The Trials, Victories & Adventures of Los PaulOS

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. ~ 1 John 4:18

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

HeartCore Resonating : A Personal Assessment

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I took half the day off and a little "drama" ensued as we (Rueben & I + the other Advance Team ppl) prepared to go for the camp. We left at 2pm and reached there at about 330pm. We checked in got and received our name tags and Camp Memorabilia (pic above).
Then we got the stage prepared, wired up everything (with the help of Andrew Tan, an ICOM student/grad). He helped me EQ the hall, which was good.

I kept getting updates from Drill Seargeant Jun Wei who routed his troops into the bus and brought them all safely to camp by 630pm. Everything went well and we had our first session with Uncle See Lok.

It was indeed marvelous. Before he introduced himself, he made a few very interesting points, about Prayer, Being A Servant of God at All Times, God being Relevant in all things (Col 3:17), and he set the expectations for all

  1. We should all be thinking for ourselves
  2. We should all be thinking for ourselves with God
  3. Learn to coach each other with the things we have thought through
  4. Execute them and put these things into action

He also asked 7 pertinent questions relevant to College student (in retrospect, these are the questions I should've asked myself when I was in College & Uni)

Rating them from 1-4

1 Not Important to me
2 This would be nice
3 I desire this quite a lot
4 This is very important to me

*I hope I am not infringing any copyrights by typing this questions out ha ha ha*
(My HONEST answers in brackets)
  1. I would like to overcome the challenges of my studies to get good results (3)
  2. I would like to start well and be successful in my work life after graduation (4)
  3. I would like to gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience for my future work (4)
  4. I would like to have my own car as soon as possible (2)
  5. I would like to have a nice and suitable wife or husband not too long from now (3)
  6. I would like to have a sufficient amount of money, a house and other nice things (3)
  7. I would like to make some changes in my college lifestyle before I graduate (4)

To me these are pertinent questions at my stage of life too... I just changed "college" or "studies" to "work" etc etc.. whatever that is logical.

*obviously #5 was a favourite questions amongst all the campers*

We worked through these questions, in a Coach and Coach-ee format, i.e. listening and responding only by asking leading questions etc. I paired up with my buddy J-Son, but we couldn't follow up because he left camp early.

After doing this.. we went on the next point/question

The 8th Question : Did you know that God cares for you & already knows these questions you have?

So we were asked to honestly answer. There were a host of example answers.. from

"I don't know, I know but not believing in it, I think I know and I am trying to believe, I believe wholeheartedly etc"

My answer : Yes I know God takes care of these things (and I wanna believe but it's hard coming)... *I hear a voice saying.. Patience Young Padawan*

Scripture Text for HeartCore camp is Matt 6:33 ~ But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Uncle See Lok, led us to read the preceeding verses, because we're not meant to read the Bible in just verses, but as a whole book or at least a chapter to gain a better understanding of the verse. The Bible was never written in chapters or verses from the beginning, it was only done in the past 100-200 years to ease referencing and reading.

So we also read

Matt 6:31 -33

31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

His emphasis was on the words in bold.

Our Father knows we need all these things.. so don't worry & ultimately.. Seek His Kingdom first

So the key point is this.. SEQUENCE... .get it right first. Seek His Kingdom first otherwise "worry" will get to you!

Fear and worry is not being complete in Christ whilst, having Faith and seeking Him first is coming from the point about being complete in Christ.

So the Key Learning points are as follows :

  1. Sequence : Seek God First, because He knows best
  2. Source : Worry ~ not being complete in God results in lack of peace, Faith ~ being complete in Him
  3. Way : Jesus is the way! Approach on the issues in life in the Kingdom Lifestyle. WWJD
  4. Needs : Then these things you seek will be added unto you. (i.e. in His way)

So we were to ask ourselves,

  1. What is the one thing you have discovered about yourself?
  2. What is the one new thing you have picked up tonight?

To me :

  1. I have learned that I got somethings a bit off.. I need to ask God, no matter what, coz He's my source. I need to get my Sequence right
  2. He is relevant in all my decisions. And I need His wisdom

I shared these points and turned all these into a discussion and we had a great time at cell reckoning these issues we have in our lives..

I am glad I went for this CYZ Camp, because God is relevant no matter where you go, whether you're ministering or being ministered to , or washing toilets or counting nuts and bolts. You are significant, because God is relevant!

More to come later.. Praise God in all things!!! *excited about Camp Echo this coming saturday*



  • At July 09, 2005 3:48 PM, Anonymous Jotay said…

    Camp Echo's on Friday, not Saturday. Hehehe... looks like someone's getting old :P

  • At July 11, 2005 11:52 AM, Blogger PaulOS said…

    Yeah.. Friday.. :p
    must've been because was writing this blog in "sleep" mode. it was nearly 2am when I finished this blog.. zzzzz


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