Jesus as our model: self mastery
Jesus Christ is the model for our emotional life and that the sanctification of our emotions is a work of grace involving the power of the Holly Spirit working in the committed Christian. It central premise is that our inner self is not constant and fixed but it is "being renewed day by day" and that we can be co-workers with God in this process of inner renewal. It also deals with how to tap into God's love so we can minister to others. It central premise is that God links to us through faith, which works through love, which employs specific focused wisdom and knowledge, to do good deeds and that on our side of the equation we facilitate this process by fixing our minds firmly on Christ and mastering our personal responses.
On My Way part 1.
Beji Kukusan, Depok - West Java.
Jesus as our model: manage our emotions
The right emotions are important part of right character and right ethics and right emotions undergird right choices and right destiny. To emotionally rejoice in truth, to celebrate justice, to delight in noble actions and to embrace compassion and mercy is to have emotions that complement our faith. On the other hand confused emotions can destabilise us and create conflicts. Finally the presence of strong lustful and evil emotions can drive us to sin and blind us to truth. Thus sorting ourselves out emotionally is much more than just getting our act together. It is getting our heart in line with our faith and with our God. But the questions are which way is up? How can we get an idea of what an emotionally together and righteous and holy Christian looks like? Still on my way..
On My Way Part 2.
Dedicated to Ina (beloved mother of Cindy and Alin Yohana), Rest In Peace.
Beji Kukusan, Depok, West Java.
Jesus as our model: Is Jesus an appropriate model for emotional people?
Maybe you'll think that the standard's too high, I can never be like that. He was God and sinless, I'm neither. What's possible for Him is just not impossible for you and me?! But I'll say to you that He was also fully human, wasn't He? Jesus was the prototype of the perfect Christian, the elder brother among many brethren. We are of the same kind as Him. Becoming like Jesus is not about becoming a clone of a prophet but is a unique journey of self-discovery..
On My Way Part 3
Dedicated to Ywardhana in Tana Toraya. To think about, live and suffer love in this life.
RS. Pusat Pertamina, South Jakarta.
June 16th 2011 - 18.05 WIB
Jesus as our model: Encounter Injustices!!
Every day we encounter injustices, though most of the time they are minor injustices. Standing up for someone who was maligned or “bad-mouthed” is one such injustice. Not defending that person is an injustice. ajor injustices also occur every day: rape, murder, and abuse are three such injustices. Unless we’ve witnessed the violation, we don’t have much input into meting out the justice. We can hope and pray that justice will be served. If you read the Scripture at all, in particular the Old Testament, you will see justice played out in most situations. You also see injustice all around. God is very clear that He hates injustice. As should we! Think of situations that you can help bring justice to. Devise a plan to tackle the minor injustices around you. It only takes one to make a difference.
On My Way Part 4
Remembering my high school.
SMA PSKD 7, Depok - West Java.
June 18th 2011 - 08.57 WIB.
Jesus as our model: Encounter Injustices !!
There is still a remnant in our society who are trying to do what is right. It’s difficult because they are going against the tide and often bucking the system. Do they always choose the right side or stand up for what is right? Of course not, but their hearts are in the right place. Who are these people? They’re all around us. Many of us fit into that category. Many of us want nothing but justice to everybody, primarily because we know what it’s like to be on the injustice side of the house. As I mentioned in part 4, there are small opportunities all around us to practice justice. Ask God to reveal those to you. You’ll be surprised at how you begin to perceive situations.
On My Way Part 5
In the midst of my darkness and turmoil room for the longing heart to her.
Beji Kukusan, Depok - West Java.
June 20th 2011 - 22.23 WIB
Jesus as our model: be wise with your words
It has been said that “the more you know the less you need to say.” In other words, just because you know something doesn’t mean you need to tell everyone about it. There will always be a time and a place to display your knowledge and insight. Often it’s when everyone else has spoken and wants to know what you think. We need wisdom every day to know when and how to speak. Pray over what you say so that you “let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:6
On My Way Part 6
In order to celebrate and congratulate the birthday of my beloved hometown Jakarta for already 484 years old.
International Airport Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta.
June 22nd 2011 - 09.30 WIB.
Jesus as our model: rely on God
In these last days the enemy of our souls would love to strike terror in our hearts, but there is only ONE whom we should fear, with a reverential and Holy fear — our awesome Creator! Is there an obstacle before you today — a “flooded river” that stands to stop your advance? Don’t procrastinate if you know the Lord’s will — go boldly, press forward, without hesitation! He will go before you and strike fear in the hearts of your enemies!
On My Way Part 7
Relaxing my body and soul.
Beji Kukusan, Depok, West Java.
June 30th 2011 - 19.05 WIB
Jesus as our model: forgiveness
Jesus was our example asking forgiveness to the soldiers, accusers and mockers surrounding Him on the cross at Calvary. He could have called legions of angels to destroy the world and set Himself free and be just in doing so. But He chose instead to forgive - everyone - past, present and future. With nails in His hands and feet and a crown of four inch thorns pressed into His head, He took on the offense that was ours, our sin, in front of the Father and forgave us. During those three hours of darkness that afternoon the Father turned His back on the Son because he could not look at sin.
Pray for the families and friends who have suffered this terrible loss - that those who believe will be strengthed and those who do not will be open to the Gospel. Pray for the one man who was spared that the life witness of the believers he traveled with will have an impact. He may not have heard the teaching of Christianity, but he saw Christianity in practice.
The last one is hardest of all. What I'm about to say does not mean there is no earthly penalty for what was done. Pray for the militants and the organization that sent them that they will come to know the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Jesus told us to, "pray for them who despitefully use you, and persecute you;" (Matt 5:43-45 KJV). They truly have no idea what they have done. They are people Christ died to save. If they die without Christ they will stand for their actions with no way of escape for eternity. We who know salvation have been forgiven more than we know - past, present and future and we stand in Christ alone. We should want that same for them.
On My Way [Special] Part 8
In order to celebrate our anniversary, after half a year suffer love of Lord together.
On my lovely bed, Depok - West Java.
July 1st 2011 - 00.00 WIB