endurance.
It reminds me of the race we (believers) are running. The moment we accept Jesus as our Saviour, we get into the race…whether we like it, or not.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Amplified Bible (AMP)
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! 25 Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined andexercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither].
How are you running your race?