Father’s Day

Hi readers! According to WordPress and my “deliberate” calculations, this is my 50th post on Fool’s Bench since its start almost nine months ago! So today as I write this milestone post, I realized two things. One, it’s Father’s Day. Two, I have probably been talking too much to all of you guys and should let someone else do the talking. ūüėĄ

And that is exactly what I’m going to do today. Because Pastor How has also just released a short article through his website! There is no better or more appropriate time than now to share his words with all of you.

More than just being a pastor of my church, Pastor How is a spiritual father to me. Growing up all these years without a father figure in my life, I’ve always felt empty on this day. But all of that changed after I came to Heart of God Church, where I met the best spiritual parents and my heavenly Father – Jesus Christ.

Now, I no longer feel any lack or insecurity on this day. I am eternally grateful to my God and my pastors who are always there for me. In fact, every year, Pastor How will encourage and affirm every person in Heart of God Church who does not have a father or a father figure in their lives! I am one of them; and today, I want to dedicate this post to Pastor How and share with all of you the letter that he wrote to us one year ago.

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Happy Father’s Day. :)

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The Miracle Maker

Note: The following is my detailed account of Pastor How‚Äės message over the weekend of 4th & 5th December. Pastor Tan Seow How & Pastor Cecilia Chan, more affectionately known as Pastor How & Pastor Lia are the senior pastors of Heart of God Church ‚Äď my spiritual home.

Miracles – we all need them.

Be it in the small or big things, we find ourselves constantly hoping for miracles to happen. That sickness, that result slip, that crush. Haha whatever it is, considered legitimate or not, these “miracles” are a part of our lives. In fact for some, being alive every single day is a miracle by itself. But away with our own concept of miracles. It’s time to know what the Bible says about them.

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Pastor How takes the stage the very weekend he’s¬†back from a¬†short break. And literally the first thing he says blows my mind:

“Church is a place where our family become our friends
and our friends become our family.”

Wow okay, what does that mean? Simple. Today, you may be part of a family and yet not feel any affection for those human beings living under the same household as you. On the other hand, you could have a bunch of friends you love so much, you wish you could live under the same roof and enjoy their company everyday! It’s the same on the flip side.

Maybe you belong to a family that is so closely knitted together like best friends, yet have a bunch of friends that are more like acquaintances. You wouldn’t share with an acquaintance your problems, dreams or secrets, would you? You get the idea.

But seriously, when I mentioned all of the above, it must have clicked with some of you. Because if it did, you know what you need in that relationship you have in mind – a miracle. It could be a relationship with a parent, a child, a sibling or a relationship with a co-worker, a schoolmate, a partner. No matter if it’s a relative or a friend, there is good news.

With Christ, there is a chance of reconciliation for any broken relationship. He is the God of redemption and restoration, the God of miracles – the Miracle Maker. If you need a miracle today, look no further than to Jesus. Don’t look to your left or to your right to the people around you. Worst of all, don’t look down on yourself. Instead, look up to Him and believe, for your miracle is on its way.

In Luke 8:40-56 of the Bible, we can clearly see that Jesus is indeed the Miracle Maker. He performs 2 miracles in these verses alone and I recommend you to refer to it as you read this article. If you’re looking at it right now, have a quick glance at what kind of miracles Jesus did. But more importantly, look at how willing He was to do so.

You would start to realize that Jesus not only can, but wants to give us miracles! It is possible to live in a zone of miracles in our lives. This does not only apply back then in the days when He walked the Earth. It applies today, tomorrow, forever! Why? Because Jesus has always been and will always be the same God that He is. The iPhone can go through multiple changes. The climate can go through multiple changes. Even the church can go through multiple changes. But the character of God stays constant.

‘8¬†Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.’ – Hebrews 13:8

So if you’re reading this today and need a miracle or miracles in any situation, meet the Miracle Maker. Just like how you would go to a baker for bread, a tailor for an outfit, and a jeweler for jewellery, you would¬†need to¬†go to the Miracle Maker for miracles.

