Friday, November 30, 2012

[song sharing] Take Everything by Seven Days Slumber

Recently was doing lots of reflection about life and this song played on my ipod. Immediately felt God was speaking, immediately felt the lyrics touched my heart.

Thought I should really share this song.

This song is sung by an American Christian rock band called Seven Days Slumber. Yes, they got their name based on Genesis 2:2 where God rested after He created the heaven and earth.

Read more about them on Wikipedia.

What touched my heart about this song is that it really challenge you to look into the mirror and asked yourself about your heart of worship. Is it just a show or really pure hearts' desire??

Hope this song bless you and inspire you to worship and love God.

Another melody
Another empty song
I tell myself that
I have praised you
And try and make believe
This is all you want
But once again
I know I've missed it
Praising you is not just the songs I sing
Jesus here I am
Take everything

Take the pain inside
Take the brokenness
Don't stop til there's nothing left
My arrogance
My pride
The loss of innocence
Jesus, take everything

[Repeat Verse 1/Chorus]

There's nothing left I need
That's when I feel alive
Holy Spirit fall
Fresh upon me
You can have it all

Thursday, November 29, 2012

TL albums =)

Greetings everyone!!

Time for some album promoe =P

I know this took some time but nevertheless, I am pleased to announce my albums are available out there in the Malaysian stores for your purchasing convenient.

Here are the list of stores where the albums are available..

THE BRANCHES @ khucai lama
Canaanland @ NZX, cheras, klcc
DOVECAST booksroom@ old klang road
Faith bookstore@ batu pahat
Renewal Christian church @bkt mertajam
Faith bookstore @ pulau pinang
Calvary bookstore @ damansara

Hopefully more will be made available soon.

Both 1st and 2nd albums are priced RM29.90 out there.

Feel free to contact me if you interested to know more on how you can get your hands on the albums.

At the same time, feel free to check out and for updates.

Songs can also be heard on

Spread the news around then! Much love!! =D

Monday, November 26, 2012

[FCC Eng services' song list] 24th-25th NOV2012

End of November already!

Saturday song list by yours truly...

Heart preparing - all creatures of our God and King

THEME : For all He has done
Forever (Chris Tomlin)
Endless light (Hillsong)
It's all about Jesus (Planetshakers)
God is able (Hillsong)
It is well with my soul (the HYMN, updated with Hillsong's bridge)
Response : 4th
offering : 1st song
Closing : Shine Like Stars (True Worshippers)

While on Sunday, Gavin led worship..

Heart preparing :- Majesty, worship His Majesty 

THEME : Forever
Forever (Chris Tomlin)
Your Grace is Enough (Matt Maher)
Open my Eyes (Hillsong)
Our Father (Don Moen)
Forever (Hillsong)

Respond: 5th
Offering: Jesus You are so good (Don Moen)
Closing: 1st song

And so.. Christmas is a month away..

Sunday, November 25, 2012

TL at FGT Sri Damansara

Today had a privilege to be invited to Ps Wah Lok's church to share a simple testimony, lead some worship songs and also sang some album songs.

Truly had a great time there. Thanks Ps Wah Lok and FGT Sri Damansara for having us.

More pics at FB

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Our God

What a powerful declaration song composed by Chris Tomlin.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

4 months

It's 4 months since THE DAY AFTER was launched.. and really thank God for the journey so far...

Remember me in your prayerrs as I journey on this solo project.. hopefully the albums continue to be a blessing to many...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

MGM album -- ADORE

Just sharing this preview of a local Christian album compilation called ADORE.

It's an initiative by MGM (Malaysian Gospel Music) where they compiled the best local Christian songs over the years into one album. Their hope is to promote local Christian music and encourage more local Christian talents to rise up.

Check them out at

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ps Wah Lok's worship devotional page

Just want to share one page you can follow if you need a simple worship devotional articles..

It's written by my Tung Ling principal and well-known Malaysian songwriter Ps Wah Lok. It's an honour to meet a person of such caliber and certainly learn a lot from him.

Hope you find this page a blessing :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

[FCC Eng services' song list] 17th-18th NOV2012

Led worship in both English services over the weekend and here was the song lists..


Heart Preparing  : I have decided to follow (HYMN)

THEME : Adoration
TODAY IS THE DAY by Lincoln Brewster
LET US ADORE by Reuben Morgan/Hillsong

Response : 5th
offering : 1st song
Closing : I M NOT ASHAMED by Hillsong

Ok.. I know that's a lot of Hillsong tracks there but personally I never look who is the artist. What is important in my selection is the teaching/message of the song.


