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The Wonders of our Lord

The wonders of our Lord is that He is so accessible to us in the common things of our lives:  the cup of water…breaking of the bread…welcoming children into our arms…fellowship over a meal…giving thanks.  A simple attitude of caring, listening, and lovingly telling the truth.  – Nancie Carmichael

His Mysterious Way

Good morning everyone.  Hear this story and you will see how God move in His mysterious ‘Ways.  A very nice one.  This was the story goes…

There was a girl who has a grandmother that had alzheimer’s disease.  As she grew worse, she required live-in nursing care.  It was heartbreaking.  she always asked the same question over and over, like what day it was or whether or not she’d had her breakfast.  The girl repeated her answer again and again.  The grandma never failed to ask about her grandkids.  Somehow the girl was amazed at how her mom and her uncles repeated the same anwers without every getting impatient.  They understood that despite her deteriorating mind, her grandmother loved her grandchildren and wanted to stay close to them. 

Then tragedy struck.  The girl’s sister Maureen died in a car accident.  She was only 23 that time.  They were so devastated specially her mother.  The day of the funeral, the whole family gathered – except her grandmother.  After much deliberation, the family decided it would be best not to frighten the grandmother with the terrible news.  They thought she wouldn’t be able to retain it anyway, and the idea of repeating it was unbearable.  Everyone swore not to say a word.  But the mother of the girl struggled with her decision.  She planned to visit the grandmother soon—and dreaded the familiar litany of questions.  The mother asked, what if the  grandmother asked about her sister.  She didn’t even know what to say.

That afternoon after the mother visited the grandmother, she called the girl.  There was a long pause, then she said “It’s a miracle.”  When she’d struggled to keep a happy face and pretend everything was fine. But the grandmother wanted to know how everyone was and asked for her another granddaughter Elise.  The mother said “She’s married to Steve, and live near Philadelphia.”  The grandmother asked again for her another granddaughter Carolyn.  The mother replied again said that she was doing well and still living in Atlanta.  The mother began to tear up, bracing  herself for grandmother’s next question.  But instead, grandmother paused.  Then, with a strong voice, more alert than she’d been in years, she said dear Maureen  needs you to stop crying.  She’s in a happier place now, except that she’s worried about all of you.  Maureen loves you so much.  Please let her go.

What a touching story.  And with these we don’t have a deep idea how God move in His mysterious ways. – Guidepost

Talking to God

I am blessed with good friends, dear God.  Thank you for them—those of many years and those new in my life.  I want to keep in touch with them all, but that’s impossible.  You can help me, Lord, to remember them in prayer, at least.  And if I can’t recal every name, I can rest in the certainty that you know their names.  Bu your Spirit not one will slip out from under your careful watch.

As You Plant

Good morning everyone.  I’ve just read one nice article.  Simple but full of meaning about life.  I want to share it with you as you may use it in your daily life.  It’s not really about the garden but it’s  about our life.  Full of meaning.   Let me share it with you.  This is what it says …

As you plant, may I suggest the following rules for your garden planting:

Plant three rows of squash:

Squash gossip

Squash criticism

Squash indifference

Plant seven rows of peas:

Prayer

Promptness

Perseverance

Politeness

Preparedness

Purity

Patience

Plant seven rows of lettuce:

Let us be unselfish and loyal

Let us be faithful to duty

Let us search the scriptures

Let us not be weary in well-doing

Let us be obedient in all thins

Let us be truthful

Let us love one another

No garden is complete without turnips:

Turn up for church

Turn up for meetings, in prayer, and Bible study

Turn up with a smile, even when things are difficult

Turn up with determination to do your best in God’s service. 

After planting, may you “Grow in Grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (II Peter 3:18) and may you reap rich results.  Continue to count your Blessings.

Keep It Personal

Good morning friends.  I read a good article written by Ptolemy Tompkins.  Every one of us wants a fuller prayer life.  Let me share it with you … 

The main purpose of prayer is not to make life easier, not to gain magical powers, but to know God.  To know God not a s some extra-dimensional power, but as a being whose knowledge of us is intimate past all imagining—who knows us, as the Gospels proclaim, better than we know ourselves. 

But while we may believe this in theory, it’s often hard not to put on our “prayer masks” when we speak to God, as if we could somehow control how he sees us.  Prayer is the one communication where it is utterly safe to be who you really are.  God expects your true self to show up.  But it’s not like this is always that easy to do. 

There’s a good role model for us to follow.  Nowhere does the personal nature of prayer shine forth more than in the New Testament.  Jesus set the pattern for prayer as a continuous mode of friendship.  The Old Testament contains many beautiful and magnificent prayers, but those were usually led by kings or prophets.  With the New Testament, however, all of that changes.  Some scholars suggest that Jesus virtually invented private prayer.  No one in the Old Testament directly addressed God as ‘Father,’ where as Jesus did so 170 times.

 

Sit Still

Good morning friends.  I am not a Christian but I can feel the words that they believe.  It’s not the matter of the religion, it’s a matter of how we believe in it.  Let me share you the thoughts that I have read from a Christian book … “Our Daily Journey – Meditations of God’s Leading Through Life “ Vol.11.  It’s a nice one.

Read: Psalm 46

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Patience.  Just the sound of the word makes us frustrated.  We’ve grown up in a society where we can heat our food in 30 seconds, have clean dishes in an hour, and have our pizza delivered to us in 30 minutes.  Instant is common word in our vocabulary:  instant coffee, instant responses, and instant success.

However, God has some news for us in His Word that goes against everything our society tells us.  In Psalm 46:10, He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

That doesn’t come easy, does it?  When situations all around us look overwhelming and it seems we must do something immediately, He wants us to be still?  Look back at verses 1 to 3.  The description—mountains falling and quaking, waters roaring, the earth falling apart—doesn’t sound very peaceful.  Would you be able to relax if the mountain you were standing on began to break apart and fall into the turbulent water below?  I’m sure you go through times when it seems as if the world around you is n free fall.  Relationships get torn apart, a loved one passes away, or you feel that you are failing at something very important.

Still, our Lord God tells us to be still and remember that He is God.  Just the sound of the word God makes us think of many “immeasurable more that all we ask or imagine,”  according to Ephesians 3:20.

God can handle the hard things in your life.  Your part is to be still, and know that He is God.  – Christy L. Stortz, largo, Florida

R E F L E C T I O N

● What has recently been hard for me to wait patiently for?

● What keeps me from totally giving the difficult things in my life to God?  How much power and control does He have over those things?

Happy Birthday to Our Lord Krishna

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Happy Birthday to You

 

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          Happy Birthday dear Lord Krishna,

 

                 Happy Birthday to you.