In times of darkness, when all the clouds loom and block all light,
When the deep dampness disdain, dissatisfaction overwhelms you,
When your best efforts meet with a dry hard wall,
When you moon decides to hide from you with all its little stars,
When the sailor in you can’t decide which way to go,
Seek the Lord, Seek your father, seek your creator,
For he will bring light upon your head, clarity to your mind,
Blessing to your troubled times,
Happiness to your sorrow, warmth to your body,
He will feed you the best of things,
Admonish your enemies, cast away the demons,
Calm the seas, bring wind to your sails,
When you look on to him, seek his guidance,
He will command his angels to clear your path to
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground;
And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth.
చీకటి కాలంలో, అన్ని మేఘాలు కాంతికిరణాలను దాచేస్తే,
లోతైన చెమ్మ, అసంతృప్తి మిమ్మును అధిగమించినప్పుడు,
మీ చేసే ప్రయత్నాలు అన్నిటికీ అడ్డుగోడ తగిలినప్పుడు,
వెలుగునిచ్చే చంద్ర నక్షత్రాలు మీరు నుండి దాక్కుంటే,
మీ నావ ఎటువెళ్ళాలో మార్గం తేలిక నిలబడిపోతే,
మీ దేవుణ్ని జ్ఞాపకం చేసుకో, నీ తండ్రిని, నీ సృష్టికర్త, నీ ప్రభువు
ఇంకా నిన్ను వెదకుచున్నారని, నిన్ను ప్రేమిస్తున్నాడని,
అతను ని శిరస్సు మీదకి కాంతి తెచ్చి, నీ మనస్సుకు స్పష్టత,
నీ మనస్సుకు ప్రశాంతత, నీ బాధను ఆనందంగా
నీ ప్రార్ధన విని, నీ స్తుతులను, నీ కన్నీటిని చూసి
నీ శత్రువులు మందలించి, నీ అడ్డంకులను పడదోసి
పొంగుతున్న సముద ఉధృతిని తగ్గించి, నీ తెరచాపలో గాలి నింపి,
నువ్వు చూపే విశ్వాసాన్ని, నమ్మకాన్ని ఆదరించి
నీకు ఇరుకుల్లో విశాలత కలుగచేసి
నీకు తన మార్గదర్శకత్వాన్ని ఇచ్చి
అతను మీ మార్గం సుగమనం అవ్వాలని దూతలను ఆదేశించి
ఎండిన ఎడారిలో మంచు కురిపించి, పాడైన చోట,
ఒక క్రొత్త సంతోషాన్ని కలిగిస్తాడు
అందుకే ఆయన వైపే చూడు
ఏకాంతంలో అయన కోసం కనిపెట్టు
క్రీస్తే ఆ వసంతం
యేసే నీలోని నూతన సృష్ఠి
I will try and put this post as simply across as possible. The greatest things in human history have been achieved not by the most apt, able and talented people but by people who had the willingness to try and DO. The key word here is do. Wright brothers weren’t the only ones to achieve what they set out for. Many people were trying to fly and create history. Many people lost their lives doing so but we only remember the ones who succeeded.
God too has this amazing habit of choosing the most reluctant people to get his work done. Take Jonah, for example, who went off to Tarsish than to Niniveh and was reluctant to the core before he finally helped people of Niniveh change and repent of their transgressions. Take Moses who keeps finding excuses to avoid going back to Egypt. Take Gideon who was hiding and many more such examples. When they followed the will of God, the result was just incredible.
Not let us look at people who followed God’s command willingly. Take king David, Abraham, Jacob, Hanok, the disciples and many more such people who followed his command. Great success followed wherever Abraham went. Greater successes followed Jacob. Apostles performed greater miracles than Jesus himself and there was a time when Paul and Peter’s apparels were healing the sick. Such was God’s presence and grace on them. Whenever the task ahead of you is beyond you and humbling you, remember where your strength comes from. It comes from the God who is worthy of praise and his holiness strengthens us and encourages us to perform greater tasks than we can ever imagine.
Yes, we can do all things in God and achieve our goals when we seek his guidance and blessing.
Yes we are indeed blessed. Let me explain. Imagine how big the city you are living in is! Imagine how difficult it would be for someone to come searching for your house if they are coming to meet you for the first time. Now imagine if you are in a different country and the person coming to meet you doesn’t know the language and is coming for the first time. Isn’t it difficult for to find out your address and come.
Imagine how big the universe is and in this small planet which is of minuscule proportions when compared to some of the latest cosmic discoveries how unimportant we are when we realize where we fit in to the scheme of things. And now see the grace of God in selecting us and shedding his blood and sacrificing his only begotten son for our sake so we can live free of sin. Isn’t it a wonderful blessing?
It is really humbling and scary when we think of God and the human like you and me and how the equation works. It is nothing but God’s love and grace that helps us do that and still consider worthy of being forgiven.
What does he expect in return from us? Practically nothing. He wants us to lead a righteous life worthy of being called his son and worthy of the sacrifice we are bestowed upon. The price paid for our sins is the blood of Jesus and we cannot pay it back. We are truly blessed.
There is no more joy than being aware of God’s love for us and his plans for us. God just doesn’t want us to be blessed but share the news of his blessing and grace to others so they can be blessed too. The simplest thing you can do is share the love to others.
Thank you Lord for your kindness and grace and love. We praise you and exalt you and humble ourselves in your presence.
I am clay. Dry clay without a shape or character or use. You are one too.
Once you understand the fact that God is molding you to his like and all the troubles and tribulation you are going through are the part of this wonderful molding, you would start to understand his big picture for your life. You are not here just like a stone or an animal, you are here for a purpose, a mission and a blessing. You are here because you can be a blessing to other people and you need to achieve that. To reach there, you need to understand and live with the passion that God has for you.
When troubles come, be ready to face them with a smile on your lips and happiness in your heart and go to face them for your Lord is putting you through only things you can handle. To make you strong, to make your powerful and to make you useful for his purpose. When he is shaping you, you got to feel the pain and it hurts but this is all part of his training for your eternal purpose. So face that with praise in your heart and a courage knowing that the Lord God doesn’t let anything happen to your without his permission.
When those few pebbles were molded in the water for years together and polished by wind, sand and heat in the valley, they never would have imagined what they had in store for them until David picked them up from the dust and enshrined them in his little leather pouch as he went up to fight the giant Goliath. God has a purpose for you and it is as big, as grand as you cannot imagine. So commit to him in faith, in belief and let his work his magic and he would use you as an un-matchable weapon which would break open the shrouds of darkness and the gates of Hell cannot stand before you. Be useful to God. But before that mold yourself to match his need.
Let him take you through some tough experiences and during all this don’t ever lose hope for when he is shaping you, he is watching you carefully. You are in his mighty caring hands. Stay strong.