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.

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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.

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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!

 

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! 🙂

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What I call true love..

I am true believer of true love. I believe wholeheartedly in God. I believe Jesus came down to earth humbled Himself and died for us. I call that selfless love. aa

I am not here to talk about the depth of His love, because we know that the vastness and depth of the ocean cannot be measured. GOD’S LOVE IS IMMEASURABLE. I am here to show you how to love your “the one person” in your life in His way. God’s love was selfless. No matter how much ever the Israelites tested Him and tried Him, He continued loving them. He forgave them freely. When they went overboard in rejecting Him, He came down to the earth and got crucified for them. That’s what I call selfless love. Now tell me, how many of us loves like this? How many of us love atleast our life partners in this way? God clearly mentioned in the Holy Bible about monogamous love.

I am going to talk about that kind of love. The concept of “The one person” in your life. The concept that shows where one person is everything in your life, that you never have to search anymore. All you can see in this dirty world is that either love is physical, or people doesn’t believe in concept of “one true love” They try their luck with various partners and end up having a dog beside them at their death bed. We rarely see the strong,deep and everlasting love which is towards the acperson’s heart and soul. Rather we see love that is towards body, money, fame, buisness etc.. Such kind of love never lasted. You can take the count of love that is deeply bonded and the love that lasted. Its with those people who loved each other’s heart and stayed through all the thick and thin of life. In our Indian culture I see marriage as a business between two families rather than love between two souls. That doesn’t mean, I support love marriages here, coz I have also seen failure in the latter’s case. Love that happens between two souls and two hearts is what I call true love. Such love can never be replaced by any other person in the world. It can only fulfilled by one heart and soul. That is what I have looking for my entire life. 🙂 {Such love will be more beautiful if you include the Heavenly Power in it 🙂 }

Recently I got to see an Indian movie that fascinated me. It is a telugu movie called “Manam” which means “Us” in english. Keeping aside the business side of the movie, I am going to talk about what captured me in the story. The story is about rebirth of two couples, who was unable to love in their past lives. {Hindu scriptures believe in the concept of different lives} It is about how God is giving chance to the two couples to reincarnate their love. The first couple loved each other so much, They were arranged to marry. So they abknew each other only after marriage. Misunderstandings aroused between them and they used to fight every day. Atlast they both came to a point of split up. After filing for the divorce, the husband realized that the wife was fighting with him due to pure misunderstanding of betrayal. That is when the wife uttered her last words “Its better to die; than to divorce”. They suddenly met up with an accident where the wife died on spot. The husband hugs her and cries that he couldn’t live without her and his child. A lorry appears from nowhere. The husband sees it, kisses his wife’s cheek and hugs her, preparing himself to die with her. The car was hit and it blasted. That was the end of their lives. Here only towards the end their true love for each other was revealed. The part ends with the tagline “That is why God gives some a second chance in life to love.” As they enter their second life, the husband tells the wife that it’s better forgive their mistakes than forget the pure love between them. That is what caught me up. That’s why I am sharing this story. There is no true love in the world without ups and down. But if the couple loves each other purely, honesty, trust and forgivable attitude is enough to fight the misunderstandings between them. True love survives. Its better to love one person truly through your heart and soul rather going with many people and ending with no one. Love can come in any form. But if it is true, then never let it go.

I am just concluding this post with the line of the husband in the story. “If there is love between two people, then mistakes can be forgiven.” Never forget the pure love between you people. 🙂

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What, the world of today lack.

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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.

                                                                           

                                                     

 

Experience the power of prayer!

After reading a lot of blogs regarding prayer, I thought I would emphasize on the power of prayer. First I will show you certain links that I stumbled upon, while researching this quest of mine.

prayWell, I know this is a bit long list. But I want to ensure that you get the right impression and can practice what I try to show. 🙂 . Nowadays, I feel that our faith is growing weak, and prayers are growing poor. It can be because of the advent of technology on our fingertips! I can feel the growing problems in every houses. I cannot give the exact reason why bad things happen to good people. But I can tell something that can help you. My father has often told me, that the only solution to his loneliness in the gulf deserts in years of 1980 were his prayers. In the times of his helplessness with his new family and a new baby (me! 🙂 ), he often looked above. He has told me that not a prayer of his, that has been prayed in great faith, has left unanswered. I should point out that the great wealth of our family is our prayers 🙂 1491719_583798611718690_2885240096255170997_n

