Why We Can Be Brave

Psalms 46:1-3 (NKJV)
1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling.

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Psalms 37:16 (NKJV) A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked

Psalms 37:1-40 (NKJV)
1 A Psalm of David. Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret–it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; Indeed, you will look carefully for his place, But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth.
13 The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.
14 The wicked have drawn the sword And have bent their bow, To cast down the poor and needy, To slay those who are of upright conduct.
15 Their sword shall enter their own heart, And their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man has Is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken, But the Lord upholds the righteous.
18 The Lord knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
20 But the wicked shall perish; And the enemies of the Lord, Like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away.
21 The wicked borrows and does not repay, But the righteous shows mercy and gives.
22 For those blessed by Him shall inherit the earth, But those cursed by Him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends; And his descendants are blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell forevermore.
28 For the Lord loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell in it forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, And his tongue talks of justice.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous, And seeks to slay him.
33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the Lord shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.

Mazmur 37:1-40 (AVB)
1 Jangan gusar kerana orang melakukan kejahatan dan jangan iri hati kepada orang yang melakukan kedurjanaan;
2 kerana tidak lama lagi mereka akan ditebas seperti rumput, dan layu seperti layunya tumbuhan hijau.
3 Percayalah kepada TUHAN, dan lakukan kebaikan; tinggallah di tanah ini dan berpeganglah kepada kesetiaan-Nya.
4 Cari kebahagiaan daripada TUHAN maka Dia akan menunaikan hasrat hatimu.
5 Serahkan jalan hidupmu kepada TUHAN; percayalah kepada-Nya maka Dia akan bertindak:
6 Dia akan menyatakan kebenaranmu seterang cahaya, dan keadilanmu seterang matahari tengah hari.
7 Sandarkan hatimu kepada TUHAN dan sabarlah menanti tindakan-Nya; jangan gusar kerana ada yang makmur mengikut jalan sendiri, kerana ada yang menjayakan rancangan zalim.
8 Jangan marah, jangan meradang; jangan gusar – segalanya cuma membawa mudarat.
9 Orang yang melakukan kejahatan akan dimusnahkan, tetapi orang yang berharap kepada TUHAN akan mewarisi bumi.
10 Hanya seketika lagi, orang zalim akan lenyap; malah kamu akan mencari dengan teliti bekas tempatnya, tetapi hapus sama sekali.
11 Orang yang rendah hati akan mewarisi bumi dan akan bersukacita dengan kesejahteraan yang melimpah-limpah.
12 Orang zalim menyusun rancangan menentang orang yang benar dan menggertakkan gigi terhadapnya;
13 Tuhan mentertawakannya, kerana Tuhan tahu harinya akan tiba.
14 Orang zalim telah menghunus pedang dan melengkungkan busur mereka untuk menindas orang miskin dan sesak, serta membunuh orang yang hidup tulus.
15 Pedang mereka akan menembusi hati sendiri, dan busur mereka akan dipatahkan.
16 Sedikit yang dimiliki oleh seorang yang benar lebih baik daripada kekayaan besar orang zalim;
17 kerana lengan orang zalim akan dipatahkan, tetapi TUHAN akan menolong orang yang benar.
18 TUHAN mengetahui hidup orang yang tidak bercela, dan warisan mereka akan kekal selama-lamanya.
19 Mereka tidak akan menanggung malu pada masa kesusahan; dan pada masa kebuluran bekalan makanan mereka akan mencukupi.
20 Tetapi orang zalim akan binasa: dan semua musuh TUHAN seperti keindahan padang rumput, semuanya akan lenyap seperti asap.
21 Orang zalim meminjam lantas tidak membayar, tetapi orang yang benar menunjukkan belas kasihan lalu memberi;
22 orang yang diberkati TUHAN akan mewarisi bumi ini, tetapi mereka yang disumpah-Nya akan disingkiri.
23 Langkah seorang yang baik diperintahkan oleh TUHAN, dan Dia meredai jalan yang dilaluinya;
24 kalaupun orang itu tergelincir, dia tidak akan rebah, kerana TUHAN menyokongnya dengan tangan-Nya.
25 Dari usia muda hingga tua sekarang, tidak pernah kulihat orang benar diabaikan TUHAN atau anak cucunya mengemis untuk makan.
26 Mereka sentiasa pengasihan dan membantu; dan anak cucu mereka diberkati.
27 Tinggalkanlah kejahatan, dan lakukan kebaikan; lalu hiduplah selama-lamanya.
28 Kerana TUHAN kasih akan keadilan dan tidak akan meninggalkan umatnya yang warak. Mereka dipeliharakan selama-lamanya, tetapi keturunan orang zalim akan disingkiri;
29 Orang yang benar akan mewarisi tanah ini dan tinggal di sini selama-lamanya.
30 Mulut orang yang benar menuturkan kebijaksanaan, dan lidahnya bercakap tentang keadilan.
31 Hukum Allahnya bertapak di hatinya; kakinya tidak akan tergelincir.
32 Orang zalim memerhatikan orang yang benar; dan cuba membunuhnya;
33 TUHAN tidak akan membiarkan orang yang benar di tangan orang zalim dan tidak akan menghukum orang benar dalam penghakiman.
34 Berharaplah kepada TUHAN dan ikuti jalan-Nya. Maka Dia akan mengangkatmu untuk mewarisi tanah ini; apabila orang zalim disingkiri, kamu akan melihatnya.
35 Aku telah melihat orang zalim berkuasa besar dan meluaskan lagi kuasanya seperti dahan-dahan pokok yang subur,
36 namun dia lenyap, tiba-tiba dia tiada lagi; aku mencarinya, tetapi dia tidak mungkin ditemui.
37 Perhatikan orang yang tidak bercela, teliti orang yang tulus; kerana masa hadapannya adalah kesejahteraan.
38 Tetapi orang yang ingkar akan dibinasakan bersama-sama; masa hadapan orang zalim akan dihapuskan.
39 Penyelamatan orang yang benar adalah daripada TUHAN; Dia ialah kekuatan mereka pada waktu kesusahan.
40 TUHAN akan menolong dan menyelamatkan mereka; Dia akan menyelamatkan mereka daripada orang zalim dan memelihara mereka, kerana mereka berlindung kepada-Nya.