Using Luke 8:40-56, Pastor How further explains the process in which miracles are attained. First things first, we got to welcome the Miracle Maker.

40¬†So it was, when Jesus returned, that the multitude welcomed Him, for they were all waiting for Him.’ – Luke 8:40

1) Welcome Jesus

There is something in this verse which¬†the multitudes did that we ought to learn to do every single day. And that is to welcome Jesus. Not just when we need Him or have something to request of Him; but every day,¬†in every area of our lives. Well that is, if you’re already a Christian. If you’re not yet a Christian, you got to first welcome Him into your heart.

Now I know what some of you¬†always think. “I will believe in Jesus after He has given me a miracle.” But it’s obvious in this verse, that’s not how it works. Pastor How gives a few analogies.

Imagine you’re a girl today (assuming you’re not). There is this guy that really likes you and has just confessed his love for you. And you sort of have a mutual feeling for him too. But because there are so many “good choices” out there, you answer him with this, “Okay. I sort of like you too. But I don’t ¬†want to go into a relationship with you yet. Unless… unless of course, you first¬†buy me an expensive diamond ring?”

How do you think the guy would react? I think whatever liking he had to you previously would be destroyed because you’ve just shown yourself to be such a gold digger! You find this ridiculous, you find this funny. Yet this is the message¬†some of you are sending to¬†God. You see, the order is wrong. If you want the gift before the giver, chances are you won’t get your gift because the giver sees no genuineness in your relationship with him.

So in this case for the guy, he would see no point in buying you the diamond ring because that’s what you want, not him! I mean would you buy a gift for someone, knowing that he or she doesn’t really love you but just wants to use you to satisfy their own desires? No!

On the other hand,¬†if you love the guy for who he is and have an awesome relationship with him, the diamond ring(s) will follow! But of course, you don’t get into a relationship with that hidden motive of wanting gifts, but because you genuinely love that person. The same goes for God!

Before we can have the blessings, we must first have the One who blesses. Before we can have miracles in our lives, we must first welcome and meet the Miracle Maker. Matthew 6:33 makes so much sense right now.

33¬†But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.’ – Matthew 6:33

It is also for this very reason of welcoming Jesus that the atmosphere in our church every weekend is on the high. If you have visited Heart of God Church before, you may think that the members here are crazy. Haha we clap, we cheer and we respond in our services. To some, we may seem over-enthusiastic. But this is how we welcome Jesus. This is our sign to God that we welcome His presence and His spirit to work in every single one of our hearts. Besides, if we can clap for celebrities, motivational speakers and ministers, how much more should we clap for the King of kings and the Lord of lords, Jesus Christ?

2) Wait for the
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The next thing that we got to learn to do if we want to see miracles in our lives, is to wait. We live in a “microwave generation”, where almost everything needs to be instant. We love¬†instant noodles, instant information and Instagram, haha. But when it comes to God, we got to learn how to wait. And it isn’t just passively waiting for God that I’m talking about here. We need to also actively wait on God. So that anytime he releases a¬†miracle, we are ready for it.

If you’re looking for instant miracles that come at the snap of your fingers, then you aren’t actually hoping¬†for¬†miracles.¬†What you’re really looking for is magic. And get this straight, Jesus Christ is not a magician, but a Miracle Maker. Waiting is just part of the process for certain miracles in your life. And even though sometimes it can get pretty frustrating and unsettling, I have to agree with Pastor How that this waiting makes that miracle much more precious. Actually if you think about it, anything becomes more precious when you got to wait for it before¬†getting it.

Let’s take sex for example. God had created it to be something precious to be saved for marriage. But throughout the generations, the Devil has perverted it. The idea of only having sex after being married is nowadays considered too “old-school” or “traditional” for¬†many people. But if you think about it, don’t you agree that waiting for marriage before sex makes that whole experience more precious? It becomes something that God had meant for¬†it to be¬†–¬†an intimate bond¬†that only 2 people who have made a covenant with¬†each other share. Otherwise, it just becomes casual (sex) as we call it.

