Monday, May 18, 2009
Hey guys...Hammy here.
You all must be wondering, where had I been? Holiday? Traveling? Haha, no no no. I had been slacking actually. Becoming fatter everyday. Jim tells me that I'm becoming more and more like a tennis ball rather than a fat hamster. Munching on sunflower seeds everyday , what do you expect? Hahaa....
Well, I guess I had to get back to my normal routine, and that is to type, and type and type with my paws. Jim tells me that it will keep my in shape (not keep me round of course).
Jim had been preeeeetty busy with his work , assignments in uni, tests, labs...you name it. It had kept him from having a time to slack, seriously!! He's always on his feet, like always, which I don't like it at all. I always have this phobia that he will one day step on me. He promised me that he won't but wait till he gets up early in the morning and see how blur he is. Oh well...
Alright, I'll get straight to the point. Jim wants me to share a little bit about his fast that he just went through almost 2 months ago. He did a 40-day Daniel fast. If you do not know what that is, it's a fast where you abstain from meat. Jim decided to abstain from meat, eggs, dairy products, preservatives, caffeine, artificial flavouring, certain types of oil....to sum it all up , abstaining from anything that is not natural. Yea, it wasn't easy for him especially for the first few days because if you know Jim well, he loves drinks with sugar(oh ya, he can't have sugar too, including honey) , eggs, fried stuff. The second week was not easy either. There had been so many occasions where he joins his friends for dinner but can't eat the food. He had to bring his own.
40 days he did that. Yes, there were times when he complained, and yes, there were times when he was so tempted...but yet, all he can say is that he did it all with God's strength and guidance. So, why he fasted? A simple few reasons:
1. To draw closer to God.
2. To get rid of past bad habits.
3. To ask for God's specific will for his life(eg. what will he be in 5 years time)
The first two came to past, but the third one, still seeking confirmation, and Jim said that he will tell me in due time. This Jim is so secretive with me. How can this be? But, coming back, he did not regret going through that fast. It did change him and he can sense the change around him. One obvious thing will be his relationship with God. It had definitely brought him closer.
I ask him what will he say to people who hadn't fasted before? He told me that you will not lose anything, instead, you will gain more. Do whatever it takes to draw closer to God, even if it cost you something.
But the king said to Araunah, "No, but I will buy it of you for a price; I will not offer burnt offerings to the Lord my God which cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.
2 Samuel 24:24
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hey there. Yea, I know that this blog hadn't been updated for like, long but hey, it's updated now. Yes, Jim composes another song, this one is entitled "You are Lord, You are Jesus". It basically talks about when things are not going our way, when everyone is against you, when we are troubled, and all the possible wrong things that will go wrong, we must always remember that God always had a plan to proper us, not to make us fail. There will be things that we might not understand, but trust that God is God, and remember that He created you and I. When we are troubled, trust that all your burdens are lifted, all your fears gone, all troubles forgotten, all chains gone, all bondages broken. The chorus of the song goes "You are Lord..." and it shows that we are proclaiming that He is Lord, thus trusting Him in every season. Then, it continues with "You are Jesus, who am I to compare to You?". Who are we to question God when things don't go our way? Then, the chorus again repeats "You are Lord, You are Jesus, nothing else can compare to You, Jesus" . Nothing can be compared to Jesus, even the biggest problems that you have, you can't compare it with Jesus. Enjoy this song, and may it minister to you. God bless. The link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stdHzfNpvF0
I shall not fear
If the world caves in around me
For You hold me near
And all darkness shall flee
Your plans for me
Gives me hope and a future
Your will know I see
To see me prosper
The Great I Am
The perfect Lamb
My firm foundation
Lord of all creation
You are Lord
You are Jesus
Who am I compared to You?
You are Lord
You are Jesus
Nothing else can compare to You
All fears are gone
My troubles forsaken
In Your name
All chains are gone
Bondage be broken
In Your name
Jim Wu 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
(by the way, it's in the form of a poem. how interesting)
Oh how my head spins in despair,
and how my heart skips its normal routine,
how confusing and mixed up I shall remain,
over matters that are not my own,
but I know I care,
and I know I should,
because I know that people cared for me,
and I know they had,
and I know they will,
one by one, each leaving their nest,
one by one watching them taking their first flap,
one by one seeing them take on a new life, a new journey, a new self,
though they had changed outwardly, I believe and take stand that they are still the same them as before,
as certain as the sun will rise,so I know that this will soon pass,
no, it's not about me, but it's about them,
how proud and tall I stand when I'm with them,
how touched I am when they mentioned Your name,
how conforting to know that they still rest in Your arms,
how foolish I am to take them selfishly for myself,
but, You are You, and I am just a mere me,
out out I go, and in in they come,
as I write my last to them,
I just hope and wait, and see where they will be,
take care and God bless.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Once upon a time, there lived two hamsters named Le Le and Ning Ning. They both started out as normal and ordinary friends. They go to college together, and after graduating, they worked together as sunflower seeds collectors. They didn't really expect that they would be together for so so so long.
