Not everyone and every country commemorates thanks giving day but I really like it a lot because there is a need to show our gratitude to those who have stood beside us in good as well as bad times.
It’s not the material gain that one always looks forward to in return for the kind acts but it is our remembrance of such acts of kindness makes our benefactors glad.
Similarly we need to thank the good Lord for his love and concern for sinners like me.
Let’s read a little passage from the Holy Book .11 Now on his way to Jerusalem,(A) Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.(B)12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy[a](C) met him. They stood at a distance(D)13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master,(E) have pity on us!”
14 When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.”(F) And as they went, they were cleansed.
15 One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God(G) in a loud voice.16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.(H)
17 Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18 Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19 Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”(I)
I thank you all great blogger friends,Sirs and madams for your constant support,for reading and commenting whenever time permits you.I pray for you all to the Almighty to bless you abundantly and keep you safe and secure for his greater glory.
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
I am glad to have found these beautiful golden words.It’s really very soothing especially when a person is struggling with one’s physical weaknesses and illness.
People who are strong in faith never sway ,even when life’s boat seems to sink but weak people are often threatened by simple waves of water.
It’s perfect time to know the value of the word of the Lord.We look for doctors only when we are ill hence it’s perfect time to gather real strength.
I have thought of negativities of today’s world and so I am weak and I am ill.The Lord has inspired me to take up the Holy book to be strengthened .Yes,my beloved ones it’s impossible to survive without the golden words .The real strength consists in thinking of the Lord and in believing in his assurance.The word became flesh to be our strength .The word became flesh to dwell among us.
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. ” -Mathew 5:1-12
We are really fortunate to be peace lovers because we are the branches of the Vine ‘The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ’.
We ought to keep peace in any circumstances because we all are the representatives of the Living God.
Everyone is a unique human being hence there will be differences of opinions ,thoughts and ideologies but that is acceptable so long we love humanity.
There was a time when people had thought that having enough riches and wealth would certainly ensure a long lifespan of a human being on this earth.We have enough evidences of death of poor people across the world for lack of proper treatment but the scenario has changed .Today the survival of a human being doesn’t depend on one’s wealth and riches.
It depends totally on the grace of the Living God.The grace of the Lord means total surrender to the Lord.The grace of the Lord means living in peace and harmony.
Have you ever heard that the children of a powerful King fighting battles?No,the children of a mighty king don’t need to take up weapons because the mighty soldiers fight battle on behalf of them.
If we take up weapon to fight our enemies then we insult the all powerful God of ours.That proves we have doubt in the power of the Almighty and that very moment we cease to be children of the living God.
If we resort to violence to fight those who hate us then we prove to the world the fact that our prayers and the prayers of billions of others on this earth are useless.
Jesus didn’t fight with anyone but he only did good works for the sick and ailing yet he was hated by his own people.As disciples of Christ we come to know that we are in the right track only when we find people despising us,looking down upon us and insulting us .
So the message is Peace be with you ,Peace be with everyone because God is controlling everything and we all are children of the Mighty God .He knows well; who all are our enemies and he will certainly arrange everything to make sure that we continue to remain as the Children of God.
3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”
6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.
A Lesson for Christian Bloggers
This passage of scripture jumped out at me, and I thought it was an amazing lesson for each of us as Christian bloggers.
Simon and the others had spent all night fishing only to be left with empty nets.
Maybe you can relate? Maybe you’ve been posting for months on end with little or no traction. Maybe it feels like nothing you have tried is working, but you feel an inkling from the Lord to try again.
To cast your net again. To Have faith and hope as you move forward with His call.
We just never know when a blog post may take off. When we’ll cast our net one last time and be left with a boat overflowing to the brim. All we can do is trust God and move forward when he tells us to cast our net once more.
Joyce Meyer says, “Hope is living with the expectation that something good could happen at any moment”.
Be hopeful each time you post that God will use your God-given words in a powerful way. Be patient as you wait on the Lord and His timing, but stay hopeful!
