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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We Moved to the Nation’s Capital

Hello Readers, we moved to Canberra. Just sat down to reminisce our fond memories while in Sydney and recount on the paths we took… there were daily grind of things, life-changing moments, defining moments, a transitional phase where you know you are not there yet. The life journey from changing baby diapers to job search, to learning new skillset, changing mindset, making unending compromises, making room for new, renewal of mind, to believe in our guts to move to Canberra. Phew! Have I said enough?   

Personally, I survived the emptiness of the dry season of my life. I survived the ruthless raving waves of the sea. I did not sink in the waters of anxiety that surrounded me. Echoes of sick phone calls woke me up at nights but the Lord was with me. His lovingkindness is better than life – Psalm 63: 3.

When the raging storms rushed through without notice, there was the peace that passes understanding. I had felt the serene beauty of the gentle spirit inside of me. When my understanding said there’s no hope left, look around (anything can happen), the peace of God filled me and made me firm. The name Jesus Christ have always been my strength and hope. He loved me and gave himself for me – Galatians 2: 20

Surely goodness and mercies of God followed me every day while in Sydney. I survived my brokenness and wretchedness by His grace. I fought the good fight of faith. I was crushed but I was not broken.

12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. Exodus 1: 12

I have experienced the severity of the desert heat, harsh treatment of life circumstances. But it did not stop us from prospering. We had huge personal loan and we prayed to pay off soon. We were sick and tired of paying back. Within a matter of few days, God gave us a desire and passion to start an IT business. My hubby and I took a leap of faith. As days went by, God brought in clients. Gradually, we had good income that we successfully closed all our loans now. Debt free in few months’ time just the way we asked for in prayer! All hail King Jesus!

I thank the Lord for his great purposes and awesome deeds in my life and family.  Praise you Heavenly Father!

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Great Peace for You and Me

Every night and early in the mornings, a loud and thunderous voice of a drunkard was heard at Mr. A’s apartment for several months. Whenever his mind felt disturbed, he also disturbs the sweet sleep of his neighbours. Constant yelling and booze and aggressive noise made his night. He would attempt breaking in for no reason. His neighbours complained and protested but nothing changed. And so, I began to ask God’s help found in this Scripture.

Continue reading “Great Peace for You and Me”

Darkness Will Not be Dark to You

Courteous Readers,

Knowing that true joy actually comes from what’s going on in your heart, I gladly bring to you this news. I came to understand experientially that there is an unusual common sense and inexplicable strength available in time of my need.

We’ve been through episodes of distress and agony in the lives of our loved ones. Now it’s all coming together with hope and peace. I’m sharing the only reason for my hope, the words of the living God.

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139: 12

His mighty hand guides me through and his right hand holds me fast. The things that I dread lose its grip on me as I run close to my Savior each day. Because Lord Jesus Christ is the name above all names. Sickness and diseases shall bow to His holy name. Darkness is not dark to him at all.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; Psalm 23: 4

Thank you Lord Almighty for your unfailing love!

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