Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Blessings -He Is At My Right Hand

My   boast is  in  the Lord.  He  helped  me overcome  the  unpleasant  conflict  I  wrote  about  in  my  last  post.
I  could   not  sleep  that  night  and  spent  time   reading  Scripture  verses  and  praying, in which  I  found  solace.  Past  midnight  I  emailed  a  friend  and  received  a  comforting  reply from her. In  times   like  these  one  is  in  need  of  just  one  person  who  says  they  understand what  you  are  going  through.
Jesus  is  our  Wonderful Counsellor. He  is  our  Prince  of  Peace.  This  I  experienced in  those  troublesome hours.

The  next  morning my devotional  from Experiencing God  Day by Day   by Henry  and Richard  Blackaby was  written  just   for  me. I want  to  share  it  with  you


He Is at Your Right Hand

Daily Devotional for Friday, July 15th, 2011

I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8

What does it mean to set the Lord always before you? It means that you choose to relate everything you encounter to your trust in God. What you choose to focus on becomes the dominant influence in your life. You may be a Christian, but if your focus is always on your problems, your problems will determine the direction of your life. If your focus is on people, then people will determine what you think and do. In biblical times, the right hand was the most distinguished position, reserved for one’s chief adviser and supporter. When you choose to focus on Christ, you invite Him to take the most important position in your life as Counselor and Defender. Every time you face a new experience, you should turn to Christ for His interpretation and strength. When people insult you and mistreat you, you should seek direction from your Counselor regarding the right response. When you face a crisis, you should receive strength from the One at your right hand. When you experience need, you should consult your Counselor before you react. When you face a fearful situation, you should take courage from the Advocate at your right hand. Everything you do is in the context of your relationship to Christ. What an incredible act of God’s grace that Christ should stand beside you to guide you and counsel you and defend you! How could you ever become dismayed over your situation with Christ at your right hand? What confidence this should give you!

On  July 15th  Aunt  Maya went  to  her  son 's  place
for  dinner  to  celebrate  her  daughter in law 's  birthday. She  spent  the  night   there and  returned  the next day.Her  son  and DIL   came  to  drop her  off and the  first words  my  cousin said to  me  were,  'Congratulations my  mother  is  a  different  person
since she  has  started  living   with you."
The  said  they all noticed   how  happy  and relaxed  Auntie  seems, her   grand daughters said  ; Dadi has
become  disciplined and  more  conscious of  her  health   needs.
This  family  was  estranged  from  us   for  several years for no fault  of ours.We  tried  to  communicate with  them, but  never  got a  proper  response.But  Auntie always stood  by us.Her  presence  here is  refreshing  our relationship too. And  Auntie  is  specially  pleased about  it.
Again  I  am  so  humbled by  this. My boast is  in  the  Lord. To God be  the  glory.


Please pray for little Chandi

This  6  year old  child  is  the  daughter of a  couple
who  attends  our  church.  They  were  baptize d in  March. Chandi won the  first prize in  her  Vacation Bible  classes  in May.
These  days  a  spirit  of  fear  has  taken  hold  of this  lively little  girl  who  is  so   full  of  life   and  energy and  I"ve  never  seen  she  back  out  from  anything.
These days  she  is scared  of  stepping  out  of  her  house  and at  night  she  says  she  sees  someone standing at  the  door  of their  house.
This is  the work of  the enemy of  our  souls.
A spiritual battle.
Please  pray  for Chandi and her parents  Rajendra
and  Anu-raada.
God  bless you.

9 Fertilize my soul:

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Amrita,

Wonderful post, very inspiring. One of the stress busters is turning to Jesus in times of trouble. Praying to HIM will solve our problems or at least help us to find a solution to our problems. I will certainly pray for Chandi and her parents.

Best wishes to you and your mother.
Joseph

FlowerLady said...

Dear Amrita ~ I am sorry that you are going through such rough times in your country and pray for the safety of you, your family and friends like little Chandi and her parents too.

I feel we are living in the end times, and things are only going to get worse until Jesus comes for us. May we all be given the strength and peace we need each and every day.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Amrita said...

Thank you for your encouragement Mr Joseph and FlowerLady

Zim said...

Yes, God is our the best Friend! I experienced it last time many times. I believe in that words: And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever (Gospel of John 14, 16).
We all are in the fire of many experiences, like prophets - but the fire also well prepare us like silver.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I am glad you found comfort and peace at heart midst in the troubled times.
You shall not be moved.
Also glad to learn how God used your aunt and your Christian friendliness towards her to create peace.
Prying for that sweet innocent child. She shall not be moved either.
Praying that God will send some extra power to protect and strengthen her.

Vilisi said...

Praying for you Amrita; and for Chandi and her family. God bless.

Ash said...

My prayers for Chandi and her family!

Pia said...

hi amrita... i had to read your previous post to understand why you've felt the way you did. may God continue to give you peace and may you and your family be under God's divine protection. take care, amrita. and remember, God knows. He is in control. (((HUGS)))

Amrita said...

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Please pray fo r Auntie May IU hav e to tak e her tomorrow morning for some more specialize d blood tests etc..

Last night we were without electricity for 12 hours, God gave us grace to bear it all.