Being Esther


And who knows but that you have come to this royal position for such a time as this?”

What is our God-given mission?Have we thought of it anytime!What is it that God wants you or me to do that we’re not so comfortable doing?If we do it we could be ridiculed or persecuted.Do we have the courage to do such things? We might feel some embarrassment or we might feel it as a shame.We might find ourselves going against the flow, losing family or friends, fame , health, love or even life. We need the courage to do god given missions.These God-given missions don’t necessarily have to be life and death.They may just be opportunities to help others out with some self-sacrifice.Are we ready to sacrifice ourselves to help anyone?often it is a No. Queen Esther teaches us about a God-driven submission.Esther is a great example of a courageous woman in bible..Esther was an orphan who was exalted by god. she saved  the jews by her courage and boldness. When her cousin, Mordecai asked for Esther's help, he assured her that God was going to bring his people through the difficulties they faced. If Esther refused, then she would receive punishment along with the people who wanted to kill the Jews. But Mordecai also challenged Esther.

For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this”(esther4:14).. It took courage and boldness for Esther to approach the king for her mission. She was literally risking her life, as she herself was a Jew. She took the courage to do the god given mission for her. We, too, may have to risk all that is dear to us when we speak up for what is right. And like Esther, we can be sure that the results of our efforts are in God's hands - even if it costs us our lives to do what is right. When we trust God, things in our lives never happen accidently. When the stream of hope dries up in our lives, we should listen carefully to God's instructions for what he wants us to do next.God will speak to us through our prayers. It is dangerous for us to staywhere God supplied our needs yesterday, when he instructs us to move on to some new provisions today. It is a beyond imagination  to leave the place of our past comfort and security, but  we have to believe that the same God who took care of us yesterday will take care of us today, tomorrow and every stages in our life. God never forgets our labour of love. God has a preparation time for all of us. He has his own time for everything in our lives. Moses spent 40 years in the desert looking after sheep before coming to deliver the Israelites. Joseph was in jail until it was God's time for him to be released.

 

Our best friend


                            "What a Friend we have in Jesus, 
                                all our sins and griefs to bear!
                                 What a privilege to carry,,,

                                  everything to God in prayer!
               O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
                  All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

                                    Have we trials and temptations?

                                        Is there trouble anywhere?
                                   We should never be discouraged;

                                     take it to the Lord in prayer.
             Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
             Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

                                       Are we weak and heavy laden,

                                         cumbered with a load of care?
                                      Precious Savior, still our refuge,

                                         take it to the Lord in prayer.
             Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
             In His arms He'll take and shield you; you will find a solace there".
What an amazing song? I learned this song when i was 8 years old from my Sunday school.But i was singing this song since then, without knowing the meaning of the song or without trying to findout the meaning.Sometimes in life it takes us a while to recognise certain truths . And god had to teach me a lesson in life to realise the meaning of this song.When my wordly best friend betrayed me..that was the only painful day in my life which i could not stand.My trust for 18 years was lost.But  it helped meto know that Jesus is your only Best friend .A friend who gave his life for you...A friend who never changes, A friend who never betrays or leaves you, A friend who always have time for you, to help you, care you and encourage you.He knows you better than anyone else in the world.He knows your thoughts.He loves you the way you are  and he is with you always.Even if your mother and father leaves you,he will not leave you..HE is our best friend.Jesus said” "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends".(John 15:13)..After that when i sing this song, it gives me such an annointing feeeling that could not be explained,but only felt!. I would like to share the story behind the creation of this beautiful song.Joseph M. Scriven is the writer of this song. The day before his wedding his fiance died in a tragic accident. Heartbroken, Joseph went  from his homeland and started a life in Canada. While in Canada , he fell in love again and became engaged to Eliza Roche. Once again, his hopes and dreams were shattered when Eliza became ill and died before the wedding could take place.
Inspite of all the pains, his faith in God sustained him. Soon after Eliza's death Joseph  began preaching for a Baptist church. He never married but spent his life to spread the love and compassion of Jesus wherever he went.Jesus was with him as his best friend.Around the same time that Eliza died, Joseph received word from Ireland that his mother was ill. He could not go to be with her, so he wrote a letter of comfort and enclosed one of his poems entitled What a Friend We Have in Jesus.Many years later,when joseph was ill, a friend visited him. During this visit, his friend was very impressed when he ran across his poems, including What a Friend We Have in Jesus. As a result of this visit, almost 30 years after his letter of comfort to his mother, Joseph's poems were published in a book . Soon thereafter, noted musician Charles C. Converse  put music to one of those poems: What a Friend We Have in Jesus.And  that’s the story behind this beautiful song!

