Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Blessings -Keep your eyes on Jesus

Our  Sanctuary
Megan  brought  us  a  word  of  encouragement  from  the  Bible last  Sunday She  spoke  about  making  Christ  the  focal point  of  our  lives and  receiving our  sustenance  and  from Him alone.Trying  to  nourish  ourselves  by   'digging   our  own  cisterns ' will  not  satisfy  us. Keep  your  eyes  on  Jesus ,for  He  is  the   Water  and  Bread  of  Life.
Megan  spoke  in  English while  I   translated  her  message into Hindi.
Nephew Ashish  greeting  the  church  family  and  sharing  words  of  blessings.
Chandi,  Milka and Abner

Sonia had  to  leave  just  before  church because  Abner  had  school  on  Monday.

Me, Sonia, Ashish  and  Abner
We  bid goodbye  to Ash and  Megan last   night  - they  left   for Delhi and  Agra ( to see  the Taj Mahal)
They  will  fly  back  to  Canada  on  Tues   morning.
We  are  missing  them  terribly.
Today  is  my Dad 's  7th  death   anniversary.

I want  to  share  a page  out  of  the  devotional
Experiencing  God by Henry and Richard Blackaby
Be Blessed

Sowing Seeds of Righteousness

But he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. (Proverbs 11:18b)

There are many ways to invest our lives, but none offers greater reward than devoting ourselves to the pursuit of righteousness. Every area of our lives should reflect the holiness of God that is ours by salvation: our thoughts, so that nothing we think about would be inappropriate for a child of God; our actions, so that our lives demonstrate that we serve a holy God; our integrity, so that we are above reproach in all our relationships.

Are you taking God’s righteousness in your life for granted? Righteousness is something you must allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. Instead of sowing holy thoughts, are you allowing evil and sinful thoughts to grow in your mind? Are you allowing lust to grow unchecked within you? Does enmity, bitterness, jealousy, or unforgiveness remain in your life? Jesus said if we seek first God and His righteousness, everything else will follow (Matt. 6:33). There is great reward in sowing righteousness. What_are you presently doing to plant holiness in your life?_(1 Pet. 1:15). How are you putting righteousness in your mind so that your thoughts are holy? How are you cultivating righteousness in your relationships so that you maintain your integrity? Are you instilling righteousness in your activities so that your life is above reproach? If you want to harvest righteousness in your life tomorrow, you must plant seeds of righteousness today

5 Fertilize my soul:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a thought provoking post for this Sunday morning.


Amrita said...

Dear Flower lady, the questions at the end made me search my heart too. I determined in my heart to seek God 's rightousness and His kingdom.

Julia Dutta said...

Dear Amrita,

Even as he goes, our father, we remain in His loving care, all the more.

A beautiful post; needs me to do a lot of soul searching. A hard path, righteousness to lead, only as long as we are far from Him, in our thoughts.

Thank you Amrita. Your blog always inspires...


Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
What beautiful pictures from your church.
You are looking younger and more sophisticated than ever.
I can see that you had a good time while having your guests.
That is so well deserved. You have worked hard and made lots of preparations to make this visit become a success.
Thanks to our Lord who did bless your work so greatly.
From Felisol

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Your post is a wellspring of inspiration for tired souls. What Megan says is so true. We must make Jesus the focal point of everything in our life. And we must also plant seeds of righteousness in our lives so that we will also harvest righteousness for our soul. Thanks for the inspired post. God bless you always.