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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Small Gesture Big Impact

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Sometimes even a slightest smile, a helpful hand and a good ear brings big impact to others lives. You don't necessarily need to have the ability to do great things, ability to speak and thousand get saved, ability to perform miracles or anything.

Trusts me in this, you are the great thing God created, testimonial for thousand to see, and a miracle itself.

Therefore, live your life well. Make a big impact to your society, through every small gestures you make. You will never know how much that would mean to somebody in need.

Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. - Proverbs 11 : 24

This verse is somehow reversed from what we were taught. Don't give! Don't give! Don't give! But the Bible says give freely! Now that's just how wonderful God's promises are. Give and receive!

But it isn't only limited to just monetary giving, it goes all the way to how you treat others. How willing you are in helping others. When someone need help moving stuffs, are you the "lend a hand" or "I don't care" type of person?

Okay, let's start from the easiest, A SMILE. A smile to someone might change their entire day. Imagine someone is feeling down and rugged, but when he / she saw you smiling to them, imagine the impact you could have, they will go through the day with a bit of encouragement. Better than none, and that's a person powerful smile. Imagine a bunch!

Open up a door for someone, lift somebody luggage for them. These are the small gestures I'm talking about. You could have save someone who have a terrible back pain, well you never know.

When people start sharing to you, most of the time, they don't need solution. They just need a listening ear. So, listen!

So now, are you ready to make a big impact with your small gesture?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Going Through Life in 2 Minutes

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If an egg is broken by outside forces, then the life inside the egg will ends.
But... If an egg is broken by forces from within, then new life was born.
Great things always start from the inside.

God never promises that the sky will always be blue, flowers will always bloom or sun will always shines.
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But know that He always gives a rainbow in every storm, a smile on every tear, a blessing in each trial and the answer in every prayer.

Don't ever give up friend, continue to strive.
"Life is so beautiful."
Life is not a destination but a journey, therefore enjoy it.

Life is a challenge, face it.
Life is grace, receive it.
Life is a match, win it.
Life is a task, finish it.
Life is a goal, attain it.
Life is a mystery, uncover it.
Life is an opportunity, take it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is beautiful, be grateful.
Life is a puzzle, solve it.

1 thing that makes us happy is LOVE
1 thing that makes us mature is PROBLEM
1 thing that makes us broken is HOPELESSNESS
1 thing that moves us forward is EFFORT
1 thing that makes us stronger is PRAYER

By: Anonymous

Thursday, August 18, 2011

God's Way or No Way

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"My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts," says the Lord. "And My way are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts. - Isaiah 55 : 8 -9

A lot of times in our lives, I believe we would all feel that we are going the right way, doing the right things and everything that we did are what God wanted us to do. But when things go wrong, we blamed God that He isn't doing His job.

Stop for a moment, and rewind our lives. Are we really going the right way that God wants us to? Or is it just what I wants in life?

At this point, I believe we all thinking the same thing: "How am I supposed to know if it's God's way or my way?"

It's simple, my question for you is: "Can you take some hardship?" When we are doing exactly what /  how we want, things will normally run smoothly. Or it seems so. Until the end, you found out that this is not good at all. But when we go with how God wants, almost every time, you need to take some falls. At the end, you will find that it is all worth it.

Of course God wants us to succeed in life. That's why He gave us problems to face, so that we could learn and grow stronger. The key to this success is trust. It always come to a point where we are faced with a situation, trust God or trust myself?

Once you walk the way God prepared, I urge you to have faith. I myself also learning how to trust God more. It's not as easy as it seems. But aren't we made able by God? Therefore we can do it, have faith.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Freedom & Citizenship

2 more days to Indonesia's Independence Day. This reminds me of how our ancestors struggle to win their FREEDOM. Yes, freedom from COLONIALISM. So that now I could claimed myself to be the Citizen of Indonesia. Now, this also reminds me about our citizenship in heaven.

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for Him to return as our Savior. - Philippians 3 : 20

This world, or even in our hearts, aren't we always fighting the battle against the colonialism? Against all our evil desires, what we idolize?

Paul said that we are the citizen of heaven, which means we have the right to be there. When we left this world of course. But then again, we gotta win our places.

Only a few countries in this world that gain their independence without struggle. Because there was no foreign power of whatsoever.

But how can we live in this world with no foreign power getting inside our mind. First of all, our hearts are wicked by nature:
The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? - Jeremiah 17 : 9
And secondly, the devil will always find a way to tempt us. Since Jesus was even tempted, all the more us considering how our heart is.

Don't worry though. Because by God's grace we are given freedom, and that's when God sacrifices His Son upon that Cross.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins. - Ephesians 1 : 7

But our struggles are not ended yet, we have to keep fighting until Jesus came the second time like what has told us.
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve on another in live. - Galatians 5 : 13

~ You are free, and expected to be responsible with it. ~

Thursday, August 11, 2011

What The World Tells Us

How often is it that you are told how good you are and what a great job you have done?
How often is it that you are told that you can't do it, you're useless?

