Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Conversation, My convert-sation

Recently i took a train from KL Sentral to Teluk Gadong. However, the train was a shutter train that only stopped at Klang station, hence i had to take another train from Klang to Teluk Gadong. A day before taking that train, i pulled out an old note book and read what i had written on it last time. Surprisingly i found some notes on public evangelism =). It said that in order to approach, first you need to observe, look for an opening, etc.

Anyway, while on that train i overhead some people talking. In particular, it was a conversation between an old chinese man and an indian lady. This is the rough conversation.

OM = the old man
L = the lady

OM : News news (looking at the newspaper that was in L's hand). Without news, no life. But too bad, only got bad news. (At that moment, i knew there was an opening =D)

L : Yup..(Listens)

OM : (Talks ALOT)..

L : (Keeps listening and gives some response once a while)

OM : Look at the world today. There was once i attended a conference and those who exercise were asked to stand up. Response was so little, less thn 6% of the participants. People know that they need to exercise, yet they don't do it. (A quote from him that i can use to revert to him back if necessary).

I prayed and asked God to give me courage and strength to talk to him, to tell him there is GOOD news in this world, the BEST news mankind could ever know of! I asked God to get me closer to him so i can join the conversation and make a move when another opening comes. God got me close but i was standing in front of him. By now the lady had sat somewhere else. I figured it would be awkward to stand and talk to him so I prayed to get me a seat next to him, that the guy seating next to him would get off the next station. Amazingly (but honestly i kinda expected it to come), God answered and the guy that sat next to him got off the next station. I guessed i didn't have any excuse anymore to run away from this opportunity to share about the GOOD news and i didn't want to be selfish either. So i sat next to him, but he kept talking to the lady next to him (for some who are wondering why there are 3 seats, it was the other type of KTM, if not mistaken the older one). Again i prayed for God to shut his mouth so that i can talk to him. Well, prayer answered again! I made my move =)

Me : Excuse me sir, just now i couldn't help but overhear your conversation with the lady over there. Do you believe that theres only bad news in the world?

OM : Yes young man how can i help you? what are you studying? do you want to do a thesis?

Me : Nope i don't want to do a thesis, i'm studying (bla bla bla). So do you believe theres only bad news?

OM : (Spoke something i couldn't remember). Look at america, its such a spiritual country. Their money has "In God we Trust" printed on it.

Me : So do you believe in God?

OM : Oh, i see where you're getting too. Now more and more american universities are implying buddhism studies (or something like that) in the universities. This is because they realized the importance of it. You are still young, should READ MORE. (Speaks some chinese words about buddhism or taoism teachings).

Me : Oh by the way I'm a Christian. So, are you a buddhist or a taoist?

OM : Don't jump into conclusions! You cannot jump into conclusions just like that. (Keeps talking and talking and talking). You should READ more about other religions. Don't just focus on one religion.

Me : do you know how to become a Christian?

OM : What do you mean? your topic is too broad, too wide. (At this moment i was like...O_o, is it really too broad?because as i know theres only one answer). How do you become a Christian? (He asks me back)

Me : Its simple, just believe that Jesus Christ is God and that He came to take away all your wrong doings. (Wait, why is he asking me when he claims he read the Bible already?)

OM : (Turns head away) You should READ more. (Keeps talking about READING, READING, READING more).

Well, the conversation continues, but theres really nothing to it. In the end, he said that all religions are the same if you READ it thoroughly and dig deep, all are ONE. Readers, don't be fooled by that please. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me!". It simply means, the only way to God is through Jesus. Now if all religions are ONE, how can it be possible that Jesus is the only way yet, other ways by other religions are also possible? How can a pregnant women be not pregnant at the same time?How can 2 truths which contradict each other be accepted? Truly somewhere, something is wrong!
Anyway, lets see, you readers should know that the OM kept talking and talking and talking. I tried to ask some questions but each time i tried, he interrupted me which made me very frustrated on the inside (of course i didn't show it).

Some things i learnt from this conversation :
1). Perhaps i should read more about other religions.
2). I need to find a way to get my message across without getting interrupted all the time.
3). Prayer helps A LOT!

Some things HE should learn from this conversation :
5). try experiencing instead of just READING =)

Just a thought, what would have happened if he would have listened to what i had to say to him?
1). He might have booked his name in the book of life!
2). He might have his life changed!
3). He might have had a mansion up above!

