Do The Best You Can Until You Know Better

Maya Angelou’s books and quotes have been an inspiration to me. When I first look at this quote, I was deeply moved.

 “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better”

Life is a series of learning. We make decisions basing on what we feel is the best option at that time. In hindsight, we may regret certain decisions but that was what we think was the best thing to do at that moment.

It is comforting to know that when we know better, we can learn from our mistakes and make better decisions in the future.


‘Vision’ is to see in our mind God’s plan and purpose for our lives, both now and the future, partial and whole, and take action to do what God is calling us to do.

Where there is no vision, the people perish. Joy, blessedness and success come when we have a vision from God and act on it.

From August onwards, the church will start to plan for Christmas 2023 and for the programmes for next year. We need to seek God’s heart for the church and for the community and catch His vision so that the activities of the church bring glory to Him.

As an individual, what is the vision God has placed within you? Quietly listening, praying and waiting for Him and He will show you.

Beauty is God’s Goodness

Beauty is God’s goodness

In a world that is chaotic and is in pain, God reminds us that He is present and He cares for us. God’s goodness to us is revealed in His handiworks —the nature.

Dallas Willard says, “Beauty is God’s goodness made manifest to the senses.” Every time we use our senses to see the beauty of the world around us, we are savouring and experiencing God’s goodness. 

Think of the moments you were enjoying the fresh air in the park, hearing the birds singing, marveling the diverse shapes and sizes of plants and flowers, playing with our pets, or enjoying the symphony of colours in the sky during the sunset.

All these are reminders of God’s goodness and love for us.

‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork’ (Psalm 19:1).

Let nothing disturb you

May God still our turbulent heart as we live in this fast-paced world.

We live in a world where there is no peace. We read of tragic event from the news. We know of people who are going through tough times in life. And things around us seem to compete for our attention.

If we are honest with ourselves, everyday we are rushing from task to task, pressured to use every minute that we have to fill fulfilled. Our hearts are turbulent. But as St Teresa prayed, let nothing disturb us. Focus on God. He helps us. He alone suffice.


“Do one thing everyday that scares you” was a quote which was believed to have been said by Eleanor Roosevelt.

She wasn’t saying that we do something unwise and foolish. Rather, she was referring to stepping outside our comfort zones so that we will have greater courage as we move on in life.

On a daily basis, I have to make decisions, solve problems for the good of the church. It can be scary at times as the decisions can affect the running of the church.

I am glad that doing something fearful help me to be able to make better decisions when similar circumstances arise. It is something that I have to keep learning. 🙂

Last Day of the First Half of Year 2023!

God has carried us through the first half of the year. How was your first half of the year?

Today is the last day of the first half of 2023! Time flies! Looking back at the first half of the year, God has been good and faithful.

I am sure you have tasted and see God’s goodness in your life as well! He provided for us (Philippians 4:19, Matthew 6:31-32): we have food on the table, a shelter over our head, a bed to rest on at night, and work that we can do to keep our minds active and body moving.

He leads us (Proverbs 20:24): when we are struggling in our work, when we are at the crossroad when making decisions, God gives us wisdom and strength to manage them.

He gives us peace (John 14:27): when we are worried about our life, having a health scare, or even having a weak body, or worrying about our children, we know when we pray to Him and cast all over worries to Him, He hears us. He promises us that. He does not turn a deaf ear to us.

God has been faithful to us. There are so much to be thankful to God for! May God continue to lead and guide us for the second half of 2023!

What else can you add to this list?