Thursday, November 26, 2009

13 Key Truths to Maximize Your Talent ~John Maxwell~

1. Belief lifts your talent.
2. Passion energizes your talent.
3. Initiative activates your talent.
4. Focus directs your talent.
5. Preparation positions your talent.
6. Practice sharpens your talent.
7. Perseverance sustains your talent.
8. Courage tests your talent.
9. Teachability expands your talent.
10. Character protects your talent.
11. Relationships influence your talent.
12. Responsibility strengthens your talent.
13. Teamwork multiplies your talent.

Written by: John Maxwell

Friday, November 13, 2009

mi father

This could be the first time i write about my father. 
Usually, i would write about my mum instead...
Coz my mom always inspire me so much...

The way she handles my father
The way she prays for my father (and whole family off course)
The way she raises up her children (total 5 children, and all are good hahaha..including me off course)
The way she loves me
The way she loves my father...

See..even i want to write about my father, i end up writing about my mum.. ^-^ 

Anyway, my father has just been touched with God's love *again* .
He could not pray, how hard he tried.
He could not worship, how hard he tried
He could not stop hurting God and my mum's heart, how hard he tried not to

Till one day, FATHER caught him and won't let him go

He is fast too angry and speak up whatever in his mind
Thus made him always end up in trouble.

Yesterday, he had to meet people for a negotiation. (my brother just "ngunduri" other people's car, but actually not much scratch. But the person however very angry to him that ask him to pay 10 millions rupiah. This man actually didn't see his car, he was outside town)

My father cannot stand to be shouted at. He will surely talk back.

So, before the meeting, he went to a mountain of prayer.
He prayed and seek God's advice.
Before he really left, my mum called him.
And told him to keep SILENCE whatever the person talked to him!
Also, my mom told him to keep PRAYING inside his heart, thus he can stay calm while facing the pressure from others.

Usually, my father won't keep silence. He will keep speak the bad words that made the other person would angry with him more.

But this time,  when the person shouted and angry to him. He, however, managed to keep silence and prayed the prayer my mum taught him, "Lord Jesus please help me, strengthened me, help me". He said that something was keep asking him to keep silence.

later on, his face becomes very red.

And then, the person slowly become calm and asked my father, "do you have hypertension?"
my father said, "yes,  i do"
other person, "do u want to see doctor? do u want me to send u to hospital for a check up?"
my father said."no need.."


anyway, the meeting end up with the person agreed to fix the car to my father's friend.
and it costs him only 800 thousands rupiah.(first time he asked 10 millions rupiah, remember..)

He told everything to my mum. and my mum said, "see, that's how Holy Spirit lead you."

Praise God that he want to obey the Holy Spirit that asked him to keep silence.

Anyway, 1 problem has solved. But i believe that this is only the beginning. He will surely guide my father to solve his other problems.

gbu always pa..
i <3 u much

thanks PAPA... ^-^

Monday, November 09, 2009

Mengejar Hadir-Mu

Dekat padaMu, itu rinduku
Setiap kataku, Kau pun menunggu
Tak kusangka, kutemukan
Satu kasih, yang abadi
Kini ku datang
Dan kubawa hidupku

Memandang wajahMu, mengikuti kebaikanMu
Mengejar hadirMu, di dalam hidupku
Membawa sembahku, menyatakan kebesaranMu
Mengejar hadirMu, di dalam hidupku

Click here to listen the song.

Free translation (CMIIW):
Draw near to You Lord is my longing
You are waiting for each word I prayed
I have never thought that I will found
One Love, an everlasting Love
Now I come and I offer my life

Set my eyes unto Your Face, following Your goodness
Pursuing Your presence in my life.
Bringing my worships to declare Your Majesty
Pursuing Your presence in my life

//song by GMB//

my birthday gift

Dear Lord,

I am really blessed for whatever You have done thru the people around me..
I am grateful for the verse You've given to me via Genjek.

John 14:14
Indonesian: "Jika kamu meminta sesuatu kepada-Ku dalam nama-Ku, Aku akan melakukannya."
Amplified: "[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].

Maybe, for the Amplified version, it would be clearer if we include the previous verses (verse 12 and 13).
"I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son [Exod 3:14]"

And AMEN. You show me that You have granted whatever I have asked, whether its only 5 seconds before or years before. As long as i believe in You, You will give me the power and You Yourself will strengthened me, empowered me to be a blessing , thus Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) my life as well.

I am spechless Lord Jesus.

Thank You for Your blessings and visons for these 29-year journey in my life. And I know You won't stop here. Coz You have said, that You will not leave me as orphans (comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless)  -- John 14:18.

More than that, You said that You Yourself will do for me. Who am I Lord that You give me LOVE abundantly thus I can only fall in my knees. Trembled by Your Love.

Anyway Lord, yesterday i heard lovely song, "Mengejar Hadir-Mu" by GMB (Giving My Best).  The song touched my heart so much. It will be my prayer from today onwards. Catch Your Presence in my life.

I will post the lyric of the song in the next post.

Once again Lord Jesus, thank you for EVERY SINGLE LITTLE THINGs that You have done in my life.
I love You so much Lord...