1) Wear appropriate clothes. You know – Pant, Shirt, Tie, etc. Pant held firmly by a black leather belt above the navel.
2) Sing better – reverent worship and in tune.
3) Fellowship – plenty of meeting and talking about the Bible and why Song of Solomon shouldn’t be a part of it.
4) Prayer – longer and more meaningful ie more bigger words and in shakespeare like English – which was pleasing unto God.
5) Better spirit filled times – everyone fell and spoke in tongues or learned malyalam from listening to the others.
6) Relationship with the opposite sex – boys treated girls like sisters. No hugging or kissing on the cheek, one arm distance at all times.
Brother Jack married Sister Susan.
7) Respect – elders were called sir and mam and were always right.
8) Shoes – black shoes, polished to double up as a mirror. Always black and shiny.
9) Dating – oh, there was no dating.
10) Fun – party games like musical chairs, kho kho. Antaakshari, dum charades, guess the bible character, and the all time popular ‘which page in the NIV is this phrase from’ modern day parties just can’t live up to the fun of those days.
ISA 46:3 “Listen to me, O house of Jacob,
all you who remain of the house of Israel,
you whom I have upheld since you were conceived,
and have carried since your birth.
4 Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
9 Remember the former things, those of long ago;
I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me.
10 I make known the end from the beginning,
from ancient times, what is still to come.
I say: My purpose will stand,
and I will do all that I please.
11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do
Love is Patient
the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner.
quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience.
“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow – that is patience.” – Author Unknown.
The joy of having a new phone is outlived especially if you got a new one after you lost an inexpensive phone. I lost my Moto Razr v3i a couple of months ago. To recompensate for the loss I bought myself the cheapest phone available in the market. So cheap that I dont even know it’s model no. But now I lost that too. This time it really really was NOT my fault. I fell of the bike and there was nothing I could do to NOT lose it.
I’m praying for an E71 or an E 63. JEHOVAH JIREH! I know God is well able to provide all things in His time. Just so you all know, even if He doesn’t give me either of the two choices, God is still well able to provide all things in His time.
When the going gets down,
only God can lift you up.
you think you can do it?
oh,you’d only get stuck
between Lucy baby
and the deep blue sea
-1st to 28th Sept 09
So here is what I have been upto.
1. I studied for all my exams.
2. Wrote all my exams. Some were good. some were ok and probably one was bad.
3. I now have a chastity ring, for all who dont know what one is, It is a ring that you wear that symbolizes your intention of staying singleminded on the one partner that God has prepared for you. No, it is NOT cool to put it on your finger and see if it fits you.
4. Getting better on the Bass. Need to practice more.
5. Was back @ Zombie girl and now I’m out of it too.
6. Trusted God for a financial breakthrough and got it. Twice. Praise JESUS!
7. Trusting Him for the impossible. Someone once said “Aim for the impossible,so that without God you cant do it at all.” Oh this is impossible all right. Well atleast without Him.
8. I got a Job. I work for the Church now, in the Media team.
9. My Dad is coming down next month. Mostly Im getting a new Pc. Or a laptop if I am lucky. Really lucky.
10.I’ve cut down on Pepsi. Trying to stick to ‘once a week only’. God is faithful.
11. I have a dentists appointment tomorrow.
Feeling Lonely is a terrible feeling that can have varying results. Being a loner and feeling Lonely are two diverse realities. If you are a loner, you cant be involved in being described as an ‘talker’ or a ‘hug whore’. However you can be feeling lonely, and not be a loner!
I could think of doing tons of things as to ‘kill’ my boredom. Take for instance where I am right now. I’m inside a Mall. But this is definitely not helping. Watching others walk around in pairs or groups avails much. Crossword-the bookstore didn’t help either. They didn’t have a good collection of books or Graphic Novels.
