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Captivated

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Photo taken by yours truly. Click on the photo to see it full size.

The wind in the clouds and the blue in the sky
The sun and the moon and the stars so high
That’s what draws me to You

I am, I’m captivated by You
In all that you do, I am
I’m captivated

Captivated by Shawn McDonald (from Roots, 2008)

– “Keep moving forward.” – Walt Disney

 

Pick yourself up! …And God will do the rest

If I fall and hurt myself, I’m not going to sit on the ground crying about my pain. I’m not going to complain about my injury, or proclaim to people around me how weak I am. I’m going to want to seek help.

If necessary, I will take medication to heal my pain or to heal my wound. If I need a cast on a broken bone, I will get a cast. If I need a band-aid to cover up a small cut or graze in my skin, I will get a band-aid and put it on. If I need stitches to close up a would in my flesh, I will get those stitches put into place.

As a human being, I am prone to sin. I am vulnerable to tripping over, to falling down, to failing, and to getting hurt. Some of those things I can’t help, but if I do fall, I’m not going to whine or complain about it. I’m not going to declare that, “I, Danica Sevilla, have sinned.” I’m not going to wallow in self pity, or sulk about how I’m useless and worthless.

I’m going to go to God for help. I’m going to read His Word, because it tells me how to heal my wounds, which is through communication with Him, through communion with Him, and through a relationship with Him. I’m going to talk to God about my problems and struggles, rather than going to a person, who is as capable of falling as I am. There’s no reason to ask help of someone who could possibly drag me into their problems and struggles.

Only God — who is completely perfect and sinless, and is stronger than any being on this planet — can be my refuge, my shield, my deliverer from evil, my rescue, my lifesaver, and my hiding place.

“My hiding place, my safe refuge
My treasure Lord, You are
My friend and King, anointed one
Most Holy

Because You’re with me, I will not fear”

From I Will Exalt You by Brooke Fraser/Hillsong

– “Keep moving forward.” – Walt Disney

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“Let not the things of this world ever sway me
I’ll run till I finish the race”
Lord Of Lords by Brooke Fraser/Hillsong

 

Repost: Burning love

I was reading a recent blog by heidlesz earlier in which she re-posted an old blog from way back in 2007. This reminded me that I wanted to re-post some of my old Myspace blogs here on WordPress so that they could be, you know, exposed. So I looked through my old blogs to find something to post that somewhat reflected what’s going through my mind lately, and I found the perfect one. Here it is:

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“I loved you with a fire red – now it’s turning blue.”

The preceding set of words were actually lyrics from OneRepublic’s Apologize. I’m not poetic enough to come up with a line like that.

The first time I heard those lyrics, I wondered what it meant. There’s no such thing as a blue fire, right? Wrong. I learnt in Science all the way back in 2002 while in Year 7 that there are such thing as blue flames. I think it was during the first week of high school, and we were being taught how to use the Bunsen burner. I’m sure you’ve used one before. Our Science teacher at the time, Mr. Schenkel, taught us that when the small holes at the bottom of the Bunsen burner were open, the oxygen entering the spout caused the flame that erupted to be red. But, when the holes were closed, the lack of oxygen would induce a blue flame, with a temperature much hotter than the red flame.

So, why was Ryan Tedder singing about a love-fire that burned at a high temperature? He wasn’t. In light of the story of the OneRepublic song, he was, in fact, singing about his love for someone freezing over, or, in other words, dying. The colour red represents warmth, passion and excitement, while the colour blue represents gloom, bitterness and unfriendliness. Whoever he loved before broke his heart to a point where he just couldn’t love them anymore. (I don’t get people who say stuff like that. Love doesn’t turn on and off.)

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Breathe oxygen

I was spending the night enjoying some Backstreet Boys tunes, and I thought to myself how I hadn’t listened to Drowning, one of my favourite songs, in a while. I had actually drawn something last year (yes, I draw – sort of) which was inspired by the lyrics of that song, and I haven’t shown it to anyone. Except, maybe a select few.

I debated with myself about whether I would show you guys. The next song that played was, in fact, Drowning, so I figured WHY NOT. I’ll show you guys my little artwork.

Breathe oxygen

The writing there is actual lyrics from the song. It reads “Every time I breathe I take you in. And my heart – it beats again.” It’s probably my most favourite sentence from that song, and it can have so much depth to it, depending on how you look at it. Here is my interpretation:

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On the wings of eagles

The year of 2008 was, for Generation FRESH, the year of being Unlimited. It was about having no restrictions, being boundless, and living unrestrained lives for our God. But throughout the year, we found that it was difficult to be more than what we already were, especially when we tried to do it on our own. It was difficult to live unlimited lives when, as humans, we had so many limits.

By the end of the year, we realised that God wasn’t trying to teach us how to be unlimited, but that he was trying to show us how big he was and how small we were compared to him. He was teaching us that he is larger than any of our circumstances, and that we couldn’t be unlimited unless we understood how limited we were.

Even now I’m still learning my limits. I keep trying to do things my own way, and God lets me get far enough to get bruised, just to teach me a lesson. I think it’s my fault for trying to be independent.

I think today was a bit of a turning point. I say “a bit” because I had the opportunity to take another step forward, but instead, I shied away and thought too much about how wide my stride should be, instead of just putting my foot forward. However, today was a turning point because of something that God was whispering to me during church today. Today’s message didn’t hit me much, but during the altar call I knew God had sent me a wake up call.

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