Food for thought  28th December 09

“You can’t have a perfect day without doing something for someone who’ll never be able to repay you.”
John Wooden



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The Lord is saying: Fear no evil, all is in my hand. Rest in me and know that my plans for you are good. I will not allow the enemy to thwart the good plans I have for you rest in me and my love for you


Something happened on my connectiing flight to Bahrain. I have had a problem in the past about sitting in the middle seats. As I was walking to my seat, a thought came into my head. "Just take the seat that's on your ticket". I had been put next to Gudrun on one of the two middle seatss. Instead of listening to my first thought I asked Florence if she would swap. Being such an amenable person I knew she would.

Gudrun sat down and discovered there was something wrong with the back of her seat and was moved. I was distraught. God had given me two seats so I could sleep horizontal as I had asked.... I sat there feeling devastated knowing I'd disobeyed and missed my blessing. I knew Florence wouldn't want to lay down , but I was too polite to ask her to swap again.

Then all of a sudden I remembered the grace of God that He would want to bless me anyway, and didn't hold my disobedience against me. I learnt something about the grace of God that day. Jesus died so that when we deserve punishment he could 'let us off the hook'. Well Anita said to me and Florence, "Why doesn't Florence swap seats so Shirley can lay down"..... Thank you Lord for letting me know more about your grace ...... Mercy triumphed over judgement once again, and I slept deliciously for most of the 7 hours.. I am learning more and more that His thoughts are to do us good always..However I made sure I let God have control next time. Praise God horizontal sleep on 3 of the 4 flights when I needed them.....!!

Adventures in India

Sunday 6th December

We had a problem this morning , a visit from special branch. Brother Raju was asked to show our passports. He asked us to stay in the hotel while he dealt with it. We didn't even dare look out of the window. We found out afterwards that they thought we were linked with the problems they'd just had. Apparently there had been riot by the Hindu's against a visiting evangelistic team from America. Special Branch thought that we were this team trying to enter India visa's under false premises. This was quite frightening for me, wondering whether we would be arrested, or lose our passports, but Brother Raju dealt with the matter superbly.

We had such a full day today. I hadn't felt brilliant. Started with bladder problems and just couldn't stomach all the rice that was the basis of the diet there . But I was well armed with medicines, and also my knowledge of how lemon juice gives your stomach a rest, was a great help. I had brought maple syrup and cayenne pepper to add to it to make it into lemonade. Lemons are easy to get in India. Also Neil's reminder of not forgetting the cumin seemed came in handy and I never really had a 'Delhi Belly' in Tenali again after a good half teaspoon of that in water.

We were taken by Adi, pipping and hooting as he raced through the streets to Brother Raju's church. Anita and Florence gave wonderful testimonies. Anita's testimony was so simple yet effective and moving. Florence's message was heart rending as with tears in her eyes she told the people how she would always hold them in her heart and that she would leave a part of her heart with them. Anita spent much of her time crying. She explains in her journal how she felt so humbled as we all did by the love and gentleness of these people.

We handed out wet wipes to the children as they were so fascinated with the simplest things. They wiped our feet with them as they crammed in the room to get as close as they could to us. It made us feel a bit like Jesus when He had His feet washed. Gudrun as always gave the message of salvation prayed for the people, and we left with the children gathering round the car and waving us goodby

We went back to Brother Raju's where everyone had dinner but me and they let me lay on a bed under the fan. I had the most delicious sleep, ready for our next adventure that afternoon where we would go over the river on a makeshift raft to the tribal people who lived next to the banana trees......




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Katey Moreland

Ease Joy and Glory

The Star of Bethlehem.

How brightly you twinkle in the firmament,
so like a many-faceted diamond,
set in the plush velvet of the Jerusalem sky,

Kings are gazing your way in wonderment tonight.
The vault of heaven holds you securely clasped to her bosom,
you who's assignment is such a precious one,

Your shafts of silver light cut through the murky darkness heralding
the onset of a new age,
An age of great love between the God-head and mortal man.

You who dance about the heavens
in glorious raiment foretell
the task of the great builder.
The time is nigh for the bridge
to be constructed
The strong stout bridge
between heaven and earth
God and man,
between father and children.

You, whose beauty causes
one to gasp with awe
for you it is accomplished.

Star of hope and promise,
you fill us with joy and gladness.

Catherine O'Halloran.

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Joseph Prince

The bible has so much in it, that we are still delving deeper and deeper over the centuries to excavate even more beautiful jewels of truth. Joseph Prince has been given a great anointing for digging and finding wisdom that is setting people free and bring them into blessings. I recommend his teachings on the God Channel to anyone who wants to mature and grow in grace. I am always blessed with his teachings .

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