The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
NB: Thanks to Randy who found this Serenity Prayer in the car he bought in Tulsa. Ternyata Tulsa University dan lingkungannya banyak orang Kristen. Thank God, Randy bilang orang-orangnya baik semua. Senang!
Taken from tumblr yanawicaksana.
5 Juli 2013. Sendang Biru, Jawa Timur.
It was the first time I saw the ocean of star in the brightest sky I ever seen. Thank God for the moment, and somehow their sparkle gave warmth and strength for my future.
Countless times I counseled people to be patient and rely on God not in ourselves, but how can I not even realize that I haven’t persevere in prayer?
Last night, I reminded, that as long as I have my breath, I still in the battle against the flesh of my own, battle against the eye of my own passion, and against the pride of my own.
And yes, patience and perseverance test are not only as simple as black and white, not only as simple as ‘stealing’ or ‘not stealing’.
Complexity that would made me wonder what is the truth, complexity that would made me realize that no human power able to face this battle. Only You.
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.