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BJ: The Power of Prayer

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God – Philippians 4:6

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Photo: Istanbul in Frame 2

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

My first sunrise of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Christmas mass in in Sent Antuan Church [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Mother Mary in The Holy Church of Wisdom, Hagia Sophia [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Hagia Sophia is where Islam and Christian met [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Under the blue sky, there is a blue mosque of Sultanamet [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

Inside the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul [2014: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

The view of Istanbul [2015: E O]

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BJ: No Other God Can Rescue Us

All the princes, governors, lieutenant governor and other official of the king gathered to look at the three men, who had not been harmed by fire. Their hair was not singed, their clothes were not burned and there was no smell of smoke on them.

The king said “Praise the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. He sent this angel and resecued these men who serve and trust him. They disobeyed my orders and risked their lives rather than bow down and worship any other god, except their own God,”

And now I command that if any nation, race or language speaks disrespectfully to God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, he is to be torn limb from limb, and his house is to be made a pile of ruins. There is no other God who can rescue like this.” (Daniel 3:27-29)

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Notes: Revenge Is Not The Answer

Simply because you were chicken out [2014: E O]

Simply because you were chicken out [2014: E O]

It has been three weeks since my relationship with my dawg has been falling apart. My dawg always said to me if I kept receiving SMSes terror, it is away better that we do not stay as friends anymore because he felt that he became the center of the issue. A number of SMSes mentioned his name and what his business are. My dawg was worried. I was worried. We were worried.

Our relationship has been falling apart few weeks ago. I thought I would never received the SMS, which is intended to harassed me anymore. Yet, I still received an SMS on Friday night (Dec. 12) mocking me, praying evil for me.

Interestingly enough, the person said to me “You think that I am going to stop bothering you?! Hallo… your life will be falling apart and we do not need to wait for years because you would die soon,

I smiled while I read the SMS. It is not the first time this person wish me death. Geez…. I wonder why this person hate me so much? I felt that I have never done anything wrong to her. So why she hates me so much? I asked myself. Is it because of my dawg?

But as always I have no obligation to respond her message. There is no point to deal with ungrateful spirit, which is so hateful. My curious mind tried to connecting the dot between all the SMSes and tweets from one one of twitter account of a woman, who like to playing billiard in Kelapa Gading of North Jakarta area.

I met her once and I strongly believed that it was from her. And I strongly believed that she might have a relationship with my dawg that is why she kept harassing me. But why me? Why am I the one to be attacked? Well… who knows? There must be a monkey business behind it.

To be honest, I am not afraid of these SMSes but it is just bothering. It is very foolish and childish. Why don’t you just come to me and tell me what is the problem? Why should you send a blackmail? That’s what bothering.

Every night, I get down on my knee and pray to God to understand the circumstance by reading the bible. I do what the Proverbs 26: 4  said “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.” It is a very sensible advice.

Lord hear us, Mother Mary pray for us [2013: E O]

Lord hear us, Mother Mary pray for us [2013: E O]

Yet whenever I opened the bible I am always being lead to the book of Psalms to a Prayer of Protection, a Prayer of Helps and also God’s Complete Knowledge and Care. Nearly everyday, I was lead to similar reading. Until few days ago, I was lead to the book of Esther. I have never read any chapter from  it. I came into a reading title “Haman Is Put To Death” (Esther 6: 14, Esther 7: 1-10).

It got me interested. What is it all about? So I started to read the book of Esther on “Haman Is Put To Death” But who is Haman? I read the book of Esther from the beginning to understand the character on the book of Esther.

Esther is a female Jewish hero, who bravely defeat her enemy who wants to destroy Israel. Meanwhile Haman is the prime minister of Susa, the capital city of Persia. Haman was appointed by King Xerxes. Yet, he is an evil man. He plot evil against Esther to sell her and her people for slaughter.

Not just that, Haman also went further to build a seventy five feet tall of gallows at his house to hang Mordecai, Esther’s cousin who has adopted her to be his own daughter when her parents die and who has saved king Xerxes’s life. King Xerxes, who heard about it, was angry and ordered his people to hang Haman on his own trap’s that he has prepared.

