This new morning

It is a prayer text for the morning.
I found this prayer is really good and refreshing for the beginning of the day.

Complied by Mark Water, A prayer a day. 365 prayers – on for every day of the year.

For this new morning and its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For every gift your goodness sends,
We thank you, Lord.
Amen.

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The choice is yours

Have you ever heard of Noam Chomsky? If not, you might be surprised to hear that he is one of the most quoted scholars in history. The NY times also described him as the “top intellectual alive”.

Considering his groundbreaking theories on linguistic psychology and politics, why haven’t the majority of the American population heard of him?

The answer is simple. He goes against mainstream thought and has frequently criticized the actions of the US government and mainstream media.

As most of us consume our information through mainstream media, it’s easy to see why he isn’t as popular as he should be.

On Creating a Better Future

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.
Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so.

If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope.

If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world.

The choice is yours.

by Noam Chomsky

Breathe and allow things to pass.

You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you.

True power is sitting back and observing things with logic.

True power is restraint.

If words control you that means everyone else can control you.

Breathe and allow things to pass.

by Warren Buffett

Be fearless and peaceful.

Every year, we have a verse that we hold on in Faith. A Hope that will guide us through out the year and be fruitful in the process walking in Him.

This year our family verse will be this

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid

John 14:27 (ESV)

Be fearless and peaceful at the same time.

God gives assurance to us, what He gives is not the same with the world gives.

World give will always changing, depend on which power is the strongest, that mark the things that we can not have faith of, assured and even confirmed what we will get, it will just the empty compliments.

Es Teller // Fruit Cocktail
Sate Padang // Red Colour Sauce Padang Satay
Soto Ayam // Chicken Soto
Pempek Kapal Selam // Submarine-styled Fish Cake
Durian Hutan // Durian
Es Kacang // Red Bean Cocktail
Roti Bakar Bandung // Bandung-styled Grilled Bread
Jariang Balado // Spicy Pea
Petai Cabe Ijo // Parkia Speciosa Green Chilly
Gethuk //
Teh Talor // Eggyolk Tea
Nasi Bakar Ayam Rica Rica // Grilled Coconut Rice
Lontong Sayur // Curry Vegetable Lontong
Es Buah // Iced Fruits Cocktail
Sate Kacang // Peanut Sauce Satay
Jagung Bakar // Grilled Corn
Nasi Padang // Mixed Rice
j.co Donuts

Today inspiration

Thailand advertisement is amazing and the same time content an abundant moral story and deep meaning that we all can relate or be reminded of what we have missed and what we supposed to do in our life.

I particularly like this sentence or probably quote from one of it. As it says.

Give back to your loved one while your heart is still beating.

Why God Created us?

This is one of so many questions we ask in our life.

I want to find out more, so I have asked few friends to get the idea or probably the foundation before searching through the internet to found out about it.

Some of friends would say, its because God loves us (i believe it was based on the John 3:16),

some say because we got to eat all those animal and vegetable (based on genesis, the creation)

Another will say, we were created to show His existence and to glory Him. Mention in from Paul’s letter to corinthian.

I was still not fill with it. I dont buy as feel, it is more than that.

I found something, when john piper mention it on their daily devotional video (desiring god). He created us for His glory and he said, you can find it in this verse.

everyone who is called by my name,
whom I created for my glory,
whom I formed and made.

Isaiah 40:7 (ESV)

And also some article they wrote. An article published on 2012, you can read it here. (https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/god-is-most-glorified-in-us-when-we-are-most-satisfied-in-him)

It says in short about it
Why did God create the world? And I answered: God created this world for the praise of the glory of his grace displayed supremely in the death of Jesus. The problem is that at the heart of that answer is God’s self-promotion. God created the world for his own praise — for his own glory.

So people see this as a problem — that God created the world for his own praise. They think such self-exaltation would be immoral and loveless. That may be how you feel.

God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him. That’s the shortest summary of what we mean by Christian Hedonism. If that is true, then there is no conflict between your greatest exhilaration and God’s greatest glorification.