finished– finally!

April 20, 2012

Memorable date for me.. because I’ve finished– finally– my Bible reading, from Genesis to Revelation ! Yay! It’s really an achievement. Actually I started last 2009 (I think it was May 4…); it took me almost 4 years to really complete it, because there came so many disturbances and hindrances in my life, and just sadly I had let myself be swerved by them. BUT, still it’s all because of God’s grace, strength and guidance that I have finished it all :D

That was my mentor’s first assignment. He said he’s gonna give me a new Bible, one that I will read from Genesis to Revelation, again ^_^. I’m really excited!

I have learned lots and lots of things– about the history of Israel through the Bible, and God’s true nature. I know I have so much to learn and re-learn through this journey, and I thank the LORD that He’s given me the privilege to know and understand His Word.

Woohoo! All glory and honor and thanksgiving belongs to our King!!!

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you. (Philippians 3:12-15, ESV)

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the glory in loneliness

dolor = “pain, suffering”

Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.

-Paul Tillich

Late last month, I and two of my friends (with one of their friends, also ^^) got the chance to sit down and have a talk about ourselves– our lives, studies, problems, and the like, because we haven’t done it for a quite a while then. So the issue of temperaments and humorism was brought up. Nads said she’s an extrovert, and that she knew (or sensed..or discerned) I was an introvert (which is true). David said he’s an introvert too, but I told him he’s more likely an extravert (a mix of introversion and extroversion). Nads said she’d thought she’s surrounded with introverts; I, on the other had, with extroverts (ahahaha~). But the whole chat was about having the feeling of sadness in spite the truth that we are believers now. Continue reading