A reminder of His revelation to me two weeks ago.  The anointing God has placed in each of our lives is specific, and it has to be activated by faith. Do not wait to ‘feel’ anointed, because it isn’t a feeling. Do not wait for more, because He has already given you all that you need. Take a step of faith, and realise God’s work and power through you, when you operate in your God given anointing. (:

A reminder of His revelation to me two weeks ago.

The anointing God has placed in each of our lives is specific, and it has to be activated by faith. Do not wait to ‘feel’ anointed, because it isn’t a feeling. Do not wait for more, because He has already given you all that you need. Take a step of faith, and realise God’s work and power through you, when you operate in your God given anointing. (:

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Breathing gets difficult,
resting seems restless.
God, I really need You now.

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To my Dear Ivy,
This is to you. (: It’s been 2 months and 6 days, since 17 July. And though I won’t say that I miss you terribly every second of every day (hehe), but I do, every now and then, I do (:
But hey, I’m really glad that you’ve slowly accustomed yourself to life in Melbourne, to school, church, and friends as well. I’m really thankful that God has blessed you with Gen too. She’s so blessed to have you in her life (; Hehehe.
If I could, I would come visit you right now. But because I can’t, here’s yet another virtual hug for you, and a prayer (:
Dear God,I am amazed once again at the journey you’re bringing Ivy through. I thank you for positioning her for such a time as this in Melbourne, and for the people you’ve placed around her. Holy Spirit, may You continue to reveal Your heart for her purpose in Melbourne, and show her so clearly the things You desire her to accomplish while she’s there.
I speak boldness and strength into her spirit-man, that when her fleshly desires grow stronger than her spirit, may You be her strength and conviction to live as You lead. I pray that her quiet moments with You will be the daily source of her joy and growth, and may Your Word continue to be her firm foundation.
Grant her, once again, a fire to pray and stand in the gap as a warrior. Use her words, O Lord, to speak forth life into dry bones and to be a vessel of your blessings and love. I pray that her heart will be solely set on pleasing You, and may the desires of this world fade away, and the light You’ve placed within her shine every so brightly.
In the mighty mighty name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN!
LOVE YOU IVY QUAH (:

To my Dear Ivy,

This is to you. (: It’s been 2 months and 6 days, since 17 July. And though I won’t say that I miss you terribly every second of every day (hehe), but I do, every now and then, I do (:

But hey, I’m really glad that you’ve slowly accustomed yourself to life in Melbourne, to school, church, and friends as well. I’m really thankful that God has blessed you with Gen too. She’s so blessed to have you in her life (; Hehehe.

If I could, I would come visit you right now. But because I can’t, here’s yet another virtual hug for you, and a prayer (:

Dear God,
I am amazed once again at the journey you’re bringing Ivy through. I thank you for positioning her for such a time as this in Melbourne, and for the people you’ve placed around her. Holy Spirit, may You continue to reveal Your heart for her purpose in Melbourne, and show her so clearly the things You desire her to accomplish while she’s there.

I speak boldness and strength into her spirit-man, that when her fleshly desires grow stronger than her spirit, may You be her strength and conviction to live as You lead. I pray that her quiet moments with You will be the daily source of her joy and growth, and may Your Word continue to be her firm foundation.

Grant her, once again, a fire to pray and stand in the gap as a warrior. Use her words, O Lord, to speak forth life into dry bones and to be a vessel of your blessings and love. I pray that her heart will be solely set on pleasing You, and may the desires of this world fade away, and the light You’ve placed within her shine every so brightly.

In the mighty mighty name of Jesus, I pray, AMEN!

LOVE YOU IVY QUAH (:

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Spirit, call me upon the deep, where unchartered waves steal my heart,and may I be still in the face of my Saviour.

Spirit, call me upon the deep, 
where unchartered waves steal my heart,
and may I be still in the face of my Saviour.

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“So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit” - Galatians 6:9, The Message

God has put dreams and desires in every person’s heart. We all have goals we want to accomplish and situations we are believing will be turned around. Sometimes it seems to take longer than we thought. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned, and it’s easy to lose enthusiasm. Negative thoughts come to us that say, “It’s never going to change.” “You’re never going to get well.” “You’re never going to get out of debt.” If we’re not careful, we’ll get discouraged and end up just settling where we are. Many times, people miss out on God’s best simply because they give up too soon. They don’t realize how close they are to their victory.

Friend, don’t let that be you today! Don’t give up just because things seem hard. You are closer than you think! You’ve invested so much and you never know, just another few more days of believing, another few weeks of doing the right thing, another few months of staying in faith, and you could see that situation turn around. Remember, God is on your side! Keep standing and keep believing because you are closer than you think to fulfilling every desire He’s placed inside of you!

(Source: Spiritual Inspiration)

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"A lot of times we try to grow to be more and more like Christ. But we also need to treat others like they are Christ. And when we begin to see and value others the same way we value Christ, we will honour and love them like Jesus."
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Purify my heart O God, let me be found true.Cleanse my lips and eyes, that my desires will be of You.

