Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Lord Is Near

Rejoice in the Lord always.
Rejoice in the Lord always.
Let your gentleness be evident, for the Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in all things by petition and prayer.
With thanksgiving present your requests to the Lord.

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is (commendable?).
If anything is excellent
and worthy of praise,
think about these.
The only reason we should rejoice always...

Regardless of the situation at hand...

and now regardless of whether I'm facing the stress of not understanding my lectures and that I need 48 hours a day (not just 24)...

Not because Christians are just a bunch of naive, shortsighted people who just gloss over things and laugh it all off, but simply because the most important, eternal, issue has been settled already all by God's work of sending Jesus to the cross.

That is why we can rejoice (and be content) in all situations. That is why we should rejoice in all situations.

The song came as a good reminder at the right time. Though I will continue to face the stress for this upcoming year, I know there's no need to be depressed and crushed by the surrounding pressures.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

Really funny, yet painfully true (when we're on the receiving end of the 'merits' of writing such code) sometimes.

PS: It's not meant to be followed.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Start Right, Continue Right, End Right

When the dead are raised, it is a wonderful thing. This done not by our own effort, but solely by God's.

And the lesson in John 8 comes clearly: it's important to start off right by trusting in Jesus' words regarding himself, but it's equally important to carry on being grounded and growing in his word, really really important.

This warning couldn't come at a better time for myself, to obey Jesus as Lord and not to ignore him in the way I live my life, since I've already declared my faith in him.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Worried sick

So many things happening at the same time, so little time...

...but the most worrying of all, is the fact that many around are facing various things, and the most I can do for them is to guess, and pray...

Giving up on everything certainly has crossed my mind before, but it's not taken because I know the God that we've come to believe in has everything within his control still, and the task he's called us to is something that will not fail in the very end.