Efesus 3:7 Dari Injil itu aku telah menjadi pelayannya menurut pemberian kasih karunia Allah, yang dianugerahkan kepadaku sesuai dengan pengerjaan kuasa-Nya............ Paulus telah memberikan pesan kepada kita hal yang penting, bahwa pekerjaan Kuasa Tuhan itu bekerja bersamaan dengan pekerjaan kasih karuniaNya. Jadi kalau kita bisa diurapi penuh Kuasa itu semua hanya karena Kasih KaruniaNya saja, sama hal nya dengan kesempatan melayani Dia dan kesempatan memberitakan Injil dan kabar baik. Firman Tuhan ada berkata: bukan kita yang memilih, tapi Tuhan yang memilih kita... untuk apa? Untuk diselamatkan, untuk diurapi diperlengkapi dengan kuasa dan untuk pergi menjadikan semua bangsa murid Kristus...jadi itu semua adalah tentang respon dari pengalaman akan kasih karunia Tuhan yang kita telah alami. Jadi tidak ditentukan dari ketaatan kita semata. Sebab kita bisa taat pun itu semua oleh karena pribadi Roh Kudus yang mengerjakan di dalam kita. Tanpa campur tangan Roh Nya mana mungkin kita bisa menjadi pribadi yang taat.. Dan coba lihat sudah berapa kali kita mencoba dan gagal sekalipun akhirnya kita bisa taat. Artinya ketaatan kita tidak sempurna. Tapi Allah tetap melayakkan kita untuk menerima Kuasa dan melayani Dia dengan otoritas kuasaNya yang dahsyat itu. Jadi jangan pernah terbalik, semuanya hanya oleh ANUGERAH TUHAN YESUS, sehingga kita bisa melakukan semuanya itu. Sehingga posisi Ketaatan kita sekarang ini adalah respon dari apa yang telah Dia berikan, bukan lagi sebagai syarat! God bless all... #tonysulistiadi#godsword#godsmessenger#goodnews#kabarbaik#christianlife#righteousness#jesuschrist#jesusiscenter#graceofgod#powerofchrist#anointingfordominion#revelation#heisgood#victorious#gracious#blessed#holiness#faithful#jawabanhidup#christisenough#youthministry#teensministry
HAPPY TO SERVE: Today’s Gospel reflection by Ryan San Juan (Matthew 20:17-28, March 20, 2019). Not all of us crave fame or acclaim, but we cannot deny our human tendency to seek appreciation and validation. In today's Gospel, Jesus told the apostles of his impending suffering, death and resurrection. Hearing this, the mother of James and John asked Him to sit her sons on His right and left when His kingdom finally comes. Jesus said: "You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am going to?" The two replied: "We can." But Jesus neither confirmed nor denied the request. Instead, He spoke of how God is pleased with those who humble themselves before Him and serve others. They will be considered the greatest. The fact is that no less than Jesus came down from heaven, associated Himself with the poor, infirm, disenfranchised, vilified and sinners, and endured mockery, betrayal, torture and even death, to save us all from the bondage of sin! If the greatest and most powerful of all—the Lord of Lords and King of Kings—can do that, who do we think we are to demand to be treated better than Him when He walked the earth? #christisenough#thykingdomcome#teamsj#amareetlaborem@gospelreflectionsbyrsj
This hike almost had me. The whole time climbing the mountain when I felt like turning back and giving up, I kept singing the gospel. When I stopped, a stranger told me “keep going, don’t stop singing”. On my way back down the trail, I heard a woman singing, “What a Beautiful Name”, beautiful feeling when you hear those who accepted Christ. #christianliving#godsolovedtheworld#jesuschrist#christisenough
Everyone is building their identity on something.
I read that in a book last summer and realized how deep it really is. (The Reason for God - Timothy Keller, highly recommend) Keller went on to give examples from movies - one being “Rocky.”
Rocky’s girlfriend asks why it’s so important for him to “go the distance” in the boxing match and he replies, “Then I’ll know I’m not a bum.” Rocky looked to athletic achievement as the defining force that gave meaning to his life. Not even whether he lost or won, but just knowing he stayed in the fight. Proving he was worth something to the world.
Researchers have also told us how powerful our need for worth and love is as human beings. Wherever we find it.. or in whoever we find it - essentially becomes our god. The need is THAT strong.
