One of the things people never fail to comment about me: that I’m underweight and thin. Taking concern in every meal, with lots of observations and steps to make a proper meal size, I snuggled in for years. But I stayed at 49-50 kgs for many years. Nothing could help me gain weight – not even energy drinks, health drinks, big meals or many meals. I took comfort in a much-satisfying response, “Maybe it’s not in my genes”. Months later…Continue reading “Underweight? Not Anymore!”
Some less-than zero weight, virulent forms continue to wreck the lives of beautiful souls near and far. That’s heart-breaking. One day at a time, circumstances keep changing. We guessed it right, things are shifting. There is one thing we did that made a huge difference in our lives.Continue reading “The Power of One”
Oh, what a year it’s been, a small flu shut the whole world down. It held numerous on the floor, many on the couch, some at home locked down without a warning. We panicked, shopped, outran the witty, tweeted a hint of support for many who needed any.
We watch and wait, watch and go, wait and sanitize as we go. Thoughts of distancing cross our minds umpteen times a day to prompt our children, nudge their cool-headedness, sneak out for their safety. Check on gran, SMS a friend, shop with our siblings, smile at strangers. Can’t wait to know the truth, when this will end.
But this is my comfort. This is my hiding place and my resting place. The truth that lies beneath my flesh, in the aura of my heart..
..in Christ Jesus all things hold together. Colossians 1:17
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
Yes, it’s true. Numerous downloads of strength from His word and daily fresh grace of my loving heavenly father are my joy and delight.
Praying for you all. Cheers!
A friendly and intelligent person I know was a fresh engineering graduate. His happy-go-lucky life always filled him with surprises and good things. He would eat whatever he craves for. He also buys the best wear from his favorite shops. He had everything except for one which is his identity in the society.
When he was content and had no worries of the world, people around him ask him what he was. And he had no answer. That stopped everything. For some years, he remained unemployed although he was seeking out every day. He prayed to God every day that a way be opened for him. Many of his job applications were rejected straight away. His frustration grew worse. His nature became different, from being friendly to being hostile to anyone and everyone. He became a difficult person to deal with. He would lock up his door behind him. He would only let people talk to him for brief moments.
He was losing his smile. He was grim faced. His careless words showed rage and low self-esteem. He found very hard to like anything, even food. He knew days were passing and life was becoming miserable. People would not stop bugging him. Struggling to connect, he even lost friendships who wouldn’t recognise the pressure. He moved away from them. The ones closest to him was his family but he was close to none.
God knew he was broken-hearted. He received an interview letter from a top engineering company out of the blue. He couldn’t believe his eyes. He walked in, attended it, aced it. God knew his sorrows. With his heart full of compassion, showed him riches of his mercy and he opened doors of opportunity for him. He comforted him as a father comforts his child. That’s the comfort he would not find anywhere in the world. He carried him on his shoulders thus far as a father would. He now acknowledges that Heavenly Father God is a wonder working God.
Through Lord Jesus Christ, God, the Comforter in sorrow touched his heart.
There was this one thing I really enjoyed.
One thing that gave me absolute pleasure, filled me with inexplicable joy and changed my sorrowful heart.
After it was finished, I felt like nothing. But it gave me a false comfort and made me want for more and more. Month after month, the story continued.
When I came to know Jesus through His word, I came to understand what I am worth. The knowledge of his priceless love for me and his sacrifice for my well-being changed my way of thinking. I knew I didn’t need that to be happy.
Truly, I don’t enjoy that thing I enjoyed in the past. I suddenly retracted myself from saying I wanted it. I lost the desire to touch it. I haven’t looked forward to prolong that habit.
Has that ever crossed my mind? Yes, several times. But it does not take hold of me anymore. I hate it. That deep passion and longing had been cast away. I now completely lack the senses to satiate my deep desire for it.
Loved. Cherished. Lived. Met Jesus. Witnessed life. Huge relief. Gained control. Thoroughly enjoying. Living victorious!
Courteous readers, if you need prayers, send your name and your request. I will pray for you. Our gracious heavenly father will listen to our prayers. Grace and Peace to you ! !