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Added one more person and one quote from C
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This entry is special.. hehehe
A tribute buat mereka that has been, was, or is my inspirations.
The things that I wrote below are random, you have to connect which one is which yourself.. 😛
A. Tiap kali liat ini orang, pasti kebakar ama semangatnya.. hehehe.. Seems like his fire never dies, very inspirational. Has a firm foundation in the Lord, yet humble at the same time. He burns everyone with his passion for God. We truly kehilangan dia when he’s moving to another country. A very dear brother in Christ.
B. “if I die, I will die as a youth pastor”. That sums it all.. 🙂
This guy has my respect.
C. She was my shoulder-to-cry-on when I was in Sydney. I really look up to her gentleness and inner beauty. Each time I think of her, I see godly wisdom, strength and the love of God flow out from her. She is a Proverbs 31 woman to me, serving faithfully hand in hand with her inspirational husband plus pastor.
Her inspiring words:
“You are a beautiful woman of God, but the you inside is even more beautiful — and as you continue to stick close to God, it is a beauty that will never fade in time”
D. The only girl who made me cry over her for two days, when she went back to her city. Then the next day, I booked an airplane ticket to see her 😛 and we only knew each other for 2 months at that time.
She was the light in the midst of my brokenness. I won’t forget the moment when I was attacked so badly, she was there and prayed for me, asking the angels to cover my ears from the enemy’s condemnation. And it worked like a miracle. 🙂 She was the one who taught me and made me embrace the meaning of ‘beauty’.
E. He laid down his future, his ambition, needs, wants, desires to chase God, giving his life to Him in total trust. He is the only person that manage to make me so moved to the point that I had tears in my eyes when I saw, for the first time: his vision, his calling and his heart for God. The second person that made me say to myself, “if he can do it, why can’t I? 🙂
I’m really looking forward to see how God will bring him even further in his calling, which is similar to mine.
F. I cant describe how much I thank God for her. Teaching, shaping, guiding and mentoring me to be a woman of God. I’ve been very very blessed. Even how she came to approach me was done by Him. Miraculous thing happened and she told me that He instructed her to mentor me as I’m being prepared for something big, and now I can see what it is.. So thats why I really2 thank God for her. Without her godly guidance, I might not be who I am now, serving and chasing His calling with all I have. By His Grace.
G. He was in my life for a while, being a close friend and a confidant. He was there when I needed someone. I won’t forget the day when I was really at the bottom of the pit, I was crying out to God for someone whom I could talk to, whom could pray for me at that instant. But it was 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was there. Miraculously, he appeared and asked me how I was, I told him what had happened, and he prayed for me. He probably will never know how much that meant to me until now. 🙂
H. I saw her as a very strong girl, but she had her share of pain and heartaches. But she presevered.. I still remember her words that strike my heart, in 2002, on the day when I was almost gone. “In my life, I have God, I have my boyfren, I have this and that. But still I’m struggling…”
That somehow opened up my eyes and made me said to myself ‘if she can do it, why can’t I?’. Her words made me ‘bangkit’ 🙂
She saw my dark days, was involved in it yet she didn’t judge me, she didn’t condemn me, but she was simply being there for me and she was also there when I was slowly discovering God.
I. Can’t say that he is my inspiration hehehe. But he is indeed the longest and closest fren that I have. Been thru a lot together. From the dark days till now… It’s amusing if we look back our journey of life together as friends. Never imagine that we will end up like who we are now individually. Finding God and stuff. We had our bad ‘moments’, malah he told me that I’m the most annoying person that he knows. But no matter what, we know that at the end of the day everything will be okay again with us.
Somehow I can see myself with him masih temenan baik when we are sudah nenek2 and kakek2. Sipping coffee together, ngobrol2 and reminiscing our youth, our calling etc. That is a sweet picture 🙂
He is the only person that I trusted and allowed to read my old diaries.
Conversation with him yg gue paling inget sampe skarang coz it’s very sweet to me: ( I bet he doesn’t remember this.. )
Him: “Nel, nanti loe udah ketemu calon suami loe, harus dikenalin ama gue. Gue pingin tau dia orangnya seperti apa.”
Him: “iya, coz you are an important person to me, and gue ga mao sembarangan cowo dapetin loe. He has to prove to me that he deserves you.”
Awww… isnt that sweet 😛
And early this year, when I introduced him to him, yg sepertinya bakal jadi calon suami gue,
he said, “ok.. he passed” 😛
J. Some kind of my big brother. Took care of me when I was still discovering God. One thing that he wrote that touched me.
‘eksentrik, unik, langka, talented,
pokoknya you are someone special in
this universe and there is only one
Nelly that I know and if I miss you I
couldn’t find it anywhere else’
Most of things that come out from his mouth is godly wisdom. One of them that gue pegang sampe skarang:
‘kalau Tuhan yg memulai, pasti Tuhan yg akan menyelesaikan’
K. What can I say abt this person. The youngest of all, still 17 years old. But everytime I see him, I always praise God for such an anointed godly young man. He reminds me of Matthew 5:14-16. The light of God that shines from him can’t be hidden. I never stop being amazed looking at his very young age tapi udah banyak Godly values in him. Ga banyak yg bisa begitu. Itu bener2 karunia Tuhan yg besar for him.
I’m praying that my son will be somehow like him 🙂
M. Her joy and strength amaze me. She has been through a lot, her past and her present. But she’s always joyful, full of praise to God. Always upbeat, the coolest mom and granma that I’ve known. There are people whom, after you finish talking to them, will leave you feel so encouraged. She is definitely one of them.
N. One guy that has earned my utter respect. Very down to earth, yet I know he can be very successful in EVERYTHING he does. He is the only guy that reminds me of the Spirit of Excellence. Whatever he does, he does it with almost one inch to perfection. Man of little words, but its his actions that bless others around him so much. He is truly a great blessing to his surrounding and wherever he goes.
His quote that I love:
“I live my life like it is summer mission everyday, that’s why I bring my backpack everywhere I go” 🙂
O. I am very impressed with this person’s character. His abundant joy spreads like fire. Inspirational worship leader, I have never seen someone jump so high on stage when they praise God as high as him hehe. Always smiling and vibrant. A joy to be with. Looking at him, no one will ever guess what he had been through. Eventhough his wife was suffering from cancer for 3 years, and they just got married, he stood by her, still praising God and spread his joy in Him. I couldn’t imagine how he felt at that time, that’s why I’m amazed looking at him until now. Even until his wife passed away, he is still praising and worshipping God with all he has. He has my total respect. A man of God. And no doubt God will use him mightily. Definitely my inspiration.
P. Mestinya ada satu lagi, tapi I couldn’t find her picture. Anyways, she has been my trusted confidant. A great big sister who never fails to encourage and strengthen me. A woman of godly strength and wisdom. Whatever comes out from her mouth is always to build others. Tegas, affirming yet loving at the same time. I love the way she builds people around her and I learned alot just by observing her.
– My ‘strong conviction’: 11/10/07
For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions. Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are HOLY and BLAMELESS as you stand before him WITHOUT A SINGLE FAULT.
But you must CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THIS TRUTH AND STAND FIRMLY IN IT. DON’T DRIFT AWAY FROM THE ASSURANCE YOU RECEIVED when you heard the Good News. The Good News has been preached all over the world, and I, Paul, have been appointed as God’s servant – (Colossians 1:19-23)