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Posted in Chord progressions., Scales. with tags , , , , on September 21, 2013 by Vivian K

Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

As I wait upon You

As I trust Your hand even when I do not know what is ahead

As I learn to obey Your command

As I be still and know that You are God

May my will be Your will

May my heart’s desires become Your heart’s desire.

My delight is in You
On Your word I set my heart
You are peace, You are calm for my restless soul
You light my way through the dark

I want to know You even more
Holiness is my desire
Purify, burning me, come and make me clean
You refine me in Your fire

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close Your heart
You’re my life, You’re my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You

My delight is in You, Lord
You’re the treasure I have found
You’re the rock where I stand
I will be moved 
All my life is in Your hands

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close Your heart
You’re my life, You’re my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You

My delight is in You
My delight is in You
My delight is in You

What I found is a new love
All about showing you Jesus
Oh I found You, spring up from who you are love
All our days left, all our days left, Lord

Find us far
My heart toward desire
Is to be holy
Set apart for You
I choose to be holy
Set apart for You my master
Ready to do for You

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close Your heart
You’re my life, You’re my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You

Here I am, open arms
Draw me close Your heart
You’re my life, You’re my refuge
My delight, my delight is in You
My delight is in You
My delight is in You

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Have my heart. Have it all.

Posted in Chord progressions., Scales., Sonatinas. with tags , , , , on September 20, 2013 by Vivian K

Humble King 
Holy One 
Friend of sinners 
God’s own Son 
God in flesh 
Among men 
You walked my road 
You understand 

Servant King 
Friend to me 
You saved my soul 
Washed my feet 
Here I’ll bow 
Give all to You 
Lord I want 
To be like You 

All I want 
All I need 
More of You 
Less of me 
Take this life 
Lord it’s Yours 
Have my heart 
Have it all 

I will walk 
In Your ways 
Love Your word 
Seek Your face 
My reward 
My sole pursuit 
To know You more 
To be like You 

Jesus Jesus 
All I want is to be like You

Death to self.

Posted in Chord progressions., Scales. with tags , , , on September 19, 2013 by Vivian K

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Luke 9:23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Romans 6:11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease.

Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

But how many times more Lord?

Grant me strength to obey and persevere.

That You may find my life a pleasing sacrifice.

Till You finish Your work in me.

Already All I Need.

Posted in Chord progressions., In a minor key., Scales. with tags , , on July 29, 2013 by Vivian K

Asking where You are, Lord,

wondering where you’ve been

is like standing in a hurricane,

trying to find the wind

and hoping for Your mercy

to meet me where I am

is forgetting that Your thoughts for me

outnumber the sand

You filled the sun with morning light

You bid the moon to lead the night

You clothe the lilies bright and beautiful

You’re already all I need

already everything

that I could hope for

You’re already all I need

You’ve already set me free

already making me more like You

You’re already I need

Jesus, You’re already all I need

walking through this life

without Your freedom in my heart

is like holding on to shackles

that You have torn apart

so remind me of Your promises

and all that You have done

in this world I will have trouble

but you have overcome

and every gift that I receive

You determine just for me

but nothing I desire compares to You

in your fullness

You’re my all in all

and in Your healing

I’m forever made whole

and in Your freedom

Your love overflows

and carries me

You carry me

yes You carry me

you carry me

Such an epiphany.

Posted in Chord progressions., Scales. with tags , on September 9, 2012 by Vivian K

This is an excerpt from Desiring God, Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper.

George Muller (1805-1898) is famous for establishing orphanages in England and for joyfully depending on God for all his needs. How did he kindle this joy and faith? In 1841 he made a life-changing discovery. The testimony of this from his autobiography has proved to be of tremendous value in my life, and I pray that it will also bear fruit in yours:

While I was staying at Nailsworth, it pleased the Lord to teach me a truth, irrespective of human instrumentality, as far as I know, the benefit of which I have not lost, though now…more than forty years have since passed away.

The point is this: I saw more clearly than ever, that the first great and primary business to which I ought to attend every day was, to have my soul happy in the Lord. The first thing to be concerned about was not, how much I might serve the Lord, how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished. For I might seeks to set the truth before the unconverted, I might seek to benefit believers, I might seek to relieve the distressed, I might in other ways seek to behave myself as it becomes a child of God in this world; and yet, not being happy in the Lord, and not being nourished and strengthened in my inner man day by day, all this might not be attended to in a right spirit.

Before this time, my practice had been, at least for ten years previously, as an habitual thing, to give myself to prayer, after having dressed in the morning. Now I saw, that the most important thing I had to do was to give myself to the reading of the Word of God and to meditate on it, that thus my heart be comforted, encouraged, warned, reproved, instructed; and that thus, whilst meditation, my heart might be brought into experimental, communion with the Lord.

To fuel my passion for human rights?

Posted in Chord progressions., First Movements., In a major key., Scales. with tags , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by Vivian K

Having a law degree gives you the key to many opportunities. The opportunities to make a difference.

Psalms 139:24

Posted in In a minor key., Scales. with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by Vivian K

James 1:19-20 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

The bible is right. Anger be destructive. The tongue can be powerful.

The many times you have offended and hurt me, I did not retaliate. But patience has its bounds. Yet I try, I still do. Even when I’m at my lowest. Even when you give me the impression you want nothing more than being an acquaintance. Not even a friend. That is your decision.

Do not mistake my silence for ignorance,

my calmness for acceptance,

and my kindness for weakness.

Because there were many opportunities you dangled before me where I could have been really honest about your attitude with you. But I choose not to say or do anything in return because I refuse to be shallow and childish. I refuse to drag myself down in anger by expressing it. I refuse to retaliate and be murderous with my words because I know that will hurt you. Above all, after sobbing my disappointments away, I chose to put aside all the ill feelings and do exactly the opposite instead. I have chosen to love you instead.

Trust me, I can see past all your smiles and small talk and see you are hurting inside. I can see that you are insecurities through your eyes. But why? I do not understand. You are a child of God. You are so precious. Why look to the world and the things of the world for recognition?

You may not see the internal battles and inner struggles I put myself through to love you. And I say this with all sincerity and humility. I do not boast in myself, but I boast in the Lord. I boast about how He has brought me through.

Loving someone that isn’t really your favourite person in the world can be tough. But I choose to. Not an obligation. It is a choice. I will continue to be kind towards you. Because of His love that has been engraved in my heart. Because I have understood the true meaning of God’s love and how real it is in my life. I go down on my knees and plead to God for abounding grace, patience and perseverance to love you. I have always been praying for you. I don’t want to give up. Because God hasn’t given up on you. Simple as that.

I have been through much. God has placed difficult people in my life and how He has shown so much grace and mercy upon them. And upon a sinner like me. I cannot help but turn towards that direction. But I am not perfect yet. I still fail at the department of loving difficult people. That God wants to deal with me, through you.

I can be very human sometimes. So forgive me if I have been offensive. But know that I am trying and it is not easy. But my decision remains. I have chosen to love you.

Ps. Hey readers, if you’ve noticed, I don’t usually blog about negative feelings because there was a point of time in my life where I decided to do things that are attached to a purpose. Why bitch fit like loud clanging cymbals. Why allow the devil to feed into my thoughts? So every blog entry has not been intended for myself, but for you. To inspire you in the little ways I can. To encourage you in the Lord. But today, I have realised that the negative that I go through can serve as a source of encouragement too. We all face giants in our lives. We might be small and unsure about how God can use someone ordinary like us. But let us rise up. You may not be able. But He is able. And if a sinner like me can choose to love, surely you can too.

1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

Psalms 139:24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.