1 Jul 2010 was the registration date of my new MyVi .... 15years and this is my 5th car, my second MyVi. I got a MyVi 4years ago just before I went to full time study. At that time, I was in a silent retreat and the Lord asked me : "What are you still doing with your Civic? Did I not ask you to sell it?" I was a little stunned .... yes, the Lord did ask me to sell my Civic but after driving a Honda, you will not really want to drive another brand but a Honda (this is just my personal opinion) ... the Civic was the last piece of "Egypt" that I had with me after I resigned from my secular job.
So, I bargained with the Lord saying that I do not have money to buy a car but the Lord's reply was : "I will give you a new car but soon you need to give it away". Well, after journeying with the Lord for so long, one has learn not to argue with Him - you will lose ... so, in my heart, I knew that the season that I was in has ended and I thought that its time for me to go into mission field .... doesn't all missionaries sell or give away everything and leave .... never it crossed my mind that the Lord has plans for me to study again .. :0 ... so, our thoughts are indeed not His ... His ways are higher than His ....
So, checked around .... found that I could trade in my Civic and get a brand new MyVi .... with no additional cost .... ngam2 ... the Lord said to me again :"I will give you a gold car -- because you have come out as pure as gold" - another sign that my season has ended -- I really went thru the refining process of fire in my previous season till I almost wanted to throw in the towel. So, after the wait, my previous MyVi was bronze or I call it gold - my plat number : 8155 (8=new beginning, 1 = focus on Him, the One True God and He will give me double portion of grace (5) for my new season). 6 months driving it, the Lord asked me to go to full time studies and a year later indeed I "gave" (ie sold) my car away because with a student pass, I cannot drive a Malaysian car in Singapore and I was not too sure of God's direction after TTC (ie to come back Malaysia or go to other countries).
1.5months after my graduation from TTC, Pearly came to me. I initially booked a pearl white but canceled the booking because everyone says that it is hard to maintain ... I changed to the ugly looking blue .... but when the car came ... it was pearl white ... I had a choice to wait for blue or take it ... I decided to take it ... the Lord has His ways.
I asked the Lord the meaning of the color of the car (since its another new season that I am entering) and this is what I got :
a) Matt 13:45-46 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."
... hahhaha ... yes, indeed I sold off everything and now I only have this car as my earthly possession. I sold off everything .. to follow my Master and My Boss.
b) This is my 2st step into ministry - a new season in ministry - as a ministerial staff. The Lord impressed in my heart that as hard as it is to keep my pearl white car clean and spotless, that is how difficult it is to keep my life spotless. In this season, personal holiness is critical, and as I pursue personal holiness, I also a involve in helping the Body of Christ to prepare themselves for the coming of the BrideGroom ... white and spotless ..
c) My registration number ends with 87 - (8: a new season & 7 : perfect). I am perfectly fitted into where the Lord wants me to be and doing what the Lord wants me to do ... now ....
Itu la my panjang lebar cerita on susu and si putih .... The end.