Minggu, 26 April 2009

Learning Tobe Humble

By Sahala Napitupulu.

{ In my Facebook, April 18, 2009, I said : lord, please help me, I want to write to my blog about learning tobe humble, it is one of my wrestlings..in Jesus name, Amen…Nancy Dinar, my beloved friend christian blogger from south Korea, gave comment : Humility is an urge tobe humble. Yo”ve got it, Bro..}

There is a Christian blogger from Jakarta, Indonesia. He, 46 years old, worked as journalist and corrector for some popular tabloid in Jakarta. He have written a book Terima Kasih Hampir Selesai, a biography about St.K.M.Sinaga, founder Insurance Bumi Asih Jaya, with preface by Dr.S.A.E.Nababan, ex-vicar H.K.B.P. He also editor some pocket book used to missionary in Indonesia.

Truely, he isn’t handsome. Maybe ugly man. But, he has good taste of life.He loves music, cinema, reading, writing and traveling. He has dreams. One of the dreams he wants to hangout from the city of Paris to Jerusalem. If you ask him why the city of Paris ? He always said that French’s culture and their life style more excited than others countries. Therefore, he learned French language every saturday at Centre Culturel Francais (CCF) in Salemba raya, Jakarta. Listening their music and going to cinema as well.

If you ask him why the city of Jerusalem ? He always said that reading the Holy Bible more beneficial than others books. In fact, the city of Jerusalem is the center history of Jews and Christian, before and after Christ Jesus come to the world. He expected one day he will be there take a pilgrim. He knows the power of dream, by faith to God everything is possible.

Last week the man was sad but now be happy. Nobody knows what’s going on, except God and himself. Really, there is something wrong in his mind or heart. But the main point here how God loves him. God reveals his sin. Terrible sin, that is sin of arrogance !

What happened ? Last week he felt as super star ! What a capable he is ! He thought that he more intelligent than the colleagues, friends, the servants of God. He proud for every thing his achievement. From proud to proud, from arrogant to arrogant he exposed. He don’t know the power of devil have come to him. The satan smiles upon him.

Fortunately, the power of Christ Jesus sheltered him. His Words reminds him and said : “ If you put yourself above others you will be put down.But if you humble yourself, you will be honoured ( Matthew 23 : 12, the Contemporary English Version of the Bible ) “.

The man shocked. Then the second Word came again and said : “ God opposes every one who is proud but He is kind to every one who is humble. Surrender to God.Resist the devil and he will run from you ( James 4 : 6-7, CEVB ) “

The man, immediately aware for his sin, the sin of arrogance. He come to Jesus. He raise pray with tears and request forgiven. Now, God smiles upon him. And the Christian blogger right now feel rejoice and he learn tobe humble. Merci beaucoup mon Dieu. J’aime Vous.

Photo : sonraycafe.com

Selasa, 07 April 2009

My Beloved Christian Blogger

By Sahala napitupulu.

Our national seminar within theme in front of global crisis did by Indonesia Pentacostal Church (GPI) had finished. The whole program, date March 27-29, occured at Padepokan TMII, east Jakarta. More than six hundred people, mostly the servant of God came from north Sumatera as participant. For sure, they have received insight, impression even blessing from our lord Jesus as long as seminar. Hopely, they will grew up in faith, in method and preach to their congregation as output national seminar. However, I should appreciate to rev.Pantur Silaban as conceptor national seminar and chairman of committee, include all member of committee for their hard work, so that the whole program running well. The event or news ceremonial, I’ll repot in my Tapian magazine Indonesia, Mei edition.

The last but not least, I want to say thank you to my beloved friends christian blogger that I asked for pray, especially : Nancy Dinar (south Korea), Fidda Abbot (America), Christy Wenas Krause (America), Eldy (Malaysia), Riris Ernaeni (Jakarta) even Lisa Shaw (America). Your pray make it possible. May Jesus bless you all abundantly.