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Psalm 1

Psalm 1

A beautiful comparison between what is Godly and what is ungodly. It teaches us the way of life and the choices that would lead us to either eternal peace or death.
We all struggle each day because of the choices we make. If we keep this Psalms’ word near our heart, there are chances that our struggles might not burden us.
Read it slowly, and let the word come to you.

1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in My Christianship

 

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Gentle Jesus


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Gentle Jesus listen closely

To the words that I would say,

‘Tis with love that knows no limits,

That I come to Thee today.

For without You life is empty,

With no comfort anyplace,

I have naught save You to help me,

Do not turn away Thy face.

Gentle Jesus teach me patience,

Take away this foolish pride,

Grant I only permitted,

To continue at Thy side.

Though my heart is sometimes weary,

And my eyes are filled with tears,

I have only but to tell Thee

And my sorrow disappears.

Gentle Jesus, Lord and Master,

Deep within this human shell,

Lives a soul which Thou hast ransomed,

It would love Thee long and well.

You have felt as I am feeling,

Who could better understand,

That the One who meekly listened,

To their “crucify the Man!”

Grace E. Easley

Taken from Sharing Jan-Feb. 2007 (Bi-monthly magazine of Diocese of Simla- Chandigarh)

 

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God’s constant guidance

Lord welcomes us with open hands

Lord welcomes us with open hands

The Daily Reflection reading brought me to the most amazing verse from the Bible. So far my favorite verse was, “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son,” (John 3:16). This constantly reminded me that God loves me and I can be what I want to be. As a matter of fact I could do anything under the sky (this verse gave me that much of liberty and when I say that I could do anything then I am referring to all those things which are quite not acceptable). And then also I have this another verse or say the full Psalm that I took freedom to be my trump card to pass through any difficult time i.e., Psalm 23. I have misused it to my advantage. Sheer signs of misbalance in my carefree and life full of enjoyment I would use it to my refuge. Apparently, life came to its full circle for me and I got the opportunity to return, I thoroughly understood the Prodigal Son’s story.

Lord, wants us to be His and at times He rebukes us in a fashion that brings us closer to Him. He has always wanted the best for us. The choice of free will and being in with Him all makes sense. Anything and everything becomes an affirmation of our faith. The words spoken, the actions taken as well as the deeds done all of it become the reflection of God’s work in our life.

I surrendered my all to the Almighty (no I have not renounced the world). I have surrendered my life, my thoughts, my words, my actions and my complete being to Him. I was worried sick that how this new change of events would work for me in the world we live in, would I falter, would I be lost again… Itwas then that this verses were presented to me as the Daily reading. “If you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him. Be rooted and built up in him, strengthened in his faith as you were taught, an overflowing with thoughtfulness.” Col 2:6

I fell on my knees and thanked God from the bottom of my heart for that it confirmed that my worries were not hidden from Him and that he was guiding me and helping me to go forth and be an example of His mercies.

The life will bestow many challenges and hurdles in my life. It is said that great journey’s begins with one step. I have taken this one step. I am aware that the path I have so freely chosen is the narrowest of all. And that walking away from it would provide me with the easy way out but the easy way out is not the solution. The easy way out is only the deep hole we dig for our grave. When one can differentiate between the just and unjust that is when the narrowest path seems wider that the 6 lane highways.

I would like to make a small prayer for the ones who have accepted Jesus Christ in their lives and have prepared themselves to walk the path of faith that the Lord constantly guide and help them.

Amen.

 
 

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