God, changing churches to Bread of Life Christian Church, boy (notice the absence of plural ;D), baptism, getting an internship (finally) and "trying" to aim for D-HDs at uni.
I've got so much on my plate right now that all I can do is leave it to God to handle for me, one day at a time. I think it's better to "do your best and let God do the rest" but at the moment, I am soooo lazy and unmotivated, but I'll be working towards that!
But I thought this was a much needed post. Just to let you all know where I'm at spiritually, and how I am generally I guess.
So just last night I went to see Philip Mantofa's crusade "Trip to Hell", which recounts the experience of when his spirit (so in his sleep, but all his senses were fully conscious) was taken to Hades (hell) by God.
We started off with some amazing worship...
And this girl ...... MAAAAAAAYYYYUN CAN SHE SING. (From SCWC me thinks)
Invited the lovely as always Oun
My not-so-baby-anymore-baby sister came along....and Hoffman's little brother next to her, and another fellow girl volunteer who was sooooo passionate in worshipping it was like....ugggggghhhhh so good to watch her soak in God's presence (I think she'd appreciate this photo of her...or not o.o)
ANDDDDDDD *DRUMROOLLLLLLS* the amazing Philip Mantofa! Handsome not?
But that's besides the point o.o
His preaching was awesome man....like I dig other preachers too, but he stood out in the sense that he spoke with so much urgency, so much worry for our fate, and like he said himself, he's "not gonna beat around the bush".
He just straight up told us, Repent, or you will go to hell. And proceeded to tell us what he saw in hell.
And it's true guys, at the end of the day, you have your one lifetime to make the decision of accepting Christ as your Saviour from your sins or not. And that's it.
Crazy torture beyond our imagination in hell, then thrown into the Lake of Fire when Jesus comes back to judge, a place where even satan dreads.
But OKKKK what is a post about baptism without PHOTOOOOS! (A baptism involving me anyways)
Always camera ready!!! I hate that I was the only one that didn't look like they were dressed for getting baptised. All green and stripy and cute (IMO ANYWAYS LOLOL) (the top was actually really cute I wanted to keep it)
OMO. I didn't even notice the girl holding my legs o.o
But yes, here is the dipping shot with my belly exposed for the world to see.
Anddddd the baby sister's turn.
AND WE ARE NEW CREATIONS IN CHRIST!
This was something that has been on both my sister and my mind for a while, we were both sure that we wanted to follow Jesus for the rest of our lives, and baptism was just the final kinda declare-to-the-world-of-this-fact thing. So when Philip Mantofa got everyone on their knees repenting, and later asking who is ready to be baptised, I grabbed my sister's arm and asked her, and she said Yes and so we got up (actually with much struggle because she was all pins and needling in her legs so it was quite an embarrassing and difficult feat) but we made it in the end hahahaha and after much awkwardness of finding clothes to wear for baptism and getting changed in the UNSW Swimming Pool (I know, baptism in the UNSW Pool despite being a UTS student...................not very cool, but God is very cool so that's ok LOL).
So I praise God and HALLELUJAH that God has kept his hand on us, and looked after us through all the tough times since young, and made sure that we would not become a lost sheep.
"Then Jesus told them this parable: "Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn't he leave the ninety-nine in the open country an go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbours together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent."
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."
So I praise God and thank Jesus that only because of Him dying for our sins, can I now have eternal life through Christ Jesus. AMEN!
OKAY GUYSSSS, so I found a super condensed version of Philip Mantofa's experience in hell on Youtube, and here it is, so please take some time out and watch it. Twelve minutes is a very short time in exchange for an eternity in hell. Sorry guys, I'd like to be more light hearted about it, but life is short, and we only live once (yeh thanks for spreading the trend teenyboppers, because it's true)...so you have this short lifetime to make the decision to accept Jesus or not...and we never know when we might suddenly die, either tomorrow for some unknown illness, an accident, or even ripe old age (or hey, Jesus might decide to rock up next month to finish off Earth but who knows)....so think about it carefully and don't take this lightly. I love you all!!!