Daily Experiences, Divine Toughts

Before Soaring like Eagle!

​Build an Unshakeable Foundation.

This recent week, I’ve been questioning GOD about things I was going trough for the past 15-19 years. Starting with a deep connection with HIM in the first 5 years, then a flat relationship for another 5 years, an empty (even some minus score) for the next 5 years, & a come back journey with turbulance for this last 4 years, hehe..

It’s told that, “a true leader were made – not born.” All great warriors of faith in the Bible went trough wilderness & survive with GOD. Yeah, I’m reminding about Jacob at Pniel (Genesis 32), a moment of truth for Israel’s recognition. It’s a story of a man phisically  struggling with GOD, I read it one or two days before Dec. 30th, 2014 (stroke) where my daily reading got postpone. Like an eagle with it’s middle age stage, I had to choose: taking ‘a deep sleep’ or carry on with the next half page of my life as a second chance with hustle effort.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

An eagle is special because it lives with uncommon way of living. It has amazing potential to live 60-100 years with a process trough near death experience around age of 30-40 years (you could googling & read literatures about it).

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Back to all hardship that all people in this world going trough. Perhaps only less than 1% could see opportunity beyond hardship and turn it into something great, a new bright future for them & society (the world).

It’s a common things for a master builder to spend more than 70% of all resources to established strong foundation before a highsky building stand tall. I believe hardship in this life is a part of process to setup an unshakeable foundation whiches contain vision, character & attitude. Some hardship might happen cause by our own mistakes but when you understand the situation and start all over again then it’s okay. Thomas Alfa Edison noted his 9.999 fail experiments as a brigde to the way of success before finally found the source of light (electric). I don’t know if he ever knew how important his invention for humanity. I read that his remarkable background and character was a result of his parents’ faith that believe an autis boy like him deserve a chance of having good education.

When vision-characters-attitude need to be tested & sharpen in the life process, our right response will help us to go trough it faster than any other complainers or quitters.

HE always has good purpose in every step of this life (Romans 8:28).

Many people only having complain and less evaluate their path. So they’ll end up in routine activities that they don’t even like or passionate (die trying to do it).

Just make sure that you are really positive (believe) about the vision you are working on right now and figure out how bad do you want it to become a reality, like an eagle that choosing to passing trough near death experience for having another remarkable 30-50 years of living and lots of ‘soaring flight’ in the sky graciously (elegant).

Noted:

Everybody makes mistakes, sometime choosing the wrong directions and made wrong decissions. I won’t be ashame to makes some changing about my mistakes before it’s too late because some real event ahead won’t be able to ‘erase’.

I’m trying to hold with the vision as a clue for every stairs and crossroads that I’m going trough. Like someone ever said, It’s okay to be A both Masterpiece and A work in progress!

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Reminding 1 March 2015, a thanksgiving day with family & friends at home pasca my stroke incident i Dec. 30th, 2014!

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Divine Toughts

David-Intimacy, the Power of Leadership (2)

​Part 2 – Entering the Calling, a Life Process in Wilderness.

Inspirasi tulisan lanjutan ini datang saat mengikuti acara rohani di villa gereja pada minggu ke-2 Februari 2017. Perikop kemenangan besar raja Daud atas bangsa Filistin dengan ‘cara yg tidak biasa’ merupakan hasil dari keintiman dengan TUHAN sehingga petunjuk detail didapat dan Daud mengeksekusi strategi tersebut dengan tepat (2Sam 5:17-25). Kemenangan besar itu adalah poin penting untuk mengokohkan Daud yg baru saja dilantik menjadi raja Israel.

Selama lebih dari 10 tahun sejak diurapi, Daud menantikan penggenapan dirinya menjadi raja Israel. Sebagian besar dari masa penantian itu dilewatkan di antara gunung batu dan padang belantara (tergambar eksplisit pd kitab Mazmur). Pada masa ‘kesesakan’ ini banyak orang bergabung dengan dia. Pada awalnya sebagian besar di antara mereka adalah orang-orang yg bermasalah (1Sam 22:1-2). Menghadapi berbagai kesukaran di belantara, jumlah pengikutnya semakin bertambah. Pada saat tertentu besarnya jumlah pengikut berbanding lurus dengan besarnya beban yg dipikul. Daud sempat melakukan kesalahan di Ziklag yg hampir membuatnya terbunuh oleh kemarahan orang-orang yg dipimpinnya. Namun karena respon yg tepat Tuhan memulihkan keadaan mereka semua setelah peristiwa itu (1Sam 29-30).