No one can please God, without immense faith, is what is told in the christian scriptures. “If you trust in the Lord, you are safe. Pro29:25” “Do not fear; I will help you, Isa 41:13″ These are the words from the Holy Bible given by God himself. Throughout the Holy Bible God has given us this promise! Even if you explore outside the Holy Book, You can see faith in the universe as the important part. They say that if you have faith in universe, You can get where you want to be. Or more importantly, faith in yourself, (you might have heard that!), can help you to get where you want to be. They all are speaking about one thing. FAITH. that’s the simple thing even God  told us. He just twisted it in a more better way “Have faith in Me!” is what he was telling throughout the scripture. Have FAITH IN HIM AND HE WILL LEAD THE WAY. To test the faith, you can see him giving lots of trials to the believers the Holy Bible. When they overcame the trials, they were rewarded in abundance for their endurance.

A lot of negative thoughts have been swirling inside my head for a long time. I confess that I have personally witnessed my Lord’s help a lot of  time, when things were going wrong for me, STILL I was under doubt. I wrote this post to myself and people like me, who needs constant support and encouragement. I want to let you know, if you cry out to him sincerely with your broken heart, none of your prayers will go unanswered. I remember my dad’s words from an old e-mail of his “Pray to God sincerely, and he  show you the way. he show your future ahead. he wrote in his broken english. Those words touched my heart deeply.

This is perhaps an important post of mine. I wanted to write these thoughts long back. I never saw an opportunity to bring it forefront. Now I gave this thoughts to you in the hope that it will be reached, read, grasped and meditated by you! Hope I will be able to fulfill that quest 🙂

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My message from above.

feeling-guiltyI was feeling guilty when I woke up in the morning, for the person I am and I was. I was feeling guilty about the darker part in me and the demons that rule me. Sometimes our thoughts may take us to darker and deeper pitches of the world. I have experienced adventure with my thoughts and my lonely moments. I traveled to different parts of the world through the books and the media around. I have felt various emotions of the poor, rich, the money minded, babies, the greedy, the selfish, the ruthful and so on. The list never ends. Sometimes I know the beautiful heart of the pure minded and I feel proud of myself. But the other times, my mind takes me to pitches I never even want to explore. I told you before in my first post, I am here to explore a side of me that was never looked upon. I am here to explore a side that was quietened within me.

As I was feeling guilty with myself, I needed something to help me out from the prison I was in. I wanted to free myself from the chains that bound me. The chains of sin and guilty thoughts. chan

Well, sin is something that is within all of us. We are not one hundred percent perfect. I agree, we are mere humans. But I was taking myself away from the sinful self, I am bringing myself to the spiritual world. As the baby takes its first steps, I took mine, fell down and hurt myself. I was disappointed. I thought I can never free myself from the darkness. That’s when I came across this beautiful message. I was delighted! I thank the “Softly spoke river” for such beautiful and concise messages 🙂 . It was an answer to my guilt-ridden heart. I can say, it was a message from above. It was about  practicing your new character. You fall and fail, but never mind, with sheer determination ( and faith) you can overcome the older self.

Last few weeks I came across many stuffs. I will share them to you in my future posts (if God wills! 🙂 ) I am stopping for now. I just wanted to share my happiness and message to you, therefore it can help you. If at all this can help anyone of you, then I am so obliged! 🙂

The inner space..

Recently, I started out a new journey in my life. I am not sure about where it ends. All I think about the journey, is to explore a side of me ,that was never looked upon by myself. I used to stare at myself in silence, pondering over the vacant spaces that is missing in me. I used to think whether is it the spiritual space that is missing in me, or the space of  love by the other half of my soul. I used to stay in silence, seeking what is not right in me. I don’t know. It can be because, when I was busy exploring all other spaces in me. I forgot about this little inner space of me that needed the attention. Yes, now I thought, why not explore its way. I came up with this second blog of mine, ‘The Expressions of an inner spirit’. Hmm..sounds good. I thought I will break up from my previous blog ‘My Expressions’.

I am here, with you all, as an empty shell, not knowing where to start and what to do. Well..a small part in me, hidden for years, brought up in a public space, is a lot for me. I am happy to share my expressions about the inner world in me 🙂 . Well, for the starts, I give you two links to motivate your inner spirit. Have a glance!