Friday, September 30, 2011


Words can either build someone up or bring someone down. The consequence of wrong choice of words are great! Some commit suicide because of words. Some were hurt till the day he or she leave this world.

Matthew 12: 36-37

 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Do you know what is the most powerful weapon on this earth? Someone asked me this before when I was a child. I thought nuclear bomb, sword or whatever weapon that come across my mind. Never before I thought it's ... 

Proverbs 18:21
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."

Every word that comes out from our mouth comes from our heart. 

(Mat 15:18-19)
"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies" 

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 

James 3 (taming the tongue)
1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.

 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. 4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.

 5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. 6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.

 7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
 9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. 10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.

11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.

Proverbs 4:23-24
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. 

Proverbs 10:8
The wise in heart accepts commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 10:14
Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

Proverbs 10: 19
When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. 

Proverbs 12: 18
Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:25
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up. 

John 6:63
3 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.

1 Corinthians 2:4-7

4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

Ecclesiastes 12:11
The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.

WOW! So many passages on words and tongues alone. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kasih Bapa



* I pray that despite all the struggles..remember God's unfailing love will carry us through *

P/s: It's a song. I tried but can't upload it here. Too bad.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Menyembuhkan luka-luka batin

Saya percaya di universiti, kita akan mengalami segalanya - kemanisan dan kepahitan hidup adalah sebahagian daripada apa yang kita perlu lalui tetapi apakah kita mampu melalui semua ini?? Bila kita mengalami kemanisan dalam hidup ini, ah..apa yang perlu dirisaukan ya? Namun begitu, apabila kita perlu melalui saat-saat yang sukar dalam hidup kita..apakah yang memampukan kita? Bacalah buku ini - kuasa Yesus Kristus yang dapat mengubah kehidupan anda.


Yohanes 16:32 {Namun Aku tidak seorang diri, sebab Bapa menyertai Aku.} Yesus tahu arti penghiburan walaupun sedang menghadapi kesendirian kerana ditinggalkan. 

- Datang kepada Tuhan
- Hubungi sahabat seiman

Merasa takut? 

"Jangan mengambil risiko apa pun. Hidup ini menakutkan dan engkau akan terluka."
Apakah saya bersedia mengambil risiko tentang apa yang saya miliki sekarang sebab saya percaya bahawa Allah akan memenuhi segala kebutuhan saya hari esok?

"Jika kita memiliki satu kata untuk menjelaskan keadaan masyarakat kita, barangkali kata yang tepat ialah KHUATIR."

Lukas 12:22-30

Rasa Rendah Diri?

Tidak seorang pun anak dilahirkan dengan harga diri yang rendah. Anak-anak yang memiliki inferioritas kompleks mendapatkannya dari suatu tempat dan dari orang lain. 

Bergumul dengan perasaan bersalah?

Berusaha untuk hidup kudus agak mirip dengan bermain papan jungkit. Anda duduk setimbang pada suatu isi dan kemudian anda tahu bahwa papan itu mungkin terangkat naik!

Jika anda menganggap bahawa kerana anda telah mengecewakan Allah satu kali dan mungkin lebih dari satu kali di masa lampau, Ia tidak akan pernah memakai anda di masa depan, anda sedang membatasi Allah. 


Sebagai seorang perfeksionis, anda tidak pernah tahu kapan anda sedang mengukur harapan-harapan Tuhan, dan kerana itu, anda tidak pernah tahu kapan anda cukup baik di hadapannya. 

Roma 8:28


Jika anda terlalu sibuk untuk menghadiri kebaktian, terlalu lelah untuk berdoa, atau terlalu asyik untuk membaca firman Tuhan, pandanglah prioritas-prioritas anda dengan cara lain.

Langkah pertama untuk mendapatkan pertolongan yang anda butuhkan, yaitu mengakuinya kepada seseorang. Yang pertama, dan terutama, mengakuinya kepada Allah.


Saya tahu saya dapat membalas dendam secara langsung atau berdoa. Saya pilih berdoa. 

Mengetahui rencana Allah adalah suatu hal, tetapi melakukan rencana Tuhan di hadapan orang-orang yang menentang anda merupakan hal lain lagi! 

Yesaya 54:17
Mat 5:10-12

Monday, September 19, 2011

The R.O.O.M. (filled with our darkest secrets)

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room. There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings.

As I drew near the wall of files, the first to catch my attention was one that read "Girls I Have Liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was. This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.

A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I Have Betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird. "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed At."

Some were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've Yelled at My Brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents Often there were many more cards than expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived.

Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth. Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.

When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I Have Watched," I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I ! hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.

When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size, and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content. I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me.

One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it and burn the cards.

But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it. Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.

And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.

And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this room.. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.

No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw a sorrow deeper than my own. He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes

Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room.. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again. He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.

Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files.. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, and so alive..

The name of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side. He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished."

I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door.. There were still cards to be written.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

If you feel the same way forward it to as many people as you can so the love of Jesus will touch their lives also. My "People I Shared the Gospel With" file just got bigger, how about yours?