Masta Lin
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im back. weird. been meaning to write on this. not sure why I didn’t bother though. writing out my thoughts is really relaxing and comforting because I get to say what I need to say and have someone in the internet world listen (Hopefully).

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There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6

These last few days have been really surreal. It happened so fast… A project I posted to get familiar with Adobe Premiere now turns into a crazy video posted everywhere!

http://www.gamebreaker.tv/culture/fan-made-heroes-storm-trailer-truly-epic/

http://www.gamersbook.com/News/Article/ID/312/Heroes-of-the-Storm-Fan-released-an-Epic-Trailer

http://heroesofthestorm.blizzpro.com/2014/01/14/epic-fan-heroes-storm-trailer/

I even got word that the game producer, Dustin Browder, watched the video and got “nerd chills” while watching it. This makes me excited, since I love Dustin and what he does for Blizzard.

Thank you God for blessing me with these past few days! Pushing me through the CS classes for 5.5 years and now getting recognition from a company I’ve dreamed of working for? I don’t deserve it… But this is definitely proof that you are SO good.

God made us unique - Listen to their laughters!

I am so convinced about the statement “God made us created us uniquely” 

Recently, I have been noticing other people’s laughter and paying attention to it more. Some of them are can be so interesting! I found out one freshman can burst out laughing like no other! Like a CACKLING and LAUGHING really LOUDLY at the same time! “GAHAHAHAHAHA” I was like, omg how do you even do that?? That’s awesome.

Some even breathe in really hard and can’t breathe afterwards.

Some of them sound are almost yodeling “YO HO HO HO HO HO HA HA!”

There are so many different laughs! It’s great! Pay attention to your neighbor’s laughs and see for yourself!

I’m thankful that God did not give me confidence with girls/dating until later. I’d probably be in such a mess. Thank you God, although I hated it during that time, I can see why you have done so. Respecting women is so important.

Please keep continue to keep my cousin in your prayer.

Pray for my cousin

My cousin is going through some serious health issues now. His heart is twice as large than normal, he is getting dialysis three times a week, his blood sugar is really high, and his heart rate is low. Dialysis is a life-support treatment that cleans any excess salt, wastes, and fluids that may be harmful to the body. Just like my aunt (whom passed away), he is diabetic as well.

There are so many mixed feelings since this became so sudden and real. I have hung out with my cousin multiple times when I was a kid, always going to their house to hang out and playing video games til late. Every time he would gift me $50+ gift card to gamestop because he knew I loved to play. I think I took them for granted and never really thanked his kindness through that. To think now that he is sick and on life-support really slapped me in the face. It’s so crazy to live as there will be a tomorrow, and the next thing you know, there may not be one. It really allows people to understand what it means to cherish the life given to you…

I pray that God would give me an opportunity to offer my cousin a gift, a gift of eternal life with Him.

Please pray, pray, pray.

God, help me not break down any fears and doubts, barriers and obstacles that I may have that would prevent me from sharing how great, wonderful You are. Help me to love those close to me and risk damaging the relationship so that they may know who You are. I cry out to you, my God, that you may heal the broken, the helpless, the sick, and the ones who truly, truly want need Your presence. I thank you for constantly pursuing me, even during times when I did not see Your awesome glory at work, when I did not see that You planned this for my good. Forgive me for not trusting You for and depended only myself to make my paths straight. I love You so much.

Love isn’t just a feeling; love must be expressed in action. If it isn’t, we won’t have any reason to believe it even exists in someone’s life, no matter how much they claim it does.

Nor is God’s love just a vague feeling or sentimental emotion hidden in His heart. God’s love is real—and we know it because He demonstrated it to us. He put His love into action! Do you want to know if God loves you? Here is proof: Jesus Christ left Heaven’s glory and came down to this sin-infested earth to die for you.

"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him." ~ 1 John 4:9

1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
Psalm 40 1-2
Bruno Mars

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bruno Mars lately. What I realized is, Bruno Mars lyrics reflect Jesus and his love/pursuit for us.

Let’s explore.

First, Grenade by Bruno Mars

"I’d catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
You know I’d do anything for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won’t do the same”

I think these lyrics are something that Jesus would say to us. A lot of us love to go about our lives, saying that we are Christian, but never wanting to be put in a position where we’d risk our own lives for our faith. Jesus went through the MOST crap EVER, for US! He got lashed 39 times; the soldiers mocked Him while stuffing a crown of thorns on his Head; carried His heavy cross in the hot, sweltering sun; and received the most painful slow death - crucifixion. Why did he do all of this? It’s because He loves us. That’s why we do love him, but would we do the same?

"Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won’t do the same.”

We may need ask ourselves, “Do we love Him back so much that we would do the same?” Even I ask myself this. But it usually ends with this, “Yeah thanks Jesus for loving me so much, but i don’t wanna suffer as much as that…it’s just too uncomfortable” This doesn’t mean, “Go suffer a horrible and painful death.” We gotta love Jesus all the way! Jesus calls us to love on others, as much as He did! Sacrificially love! There will be a point where we’ll be persecuted for our faith, and that’s when we need to keep that love going. Only Jesus can help us love them that much!

"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." ~Matt 5:10