Author Archives: clay

There is Hope still

Next week I would help with facilitating group of teens. Part of the preparation, I received discussions around teens. And it can be quite depressing to hear the challenges. Furthermore, there’re many other things regarding health of family members which … Continue reading

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What makes God happy?

One day my wife asked me a question, whether God who knows everything (could see even our future disobedience and failures) is happy when we act in present obedience to Him? It is a difficult question. I only have some … Continue reading

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Perfect Security

“… from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory … Continue reading

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The Hour

It’s a mixed of emotions within. Of sadness, of uncertainty, of thanksgivings, and of peace. Even if I cannot make a meaning of all these thoughts and emotions, I think for my sanity, this writing would be a good channel. … Continue reading

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Looking at Circumstances

We are not fundamentally free; external circumstances are not in our hands, they are in God’s hands, the one thing in which we are free is in our personal relationship to God. We are not responsible for the circumstances we … Continue reading

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New Year 2020

Pause is a good thing. We started 2020 rather hecticly. There’s flood and my wife had to call home to ask my parents in law to evacuate. And then last night the haze from bushfire came to our doorstep. It … Continue reading

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Random thoughts – unfinished work

Perhaps, one of the biggest lessons for me this year is on humility & meekness. I was asked what is my birthday wish? What do I want? I do have one wish which I always dream and I know it … Continue reading

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Power & Limit

If Thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us ~ Mark 9:22 It has been lately in my mind and the devotion from Oswald Chambers today seems very apt. A lot of time I have struggle … Continue reading

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Take Hold of What God has Promised

He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. ~ 2Peter 1:4 (NIV) This morning, as I read … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Comission to Peter

This week has been extra-ordinary in ways that I simply can’t put into words. The first response that I had was this Simon Peter response: “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” ~ Luke 5:8 (NIV)

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