The moral of the story of “Haman Is Put To Death” is that we do not need to take any revenge against our enemy and dirt our hand because God would take care of it in His own time, in His own way.

As soon as I finished reading the book of Esther, I opened the book of Psalms 141 and read it in tears loudly as if I was angry to God.  “I keep trusting in you my Sovereign Lord. I seek your protection and don’t let me die. Protect me from the traps they have set for me, from snares of those evildoers. May the wicked fall into their own traps while I go unharmed.

My heart was pounding. I know it would come true. I always believe on the power of prayer. Many times my prayer has been answered. Humbly I pray for God’s protection. The book of Esther has taught me a lot if I place my trust in God, I would be protected. The wicked one would traps in their own traps sooner or later. Again, I don’t need to do any revenge. It would be pointless and I gain nothing. I leave it to God to take care of it. I know my hand is clean from this issue.

Everyday I just keep praying to Jesus Christ and Mother Mary, may God would touch her heart, mind and spirit to stop planning evil against me. If it is according to God’s Holy will, God would lead her to come and apologize to me one day for God has showed her a reminder. I just pray if it is because of all the dirty money business, I pray to God to let them making money without hurting other people as it is not fair to the innocent one. In the Jesus’s name I pray, Amen. 

I may not be a devoted Catholic or Christian but I believe in the power of prayer.

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Notes: Why Am I Blogging?

Perhaps some of you wonder why I like to share my personal problem in social media, i.e blog. Well, I am type of person who like to do thing for a cause. I always have a reason why I do thing things whether why I shave my hair off, why I go to gym or even why I blog about my personal life.

So why do I blog about my personal life? Once I read a blog post saying that writing a journal would help our personal growth and development because it would give us an insight about our behavior and moods. I kinda agree with that statement especially I have been writing personal diary since I was little girl and have been blogging since I was 16. I found that writing a journal would help me to reflect about my life especially everything what I have been going through. On the top of that, I also can review the improvement of my writing skill and my vocabulary bank.

But I must say that I am not kind of person who like to share my problem with my friend.  It is not because I don’t trust them to keep my secret but I tend to not believe or trust their judgement. Not saying that they are wrong, it is just ….. their judgement tend to lead me to further confusion.

And the most annoying part  of it is people would start being judgmental and telling you how wrong or even how stupid you are without understanding the circumstance. They would even start telling you that “you should not have done this and that… and bla bla bla

Oh well…. I guess it is our problem, we tend to listen to respond than listen to understand why thing is going wrong with somebody’s else life. Am I right?

And those are the last thing that I want to hear from other especially when I know very well that  they are not in my shoes.  Yet, sometimes …. I still have a discussion with my friends also about my problem  but not to seek for advice.

So what should I do if I need some advice? As I love reading book and listening to the music, I always would seek for some advice from inspirational book or inspirational songs. It helps me to reflect about my problem. Other than that, they would never judge me but  tend to give me a wiser suggestion. That’s the best thing of it! Try it!

So that’s why I rather to share my burden by blogging than talking to friends because I want to protect my feeling, to protect my heart and to prevent me from bad influences from other. But as humanly as possible,  I am trying my best to not posting a harmful or sensitive blog anyhow. So bear with me readers….

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy my blog!

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BJ: Ignorance to The Warning

Jobs answered the Lord “I know Lord that You are all-powerful that you can do everything you want. You ask how I dare question your wisdom when I am so very ignorant. I talked about things that I did not understand, about marvels too great for me to know.

You told me while you spoke and try to answer your questions. In the past, I only knew what others had told me but now I have seen with you with my own eyes. So I am ashamed of all I have said and repent in dust and ashes (Jobs 42: 1-6)

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Photo: The Vibe of Pasar Santa

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Vynil record player at the Laidback Blues Store [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Claypot Popo [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

Ketan Pasar is a sticky rice based snack joint [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

The famous Pasar Santa black dog of DOG [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Paint in one of corner of Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The actual Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

Spinning in Pasar Santa [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

The head of Pasar Santa, Bambang Sugiharto [2014: E O]

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