Category Archives: REFLECTION ON GOD’S WORDS OF LOVE

RECOGNIZE ANGER INSIDE US

There are many things in human heart. One of them is anger who can bring experience of intense, destructive and unhealthy emotions. We have to be able to handle it properly if we don’t want it cause drastic life changing consequences in our life. Unresolved anger can destroy something.

Anger is a feeling that makes people want to quarrel or fight. Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance, or disappointment. Anger is a normal response or feeling for human. But you have to recognize what anger is and in what level of anger we in.

Anger response level including:
1. assertive : we can express our anger without hurting someone’s feeling, or underestimate or killing someone’s self esteem. person can express their feeling or anger spontaneously, clearly, and openly without hurting someone’s feeling.
2. Frustration : anger response manifested in disappointment, defeat, stuck, failure to get what he want or need. the response that occurs due to failure to achieve goals because of unrealistic or obstacles in the process of achieving goals.
3. Passive are individuals unable to express his feelings. He keep anger inside. emotional state where individual try to pressed on his anger, escaping mentally, and try to delete the facts of their failures. it can be shown as apathy, ignorance, and stop caring.
4. Aggressive behavior that accompanies the anger and the urge to act in a destructive and is still controlled. aggressive person usually wont respect someone else rights. A demanding behave with threat words without intention to hurting. individual show hostility but he still able to control his behave.
5. Violence is uncontrolled behave signed by touch or hurt himself or others fearfully, Threat with action hurting or abuse himself or others from small until seriously injury.it is a strong feeling of anger and hostility with loose self-control. this is very destructive stage. individual can committed suicide or do criminal things (injuring or killing people).

I am sure everybody want to be at peace and content in their life. and some people dealing with anger management everyday. we have to recognize what anger is and in what stage we are right now. we have to open our mind and brave to be honest with ourselves.
There are many times if we wanna be honest to ourselves we realize how anger can bring troubles to our health, relationship, life, career, job etc. we have to be able to manage our anger with emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. and it is believed that EI play important role in someone’s successful.

Never to do anything in anger. Never make decision when your head boiled and ready to explode because anger. Take your time. cooling down and take a break. you suppose to make a decision after you calm down so you can use all your knowledge, wisdom and logic in your decision. Actually, it takes only a second to contemplate and light the lamp that will bring us to where peace is dwelling.
we have to develop how to manage anger in assertive way. develop how to communicate and express our feeling without yelling or in low tones, clearly, and to the point. And recognize how effective it can be. we will free from exhausted drama or conflict and of course it is very healthy to our mind, body and soul.

Additional verses about anger from the Bible:
Ephesian 4: 26,27,29, 31,32. Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun set on your anger, and do not leave room for the devil. No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

James 1: 19-20. Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.

Proverbs 19:11. It is good sense to be slow anger, and an honor to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 15:1. A mild answer turns back wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:18. the ill-tempered stir up strife, but the patient settle disputes.

Colossians 3:8, 12-13. But now you must put them all away. anger, fury, malice, slander and obscene language out of your mouths. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt, compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

Psalms 37: 8. Refrain from anger; abandon wrath; do not be provoked; it brings only harm.

Proverbs 14:29. Long-suffering result in great wisdom; a short temper raises folly high.

Matthew 5:21-24. You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, ‘you shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment’. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, ‘raqa’ will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘you fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Galatians 5: 22-25. In contrast, the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit.

“Anger and bitterness are two noticeable signs of being focused on self and not trusting God’s sovereignty in your life. When you believe that God causes all things to work together for good to those who belong to Him and love Him, you can respond to trials with joy instead of anger or bitterness.” ~ John C. Boger

“Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” ~ Thomas A’ Kempis

Have a great day and may peace be with you :)

WHY YOU WASTING YOUR ENERGY BY WORRYING?

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever (Mahatma Gandhi).  Worries just wasting time and energy bythinking about something that might be not real or not gonna happen. We have to be focus to our own problem and figure it out how to solve the problems. No need to weep and complain about everything. Keep focus your energy to think about positive things and you will work it out somehow. The steps of a good man are ordered by Lord; and he delight in his way. God is our refuge and strength.  Henry Ford said: ” I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end.So what is there to worry about?”.