Purify my heart O God, let me be found true.
Cleanse my lips and eyes, that my desires will be of You.

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Your relentless love,Your faithfulness so true.With every steady heartbeat,I tread each step in you.

Your relentless love,
Your faithfulness so true.
With every steady heartbeat,
I tread each step in you.

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Heart Ablaze

Words spoken,
A life to live.
There’s so much more that matters,
Or even precious things to give.
To speak from a place of conviction,
Where values and beliefs run deep.
It’s not about rules or regulations,
But where mercies are reaped.
His word was in my heart,
a burning fire shut up in my bones.
My heart ablaze and set apart,
No, I cannot hold back these groans.
Fire burning,
Spirit stirring.
A generation arising,
For this season’s calling.

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Waiting

I’ve tried.
Too hard.
And yet, my search goes deep.
Relentless.
Discontent.
It’s only ankle steep.
This knowing in my head,
The pounding in my heart.
There’s more to give,
More to receive.
So much more.
But.
When, how, what.

I’ve long began this adventure,
On a hunt for something greater.
A greater filling,
A greater giving.
Something beyond,
Far beyond, what I can ever imagine.

I’ve longed for this,
Eyes darting to and fro.
Resisting every blink,
Hesitating every shift.
And I wait.
I wait for more.
But what I never expected came closer than I’d thought.

Too close.
You came too close.
You, You were waiting.
That in the midst of my insanity,
Searching every hole and gap.
You stood,
Waiting,
For me.

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As the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return to it without
watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower
and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:10-11

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"Father, with this little that I have, I pray that You will use it to the greatest it can ever be.” 
This alabaster jar, is all I have of worthI break it at Your feet, LordIt’s less than You deserve
Here I am take me, as an offeringHere I am giving every heartbeat for Your gloryTake me

"Father, with this little that I have,
I pray that You will use it to the greatest it can ever be.” 

This alabaster jar, is all I have of worth
I break it at Your feet, Lord
It’s less than You deserve

Here I am take me, as an offering
Here I am giving every heartbeat for Your glory
Take me

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thepowerofprayer:


I made this blog because a photo of my husband and I has gone viral on the internet. I wanted to share the story behind the photo for the hundreds of thousands of people who found inspiration through this sweet moment we had.
The Story Behind the Photo
Moments before I was to walk down the aisle my soon to be mother in law came in the dressing room where my bridesmaids and I were all gushing with giggles and fluttering about finishing last minute details.
“Sweetheart, your groom has called for you!”.
In a nervous tizzy I said, “What?! I’m not ready! I have to get my shoes and…” She had already taken my hand and led me to a corner, where my groom was waiting. I barely sat down; I was filled with so much anticipation! So much excitement! So many nerves!
“Is he going to like my dress? Does my hair look pretty? Can he see me?!”  
Right around the corner sat my soon to be husband, I so was nervous he might see me yet secretly hoping to catch a glimpse of him. In my excited state I was the first to speak,
“Hi sweetie! We’re getting married today!”
“I know baby and I want to pray with you before we do.”  
There we sat around the corner hand in hand, and together we bowed our heads. People were rushing about; the wedding coordinator directing people here and there, the photographers snapping photos and the bridal party enjoying each others company. Yet in that moment, in the quietness of our hearts and minds, my husband and I were alone in the presence of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another. That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would always rely on Christ’s perfection. That we would wake up every day and chose to love one another not through our own strength but by the power of Christ’s perfect love.
With our hands clenched tightly to one another together we said “Amen”, both with shaky voice and just like that I was whisked away to blot the tears off my face and put on my veil.
After my bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law and every other girl in the room had finished zipping, curling, tucking and blushing me up I looked in the mirror. There I stood wearing my pure white wedding dress, ready to walk down the aisle to my Prince Charming.
See, he is not only my Prince Charming because of his incredibly handsome looks, or wonderful humor, or the fact that we have so much in common. He is my Prince Charming because he helped me protect the most precious gift that I owned, my purity.
Soon after we had started dating I nervously told my Prince that I was a virgin and planned to be until the night of my wedding; to which he replied he would have it no other way.
Throughout our dating relationship and engagement we constantly fought, what at times felt like a losing battle. We fought temptation with prayer, scripture and accountability. I had friends checking up on me if they knew we were together late at night and he regularly met with other Godly men to pray for strength. At times, especially as the wedding grew closer, we thought we were attempting to do the impossible.
“Why are we doing this?” I would ask in my weakness, and he would remind me, that it’s because God had told us too.
“I can’t do it, I can’t… this is too hard!” he would confess to me and I would pray for his strength.
When I walked down the aisle in my white dress, I looked straight into the eyes of the man that had laid himself down to protect and honor the wife that God had given him.
When his eyes first caught mine he looked into the face of the woman that had waited for him, the woman that would support him and love him for the rest of His life, through good times and bad.
I share all of this because in that prayer we prayed, which was captured here on camera we asked the Lord to use our wedding to bring Him all of the glory that He rightfully deserved. We had not gotten where we were by our own strength, but by His hand of protection on our relationship.
God has used this photo to inspire hundreds of thousands of people already and for that we are humbled and honored! I wanted to take it a step further and give God praise and thanks for how we arrived at that quiet corner, holding hands and ready to begin our lives together.  
(photo by the incredible Kim Burke, www.kdburkephotography.com)

thepowerofprayer:

I made this blog because a photo of my husband and I has gone viral on the internet. I wanted to share the story behind the photo for the hundreds of thousands of people who found inspiration through this sweet moment we had.

