A Tribute to my Daddy

My Daddy, a humble & patient soul;

Man of few words & of gentle tongue.

A firm believer of the truth, and doubter of vain hope;

Captivates the hopeless & homeless.

A seeker of divine wisdom & keeper of Godly knowledge;

Walks with the wise, walks away from harm.

A risk-taker, braves the storm;

His tranquil quietens the restless.

A generous giver & sower,

Follower of the heart and finger of God.

An overcomer, wise, rich & strong,

Ever pleasing to God, the Father.

Hard-pressed on all sides but not crushed;

Perplexed but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;

Struck down, but not destroyed.

Lived righteously, Spoke rightly;

His hand never took a bribe,

Stopped his ears from listening to bloodshed,

Shut his eyes against evil schemes.

His brokenness leaked only goodness;

His overflow spoke of his kindness;

Cast down but unconquered,

Grieved but rejoicing in the truth.

Poor in spirit, pure in heart,

Full of meekness and mercy.

An immutable salt of the earth,

The infallible light of the world.

What a mighty man of valour!

My Dad (Mr. D. Anbunathan), the Amazing Superman!

It’s Possible

..destroy whatever among you is devoted to destruction. Joshua 7:12

You cannot stand against your enemies until you remove it. Joshua 7:13

We can see the thoughts of God clearly in these Scripture verses. There is something in your midst that eats you up. It keeps you occupied. Your focus shifts and it aims at your well-being and harmony. It targets your growth. It can only bring you down but never build you up. God says destroy whatever among you that is devoted to destruction. Put an end to it.

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Free, Best & True Love

“I have loved you…with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”

Jeremiah 31:3 NLT

Almighty God loved you with an everlasting love. He loved you first and drawn you close to him. His bond of love can never break. His love will never fail. For your sake, he sent His son Jesus Christ to bear your sins so you can live free.

His love is genuine. He demonstrated his love and compassion for you. No one can love more than God. You can love him back. You can depend on His true love. May you be blessed through Jesus Christ!

A Big Thanks

Thanks be to my Heavenly Father for doing the impossible.

We moved mountains by the power of your name.

You made the poor rich.

You made the weak live.

You made me strong.

You made your name known.

Surely your goodness and mercies follow all the days of our lives.

You called forth things that were not.

Peace, comfort and restoration.

You made the mountain of trouble melt like wax in your presence.

In your presence, there is joy forever more

You unraveled the mysteries of Your word.

There is good success in store for your people,

Abundance of good things and hope forever more.

45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:45

I’m truly blessed by my Saviour Lord Jesus Christ.

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CARETAKER-FRIEND

A relaxing time with a friend,

A friend you deeply love,

Enjoying journey with him.

 Drop him off, only to pick him up again.

While silence remain, opportunity knocks for more.

You can walk with him eternally.

For there is One who said,

“Whoever believes in me

Shall have eternal life.”

One solid choice to make,

One quick step to take,

One word “Yes” to say,

To believe in the One sent from above

His name is Jesus Christ

Born of virgin Mary,

Over shadowed by Almighty

Peace be yours!

His will be done.

Your friend is forever yours.

Together as One family

Of our Heavenly Father.  

(Holy Scripture – John 3:16)

Life Full of Holidays

Life full of holidays? Being at rest and restored is a choice. Would you be willing to choose to rest? Would you be willing to know no worries of the world, to be deeply satisfied, to truly appreciate? To take the gifts and lessons left behind from past seasons of our lives and carry it forward with you?

The closeness of my closest friend changed the trajectory of my life and family. The vast, uphill journey of pleasantness, serenity, quietness and comfort speak louder every day as I recite my verse into this blog space.

I hadn’t even opened my mouth to utter it. But, God-in-me knew my musings and my very nature of ups and downs and thoughts of needs. He has always been the first one to understand me and my thoughts. He has always been the first one who comes to my aid, he is the first one to empathize with my weakness.

I did not even know what was best for me and I did not know where to search for it. God directed my steps. God provided for me at the right season of my life. I’m grateful for his unfailing love and his faithfulness of his word.

At 21, I was married even before I longed for it.

In my 20s, I bore children without waiting for it.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11

All these years, I was fed and nurtured wonderfully, not by the work of my hands.