Think about it. What gives meaning to your life? You might not think of yourself as “religious.” But something in your life holds a god status.
Completing a to do list?
Being the perfect parent?
Your negative self talk and thoughts that you’ll never be a fit, healthy person? - yep, negativity can be a god you worship too.
It’s common in our culture to look to achievements, social status, or relationships to tell us we “aren’t a bum.”
But you can find your identity in anything - literally anything.
Whether we “feel” it or not...Everyone is building their identity on something.
Everyone is living for a person or a place or a thing.
The question is, would that thing ever breath its last for you?
You Are Priceless. No matter what has happened to you, no matter what you have done, you are loved and precious to God. He gave it all when we can give nothing to Him except our love and devotion. When you feel like you are covered in darkness remember that you are dressed in white and clothed in strength and dignity. Redeemed by HIS grace. Living through the power of Jesus Christ. ✝️ #christian#blogger#livesoldout#christisenough@forkingandcountry
DAD PROBLEMS: Today’s Gospel reflection by Ryan San Juan (Matthew 1:16.18-21.24a, March 19, 2019). Motherhood is difficult but always, always celebrated. Being a dad is equally taxing, but generally goes unnoticed or is under-appreciated. In today’s Gospel, we find Joseph in the eye of a huge scandal. Mary, the woman betrothed to him, was with child, and he was sure that it was not his. He wanted to divorce her quietly, but an angel appeared to him in a dream, saying: “(D)o not be afraid to take your wife into your home. It is by the (H)oly Spirit that this child had been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you will name him Jesus, because he will save people from their sins.” Can you imagine how sad, painful and unpalatable Joseph’s situation was? Fortunately, Joseph’s characteristics, namely, blind obedience and complete surrender to God, patience, understanding, perseverance, sacrifice, and quietly dying unto one's self, turned all of the ugly and hopeless things going for him around. And God richly rewarded him with the distinct and well-deserved privilege of loving, caring for, and protecting—as well as being loved, cared for, and protected by—no less than the “Son of the Eternal" and the “Virgin Mother of God”. #christisenough#thykingdomcome#teamsj#amareetlaborem@gospelreflectionsbyrsj
Can I just be transparent with y’all?
Normally I take time each morning to renew my spirit and pray for the day. I have learned how desperately I need this.
Just like with anything else, there are so many things after my attention. When I wake up, I have text messages, a million messenger messages, calls, emails, a to do list, and more notifications on social media than I want to check.
I absolutely love my business, but if let it dictate my day, it leaves me overwhelmed, stressed, frustrated and feeling empty. If it’s based off numbers and performance, I quickly am consumed with anxiety. It’s just unhealthy. When I place my identity in my accomplishments, it always leads to a downward spiral.
Last week I became lazy. I slept in and didn’t take the time to do my quiet time each morning. My week looked like a complete train wreck. I didn’t have motivation, I wasn’t productive, I was overwhelmed with my lists of tasks....and honestly I wasn’t a good leader to my team. I carried the guilt of feeling like a failure all week.
This morning I started fresh and ya’ll its like I’m a new person. When I reset my focus to my mission, to help women become all they are meant to be, I am lead by something so greater than myself. It changes everything.
Whatever your occupation is, this translates to everything. Striving in and of ourselves leads to emptiness, but when we have a mission and a purpose behind that occupation, it becomes passion.
I pray each of you take the time to reflect on what your mission is. What tugs at your heart? If you could only leave one impact on earth what would it be?
Do everything in a way to accomplish that mission. It is more fulfilling than any promotion, amount of money or status could ever be.
I pray we all live a mission driven life. How different the world would be, if we did.
A covered wound can’t heal.
My word for 2019 is healed.
I didn’t want that to be my word.
It felt so weak. It felt so vulnerable.
I kept saying to God, “Healed, really? Why? I don’t think I really need healing.”
And what changed my thinking is realizing the difference between present tense and past tense.
God said to me, no Mackenzie. You don’t understand. You’re HEALED.
But you’re not living like it.
So the word stuck. The promise in Isaiah 53:5 stuck.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
Covered wounds don’t heal.
And the hardest part for me is realizing that trying really hard doesn’t heal wounds either.
