Archive | June 2013

Widely Road

 

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Widely road that stretches in the front of you,

Is a picture of your life in this world

There is no one knows which definite direction that are you taken

Behold the rays’ dawn and the stars of your Lord

So that you can continue to walk in the light of life

People who place faith in God

Would not came across of the gloomy road

Because the sunlight in the daytime and the stars at night was shining brightly

Exudes His love from the heights

Karina

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I Surrender to Thee

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My dear beloved Father in Heaven, under my limitation and weaknesses

I am kneeling in the front of You;

I want my whole life to be Thine

Take my entirely life into Your Holiness and purity

Take my each sigh of  into Your eternal life, for verily it is Yours too

Take my every temporally moment to Your endless time, where;

There is no more sins and bitterness

There is no more tears and cry; there is no more sorrow and suffering

There is no more adversity, disappointment, and no more desperation

Where there is only joyful, warmth of love, happiness and glory from You

Take my voice and let me sing How Great Thou Art and let me praise You endlessly

Use my weak lips to carry a sound of Your mercy, faithfulness, mightiness and Your dignity to the entire universe

Take my hand and feet; allow me to hold Your hand walk into Your Holy Promise Land.

Let me kneel under your feet, give me a chance to rinse your feet,

Because you has been first humble yourself to wash Your disciples

I want my whole life to be Thine, make me a servant to the Thee

Fulfill me with obedience to serve the Thee, Amen

Karina

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Night Falls

Night falls

Night falls upon us all, with the darkest rays
to capture our soul and soothe the days.
The clouds filter the stars and calm the heart
to mark the end of another start.

Rest lures us in to peaceful sleep
so we can manage the lifestyle we keep.
Promises kept and love remains
somehow we still won’t be the same.

But better and ready to face the day
able to overcome obstacles that stand in our way.
Fearless and ready to make the change
that leads to where our souls are saved.

Twinkling stars dance to their own beat
combustive particles that move our feet.
Keeping us challenged, competent,
and utterly complete.

Renee Bagley

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Forget Me Not

 

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Like my parents, I also really love flowers. In this morning weekend I spend my time together to gardening. While taking care of every flower, my mom said “It would be nice if we can plant forget-me-not flower here” My mind immediately drifted to remember it beautiful flower. We have the forget-me-not flower while we are live in Melbourne. Small blue flower with a golden bud in the middle of it petals. (There are some kinds of that are purple).

I also remember very well the history or legend of “Forget me not “There are some legend about this flower. In a German legend, after the earth was created, God went to each plant and animal and gave each a name. As God finished and was getting ready to leave, he heard a little voice at his feet saying “what about me?” He bent down and picked up the little plant that he had forgotten, and said “Because I forgot once, I shall never forget you again, and that shall be your name.” (Please do not ever think that our God is a God were inattentive. This is just a legend).

Another one is, when Jesus Christ was sitting on Mary’s lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see her eyes. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared, hence the name forget-me-not.

In Mill’s “History of Chivalry,” is given another story of origin with less happy ending. The lover, when trying to pick blossoms of the myosotis (the Latin name) for his lady-love, was drowned, his last words as he threw the flowers on the bank being “Forget me not.”

My mind drifted away. This flower is a symbol of Friendship, loving remembrance, and faithfulness. Same as this flower, so is our god. God’s love is very beautiful, He is our forever best friend, and about faithfulness, Lamentation 3:23 said: “they are new every morning great is Thy Faithfulness.”

“Forget me Not” flower just blooms in summer and in the end it will wither. Not like our Father in Heaven, His presence always be there in all seasons. We always feel His magnificent Love, kindness, and His faithfulness all the time. My favorite hymn song “Great is Thy Faithfulness “ said : “Summer and winter, and spring time and harvest, sun, moon and stars in their courses above, join with all nature in manifold witness to Thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.”

If “forget me Not” flower only provide a physical beauty, Our God almighty provide us a magnificence spiritual life. Our God is incomparable with every beautiful flower at the entire of the world. For He who created it all.

Do you know something? “Forget me Not” is a forgotten flower (according the legend), but Our God almighty as the creator of the universe doesn’t want to be forgotten like “forget me Not”. God said to us: And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.” (Deuteronomy 8:19). He never forgets us as His beloved child. Let’s take a look at this verse: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you” (Isaiah 49:15)

Dear God in Heaven, I won’t forget You as You never forget me. Amen

Karina

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My Special Gratitude

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My dear Friend in Heaven, There isn’t day gone through without thinking about how lucky I am to have You in my life. You always take a part in every breath I take, in every step of my life, and in any words that I said. My every single day was filled with Your abundant blessing. Like a snow ball, Your blessing getting greater day by day.  You grant me not every thing I want, but indeed that I need. You gave me unbelievable life beyond my expectation.

