Yesterday was my birthday; that was a best day. Maybe I'll write more about that later.
The atmosphere in my Faculty has changed. Worship through song has changed the atmosphere. I've already mentioned my past week and a return to the vision for worshipping God through song. I remember when people were angry when I played guitar in the Faculty common room. I became angry too. Now, people thank me for playing the Faculty common room. In fact, yesterday, after I had finished practicing, a man who had heard me in the room approached me, commented on my playing gospel and asked me where I went to church; we arranged to take him and our mutual friend to church on Sunday. Praise God!
A colleague in my office had been my enemy. Now we work together. We work together closely on several projects for the same supervisor. He is not my friend, but I am glad that God has changed his heart and my heart. He impresses me in a different way these days, and I thank God I could share that with him this afternoon. In the common room I told him that after my supervisor and I had lunch today, I realized that my former enemy was an army general who had become a foot soldier, in a trench, with a shovel, rifle and helmet. I was humbled and honored to work with him, to share the same trench with him in this season. The feeling was mutual.
The spirit of rejection is off me. Hallelujah! I saw the door open last night at a special prayer meeting in Cheung Sha Wan: as trumpets in the physical blew, in the spiritual I saw a large door and someone, an angel, perhaps, pushing this large door open. Maybe that door is the one to my heart in a season of open doors and transition. Anyway, I felt compelled to tell the girl in my Faculty that I liked her in that way, and wanted to start a relationship with her. I called her today and confessed this. She likes someone else. Praise God that I don't feel bad or anxious about this! I thank God for the opportunity to share with her and indeed, our candor is one reason for which I like her and wanted to be more intimate with her. Furthermore, I could hear God tell me He's proud of me for stepping out in faith this season: she was not Korean, not a Christian, and in my Faculty, ground zero for much pain and warfare, but now redemption through Christ, in my life. This was a risk for God's glory.