As I left the Gurney Supermarket yesterday morning with my grandchildren, I had a touch of heaven when I felt a mild wind blowing and the dry leaves falling with the scenery of the far away Penang Hills and it was about to rain.. O what a nostalgic feeling when I realized that in the West it is Autumn now… Bless the Lord…!!!
AND I REMEMBERED THIS POST; BE BLESSED THIS MORNING AGAIN:
“SMILE AND REMEMBER ME”
This is the song I have been talking about written during one of those moments in the ‘wilderness experience’ I had been through.
Although this song is not a worship song and might sound inward, it talks about the affairs of the heart and I pray that it will touch hearts and change lives.
TESTIMONY OF SONG
2 Timothy 4:6-8 (NIV)
6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
When Apostle Paul wrote this chapter of 2 Timothy, he knew the seasons and times of God. Autumn had come and winter was round the corner. After many years in jail, his fight for freedom was futile. Now his life was like the last leaf that clung to the bough of a tree. Thank God that he had time to say goodbye to his co-workers and friends and spiritual children in chapter 4 of 2 Timothy. If Apostle Paul was a Psalmist he would have written this song to say goodbye to his friends. He was martyred a few years after writing 2 Timothy.
God had been good to me in 2011. God restored and resurrected my ministry. Although I have no kidneys and have been a dialysis patient for 18 years, He gave me 2 years of perfect health and sent me as far as Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to minister and I sang before a crowd of 2000 people at the MGM award presentation concert. I received ‘The Life-Time Achievement Award’ and I was also able to run my own ministry called ‘Sweet Incense’ to prepare people for the coming of the Lord in worship. It was the year of the Lord’s favor!!
Suddenly I felt a sharp pain on my lower back and was writing in pain. The doctor told me that I had a pinch nerve in my spine and my right leg was about 30% paralyzed and I had to learn to walk again with a walking stick. It might be the after-effects of hours that I had stood in front of the keyboard to sing and preach.
My whole world came crashing down again and everything came to a standstill and it was during those moments of pain and despair that I thought God was going to take me home. As I began to plea for God for help and restoration I came across a poetry by David Harkins called ‘Remember Me‘.
I was so touched by the words that I began to go to the keyboard to release my frustrations and gave praise and honor to God. I began to juggle with the words of the poetry and wrote this song in a day. So this song is a real-life experience for me and it will last even after the Lord takes me home.
Of course I am not going to die yet. I am going to live to glorify the name of the Lord!! After 25 years of graduating from the University of Hard Knocks and learning from God in the wilderness, God began to speak to me about resting in HIM and registered me in the Elementary School of Grace. I had to start all over again!!
I have been wrestling like Jacob in the Old Testament, with man as well as with God.
Genesis 32:28 (NIV)
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”
The time has come that I will quietly, confidently trust in the Lord in whatever that is going to happen to me.
I am walking with a limp now like Jacob and I have changed my name to Israel, haha!! Now you know the reason why I am having a new name.
My life is in the hands of God. I am but a corpse being energized by the Holy Spirit to do HIS will. God has given me a gift in the extension of my life, He will sustain me and uphold me and that my testimony will continue to glorify HIS name.
My hope and trust is in the Lord, Hallelujah!! Amen!!
Dear Beloved be blessed by this song:
Love is not Love if it does not leave your heart and wisdom, knowledge, and talents are worthless if not shared.
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