One day, Le Le was excited about something. He found a huge sunflower seed . It was so huge that he can't carry it by himself. So, he called for help, and guess who came, Ning Ning. It had been one and a half years since they knew one another. Ning Ning , while helping Le Le to remove the huge sunflower seed asked him whether he wants to go out, or to hang out some place after work. Le Le agreed and they went, and hanged out in Jim's room while he was out. They had so much fun messing Jim's stuff all over until Jim's room really look like a hamster's nest. After an hour doing that, they rest, and decided to lie down for a while on one of Jim's glove.
Ning Ning broke the silence and started talking."So Le Le, wasn't that fun? "
"Yes, of course it was" answered Ning Ning while trying to catch his breath.
"Know what, I had fun today, expecially with you you know? What will I do without you." Le Le added.
After thinking for a few moment, Ning Ning answered "What will you do without me? Haha, hm...yea right? You'll do fine without me. Trust me. You're alright."
"No no, I don't think so. Think about it, I mean, most of the time, well, all the time, when I'm in trouble, who will be there to help me? Who else but you? I've been lonely before and who was the one who came and be my friend? You're the best I've ever had you know." replied Le Le.
"Nah, well today, you helped me carry that huge sunflower seed. I can't do it by myself you know." answered Ning Ning, hoping to prove Le Le wrong.
Le Le replied , "Well, it will be nothing compared the the countless times you had helped me, right? "
Then, there was silence between the two. Some thing happened between that two at that moment. There was something, how do you say? Chemistry!! Yes yes, chemistry between the both of them. Then, Le Le broke the silence once again .
"Ning Ning, I think we should be together. I mean, we are always seen together, and , we work together, we help one another...I think we should be together you know. What do you think?"
Le Le was a little confused. He was a little shocked at her question. It was really unexpected. For a moment, he turned his back , and try to think through. He was trying to calm down.
It had been 5 minutes since they last spoke. The atmosphere was beginning to get tensed. Le Le was a little worried and inside her, she regreted asking him that. Why did she even say that in the first place?
Ning Ning said to herself softly "Stupid!! That's so stupid Ning Ning. Well , there you go. You must say that to him. You....ish ish...stupid stupid!!!.....".
Turning back to Ning Ning, Le Le answered for the first time since the silent moment "Yes? You said something? "
"Er, no no, ha ha, no no, didn't say anything. Was just saying that it's nice being here, it's cooling...hehe..er..." answered Ning Ning nervously.
Taking a deep deep breath, Le Le calmly answer Ning Ning's question. " Ning Ning, you must know something. I had had a crush on you for quite some time now. I love hanging out with you all the time. It never fails to put a smile on my face. Thinking back about the times we had been together, in our work place, college, I had a lot of fun. I did learn a lot of things from you". At this moment,Ning Ning was a little shy thus daren't look straight into Le Le's eyes. Le Le still continued " And, looking back, yes, I think we should be together. We had been friends for quite some time already now, and , I think that we should take in to another level".
"You think so?" asked Ning Ning with full of expectations.
"Yup, I think so, and yea, I think we would be fine and great being together..hehe. Who knows...right? "
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Hi. Hammy here. Recently, my master turned 21. Amazing..haha, finally!!! Anyway, I kinda had a little chat with him about turning 21 and this is what he has to say.
Hammy: So, Jim, 21 already eh? What do you think?
Jim: Erm, well, normal I guess?
Hammy: Normal? What do you mean normal? Oh my, Jim!! You are 21 for goodness sake.
Jim: Alright alright! Ok. Yea, I guess it's nice.
Hammy: So, got your key already?
Jim: What key?
Hammy: Hello, Jim, key. The key? Key to your freedom? Key? Yes?
Jim: No. No key at all. What key?
Hammy: Well, when you are 21, you will get a key. It symbolises freedom, liberation...got it?
Jim: Oh , that. Hm....freedom from what?
Hammy: Duh, your parents? You know...now, you can like do anything you want?
