April 16, 2011

In Which Zone Are You?

April 15, 2011

The God Girl with Her Enemies

love by it's nature isn't picky. it doesn't just offer itself to the lovable, but it must be offered to the unlovable as well. If you only love those who love you, then what good is love to a world that is dying? Jesus asks, "If you love those who love you, do you deserve a reward? Even the tax collector do that! Are you doing anything remarkable if you welcome only your friends? Everyone does that!" (Matthew 5:46-47). Love must include even your enemies. Jesus makes it clear when He says, "But I tell you this: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44).

you know some people will hate you for a ridiculous reason, or just because they've heard something bad about you from others, or even they will hate you for no-reason; don't be surprised! I know what it's like to be hated, but you and I have no reason to fight back. To hate is to lose and to love is to win. God says: "Don't repay evil for evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you. instead, pay them back with a blessing. This is what God has called you to do and He will bless you for it." (1 Peter 3:9). See it as an opportunity to prove that God is more important than anything anyone could throw at you. You might failed to love your enemies like I did before, but God wants us to have a selfless love as it's written: "Freely you have receive, freely give" (Matthew 10:8) and today choose to trust your life and your love to the God who never disappoints.

April 14, 2011

The God Girl with Boys

Take a look at how God Girl acts with boys. She isn’t competitive, she appreciates them for their differences and knows that a relationship with a boy is a very different thing from one with a girl. She is aware of how boys think and does what she can to protect their hearts and minds. I’ve been through tough times and I just realized that A God Girl doesn’t need a boy to be fulfilled and doesn’t need to be heard by him to feel complete. She doesn’t ever allow the pursuit of boys to be more important than the pursuit of God, and that makes her very attractive. My confidence I found in the right relationship with God. I have my own life and is pursuing my own purpose. Therefore, The God Girl doesn’t let boys become her obsession by dreaming them all day and talking to them all night. She doesn’t chase boys, call them regularly or text them many times a day. Hayley DiMarco also wrote: when a boy is interested in her, she considers herself a prize that he must win and not a phrase waiting to be completed. You may disagree with this. You may say this is all too old-fashioned and things have changed. Girls can chase boys, they can make a boy their everything, but let me tell you what I’ve got from my past; they will lose the charm and the mystery that God wants them to have. Let me also share you about what this book tells us:

So when it comes to love and boys, the God Girl lives like this:

1. She doesn’t ever choose the love of a boy over the love of God (Galatians 1:10)

2. She guards her heart and doesn’t give boys easy access to her deepest thoughts and feelings (Proverbs 4:23)

3. She isn’t jealous (1 Corinthians 13:4)

4. She doesn’t depend on a boy to be her source of happiness but depends on God (Galatians 5:22)

5. She never idolizes guys (Exodus 20:4)

6. She never fights over a boy (Matthew5:44)

The God Girl with Her Family

Sometimes the hardest people to love can be the ones who are closest to you. I know I don’t get as frustrated with my friends as I do with my family. But I believe that the God Girl has to make an amazing effort to bring peace to the home. In fact, you’ve probably heard it a million times that you MUST “honor your father and your mother, so that you may live for a long time in the land the Lord your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). Honoring them means that you don’t argue with them in anger or bitterness, don’t roll your eyes or ignore them, but give them the respect God commands you to give them. It’s okay to discuss differences and disagreements, but you must always respect them as the authority over you, like a boss or a teacher. But how does loving your family look? You’ve probably heard this all before, but still had your share of family drama. In God Girl book, the author share some help and here are some things to think about when it comes to your family:

1. Ask yourself what God want to teach you through this person or problem - Be real! Your life will never grow if you aren’t willing to look at your problems and take some of the blame or at least some action towards making them better.

2. Apologize – an apology covers up a lot of problems. When you fight with your family, apologize. You can surely find something you did wrong. It will help soften the situation.

3. Don’t escalate the conflict – think about your relationship with God. How does He want you to react? This doesn’t depend on how others are acting but on what would please God.

4. Be willing to be wronged – Jesus never fought back when ppl accused Him of things. He didn’t argue. So why you have to? Be willing to be wrong in someone’s eyes, knowing that God knows your heart.

The God Girl with Her Friends

The God Girl loves her friends effortlessly. She seems to be so kind and loving that no one can hold anything against her. She isn’t demanding or selfish. She truly cares about what her friends has to say and listens well. She gives up the best seat in the theater so her friend can have it. She isn’t easily hurt and angered because love doesn’t mean getting what you want when you want it but means giving what other need. Friendship, to her is about how she can draw others to Jesus and be His hand and feet.

BUT what happens when things get tough and friendship get messy? How does God Girl deal with a critical friend or a jealous friend? And WHAT IF HER FRIENDS IS CHANGING and DRIFTING AWAY? Have confidence and never panics J she doesn’t have to fight, she has to love. She doesn’t demand loyalty of anyone but herself. She remains calm, kind and hopeful. She gives others what they want, not what she wants. She puts Christ first when she choose to love. You might not feel like the most loving friend. You may have messed up in the past, but can’t let that determine your future. Love takes practice. You’re going to make mistake, but that’s okay! Never let failure become a reason to give up. Just trust that love is yours to give..

