Monday, March 30, 2009

TOTD, March 31

Lord Almighty

Here’s the story of a familiar movie from the year of 2003, Bruce Almighty.
Bruce Nolan, a television reporter in Buffalo, N.Y., is discontented with almost everything in life despite his popularity and the love of his girlfriend Grace . At the end of the worst day of his life, Bruce angrily ridicules and rages against God and God responds. God appears in human form and, endowing Bruce with divine powers, challenges Bruce to take on the big job to see if he can do it any better. Written by Cezzie (source:

Maybe, we have experienced that kind of thing. Be angry and put our rage against God. But, being God Himself has never been easy. As we can see that, Bruce, couldn’t do the part of being God wisely. Complaining has always been easy but when God responded and gave Him the power, could he do it any better? Nope…Everything was a mess… A very entertaining movie indeed…
So, don’t act as if we can be God. There’s none like Him. He’s the only Lord Almighty! (-fon-)

This is what the LORD says,
he who appoints the sun
to shine by day,
who decrees the moon and stars
to shine by night,
who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar—
the LORD Almighty is his name.
--- Jeremiah 31:35

Sunday, March 29, 2009

TOTD, March 30


One optimistic verse from Genesis. It shows the continuation of God’s love to this world. As long as the earth endures, everything won’t cease: seedtime-harvest, cold-heat, summer-winter, day-night.
We need to have an optimistic point of view in facing our problems in this world. We need to have an endurance and faith in Him. All our problems are temporary. He will find the way for us, the best solution ever! (-fon-)

As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.

--- Genesis 8:22

Saturday, March 28, 2009

TOTD, March 29

Came to Serve

Jesus came to this world to serve, not to be served. And more importantly, He gave his life as a ransom for many.
Maybe, this is the right time to reflect on this and put it into action. Do we always want to be served all the time? Is there any way that we could involve more actively in serving others instead of to be served? Let’s serve with love. (-fon-)

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
--- Mark 10:45

Friday, March 27, 2009

TOTD, March 28

Stand Firm

While everything seems unstable and unpredictable in this life, we still need to stand firm, no matter how. And that means, we need to give ourselves fully the Lord, because we know that our labor in Him will not be in vain. (-fon-)

Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
--- 1 Corinthians 15:58

Thursday, March 26, 2009

TOTD, March 27

Forget About Yourself

In your life, in your world, it’s all about you. Self-centeredness.
But, when we see this verse of the bible, reminds me of taking up our cross each day to follow Him. If we want to become His followers, we must ‘forget’ about ourselves.
So, forget about our self-centeredness. Start to obey Him more by taking up our cross patiently. He will be there, giving us enough strength. (-fon-)

“If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me”
---Luke 9:23

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

TOTD, March 26

Confess Our Sins

In this period of time, it’s the best if we can confess our sins. We realize our mistakes and promise to do better next time. And don’t worry to confess, because if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just. He will forgive us and purify us.
Don’t hesitate to confess our sins. (-fon-)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
--- 1 John 1:9

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

TOTD, March 25

Whoever Believes in Him…

Believe in God. Trust Him with all our hearts. Because according to the bible, whoever believes in Him, streams of living water will flow from within him.
All we need to do is simply just: BELIEVE. (-fon-)

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.
--- John 7:38

Monday, March 23, 2009

TOTD, March 24


Life is full of songs. And if we should dedicate our songs to the Lord, sing them joyfully,
because He deserves to receive all the praises.
And may we lead a joyful life as we try to please Him in every step of our way.

Sing joyfully to the LORD, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
--- Psalm 33:1

Sunday, March 22, 2009

TOTD, March 23

Be Simple

Today, the pastor gave a very good homily. He said that we always think that life is complicated. But, it’s not! We make it complicated.
Actually when we see the work of God, they are really simple. When we see the nature: bird, sea, sky, sun, moon, star, etc, they’re very simple. Compares to the gadget, the computer, the handphone – man made, more complicated.
So, it’s time to be simple and simplify our life. Because God protects the simplehearted. (-fon-)

The LORD protects the simplehearted;
when I was in great need, he saved me.
--- Psalm 116:6

Saturday, March 21, 2009

TOTD, March 22

Beware of our Tongue

The bible reminds us the danger of this small part of our body. The tongue. Tongue might be a small part of our body, but with the words that can come out of it, one might have a tremendous ability to do a disastrous thing.
The bible compares the tongue as a small spark which is able to set a great forest on fire.
So, please beware of our tongue and hopefully we can think first before saying anything vengeful to other people. (-fon-)

Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
--- James 3:5

Friday, March 20, 2009

TOTD, March 21

Grow Up in Salvation

The bible asks us to crave pure spiritual milk like newborn babies, so by it we may group up in our salvation. So, we can taste the goodness of God in our life. All the time, in everything. (-fon-)

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
--- 1 Peter 2:2-3

Thursday, March 19, 2009

TOTD, March 20

Put the Fruits into Action

Against the fruits of the spirit, there is no law, says the bible. We need to remember those fruits and try to put them into action in our daily life.
So, let’s life with more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Why don’t we do it now? (-fon-)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
--- Galatians 5:22-23

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

TOTD, March 19

Believe and Not Doubt

According to James, if we want to ask for wisdom, we need to ask God and believe without any doubt. Because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
I believe it applies the same for any other things. Everything we need. Every single dream in our heart. We just ask Him, trust Him, and keep on believing without any doubt.
Yes, you might have doubtful times inside of you. Maybe when you see that it seems almost impossible to reach your deepest dreams. But, bring those doubts to God. As He will give you enough strength to believe in Him.