Being Job

We all have experienced pains and sufferings in our life..And at any point of time we curse god for that.We ask him "why me? or how can you do it to me who has faith in god ?When we go through worse situations in life,we feel god has fogotten us.It wont take us much time to complaint god for our problems.But it takes us time to start praying for that.I too complainted  god several times whenever i pass through any trial.And finally god gave an end to my complaints by letting me know more about job,A person whom god loved the most..A person Inspite of all the problems he faced, never cursed god or commited sin.Job was a blessed man who lived righteously.He served god and lived a happy life.Job's trial started when god's praises about him prompted satan to challenge him.When god said to satan“There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (Job 1:8), satan wanted to prove  that Job serves God simply because he protects him and has given him all blessings. Satan dares god " Take away Job’s many blessings and you’ll find that he’s no friend of yours. “Stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,  and he will surely curse you to your face.”And God removed Job's protection, allowing Satan to take his wealth,children, property , good name,friends,  his health and everything he had. Satan wanted to tempt Job to curse God. But despite his difficult circumstances, job did not curse God . “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him,” Job cries out in despairing belief (Job 13:15). Still trusting in God as his Advocate, Job insists, “I know that my Redeemer lives”(Job 19:25).We know God is much pleased and concerned about him. No matter that God has temporarily suspended Job’s protect ion,there  was  a reason .Job affirmed that God was still God and always worthy of our love, reverence and worship. That was the test that job passed. He vindicated both himself and God by remaining faithful. Job proved it is possible for humans to love God unconditionally.Job is an example to us.Trials  and sorrows may come in our lives. Because God needs to know something about a faithful servant (Genesis 22:1-12). Job’s suffering had such an intent.To prove whether he would love God in spite of everything...Trials and suffering provide spiritual enrichment and build a relationship between us and God..Can we love god inspite of every trials and hardships?If we cannot, we are allowing satan to win and if we can, Satan is the loser! "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?(Romans 8:32)
    
 

Jesus and Me


Its hard to explain my relation with him. Its beyond words and expressions. He has been with me every seconds of my life, as my friend and consoler.i dont remember which age i started praying but it was during my schooldays and mostly during exams. I didnt know anything more about god. It was during 1997 that i first experienced him. I was a girl who went to church and prayed daily like any others. But didnt ever felt god. It was on october 30th 1997. I had been sent from college due to severe phemonia. I was bedridden. And i coud hardly open my eyes. My parents were worried as it was late night and they cud not take me to the hospital. I could not move any part of my body. And our neighbour jayanpastor came home and prayed for me..That night i tried hard to sleep.But i couldnt. I felt it was my last day. I never had such pain before.  Suddenly i felt a voice saying to me to read Isaih 43.  I ignored it.But i heard it again and again.I tried to move my hands my  to take the bible which was near my pillow.. I tried hard and reached out to it.and the page i got was Isaiah 43.I was surprised at this magic I took isaih 43 and read it. It said.
          "Do not be afraid..I will save you.I have called you by name-you are mine.
          When  you pass through deep waters,I will be with you
          Your troubles will not overwhelm you
         When you pass through fire,you will not be burnt
          The hard trials that come will not hurt you,For i am the lord your god
          You are precious to me and because i love you and give you honor
          Do not be afraid-I am with you"
 I didnt know what happened. But i was sweating and felt something getting away from my body.. And that moment i was healed. I could move, jump, walk. I read and read it manytimes.I had no signs of even a slight fever. That was the first time god talked to me. Manytimes in my life He talked to me through prayers and verses. My relation with him was so personal that i never discussed with anyone. My spirituality was never public. I liked to keep my spirituality personal. I close my doors and pray. Many times jesus have done miracles in my life . He always showed me he loves his children more than anything. And i am  his favourite child.But then i realised our testimonies can do great things to others.and  i started sharing my experiences to others.  In my life i had many hard trials, but in all that my jesus was with me..Bible says " Even if my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will hold me close..He is the one person whom you can trust.He is your only best friend.Nothing in this world could harm you."If god be for us,who can be against us"..Amen

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losing a blog

It was one of the most saddest days to me. And i blame myself for that. My blog got deleted due to my carelessness. It was my blog since 4 yearss and it was a real loss to me. Noone of the datas were saved! :( Anyways i hope bad things happens for better things to happen...And i didnt have the mind to start a new one.I was feeling bad due to my old blog's loss and a bit lazy.But recently started rethinking and here goes my new blog.  :)