Only when exegesis is so understood
has the exegetical task been done in a way
that is faithful to the intent of the text itself."
Gordon D. Fee
I was tagged by Layad to do this post. It was good to relieve some stress.
I am: not feeling so well today.
I think: it is going to rain soon. It is already dark.
I know: God is the only One whom I can depend on.
I have: a pet turtle. His name is Don.
I wish: I could always be sensitive to God’s voice and always be obedient.
I hate: myself whenever what I say is inconsistent with what I do.
I miss: Taize a lot. It is a wonderful place. You must go!
I fear: living my own lives without paying attention to what God wants me to do.
I hear: the birds are singing in the forest.
I smell: the aromateraphy from my air purifier. This smell is supposed to be good for hypertension. ^_^
I crave: for my mom’s cooking. Yum yum!
I search: for truth.
I wonder: if I can finish all my papers.
I regret: not having learned philosophy earlier.
I love: enjoying nature.
I ache: for a true holiday, not a fake one like now.
I am not: perfect.
I believe: God so loves the world that He gives His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.
I dance: when I do not have any other choice.
I sing: when I am showering.
I cry: when I feel my burden is too heavy for me.
I fight: when I think I need to.
I win: when I choose to obey God.
I lose: when I choose not to obey God.
I never: think that I can study in Singapore and have a lot of friends from different countries. Such a blessing!
I (am) always: amazed by God’s love.
I confuse: myself whenever I observe my think-too-much-istic tradition. ^_^
I (am) listen(ing): to Taize songs.
I am scared: of not following God’s will in my life.
I need: to finish all my papers as soon as possible.
I am happy about: today’s weather. It is cooling.
I imagine: I meet Jesus face to face and He hugs me.
I just said something hurtful to someone without being aware that it would be hurtful. I recalled an illustration given by one of my classmates during my homiletics class. She illustrated that we needed to be careful with what we said by using a tube of toothpaste. Once we pressed the tube, the toothpaste would come out, and there was no way to put it back inside the tube. My hurtful words had come out from my mouth. And there was no way to put it back inside my mouth. There was only a regret.
“Do you see a man who is hasty in his words?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
What a terrible morning! I did something which made me realize once more how evil and sinful I was. Why me, Lord? Why do You want to use a wretch like me to do Your works here on earth? It is too often that I say I want to serve You faithfully to the end, but You know that my life does not always reflect that I do mean it.