Kamis, 29 Januari 2015

Do Not Lose Focus

Do Not Lose Focus

My child, do not let the enemy steal your hope and your dreams, but hang on to the promises that I have given you. Hang on to the future that I have planned. Do not be led astray, but keep your eyes focused on the goal ahead and do not deter. 
The enemy will try and get you to doubt, he will try and make you not believe in Me. He will try to come and discourage you and to get you to give up. When he does, do not give in, but instead stand on my Word. Look the enemy in the eye and confess the word. Take your stand and do not allow for the enemy to steal your hope. 
You have heard Me and you know my voice. You know what I can do for you and that I can move mountains to bring you to your promised land. When the enemy comes then, do not give in to the lies, but take out the sword and silence his voice. 
Then as you keep your eyes on Me, you will see my promises come into view. You will be amazed at how much progress you have made and what a journey you have travelled. You will not only see my promises in your life, but you will walk in them, you will eat them and you will experience them daily. Amen. 

Rabu, 28 Januari 2015

As Vast as the Sky

As Vast as the Sky

My child, if you look at the sky, you will see how vast it is and that there is no limit to it. Just as vast and open as the sky is, so are the possibilities within this life. In yourself you can only do so much and produce so much, but you forget that you are not alone in this world. You have Me living inside of you and walking alongside you daily. You have unlimited power and knowledge and wisdom right at your fingertips. 
Do not forget how wonderful I am and that I withhold nothing good from you. When you ask and when you seek, all that is Mine is yours, my child. There is nothing too great and no problem too big that I cannot solve. 
In Me, you can do all things. You can overcome every enemy that stands in your way. In Me, all things are possible. So do not look at what you cannot do for yourself, but look at how mighty and strong that I am. When you set your face on Me, you will see that indeed, the possibilities are endless.

Minggu, 25 Januari 2015

An Unfamiliar Path






An Unfamiliar Path

For indeed, I am leading you a new way that you have not gone before. You cannot walk this new road and lean on your own understanding, for you have no experience to glean from and there is nothing familiar on this road, for you to compare to.

I am teaching you a new thing and adding onto you new abilities and skills that you did not have before.

So do not get frustrated on this unfamiliar path, but instead embrace it and learn from Me. As you come to me for wisdom, I will give it to you. I will show you the way and you will learn great things that you did not know. Let go of what worked before then, child and learn from Me. I have great wisdom that you have not tapped into. I desire to give you knowledge and understanding on this new path. By the end of this journey, you will come out with greater understanding and wisdom than you have ever had before. Amen.

A New Walk






A New Walk

Just as a man has specific shoes for specific reasons, so you too have different spiritual shoes for different spiritual purposes. You would not wear sandals in the dead of winter, neither would you wear boots in the summer.

In the same way, the seasons have changed in your life and so too will the way you walk with me… how you hear from me, how you relate to me and what burns in your heart will indeed start to change, just as the seasons in your life change.

So when you begin to feel the fire within begin to churn and that the way you have walked with me until now, is no longer good enough, know that I am starting a new work in you. Embrace the change and follow the fire that burns in your heart, says the Lord. Amen.

Dwell in My Shelter






Dwell in My Shelter

My protection is like an umbrella my child. As long as you dwell in my shelter nothing will cause you any harm. As soon as you try though to do the things in your own strength and you try to run ahead of me, you will be overwhelmed by the amount of water that will gush down on you.

You will grow weary from the torrid sun. It will pull at your strengths, and make you want to give up to the point where you wonder if you are really walking on the path that I have laid before you.

You are on the right path my child. You simply left the comfort of my wings. You left my shadow and ran ahead of me. Come back to me my child and rest under my wings. For I have not given you my shelter to withhold things from you. No, I have given you my shelter so that you can walk this road in peace.

You will walk this road anyway, but you decide how many difficulties you want to face. You can have it the hard way or the easy way. Dwell in my shelter and you will rest in my shadow and experience my peace and protection.

Sabtu, 24 Januari 2015

I am Infinite






I am Infinite

My child look up and see the skies clear above you. Do not look down at your feet where the shadows are, but rather to the skies where it is clear and you can see for miles. For I have not blocked your view – instead you have just been looking in the wrong direction.

So look up and see that my favor is upon you and that my hand has indeed opened the way as I have promised. Look up and see the infinite potential that lies before you! For when you look to your feet and the things that you are capable of doing, you will only see limitation. When you inspect your own strength and wisdom, you will feel a sense of lack and impossibility. However when you look up to me, you will see that I am infinite!

There is no limitations with me and everything is surely possible. If you can have faith in me, you will see that I can pick you up and plant you where I will. I can take you by the hand and show you wonderful things.