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For God himself has said: ” I will never leave you nor forsake you”. So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. what can man do to me?”. The Lord is our refuge, our rock and our shelter and strength.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds. let not your heart be troubled; believe in God and trust Him completely. For He has plans for our great future. what we need to do is just have faith in Him. Just hope in God. Do our best and the rest is  grace. For God has promised us to leave His peace with us. The peace from God  not the same as the world gives us. Let not your heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid. Be Brave and steadfast. :)

Here is the teaching from Greatest Man about worry. A man that Shed His blood to cleanse us from all our sins and give us a way to Heaven. Do not worry about your life, what will you eat or what will you drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?. Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feeds them. are you not value than they? which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? so why do you worry about clothing? consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now is God so clothes the grass Of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you?. Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or ‘what shall we drink’ or ‘what shall we wear?’. For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Life is hard enough. don’t you make it harder by worrying and complaining all the time in everything. Just do what you can do, step by step until you finally accomplish your goals. be a fighter, a winner and a champion. “a hero is no braver than ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

SABAR MENANTI WAKTU TUHAN

Di dalam hidup ini, semua ada waktunya. Ada waktunya kita menabur, ada juga waktu menuai. Mungkin dalam hidupmu badai datang menyerbu, mungkin doamu bagai tak terjawab. Namun yakinlah tetap. Tuhan takkan terlambat! juga tak akan lebih cepat. Semuanya, Dia jadikan indah tepat pada waktuNya. Tuhan selalu dengar doamu. Tuhan tak pernah tinggalkanmu. PertolonganNya pasti tiba tepat pada waktuNya. Bagaikan kuncup mawar pada waktunya mekar. Percayalah. Tuhan jadikan semuanya indah pada waktuNya. Hendaklah kita selalu dalam firmanNya. Percayalah kepada Tuhan. Nantikan Dia bekerja pada waktuNya. Tuhan takkan terlambat. Juga takkan lebih cepat. Ajarlah kami setia selalu menanti waktuMu Tuhan.

No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond  your strength; but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it ( 1 Corinthians 10:13)

God has made everything appropriate to its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11a).

love and fidelity

you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39).

from psalms 146: 5-10, we also got some points :

1. blessed the one whose hope is in the Lord, his God.

2. Lord keep faiths forever!

3. God secure justice for the oppressed, and give bread to the hungry

4. the Lord : gives sight to the blind, raises up those who are bowed down, loves the righteous, comes to the orphan and the widow.

reflection :

love and fidelity require a practice, social, relational, and spiritual unity. we must do nothing less than lay down our lives for others if we are to be faithful in loving them.all of you should be like-minded, sympathetic, loving toward one another, kindly disposed ad humble.

hukum yang terutama adalah KASIH. mengasihi Tuhan terlebih dahulu sehingga dalam cintaNya kita dimampukan mencintai sesama. hal ini mudah dikatakan namun tidak mudah untuk dilaksanakan.namun bukan berarti tidak mungkin.sebab tidak ada yang mustahil bagi Allah.dalam kasih ada kesetiaan.seperti yang bisa kita teladani dari kisah Rut yang setia pada mertuanya naomi meskipun suaminya sudah meninggal. rut tetap setia mendampingi naomi dan mengasihi nya sebagai ibu sendiri. dalam kasih ada kepercayaan. percaya pada janji-janji Allah.percaya bahwa Allah itu setia selamanya.Allah tidak akan membiarkan umatNya kelaparan. Tuhan sediakan makanan untuk burung pipit namun burung pipit itu sendiri yang harus terbang dan mencari makanannya.Tuhan akan selalu membela orang-orang tertindas, anak yatim, janda. berharaplah selalu pada Tuhan, sehingga ia membukakan mata hati kita yang buta untuk dapat melihat perkara-perkara yang tersembunyi. selalu percaya bahwa Tuhan  mengasihi kita semua. berbahagialah orang yang kehidupannya digerakkan cinta. karena Allah adalah cinta yang terang dan menerangi sudut-sudut tergelap hati manusia. GBU all

trinity

many people really hard to understand about concept of trinity.including me(it was).but, God open my eyes yesterday through a man that bring a light to my life.he make an analogy, about trinity.God Father is like a sun.nobody cant see it, but the sun like God father is really exist.then Jesus is the light for us who live in the darkness.we can see the light, right?.then holy spirit is like the warmth of sun light.we can feel it every morning in our skin.just same like the sun, the sun light, and the warmth is one so do the God father, jesus and holy spirit is one..Thank you Lord to make me understand about this.
like a human, is consist of body, mind and soul. its just the same way.
May whoever that read this note can feel His bless in their life..
hallelujah…amen.

be strong and steadfast

be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the Lord, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you. (deuteronomy 31:6)

kuatkan dan teguhkan hatimu, janganlah gemetar karena mereka. Sebab Tuhan, Allahmu, Dialah yang berjalan menyertai engkau; Ia tidak akan membiarkan Engkau dan tidak akan meninggalkan engkau.

it is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. so do not fear or be dismayed. (deuteronomy 31:8)