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind
--- James 1:5-6

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

TOTD, March 18

God of Gods

In the bible, we can see that the King praised God as Daniel was able to reveal the mystery. He said that Daniel’s God was the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries.
Yes, until now, it hasn’t changed. Our God is God of gods and King of kings. Nothing can ever change that! Be thankful that He is our God. (-fon-)

The king said to Daniel, "Surely your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, for you were able to reveal this mystery."
--- Daniel 2:47

Monday, March 16, 2009

TOTD, March 17

Put Your Hope in God

Once in a while, our soul might be disturbed. We might somehow feel worried, anxious, uncertain, sad, scared. Our heart is filled with all the negative feelings or emotions.
Even the bible got the verse about it. We can ask ourselves, “ Why are you downcast, my soul?”
Put your hope in God. That’s the one and only thing that will make you better.

Why are you downcast, O my soul?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God
--- Psalm 42:5-6

Sunday, March 15, 2009

TOTD, March 16

No Other Gods, but Him

Today’s homily of the Sunday missal at the church reminded me that we can have many gods besides Him. And other gods don’t always necessary means the statues, but could be our ego, our lust, or many more.

Thinking of our ego, how many times we ask God to fulfill our wish without thinking whether it’s important for us or not. We want God to be our slave, to follow whatever we want and fulfill them.

Maybe, this is a reminder for all of us. Let’s make our ego smaller and smaller, while God is bigger and bigger each day in our life. And we can proudly say, “ No other gods but YOU alone, God! “ (-fon-)

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
"You shall have no other gods before me
--- Exodus 20: 2-3

Saturday, March 14, 2009

TOTD, March 15

Believe in Miracles

This is a part of the lyrics of When You Believe by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. This song might reflect our condition.

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood

Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains long
Before we knew we could

There can be miracles, when you believe
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles you can achieve
When you believe, somehow you will
You will when you believe

Even though your condition is hard now, you prayed by it seems that God hasn’t answered your prayers. Don’t lose hope. Keep on believing. He will give miracles in our life. Let’s just believe! (-fon-)

He performs great signs (startling miracles), even making fire fall from the sky to the earth in men's sight.
--- Revelation 13: 13

Friday, March 13, 2009

TOTD, March 14

Being Content

It’s not easy to be content, to feel grateful for whatever we got in this life.
But, we can make it as a habit. Try to be thankful in every condition, no matter how hard it is.
As we will eventually experience all condition according to Philippians 4: in need or to have plenty, we should learn the secret of being content in every situation.

am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want
--- Philippians 4:11-12

Thursday, March 12, 2009

TOTD, March 13

Divine Power

According to 2 Peter 1, His divine power has given us everything we need for life. And more than that, He has given us his very great and precious promises, so we can escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
So, no need to worry to live our daily life. His divine power will give enough strength to carry on. We might think that we’re small and unable to do amazing things. But, God is amazing, we can trust Him while doing our very best in this life. (-fon-)

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
--- 2 Peter 1: 3-4

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TOTD, March 12

A Prayer to the Ephesians

This prayer comes from the book of Ephesians chapter 3. I do find it still very relevant for us. So, I’m sending this prayer to you. May we be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen. (-fon-)

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
--- Ephesians 3 : 16-19

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TOTD, March 11

He Is Holy

The Lord is holy.
His holiness is indescribable by words. And as His children, we need to maintain our holiness as well.
Even though this world might bring us down with more and more crime and evil things, but we need to stand strong with His holiness.
Be holy, as He is holy. (-fon-)

I am the LORD who brought you up out of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.
--- Leviticus 11:45

Monday, March 9, 2009

TOTD, March 10

Patience and Perseverance

We all have heard about Job. His perseverance in times of trouble is amazing. He has also given us the example of how to be patient in the face of suffering.
So, what’s the problem that’s really bothering you right now? The ones that make you can not sleep while thinking of how to solve them?
Let’s learn to be like Job in his perseverance and patience. Hopefully, we can be more patient. And no problem is too big for Him. He can handle anything.

Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
--- James 5:10-11

Sunday, March 8, 2009

TOTD, March 09

Forgive As the Lord Forgave You

You slam the door. You’re very angry today. Your loved one hurts you once more. You really want to shout and let it out. Your anger, your rage.
But then, a soft voice in your heart reminds you to forgive one another. As we need to clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, gentleness, and patience.