Heart Preparing : what a friend we have in Jesus

THEME : God's goodness
Lord Your goodness (hillsong)
For all you've done (hillsong)
Endless Light (hillsong)
Jesus at Your name 
In Your presence (Lynn DeShazo)

Could not find the youtube links for 4th and 5th. They are quite old worship songs back in the 80s and 90s. Yes, I can go "old skol" sometimes but no matter which season and year, worship songs are always living and speaking. Look at hymns =)

Anyway, if you are familiar with them, well, good for you! :D

Because Bishop Vun was around, we had a difference twist to the whole ending part where we kept singing Trading my sorrow. All because the Spirit is moving ;)

That's the song list for the weekend ... yea...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

{song sharing} Faith Music

Time to highlight another music locally made.. more so from FCC itself...

Our album ministry called Faith Music.

Started few years ago by a group of members in Chinese service, the purpose of this album is to reach out to the community with their own composed song with heart to reclaim creativity for God. Our God Himself is creative so we want to use the gifts given to us to be a blessing to everyone out there.

The album ministry have produced 2 albums :- Dream and Life Enlivened.

Dream is a full-Mandarin album, the first ever album produced. Received lots of good reviews and it was produced by Jonathan Tse. The second album Life Enlivened was a partnership with local Christian chinese producing house Soulworks. This time around, we do have one song each from English and BM.

Lately we been laying low a bit to focus on our in-house ministry that building new members and training musicians.

Yes, again I say that all the tracks written by the members themselves so here is one track from the 2nd album..


代罪的羔羊耶稣 MV from Zermi on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

[FCC Eng services' song list] 10th-11th NOV2012

I led worship on Saturday night and here are the selected songs :-

Heart preparing : Trust and Obey

THEME : In Him, Through Him
EVERLASTING GOD (brenton brown) (although this is Lincoln Brewster's version)
BETTER IS ONE DAY (matt redman)
OCEAN WILL PART (hillsong)

R : 5th
O : 3rd song
C : 2nd song

Gavin meanwhile led on Sunday morning...

Heart preparing :  As we gather & the Steadfast of the Lord

Blessed be Your name(matt redman)
Holy is the Lord (chris tomlin)
Here I am to worship(tim hughes)

Offering: 2nd song
Closing: 1st song

Yes, again one song seems to be in both list -- Better is One day. We trying to sing this song again to remind everyone of Psalms 84 when we come into time of worship.

Hope you had a great time worshiping God no matter where you are! :D

Saturday, November 10, 2012

1 Corinthians 13:13

1 CORITHIANS 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love..

Friday, November 9, 2012

TODAY (live performance from 2nd album launch)

Here is a footage from my 2nd album launch.. singing one of my favourite(and apparently a lot of people's favourite too) TODAY live.

ENJOY! Feel free to share it around!! =D

Thursday, November 8, 2012

{song sharing} planetshakers' limitless

Just want to share the latest song from well-known rocking Aussie worship band, Planetshakers.

I been listening to them for nearly 10 years, the days of Henry Seeley. Now the band has evolved and grown in one way or another.

I met Joth in person before so to see how he leads this team year in and out is tremendous stuff.

This song is taken from the new release, scheduled to be out in Jan 2013. Typical rocking planetshakers stuff so prepare to rock your speakers for this song.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

[FCC Eng services' song list] 3rd-4th NOV2012

Mike Lim lead worship on Saturday night ...

Theme: Live For God
Heart Preparing : To Live Is Christ

Response : 5
Closing: 3

While on Sunday, here is the song list, led by me.

Heart Preparing  : Holy Holy Holy (hymn) 

THEME : With all I am
I've got the joy (can't find the youtube but I managed to have the mp3 to send to my team, if you want, private message me)  
Sing shout clap your hands
Take my life and let it be (hymn)

Response : 5th song
offering :  God is good all the time (by Don Moen)
Closing : 1st song

One thing i find it amazing in this ministry is how God speak to each worship leaders. You will realized sometimes our song list have similiar songs, most of the time unintentionally. So God's spirit moving in His people!

Unless our pastors/preachers request same songs then it can happen.

4th NOV

Have a great SUNDAY! =)

Saturday, November 3, 2012

{article sharing} I hate all your show by Neil

Sharing an article written by my good friend Neil of RELENT/1am ministry

AMOS 5:21
21 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals;
your assemblies are a stench to me.
22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
I will have no regard for them. 23 Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!
We just had our 1a.m.Creative Night session at church the other day where our 1a.m. director shared this verse.

