Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Steady my heart

I love that song, here is the chorus :

Even when it hurts
Even when it's hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart

Psalm 73:26 "My heart and my flesh may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever"

Saturday, 21 January 2012

When Silence is The Answer

I looked up to the sky searching for an answer
It might be hidden in the cloud, 
or hanging up high with the stars
but silence was all I could find
Then I went down to the deepest sea
to a place long forgotten and abandoned
It might be hidden in between treasures
but there was only silence
Then I flew to the horizon
thinking that the answer might be hidden 
in a place where heaven and earth collide
but there was only silence
Then I stopped, paused, selah...
When silence is the answer, will I still trust Him?
But silence........is not the end!

Friday, 13 January 2012

Ocha and The "Burning Bush"

Bulan lalu gue baca artikel yg bagus dari blognya Christine Caine. Ini tentang masa penantian yg panjang, tentang Musa yg ketemu 'burning bush'. So, buat kamu-kamu yang juga sedang dalam masa penantian, baca deh artikelnya HERE. Artikel-artikel lain di blognya Christine Caine yang lain jg bagus-bagus koq, singkat, padat, dan powerful. Gue suka ama bible teaching dia, and it was a privilege having heard her teaching LIVE =D. 

Gue cuma mau modify artikel di atas dan gue sesuaikan ama kondisi gue skrg. And let the curhat begin..., hihihi. Tp lbh seru kalo baca artikel aslinya dulu di link di atas. Ternyata ya nasib gue gak jauh-jauh lah sama nasibnya Musa, hehe. Bedanya kalo dia menggembalakan Shaun the sheep, eh domba-domba father-in-law-nya, gue 'menggembalakan' ayam dan anjing gue :p.

Ocha was in her father’s house in a small town for more than 9 months, taking care of the backyard, chickens, and  Mopi & Tesi, the dogs of her father.
It was in this rainy, green, humid, back of nowhere, and quiet place that God turned up to launch Ocha as the leader of one greatest emancipation programs ever. (Amen)
The BURNING BUSH was right there in the green and humid place

(Don't) Follow Your Heart

We are all quite familiar with the saying "just follow your heart". Probably we even give that kind of advice too when a friend asks our opinion in deciding something. But little did we know that our hearts can be deceptive. 
I will associate 'heart' here with 'feeling' or 'emotion', because it is closely related,
and of course I'm not talking about a muscular organ that circulate blood through cardiac cycle. 
Feeling is a conscious subjective experience of emotion (Wikipedia) or an emotional state of reaction, the overall quality of one's awareness, and the capacity to respond emotionally, especially with the higher emotions (Webster). Feeling is temporary, has its ups and downs. And it is very dangerous to decide something based solely on what we feel in our hearts, because it is unstable and sometimes unreliable.

I'm not talking about deciding what pizza should you choose, meat-lovers or vegetarians; which dress should you wear to the party; or which smart phone to buy. But, what about deciding something crucial in your life, such as marrying someone, choosing a major in a university, choosing a job, participating in a certain ministry, restoring a broken relationship, choosing what's best for your kid's education, moving to another town, adopting a baby, etc. which has the long lasting impact or probably even eternal?

Thursday, 5 January 2012

A sketch from the heart

Something that burns deep inside my heart

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
defend the rights of the poor and needy" (Proverb 31:8-9)

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives,
and release from darkness for the prisoners" (Isaiah 61:1) 

I believe this is what I was made for 

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

What will you choose?

This year has 366 days, and 3 have passed
what are you going to do with the rest of them?
it is not too late to make a new goal
it is not too late to set a new standard
it is not too late to start dreaming
and put an effort to make it come true
Where would you want to end up by the end of this year?
I'm sure it will be determined by the choices you make day by day
choose to be a thanks-giver, not a complainer
choose to forgive, and not to be bitter
choose to be diligent, and not idle
choose to be patient, and not hasty
choose to be optimist, and not pesimist
choose to be expectant, and do not despair
choose to trust God, and do not fear

choose life, and not death
choose blessing, and not curse
choose to love
choose to be kind
choose to be content
choose to be faithful
choose the narrow road

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. -Jesus Christ- (Matthew 7:13-14, NIV)

Two roads diverged in a wood,
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference -Robert Frost-

Forever Reign

Hillsong Live (Album: Beautiful Exchange)

You are good You are good, when there's nothing good in me
You are love You are love, on display for all to see
You are light You are light, when the darkness closes in
You are hope You are hope, You have covered all my sin

You are peace You are peace, when my fear is crippling
You are true You are true, even in my wandering
You are joy You are joy, You're the reason that I sing
You are life You are life, in You death has lost its sting

And oh I'm running to Your arms, I'm running to Your arms
the riches of Your love will always be enough
nothing compares to Your embrace
light of the world forever reign

You are more You are more than my words could ever say
You are Lord You are Lord, all creation will proclaim
You are here You are here, in Your presence I am made whole
You are God You are God, of all else I'm letting go


My heart will sing no other name


See the video here

Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012

To all sweet bloggers in the world
I would like to say ...............

May this year be a year of breakthrough for all of you
Remember that God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above, and beyond what we could ask for or imagine. Let's make this year count.
God bless you all