The name on the gravestone.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE WORLD- NOTHING!

WHAT YOU TAKE FROM THE WORLD-NOTHING!

Then why do you live your life as if you own everything?

I am going to tell you a story. Listen carefully:

Once a Swiss industrialist, who was living in Bale, happened to cross a cemetery one winter’s day. Snow covered most of the gravestones making it impossible to read the inscriptions. Suddenly he stopped. On one gravestone sheltered by a pine tree a name could be read. It was his own name “Charles Mez”. He did not know who that namesake of his might be, whose body rested there, but the fact that the only legible name in the whole cemetery was his own made a profound impression on him. “Where would I be now? If my body, separated from my soul, lay under there.” Standing alone in the middle of that icy landscape illustrating the state of his soul, he acknowledged his sins, his indifference, his scorn for God’s love. The gospel heard on other occasions without him paying attention to it, suddenly impressed itself upon him as something living and personal. He turned to Jesus, prayed and obtained peace of heart that the Son of God gives. From that day life of Charles Mez showed that he belonged to Jesus Christ. His joy was to serve Him.

Understand just a small lesson from this. If we are born on this earth one day, we will go from this earth on an unexpected one day. Don’t wait until then to acknowledge your life and your deeds. Do not let your soul suffer and weep for the misdeeds you did on earth. This life on earth is temporary. You can see the cruelty of death around you, yet you are kept safe by the love of  God. Think how much he loves you for that. He kept you safe from evil men, lustful desires, evil traps, evil spirits, disasters, diseases, wild animals, sudden death etc.. He blessed you with a home, family, shelter and food. Think how much it means. How much it is worth. He gave a gift of Bible full of promises. So isn’t it your turn to thank Him for all that is given to you and your loved ones? Yes, that’s what God loves so much.He loves acknowledgement of  His blessings. So isn’t you turn to acknowledge Him as God?

So pray everyday, Make God a priority in your life, forgive others, Love unconditionally and “Do good, speak good and feel good.” Don’t wait for things until its too late. Start from now. Have a blessed day! 🙂

P.S: I am giving you two titles to have a glance. These are books written by the respective authors. These two realities opened my inner eyes. Please have a look.

10659276_10152761674534669_9096056590397437124_n

 

Advertisements

Depended happiness!

Sunday time!! As usual, its our day of dedication to God.. Today, I went to church. I concentrated on the Holy mass, to bring the spirit of God into me and to me fill me with happiness. Nowadays I visit the church to dedicate my lost time and faith to Jesus. Today the church prepared something for me specially. You can say God prepared something for me specially. 🙂 . It was a beautiful session by the youth movement. After the Holy mass, there was a song session and then speeches by a priest and a preacher. I told you before, I never listen to the speeches in church, as I never thought it was anything important. {or maybe I felt it as boring. 😛 . personal disclaimer! er..ok..disclaimer! It is only my and my only belief, you don’t need to grab hold my neck for that!} One or two speeches are etched in my heart. I spoke about one in my previous blog post. The other one I will tell you in the future posts {if I remember 😉 }. So…about today’s speech, before I forget it like a nice dream 😉 let me jot it down for my future reference {and also for your knowledge}.

The priest said, “For experiencing happiness, we used to run to several destinations in life. Some to liquor, some to drugs, some to friends, some to cigarettes, some to fake loves etc.. but whatever we do, those happiness are temporary.” The preacher made it more clear. “The happiness we seek in these, will fade away as soon as these are gone. Therefore, these kind of happiness can be deemed as depended happiness.It struck me. Depended happiness, happiness that is depended which will fade away as soon as the object fades. Isn’t it true? So all my happiness were faded happiness. That is why, I lost my happiness. It may be because I was too depended on my depended happiness. *thinking*

In addition the priest added, “Grow closer to God. Establish your foundation of faith in Him. Only then, you will be able to balance your life.” Start your day with Him and end it with Him. Make Him the beginning of your life. Make Him the start of your activities. You will find Him throughout the day and throughout your day to day activities. Now that is why I am sharing this. Coz, depending your happiness in God will never fade away. It will remain permanantly. 🙂 .

SO..depend your DEPENDED HAPPINESS IN GOD 🙂 happy_face500b34e0afd4bec47a7851a39b462411955

A humble dwelling with exalted love of God.

As I have mentioned in my previous post, ‘His words to me…a walk to Emmaus.’ , Humble dwellings of praise and prayers may often see God. Simply it means, the sincere and simple hearted may often experience the love of Christ.