Kelvin, being the director of Change Your World as well, decided to share this verse where we in “1a.m. worship and creative ministry” are encourage to view worship differently or in other words, bring the art of worship to another level.
Just reading the verse above from the book of Amos caught my attention. In fact here’s the “Message” version
21-24“I can’t stand your religious meetings.
I’m fed up with your conferences and conventions.
I want nothing to do with your religion projects,
your pretentious slogans and goals.
I’m sick of your fund-raising schemes,
your public relations and image making.
I’ve had all I can take of your noisy ego-music.
When was the last time you sang to me?
Do you know what I want?
I want justice—oceans of it.
I want fairness—rivers of it.
That’s what I want. That’s all I want.
NIV version: Caught my attention. Message version or the “IN YO’ FACE” version: KILLED ME!

You see.. the faith I walk in has helped me to be a better man, no doubt, but has it help me to help others be better men or women?
As a worshiper, I know my purpose is to worship God in the way I live… in all I do. A time where I can be refreshed, recharged, fueled up to take down what ever challenges and temptation comes my way BUT when I think about it… is it just about me coming to church and hearing a message to have a feel good weekend? Is it just about me making sure that my life is o.k and that I’m still on the course to heaven when the world ends?
When I think about Jesus and how he lived his life on earth, he didn’t just preached the good news…. he did more than that. He walked the talk.
He had his own “tour” going on with 12 volunteers, His crowd would go by the 100′s and 1000′s. Both lovers and haters would come, see and hear. But he didn’t just talk about the good news… The book of Luke said it best:
Luke 7:22
So he replied to the messengers(John the Baptist disciples), “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.
Worshiping God whether through music or coming to church is not a bad thing… but if we don’t do something beyond that, then there must be something wrong. Sharing the good news is one thing but what happens after people hear the good news? Go to church and worship? Is that all? Join bigger events, be spiritually filled, bless the church and that’s it?
Jesus thought of the poor, he healed people, he went to where they were… took time to hear them out, loved them even when they didn’t, saved everyone when everyone didn’t even deserve to be saved. He didn’t stay in one place to talk. He walked out and made a difference by acting on what he said.
Luke 4:18-21
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
He was busy fulfilling His purpose.
I have a band (Relent). I play in 1a.m. too. It makes a lot of sense for me doing what I’m doing knowing that at the end of the day I go beyond the music.
The verse in Amos convicted me to search myself and look beyond what I currently do now whether in music or serving and change the lives of others.
God is not impress with the number of shows we do or attend but wants justice to take place in our land – Oceans of it!
You don’t have to be in a band to make things happen. Just be who you are and remember the poor… reach out to them. Set the oppress and prisoners free, pray and heal those who are broken.. like LITERALLY!
Let our actions sing to the one who listens and not make noise with our mouths.
Let our actions change the lives of others in our nation and not just say words blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…
Here’s a song from Jon Foreman of Switchfoot – Instead of a show (inspired by Amos 5:21)

AUTHOR : Neil is the lead singer of local band RELENT. Apart from rocking hard with them, he is also part of 1am ministry and Change Your World movement. A fellow Manchester United fan and an avid Superman fan. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

story behind DESERT SONG

Follow up to my previous post about DESERT SONG.

How about hearing some testimony and thoughts from Brooke herself?

Desert Song

Each time I go through tough times in life, I am reminded of what my dad shared with me about desert season and this song.

During times when Israelites travelling to the promise land, they went through the desert and in this period is where their faith was tested. They faced famine, tiredness, frustration. Many lost their hope but some stand strong in God.

Do we face desert times in our lives?

I thought these lyrics beautifully written by Brooke Fraser. Each word speaks to me because it somehow represents my prayer to God as I continue to walk with Him. So ya, I made this song as my prayer to Him..

verse1 :
This is my prayer in the desert
When all that's within me feels dry
This is my prayer in my hunger and need
My God is the God who provides

This my prayer in the fire
In weakness or trial or pain
There is a faith proved of more worth than gold
So refine me Lord through the flame

I will bring praise, I will bring praise
No weapon formed against me shall remain
I will rejoice, I will declare
God is my victory and He is here

This is my prayer in the battle
When triumph is still on its way
I am a conqueror and co-heir with Christ
So firm on His promise I'll stand

All of my life, in every season
You are still God
I have a reason to sing
I have a reason to worship

This is my prayer in the harvest
When favour and providence flow
I know I'm filled to be emptied again
The seed I've received I will sow

(DESERT SONG) written By Brooke Fraser
Album : Hillsong Music's This is Our God (2008) and Hillsong United's Tear Down the Walls (2009)

Yes God, in every season, You are still God and my reason to carry on this life. Amen.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Elec guitar solo advice by Paul Baloche

Anyone who plays electric guitar for your team/band? Need some tips how to play together?

Enjoy this tutorial/tips by Paul Baloche.