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就是喜歡~ Simply like them~



People’s tastes are just so strange, certain things you may like so much but others just do not, and there are things that you just do not like while others do. It can be fashion, music, art, food… or just anything! Guess this is good for in this way everything can find someone who admires it.



In fact, with regard ourselves, there are areas that we like and parts that we do not like about ourselves too. That is why sometimes we seem to love ourselves a lot and at times we seem to hate ourselves! Such is the irony of a human being, very complicated and troublesome.



For example myself, I have taken so many photos, some were taken at the same place and time and yet there would be some that I really like and some that I do not even want to have a second look. The photos in this post are those that I really like, but there are also those taken during the same trip which I do not like at all. What is the reason? The clothes I wore? The pose? The angle? Photographing skill? Or what?



All things said, the truth is, there is only one reason why we like some of our own photos, that is we think we look really nice or pleasant in those photos. Sometimes we would not even care if others think the same, as long as we like them ourselves, haha! Actually, to be able to admire ourselves is any time better than despising ourselves, do you not think so?



Some photographs are very nice or pleasant, whether due to angles or photographing skills, can only reveal one thing, that is: from a certain angle or perspective, we all have moments when we look good. We all actually do have our good points, we all have some values and can be admired by people. If only people can always look at us from that angle or perspective, then they would always admire or see us as pleasant, that would be so good… However, that is not the truth, people instead often use very stringent, cold and critical eyes to view each other, that is why this world is full of conflicts and hurts.



But the most comforting is, our Heavenly Father will always look at us with eyes of loving-kindness, we will always be precious and adorable children in His eyes. If our hearts have more of our Father’s love, we would also have the Father’s eyes and would look at each other with loving-kindness and mercy as well.


2012 禁食日记 – 第29天: “还是谦卑” 2012 Fasting Diary – Day 29: “Humility still”






10 以利沙打发一个使者对乃缦说:“你去在约旦河中沐浴七回,你的肉就必复原,而得洁净。” 11 乃缦却发怒走了,说:“我想他必定出来见我,站着求告耶和华他神的名,在患处以上摇手,治好这大麻风。 12 大马士革的河亚罢拿和法珥法岂不比以色列的一切水更好吗?我在那里沐浴不得洁净吗?”于是气愤愤地转身去了。 13 他的仆人进前来,对他说:“我父啊,先知若吩咐你做一件大事,你岂不做吗?何况说你去沐浴而得洁净呢?” 14 于是乃缦下去,照着神人的话,在约旦河里沐浴七回。他的肉复原,好像小孩子的肉,他就洁净了。”

~ 王下 5:10-14 ~

Day 29 (04/09/12)

A heart of simplicity and humility must be maintained, as years go by, we can easily allow our experiences , knowledge etc to take over our child-like simplicity. Another even more common problem is: we tend to hold on to our own opinions and thinking till we cannot accept the revelations of the Spirit of Truth, or we may limit the work of God with our own thinking. All these can actually result in the formation of our own “religion”, and cause us to lose a lot of amazing experiences and blessings.

The Commander Naaman on one side could humbly believe in the young slave girl’s words, but on the other side he could not accept the words of the prophet the girl introduced. When he rejected what the prophet said with his own thinking and left angrily, he however listened to his servants’ advice to just do as the prophet had said. As a result, he was really healed!

So we see continued humility is so important. Apart from this, our companions are also very important, the attitude and faith of the people around us can influence us to do the right or the wrong thing, and of course therefore indirectly affect our blessings.

10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.”
~ 2 Kings 5:10-14 ~

2012 禁食日记 – 第28天: “谦卑” 2012 Fasting Diary – Day 28: “Humility”







乃缦进去,告诉他主人说:“以色列国的女子如此如此说。” 亚兰王说:“你可以去,我也达信于以色列王。”。。。”
~ 王下 5:4-5 ~

Day 28 (03/09/12)

When someone shares the word of God with us, would we look at their status, position and academic background etc, before we decide whether to listen or not? Some people’s status and position might be lower than ours, but their relationship with God, faith in Him and their knowledge and experiences with God’s Word really deserve our respect and listening to.

Yesterday we saw how that young slave girl was so bold in sharing her faith in her true God with the honourable commander of the army, as for whether or not the commander was going to listen or believe was another matter.
People who are seriously ill may not necessarily just listen to anyone’s advice too, what more to say from the mouth of someone much lower in status than you are. However, the commander chose to believe in the words of this slave girl, this was also a kind of humility, and a kind of simplicity of faith. And this simplicity indeed saved his own life too.

Many times, a little simpler, a little more humble, and a little more trusting in God’s Word, would ultimately bring blessings to our own selves…

“4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. “By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”…”
~ 2 Kings 5:4-5 ~