Going back to miracles, sometimes we just got to be patient and fervent in prayer for them. In church, we always say that praying is like talking to God. But at this point in his sermon, Pastor How also compares it to texting. Now imagine praying as texting Jesus.

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We first send him our request in the form of a message.
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We then wait and wait. There’s no reply.
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We spam him a little.
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Nope, still no reply…
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… until THIS happens.

You know what that bubble means. You get excited don’t you? Because you know the reply is coming; Jesus is typing – the miracle is on its way. Today, we must imagine ourselves looking at our spiritual smartphone, and seeing the text bubble on the spiritual screen. Our miracle is coming!

Though it may take awhile for His reply to come, Him “typing” shows that He has already “Read” our message! In fact, since the moment we sent Him our message, He has already received and seen it. Look at what the Bible says.

12¬†Then he said, ‚ÄúDon‚Äôt be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. 13¬†But for twenty-one days the spirit prince¬†of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels,¬†came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia.’ – Daniel 10:12-13 (NLT)

Since the first day we prayed, He has already heard us! But what’s causing all the delay? Only God knows. Oh I really believe that He knows. And His thoughts are always higher. He knows not just only what we humans know, but everything that we don’t as well. That is why in the delays, I still trust in Him. He will bring forth the miracles in His perfect timing. Besides, delay is not denial.

When it’s in His perfect timing, God will send in that miracle that you need immediately. But this “immediately” only applies for¬†His timing and will, not ours. Pastor How brings us through a few of the verses in Luke 8 once more to illustrate that God is not a God of our “instantly”, but His “immediately”. His thoughts are always higher; His timing always perfect.

Verse 44: “…immediately her flow of blood stopped.
Verse 47: “…she was healed immediately.”
Verse 55: “…she arose immediately.”

So as you can see, sometimes, God’s timing requires us to wait for the miracle that we want. But it’s in this waiting that His “immediately” is produced. Another example about this can be found in the book of Acts. In chapter 1, before Jesus ascended to Heaven, He appeared to His disciples and commanded them to wait for the Holy Spirit to come. That’s cool and all¬†except for the fact that He didn’t give them an exact date or time when this miracle would arrive! They had to wait just like some of us today, not knowing when we would receive our miracles. But guess what? In chapter 2, God fulfilled His promise on the Day of Pentecost.

2¬†And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3¬†Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4¬†And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.‘ – Acts 2:2-4

“Suddenly”. We all love that part. But what many of us forget is that our waiting produces the “suddenly”. Yes it may be tough to wait. But just like in the story of Pentecost above, our waiting will not be in vain. As we keep the faith, there will be a sudden breakthrough. We got to see that our miracle is just around the corner. We have to see that the “bubble” is on the “screen”.

Pastor How then continues with an interesting point that I can’t help but relate to so much. Maybe you can relate to it too. It is that sometimes, we feel like our miracles get hijacked. In the Luke 8 story that we have been referring to so far, there was a man named Jairus who came to Jesus for help. His daughter was at home, dying. In desperation, he came to Jesus to beg for Him to go to his house and perform a healing miracle for his 12 year-old.

And of course, Jesus agreed. But as they were on their way to the house, a woman who had an issue of blood came behind Jesus, touched the corner of His garment and got healed immediately. You know what Singaporeans call this? “Cutting queue”, haha.¬†The woman hijacked Jesus in that moment! And Jesus let her! Now no doubt, she received a great miracle. But due to her actions, Jesus was delayed a little. And because of this delay, as you would read, Jairus’ daughter died even before Jesus could reach her.

I really wonder what was going through Jairus’ head when he received the news. I wonder how he felt. It could be similar to what some of us are thinking & feeling today for our own miracles. Sometimes, we pray longer than other¬†people, yet they get their miracles & breakthroughs before us. Sometimes, we see our friends receive their best news ever, and instantly after, we receive our worst. Jairus watched a miracle happen right in front of him for a woman who was sick. He saw the immense possibility that his daughter could also be healed. Yet straight after, he received the worst news.

