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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Prestige pressure cooker magic!

Before you assume anything from the title of the post, let me tell you that I am not a brand ambassador of Prestige pressure cookers in any way. :) Then why am I speaking about it? Well, the answer is, the Lord has been reminding me about an incident for the past few days and so I wanted to share it with you today.

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Psalm 77 : 11, 12

3 years ago, when I lived with my friends in Chennai, my mom visited us for a few days. She has always been a great help to us. For example, I had a lot of clothes to be washed, and we didn’t have a washing machine. So, after I left for the office, she washed and dried them all. Then, during a holiday, around noon, she was cooking rice for me in a pressure cooker. When it was almost time for the cooker to whistle she had moved a little farther and started arranging my clothes inside a duffel bag. In the meantime she saw the cooker explode. It was not a Prestige pressure cooker. I was very thankful to God that she was not near the cooker when it exploded.  But from that time on, she insisted that I should only buy Prestige pressure cookers and nothing else.

Recently I had an issue with my Prestige pressure cooker, due to some mistakes on my part. So when I bought a new one, I specifically bought a Prestige pressure cooker, as I was reminded about my mom and what happened 3 years back.

This is a very good example of why parents must teach their children of the good things, along with the reason, and should live a life that their children cannot forget until their last breath.

In Psalm 77:11-20, the Psalmist, in spite of the issues he had, remembers what God had done in the past. This helped him overcome them. Remember, God alone is the strength of our heart. No one (Nothing) else can be our strength anytime. If you feel that the job you possess, or the knowledge you have, or even your family is your strength, then it is time for you to erase this from your heart, and let God be your strength. When you do this, you cannot avoid passing the same to others, and especially to your children. Because you cannot resist in passing on the best you have for them no, matter how evil you think you are. Please do not be ignorant of what God is doing in your lives. He is able to use you as a media and will do the same to others too.

May God bless you! Have a blessed day!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Holding hands!

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41 : 10

Good morning. 

Recently, a little boy became very close to me and started spending a lot of his time with me when I lived at his house. He wants to watch videos of ‘Lightning McQueen’, ‘Angry Birds’, ‘Thomas the train and his friends’ etc… on YouTube. He also plays some online games which are very interactive. He listens to every single instruction or dialogue. And it’s no surprise that he is super smart. :) When I was waiting to move to another location for my next assignment, I stayed home most of the time.

One morning when I got up he came to my room and wanted me to show him some ‘Peppa pig’ videos. I liked the plan, or I should say that I had to like whatever he tells me. ;) We started watching the videos one after the other and this went on for more than 2.5 hours. You know how he made me sit with him and watch whatever he wanted to watch? He held both of my hands the whole time. And I can never say ‘No’ to a child. He also checked frequently to see if I was watching the videos or not. He didn’t allow me to chat with my friends online or even check any emails. I was completely in his control until his mom asked him to leave me for a while. J I enjoyed being with him watching all those Peppa pigs episodes. :)

What I wanted to convey is, the essence of holding hands, and what holding hands mean in relationships. In the Bible, there are many verses that tell us that God holds us by His hands.

Examples: Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:13, Psalm 63:8, Psalm 73:23

I browsed and found the following on the Internet.

Holding hands means:
·         Giving feelings of comfort, protection and safety
·         Conveying ‘I love you’ or ‘I like you’ without using words
·         Intensifying the feeling you have toward the other
·         Saying ‘You’re accepted’/ ‘you belong to me’
·         Sign of ownership and domination
And a lot more for romantic relationships.

So our Almighty God holds us by His hands to protect us, to reassure that He loves us and that we belong to Him, and also saying that He is supposed to take the lead, not us. When we make Him lead us in all our ways, He will make our ways prosper, because He is the one who leads us and executes His plans in our lives. Our plans and desires may fail, but His’ will never! And we know that His plans are the best!  So, the next time when you hold hands with someone, remember God holds your hands! :)

Have a great day!