Summer 08

Hi everyone, I haven’t updated this in a while, but because I am a musician, I should keep log of my thoughts.

I have an opportunity to do a summer camp in August, pray that the Lord would have it work out!! Please pray for 1) the dates, 2) travel (it would be in Norcal), 3) pay, 4) aligning my schedule with my students in socal. Thank you for your prayers. I am so excited for this summer, this will be great. I pray that I’ll invest a lot of time reading, must read more…

Maybe I should make a mission statement for this summer. I would like to read this book on counseling by Tripp, Heaven by Randy Alcorn, Living the Cross Centered Life by CJ Mahaney, and… I have more but I’m not sure what to read. Desiring God by John Piper? That’s only four books, but I will be gone for a lot of the summer.

I’m going to South Africa!!!!!!!!!!

Today I feel: good, but I didn’t practice enough.

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S08

Tomorrow if the first day of spring quarter. I have my recital in May and am playing mendelssohn octet with Anne Akiko Meyers. Do come.

God has been humbling me a lot, must pray more. Currently, I can’t find my wallet! But it’s not a big deal.

Christmas 07

A lot has happened since I last posted. Well here is the low-down on my life. I am reading John, Proverbs, and various Psalms, and am about half-way through the book “Disciplines of a godly man” by Kent Hughes. It’s a good one. My Christmas has been good so far, and I have been eating a lot but not lifting enough. I think I will go exercise after I finish writing this. Then I will practice violin and then do some spiritual disciplines.

I have nothing too interesting to comment about except that I think I will do fly’s and skulls. I’ll see if I can use the ball. laters.

Life

Leo este mensaje por John Piper, it was very meaningful:

“…perseverance is necessary for final salvation, and perseverance is certain for all those who are in Christ. The works we do on the path of love do not win God’s favor. They result from God’s favor. Christ won God’s favor. And we receive him by faith alone. And love is the overflow and demonstration of this faith.

This is the key to growing old to the glory of God. If we are going to make God look glorious in the last years of our lives, we must be satisfied in him. He must be our Treasure. And the life that we live must flow from this all-satisfying Christ. And the life that flows from the soul that lives on Jesus is a life of love and service. This is what will make Christ look great.” -Getting Old for the Glory of God, Piper.

“What do I value more than salvation?”

Things have been good at school. Things have shifted in priority, and I use my time differently now. But I must say, God continues to be gracious. Every day is a gift, full of ways to please Him. Unfortunately, I sin. But fortunately, I’m forgiven.

I’ve started applications for UCLA and USC. I’ll apply to a few more schools. I’m not sure which school I will end up in, but God will have His way, I’m sure of it.

Just yesterday I met a few Christians from GCC who study at USC. They seemed like excellent people, so dedicated and hungry for the word that they came to UCLA just to hear Justin, our shepherd, preach. Cool.

Funny things happen but I never remember them. Here’s one, yesterday I was studying and Richard convinced me that there was something “urgent” enough for me to interrupt my studies. There was a cockroach on the staircase. They didn’t want to touch it (I think). Not wanting to get bug-guts on the carpet, I beat it gently with a napkin. Then we killed it on the hard-wood. Yum.

Good night!

Anxieties We May Face, by Piper

“And so we follow today the pattern of Jesus and Paul. We battle the unbelief of anxiety with the promises of God.

* When I am anxious about some risky new venture or meeting, I battle unbelief with the promise: “Fear not for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God; I will help you, I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
* When I am anxious about my ministry being useless and empty, I fight unbelief with the promise, “So shall my word that goes forth from my mouth; it will not come back to me empty but accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
* When I am anxious about being too weak to do my work, I battle unbelief with the promise of Christ, “My grace is sufficient for you, my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9), and “As your days so shall your strength be” (Deuteronomy 33:25).
* When I am anxious about decisions I have to make about the future, I battle unbelief with the promise, “I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you” (Psalm 32:8).
* When I am anxious about facing opponents, I battle unbelief with the promise, “If God is for us who can be against us!” (Romans 8:31).
* When I am anxious about being sick, I battle unbelief with the promise that “tribulation works patience, and patience approvedness, and approvedness hope, and hope does not make us ashamed” (Romans 5:3–5).
* When I am anxious about getting old, I battle unbelief with the promise, “Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save” (Isaiah 46:4).
* When I am anxious about dying, I battle unbelief with the promise that “none of us lives to himself and none of us dies to himself; if we live we live to the Lord and if we die we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose again: that he might be Lord both of the dead and the living” (Romans 14:9–11).
* When I am anxious that I may make shipwreck of faith and fall away from God, I battle unbelief with the promise, “He who began a good work in you will complete it unto the day of Christ” (Philippians 1:6). “He who calls you is faithful. He will do it” (1 Thessalonians 5:23). “He is able for all time to save those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).”

Jesus thank You

The mystery of the cross I cannot comprehend
The agonies of Calvary
You the perfect Holy One, crushed Your Son
Who drank the bitter cup reserved for me

Your blood has washed away my sin
Jesus, thank You
The Father’s wrath completely satisfied
Jesus, thank You
Once Your enemy, now seated at Your table
Jesus, thank You

By Your perfect sacrifice I’ve been brought near
Your enemy You’ve made Your friend
Pouring out the riches of Your glorious grace
Your mercy and Your kindness know no end