Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday Blessings -Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Hymn  for  the  first  Sunday  of  Advent

Sunday  events
1. Worship  service
2. Overseeing   some  maintenance work  on   the   campus -  workmen  were  only  available  today.
3. Attending  a funeral in   the  afternoon.
4. Vising  old    aunts who  live  in the  neighbourhood.
5. Telephone  conversations with  sisters  in  Lucknow
and  Meghalaya.
6. A  pleasant  surprise visit  from   very   dear  friends
Majorie , Sudhakar and Thomas.

My  day  started  with   this  glorious meditation  from Experiencing  God  Day  by  Day  by  Richard   and  Henry  Blackaby.

God Is with You

Daily Devotional for Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Thus says the LORD of hosts: "In those days ten men from every language of the nations shall grasp the sleeve of a Jewish man, saying, 'Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'" Zechariah 8:23

God’s desire is to fill His people with His Spirit so that others recognize His powerful presence in them. The presence of the Lord in a believer’s life ought to be obvious. When the Spirit of almighty God fills a believer, the believer cannot go on living as before. Others will see God.
God told His people through the prophet Zechariah that His presence ought to make a difference in their lives. If God’s people walked closely with Him, people from every language and every part of the world would hear that they were a people who knew God. People would come from every nation on earth to find the true God among His people. If the people saw a child of God, they would long to be with him or her because in so doing they would be with God. God gave the vivid picture of ten people clinging to one believer, hoping to find God.

Christ’s presence ought to be so evident in your life that the people around you are drawn to you. They should want their children to be with your children because your children are being raised with a godly influence. Employers ought to want you in their workplace; people should seek you for their leader because they know you as someone of integrity before God. Your life and your home ought to be a magnet for people as they sense God’s presence with you and your family. The more you allow Christ to make His presence evident in your life, the more people will draw near you and find Him

7 Fertilize my soul:

Terra said...

Your day sounds very full, which can be a good thing, although occasional quiet days are good in their own way. I am heading to church in a few minutes; just want to say hi and send you best wishes.

DeanO said...

Christ presence in our life...shining like a bright light. Something I am convicted on a regular basis

David C Brown said...

It's a big test - is Jesus seen in my life?

Julia Dutta said...

Hi Amrita,

Thanks for the last few lines. They are a gift to my mind - a good reminder that God is always with me, even if the rest of the world isn't.


Amrita said...

Thank you friends for talking to me. Your comments are so much appreciated.

Dear Julia, the last sentence sums it all

Prekmurska Gibanica said...

So, You had interesting and busy Sunday. It is true, that we should be living testimony of Christ for unbelievers and religious people, who didn't know Lord. It isn't simple, but with Holy Spirit we can do it.

Simply Shelley said...

That is a great devotion with much truth...When people see us they should see Christ....blessings dear Amrita.