Love Is An Action, Not A Feeling

How can you be sure? Simple. God commands you to love and since feelings can’t be commanded, love can’t be a feeling. But action can be commanded. So, if God us commanding you to love, He isn’t talking about how you feel about someone but what you do for them.

A Girl Who Knows Love

"Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The Person who doesn't love - doesn't know God, because God is Love" 1 John 4:7-8

God's love is here to stay and that's what gives the God Girl the strength to rise above the mess and to smile. and no matter what you did or how badly you messed up, He wasn't walking out, period. He even wrote it down, like a contract, a guarantee of his faithfulness, right there for all of us to read in the amazing book of Romans 8: 38-39

"I am convinced that NOTHING can ever separate us from God's love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can't be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation"

and no matter how hard life may be, no matter how bad you messed up, He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). When you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is faithful and never walks out, you can feel free to love Him.

Love is the highest goal of the God Girl. It's her gift to the Creator. It's her expressions of thanks, praise and honor. it defines her: "Everyone will know that you're my disciples because of your love to each other" (John 13:35) We may face earthly rejection or pain, but the underlying truth about love , however, is that it makes life easier. when you learn to love no matter what the circumstances, you learn to rise above. You gain hope and confidence, and your life is made by the simple fact that you choose love over anger, hate, frustration, or bitterness.

Do You Know A God Girl?

I've been reading a book by Hayley DiMarco, "God Girl"

and I thought it was good to share what i got from this book :)

A God Girl, is a girl connected to God. not a girl who likes God or who is interested in God. A God Girl knows that she must remain attached to the vine, continually get strength and nourishment from it, and never move away from it. (John 15:1-8)

"I believe that the God Girl is the most amazing girl on earth.That's because she worships the One true God, Jehovah. She knows where she came from and where she is going. Her life isn't perfect; it wasn't meant to be. it's sometimes messy, sometimes loud, and sometimes uncomfortable. she has dreams, hopes and prayers. she wants what every girl wants: to love and to be loved. she wants acceptance and laughter. she wants hope and peace. some days she is on top of the world and nothing can bring her down, and some days she is certain she has hit bottom. but what makes her different is Her right relationship with the Creator of the universe and her willingness to trust God who can. when life is more than she can bear, God is more than she needs. the life of the God Girl centers around not what others think of her or do to her BUT who He is." (quoted from: Hayley DiMarco)

never think that you weren't good enough for God or you might going to hell because you've failed to love Him as deeply as you should. You have had so many miss opportunities, made so many wrong decisions but you're still His favorite girl. don't you realize that once you are saved, you are always saved? God changes lives. THERE'S NO QUESTION. if He hasn't changed yours, it's only because you haven't let Him. trust that you were led here for a reason. trust your purpose and dive into the life of God Girl. You won't be disappointed.

Engkau Sanggup Melakukannya

hiduplah bijaksana, manfaatkan setiap kesempatan..
ketika engkau berlomba dengan kesabaran,
ketahuilah bahwa Aku telah menyediakan secara khusus bagimu.
engkau akan sanggup melakukan segala hal yg telah Ku tetap kan bagi mu
karena Aku, Bapa mu akan menguatkan engkau..
dengan setia Aku akan menyelesaikan pekerjaan baik yg telah Ku mulai dalam mu..
memberi semangat kepada mu..

dalam segala hal yg kau lakukan,
kerjakan lha yg terbaik..

Be Blessed

anak Ku yg terkasih,

jangan sakit hati ketika kau di tegur,

padahal kau merasa sudah mengerjakan yg terbaik,

sakit hati itu hanya akan membuat tidur mu tak nyenyak

dan perasaanmu tak nyaman..

kuasailah diri mu sedemikian rupa

hingga kamu bisa mengatasi perasaan di perlakukan

tidak adil, di lecehkan, di remehkan atau di hianati sesama mu.. bukan kah memang untuk itu kamu hidup ??

untuk melihat kenyataan bahwa di dunia ini yang paling

mengerti perasaan mu dan menerima dirimu apa ada nya hanya Aku ??

ingat lha ini baik-baik..

Aku selalu membuka tangan Ku lebar2 untuk memberi mu rasa aman, kapan pun kau membutuhkan nya..

Aku senantiasa menyiapkan bahu untuk tempat mu bersandar, mencurahkan segala tangis mu..

dan kau harus tau bahwa Aku sungguh2 mengasihi mu..

You Have Your Own Success

Aku sering melihatmu marah ketika kau melihat orang lain berhasil.. untuk apa kau menginginkan keberhasilan orang lain? bukankah Aku telah menyediakan sukses mu sendiri? kau tidak pernah mengejarnya, jadi kau tidak pernah memilikinya!

mata mu tidak terfokus pada rancangan Ku yang dahsyat atas hidup mu, melainkan tertuju kepada karya Ku yg luar biasa terhadap orang lain.. jadilah seperti air, selalu mengalir melewati semua benda, menembus sisi dan tanpa batas.. jangan pernah di kalahkan oleh keadaan, tapi kalahkan keadaan!