I would like to talk to You this night. I am grateful to You for making my life so lovely and precious. I will be Your best friends that I can be, as you has been first to be my best friend.

Thank you for always lend Your sympathetic ear and given me an advice if I ask for it; or simply as a the right place to complain everything about my problems and as a  comfortable place where I can lean and cry. Thank you for Your words and promises which can assure me that everything will going great when I trust in You

You  are  the most  precious  companions that I ever had, Your loving kindness will not change forever and ever, Your faithfulness like a sun that always shining in the morning.  I am grateful for every second spend together with me. My Dear Friend, I ask You to always walk hand in hand down the road of this life. You’re the light of my life, my love, my happiness, and You are my soul.  My dear Friend in Heaven, Here’s my special gratitude to you. Amen

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverb 17:17)

Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. (John 15:14)

Karina

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That’s What a Friend Are For

friendshipOh Gosh…! This afternoon I fell missed my best friends badly. No matter what they where are. I miss my childhood and school friends, my college friends, and my old office friends. They all are very precious treasure for me.  Now I would like to lavish my longing to this post.

I was remembered of the story in the bible about a beautiful friendship in God. There are many bible stories about beautiful friendships. But right now I just take one of my favorite stories about friendship. And here’s the story…

Ruth and Naomi

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

This is a beautiful story.  As a famine devastated the land Naomi lived in, her husband and two sons died and she was left with her two daughters-in-law, Orpah and Ruth.  Naomi was heart-broken and told them both to return to the houses they came from so that they could find new families to start. 

 Like-wise Orpah and Ruth were distraught.  “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again.  And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.” (Ruth 1:14)  Orpah then leaves, but Ruth cannot bear the thought of leaving Naomi forever.  “But Ruth said, ‘Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you.  For where you go I will go and where you lodge I will lodge.  Your people shall be my people and your God my God.  Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried.  May the Lord do so to me and more if anything but death parts me from you.” (Ruth 1:16-17) 

Ruth loved Naomi so much that she wanted to live with her forever and be buried next to her.  Eventually Ruth marries Boaz and gives birth to a son and gives her child to Naomi to help raise.  Naomi becomes a foster parent to Obed.  Naomi’s love for Ruth is evident as Ruth 4:15 says, “Your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons.”  This is a very serious statement because sons were valued more than daughters in the Old Testament.  Ruth and Naomi loved each other dearly and we can learn a lot from it story.

We can see and learn from this example how genuine love is expressed in friendship. Ruth’s love is clearly expressed in that she wants to stay by Naomi’s side forever.  Naomi’s love is expressed in that she loved Ruth more than seven sons. 

There is a greatest verse on love in the Bible (aside from Jesus’ death for us):

“Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

We can see a genuine love for our friends if  we are willing to love them enough to die for them.  I praise Jesus every day because He loved me that much.  I encourage you to praise Him every day also, for He loved the whole world enough to die for all of us, so that we all could be called sons and daughters of God.  Praise His Holy Name!  May we strive to stay on the narrow path as we live a life worthy of the calling. 

To all dearest best friends, no matter where you are, no matter what you do, no matter what you still remember me or not, You always and still in the deep of my heart.  All of you are a precious treasure for me.

Dear Lord,

With my whole heart I ask that you look after my friends Guide them in troubles. Lead them when lost give them your ear when they just need to talk.

Lend them a hand when they’ve nowhere to turn Show them a new road when a bridge has been burned

Teach them to smile when everything seems bad and show them there is happiness After all that seems sad

Dear Lord, This is my prayer. I hope that every word you can hear this message is from my heart for my friends are so dear. Amen

Karina

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My Night Reflection

 

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I may not understand clearly about every temptation that I faced. But as God said: “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

 I believe my Lord will not give me poisonous snake for those people who ask for bread. One thing that I should have to remember and embed in my deeply heart is everything that God has given to me, it all is so beautiful.

God’s hand was embroidering my life with a glorious and exalted creation. The time will become and I will behold the rainbow of His love.

 God, I am grateful for Your promises. You make me strong standing on all of life temptation. You make me courageous to face every tribulation. You make me more comprehend to Your plan and will.

Dear Lord in heaven, I ask you to take my sleep under your promises, so tomorrow when I wake up in the beautiful morning I will behold your glorious and exalted creation. Embroidery my dreams with your loving hand and let everything I get is just according to Your will and plan. Not mine. Send Your Holy angel, let me sleep on their arms and keep me in peace. And let your blessing be upon me. Amen

Karina

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