Do You Want to Be Healed?

‘Jesus said…“Pick up your mat and walk.”’ John 5:8 NIV Jon Walker writes, ‘Long ago… I was diagnosed with clinical depression and began the hard work of deep, lasting, in-Jesus recovery. One day Jesus asked me, “Do you want to be healed?”… It seemed like such a...

How to Have a Personal Revival (2)

‘...Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.’ Psalm 80:18 NKJV AW Tozer’s remaining five steps to personal revival are: (6) Bring your life into accord with such Scriptures as are designed to instruct us in the way of righteousness. An honest man with an open...

How to Have a Personal Revival (1)

‘...Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.’ Psalm 80:18 NKJV The Psalmist prayed, ‘Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.’ Almost a century ago, AW Tozer wrote down ten steps that lead to personal revival. Some of the language may be outdated, but the...

God Will Surprise You

‘See, I am doing a new thing...’ Isaiah 43:19 NIV Can you imagine Moses’ surprise when God talks to him from a burning bush? As doors shut without explanation, Paul is surprised by a man from Macedonia calling to him in a vision: ‘...come over here and help us.’ (Acts...

Samson

‘...Samson went down...’ Judges 14:1 NKJV Samson lost everything for several reasons. First, wrong relationships. When God says ‘no’ to a relationship It’s not to punish you, He’s being protective. ‘But I feel so good when I’m with them,’ you say. God sees where the...

Is there a better way?

‘I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.’ Philippians 3:14 NKJV We must never stop asking, ‘Is there a better way?’ You can’t pray for progress and at the same time fight change. In 1829, Martin Van Buren, Governor of New York,...

Become a better listener

‘...Be quick to listen, slow to speak...’ James 1:19 NLT Want to become a good leader? Become a good listener! Here are two stories of what happens when we don’t take time to listen. The first is from a young woman hurt by a manager who didn’t listen: ‘We expected he...

Putting God’s Kingdom First (2)

‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else...’ Matthew 6:33 NLT As you read the following nine qualities, ask yourself, ‘Do these things show in my life today? Am I developing these fruits so I can be trusted with greater responsibility for the advancement of God’s...

Putting God’s Kingdom First (1)

‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else...’ Matthew 6:33 NLT What does it mean to put God’s Kingdom first in your life? Read these 12 things carefully (from Matthew’s Gospel - New Living Translation) then ask, ‘How do I measure up?’ (1) Obedience to God ‘...anyone who...

Be Led by God, Not Others (2)

‘...led by the Spirit of God...’ Romans 8:14 NKJV God will help you to be all you can be, but He will never help you to be somebody else. When you try to be somebody else, you lose yourself in the process. God wants us to fit into His plan, not give in to pressure and...

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Perlahan! (1)

‘Ini yang kulakukan.’ Filipi 3:13  Kita hidup di zaman multitasking. Kita berbicara di telepon sambil makan siang, membaca pesan teks sambil memberi makan anak-anak, dan bahkan mengadakan beberapa percakapan WhatsApp secara bersamaan.Dr Richard Swenson mengatakan:...

Slow Down! (1)

‘Focus on this one thing.’ Philippians 3:13 NLT We live in the day of multitasking. We talk on the phone while having lunch, read text messages while feeding the kids, and even hold multiple WhatsApp conversations at the same time. Dr Richard Swenson says: ‘In some...

Jauhi Fokus Diri yang Tidak Sehat (5)

‘Inikah berpuasa yang Kukehendaki?’ Yesaya 58:5  Tuhan tidak pernah memerintahkan Anda untuk memeriksa emosi, pengalaman, atau dosa Anda. Apa yang Dia katakan adalah, 'Lihatlah, Anak Domba Allah yang menghapus dosa dunia!' (Yoh 1:29) Kemenangan atas dosa datang dari...

Keep Away From Unhealthy Self-Focus (5)

‘Is this the kind of fast I have chosen?’ Isaiah 58:5 NIV God never commanded you to examine your emotions, experiences, or sins. What He did say is, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ (John 1:29 NASB) Victory over sin comes from focusing...

Jauhi Fokus Diri yang Tidak Sehat (4)

‘Mataku tetap terarah kepada TUHAN, sebab Ia mengeluarkan kakiku dari jaring.’ Mazmur 25:15  Tidak ada gunanya bagi kita untuk menyoroti diri kita sendiri, menemukan beberapa kesalahan dan mengotak-atiknya dengan harapan membuat perbaikan. Tuhan menginginkan...

Keep Away From Unhealthy Self-Focus (4)

‘My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only He will release my feet from the snare.’ Psalm 25:15 NIV It’s no use for us to shine a spotlight on ourselves, find some faults and tinker with them in the hope of making improvements. The Lord wants total and radical...

Jauhi Fokus Diri yang Tidak Sehat (3)

‘Harus menanggalkan manusia lama, yang menemui kebinasaannya oleh nafsunya yang menyesatkan.’ Efesus 4:22  Apakah Tuhan mengharapkan kita untuk bekerja pada pertumbuhan dan perbaikan diri? Ya! Tetapi sama seperti memeriksa diri sendiri adalah sia-sia, demikian juga...

Keep Away From Unhealthy Self-Focus (3)

‘Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life.’ Ephesians 4:22 NLT Does God expect us to work on growth and self-improvement? Yes! But just as examining yourself is futile, so is trying to change if it keeps you self-focused and defeated. The Bible’s...

Jauhi Fokus Diri yang Tidak Sehat (2)

‘Berbahagialah hamba-hamba yang didapati tuannya berjaga-jaga ketika ia datang.’ Lukas 12:37  Ketika berurusan dengan fokus diri, Anda mungkin bertanya, 'Bagaimana dengan Kitab Suci yang secara khusus menyuruh kita untuk “berjaga-jaga”? Bukankah itu semua tentang...

Keep Away From Unhealthy Self-Focus (2)

‘Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching.’ Luke 12:37 NKJV When dealing with self-focus, you may ask, ‘What about those Scriptures that specifically tell us to “watch”? Aren’t they all about keeping an eye on ourselves?’ That’s a...

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