Finally back

Soo, hi guys

It’s been a while since I post the last in this blog, and I just want to share how much much much I really longs for just simply have a close relationship without thinking about any achievement, any responsibility. Just sit down and enjoy God for who He is, and the realization He brought me because of this…
I’ve been very busy lately, since I went out of home at 6.30 am and go back home (usually) at 6.30 pm, so it literally just 12 hours working time, not mentionsing if I need to do extra work, and spend extra time out of home….. and it drains my passion, my energy.. well it’s just exhausting

But today is the time when I can simply just having my quiet time peacefully, enjoying and savoring the time when I meet my Creator, my Lover, my Father, who always give me the right amount of help, courage, love, patience, any thing you can ever hope for, when you just simply come to have relationship with the Father.

I’ve heard many ppl say that because of their job, they can’t have the quiet time they used to have. maybe they just busy, and the weariness creeps and many worrisome things fulfill their thoughts and they only can spare merely 10 or 15 minutes to see God. and it can’t be a wholesome awesome relationship, instead it’s just out of routine, obligation, or even fear that God will hit them, punish them if they don’t say “hi” to Him.

but what I really realized is, God wants RELATIONSHIP and NOT YOUR ACHIEVEMENT. He died for us even when we don’t know anything about Him, when we are still sinners, when we still have and want our own way… He come for us, and offer us an acceptance that’s not based on what the world value.

we often see God as the world sees us. that He will accept us if we are smart, or if we are talented, we have achieved somthing to GET HIS approval, and so the list goes on.

but He merely want us to respond to Him, He wants us to RECEIVE HIS UNFAILING LOVE. The love that’s never based on our performance, instead it’s based on His character and personality.

He does wants us to success, to become a faithful servant that’s worthy of the trust put in us. Yet He doesn’t want us to do it out of fear, and to GET His approval.

He already approve of us, because when He sees us, He sees JEsus blood that has been poured upon us and cleanse us of all our sins.

and if any of you are in the middle of feeling unworthy because you cannot do things FOR GOD the way you used to be, please do come to Him, He wants YOU, not YOUR WORKS. Just tell Him all your situations, and tell Him about the longing of your heart to be close to Him once again, and ask Him to help you find any possible modifications of your schedule today, just so you can draw close to HIm (James 4:8)… after all He is this world OWNER, therefore why don’t we push more for a relationship with Him, instead of trying to make everything “work” on our own?

Yes we need to do our part, but remember God still has HIS part to do also, and He is GOD
repeat with me please!!!! HE is? G.O.D. final marks
do what you can do and trust God to do what you cannot do

You will fulfill the purpose of your life with His grace, God’s wings will get you to the place you need to go, but it’s not apart from Him, it’s when you face your daily life with Him holding your right hand and give you victory over victory (Isaiah 41:10)

Amen

Hope this blessed and knocked the door of anyone who read this post.
Come back to GOD.

luz-

and please go check this video, it will touch and brings back your heart to Him

this is a part of it’s lyrics:

Before the world began,
You were on his mind.
And every tear you cry,
Is precious in his eyes.
Because of his great love,
He gave His only Son.
Everything was done so you would come.

Come to the Father,
though your gift is small.
Broken hearts, broken lives,
He will take them all.
The power of the word,
the power of His blood.
Everything was done so you would come.

Nothing you can do,
Could make Him love you more.
And nothing that you’ve done,
Could make Him close the door.
Because of His great love,
He gave His only Son.
Everything was done so you would come.

Taken from: http://www.allthelyrics.com/lyrics/australia_hillsongs/before_the_world_began-lyrics-204930.html#ixzz3Bfv47HQT

The power behind the word ALL

This small word “ALL” can be easy enough to be forgotten, yet hold such a wondrous strength within itself in meaning. The word “ALL” changes everything when you put it in its proper place in a sentence.

Romans 11:36

36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. [For all things originate with Him and come from Him; all things live through Him, and all things center in and tend to consummate and to end in Him.] To Him be glory forever! Amen (so be it).

Eph 4:6 (NIV)

one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

1 Pet 5:7 (AMP)

Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you.

1 Cor 10:31 (NIV)

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Do you see it (All)? Don’t us tend to overlook this powerful word?

He knows ALL things, He has ALL powers, He is the Creator of ALL, He is the Ruler of ALL, He is King over ALL, He is OVER ALL, THROUGH ALL and IN ALL!

He knows ALL your weakness, He understands ALL your fear, anxieties, whatever you can mention, He holds ALL answer to your questions, prayers, anything. He loves you with ALL the love you long for….. this can goes on and on  and on (and I think ALL has no limitation, or has it? the limit is…. ALL there is)

and only Him can fulfill ALL your needs! yes He may do that with people, yes He may reach you through your loved ones, yes He might have approached you with His blessings, but the bottomline is HE works THROUGH ALL of it.

I once read a wonderful statement, and I might have missed it unless I took some time to ponder its meaning.

It sounds like this:

“Give God your ALL, and let HIM be your ALL in ALL”

let the very dear one who reads this post, also ponder its meaning in your own life!

Small potatoes vs lavish celebration

Hi guys, its been a while since i ve been updating my blog, coz there are so many things to do. but somehow today I reaaally feel the urge of sharing these encouragement God has been speaking to me through these days.

it comes from 2 Cor 4: 16-18, the Message states that:

16 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 17 These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. 18 There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

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Get Ready! Explosion is COMING!

