I thank God n praise him for exposing me to Carson and Piper. Blessed spiritually after reading Carson's exposition on 1 Peter 1 and hearing Piper's passionate sermons.
In spite of that, had a tough week. Had a problematic customer.
Besides that, it was my turn to facilitate a biblical discussion on Thursday's Young Adult fellowship. I am not satisfy with the whole session. Main part was because of my own facilitation. Perhaps it was my own standard that i was looking for. And it is kinda depressing. Whenever it stikes me, i have to re-focus my attention to God in knowing that, ultimately, he oversaw the whole session and had it done as he willed it. I think it was a good experience for me to realize my own shortcomings and work on that.
On the other hand, it is comforting psychologically and spiritually that i find rest and pleasure in my attempt to know more about God. Like what i told JAck before that i can't and don't love God (Carson expounds that "we are corrupt by nature and choice..")...but i want to. May be that serves as a beginning plate for me to step on.
Met up with Mejlina (pronounce "Merleena") last sunday. She visited ORPC. She talked most of the time when we were together and it was really a good exposure to a true blood female Vantillian (the other true blood Vantillian that i met is Samuel Ling, a male).
I ordered 2 N.T Wright's Jesus & the Victory of God from a retailer. That will serves as my 2005 Christmas present for myself! HAHAHAHA
Recently i have my budget sorted out. I will try not to spend more than SGD 50 on books each month. It seems that i will only be getting Pearcey, Erikson, Schreiner, Carson, O'Brien and Seifrid, Vanhoozer, and Craig next year. If God is willing, i dont mind waiting.