Sebagai catatan khusus, para pengikut Daud yg setia sejak di gua Adulam sampai ia menjadi raja Yehuda adalah saksi dari segala kelemahan dan keberhasilan Daud. Seiring berjalannya waktu, para pengikutnya berubah dari kumpulan pecundang menjadi para pahlawan yg gagah perkasa (2Sam 23). Mereka cukup gila untuk percaya pada Daud bahwa untuk menghadapi musuh yg sama, bangsa Filistin, dibutuhkan 2 strategi berbeda dan yg terakhir ‘tidak biasa’ (menunggu pohon kertau berbunyi).

Saya tidak tau apakah ia seorang yg pandai berorasi dan menghipnotis penonton seperti aktor Mel Gibson di film BraveHeart. Namun secuplik cerita tentang dirinya yg sempat kehausan dan disertai pengorbanan beberapa dari mereka utk memuaskan rasa dahaga itu menyiratkan makna hubungan mereka yg tidak biasa. Mereka bergiat memenuhi gumaman Daud dengan rela meresikokan nyawa (2Sam 23:13-18). Pesona kepemimpinan Daud telah memikat bukan hanya pecundang, namun beberapa pahlawan dari pihak Saul dan bangsa di luar Israel untuk mengabdi pada Daud. Yg paling tragis adalah Uria dari bangsa Het (musuh Israel). Ia begitu menghormati Daud dan meneladani rajanya itu dengan lebih suka menghabiskan masa cuti di kemah tentara (2Sam 11:9-11).

Tinggal di dalam hadirat Tuhan memampukan Daud melewati berbagai tantangan hidup.

Keintiman dengan Tuhan membuatnya sadar bahwa kemenangan sejati ada di pihak Tuhan dan bahwa IA menyediakan cara-strategi-sumber daya-sahabat dalam menggenapi rencanaNya.

Kehidupan Daud yg menghargai rekan kerja seperti mengasihi nyawanya sendiri menyebabkan hal yg sama dilakukan oleh mereka terhadap Daud.

Lesson Learned:

1. Life process filtering (refine) the good side of ourself for both leader & followers.

2. Life process set some preparation before our character & resource capasity be ready to gain the maximum success.

3. Life process will showing what is the true meaning of loyalty trough sacrifices.

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Resensi Film-film Inspiratif

​WAR ROOM

Turning a Messing into Blessing.

The movie is set on daily urban family problem. A couple that working, usually having short time of communication. They are focusing on chasing money to cover family cost & persuing their dreams. When it comes to comparing each contribution for family, then the clash indicate serious attention before it’s too late.

Tony & Elisabeth Jordan is struggling with them self. Ego and their own understanding only bring chaos & mess (kekacauan), far from solution. They tried for a help from friends but it seems no used. Mrs. Clara was only a client at beginning for Elisabeth. Time flies and then they are becoming good friend. As a prayer warrior, she was mentoring Elisabeth about war strategies, how to win the family problem trough prayers. Slowly but sure everything just set into its place when they let GOD in charge trough faith in prayers & declaration.

A secret place is sacred & mostly a favorit one for a prayer warrior.

‘A normal’ christian life mostly fail to recognize problem or offering help in serious family problem. War Room is giving us guidence and comprehensive understanding about what praying could do in recover a messing into blessing. By giving GOD a role to doing HIS part in miracleous way, GOD’s people would find out that grace trough speaking HIS words is a powerful weapon. The real enemy (devil) always try to hide (invisible). Based on that, a help from heaven is the only way to gain total victory over crisis.

I’m learning some fundamental keys in a battle trough prayer from this movie. Total surender (faith), commitment in praying/declare Scripture & less complaining to others are some insights from it. I was watching the film for second time with my sister and her husband to brought inspiration at their house. They are in church ministry, but nobody imune from trials right?

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