So why am I here? Not the place in my life but on this Lone Wodden Box? What are ‘ Lone Wooden Boxes’? Well they are seats/benches you see in Mall’s where people sit when they are lonely. This Mall has Wooden ones, hence the name.You probably think I got lonely and went to the Mall. NO. I’m here because I had time to kill. The reason of my loneliness is prayerlessness. So how do I get out of this situation? I definitely don’t want to pray since the lack of it got me here in the first place, I really dont want to do that right now.Or I could go ahead and start a conversation with one of these lovely women next to me. I could also flirt. I haven’t flirted in a long time. But the Ring on my finger forbids that irrelevant thought. And Hypocrisy is not my cup of tea. I could also run opposite on the escalators. But I’ll be tireder. So no can do. With less than 50Rs in my wallet I’m running out of ideas.
I checked out the washroom too, if you ever want to know how well a place is run, check the loo. My Observation at Oberoi Mall: Pretty good. So much aesthetically better than other malls. Also when you go to the loo do you notice how people always stare at you? Why do they want to do that? I’m not doing anything that mankind hasn’t done already!
Suddenly, I’m not lonely anymore. Why? I simply prayed to my Father in Heaven. After all He is faithful and just to forgive my sins as I confess it to Him.
So when lonely, pray.
I was initially going to blog about my dinner with my classfriends that happened on Mondayevening. But something more in terms of importance has come up.After three years of being placed in Dahisar/Borivili , things are about to change.I believethe Lord has used Shannon as a medium to teach/love/correct and encourage us in his Kingdom.
I learned a few days back that Shannon will be moving out as our HC leader and Arun and Samwill be taking over Dahisar and Borivili. Im a bit sad because I will miss the company of who was my mentor for a very crucial part of the begining years. If it hadn’t been for Shan,I would have made a lot of mistakes and if it hand’t been for God I would have had done far greater ones.
I owe a lot to Shan and Farah, but I believe that even though I will miss him in everything I do from now onwards, we have this special bond that will not break just because of this administrative change. Shannon will continue to love and pray for me and I for him and Farah.
Now I look forward to learn and love Arun. Arun and Shannon are not the same persons, so what I learned from Shannon was good, but now I can learn from Arun and Sam, which I think will be good. Basically, we are all under one house, under one shepherd, one Lord all working to further the Kingdom of God. So it doesnt matter if I am under this one or that one.
As Paul writes in 1 Cor 3:1-15
4For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere men?
5What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe-as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
10By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds. 11For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12If any man builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames.
So be it. Let God be the center of attention in my life and not men of God.
God has a knack of messing up plans for His Greater Good.
To God Be the Glory,Honor and Power , Forever and Ever.
I want everyone who reads this to know the truth. You may ask – What is truth? Pontius Pilate asked the same question two thousand years ago. The same question rings today in the mind of men who walk the earth.Standford university says it aptly- Truth is one of the central subjects in philosophy. It is also one of the largest. Truth has been a topic of discussion in its own right for thousands of years.
My friends listen to me. This is Truth that happened on the 22nd of march. I’ve heard it happen, I believed without a shred of doubt when I heard it so, I’ve seen the after effects after it happened so, but I had never seen it with my very own eyes.
Acts 9:v 34″Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and take care of your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. v35 All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
Today in Church during service I saw a man walk in with crutches. He is an ordinary man, only he couldn’t walk on his own. While we worshiped God he came in the front and started to walk, run and Praise the God of the Heaven and Earth. He was healed instantly just as Aeneas was. I’ve seen the blind see, I have seen the deaf hear, I have seen people with spectacles completely healed of their defective vision- my brother is a living testimony of this. That man went home not on his crutches but on his legs- the way God made man to walk!
v 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
As I saw God doing the same acts he did as Man on this earth my heart lept with un-told Joy and Praise! I could not contain it. I had to tell this to everyone. Jesus can heal you.And If you go and read the rest of Acts chapter 9:32-40, you will read of A woman named Tabitha or Dorcas being raised from the Dead by Peter. Jesus can even raise the Dead. All power and authority has been given to Christ Jesus, who died for mine and your Sin. Trust in Him today. He knows you.
This is the Truth – John 14:6
v6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.