Blog His Way
We also must be willing to do it His Way. When Jesus told Simon to cast his net once more, the timing was all wrong.
That wasn’t the time of day that they would normally fish. Not only had they been fishing all night only to be left with nothing, but it was now also the wrong timing.
I can just hear myself saying, “But Lord, I’ve already tried that and the timing is all wrong now.” and His gentle reply of, “Try again”.
We must be willing to forgo how the world tells us to do things and be willing to do it the way God is encouraging us to do it. Even if the timing seems all wrong and even if we’ve tried it many times before, we have to trust His way of doing things and be willing to follow His lead.
Cast Your Net Once More
So today as you trudge forward on this great mission of sharing the gospel through blogging, may I encourage you to cast your net once more? You just never know when you’ll be surprised by a boat overflowing to the brim.
I remember a saying of one of my senior colleagues,he used to say ‘Colleagues are not friends’.I had thought about it a lot and then I realized the real meaning of the saying .
My colleagues are always working with me but sometimes they can relax only if I work a little extra on behalf of them.That means they won’t like my relaxation or my leisure time in my work place.
In every spheres of life we have to face difficulties and struggle for the well being of our beloved ones.Usually no one fights a battle daily for an unknown person .We don’t ignore the rain the flood and natural calamities for someone whom we have not known or spoken to .
I don’t know whether you would agree with me but I have realized the fact that the longevity of my beloved ones depend on me .
If I live a disciplined life and if I follow the rules of life properly then I shall be able to live a disease free life and that’s a lovely news for my dear ones .They would enjoy a sound sleep,they would have a stress free life.
The Title seems to be a bit different I mean it’s full of negativity .To some extend it’s true but I don’t mean it that way .I would love to be cautious of such negative thoughts .
I am following more people than my followers but I don’t want to be a competitor because I am a part timer ,I don’t earn anything from my blog .I know that there are people who are trying their best to be consistent and are also trying hard to read my posts.
In the same way I have been reading the posts of so many people who doesn’t read my posts .Your niche is interesting to me that doesn’t mean my niche would also be interesting to many others .
I have a purpose for my topics and sometimes that’s very personal so I mustn’t expect everyone to be my followers.
The positive points are,we are cautious because we dont’t want to lose our beloved ones and our followers hence we love to shoulder responsibilities.
We are trying to be consistent because our good friends wait for us ,they love to see us performing well.
I am a bit disturbed hence I am not able to cover the other aspects of the Title .I shall be glad if anyone of you would spare a few minutes and bring out the other positive sides of the Title of my post today.
Hello great ones I am sure you all are fit and fine .I am finding it difficult to complete my posts as three Sim cards of different company can’t give me a better internet connection.Hence I have thought of something different ,something motivating and rejuvenating.Take care.
22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.
4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’
5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business.6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good,and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend ?’ The man was speechless.
13 “Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.”
My beloved friends this extract from the Holy Bible tells us of his immense love for all that has been created .
We have a mighty God ,who is all powerful hence he doesn’t tell us of our enemies except the Satan .He is not able to tolerate the punishment of a fellow human being for his faults irrespective of his caste ,creed and faith.
He has told us to forgive 70× 7 times so that the Good Lord would find his beloved followers meek and humble like him on the day of Judgement .He died on the cross for no fault of his own yet he remained silent for a purpose.
A mighty God can’t be selective of a particular faith only ,he is the God of everyone whether we accept it or not .
So far charity is concerned ,it is found among the people of different faith .It is not only practiced by the followers of Jesus and as God’s children we have inherited some qualities of God even when we are sinners.
Whenever we hear of an incident or accident where a person has died to save another person we become so emotional that sometimes tears roll down our cheeks and we forget to inquire about the faith of the dead person because there is no need to know anything more .His last act was enough for us to know about his faith because Charity is universal.
I don’t know but some of the people living today would be asked by the Supreme judge to be a part of the Jury during the last judgement.