So do not look at what you have or at what you can do today. Do not look at where your own feet can take you, but rather look at the infinite possibility that I hold in my hands. For as you take hold of my promises and put your trust in me, I will lift your feet from the ground and cause you to soar in the skies. Then you will see and understand that there are many things that are impossible with man, but with me, everything is possible says the Lord. Amen.

Rabu, 21 Januari 2015

KESOMBONGAN MENGHANCURKAN PERSAHABATANKU

 
KESOMBONGAN MENGHANCURKAN PERSAHABATANKU

Pada saat saya masih kuliah, saya merasa bahwa saya merasa mampu melakukan segala sesuatu dengan kemampuan saya sendiri. Saya semakin senang dan besar kepala ketika teman-teman saya mengakui bahwa saya memang mampu melakukan tugas-tugas dengan benar. Saya menjadi sombong dan meremehkan setiap tugas yang saya dapat karena nilai-nilai saya bagus dan nyaris sempurna. Namun, saya tidak menyadari kalau semua itu berkat dari Tuhan, dan keberhasilan saya hanya karena pertolongan Tuhan.

Hingga pada suatu saat, tepatnya pada semester akhir kuliah saya, saya menghadapi masalah dalam mengerjakan tugas akhir sebagai syarat kelulusan kuliah. Saya sakit selama beberapa hari hingga tidak bisa masuk kuliah. Saya sangat sedih karena selama saya sakit tidak ada seorang teman pun yang datang menjenguk atau memberi informasi terkait dengan mata kuliah maupun keadaan kelas di kampus. Saya sadar bahwa saya sudah ketinggalan banyak materi pelajaran, dan hal ini akan berpengaruh pada kelulusan saya. Setelah saya sembuh, saya segera bertanya kepada teman saya, tetapi mereka tidak memberikan jawaban yang jelas dan seolah tidak memedulikan pertanyaan saya. Dengan kejadian ini, saya diingatkan Tuhan akan kesalahan saya. Selama ini saya tidak menyadari bahwa kemampuan saya itu adalah pemberian Tuhan Yesus; tanpa pertolongan-Nya saya tidak mampu mengerjakan apa pun dengan kekuatan saya sendiri.

Saya mulai sadar apa yang telah saya perbuat, saya terlalu membanggakan diri sendiri, saya begitu sombong dengan kepintaran saya dalam melakukan segala hal, dan cenderung tidak mau kalah dalam berdebat dengan siapa pun. Saya bersyukur Tuhan mengingatkan saya akan kesombongan saya ini. Namun demikian, saya merasa bahwa penyesalan saya ini sudah terlambat karena teman-teman saya tidak ada yang mau memedulikan saya dan menolong saya dengan memberikan penjelasan kepada saya tentang tugas kuliah yang harus saya kerjakan.

Dalam keadaan seperti ini, saya pun segera pulang dan berdoa kepada Tuhan Yesus dengan sungguh-sungguh, merendahkan hati, dan meminta pengampunan kepada-Nya karena saya terlalu membanggakan diri sendiri dan sombong. Dan saat itu pula, hati saya digerakkan Tuhan untuk meminta maaf kepada teman-teman saya karena kelakuan saya, kesombongan saya, dan segala kesalahan saya.

Keesokan harinya, saya meminta maaf kepada teman-teman saya, tetapi mereka hanya diam saja. Saya merasa tidak dianggap dan tidak enak hati. Dan, ketika saya mau pergi, ada seorang yang menanggapi permintaan maaf saya dan menjelaskan kepada teman-teman saya bahwa kita harus mengampuni orang yang bersalah kepada kita, sama seperti Tuhan mengampuni kesalahan kita. Lalu, ia tersenyum dan mengatakan bahwa dia memaafkan saya. Tidak lama kemudian, teman-teman saya memaafkan saya. Saya sangat bersyukur kepada Tuhan Yesus karena melalui sakit yang saya dapat, Dia menyadarkan saya bahwa Dia mengasihi saya dan menghendaki saya untuk rendah hati di hadapan orang, dan terlebih lagi di hadapan-Nya.

Sumber Kesaksian: Yans


POKOK DOA

1. Mari kita berdoa untuk Yans supaya terus beroleh kerendahan hati dalam menjalin persahabatan.

2. Mari kita berdoa kepada Tuhan untuk pergumulan Yans dan kerinduannya untuk hidup rendah hati dan tidak dikuasai dengan kesombongan.

3. Mari kita juga berdoa untuk sahabat-sahabat kita. Kita doakan dan sebut nama mereka dalam Kristus dan biarkan Tuhan semakin mempererat tali persahabatan yang kita jalin.


"Siapa menutupi pelanggaran, mengejar kasih, tetapi siapa membangkit-bangkitkan perkara, menceraikan sahabat yang karib." (Amsal 17:9)