Great Day Today

12 June 2016. Sunday.
Everything was super awesomesauce today. Thank You God.
Joined a great 8.30am bible study. Had group discussion activity with my parents and Joey’s parents and a few others.
My grandmother joined church!
Worship was awesome pawsome. The new song was super metal. I like.
Girlfriend sat with me in church again. Reunited. Finally.
Preaching was really deep. Why did Jesus teach the Lord’s Prayer that way? Uncle Kee compared it with how the selfish man would pray. Super good self evaluation test.
Great prayer at the end of the service. I really felt God was present and breaking and restoring hearts.
Super duper good awesome kick atas powerful wonderful good job to joey, shen and robert for encouraging and motivating our PowerHouse ministry leaders. We need more heart to heart talks like this. 💪
Nice lunch spent by my grandmother. Nice yummy man tou.
Fun time helping my grandmother bring her phone to Maxis centre and a phone shop to solve two big problems. Joey and my grandmother really connected during this time. They have super a lot of common interests that does not interest me at all. Haha. I love them. Joey helped my grandmother a lot and my grandmother is so impressed by Joey. Looks like she gives her approval stamp.
I  stir fried a vegetable dish. After so long! Not only do I still have my wrist kung fu, but more importantly no one died from eating my vege.
Great and fun dinner at my house also. With Joey and my grandmother too.
Then safe and fun journey sending grandmother and Joey home.
And had a wonderful discussion with Joey about life and being a leader and helping each other grow. She really loves me la. We prayed for each other. I really feel God is so real and keep giving us so much grace. He is too good.
Finally, I blogged!! It’s been too long my dear online public dusty old diary. I deserve a clap.
Oh yeah. I forgot to mention this pic. This is my current whatsapp profile pic.
And also a marketing scheme to get you to read this post.

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But for reals, God is too good. It has been a great day. And I pray and have faith for an even better Monday!

Hope

Titus 2:11-13 (NKJV)
11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,
13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Titus 2:11-13 (AVB)
11 Hal ini demikian kerana kasih kurnia Allah yang menyelamatkan seluruh umat manusia telah nyata.
12 Kita diajar supaya hidup warak, tidak memburu keinginan duniawi, mengawal diri, ikhlas, dan menghormati Allah pada zaman ini.
13 Kita sedang menunggu hari yang penuh berkat yang kita harap-harapkan, ketika kemuliaan Allah Maha Besar dan Yesus Kristus Penyelamat kita akan terserlah.

My Prayer This Morning

Psalms 33:20-22 (NKJV)
20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.
21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
22 Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.

Mazmur 33:20-22 (AVB)
20 Jiwa kita berharap akan TUHAN; Dialah penolong dan perisai kita.
21 Hati kita akan bergembira kerana Dia, sebab kita percaya akan nama-Nya yang suci.
22 Limpahi kami dengan kasih setia-Mu, ya TUHAN, sebagaimana kami berharap kepada-Mu.

How To Be Forgiven 101

Psalms 32:5 (NKJV) I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Mazmur 32:5 (AVB) Lalu aku mengakui dosaku kepada-Mu dan tidak menyembunyikan kejahatan dosaku. Kataku, “Aku akan mengakui keingkaranku kepada TUHAN” – maka Engkau mengampunkan dosaku.

The ONE thing we need to do is usually the HARDEST to do. It’s basically against our nature to humble ourselves and admit our faults. To be totally naked and vulnerable. Not only to face our weakness, but to reveal it to someone else. And to accept the punishments or consequences.
Do you prefer to fix things yourself before you ask for help? Me too.

But God gave us one simple way to gain forgiveness.
Confess.
Try it today.

From Such People Turn Away!

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV)
1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

2 Timotius 3:1-5 (AVB)
1 Ketahuilah, bahawa pada akhir zaman, akan datang suatu masa yang sukar.
2 Manusia akan menjadi pencinta diri, pencinta wang, bercakap besar, berlagak bongkak, mencaci-maki, ingkar terhadap ibu bapa, tidak bersyukur, tidak suci,
3 tidak mengasihi, tidak mengampuni, suka memfitnah, tidak menguasai diri, buas dan pembenci kebaikan,
4 khianat, gopoh, angkuh, serta lebih mencintai keseronokan daripada mengasihi Allah.
5 Mereka menjalankan kewajipan agama tetapi menyangkal kuasanya. Jauhilah orang demikian.

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