Why is this my convert-sation? Because it made me realize that i should fulfill the burden/dream God has planted in me for 2 years already. The burden to evangelize in trains. Anyway, all i can do now is pray that he will find the truth and experience the true God! For those readers who are Christians and are reading this, please be filled with the burden to reach out, and fulfill lives! The end is near, people really really REALLY NEED TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS!!

Anyone interested in carrying this burden with me can contact me at Conversation flow might not be purely accurate, again, it is a rough conversation portraying the important points only. Also it is a TRUE experience experienced by me, my testimony.
God bless..

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Whast Next?

Sometime ago, I was having a conversation with a friend and that person was telling me about how she would predict her future. This person said that a degree to start off a career would be nice, get a good job, earn big bucks, enjoy life. I said, ok..well what next? That person carried on, saying how a perfect partner, dating, marriage would be next. I said, thats nice..well what next? This person goes on and on about how big he wants his career life to get, big cars, banglos, KIDS!! I said, thats wonderful!..but what next? Well he said, I thought of almost all of it there is to do in life. Can't think of anything more other than dying.
So friends and readers, is this all there is in life? studying, working, marriage, kids, properties, assets, and then dying? But what next? I mean, what comes after dying? Has anyone thought of that?Is life all of this and nothing more?
For me, what comes next? God! For true Christians, life isn't about properties, degrees, masters, etc. Its about God. Someone once said that the chief end of men is to glorify God and enjoy Him FOREVER!! So whats next after dying? Eternity for me thats for sure =)

Friday, December 4, 2009

What I Really Want To Say

Songwriters: Chapman, Steven Curtis;Moore, Geoff

I say I love you I say I need you
I try so many ways to say how my heart beats for you
I say I'm always thinking about you
There's no way I'd want to face this life without you
And even though these words come from deep inside me
There's so much more I don't have the words to say

'cause what I really want to say
Is what the sun would say to the sky
For giving it a place to come alive
But my words get in the way
Of what I really want to say
Oh what I really want to say

I know that sometimes my words can be as hard as stone
And sometimes my words have left you feeling so alone
So please forgive me and hear the words I'm saying now
I will spend my whole life looking for a way somehow
To let you know just how precious you are to me
I'll use the best words I know but I still won't say it all

It's like a tale too great to be told
It's something that my heart can only show
I'm gonna take my whole life
Just to let you know
What I really want to say
Oh what I really want to say to you
What I really want to say
Oh what I really want to say

Monday, December 15, 2008

To A Brother

Hey, happy birthday man. God bless ya in everything u do for Him. Continue to be the blur joker you naturally are haha. Thanks for being a great friend, and a bro =). Oh well, thanks for being around when i neede ya. Hope u enjoyed your day even without me hahaha

Blessed birthday to Uncle Chandran too!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Break

No Jethro and cleaner(whoever u are), I'm not planning to close the blog just yet hahaha.. i'm just busy, and very lazy. Anyway, just want to share what I learnt from camp. I discovered that I need to do nothing to be able to draw closer to Him. Nothing but just enjoy His presence and listen. I need a break to stop and stare. I need to be like one republic, haha.Anyway, I hope my break will build me up, not tear me down. And after I'm done, when He reminds me of the "dream" he gave me, i'll be part of an awesome work.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


having lots of questions. Need to learn to be content with what i have. But you know, it seems so hard when you do the right thing and everything goes wrong or everything isn't what u wanted or expected to be? I don't know what holds along the path that God directs me, I can only learn to trust, trust and trust. For now when everything seems so depressing, trust! Probably i should let everything be the way God wants it to be =)...still hungry, still glowing, still searching

Monday, July 28, 2008

Amazingly Indescribable

That day in CF, they showed a video about a message given by Louie Giglio. You can watch it here. Anyway video is entitled "indescribable". It shows the amazing planets, milkyways, stars, and other beautiful sceneries of space. Come to think of it after listening and watching that video, i felt very very small. This was because I am very very very small. SO ARE YOU!! WEll why do i say that? Go find out yourself by watching the full video.

I promise you that if u spend 40 minutes watching this video, your vision of life will change. Some of you may breakdown, some may change 180 degrees. This will apply to Christians and non-Christians too. You have my word that this is a video not to be missed out.

Anyway, Louie Giglio and the Passion team will be coming to Malaysia. I'm so sorry for those who missed the tickets cause it'll be great!! =)

Date : 3 August 2008 (Sunday)

Venue : Sunway Convention Centre

"X" Structure at Core of Whirlpool Galaxy

Just simply....indescribably amazing