Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Divine Appointment

with my Daddy who art in heaven!

It's been a another week, one of the longest hours spent in the hospital. Most of the days, we started our day at 8am, and finished at 5pm. Did our very first night shift with the houseman on Thursday, from 5pm till half 9pm and...phew, from there, we foresee ourselves working as FY1 after we graduate. As expected, the work load is..SO MUCH! Oh well, this is the career i chose, i must work with joy:) By God's grace, things will be fine, i hope!
Student Fellowship had a retreat! Topic was 'One Life, One Purpose'. And the speaker was Wee Leon, a plastic surgeon who graduated from Edinburgh and currently working in Manchester. He has been serving God in the student ministry, thus, he is able to connect with us kinda well. The retreat started on Friday night, and ended on Saturday night. It was held in our church itself, so we didnt have to stay overnight:)
The first session we had was about Quiet Time(QT)...
What is QT? Why we do QT? How to do QT? and what is consisted in QT?
We had group discussions, and this session really made us re-think the importance of doing our quiet time, spending time with God and reading His words. One of the group came out with an explanation which was really good. They said QT is like breakfast to us, feeding God's words every morning will give us sufficient strength for the day, and from QT, we listen to God clearly, what He has planned for us for that very day and experience His presence throughout the day. In QT, we get to build a deeper relationship with God, drawing closer to Him brings comfort and security to us. And by spending time with God, you're making His day goes Ooolalala too, because He desires our attention, He wants to hear from us as well. Putting a smile on His face is definitely one thing that we should aim to do everyday!
p/s: No bible, No breakfast! 1st thing to do in the morning...QT, which is a time of solitude, meant to be alone with God...
Second session we had was about our God, being an efficacious God. Efficacy here means doing the right things at the right time in the right way with the right motive to produce the right results! Be reminded that He created this world, and He is sure in control of everything. Why we are we always anxious when things doesn't turn out well, according to our way? Why worry bout failure, He created failures! Stay still, and know that He is God. He knows you inside out, your coming and going. He knows your sufferings, your troubles, your problems..and nothing is TOO BIG for Him to handle! Rmb, it's His timing..:) From here, we were taught to think critically why Jesus only chooses 12 disciples and not more or less? Why after His resurrection, He only showed up to 500 people and not to the millions? Why the transfiguration took place on the mountain top with the chosen 3 disciples and not with the 12? All these questions lead to one answer that is..He has His own plan, His timing, His methods and His purpose of letting these circumstances happen. All we need to do is..TRUST! And Wee Leon added on, life as a medical student without God is TOUGH! He accepted Christ in his mid first year in medical school, and he said after knowing God, he felt more peace and comforted, for he knows, God will pull him through. Without God, the burden and stress he had to handle was too heavy. I'm indeed comforted by this statement:) I have Jesus!

And finally, Wee Leon emphasized on the Glory of God. 3 points:
1) His grace. He cares about you, every little small probs, He is concerned bout it!
2) His governance. He is the only one who is in control of EVERYTHING! Jesus holds the answer to every question..Turn to Him, when you're helpless. He is there to listen:)
3) His generosity. His resources is unlimited! He is more than a billionaire. He owns everything in this world. And rmb, He answers our prayers according to His riches. He gives us much MORE than what we expected..so DREAM BIG, for He only give us the best!

This retreat has taught me to be more dependent on Him, rather than handling problems myself. A refreshing appointment with Him...I LIKE!

The many JUNK Sherlyn provided..and..SPOT the fruits too:)

my FANTA Zero..0 calories..

Our dinner..chicken curry! Sherlyn woke up at 330am to cook this for us..Thanks gurl!

Student Fellowship of MCCC!

a time of bonding, a time with God!

wasSup Doc:
Though weak and helpless in life's fray,

God's mighty power shall be my stay;

Without, within, He gives me

The strength to gain the victory.


*jeSSicA* said...

at some point i start thinking 'medically'....e.g. when i saw QT, i thought of QT syndrome, and when u mentioned efficacy, i started thinking about pharmacology! now i know what they mean by 三句不离本行!

milochel said...

Hi angie!!

don't know if it's the first time leaving a comment for u here.. but anyways, this post inspired me :)

Haha.. Jessica made a good point on QT interval in cardiac.. and efficacy in pharmaco.. >,<

Just wana say thanks for the encouragement ! God Bless !!

Ang3 said...

>Jess: Muakakka, ur mind is all about medical stuff now:P

>milochel: You're most welcome..God is good all the time:) Glad that this post is encouraging you in a way:)We should share His goodness:) I'm indeed blessed by the speaker as well. GBU too..TRUST Him in everything yea..

denise said...

miss you angie!

jia yuo jia yuo!!