Prayer in One’s Life
While reading the Gospels, I encountered many a time Jesus taking time to pray. After addressing the multitudes, he used to go to the mountain to pray. He also taught the disciples to pray. How do we pray? First of all we have to give all honor, glory and worship to God. With prayer God opens his wings of favor, compassion and grace. With prayer we receive the gifts of God. Doors are which are closed open. Prayer is a window to healing. Prayer is a veil for protections. Prayer is the abundant receiving of God’s grace. Prayer also gives comfort to those who are coping loss of a loved one. Prayer is the gift of the Holy Spirit
Morning was peaceful poem. Muses did their catwalk which was so sublimely beautiful. I relaxed all morning, thinking of the book I am writing.
I pondered on the meaning of time, both heavenly time and mathematical time. Mathematical time is quantitative and heavenly time is divine and qualitative. Heavenly time has a beginning but no end and we can call that eternity. Heavenly time also encompasses the time we spend with our loved ones. With heavenly time we can see our loved ones in heaven when we are taken up with the will of Christ
I was also thinking on the meaning of being (Ontology). I would like to do a narrative from the Christian point of view. Being encompasses (Christ and Consciousness) called Christanonsciousness. Christanonsciousness is the feeling of being loved by God Jehovah Jesus and it involves the sharing of love and grace of God. My being unlike the existential nihilists makes a person valuable and this is called (Valueablelization).. When we realize that the meaning of life is value with ourselves and with God we become a consciousness known as preciousness.
Bible for Those who are coping with Loss
Mourning the death of a loved one is not an easy thing. Often we tend to lose hope. How do we cope with loss? Let me quote the scripture: Psalms 34:18 ‘The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit’. Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more mourning, no more crying, no more pain for the old order of things has passed away.’ We can’t understand death by our own will. We need the grace of God to feel his compassion. When we pray for the grace of God, he will ease our souls and fill with compassion. For the broken hearted: let me use the example of Job who had to face ghastly trials and temptations even though he was faithful to God. When Job was tempted by the Devil he quotes in pain: JOB 6:2 ‘If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on scales’. Though Job was suffering the greatest beauty of Job was he did not complain. I can only say that though prayer you can accept the grace and compassion of God. There is also the future hope of meeting your loved one in heaven.
Parable from the Bible
Jesus is famous for the parable he told. In one parable, he says a farmer’s helpers planted seed. Later on when the night came, the enemy came and sowed thistles. When the plant sprouted, the thistles also showed. The helpers asked the master, who planted the thistles and the master replied: the enemy did. Then they asked him should we weed it out. No replied the master. We can weed it out after it has become a crop. There is a twofold meaning this parable. The thistles are the bad times and rough patches in life. And the seed represents God who takes care of your life no matter what it happens to you. Harvest time also denotes a period where those who are close to God will be taken up.
The Bible teaches us that WORDS are powerful things and we have to use them with care as words carry a curse or a cure or a blessing. I can quote one example from the Old Testament. When Jacob was leaving Laban (Rebecca was Laban’s Daughter) his uncle along with his wife Rebecca, Laban a pagan accused him of stealing his household Gods. To that Jacob replied that whoever has stolen them will be cursed and die. And when Rebecca was having pregnancy complications she succumbed to death. Another example is from the New Testament. While Jesus was traveling he came across a Fig Tree. He was feeling very hungry and to his irony it had no fruit though it was the fruiting time. Jesus cursed the Fig Tree and it withered. So the lesson is WORDS can generate blessings or curses.
Morn came up like sweet music. The chirps of tinsel echoed in the sky. I thank Jehovah Jesus for blessing my life and making me contented.
I am reading Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians and I would like to share some thoughts with you.
Paul talks of gifts coming from God. Yes God rewards us spiritually and materially. We have to constant in Prayer asking God to gift us with his choice.
Then Paul talks of infighting in the Church of Corinth. Paul gently pleads with to be at peace with one another.
Again Paul says that he didn’t come to Corinth to make a large following but because he was obedient to God’s Word.
The Message of the cross cannot be understood intellectually but only spiritually.
For the Jews to believe in Christ—they want signs and miracles. For the Greeks, they want Philosophical wisdom. This acts as a stumbling block for accepting the message of Christ. What is needed is simple Child like Faith when we approach God’s Kingdom.
The mystery of God is spiritual wisdom and not the wisdom of the street. Embracing God’s wisdom guarantees us a place in heaven. Paul encourages the Christians in Corinth to grow in Christian Faith.
Paul gently chides with them about sexual promiscuity in the church. Yes, the scripture is very clear that sexuality is a gift of God and should be practiced within the bounds of married life.
Paul cautions them to settle disputes amongst themselves and not take matters to court.
Paul recommends that if you have the desire to have sex, go get married. Sexuality is a gift of God and should be practiced in married life.
Paul again explains that God does not lie in Idols. There is only one God—the messiah Christ.
Paul again speaks of eating meat sacrificed before idols. He admits that it is possible with caution. He says that if a person who has just come to Christ sees a believer eating the food given to idols, he may loose his faith.
I am reading Paul’s Letters to the Romans and I would like to share with you some thoughts about it.
Paul is speaking about grace and the divinity of Christ. What is Grace Theology? It’s the abundant love and merciful blessings poured on us. God knows the desires of our heart and he is a God who will answer our prayers. The son of God was crucified and on third day he resurrected giving us a hope of eternal life with him. In this world we experience trials, tribulations and persecution but this is temporary compared to eternity in heaven.
God says through Paul: ‘I will make nobodies somebody’.
Paul talks of the Jewish Race of many who had not accepted Christ. He tells that Abraham’s descendant Isaac was born out of a divine command. Isaac is God’s promised Destiny for the Jewish nation. From Jacob God made a nation Israel. Paul laments at the failure of the Jews to choose the Messiah.
The fruit of salvation is trusting and being obedient to God. God’s relationship with us is one of faith, grace, mercy and love.
We must all know that a great revival is taking place in Israel. Many Jews are coming to Christ and they are called Messianic Jews.
Paul again prophecies that the hard hardheartedness of Israel is temporary. Yes we are witnessing a miracle happening in Israel.
‘Everything comes from him and everything happens through him. Take your everyday life as offering to God’.