Get ready! Explosion is coming!

explosion

This time were going to learn from Daniel. Daniel is an example of someone who out of His wholeheartedness in following his God, God of Israel, Living God, he experienced kingdom ExplosionS in his life. ExplosionS means more than one breakthrough. I believe all of us want to get those breakthroughs in our life, no matter what they’re about. Maybe it’s a family matter, or financial matter, or study matter, or else. But the good news is, GOD is ,MORE THAN EVER, ready to give us explosions to explosions, breakthrough to breakthrough. Yet why is that we still encountered a dull life? Stagnant life?

So we need to learn from Daniel, what are the qualities, or the characteristics of someone who is ready to receive kingdom explosion in his/her life? They are:

  1. Know who they are (identity) and brave enough to put God first in every situation they face

Daniel 1:6-8 Daniel is an example of a man who know his identity. He refused (along with Sadrach, Mesach, and Abednego) to eat wine and meat, which are prohibited for Jews. they came from Judah land to Babel as exiles, and then the King Nebucadnezzar assembled young Jewish men who are fit, handsome, and in a good shape to serve him.

Why is Daniel mentioned to be brave? Because he faced a risk of being jailed by refusing what King had ordered, not to mention being more languid than others who agreed to ate what King had told them to eat. But Daniel instead of whimpering, he challenged the head servant to test the four of them, and they came out as :

Say No to the King’s food

At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.

2. The one who care enough about what happen around them and the one that be aware of opportunities

It came out at that time, the king had a dream that troubled him a lot. Yet while he wanted them to be interpreted, he refused to told the interpreter (magicians, astrologers, etc) about what he had dreamed about. And the result was definite, no one could do that. (strange king, isn’t he?) the king got angry and decreed that all “capable” people to be killed (its no use to have them if they cant even do what the king wants), with Daniel and the three musketeers included (Sadrach, Mesach, Abednego). Yet Daniel didn’t give up,

14 When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. 15 He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. 16 At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.

Nebucadnezzar’s Dream

He saw opportunities, not calamities

3. The one who knows he has an EVERKNOWING GOD (omniscient)

There is nothing hidden from God if we just ask Him. (have we done so?)

Daniel didn’t come to other capable persons and discussed it with them (oh yes, he went to three musketeers and asked them to pray, but he didn’t ask them the answer), instead he came directly to God

17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven 20 and said:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;
wisdom and power are his.

I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

Have we ever ask God of what we should be doing? Or we thought that we’re smart enough, our plan is brilliant enough?

4.The one who is consistent about what he believes in, even times get rough

The time came when the “strange” king decreed (again) that every single person in his kingdom must bow down to the statue that he made.

Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.

But our three musketeers refused to do so, and they are being threatened to plunged down to a furnace of fire

“Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up?

But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?

Yet our three musketeers are truly heroes, weren’t they? For they said:16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[c] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

in the end, God saved them, none of them get burned in that furnace, and that what made king bewildered…

No trace of burnt- AT ALL

Can we say that also? Or we say to God

If You bless me

If You give me what I want

If You give me the job that I need

If You

If You…. Then I will praise You, then I will put my life as an offering.

If NOT? well, goodbye, Sayonara…

Do you really want people to know how great is your God? How can you witness it to them when in the face of trials and troubles you just whimper and getting worried all over? Can you be still and know that He is God, no matter things looked like now

5. The one who has the “spirit of excellence”

This is a different spirit, the one that makes people say “wow”

Daniel is one of them, for it has been said

11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners. 12 He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar, was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles and solve difficult problems.

When Daniel came to meet Nebucadnezzar’s son, Belsyazar mocked him, saying: “Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah? 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom. 15 The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it. 16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems. If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck, and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”

A spirit of excellence doesn’t focus on what others say about him, but his principle is:

If this is what God wants me to do, then I don’t care about people mocking me, neither about people praising me. I know that I am here to do what He tell me to do, other than that is not my concern.

“You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else. Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means.

Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin

Practically Daniel said: I just came here because God told me to tell the meaning of those writings, you can keep your gifts (and I also don’t care about your mockery)

6. The one who always seeks God first and foremost whenever he face problems (He who depends on God not on connection with human eg: boss, president, king, etc)

It makes no difference whether Daniel is still an exile or when he had been a third ruler of the country. Daniel, being a trustworthy person to the king, living in the palace, may have a very good relationship with the king? Wouldn’t you agree?

[a]It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom, with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel.

Whenever we receive a promotion, there will always be people who are envious, jealous, and playing dirty tricks to bring us down. But from Daniel we saw, we shouldn’t be worried about these kinds of people when we know we are in the right standing with God.

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Read Daniel 6

13 Then they said to the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, Your Majesty, or to the decree you put in writing. He still prays three times a day.”14 When the king heard this, he was greatly distressed; he was determined to rescue Daniel and made every effort until sundown to save him.

16 So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!”

Usually when we feel that we have a good connection with a nobleman, officers, etc etc, we try to manipulate them, or at least we try to ask their favor to make things works for us, right?

As for Daniel, he gained favor from the king darius, and from above we can see that king darius was really eager to save Daniel, but he’d been cornered by the decree he made. Why didn’t Daniel run first to the king and ask for his favor?  Instead of run to God and “do what he always does” praying 3 times a day

Daniel was praying while other noblemen were peeking him

10 Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Daniel set us an example of someone who are confident being in a right standing with God, he know that he only does what God wants, and no matter the situation has become, God is still in control

As According to Romans 8:28

Something is HAPPENING FOR YOU (its for your good), not HAPPENING TO YOU (like something bad is befall on you)