The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10
Saturday, February 3, 2018
If you've ever watched Indonesian Idol or American Idol or any TV program where want-to-be "idols" compete with each other, you'll notice that the voters and the judges are looking for someone with beautiful voice, good-looking face, eccentric style, excellent charisma, etc etc.
No one's looking for Mr. Selfish or Ms. Arrogant. No one's looking for people with a standard or terrible voice. No one's going to vote for a person who has nothing special to show.
But God.. God is looking for imperfect people. He doesn't care about your past or face or wealth or intelligence. God changes lives. He's looking for "foolish" sinners who need repentance and not the "philosophers" who think they are "too smart" for God's intervention. God loves you no matter how bad your past is, no matter what others think of you, no matter how bad or standard you think you are. He loves you just as you are. You are His "idol" and He is your “potter".
1 Corinthians 1:27-29 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things-and the things that are not-to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.
Friday, January 26, 2018
God… you are so great. You love me so much. When I feel bored, this is what you've told me:
"Is it boring to say the same words over and over? Not when you’re in the presence of the one you love. Not when you’re doing exactly what you were designed to do. Like the four creatures, we were designed to glorify God. Our lives will never be boring if we’re focusing our attention on Him and fulfilling that purpose."
Monday, January 22, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
My future has many challenges but I know God is with me. He was, is and will always be my strength. Like Holyfield, I just want to praise God before the fight ends, and I am going to praise Him until and after it ends. One thing I learned so far is, I know that I am weak, but I also know that God is strong and He is in me. Most people underestimated Holyfield because they saw his weaknesses and Tyson’s strengths, what they failed to see was that God Almighty was fighting with the champ.
1 Chronicles 29:10-13
David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, “Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name."
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
7:59 Sedang mereka melemparinya Stefanus berdoa, katanya: "Ya Tuhan Yesus, terimalah rohku."
7:60 Sambil berlutut ia berseru dengan suara nyaring: "Tuhan, janganlah tanggungkan dosa ini kepada mereka!" Dan dengan perkataan itu meninggallah ia.
Eternity-minded man doesn’t really care about his earthly life. Eternal love has fully captured his soul: to love others more than one loves his own life. To dwell in God’s presence means so much more to him compared to whatever the world offers.