Words on a screen

This last month has caused me to rethink a few  all of my priorities. I found myself going back to the first post on oscarisms.wordpress.com and looking at all the different experiences I’ve had. Most importantly, reading what I have learned through the Word of God over the years.

The main purpose of this blog was for an older Oscar, just incase he got stuck or wanted to thank God he’d have all the information he forgot on the web.

Currently the older Oscar, as compared to the one writing with bad grammar in 2006 is grateful that he started this blog.

I think i’ll start to pen down my life once again. Without the many passwords this time. (I forgot most of them lol)

-Me

You can make a difference

I ride to work everyday, even when I dont have work I am usually on the bike. I can safely say that Indian roads are to be experienced and learned.

Breaking a traffic signal is of no value today. It only costs 100 Rs to get away. Lesser if you want to bribe the official.Trust me, the only time you will NOT consider breaking it , is if you seen cops right in front of you or you have seen too many cops on that particular day to keep you alert.
Im not saying that I dont ever break signals. But I dont do it anymore. And if you catch me doing it, slap me.

I’ve noticed this. If everyone else is breaking the signal you will too even if you aren’t a regular at it.It is very easy to go with the flow. “Why are you doing it? I dont know. Because everyone else is.” For some it doesnt even matter if there are cops, they run away.

Its very difficult to stop at the signal when everyone else is breaking it. Even more to do so before the white line which is drawn before the zebra crossing.

But when you DO stop, you’ll witness a miracle. Don’t bother about the fool honking behind you to get you to break the signal. Wait for the signal to turn green. Suddenly you will see motorists stop too. Why? Cuz one of them saw you do it. And then everyone starts to stop for the signal.

My point is this- If a normal action of following normal logical laws can influence others to do the same, HOW MUCH MORE when you start living for Jesus Christ. How much more when you show Jesus in your life. Dont break God’s laws. Be an example to others.

So are you ready to make a difference today? Start with a smile.

What I live for….

The best part of sharing the Gospel is not 

1. That you are fulfilling the Great Commission….. or that you are 2.  the body of Christ on Earth or even the fact that 3.  others get to hear about Jesus’s great love.

Of course all of these are very important and valid……
but the best part of giving the Gospel is that satisfying feeling in your Spirit, knowing that the last 3 hours you just spent talking the truth makes all the difference in the life of that person in eternity. 

So, who did you give the Gospel to today? You’d rather hear it from a blog than from God.

God, who makes things grow.

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.
Amen.

You’re all I need

Heal my heart and make it clean 
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like you have loved me
Break my heart from what breaks yours
Everything I am for your kingdoms cause
As I go from nothing to 
Eternity

– Hosanna(from  Savior King by Hillsongs)

Its that Time of the year again, where I look back and thank God for everything.

Christmas is special to me because not only is it the month when everyone is happy, even if it means just for Christmas but I get to tell everyone about Jesus’ Love. Unconditional Love.

Christmas this year was GREAT! I did everything I had planned earlier. I wish I had prayed more. On Christmas eve, it got a bit lonely watching some of my friends go out for parties and/or hang around with their better half. I missed having that for some time. Ok, so i’ll admit half an hour. I really did. But I thought about it then I realized It didn’t matter really. As long as ‘she’ is having a great time too. Dont ask  me who ‘She’ is I dont know.

New  Years is going to be fantastic. Im gonna spend time with the most special person in my life!

I love you Lord, I worship you
Hope which was lost, now stands renewed
I give my life to honor this
The love of Christ, the savior king

 

Savior King ( from Savior King by Hillsongs)

Songs  from ‘Savior King’ and ‘Hosanna’

Fools Heart of Gold

The Lord has endless ways of cheering you up and encouraging you. God speaks to me. He really does. I can hear His voice. Its like nothing you have ever heard before. When He starts nothing else matter. So this is a little for my Saviour.

I see the stars in the dim lit sky

Why am I alone?

You can see the stars a lot better

lying on the ground.

Soon the guilt catches me

the darkness surrounds

and engulfs my soul

I cry out to the one who

brought me with the price of His Own/.

 

It’s hard to see in the night,

especially if I am not standing upright.

Then I hear the most beautiful voice

My Lion, King of Judah roars.

He walks to my wearied soul

Kisses me and raises my head

as I fall in the fullness of His Love

in as much not left alone

he spoke in the voice you will ever know,

“Your Majesty

is called for a much far greater place than the floor.

Arise, take the mountain

for destiny holds is more

for a fools mind knows.

You are Wise in me,

and a fool in the world.

Abide in Me

and I will Abide in you,

and that is all you will ever need to know.”

 

My Expressionist poem

Is it really oursto dictate

the terms and conditions

along the rolling credits

straining to see the imprint

on our lives?

 

Is not a big circle

never ending in its length

its diameter?

so wide and long 

that it can fit it all

the things that seem so endless

and it could fit a thousand letters.

 

It would seem that our lives

are govern’d by the scythe 

waiting to cut the thread

on which rests our life,

and fate decides

where we tread.

But of course there exists

no great folly as fate.

 

Nay we are govern’d

by Destinty

for it doesnt dictate

unlike Fate

as once again

there exists no such a thing.

 

All’s the world a stage

they say,(but)

I say its Improv Everwhere

its every decision you take

at every crossroad you make,

draws you one step close to the edge.

 

Will you embrace the fall

or hold you peace now and forever all?

Your A Spirit with a Body.

Youre either living in the Spirit or the Flesh.

If you are living in the Spirit. You are automatically not living in the flesh. And if you are living in the Flesh you are automatically not living in the Spirit. Whether you like it or not.
Jesus told that we cant serve two masters. Who are you gonna be hooked under? I’ve made my choice. Have you?