Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Purification of Passion and Purpose

Was praying in the St. Andrew's Cathedral grounds just now. Prayed in the Spirit. Wow. Thank God. Just spent some time in His presence and sharing with Him my memories, thoughts and feelings about the past year. And recounting His faithfulness through the whole attachment. How He miraculously led and gave... and just very happy and touched, yet also wistful and melancholic. About my character strengths... and my character weaknesses too. Especially the punctuality issue. As one of my colleagues said (as I remember hearing it): "Yeu Ann, if not for your constant lateness, you'd really be the ideal worker!" =) Haha. I think she thinks too highly of me hee even then. But yeah, my colleague said she'll be very sad to see me go. :) Touched.

Purified and refined. I think that's the best way to describe the entire thing.

But also thank God for the refreshing prayer. I felt my inner man renewed suddenly after I prayed and reflected. It just came. =) But that's how He comes, the Holy Spirit. He comes like the wind. We don't know which direction He comes from, but when He comes, you can tell.

And invigorated. For ministry especially. I think the past one year has been a very distracted one for me. =) But disappointments, like a splash of cold, clean water, can wake you up with a cold, clear clarity that rouses you from your stupor. Wake you up to what really matters - and what you've been called to do, but didn't fully give your heart to. =)

The harvest is here, the Kingdom is near. The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. To the ends of the earth...

Purify my heart, Lord. In Jesus' name, amen.


Anonymous said...

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- Murk

yeu@nn said...

Welcome, Murk! :) God bless you...