I know those who would be part of the Jury would not ask anything about the faith of certain people when you will be able to see their activities on this earth in a flashback and you know ,the interesting fact is that the Lord would not interfere in your decisions because you are a part of the Living God and you would take the perfect decision to save the souls of the kind and charitable people irrespective of their faith .
You won’t believe in what I am telling you today but before it’s too late let us take up Charity as the only activity of life to be saved from pestilences,natural calamities and even nuclear bombs and missiles.
Let Charity be the weapon against all odds even the dread virus and the other pestilences,likely to appear sooner or later.
I have been blogging since 3rd January 2019 and I am still learning because I have not learnt the pros and cons of Blogging.
Blogging is a huge subject,one has to find time to learn all about it before investing on it.There are a few free plugins but to earn more we have to invest enough money .
Like Instagram and Facebook ,Pinterest has a wide range of topics for successful blogging.
I have been pinning on Pinterest since 2017 but not in a proper way .I have more boards but some of them are not having enough pins.That’s not the rule.
To be successful in Pinterest we have to pin regularly .We have to keep in mind that we ought to pin only the relevant topics or about the burning issues.
The advantages of having a well laid out Pinterest account is to have thousands and ten thousands of bloggers to follow or read about their great posts on different niches.When I am having hardly a few hundred bloggers to follow my blog I need more expert Bloggers to learn their ways and styles of Blogging.
It’s difficult to find time to divide it for Pinterest,WordPress,Instagram,Facebook,Medium ,Twitter and so many others but to do it well we have to get along well with all the other apps related to Blogging app.
I know that I cannot read all the posts of my choice everyday so I have to scip a few posts everyday .
So far I have learnt the fact that as a blogger we need to have like minded bloggers to follow that’s why the niche is very important.
I know that the easiest way to be successful is to choose pornography as a niche but I can’t afford to follow such a blogger to remain a blogger.
Sometimes the truth is intolerable but it removes the stumbling blocks and makes the path to success easy in the long run.It is of utmost importance that we know with whom we are traveling our long journey and that ensures us of a safe and secure journey.
I hope you understand my problems as I understand your problems.Therefore you can share your views, suggestions and experience .
As we are in the discussion of spiritual warfare on my blog I only found it fitting to Feature Gretchen Fleming’s blog post “3 Ways to Stand Firm Against the Lies of the Enemy“. It is no big revelation to hear that Satan attacks the mind. He has been doing it from the beginning and he won’t be changing anytime soon. What isn’t new is his strategies, he is always attempting to devour us so we need to be able to recognize them. He often disguises himself as our own thoughts and inflicts various wounds by planting bad seeds. He can make you believe things that aren’t true or that never took place. Satan causes confusion and makes you question just about anything.null
3 Ways That Satan Attacks
Deception/Lies – Satan is a deceiver. From the very first time he entered the scene he started off by deceiving Eve. He caused her to doubt what God had said to her. Satan will attempt to deceive you into believing in him instead of what God says in his Word. Are you believing lies instead of truth today about who God says you are? Are you stuck in a place of doubt?
Condemnation – Perhaps you cannot seem to escape the feeling of shame and condemnation over your past. The Lord says that you are a new creation in Christ and that all things are new. If you are having thoughts of condemnation and feeling like you are unloved by God then you are under attack.
Accusations – Satan is the accuser of the brethren. In the book of Job it says that the enemy patrols the earth, watching and waiting to find someone to accuse. When someone accuses you of wrongdoing and you are innocent it may cause you to doubt, fear, and cower. Those accusations can cause you mental defeat and lead to things like depression. Are you letting false accusations hinder your purpose?
Combatting the Attacks on Our Minds
Gretchen discusses 3 effective ways to refute the attacks of the enemy and to keep your mind focused on things above. What we let into our mind is sure to eventually penetrate our heart. Let’s remember to place a hedge around our thought life and lay the enemy’s lies to rest.
Thank you Gretchen for your outstanding post and helping us to recognize some surefire ways to win the battle. Make sure you read her post before linking up today!null