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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 October, 2008

Oct112008

What Angle

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

Someone asked me how I am doing. I answered, very good in being a person, a wife and mom; but not very productive as a songwriter or musician.
In my focus to put first thing first, I let go many other things, including songwriting or playing piano. An year later of letting secondary things go, I am reaping fruit. Fruits in the areas I put time in, barrenness in the area I let go. Do I regret it? Probably not.
Watching my kids grow in these crucial years cost me many things. The ultimate cost is the cost of myself. Instead of pursuing my interests and other ministries, I gave my resources, energy and time into my family so my children and husband can pursue their interests and ministries. The truth is I actually find joy deep down inside – I am glad that I have finally begun the process of maturity – I am less selfish as a person. I find my heart no longer boast about my achievements but delight in the simple fact – God loves me and I love Him dearly by loving the people He put in my life called family.

As for songwriting? I guess it will come again in time. For now, all my pens and papers are used to home school Christopher. :)

Oct102008

長大

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章

最近覺得自己在成長,有感。
長大的記號之一,是心智的成熟,是懂得從別人的角度來體會對方。
因著用心體會別人的心境,我發覺自己的脾氣也改變了,心裡有更多對人的憐恤。
很想更多的長大,直到耶穌的形象更多更深的磨塑在我的心思意志的深處。

越來越發現饒恕在人際關係中的實際需要。
我們都想長大,可是在過程中,需要多少彼此的包容及忍耐,才有空間學習,在愛中被改變。
神說,愛是包容一切。
渴慕自己能在愛這事上有根有基。

Oct072008

A Great Conference At the End of Year

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

Oct012008

Love Always Sacrifice

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

I was sharing with some people about worship last night. I believe there is a call to corporate body that we need to enter into maturity in spirit and in truth. There is much depth of God that is open for us to understand and experience. The depth of our worship is proportional to the depth of our understanding of who He is and who we are. For so long we coast on the idea of grace and count on God to spoil us with many blessings. However, maturity is when we respond and decide that we want to offer love to Him in return.
Love always sacrifice.
God loves with eternal, historical, radical abandonment. The Father gave His beloved. The Son gave His all. The Spirit humbled Himself to live in us. God sacrificed because of love.
Because of love, there is a longing to live pure, to abandon all sins and tendencies that stumble us, to shed off darkness. We love Him; so we sacrifice – in how we live.

I want to be full of light. I want our church to be full of light. Our worship of love is living purely for Him.