Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Pink Shoelaces

I just went to a camp by Students For Christ (a club in The University of Melbourne) a couple of weeks ago. Initially, I had low expectations for the camp as it was out of my comfort zone and I am really shy and reserved. Moreover, I barely knew other members because I have only joined the discipleship group a couple of times. I kept on asking for God's guidance because it was almost the deadline and I was still confused. In the end, I felt that God "pushed" me through unexpected circumstances that I felt at that time, and there I was, finally registering for a 3-day event with a bunch of "strangers". Even after registering, I still felt anxious but I hoped that God will help me through it.

The first sermon was delivered by Ps. Jai Mitchell. He has a gift of prophecy through "Word of Knowledge". "Word of Knowledge" means stating facts that ordinary people would usually not know. He gave examples of how God showed him that a random waitress was saving for a car, and how he gave God’s words of encouragement to her. To be honest, I have heard of these kind of stories numerous times, yet I still felt skeptical about it. Then suddenly, Ps. Jai asked "Is there anyone here that’s using pink shoelaces?". I was shocked because I was using one but did not realise that he was referring to me. It turned out I was the only one who used them and he asked for my name. I was still in the state of shock so I replied him nervously. He said that he got "Word of Knowledge" from God: he “saw” me writing letters to God on my desk.

Once again, I was shocked because I was mind-wandering during the sermon , thinking about an event that occurred earlier. On Tuesday night at Prayer Tower, I felt like one of my prayers got answered, so when I arrived home, I quickly poured out my feelings and wrote them in my journal. I sometimes write in my journal about personal struggles as some kind of a way of communication with God. I didn't intend it to be a letter to God with "dear God, ..." per se, but what Ps. Jai said about me was somewhat accurate! Furthermore, he added that God is assuring me that He is starting to reply to my letters, and thus I shouldn't be discouraged. At this point, my eyes started to get teary because I felt, deep down in my heart that my faith was spiritually dry; I was questioning whether God cares for me. Finally, Ps. Jai said that I will develop a whole new relationship with Him and he gave me verse:  Eph 5:18-20 “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

This is only one of the highlights from Student For Christ Camp (Semester 2, 2016) that I personally experienced. There are more touching moments as well that I didn’t expect, especially because I used to be skeptical. Now, I have a personal encounter that I experience myself, after previously just hearing others’ testimonies. Moreover, I have grown closer to the SFC friends that I’ve mentioned earlier. I am really grateful that God has given this blessing in disguise through a golden opportunity like this. I hope everyone who reads this would be more encouraged and assured that God always cares and has the best plan in store for us, even when we didn’t understand it at first.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Living life to the fullest in Melbourne!

Hi guys! This evening I just finished to have an interview to become PPIA's committee  and I mentioned about this blog a little bit. Unfortunately I just realised that I haven't updated anything in this blog since my super lengthy holiday a couple of months ago. So here's the update to my life since my last post.

I'm currently studying in The University of Melbourne and taking Bachelor of Commerce with major Accounting and Finance. People often ask me how I think of Melbourne, or how I feel studying in Unimelb. I only answer it with cliche answers like It's fine or still not used to with the winter weather.
However, my honest answer would be: THIS IS SO UNREAL. I feel like I'm living up the dream, like I'm living on cloud 9. Since last year, I already googled both university and city photos and now I'm here; the most liveable city in the world and the best university in Australia. I'm really thankful to God for His blessing and my family for their endless support.

I still have many things to write but I'll just continue on the next post :)
To see my artworks, please check the tabs below the title :D

See you!


Monday, May 19, 2014

Green hair update!

Hi guys! Sorry for missing in action while I'm in super long holiday hahahaha
I'm currently in relationship with my bed and guling and bantal hihihihi ;;)

Here's the update of my dyed hair!
Current status: No more blue and turquoise! all green now :(
but thanks to Manic Panic, blue hair is back yow!

You can watch my tutorial on how to use manic panic and tips for dyed hair
(hint: it's super duper extremely easy!)
it's in Bahasa btw

Next month, I will cut my hair and dyed all to black because university life will start soon! (biar irit air dan shampoo! hahaha)
I'm gonna miss you blue/turquoise-turned-green-hair :"(
It's definitely worth the experience to dye your hair once in a life time hihihi ;) #pengaruhin #caricaritemen. Because when I'm older, I'm sure my future boss won't be happy when he/she has an employee with green hair! I must keep myself to look "professional" B-) But if right now you're a grown up and have dyed hair with crazy colours like this, double high-five to you! Keep being awesome bro! hehehe because not all people have the courage to be "different" than the others :)

I hope my Manic Panic tutorial helps!
It was not a sponsored video, all materials were purchased by myself.

Lots Of Love,

Friday, March 28, 2014

Repainting Mini Cooper Tutorial

Hi guys! Do you know that I have an obsession over mini cooper car?
However it's quite impossible to own the real one right now because it's really expensive. So here is my mini cooper (miniature)! :)
I bought it in a toy store, but they only sell it in plain grey color. So I repainted it with acrylic paint, and add a union jack roof. What do you think? :D

Lots Of Love,
Josephine Sutji


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