181

St. Joseph of Cupertino. He is known as “The flying saint”

Today, I attended a Holy mass in another small church next to my place of residence. I needed to clear the clutter out of my mind, so a walk to Him was necessary for me. This small church was conducting the feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino. I am not a catholic (Disclaimer! : this is my own, very own belief, its is not written to offend any one’s faith! if you feel offended you can discard the reading.) So therefore I don’t celebrate the feasts of many saints. I just went to devote myself before God. I prayed. I poured before Him personally. Told Him what is wrong, asked for divine intervention. I sang the songs with others. The priest and the people was preaching about the power of the saint. I listened to the saint’s story. I have never heard about him, so I was curious. I smiled when the priest said about the saint’s flying power. The priest said that the saint was called a fool in his teen days and was rejected to the seminary due to the lack of his education. That’s when a tiny murmur in my heart whispered, “Those who pray and believe strongly, no matter what and no matter where, God will hear him and answer him. God sees the hearts. He loves the hearts.”

I know from the Bible stories that Jesus has never abandoned those who called upon Him. Those who went behind him and begged Him has always experienced “miracles”. Then why do I worry? when He Himself has told me thousand times NOT TO WORRY. Its only because of my weak faith and frail mind that I am anxious. Whatever I claim to know, isn’t anything without Him in it.

Haven’t you heard? that “The fear of lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Pro: 9:10. Yes, we have to seek and fear God in the beginning, only then true wisdom will begin in your heart (I am speaking out of experience). That is what we lost (You can rather say I lost). I am including a link to some miracles which was believed as happened. But I am stressing onto the last lines written by the author in the link

“Whatever our beliefs are, may we realize and keep in our hearts and mind the Grace and Great Love of God that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus and may we believe and live with Him through entirety.”

And keep in mind: Our hearts are the humble dwellings that God wishes to visit and live. Make sure it is worth dwelling. Coz,

   GOD SEES THE HEARTS!

 

The LoVE we LoST .to. the LuST.in us..

Prayer restores our inner lost soul, so never cease praying!

Prayer restores our inner lost soul, so never cease praying!

We lost the purity of love. We really lost the way to love purely. Each of us have encountered love in our own way. Whether it is through our better half or through the people around us. Each of us gives love according to the goodness in us. I should say or rather point out, that this goodness in us is starting to diminish.

This goodness in us have been taken over by evil in us. In case of love, the evil in us is LUST. The lust over body. The greed for money and power. These has replaced the pure love in us. True love in our heart has abandoned us, due to the occupation of the vacant space in our heart by lust.

Do you want to know why? Coz we lost God’s presence in us. God is love.

God is omnipresent. He is merciful. He is willing to forgive and forget coz HE IS LOVE. Now why am I speaking these words? It is because I happen to stumble upon something. And as usual it opened my inner eyes. Here it goes:

1 John 4:8
He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [never did know Him], for God is love.

Love can be seen, it cannot be hid. If you LOVE it will SHOW! No matter how much you try to hide love, you just will not be successful. Love is so powerful that it has to be MANIFEST.

LOVE without HOLINESS is not love but lust!

Love is not a suggestion, in fact it’s a commandment. Love is the essence of a transparent godly character. Love is so awesome that when we exercise love, love begins to flood out of our spirit, soul and body.

When the LOVE of God is present in our lives, it enables and encourages us to be pure, it releases purity.

2 Timothy 2:22
Shun youthful lusts and flee from them and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace in fellowship with all, who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.

Holiness is connected with Love, and when we make the connection, we will be able to live a HOLY life filled with the LOVE of God.

Listen to your soul. For it cries out to you. Listen the pain in your soul. For it needs love and wants to give love. Then who are we to stop it?

Light allows us to see things clearly, when begin to walk in the Light of Christ, we allow the light to shine on us and through us. The light shows us stuff that needs to be cleared out of our lives so that the brilliance of the light might shine out unhindered.

Without knowing God first, You cannot know pure love. No matter how much ever you claim to know!

A.

Let our love be of God, heart and soul rather than body. Let it be eternal. Let it remain forever! Let it never change!

His words to me.. “The walk to Emmaus”

Whenever failure, worries,despair and depression strikes me,  I tend to rely on darkness to destroy me. Yesterday, with this darkness in me I went to the Sunday mass. I was in despair. I bowed down and asked forgiveness. But desperation always took a toll in my life. I want to be heard. But I didn’t move my lips. My eyes spoke for me.Faith

What I loved about this church was, It was a humble dwelling for God. Its just a shed. A small shed with the Altar. It was small and sweet. As I know Jesus dwells in humble dwellings (which is why He selected a manger to be born into this world!) I was sure this small and sweet shed of a church is highly exalted with God. The priest was a man of 25s or something, so I didn’t expect any great speech from him. Usually I don’t expect great speeches from anyone, but sometimes God speaks to me through these speakers. So yesterday when the priest was reading the chapter on “The walk to Emmaus” I didn’t flinch. I was sure that as usual they will read a verse and twist it according to their speech. I was not in a mood to acknowledge. index

BUT. Something between the speech, or you can say the speech itself twisted my head towards the priest. I was looking at him wide eyed. He was talking about how Jesus went with the disciples through their dark moments, how He was explaining the situation and after solving how He was going to go away when they invited Him to dinner. The priest said “Through your dark moments you tend to travel only in darkness. Sometimes you may not know that He is walking with you. After solving your problems, He may tend to walk His journey. BUT. When you invite Him to your heart, He will be there, dwelling inside your heart, being the light you lost.”