 I have not labored yet to prepare my food. I was fed without the worries of the world like the birds of the air. They neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet my heavenly Father feeds them. I’m truly grateful for my Father’s love upon our family for his rich provision.

Every good gift, be it clothing or spiritual discernment come from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. God foreknew my life, met my needs, my deepest desires and longings.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows,” James 1: 17

All praise to my King Jesus Christ!

The Mighty Aura of Oneness

There is a world of difference in all of us. We might have seen differences in personality traits, in our upbringing, in our experiences, of desires, in our preferences, in our perception and so on. We all have our battlefield in our mind. So, we should have a strategy. What is your strategy?

There is an end to all things. There is a way to end victoriously. Read below a real-life story.

My battling strategy was like playing judo and chess. It goes like this. Take risk, be brave, win some, lose some, always protect your queen, keep standing till the end. I didn’t give up or give in. But I didn’t feel like a winner either.

I wondered there should be a better strategy. I prayed to God for His solution to my problems (related to relationships which led to health problems) and cast all cares and worries upon him.  I felt a promise of peace, quietness and relief. I decided to stop worrying about my problems, intentionally by faith. In a matter of days, I learned that my other friend also shared my intentions and thoughts. It was like a friend who could perfectly understand me. We were fitting exactly like a jigsaw puzzle. I was caught in surprise. In fact, my opponent turned friend had none other than Spirit of Oneness (Spirit of God) who brings unity in lives of people who are destined to stay together. I realised He is available to help us in our weak moments. Through your faith in the name of Jesus Christ, he can help us all. He is able to empathize with our weakness.

24 “It shall come to pass
That before they call, I will answer;
And while they are still speaking, I will hear… says the Lord. Isaiah 65:24

My gracious God listened to my heart even before I spoke to him in prayer.

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. Psalms 97: 5

A short while ago, I felt mountain of anxiety and despair melt like wax in the presence of the Spirit of Oneness. There is more grace, more peace and more rest like never before in my life.

In any case, battlefield of our mind not just involves us. Because human mental strength fails, just as the legs of a warrior retire. We need the One greater than us.

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Great News!

Hi Readers, welcome once again!

Good news! I got a new job, so close to my home. It’s something that I dreamed of, waited on for years and years.  Favor came hand in hand with right timing. Oh boy, I jumped in.

My new mantra: Enjoy work, rest, enjoy work & rest

It’s all working out wonderfully like in the scripture below..

..God keeps me busy with the joy of my heart. Ecclesiastes 5: 20

I see kindness, unusual kindness all along my way. Since we moved to Canberra, I have been meeting up with people who are so kind and welcoming. We escaped Covid lockdowns in Sydney and quietly enjoying a resting season in Canberra. Pretty much like in the scripture below..

1Now when they had escaped, they then found out that the island was called Malta. And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.  Acts 28: 1-2

Also, Unusual kindness from total strangers was an invitation from God to bless us even more. The Lord had been truly gracious and never stopped sending us help from above.

I thank God for his faithful love and kindness to our family, with a wonderful & new addition to our blessings (my new job).

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You Can Live on Grace

To all my friends who dearly loved me and asked me how I’ve been in Sydney!

Over the past 9 years of my life, I enjoyed volunteering at various places in Sydney for Administration, Human Resources and Media Marketing. Earning a handful was a long time coming. Before I could even earn a decent income, my Lord provided for all my needs, my food, shelter, my clothing.

When critics were judgmental and passed comments about me, their jealousy did not ruin my life. In the long run, their words proved them wrong. Their plans did not prosper. Their words did not become my destiny. God’s goodness and mercies followed me every day. The Lord have always been my refuge and his grace is always sufficient for me.

I did not strive to put food on my plate or feed my family. I have not labored to even prepare our meals every day. By His goodness of His grace, the Lord satisfied all my needs. His grace satisfied my spirit, soul and body. I did not lack food, clothing and shelter.  The Lord have always been generous and kind to me. I am loved, blessed, healed and restored by the Most High God Almighty. I can see lots of love, life and peace coming my way.

Today I’m blessed. It is God and not my intellect that brought in favour upon my life. Through faith in the name of Jesus Christ, I’m tasting every grace he has bestowed on me.

10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34: 10

1The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.  Psalm 23: 1, 2

I praise the name of Jesus Christ, the name above all names.

In Him, you have victory.

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