“Why isn’t the miracle happening to me? Does Jesus love me less? Were my prayers ineffective?” All these could be the questions flooding Jairus’ mind and even ours. If not, we could easily be offended, both with God and with that person who “cut our queue”. “The woman doesn’t even have as bad of a condition as my daughter. At least she isn’t dying! Does Jesus not know how to prioritize?”

It is natural for us to have all these negative thoughts but it is our responsibility not to let them get to us. Because at the end of the day, God loves us all the same. He just, as mentioned, has His own timing for every single one of us! We will get our turn to receive miracles too. It may get rough, it may get dark, it may get worse. But keep on going because at times, things have to get worse before they get better. Things have to get darker before they get brighter sometimes.

What matters is, can we walk through the darkness? If we are able to, we will see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just take Christ’s death as an example. Good Friday wasn’t really good man. It was a day of darkness and despair, especially for the disciples. And so it was for the next 2 days. Until of course, when Easter Sunday came along. The Bible says that Jesus rose again on the third day and defeated¬†even death itself. Now isn’t¬†that the most miraculous¬†& celebrated¬†Sunday¬†in history? Exactly. Our “third day” is also coming. All we have to do is believe.

3) Keep believing
&¬†don’t be afraid

49¬†While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue‚Äôs¬†house, saying to him, ‚ÄúYour daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.‚Ä̬†50¬†But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, ‚ÄúDo not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.‚ÄĚ’
– Luke 8:50

In the scripture¬†above, we see again the very scene where Jairus receives his bad news. His daughter is dead¬†but thankfully, that isn’t the end of the story. Jesus upon hearing the news immediately turns to Jairus and encourages him. Why did He do that? Well the first reason is obviously because He cares for Jairus. But the second reason is that¬†Jesus understood the power of words, be it positive or negative. In this case, negative words that could destroy Jairus from the inside was spoken to¬†him.

Therefore, Jesus decided to counter those negative words with His own. Today, we have to also learn to counter negative words from people and ourselves. And we do so not by positive thinking or some motivational quote and speech, but by the words of Jesus – the Word of God. These words of faith are exactly what we need to counter fear. That is why I always say that the Bible isn’t¬†just a book! Don’t let negativity destroy us. Fight it¬†using¬†the Word of God.

On the other hand,¬†don’t be weird & super spiritual Christians who always deny the facts.¬†If you’re sick, you’re sick. Denying it isn’t an act of faith. Saying “I’m fine” while coughing blood isn’t going to make you any better. Pray but also¬†see the doctor! We must have a balance. And we can do so by differentiating facts and truth. On one hand, we don’t deny the facts, but on the other, we hold on to the truths of God.

Truth is greater than and beyond facts. It is a fact that Jairus’ daughter is dead. No use denying it. But it is also the truth that God will raise her from the dead. We got to subject the facts to the truth, and not the other way around!

52¬†Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said, ‚ÄúDo not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.‚ÄĚ 53¬†And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead. 54¬†But He put them all outside,¬†took her by the hand and called, saying, ‚ÄúLittle girl, arise.‚ÄĚ‘ – Luke 8:52-54

Now don’t be surprised. When we operate in faith and truth, people with their facts will laugh at us, just like how the people in Jairus’ house ridiculed Jesus. They knew for a fact that the little girl was dead, but they didn’t understand the truth that Jesus is¬†a Healer. We may have people like that in our lives, always mocking us for our faith in miracles. You know what we need to do about them? Just learn from Jesus and “put them all outside”! Outside what, you ask?¬†Outside your inner circle of friends who have influence over you! Because these people would only make your faith leak. And without faith, it is difficult for miracles to happen and for God to move.

