[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: July 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Allah yang setia

Lirik dan Chord : Allah yang setia
Allah Yang Setia
Jonathan Prawira
Do = C, 4/4

Intro : A F#m D E
C Gm C F
Am G F Em
Dm Bb G

C Am G
Yesus Kau telah memulai
Em F G
S’gala yang baik dalamku
Bb Am
Engkau menjadikanku
F
serupa gambaranMu
C F G
Dan berharga di mataMu
C Em F
S’karangku memujiMu Allah yang setia
G Em Am
Yang tak pernah meninggalkan
Dm G
Perbuatan tanganMu
C Em
S’karangku menyembahMu
F
Allah yang mulia
G Em Am
Sempurnakan s’gnap hidupku
Bb G C
Agar indah bagiMu
C Am G
Yesus Kau Telah memulai
Em F G
Karya yang mulia dalamku
Bb Am
Kau berikan hidupMu
F
s’bagai ganti dosaku
C F G
Karna kasihMu padaku


One day, one day, i play it, on guitar, or a chapman stick :D


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i know i havent been updating recently. not exactly busy, just lazy. even as i wanted to post "remove this torn in the flesh", God reminded me about His grace and how awesome and sufficient it is for me and you.

Last friday, i was assigned to be the prayer leader for TGIF (our version friday prayer xD).. instead of doing the usual "ice breaking" thing-ies... i decided to share about His love and grace for us. not to look "spiritual" but to build up our faith and spiritman before praying for our needs.

Right believing leads to right living.
"Too often we're overwhelmed by the bigness of our problems. Look to Jesus instead. Look at His bigness and greatness. Look at the finished work on the cross."

The verses that i used was:

2 Corinthians 12:9 (Amplified Bible)
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness.


Romans 8:28 (Amplified Bible)
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.


and lastly, i would like to encourage all of you, who are down, and perhaps feel weak and tired of getting in and out of our problems... One suggestion: look to Jesus, look at the finished work on the cross. He died for a reason, He paid the price that we couldn't pay. Simply because He love us, He came and took away all our pain, shame, weakness, and all the "bad" things you can imagine.

Psalm 121
A song of ascents.  
I lift up my eyes to the hills—       
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;

indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.  
The LORD watches over you—       
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm—   
he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.


Hmm... ladder up eh? it's time for me to move up huh?
p/s: ladder up is the theme for the christian fellowship of MMU this year..

Till i blog again

Monday, July 6, 2009

Future

Life, often represented by a horizontal line, marked with the beginning and the end.

So where?


where could i be in this continuous, horizontal line? yesterday during the second praise celebration in church, i was reassured of a better future, a future that is seemingly different from most people. God reassured me that the future that is laid before me isn't just purely of His ideas and ideals, instead, He involved me into the planning of my future. A destiny of my own, a destiny that is parallel to His will and mine.

why was i reassured? sometimes, i just feel worn out traveling back and forth from Cyberjaya and Wangsa Maju, week in week out. There wasn't a clear line between the two. i was trying to define the line of commitment between the two. often i find myself struggling to fit in, and get settled. i tend to try to please everyone in 'both worlds', and yes, it means tons of commitmment and work.

The road less taken


The road less taken, often filled with mysteries and tales unknown. simply because it's less taken. as logical as it sounds to just get settled and fixed in one location, i was reassured that what i was doing was right. through the thick and thin that is coming my way, i trust in no other but only The One who's grace is sufficient for me.

(reminder for myself: read up the life of Joshua)

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Life has been awesome, though i am sick now. i'm not backing down satan, my God has came to set me free. my midterm exam just now was ok i guess.... i'll just hope for the best :)

im now in need of rest, lots of rest. im blogging cuz i just had my lunch, it would be inappropriate to sleep right after my lunch i presume. couldn't rest well last night... had to frequent the loo every now and then to ease myself and the mosquito(s) never seemed to be understanding... don't they know when and when not to disturb a person, whatmore someone who was sick... haha

anyways, freshies flooding the campus again. it's real nice to see so many new faces in CF, i believe for more. my aim is to be a good role model and example to them, so that they would shine for Christ too :D i'm believing to see God move mightily in MMU, to have healings and miracles are a norm. For my God is not dead, He's a living God!

to end this post, i'd like to ask if the numbers: 010 313 mean anything to anyone? it appeared in my dream... and i seldom have dreams...haha.. i don't know where this clue would lead me to, but why not give it a try right? haha ... till then



EDIT: Testimony!


Pr. David was just recently sharing about God's Abundant Providence during the bible seminar on last Friday and Saturday. I attended the one on Saturday, and so, i gave it a shot.

On Sunday, i gave only RM4 for my offering, cuz i didn't have smaller change, but i believed for a multiplication! And truly enough, before the end of Sunday itself, i recieved RM50 in return! Praise God. Even though the amount isn't that big, but an increase is certainly there! It's more than 10 times of increase! What other investment can you name which is better than the one God provides? ;)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Something got me thinking....

I attended the interfaith talk last night... i for one, am not really in support for such thing, cuz me being me, i believe that actions speaks louder than words...

however, despite saying so, my eyes was opened when i saw the amount of hunger these people had in them.... they were searching for the truth. i was in awe, never knowing that such people actually exist in Cyberjaya, my second home.

People of different faith were raising up questions, mostly towards Christianity, trying to find and discover truths about the One who came down from heaven, just because He loved us so much. For He so loved us.

Another thing that got me thinking (and upset) was the fact that some other faiths requires their believers to depend on their own strength to fulfill the laws and rules which were set for them... it's something i understand much, cuz i was in that state before trying to do everything right, with my own strength.

BUT what makes the difference now is that when Jesus, came down to rebuild and reconnect us back to God, He came with Love, and everything He did was based on grace and mercy which we would never understand fully. Because none of which He went through was purely based on love, and not by our-human-strength-obedience.

Nowadays whenever i sing songs with words like "How beautiful, how wonderful.." our God is... it's totally at a different level as when compared to the first time i sang those songs... looking back at my life, i can't thank Him enough for the grace that He had poured down in my life... and to be brutally honest, His grace is still overflowing, just as His forgiveness for our sin.. it had been totally washed and forgiven... just like a waterfall, flowing and flowing, constantly washing over our lives.

i would end this post with the following picture (and a video clip) to my friends, who understand this :)





Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face
Just don't turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching as if I'm not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

And I'll be by your side
Wherever you fall
In the dead of night
Whenever you call
And please don't fight
These hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands and my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world's sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

(Chorus 2x)

Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, I love you
I'll never let you go

(Chorus 2x)

Till i blog again