Do not lean on your own understanding

October 26, 2011

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

In March 1994, a miracle happened in my life.

During my job interview process, I sat alone in the human resources office as I was filling out an application. I paused when a question asked me about my status. I knew I had to choose ‘Married’ or ‘Single’.

I was a foreign student without a residence or citizenship status. If I chose ‘Married’, then I would move to the next line to tell the company that my wife was a US citizen, and they would know that I could legally work in the country, but I would have lied because I had not been married yet. If I chose ‘Single’, they would probably reject my application.

Down deep within my heart, I knew that I would sin against the Lord if I lied. I also believed that if it was God’s will for me to have that job, I would get it no matter what was in His way. With these thoughts in mind, I decided to choose ‘Single’ and let God do the rest according to His own will.

Two weeks later, the company interviewed me again, and on the same day they offered me the job.

One day as I was working in the office, my manager stopped by my cubicle and told me something beyond my expectations…

“Hey, Dicky,” he said to me. “Right after I gave you the job offer, I thought about your work status. Then I immediately rushed to the human resources to check your application. I was relieved when I saw that you marked ‘Married’.”

My eyes widened as I smiled. He did not realize that it was God who worked behind the scenes.

I wish we could meet

October 24, 2011

There has been a desire in my heart: Read the rest of this entry »

Lunch with Daddy

October 20, 2011

There is a new Chinese restaurant near where I live. My wife and I tried its lunch buffet on a Friday, and we thought it was pretty good. Read the rest of this entry »


October 14, 2011


Autumn Trees outside my home

Autumn is here.

It is my favorite season of all.

It always delivers a sense of peace to my mind.


Autumn Trees outside my home


Susan Michaels’ Writings

October 12, 2011

I met Susan through FaithWriters about a month agao. I have been reading her posts on her blog ever since.

She is the author of the novel ‘Never Walk in Darkness’ Moreover, she is a poet.

You can find her beautiful poems and inspirational articles at her blog:

I hope you will enjoy reading her articles as much as I do.

In Christ,

Chapter 3: When Love Comes

October 10, 2011

Love In His Guidance

Chapter 1 “Broken Spirit Seeking Heart” and Chapter 2 “The Downhearted and The Cheerful” have been posted. You may find them here: and

Chapter 3: When Love Comes

Seasons came; years passed. The autumn wind in October once again swept over the land. All things seemed to stay the same. But in his heart, Hang was determined to make some changes in his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Knowing You

October 9, 2011

Philippians 3:7 (NIV)
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.”

Pursuing worldly success was once my ambition rooted down deep in my heart. I longed for wealth and fame for my own sake. During my career in the past, I constantly demanded promotions, promotions and promotions as I thought corporate success would make me happy. But I felt the emptiness of my heart as I held onto my own dream, for my ambition only made my soul thirstier and thirstier.

On my journey with the Lord, I struggled and struggled. In the end, He gave me a new direction in my life as He sanctified me. Jesus indeed set me free; I am no longer bound by my own self-seeking ambition. Rather, serving Him is now the desire of my heart; what I had once held dear is not of importance to me.

Last week, my manager talked to me about my potential promotion. However, I found myself not thinking about it or not asking God to give it to me, for I have learned to be content with what I have. If my promotion comes, I will be happy to receive it, but if it does not come, it is not meant for me to have it.

I have been asking God to grant me an opportunity to serve Him. Today, I had a meeting with the director of multi-cultural ministries at my church and talked with him about myself and asked him where I could help. I was excited when he told me that he would like me to be a blog contributor for the Chinese group. Through my articles that will be posted on the blog, I pray that many Chinese Christians may find my writings inspirational and encouraging, and that many Chinese non-believers may be touched by my testimonies and may accept Christ.

Have you ever heard the hymn ‘Knowing You (All I once Held Dear)’? This song always moves me to tears as it reminds me of how God transformed me from a self-centered person to a man who now has a heart to serve Him and others.

What is the thing that you have held dear but it has never filled the hole in your heart? Let go and come to Jesus, and you will taste of His transforming power.

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