That is also the reason why I’m always found in church every single weekend (and actually on the weekdays too). Because it’s there where I find my closest friends who are always speaking faith into my life. In church, there is an environment and atmosphere for miracles to happen.¬†When I am not with them, I spend time in God’s presence and Word. As I’ve said, it’s¬†in His Word that we can counter negativity and fears, and learn to fight our battles.

Today, ¬†are you looking for¬†a miracle in any area of your life? Then welcome & invite Jesus,¬†the Miracle Maker into that zone. And when things get stretched out longer than you expect, don’t doubt Him. Only¬†believe.

If you have never met the Miracle Maker before, well what are you waiting for? Welcome Him into your life and not only would miracles follow, but also love, joy, purpose, freedom and transformation. Last scripture of the day:

’54¬†But He put them all outside,¬†took her by the hand and called, saying, ‚ÄúLittle girl, arise.‚ÄĚ 55¬†Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. And He commanded that she be given something to eat.’ – Luke 8:54-55

Notice the Bible says that the girl’s spirit returned to her. Hmm, this¬†means it left when she died. But where did it go during that point of time? See here’s the thing –¬†when we die, it isn’t the end. Our body is only but a temporary container. The true essence of our being is our spirit. The question of the day is, where is our spirits headed after we¬†die? For me, I am 100% sure that even if I am to die right now as I’m writing this, I am meeting my Heavenly Father in Paradise. This is what I call¬†the greatest miracle of all time. But what about you?¬†If you’re not exactly sure where you’re headed when you leave this Earth and body of yours, make sure today. How do you do so? Meet the Miracle Maker,¬†invite Him into your heart¬†and allow Him to to¬†lead you on the greatest adventure of your life.

28¬†And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.’ – Romans 8:28

In the end, all things will work together for good to those who love & trust in God. For Jairus, he could have been upset with Jesus, but he chose to trust in Him. And guess what?¬†His¬†daughter was miraculously revived and¬†his story had a happy ending! Miracles exist and can happen for you too. Even if… you know, sometimes our miracles get “stolen”?

Hey wait a second. If our miracles can get stolen… Does that mean that we can steal miracles too..? That’s exactly what Pastor How is going to preach about this weekend. Haha that’s right, it’s not the end yet. There is a second part to this message. I mean, how can we read about 2 miracles in Luke 8 and just end by only talking about 1 of¬†them, right?

Now, we know more about the Miracle Maker. But on the 12th & 13th of December, we will find out¬†about the Miracle Thief. Time for a switch of roles.¬†If you enjoyed reading my account of this message by Pastor How, you will love hearing the next part¬†for yourself¬†in church. So don’t miss out on it and I will see you there!

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What Heart of God Church Means to Me

“Church is a place where a nobody like me who knew nothing, found Somebody that gave up everything, so that everybody & I would know this thing – that in Him we can be somebody that has something.”

This is what I wrote recently on an Instagram post that I had, which summarized very much what church means to me.

For this last post of the day, I’ll be expanding on that whole idea, breaking it down to give you a clearer picture of what God and Heart of God Church has done for my life. This also is what I feel, the most important post out of every single one you’ve seen today about Fun, Laughter and Creativity. Because this one is about Christ.

1. “Church is a place where a nobody like me who knew nothing,”

Before I came to Heart of God Church, I was literally a nobody who knew nothing. I was just like any other typical teenage boy, and had no greater purpose in life to live for. Each day was about having school and having fun. I played computer games with friends & surfed the Internet all day long after finishing a day’s homework. I was satisfied with my life! I never thought about my future, how much potential it holds, and just lived day by day.

I knew nothing that I could hold on to for life and had no skills that I could anchor my hopes on. I was just a 15 year-old boy! I mean I knew some martial arts and could play some guitar but they were more of just things I was passionate about. Passion and Purpose are 2 very different entities.

