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Hi. This is Karen Cheng. I am~
A daughter called out and loved by an incredible Heavenly Father;
A fellow sojourner.
Welcome to my blog.

嗨!我是 Karen∼
是個蒙呼召,受恩典的孩子;
是天父所愛的女兒;
是位〝真理之旅〞的過客。
歡迎你到我的部落格。

Archive for June, 2008

Jun242008

謙卑

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

謙卑,或卑微,是成為人樣式,做僕人,釘十架,如今永遠是我們大祭司的耶穌的個性。唯有謙卑的人,神樂意以恩典相遇,唯有虛心的人,天國是他們的,因為神的榮耀能充充滿滿的頃倒在他們心中。謙卑的好處不以數盡,但樂於謙卑的人寥寥無幾,因為我們的本性是相反的,但聖靈常會微小聲音提醒我,把握住每個鍛鍊的機會,學習耶穌的樣式,今天早上,我需要選擇卑微,我安靜到主面前,主阿,我願像你。

Jun232008

Faith and Patience

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

I was watching the video, “Joseph, King of Dreams” with my younger kids yesterday. Joseph’s years of prison was only a couple of minutes long on the video; yet in reality it was many long years. I was reminded that God often works with time in decades, not in days, when one is in transition or character training. No wonder we are reminded by His Word that it’s through faith and endurance, we inherit the promises in the Kingdom of God. I once saw a statement from Rick Joyner – Why do we as Christian have a “faith movement” but not “patience movement”? Though it sounds funny, it is a sobering observation. I want to be in a company of “faith and endurance”. I sign up to be in the loving hands of a wise Father who uses decades to form His likeness and His purpose in me.

Jun182008

我的孩子們

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

這幾天和幾個小的談屬靈的事,我自己大開眼界。我信主是十五歲的時候,所以常常對孩子時期就能認識基督,跟隨他的人很好奇。我發現,神常用我們所懂得事物做起點,帶領我們進入屬靈的真理。對孩子,耶穌用我孩子所明白,熟悉的,教導他們天國的事。這原理其實在耶穌一生的事奉很明顯。
這幾天,自我明白後,我開始用我孩子們所熟悉的範圍,他們的生活,作為談討的內容。孩子們對屬靈的事很敏銳,也很成熟,因為同樣的聖靈住在他們心中,給他們啟示,給他們教導,加上孩子的虛心,天國真真實實的在孩子們心中,他們常常是真理及先知預言的出口,這些孩子教我很多。

Jun172008

Friendship

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

I am sitting here in the prayer room, pondering on friendship, specially friendship with God. I realize that often I desire God’s friendship for my selfish blessings and gain. This afternoon, I am examining my heart – is there a sincere longing on my heart for His friendship, to partake His vast heart of love and to share with Him even in His pain. True friendship is not one-sided. I want to lay down my selfish gain, just to come and be His true friend at all cost.

Jun122008

Life

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

A good friend of ours are near delivery today. I am praying for her and the baby. I pray for the presence of God to be with them. May the tangible love of God be experienced. Another life is about to come into this world. How wonderful!

Jun122008

愛的服事(二)

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

這幾天在想,我的孩子們漸進大孩子及青少年期了,我很想改變我做母親的方式及模式。這幾天常在想,我應仿照天父牧養我的模式來和孩子相處,以憐憫,恩典,愛及樂於給予,作為長期的模式。雖然我永不可能做得就如天父一樣,但我相信做父母最重要的一件事,是讓孩子有一個環境,很容易及喜歡認識神,跟隨神,讓孩子的心在愛裡,經歷神,及他的大能,他的愛,他的神性,和他的國度。
我看太多孩子只是頭腦知道神,但在成長的過程並沒有經歷神,遇見神。我的心願是我的孩子站在我的肩膀上,在屬靈的領域裡,看得更遠更清楚,在神的國度裡,承繼我們這一代的生命,跑他們下一代的道路。
我覺得我是來到一個做母親方式改變的時刻了。

Jun112008

This Month

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

We take all our kids down to Kansas City IHOP again; this time we are visiting for a month. There are kids and teen summer camps, and various classes for all of us. The younger three started their summer camp two days ago. They are in a 5-day kids camp to learn about prayer, worship, loving God and walking in the Spirit. It’s quite a sight to see 500 kids (and parents) for a week of camp. Geoffrey will start his teen camp next week. He is quite excited.
Today is the second day of classes for us adults. The first two weeks of teaching focuses on Beattitudes as a lifestyle. It feels like back in the college days again. Our schedule is simplified to prayer room, class, prayer room, gym and home.
I am really grateful for this extended time to seek His face, to be in a live prayer room and to dig deeper into His Word. This is a designated time for our souls to feast at His table.