A Quiet Place

Have you watched the movie “War Room”?

I’m not going to provide any spoilers here don’t worry!! But I highly recommend you to add it to your list to MUST-WATCH movies πŸ™‚ I watched it a couple years ago, and it provided such good advice and perspective on how to handle the trials you think are too difficult, too impossible to handle as they seem to bombard and wreak havoc in your life.

Its totally understandable that at times, we may find just reading the Bible quite dry and uninteresting. What really helps me personally, is that I find Christian movies and worship music really helpful in keeping things interesting and bringing life and relevancy of things I read and learn about in the Bible to my daily life.

Do you have a quiet place? Is there a specific time during the day or night during which you block out and reserve to talk to God? Remember we can talk to God about anything, at any time! He just wants to listen and hear us talk to him. It could be about your day, your needs, hopes and thoughts.. anything really.

Recently, i’ve been really trying to make an effort into creating a quiet place and time twice a day. Once when I wake up, once right before I sleep. By focusing on God and preparing myself for the day ahead in the morning and reflecting on how the day went at night, even if I had a horrible day, I would still be able to start and end the day right, and in the best possible way I know how. It also helps me stay focused on my goals that I want to have for the rest of the day, and consolidate them all at the end.

P.s. I’d like to apologize for the irregularity of my postings, it’s exam period now of my final semester (in my final year of my undergraduate degree) till mid Nov and things have just been a little hectic and disorientating at times. I’ve sent in my applications to medical schools in both New Zealand (University of Auckland and Otago), and the UK. All I have to do now is be patient (something i’m not very good at doing), and wait for a response. God-willing, I will get invited for interviews in December and know if i’m offered a place by January. This will dictate what i’ll be doing next year and probably the rest of my career (maybe) whether I go into healthcare medicine or find a job somewhere else. I’m leaving it all up to Him now, no point worrying over matters that are beyond my control. He created the entire universe and world, which includes these medical schools. This is nothing for Him if He wants it to happen!

Stay positive friends! πŸ™‚

Paul Chong

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