I’ve found that if we only got passion, and happiness that comes from that passion, it will run out when we’re not doing what we’re passionate about. Purpose however, gives us a true joy that lasts beyond the times we spend fulfilling it. Even in our darkest times, we can still have something to rejoice about, knowing that we have a God-given purpose and a reason for being alive.

By living for that purpose, we will have a joy that lasts, even after a point of time when we can no longer continue. That’s because we would know that we have fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith (2 Timothy 4:7)! Above all, a God-given purpose has eternal significance. So knowing that we’ve made a difference in such a way would definitely give us joy that lasts.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain

Have you ever thought to yourself, why you were born on this Earth and what you are here for? Passion can’t answer that question. Purpose can. God can. For me, I didn’t even think about it. Hahaha how sad! So as a result, I did not really have dreams – for myself or for anything in particular. Or should I say, I didn’t know how to dream?

2. “found Somebody that gave up everything,”

Thankfully, all these changed on May 29th, 2011. It was the day I stepped into Heart of God Church for the very first time. That day, I met the most genuine people on the planet! They were not just friendly, they became my friends.

Seriously, they were so kind that when my cousin secretly told them that my birthday was just around the corner, they planned a simple celebration right after the service to surprise me with a little cake! They even sang me a birthday song. All these, on the first day they’ve ever met me. Though to many it may seem like just a small thing, to me it was special. Because other than my parents & some relatives, no one has ever celebrated my birthday with me before. I don’t remember any of my friends doing so! But after that day, no single birthday that followed in the years to come was dull or lonely.

I was so touched by the people’s warmth that day. It left a huge impression on me and I was so happy. So although I did not become a Christian immediately, I went back to church pretty regularly for the people (and also because I had free rides from my uncle, LOL). But after some time, I realized that my friends in Heart of God Church are very different, and why.

The answer is Jesus Christ.

As I continued going back to church, I started to feel a love & a peace in the atmosphere that I’ve never felt before anywhere. It can’t really be explained in words, you got to experience it yourself to understand it. As the people praised & worshiped Him, as people shared about how their lives were changed by God, and as Pastors preached the Word of God every weekend, I can’t help but be touched by Jesus’s love for us.

He gave up everything He had. In fact, He died for me and you. Not only did He descend from heaven’s throne to walk this earth as man like us. He took all our sin upon Himself on the cross so that we can be set free from this power of sin – the power that prevents us from having an intimate relationship with Him. That’s right. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with God.

Thankfully, Jesus didn’t stay dead. He rose again on the third day and offers us now a relationship with Him, the Creator of the whole universe. When I saw that picture of God’s perfect love and the many people around me whose lives were undoubtedly changed by this relationship they have with Him, I could no longer hold back anymore. I had to give it a go. So from that day onward, I became a Christian and my life would never be the same again.

3. “that in Him we can be somebody that has something”

Of course, that was only the beginning.

I kept going back to church even without my uncle’s free rides. I kept going back to church not just for the people, the lights, the music. I continued to go back because of God.

In God, mindsets are shifted, hearts are touched, characters are transformed.

Fast forward to present day. Do I still play video games? Yeah, but not all of the time anymore. Do I still make mistakes & have problems in life? Yes, but now I have faith to conquer them with Christ on the inside of me. How about being a nobody who knows nothing? Well for that, it is no longer true of me anymore.

After being in church for awhile, I started to serve and give back to the house and the Lord that have both given me so much. And that is when I discovered my gifts and talents in video production! Actually when I was younger, I enjoyed using simple tools like Windows Movie Maker to put together videos. But I eventually stopped because there was no PURPOSE in doing so.

In church it’s different. We can all use our different gifts and talents for a greater purpose, to serve God and His people. If I’ve never come to church and God has never found me, my gifts would never have been discovered. I would never have known that I could be creative, much less use these gifts for a great purpose.

The videos that I produce with my fellow Videos Ministry mates are literally being shown to thousands of people on the weekend services! But this is also only possible because of the great leaders in Heart of God Church that never fails to encourage us. Personally for myself, when I first joined the ministry, I really knew close to nothing about creating videos. All I had was an interest for it. But my leaders in church really believed in me and trained me from scratch. That is why I can be who I am today, doing the things that I do!