Jim: Hehe, thanks but, my parents are still my parents. Ok Hammy, I see where you are getting with this . Let me enlighthen you about me turning 21.
Hammy: Sure, let me get my nuts first. I'm gonna so enjoy this.
Jim: Turning 21 ain't a big deal for me. It's not like I have to have a big celebration , or have big events to celebrate it. Yes, sure, I went for a more special dinner compared to my other birthday dinners but, to me, things are not much different. You think turning 21 is fun fun fun? Haha, let me tell you. What is turning 21 to me.? It's an age where you will now bear more responsibilities. You are hold accountable for all your actions. Yes, you can do anything that you want, but hey, you reap what you sow. You do bad, you get bad. I believe that when you are 21, it will be an age where you must be already matured in character. I mean, you are officially an adult already. It's sometimes sad to see people not only 21 but older than that, but still having a mentallity of a 10 year old. I feel that it's not 21 than only you start taking responsibilities, but at the early age of 18 you already start to . 18 and 21, not a big gap though. What's the difference between these 2 age? In Malaysia, you are allowed to vote when you are 21. Wow....cool....ooooo.... I was thinking to myself , and trying to figure out the difference between 18 and 21. Well, not much. In fact, we can do , or are allowed to do many things when we are already 18, like , going into cinemas without being prompted to show identification. Yes?
Hammy: Wait, wait, I want to have a sip of water first. Too dry.....
Hammy: Ok, back. Where were you?
Jim: As I was saying, 18 and 21 . Not much difference. Whether you are 18 or 21, character is important. Integrity. I don't care how old a person is. What is important is character. Like I said, you might be 21, but if you have the maturity of a 10 year old, you are not 21 yet. At the end of the day, it's your character and maturity that matters. Matured enough to take up responsibilities, matured enough to admit that you are wrong, matured enough to be rational.
Hammy: Alright, I see. I understand now. But, to us hamsters, we don't actually turn 21 years old. Haha..k k
Jim: Er...Hammy, you just finished one whole packet of nuts...
Hammy: Like what I said, I'm so gonna enjoy this...Bye, gotta go..
Jim: Wait up, where you....oh well. He's gone again. Yikes...!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I didn't know...but, now I know.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
ea...oh well. Here is another song that I wrote recently, "Crazy After You".
Crazy After You
My life’s been changed by You
Though my ways might fade away
But You oh God will be the same
Your love in me still remain
Lord make my heart for You
Before You my life I lay
Lifting up and praise Your name
You are God
You are Lord
You’re my friend
You’re my hope
Lord You are the risen Son
I’ll worship You cause You’re the One
You changed my life anew
Lord I’m crazy after You
Everyday You make a way
Lord I follow You today
You love me God I know it’s true
Lord I’m crazy after You
Monday, January 12, 2009
For His Glory
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Well, at the end of 2008, I asked God what will my 2009 resolution be? God had been having new year resolutions for me ever since 2007. In 2007, it was the 3 'P's I call it. It was peace, patience and perseverence. God had though me loads about those 3 'P's. I can say, I gone through a lot of things , hard ones, to learn those 3 'P's. Then, 2008 came and I asked God, what will it be this time? God told me "love your neighbour as yourself". I confess, as easy as it sounds, it was easy when you want to do it. I do not wish to talk about the details, but loving and forgiving someone that had hurt you so so badly ain't easy. Did Jesus hate sinners? No, He loved them. He loved you and me, sinners. So, 2009 came, which is today, and what will it be this time?
Before I go on ay further, just want to say some things about the previous two resolutions. Although the year had gone by and had passed, it doesn't mean that I had graduated from it, but, had achieved a certain level in those two. No one is perfect I can say. There's still plenty of room to improve and to grow.
So, for 2009, it is "to glorify God in everything that I do". Oh yes, it's very bold indeed. I can say, it sounds very big. I was doing my devotion today and it talks about spiritual maturity. Yesterday, God hinted to me about spiritual maturity too. In my devotion today, it talks about surrendering to God's will no matter what happens. Sometimes, things just don't go our way but hey, God is bigger and He knows better. That's spiritual maturity. Another is having Christlikeness in us. It's not about "what would Jesus do", also known as the famous "WWJD". Spiritual maturity is not just merely that, but who and what Jesus care about. The phrase that is still stuck in my head is this, and probably the take home message of this post. People will not care how much you know, until you show them how much you care. Got that? It's true. You talk but don't do, it's meaningless. It's also mentioned in the bible. You can say to the poor "God bless you, go in peace! ", yet nothing happen. Isn't it better if you help them by giving them?