The Story Behind the Photo

Moments before I was to walk down the aisle my soon to be mother in law came in the dressing room where my bridesmaids and I were all gushing with giggles and fluttering about finishing last minute details.

“Sweetheart, your groom has called for you!”.

In a nervous tizzy I said, “What?! I’m not ready! I have to get my shoes and…” She had already taken my hand and led me to a corner, where my groom was waiting. I barely sat down; I was filled with so much anticipation! So much excitement! So many nerves!

“Is he going to like my dress? Does my hair look pretty? Can he see me?!” 

Right around the corner sat my soon to be husband, I so was nervous he might see me yet secretly hoping to catch a glimpse of him. In my excited state I was the first to speak,

“Hi sweetie! We’re getting married today!”

“I know baby and I want to pray with you before we do.” 

There we sat around the corner hand in hand, and together we bowed our heads. People were rushing about; the wedding coordinator directing people here and there, the photographers snapping photos and the bridal party enjoying each others company. Yet in that moment, in the quietness of our hearts and minds, my husband and I were alone in the presence of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

My husband prayed that God would bless our marriage, that through thick or thin together we would never lose hope in one another. That instead of focusing on each others imperfections we would always rely on Christ’s perfection. That we would wake up every day and chose to love one another not through our own strength but by the power of Christ’s perfect love.

With our hands clenched tightly to one another together we said “Amen”, both with shaky voice and just like that I was whisked away to blot the tears off my face and put on my veil.

After my bridesmaids, mother, mother-in-law and every other girl in the room had finished zipping, curling, tucking and blushing me up I looked in the mirror. There I stood wearing my pure white wedding dress, ready to walk down the aisle to my Prince Charming.

See, he is not only my Prince Charming because of his incredibly handsome looks, or wonderful humor, or the fact that we have so much in common. He is my Prince Charming because he helped me protect the most precious gift that I owned, my purity.

Soon after we had started dating I nervously told my Prince that I was a virgin and planned to be until the night of my wedding; to which he replied he would have it no other way.

Throughout our dating relationship and engagement we constantly fought, what at times felt like a losing battle. We fought temptation with prayer, scripture and accountability. I had friends checking up on me if they knew we were together late at night and he regularly met with other Godly men to pray for strength. At times, especially as the wedding grew closer, we thought we were attempting to do the impossible.

“Why are we doing this?” I would ask in my weakness, and he would remind me, that it’s because God had told us too.

“I can’t do it, I can’t… this is too hard!” he would confess to me and I would pray for his strength.

When I walked down the aisle in my white dress, I looked straight into the eyes of the man that had laid himself down to protect and honor the wife that God had given him.

When his eyes first caught mine he looked into the face of the woman that had waited for him, the woman that would support him and love him for the rest of His life, through good times and bad.

I share all of this because in that prayer we prayed, which was captured here on camera we asked the Lord to use our wedding to bring Him all of the glory that He rightfully deserved. We had not gotten where we were by our own strength, but by His hand of protection on our relationship.

God has used this photo to inspire hundreds of thousands of people already and for that we are humbled and honored! I wanted to take it a step further and give God praise and thanks for how we arrived at that quiet corner, holding hands and ready to begin our lives together.  

(photo by the incredible Kim Burke, www.kdburkephotography.com)

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(Was blessed with a free room at MBS hotel last Thursday by my aunt. (:I awoke on Friday morning, took the lift up to the 57 level - bible, journal, and poetry book in hand. And I sat on the deck, overlooking this beautiful city that I can proudly call home.)
You are YHWH.The city bustles,as its people tussle.It’s unending,this demand for pretending.Why,have we allowed life to slip by,this fountain of life that’s became dry.Where money’s god,and promotion the lord,and You have been ungratefully ignored.
But You are YHWH,the light in sky’s grey.You,the depth of ocean’s blue,the constant in a rainbow’s hue.The beat in every heart’s red,Not faint, but radiant instead.
You are God of this City.

(Was blessed with a free room at MBS hotel last Thursday by my aunt. (:
I awoke on Friday morning, took the lift up to the 57 level - bible, journal, and poetry book in hand. And I sat on the deck, overlooking this beautiful city that I can proudly call home.)

You are YHWH.
The city bustles,
as its people tussle.
It’s unending,
this demand for pretending.
Why,
have we allowed life to slip by,
this fountain of life that’s became dry.
Where money’s god,
and promotion the lord,
and You have been ungratefully ignored.

But You are YHWH,
the light in sky’s grey.
You,
the depth of ocean’s blue,
the constant in a rainbow’s hue.
The beat in every heart’s red,
Not faint, but radiant instead.

You are God of this City.

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