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Let It Be Your Way
Mei 11, 2015, 1:56 am
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The Wise = Listen To Advice
Mei 10, 2015, 3:16 am
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A Tale of Two Fathers
Mei 7, 2015, 2:41 am
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By Kyle Idleman

Many people view God as an Unreasonable Father with a long list of rules that seem designed to take all the fun out of life. I’ve heard God described as “The Great Cosmit Killjoy” whose boundaries are a fence that imprisons rather than a guardrail that protects.

Some people see God as an Unmerciful Father, angry and borderline abusive and happily distributing punishment. He’s always watching and waiting for you to slip up, and when He catches you, it won’t matter how sorry you are—there will be hell to pay.

Unfortunately, religion uses guilt and shame to reinforce rules and present God as an Unpleasable Father. That’s one of the reasons Jesus wasn’t a fan of religion. Maybe you grew up feeling as though your best was never good enough for God. You brought home a B on your report card, but it should have been an A. Maybe you grew up in a church that perpetuated these beliefs.

Some people see God as an Uncaring Father who wasn’t there for them when they needed Him most. Their relationship with God can be summed up like this: “If He doesn’t care about me, then I don’t care about Him.”

Maybe you’ve adopted this view of God because your earthly father was distant or absent.

However, in truth God is a heavenly Father who is reasonable, pleasable, merciful, and caring. His love extends beyond the boundaries of our comprehension. His efforts to reach and heal and know us broke the cosmic law of life and death and changed the reality of the very universe for all eternity past, present, and future.

Our perceptions from life on this earth can get in the way or cloud our vision. But refocusing on our heavenly Father realigns our perspective. God’s Word reminds us that He takes delight in us (Ps. 149:4), rejoices over us (Zeph. 3:17), hears and heals us (Ps. 30:2), and loves us lavishly as His children (1 John 3:1).

Even if we’ve turned our backs and walked away from God, He is a loving, merciful, gracious, and caring Father. Who wants to do more than just help us—He wants to save us. And His perfect love is more than able to do so.




Waktu Untuk Berpuasa
Mei 7, 2015, 2:06 am
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Diambil dari “Authentic Fasting” (Cara Berpuasa Yang Autentik) ditulis oleh James MacDonald dan Walk In The Word Ministries (www.walkintheword.com)

Kapankah waktu yang tepat untuk kita berpuasa? Bukalah kitab Yesaya pasal 58 dan lihatlah jawabannya dalam setiap ayatnya.

1. Ketika terjebak dalam sebuah pola dosa. “Bukan! Berpuasa yang Kukehendaki, ialah supaya engkau membuka belenggu-belenggu kelaliman . . .” / “Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness . . .” Saya harus berpuasa ketika saya merasa tidak mampu keluar dari pola berbuat dosa. (Yesaya 58:6).

2. Ketika berbeban berat. “dan melepaskan tali-tali kuk, supaya engkau memerdekakan orang yang teraniaya dan mematahkan setiap kuk” / When there is a heavy burden. “To undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke” (Yesaya 58:6).

3. Ketika musuh menindas. “. . . supaya engkau memerdekakan orang yang teraniaya” / “ . . . to let the oppressed go free” (Yesaya 58:6).

4. Ketika kita ingin berbagi dengan orang lain. “Supaya engkau memecah-mecah rotimu bagi orang yang lapar dan membawa ke rumahmu orang miskin yang tak punya rumah” / “Is the fast not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into your house?” (Yesaya 58:7).

5. Ketika kita membutuhkan penguatan. “Pada waktu itulah terangmu akan merekah seperti fajar dan lukamu akan pulih dengan segera; kebenaran menjadi barisan depanmu . . .” / “Then shall your light break forth like the dawn. Your healing shall spring forth speedily and righteousness shall go before you. . . ” (Yesaya 58:8).

6. Ketika membutuhkan jawaban atas doa. “Pada waktu itulah engkau akan memanggil dan Tuhan akan menjawab, engkau akan berteriak minta tolong dan Ia akan berkata: Ini Aku!” / “Then you should call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry . . . and He will say: Here I am . . .” (Yesaya 58:9).

7. Ketika kita perlu introspeksi diri sendiri. “Apabila engkau tidak lagi mengenakan kuk kepada sesamamu dan tidak lagi menunjuk-nunjuk orang dengan jari dan memfitnah . . .” / “If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing finger and the spreading wickedness . . .” (Yesaya 58:9).

8. Ketika kita membutuhkan pengarahan. “Tuhan akan menuntun engkau senantiasa . . .” / “And the LORD will guide you continually. . .” (Yesaya 58:11).

9. Ketika kita membutuhkan restorasi spiritual. “. . . dan akan membaharui kekuatanmu; engkau akan seperti taman yang diairi dengan baik dan seperti mata air yang tidak pernah mengecewakan.” / “. . . And He will make your bones strong. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring of water whose waters do not fail” (Yesaya 58:11).

10. Ketika kita membutuhkan kebangkitan. “Engaku akan membangun reruntuhan yang sudah berabad-abad, dan akan memperbaiki dasar yang diletakkan oleh banyak keturunan . . .” / “And your ancient ruins will be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations . . .” (Yesaya 58:12). 



When To Fast
Mei 6, 2015, 1:31 am
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Taken from Authentic Fasting from James MacDonald and Walk In The Word Ministries (www.walkintheword.com)

When should we fast? Turn to Isaiah 58 and look at it verse-by-verse for the answers.

1. When caught in a sinful pattern. “Is this not the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness . . .” When I can’t seem to break out of a sinful pattern, I should fast (Isaiah 58:6).

2. When there is a heavy burden. “To undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, to break every yoke” (Isaiah 58:6).

3. When oppressed by the enemy. “ . . . to let the oppressed go free” (Isaiah 58:6).

4. When we want to give to someone else. “Is the fast not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless into your house?” (Isaiah 58:7).

5. When we need to be encouraged. “Then shall your light break forth like the dawn. Your healing shall spring forth speedily and righteousness shall go before you. . . ” (Isaiah 58:8).

6. When an answer to prayer is needed. “Then you should call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry . . . and He will say: Here I am . . .” (Isaiah 58:9).

7. When we need to examine ourselves. “If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing finger and the spreading wickedness . . .” (Isaiah 58:9).

8. When we need direction. “And the LORD will guide you continually. . .” (Isaiah 58:11).

9. When we need spiritual restoration. “. . . And He will make your bones strong. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring of water whose waters do not fail” (Isaiah 58:11).

10. When we need revival. “And your ancient ruins will be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations . . .” (Isaiah 58:12). 




Open My Eyes Lord
Mei 5, 2015, 12:56 am
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Stop Doubting And Believe 
Mei 4, 2015, 12:05 am
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