my dearest dearest irene,
happy birthday to u, happy birthday to u, happy birthday to irene, happy birthday to you!
hehe...though i cant really sing u this song but i can always type for you!
This number is very special to me, and it�s my favourite number. Why? Because I was born 20 something years ago. Yeah, it�s my birthday today =). Thank you Kaye for typing out the birthday song to me first thing in the morning when I come to work.
Common question: why was I born? I am not going to ask that. More importantly, how am I going to use this gift call life? What do I with this gift call life?
Kaye reminded me this morning about the priority of our lives. What really matters? Everything changes, including us, human beings. Pastor said love is not about feelings because our feelings change. Love is about a choice of will to accept a person from the heart, including their weaknesses. We can only love when we are being loved. If we are loved by conditional love, we will only love other conditionally. If we are loved by the ONE who love us unconditionally and unchanging love, we can anchor ourselves to the One and learn to love others unconditionally.
Yes, another year has gone by and I am reminded again of my conditional, limited love and the unconditional, unchanging, endless love that God has for me through Jesus Christ.
1 john 3:16
16This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? 18Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.
Today is a reminder of my priority once again. It�s relationship that matters. To accept, experience the unchanging eternal Love of my heavenly Father, and I live to share this love with others. 50 years from today, my colleague will not remember how I have arranged the newsletter, whether it�s in 1 column or 2 columns. She will remember my friendship with her, my character and personality.
This is my prayer :
Do They See Jesus In Me by Joy Williams
Is the face that I see in the mirror
the one I want others to see
Do I show in the way that I walk in my life
The love that You've given to me
My heart's desire is to be like You
In all that I do, all I am
Do they see Jesus In Me
Do they recognize Your face
Do I communicate Your love, and Your grace
Do I reflect who You are
In the way I choose to be
Do they see Jesus In Me
It's amazing that you'd ever use me
But use me the way You will
Help me to hold out a heart of
A heart that You're spirit fills
May I show forgiveness and mercy
The same way You've shown it to me
Now I want to show all the world who You are
The reason I live and breathe
So You'll be the One that they see
When they see me
Happy birthday to Irene. Merry Christmas to all of you and Jesus Loves you Forever (and he really means eternally)
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.