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Considering the two questions above, I believe you already figured out what the world always tell us. Yes, Negativity.

The world that we live in, this society tends to bring us down a lot more than to help us grow. Even if it's a close friend, how often is it will he / she tells you something positive, compared to all those negative stuffs told? It always get back to us, whether we take it silently or we rebuke it with positive stuffs.

The world will always set a high expectation on us. Yet some people in our lives, will at some point in time trying to bring us down, speak those negative words to us.

We on the other hand, supposed to give our best in everything we do, strive to be the best. Yet we cannot do it, because we are so bound by words from others.

Where do we find Encouragement? The Bible, The Word of God. We can always find the solutions there.

Next time when somebody tells you that you can't do it, remember God said that "Nothing is impossible." Just as easy as that. But first, we gotta know more about The Word of God. Start to read your Bible, meditate on it and pray more.
1. Stop putting your Bible on the shelf and take it out only on Sunday
2. Don't just try to remember what The Bible says only when you are troubled
3. Don't stop praying, especially when times are good

From now on, lives a life that's worthy to be told, leave a legacy start from now. If you don't challenge your mindset, you will never be who or what you want to be.

It is in our lives, and not from our words, that our religion must be judged. - Thomas Jefferson

Monday, August 8, 2011

Small Life For Big Purpose

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"I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart ..." - Jeremiah 1 : 5

God not only knew Jeremiah, He knew everyone of us before we were born, even before we were formed in the womb. Now that's a big statement for all of us.

Believe me my dear friend, God always have a special plan laid out just for you. And there's no such thing such as you being an accident. Whichever family you are in, wherever you are right now, whoever your siblings and friends are; they are part of God's plan, a purpose for your life. You just need to find that purpose and follows it.

Our differences make us special, and our similarities make us stronger. When you look at the people around you, you will see a lot of differences rather than similarities. But, remember that they are special just like how you are special in God's eye. No one in this world would ever wanted to be treated badly. Well, and if you don't want, perhaps you should start treating people better. The world works in a "I treat you how you treat me" way. Christians, be different! Be nice to people who are nice to you, be nicer to those who don't.

By then, hopefully we will realize our purpose in life. It's a tricky set of questions that always pop up for most people:
What is my purpose? Why am I here? Who am I?
Now, stop for a moment. Delete all those questions from your mind and ask yourself a brand new question:
What is God's purpose in my life?

Rethink and reshape our mindset. Mold our character. Keep our integrity. Then you will find the purpose in life.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Praise, The Language of Faith

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Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord! Praise the Lord! - Psalm 150 : 6

Praising God when we are blessed is easy. How about when we are down in life?

Well, life isn't a smooth road. It's more like a roller coaster ride. Up and down, small and big curves. When the cart goes down from the very top, that will be the scariest / most thrilling moment of all.

But we were never worried, because we believe that it will went back up again. It continues until it reaches the stopping point.

This is a good way to describe life, there will be ups and downs. But when you goes down, don't worry too much because you are going up.

I heard this quite a few times, "When you are down to nothing, God is up to something." Now this is something to be happy about. So next time, whenever you are being brought down in life, just remember that God has a plan for you. Then you'll realize that you are still able to praise God during the tough time.

Praise is probably the best way to show that you have faith in God's power and mercy. When you're praising God, you have to give your 100%. And the only way to do it is to focus solely on God, surrendering all your problems to Him.

The key is also to have patient. Have Patient, Have Faith, Keep Praising.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Miracle in Chinese is called 神蹟 which literally means "Trace of God" / "Footprint of God". 神 = God, 蹟 = Trace.

Now that I think about it, there are bound to be miracles in our lives if we believe. And those miracles are not only signs that we are being blessed. They are also meant for us to trace back everything to God.

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Look at a sandy beach. When there are visitors, there are bound to be footprints almost everywhere. Even if there is just this one person walked around there.

Now, when God walked in your life, God's footprints would be everywhere. And believe me, when God does that, there must be miracles happening in your life.

At the very end, it is up to us; whether we are tracing it back and be thankful or we just look at it and turned around the next moment forgetting it was there.

This is a very common mistake everyone would have made. When we are in need of God, we pray and pray. Even went on fasting. The moment God blesses us, we turned away and continue with our lives as if nothing happened, and stop praying. That's definitely NOT how things supposed to work.

 A reminder, never take God as a 'wishing well'. "Hey, let me just toss a coin in and make a wish, it will comes true." Well, there is no such thing. Whenever you're blessed or you experienced miracle in your life, be thankful. Learn to be grateful, for it truly comes from the Mighty One.

~ Always trace back to the Giver, not the gifts ~