It’s only by resting in that fact - by his wounds we ARE healed - that I can even begin to understand the full life I’m meant to live on this earth.
I’m fighting from a place of victory. Not because I FEEL healed. But because 2019 is the year I was meant to live in the truth that I AM healed.
Do you have a word for this year? Or even this season of life?
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
-Prayer of St. Patrick.
Komunitas yang benar adalah ibarat seperti singa. .
Kenapa singa dijuluki raja hutan? Karena singa tak terkalahkan, Kenapa singa tak terkalahkan?
Karena kita tahu bahwa singa selalu “bersama-sama” dalam melakukan hal apapun.
Dalam hal Memangsakah(satu mangsa/satu tujuan), dalam hal bertahankah(saling melindungi), bahkan dalam hal makanpun(saling berbagi dan menghargai satu sama lain) mereka selalu bersama.
So seperti itulah komunitas yang benar, dimana terdapat satu tujuan/visi, dimana ada saling menjaga dan membangun dan dimana ada saling berbagi dan menghargai.
Singa bisa mengoncang hutan saat meng-aung karena kegagahannya, seperti itulah komunitas yang benar bisa mengoncang dunia ini karena kebersamaan.
Filipi 2:2 (TB) karena itu sempurnakanlah sukacitaku dengan ini: hendaklah kamu sehati sepikir, dalam satu kasih, satu jiwa, satu tujuan,
With Ps. @jussarbadudu
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RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Today’s Gospel reflection by Ryan San Juan (Luke 6:36-38, March 18, 2019). Being a Christian is not easy. It takes a lot of hard work and sacrifice to “leave everything”, “take up your cross”, “be the least”, and “die unto yourself”. To make it worse, doing the above can sometimes feel so “thankless”. In today’s Gospel, Jesus described the bar by which God measures all His children: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful”—Don’t judge nor condemn, so that you won’t be judged nor condemned; forgive, so you will be forgiven. He added: “Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, broken down, and overflowing will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” We naturally reap what we sow. However, when we do good things for God’s sake and in His name, we can rest assured that He will not be outdone in love, mercy, compassion, benevolence and generosity. We may or may not experience His reward here on earth, but for sure, we stand to receive the immeasurable blessings of eternal life and happiness in heaven. #christisenough#thykingdomcome#teamsj#amareetlaborem@gospelreflectionsbyrsj
Naramdaman mo na ba yung feeling na dumadaan ang mga araw, linggo, taon at pagod na pagod ka na pero parang hindi ka masaya?
Happiness for us is having a great lovelife, successful career, a filled up bank account, number of friends, number of likes in our social media posts, etc. These are not bad things by all means but if we go through life hustling, fighting, thinking our happiness is an end goal or a milestone in this life....sooner or later...we’ll burnout and life is just so short to be lived that way. The good news is, it isn’t!
We can choose to be happy. We can choose joy. We can choose to stop chasing after the wind and instead decide to live with a happy, grateful heart in every season, because we have a God whose grace is amazing and in Him we have an unlimited supply of joy and happiness.
Goodnight FAM! We love you!
P.S. This is our first post, thank you @canva 😊
DO YOU WANNA KNOW A SECRET?: Today’s Gospel reflection by Ryan San Juan (Luke 9:28b-36, March 17, 2019). Have you ever been entrusted with a big secret? Did you feel honored, or otherwise scared of the responsibility? In today's Gospel, Jesus took Peter, James and John to the summit of Mt. Tabor, where He gloriously transfigured before them. Suddenly, He was flanked on each side by the great prophets, Elijah and Moses. The apostles were terrified, but nonetheless had the presence of mind to offer to pitch tents for them. Then, a cloud cast a shadow over them, and a powerful voice from Heaven declared: "This is my chosen Son. Listen to him." Thereafter, things were just as they were when they first arrived. As Jesus did to the three apostles, God gloriously reveals Himself to us everyday. He is constantly present in our lives—in the people we encounter and the situations we face. The question is: Do we have the presence of mind to accept Him as the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, declare it to the world, leave everything behind, and follow Him? Or will we continue to be scared and ignorant, and doubt and deny who He really is? #christisenough#thykingdomcome#teamsj#amareetlaborem@gospelreflectionsbyrsj