But why do they believe in us so much? Because Pastor How & Pastor Lia also believed in them, and continues to believes in all of us too! Our Pastors never despise youths, and always believe that young people can do great things for God. They don’t just say it! They mean it by trusting us with expensive equipment in church such as sound consoles & cameras, just to name a few examples. And because of this environment that they have created, all of us can dream big dreams.

I have dreams now, yes. I have a purpose now, definitely. In fact, part of it involves me writing this post you’re reading right now. You see, in God and in Heart of God Church, I don’t just have “something”, I have many things! A great spiritual family is one of them, true joy is one of them. It’s impossible to list out here every single thing that God has blessed me with over my past 4 years as a Christian! This is really just the tip of the iceberg! And I’m only ONE out of the MANY lives that were changed by God here in Heart of God Church.

Today, I’m no longer a nobody. I’m a child of God and He’s my Heavenly Father. What gives me the most joy is not only having a purpose, but knowing that I have a God that loves me no matter what. And because of that, I can now learn to love others. I must say though, that I still see myself as ordinary. But I’m ordinary with an extraordinary God. A God who found me while I was mostly clueless about life ahead. A God who brought me to a church where I can call “Home”. A church where I found a family. A church where my dreams will come to pass. This is what Heart of God Church means to me.

My Favorite Comedians

Just for Laughs: My favorite personas from the world of TV and the Internet come in the form of talented human beings that never fail to bring comedy to a whole new level. Here are some of them and their most popular features that I have enjoyed – over and over again.

1. Jimmy Fallon

Who doesn’t know the multi-talented Jimmy Fallon? Being one of the most successful talk show hosts right now, you can always count on him and his show to have creative segments that bring laughter like no other. Some popular ones include Lip Sync Battle, Egg Russian Roulette and of course Arm Wrestle as shown above. It’s always funny to see celebrities fooling around on the show, but it’s also because Jimmy has done a great job bringing out those comedic sides of them.

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2. Conan O’Brien

Conan is the funniest talk show host with an awesome sense of humor. His spontaneous jokes and hilarious comments are the best! Just watch the Clueless Gamer clip above and you’ll get what I’m talking about. And you should probably check out his “Remotes” with some celebrities and his staff on his channel. Non-stop laughter follows.

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3. Key & Peele

Of course, talk show hosts aren’t the only ones with a great sense of humor. There is also that group of people born to do comedy. Key & Peele belong to that group. They are so talented in this area! They can speak in any kind of accent, act as any kind of role and make you laugh in any way possible. Which is really sad that their show on Comedy Central is coming to an end. Just watch their most viral video above and you’ll wish it isn’t.

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4. Batdad


Let’s get off YouTube for a bit, shall we? Comedians do not necessarily need to be talk show hosts or born for comedy. They can come in the form of a father who likes making silly videos with his family. And that is exactly who Batdad is. Whilst imitating Batman, this man “bonds” with his family in hilarious ways. Haha just take a look at the video above, which depicts typical situations his wife would face daily.

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5. Eh Bee


Talking about families, there is one family that is extremely cool and hilarious – the Eh Bee family. Literally every single one of them, including the dad, the mom, the son and the daughter have a flair for comedy. None of them outshines the others, and as a family, they bring joy to not just themselves, but to many. What a fun environment to grow up in!

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6. GXT Productions

The last comedians I’m going to be talking about today are closer to home. In fact, it’s GXT! “Gao Xiao Tuan”, which means the group that brings laughter, is an in-house comedy production run by young people in my church! They never fail to bring laughter in creative ways every single time, be it on Easter, Christmas or our annual Academic Excellence weekend! Check out their latest video above, which was first shown a couple of months back during AE.

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I hope you had a good laugh over the course of reading this post, and I’ll see you in the next one!