Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thinking clearly

1. Thinking clearly means filing our minds with the TRUTH.

2. The TRUTH is all that is NOT apart from God. (Anything that is claimed to be truth but is apart from God leads to death). The TRUTH is connected to our memory. We are to always bring in memory God's redemptive act conducted on our behalf through our personal history and God's history (as contained in the Bible - detailed study of the 1st five books of the Old Testament is encouraged). The TRUTH is the word of our Lord Jesus - the Gospel's studying, retaining, putting to practise and bringing his words to our minds. 

3. Doing all of the above will enable us to think clearly, move thoughts away from the state of weakness, fearful thoughts and will lead to calm rationale reasoning. Turn or transform your mind to His mind. May you pray for Godly wisdom (James 1:5) and may we have the mind of the Messiah (1 Cor 2:160.)

How do we avoid double mindedness? or How do we be single minded?

1. Draw near to God (James 4:8)

By prayer earnestly call out to Him. Be honest. He knows everything.

2. Take every thought that takes us away from TRUTH. This means constantly focusing on the TRUTH to be convinced of what IS the TRUTH (Study of scriptures). The Scriptures are the TRUTH, the reality.

3. Keep practising our faith. Live it out in order to give it strength and reality. We do not just embed seed into soil and watch the tree grow. We nurture it and overtime comes from fruit - the single mindedness.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Amsal 10:4
Tangan yang lamban membuat miskin

Proverbs 10:4
Idle hands make on e poor, 
but diligent hands bring riches.

Amsal 12:24
Tangan orang rajin memegang kekuasaan

Proverbs 12:24
The diligent hand will rule,
but laziness will lead to forced labor

Amsal 12:27
Orang malas tidak akan menangkap buruannya

Proverbs 12:27
A lazy man doesn't roast his game,
but to a diligent man, his wealth is precious

Amsal 21:5
Rancangan orang rajin semata-mata mendatangkan kelimpahan, tetapi setiap orang yang tergesa-gesa hanya akan mengalami kekurangan

Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit,
but anyone who is reckless certainly become poor

Amsal 22:29
Pernahkah engkau melihat orang yang cakap dalam pekerjaannya? Di hadapan raja-raja ia akan berdiri, bukan di hadapan orang-orang yang hina

Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown man

Amsal 27:23
Kenallah baik-baik keadaan kambing dombamu  

Proverbs 27:23
Know well the condition of your flock, 
and pay attention to your herds

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


A friend sent this lovely reminder: -

The power for work is love. It was love that moved God to all His work in creation and redemption. It was love that enabled Christ as man to work and to suffer as He did. It is love that can inspire us with the power of a self-sacrifice that seeks not its own, but is ready to live and die for others. It is love that gives us patience that refuse to give up the unthankful or the hardened. it is love that reaches and overcome the most hopeless. Both in ourselves and those for whom we labour, love is the power for work. Let us love as Christ loved us.

Andrew Murray, in Working For God.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Exodus 22:22-24
You must not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. if you do mistreat them, they will no doubt cry to Me, and i will certainly hear their cry. My anger will burn, and i will kill you with the sword; then your wives will be widows and your children fatherless. 

Exodus 22:22-24 (Keluaran) 

22:22 "Seseorang janda atau anak yatim janganlah kamu tindas" 
22:23 "Jika engkau memang menindas mereka ini, tentulah Aku akan mendengarkan seruan mereka, jika mereka berseru-seru kepada-Ku dengan nyaring" 
22:24 "Maka murka-Ku akan bangkit dan Aku akan membunuh kamu dengan pedang, sehingga isteri-isterimu menjadi janda dan anak-anakmu menjadi yatim". 

Do not deny justice to a foreigner or fatherless child, and do not take a widow's garment as security.

Deuteronomy  24:17 (Ulangan)

"Janganlah engkau memperkosa hak orang asing dan anak yatim; juga janganlah engkau mengambil pakaian seorang janda menjadi gadai"

James 1: 27
Pure and undefiled religion before our God and Father is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

James 1:27 (Yakobus)

"Ibadah yang murni dan yang tak bercacat di hadapan Allah, Bapa kita, ialah mengunjungi yatim piatu dan janda-janda dalam kesusahan mereka, dan menjaga supaya dirinya sendiri tidak dicemarkan oleh dunia"