Maaf ya, sudah lama! (Sorry, it’s been awhile!)
There’s a wonderful family that invited us over for dinner our first month here. We enjoyed talking with them (thankfully the dad knows some English, and their teenage daughters know quite a bit too), and they really blessed us with their hospitality. Stephen suggested we invite the over to our house for dinner, and while I wanted to, and the same time I was crippled with doubts!
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Ps. 139:14)For we are God’s handiwork, created in C.J. to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph 2:10)Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship…We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully…Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (Rom. 12)Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms…If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through J.C. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. (1 Peter 4:10-11)