Author Archives: yokemay

About yokemay

I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. By God's grace, I was baptized on 20 May 2007 in Bangkok TJC after almost 10 years of searching for the true church. Currently, I'm a PhD candidate at Yuan Ze University in Taiwan and a member of Neili TJC in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Servitude: It’s the Heart That Matters

In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I testify.

It’s been almost eight years ever since I came to Taiwan to pursue a doctorate degree. Upon knowing that the school had offered an unconditional full scholarship for four years, I was enthusiastic to move to Taiwan despite my poor proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Although I’m a Malaysian Chinese, I grew up in a non-traditional Chinese family, adopting mostly western values instead. At home, we mainly spoke in Cantonese and English. While I was in elementary school and high school, the medium of instruction was in Malay language. Unsurprisingly, I was known by friends as a “banana” (a person of Chinese origin with yellow skin but isn’t well-versed with Chinese language, particularly Mandarin Chinese). Since many people knew that I didn’t know Mandarin Chinese, they were indeed surprised and amazed that I was coming to Taiwan.

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How to Be Contented?

According to the Collins Dictionary, “contented” means that the individual is satisfied with his life and the situation that he is in. Likewise, Oxford Dictionary defines “contented” as feeling happy and satisfied. So, how does the Bible teach us to be contented? With reference to the above definitions, we can learn how to be contented by first understanding and learning how to be satisfied and joyful.

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Why Am I Still in the True Church?

On November 13, 2016, I was invited to attend a musical play in Taipei. Without knowing the details, I agreed to go with several True Jesus Church (TJC) brethren. Upon our arrival, I was told that the organizer of the play was an association for Christians of various denominations. Personally, I am not that keen on attending non-TJC activities for fear that they may affect my faith. But since I was already seated in the hall, I decided to stay until the end of the play. Moreover, I told myself that this play could bring forth invaluable knowledge for spiritual growth and personal development.

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A Quick Move

Today, my colleague at work sent a email to me with some silly remarks. She even carbon copied that particular email to other colleagues. After reading it, I felt disappointed and angry.

But then I prayed to God. First, I asked God to forgive her. Then, I prayed that she’ll be more considerate in the future before she clicks on the send button. Instead of defending myself and wasting my time and energy to reply her email, it was much better to talk to God. 🙂

I’m thankful for God’s presence in my life. I’m more tolerant and I have also learned to move on faster.