Wednesday, 20 October 2010

God Will Make A Way

My dear friends thank you so much for praying for me. Troubled as I was, I could hardly sleep last night , but I prayed and read from the Holy Book. I read the story of Peter walking on the water. In order to do that he had to get out of the boat and fix his eyes on Jesus.
I have to walk by faith and not by sight in my circumstances. God gave me peace and wisdom and literally what to say to a person.

We are dealing with wolves in sheep 's clothing. God revealed the wolf 's garb to me. The clouds are parting but we have an steep uphill journey.

I have peace. God will provide help in His way and His time.

The following devotional from Joni Eareckson Tada blessed me.

Sometimes due to my physical limitations I feel like a caged bird. But God has taught me how to sing in that cage.

The life of Madame Guyon has inspired me tremendously. She was ill treated by her family, husband and the church yet she held on. Please get her biography and read it.

We had a huge rain storm this evening and were without electricity for 2 1/2 hours. Praise God we got it back. I was going to make pizzas (from scratch) had to scrap that plan, so I used the dough to make poories, like tacos.





God's Hedge

He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains.-- Lamentations 3:7

The four walls of a sick room can be so confining, even if you're there only stuckthere for a short time. Whether in the hospital or at home, we long to escape those suffocating walls. At such times, you may be tempted to cry out as Jeremiah didin our verse for today, or as Job who groaned, "Why is life given to a man ¼ whomGod has hedged in?" (Job 3:23).But it's God's hedge and his walls. Only when we view our restricting circumstancesas being placed there by God can we find courage to face the wall or hedge. That'swhat Madame Guyon, a French noblewoman who was confined to a dungeon for ten years,managed to do. She penned these thoughts:

A little bird I am shut from the fields of air;
and in my cage I sit and sing
to him who placed me there
Well pleased a prisoner to be,
because my God it pleases thee.
Naught have I else to do,
I sing the whole day long,
and he whom I most love to please
doth listen to my song.
He caught and bound my wandering wing,
but still he bends to hear me sing.
My cage confines me round;
abroad I cannot fly;
but though my wing is closely bound,
my heart's at liberty;
my prison walls cannot control the flight,
the freedom of the soul.

The hedge cut off Madam Guyon from the world and confined her on every side. But even a high hedge cannot shut out our view of the sky or prevent the soul fromlooking up into God's face. Because there is so little else to see, when you are hedged in, you view God more clearly than those who move about unconfined. With a hedge around you, the only way "out" is up!* * * * *

My loving Father, help me to remember that hedges and walls protect as well as confineand that your good pleasure is to use whatever means necessary to turn my gaze to you.





18 Fertilize my soul:

Dani said...

I've been praying for you...and you are so right, God is fighting the battle and He will make a way...this battle is the Lords....

Robin said...

praying for strength and comfort from the Holy Spirit for you Amrita.
You are a blessing to us in the midst of your struggles.

Zimbabwe said...

Praise Lord! He is so lovely and He give You the light in the darkness. He is our the best friend.
Yes, our body or mind could be big hedge. But He understand all weakness. Some time ago I had heard that it isn't sin to doubt, but the sin is doubts without wilingness to change this state.
My blog-friend called Iva is interested in Your blog, but unfortunately she don't know English.
I greet You warm.

sallypaper said...

I'm lifting up prayers for you today Amrita. I know you're looking upward toward the light. Christ's love to you, Sally

p.s. My 12th grandchild arrived Monday (4th this year). Abram Anthony is very healthy...praise God!

sallypaper said...

I'm lifting up prayers for you today Amrita. I know you're looking upward toward the light. Christ's love to you, Sally

p.s. My 12th grandchild arrived Monday (4th this year). Abram Anthony is very healthy...praise God!

Gerry said...

I was reading a book yesterday about the life of a woman in slavery. She ran away and hid for seven years in a cramped crawl space in a friend's house, where she could sometimes hear her two children passing by or talking. When her two children were being taken up north to better themselves she made herself known to them and asked them to keep her secret so the slave owner looking for her everywhere would not find out where she was. She finally escaped, but what a trial she endured. I could not help but cry at one point in her narrative it was so affecting. There are all kinds of cages people have to live in for short times or long, but her continued faith after such a trial when she finally escaped to the north was an inspiration. I hope that you will soon feel better, for I know the cage of disability and it is not easy.

Abigail Jasmine said...

God will always see us through..He strengthens us & shapes us!

Praying for you friend!

Amrita said...

Thank you so much dear friends for your kind words and prayers my dear friends.

In our fight against the forces of darkness we are victors in Christ.

Amrita said...

Dear Sally, congratulations for being a grandma for th e 12th time. What an exciting time for the family.

Hugs for all.

Amrita said...

Thank you Gerry for sharing that story. Such people are my heroes.
Yes its hard becasue in my country there is hardly anything for disabled people, people can misunderstand you and mistreat you too.

Lynda said...

Thank the Lord you are refreshed. The presence of God is priceless and I don't want to live without it.

Amrita said...

Thank you Lynda

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita:)

You have so much faith in God.HE will always help you and take care of you.

Very inspiring post.

Two prisoners looked out of the prison window.One saw the stars and the other saw the mud.

Amazing thoughts of the confined lady.Even in her pitiable circumstances she looked up to God with faith and hope.

My favorite is JOB in the Bible. He was put to extraordinary difficulties and yet he praised God and remained faithful. Eventually God restored to Job every thing back manifold.

Best wishes and prayers:)
Joseph

Shelley said...

Such a true post Amrita...praying your circumtances will get better...God bless.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Try to take care, I think of you Amrita, all the best, with love JoAnn/Holland

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Try to take care, I think of you Amrita, all the best, with love JoAnn/Holland

Pat said...

"And He whom I most love to please doth listen to my song"..what pure and lovely words.
I am praying for you my dear Amrita. I know God will continue to hear your song.

Amrita said...

Thank you for your kindness, Mr Joseph JoAnn and Pat