Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Methods God Uses To Teach His Children

1. By meeting our needs when we are helpless.He teaches us trust.
2. By making us wait for what we need or want. He teaches us patience.
3. By stretching us beyond the realm of the familier. He teaches us vision.
4. By taking us through the consequences of wrong choices.He teaches us values .
5. By allowing us to fail and make terrible mistakes. He teaches us wisdom.
6. By sustaining pain and affliction. He teaches us humility.
7. By involving us in the lives of difficult people. He teaches us unselfishness.

(taken  from Chuck  Swindoll' s   study  guide)
 
 
I  needed  to  be  reminded  of   these living   insights   this  evening because  I  was  feeling  very  tired ,  worn out  and  blue from  my  care giving  duties.

Aunt  Maya has  been   with  us  for   2  months  now.Looking  after  her  is  not  a  burden,  but   dealing   with  her  medical   problems  and  other  life  issues  causes   heaviness  of  heart. I  wrote  2 or  3   paragraphs  about  it but  deleted  it   all.

I  wish  her  children  and  grandchildren  were   concerned and  caring. That  irks   me  quite   a  bit. It  hurts   her  too. Please  pray  for Aunt  Maya'  s healing ,  she  has  several   medical problems  and   a  nagging   cough too. She  also needs suitable  accommodation.

Last  night  I  arranged  a  dinner  party   for   the   three  sisters,  My  Mom ,  her  younger  sister  Maureen  and  their  sister in  law  Aunt  Maya. Just  to  cheer  them  up . We  had  a  good  time.

 Maureen  aunty,  Mom and  Maya  aunty
 Salads

 Chicken  and  paneer  curries,  bread
 Butterscotch  ice  cream for   dessert
 
 I  was  feeling   very  low  this  evening  but    the  scriptures  from  Romans  12  lifted  me  up  an d put  me  on   the  straight   and   narrow.

9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep
Romans 12
BIBLE
(New  Testament)

5 Fertilize my soul:

Terra said...

Amrita, you are kind to care for your Aunt Maya for a while, and I pray she finds healing and suitable accommodation. I hope you will have a nice surprise this week, to give your spirits a lift. God Bless You, from Terra

FlowerLady said...

Amrita ~ It is good that you are able to care for your Aunt Maya. May you and she feel God's love, peace and healing in your lives.

Your dinner sounded and looked wonderful. I bet that butterscotch ice cream was oh so delicious!

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Zim said...

Very wise and practical post. We often forget, that God is also Teacher - for me the Biggest and The Best Teacher.
God bless Your work for ill and weak people. I enjoy reading about fruits of Your work.

Robin said...

prayers for you as you care for your aunt-blessings to you Amrita.

Dani said...

You are doing a good work taking care of your aunt...but I know how hard it is..I took care of my mother and had no help..her sisters, my brother and others just weren't there...it was hard but I have no regrets....God will bless and use you..take care, sweet friend...