It ticked me. I was surprised at the ways He speak to me. He finds His own way. Today morning with less despair, I opened wordpress and yes, there it was…This is what I saw “Be still, and know that I am God” Psalms 46:10. The writer’s words followed “Trust God know that He can handle any burdens in your life, but you must trust and obey; because there is no other way!”

Thank you God 🙂 I love you! 🙂

What is your spiritual belief?

Well, through my spiritual journey in life, I came across many things in the beliefs of people. I have seen people fight and die in the name of religion and naming it as “war of God.” I have seen the people in the boundaries of religion having narrow heads in thinking. Well, the world has trillions of people and each individual have his/her own journey and story. Each individual will have his/her own beliefs taught by life.A.rel

What I want to blurt out is, religion has nothing to do with God. As I am a christian and was walking my christian journey, I will talk about what I see in my religion. Christianity has various sub castes and each subcaste has different modes of worship. But the basic of all sub castes include just one thing “The Holy bread and wine” which is considered as the body of Jesus Christ. These subcastes have lots of rules and regulations. Many of them seemed good to me in the spiritual journey, but many of them deemed going overboard and spiritually useless. These sub caste point fingers at each other telling that their mode of worship is the “righteous” spiritual journey.index

I will tell you what I have experienced in life. It don’t matter which way you worship. But if you POUR OUT YOUR HEART in front of and TRUST HIM, He will do His work in you. If you establish your FAITH in Him. If you LOVE HIM, CARE HIM, then you can see His hand everywhere in your life. This is what Jesus loves, pure heart like children or babies, innocence of the soul which is beautiful as a white dove. God looks at the heart and soul, rather than you fake modes of worship. Your true worship is directed by your heart and soul.

Do you know why Jesus loved children and babies? Because, they are the most beautiful creation of God.They are the little people who are innocent at heart and have eyes full of colors and love. They don’t know anything but to love. Their smile is enough to make your soul happy. That is why they are loved by Him. that is why Jesus told in the bible to be like them inorder to have the Kingdom of God. So ” be wise like the fox, and innocent like the baby” and live life to the fullest! 🙂

babies

What, the world of today lack.

Image

I had published a previous blog regarding the power of prayer. However, I didn’t find any serious response to it. Perhaps, I expected too much. May be the title didn’t grab any interesting attention as people of today are busy with their fingertip technology. They least bother about the Almighty. When a tide strike their life, they interestingly question, “Where is God?” “Does He really exist?”. These doubts will result in doubts, lack of faith, questions of existence in God, and convertion from one religion to another. Such people think that “religion” has something to do with it. Even “there-is-no-God-up-above” is also a religion. What such people should understand is that, what you believe is what you get. If you don’t believe, you don’t get. “you can’t please God without faith.” If you read the Bible you will find this. Maybe, out of the belief of people who love you, God will forgive and work patiently on you.

Today, I saw a good post regarding trust, there a line caught my attention.

The people of today may appear to be luke-warm, uncaring or unbelieving. We need to ensure that we do not become casual about God ourselves. He is still the Almighty God, the Maker of heaven and earth, and of all that is seen and unseen. And one day, as the prophet reminds us,

“the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” (Isaiah 40:5)

A great danger for us today is that we can forget what God is like. So rather than “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10) we subject Him to our scrutiny, limit Him to our understanding and submerge Him beneath our fears and concerns.

The world today is paving a path of wrong, and if you point out that to them, they are not able to understand. They lack love and they distinguish moral and ethical values as “old school” and “the modern era”

People in “old school” tend to be boring, and easy-to-be-taken-advantage of fools. These are the ones who support morals, discipline in life. They are the ones who support “monogamous love” and “believe in the holy scriptures”. Sometimes, they will be called narrow minded (I agree, narrow mindednes is there.) The people in “modern era” are those beautiful ones who often use the curse words which may be, sometimes, censored in movies, or represented in astrixes ‘*’ in well honored publications. They are “broad minded” and “raw”.

Well, I am really sorry to speak out this openly. But, I have to say, God created the good and wicked alike. I believe this is true, because there are millions of miracles that are recorded each and everytime all around the world. If you speak scientifically, they will be named as “medical miracles” in case of diseases or terminal illness. Some may just  happily describe it as “a beautiful miracle” .When one part of the world questions “Where is God?”  God, shows Himself in forms of miracles to the other part who call upon Him. This was often proved true. If you don’t believe, search around the internet or magazines for this. He will never abandon those who call upon HIM. Miracles are given to those who strongly believe.