by Lee Ming Rui
I was blessed to work with my cell group’s (Elpizo) band for two songs, ‘Love Song’ by Sara Bareilles and ‘Oceans’ by Hillsong. Despite our busy and differing schedules, with some of us working, holidaying, schooling, or in the army, we still managed to work out some productive rehearsals. For most of you who may not know, I have pretty bad stage fright, and I still get the jitters even though I have performed in front of huge audiences by being in choirs, or by acting in plays. However, God has His own miraculous ways of teaching me how to trust Him in all my performances, especially when I sang ‘Oceans’. I stepped onto the stage not knowing how my singing would turn out, especially whether I would go out of tune again. In all that uncertainty, I am pretty sure that He was the one who gave me the peace of mind to just surrender all my fears to Him and purely sing to glorify His name.
Lee Ming Rui is a free-spirited 20 year-old who enjoys anything chic and whimsical. She does design work, café-hops and shoots photos on her 30 year-old film camera. Mingrui also writes on her lifestyle blog about her Kdrama-like life, baking adventures and lots of good food.
This article first appeared in Issue 11, August 2014 CHORUS Magazine.