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mmmm genesis 1-2 mmmm

Mmmm Enjoyed eating yumcha today to celebrate Chinese New Year mmmm

There is something even more delicious than yumcha:

Join me in eating God’s Word!

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

Genesis 1: 31- 2:3

Genesis is the 1st book of the Bible and we read about God creating the world in Chapter 1.

There is something we often overlook when reading these facts.

On the 7th day, God rested from all his work.

We were created to be in relationship with God and enjoy his rest.

We were not created to be workaholics labouring 24/7.

Sadly Australians are working longer hours to get ahead in their careers.

Or they may be forced to work on weekends as part of their contracts.

Either way, work is putting pressure on family and spiritual relationships in unprecedented ways.

Many are willing to put in the long hours to fund their affluent lifestyles.

Our lives soon become so fast-paced & busy that we forget what we are slaving for.

We need to take a day off each week so that we can:

  • Rest and enjoy life
  • Spend time with our families
  • Eat good food & relax
  • Play sport or enjoy the great outdoors that God has made
  • Meet friends at church and discuss the Bible
  • Pray
  • Volunteer & help others in the community
  • Talk to our neighbours

Our careers do not define our identity or give us worth in life.

Sadly many Australians are sucked in to the lie that money brings happiness.

To put all our energy into earning money is a recipe for disaster.

Find rest in God now!

mmmm Bible mmmm

mmmm psalm 119 mmmm

I’m passionate about eating Asian food in Sydney because we have the best outside Asia!

There’s an enormous variety of authentic dishes to choose from:

  • Cantonese yumcha
  • Peking duck
  • Malaysian char kway teow & roti canai
  • Singapore noodles & chicken rice
  • Korean bulgogi
  • Thai green & massaman curries
  • Indian biryani & lamb korma
  • Turkish gozleme
  • Vietnamese pho

But there is something even more delicious!

Join a hungry Sydney Bible College student for a satisying meal!

Psalm 119: 97-105 (NIV1984)

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.

The writer of this psalm uses a food metaphor to describe the words of God
He hungers after the sweet delicious mouthfuls and craves for more
He is passionate about reading and meditating on the words of God
In Old Testament times, the words of God were the Law (the 1st 5 books of the Bible)
In the context of the New Testament, the whole Bible is God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We can now enjoy both Testaments on our dinner table

How often do you read/eat the Bible?
We need to eat the Bible everyday just like we need food daily to survive
Without nourishing food we will die!
It is the same with God’s Word as we gain hope and strength for each new day
The last verse in this section uses a light metaphor to describe the words of God
The Bible shines a light in darkness so we can see the way forward

We are faced with so many daily decisions in life, how do you know which path to follow?
The answers can be found in the Bible

Bible College starts again in less than 3 weeks!
I can’t wait to get stuck in to the Bible and eat the delicious feast!

mmmm Bible mmmm