Trust me, you’re not alone. When anger comes, you think that you can’t control yourself. But please, remember this: we also can make mistakes. And what if the person won’t forgive us?
The best thing is trying to forgive one another. No matter how hard, we should try to do it. (-fon-)

Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you
--- Colossians 3: 12-13

Saturday, March 7, 2009

TOTD, March 08

Your Comforts Cheer My Soul

Late at night, you might feel the loneliness inside you. That’s when your mind begins to wander and your anxious thoughts are slowly creeping inside your mind.
At the same time, you might listen to a gentle voice within you, telling you not to worry.
That’s the voice of the Lord. His comforts are available all the time as long as we’re willing to listen to His soft and gentle voice.
His comforts will be there to delight our soul. (-fon-)

In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!
--- Psalm 94:19

Friday, March 6, 2009

TOTD, March 07

Your Past Doesn’t Define Your Future

Maybe you have a very dark past. Maybe you’ve done such a bad thing in the past. But as long as we repent and turn to a new leaf, His mercy will always be there for us.
He will even wash, sanctify, justify us in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the spirit of our God.
Your present and future are so sure. It’s within His loving hands. (-fon-)

nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
--- 1 Corinthians 6:10-11

Thursday, March 5, 2009

TOTD, March 06

Control Your Temper

It’s not easy to control our temper. Some of us seem like carrying a time bomb that’s ready to explode anytime. And that bomb called anger.
The bible reminds us to control our temper, for anger labels us a fool.
Of course we can become angry in some moments of our life. But then, the question is : can we control ourselves when we’re angry and not too carried away? Let’s try to do it in a better way. (-fon-)

Control your temper,
for anger labels you a fool.
--- Ecclesiastes 7: 9

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

TOTD, March 05

The Lord Will Be With You

NTU Campus Tragedy: Student Reactions

He was a math genius who enjoyed computer gaming but on Monday morning, Nanyang Technological University student, David Hartanto Widjaja went crazy and stabbed his professor before slitting his own wrists and jumping down to his death. And you thought such things can never happen in Singapore schools.

So what could have made a student kill his teacher? Stress? Pressure? Too much computer gaming? Or simply madness?... (source: IZ Reloaded)

I believe this case is a shocking case and is being talked all over the town in Singapore and also Indonesia since he’s Indonesian citizen.
It’s quite sad, isn’t it?
I myself found it very sad, since David was supposed to have a very bright future with such a brain that he got that not belongs to everyone.
But, his death is still a mystery. Some said he was in a stress condition due to the cancellation of his scholarship, but we still don’t know yet.
I do pray for him. May the Lord forgive all his sins. And for us, let’s trust God once more. Believe Him that no problem is too big for Him. Don’t be terrified or discouraged. He will be with you wherever you go. (-fon-)

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
--- Joshua 1:9

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TOTD, March 04

Forgive One Another

Pop star Rihanna and her singer boyfriend Chris Brown are back together, People magazine reported Friday on its Web site. The couple reportedly had been involved in a domestic abuse incident that led to charges against Brown, and a photo surfaced afterward that was said to be that of Rihanna's bruised face."They're together again," People magazine quoted its source as saying. "They care for each other." Rihanna had canceled a planned birthday bash in New York and postponed concerts overseas in the days following the incident. The pair now is at one of Sean "Diddy" Combs' homes, People reported. The magazine said Brown was "reflective and saddened about what happened."…(source: Fox News)

After seeing Rihanna’s bruised picture, I myself couldn’t stop thinking at that time, how could the boy friend did that to her.
But, Rihanna is really a good example of forgiving one another. We still don’t know what the final outcome will be. What will be the end of this relationship, either they’ll get married or not, but from what I see at this point of time, if only we could forgive one another, this world will sure be a better place to live. (-fon-)

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you
--- Colossians 3:13

Monday, March 2, 2009

TOTD, March 03

Faith in God

Oprah Winfrey said: “There’s only one way I’ve been able to survive being raped, molested…only one way to cope with fears of pregnancy, my mother on welfare…my faith in God got me through.”

After reading the statement from Oprah, I just realize once more that we can conquer fears with faith. The faith in God is something that will make us stand still strongly in any kind of disasters of life. And that includes worries, fears, problems, and anxieties. He is faithful now and forever.

Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.
--- Deuteronomy 7:9

Sunday, March 1, 2009

TOTD, March 01

I Will Be Healed

Wounded-hurt- in pain. Maybe that’s the condition of your life right now.
You got nowhere to go. You don’t know where to turn to. Because of the pain is really bad, you want to forget about it with all the fun things that this world has. But, you keep on failing.
I just want to share this verse, if only we had the same faith like this woman, for sure we will be healed.
So, what’s your problem today? Bring it to God and with faith let’s say,” I will be healed.” (-fon-)

Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak. She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed."
--- Matthew 9:20-21

TOTD, March 02

Let Light Shine

The light of the Lord shines in our hearts. And give us the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
So, let light shine once again in our life. Let it shine forever. Let is shine out of the darkness of life. And let’s shine to the world today by making a good difference in this life! (-fon-)

For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,"made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
--- 2 Corinthians 4: 6