Check out Shane Koyczan’s website here.
Check out Shane Koyczan’s website here.
“… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
This was the word for me from my pastor as I walked through the departure gates for London, United Kingdom to pursue my final year of law degree.
Now that I am graduating (in three days) and heading home, I have somewhat understood the word spoken onto my life as I left my country.
Life in the UK has been such a rich experience. I was tremendously blessed to be able to study abroad, even for a very short period of time.
I traveled much, seen more of the world, been inspired and aimed to inspire.
I have truly understood the value of money. The value of hard earned money.
I have known what it meant to die to my own dreams, to make way for His dreams for me.
I have deeply understood that God is good. Full-stop. No circumstances thrown at me will change the fact that He is good, and that He is love.
I have truly known in my heart that if I am truly recognizing my Lord, I have no business being concerned about how and where He engineers my circumstances (taken from http://utmost.org/keep-recognizing-jesus/)
I have learnt how victory and success may not be what it seems if saw from the eyes of the world. Just like how Jesus died on the cross that Friday. In the eyes of the world, it seemed like it was defeat. As though all His work and ministry had come to an end. On the contrary, the world saw God’s sovereign plan for His death and future for the world on the third day when He rose again.
I have learnt to put relationships first. Everything else is secondary.
I have learnt not to distinguish different ages of people or make a mental categorization on them. I have learnt to treat children, the old, the teenagers, the adults and my peers all the same. With love and respect.
Being in a cold country, I have also learnt how to appreciate the little things in life. A warm cup of Milo, warm showers, warm hugs, and sun rays upon my skin.
Going back home, I may be excited to see old faces, indulge in great food, immerse myself in the sunlight. But let my soul not forget that I am going back home because I have been called to go home. My calling is in Malaysia. And there is where I shall serve the Lord in whatever I do. Be it as a postgraduate student, a lawyer in the future, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, a ministry worker, a worship singer, a teacher, a politician.
I will serve as the Lord commands.
If you would ask me if God’s work in me has been completed, I will tell you, no. I have a long way to go. So much more can be improved. I am still learning and I have much to learn. I will be a work in progress, until the day of Christ Jesus.
Till then, hello Malaysia. I’m coming back.
“The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.”
– Harold Kushner
A production by the Reading University Malaysian Bruneian and Singaporean Association (RUMBSA).
Malaysian Night: I’m Home.
Tickets were sold at £4. Nasi lemak and door gift (Malaysian sweets) included.
Am proud to be a part of this production. Kudos to the team.
taken by Daniel Soon.
taken by Joel Ryan Lee
And after 60 years, I’ll watch this and still remember how I felt when I saw your face.
This is for you, June. ♥
Well, it’s been ages since I’ve done some proper blogging. Been so caught up settling in uni. Anyways, I’ve promised my best friend June that I’ll put up pictures of my room here in Reading. I didn’t want to post them on Facebook for the world to see. So here they are!
This is where I study and do most of my
unproductive work. It’s pretty neat because the window is just right there and the sun shines in (when we’re lucky to get the sun, that is!). I’m quite happy with the view I got too. I get to stare at the beauty of Reading when I wake up. And it’s quite pretty now in autumn. It tends to get cold at night though because the cold seeps in through the window.
The door straight ahead at the far end is the door to the kitchen.
As you would have noticed Mackinder Halls are themed orange.
So there you have it! My humble accommodation here in Reading. My home for the coming 9 months.