Friday, 24 September 2010

LOVE, is it you, me, her, him or...?

by Mark Dohar Simatupang on Friday, 24 September 2010 at 23:16
1 Corinthians 13 (New International Version Bible)
verses: 4-8a & 13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Dear all, perhaps you are trying to define the meaning of love. You might have your own theory of love. It could be limited to some physical interaction or touch. Perhaps it is something that's only came out of our mouth. Or it just a feeling that so strong to someone whose specific to you. Well, it is your fancy opinions without solid proof, or not yet been proven.

Let see verses quoted above (in italic), it is love defined by God in the Bible. If you want to get a clear understanding of love, it is simple. Just try to replace the word "LOVE" with your name, or your boy/girlfriend name, or husband/wife name, or even your parent and children names. If the sound is right and the reality is fit to the sentences, than they are love.

"my girlfriend" is patient, "my girlfriend" is kind. "my girlfriend" does not envy, "my girlfriend" does not boast, "my girlfriend" is not proud. "my girlfriend" is not rude, "my girlfriend" is not self-seeking, "my girlfriend" is not easily angered, "my girlfriend" keeps no record of wrongs. "my girlfriend" does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  "my girlfriend" always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. "my girlfriend" never fails.

Is she really fit the term?

But if not, perhaps you would like to try to replace the word LOVE with the name of JESUS.  I believes it is perfectly match, suit, and proven to be true.

JESUS is patient, JESUS is kind. JESUS does not envy, JESUS does not boast, JESUS is not proud. JESUS is not rude, JESUS is not self-seeking, JESUS is not easily angered, JESUS keeps no record of wrongs. JESUS does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. JESUS always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. JESUS never fails.

....And now these three remain: faith, hope and JESUS . But the greatest of these is JESUS.

God bless you with LOVE!

What is the best cure for a broken heart? It's heart glue! :)

 by Mark Dohar Simatupang on Monday, 23 August 2010 at 22:29

First, just like another glue, before you applied this glue, you should clean up the surfaces and makes sure it's dry. Mean that you should let go your hurt feeling, disappointment, regrets, anger, vengeance, etc. You should let go those things. Let the past to be the past. And no more crying, remember, you should make it dry surfaces, not wet, but dry.

Second, apply the glue, it's God love. You should understand that everybody were born for purpose. And because God start it all with you from the womb of your mother, then He knows best the purpose of you. Many things happened beyond our control and understanding. But God is there and always in control. He is leading us. His aim is to get us to the purpose of our life. So put the glue of surrender in God love. God wouldn't be God if He is not intend to give the best and goodness to us in His purposes. Again, just surrender and let God have His ways.

Third, just like all glue, after you applied, you should tighten close every pieces to bond all together. How then you do this? By tighten your palm together, and pray. Keep on pray and pray. God always listen to people pray, and pray do powerful. It's change people life. More pray, more strong heart you will be.

That is the glue everyone. :)

Dalam Bahasa Indonesia:

Apa penyembuh terbaik untuk patah hati? Yaitu lem hati! :)

Pertama, seperti lem lain, sebelum Anda menerapkan lem ini, Anda harus membersihkan permukaan dan memastikan permukaannya kering. Berarti bahwa Anda harus melepaskan perasaan anda yang berupa sakit hati, kecewa, penyesalan, kemarahan, dendam, dll. Anda harus melepaskan hal-hal tersebut. Biarkan masa lalu menjadi masa lalu. Dan tak ada lagi menangis, ingat, Anda harus membuat permukaan kering, tidak basah, tapi kering.

Kedua, oleskan lem-nya, itulah kasih Tuhan. Anda harus memahami bahwa setiap orang dilahirkan memiliki tujuan. Dan karena Allah mulai semuanya dengan Anda sejak dalam rahim ibu Anda, maka Dia tahu tujuan yang terbaik untuk Anda. Banyak hal yang terjadi di luar kendali dan pemahaman kita. Tapi Tuhan ada di sana dan selalu pegang kendali. Dia memimpin kita. Tujuannya adalah untuk membawa kita ke tujuan hidup kita. Jadi oleskanlah lem penyerahan dalam kasih Tuhan. Tuhan bukanlah Tuhan jika Dia tidak berniat untuk memberi yang terbaik dan memberikan kemurahan bagi kita dalam tujuan-Nya. Sekali lagi, berserah dan biarkan Tuhan melakukan dengan cara-cara-Nya.

Ketiga, seperti semua lem umumnya, setelah Anda oleskan, Anda harus mengencangkan erat setiap potongan untuk menempelkannya. Bagaimana Anda dapat melakukan ini? Dengan merapatkan kedua telapak tangan, dan berdoa. Teruslah berdoa dan berdoa. Tuhan selalu mendengarkan doa orang-orang, dan doa berkuasa. Doa mengubah kehidupan orang. Semakin berdoa, semakin kuat hati Anda.

Itulah lem-nya, saudara-saudari. :)