Melvyn Tan
October 6, 2013

Two Key Elements of Trust

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 24:26 (NIV)“]An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.[/blockquote] How would you know that someone is honest? Sometimes we make a snap judgment based on the person’s appearance. However that, we know, may prove to be inaccurate. If given time to interact with that person, we would observe how s/he behave […]

October 5, 2013

3 Steps To Eternal Gratitude

[blockquote source=”Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)“]And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.[/blockquote] It is time […]

October 4, 2013

What To Do When Your Toddler Won’t Listen

[blockquote source=”Jeremiah 3:15 (NIV)“]Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.[/blockquote] What’s the difference between knowing and understanding?  This was the main thing that occupied my mind for a good part of the day.  But as I ponder over it, it began to dawn on […]

October 3, 2013

What Do You Think About When You Think?

[blockquote source=”Philippians 4:8 (NIV)“]Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.[/blockquote] Earlier this year (2013), as I was reviewing my goals (short-term, long-term, and life-long) I was getting scared.  For one, to move […]

October 2, 2013

What Will You Start Today?

[blockquote source=”Philippians 3:13-14 (ESV)“]Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.[/blockquote] Many a times I would look […]

October 1, 2013

Focus on Jesus 365

[blockquote source=”Proverbs 24:14 (NLT)“]In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.[/blockquote] In my mission to “Focus on Jesus 365“, the main aim is to identify a passage in the Scripture daily, interpret it, and look […]

September 30, 2013

30-Second Rule To Being Humble

[blockquote source=”Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV)“]In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a […]

September 29, 2013

Why Do We Do What We Do?

[blockquote source=”Isaiah 58:11 (NLT)“]The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.[/blockquote] Why do we do what we do when we know what we know? You have probably heard this before – fake it till you […]

September 28, 2013

Who Do I Serve When I Serve?

[blockquote source=”Ephesians 6:7 (ISV)“]Serve willingly, as if you were serving the Lord and not merely people[/blockquote] Before I was a believer, I could never understand why would businesses openly proclaim their love for the LORD.  I would even boycott some of these establishments as I cannot comprehend why the “need” to mix religion with business. […]

September 27, 2013

Show Gratitude – In Good Times and In Bad Times

[blockquote source=”Ephesians 5:20 (NLT)“]And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.[/blockquote] My business is prospering. My wife is happy. My kids are beautiful and well behaved. It’s easy to be grateful. But what if the business is slowing down. Wife is upset. Children are getting out […]