Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Lord is my Shepherd

Psalm 23
A psalm of David.
 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 
 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, 
he leads me beside quiet waters, 
 3 he refreshes my soul. 
He guides me along the right paths 
   for his name’s sake. 
4 Even though I walk 
   through the darkest valley,[a] 
I will fear no evil, 
   for you are with me; 
your rod and your staff, 
   they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me 
   in the presence of my enemies. 
You anoint my head with oil; 
   my cup overflows. 
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me 
   all the days of my life, 
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD 

Well, I read this verse yesterday and was once again reminded of God’s love for us. This verse is an act of faith, of believing that God cares for us, loves us, that God has plans for us, we are not just anybody. God has wonderfully made us. That God has carved us with the palms of his hands in our mother’s womb. Even before we were born, God knew the plans for us. That whatever happened, happens or will happen, there is one certainty that is so true. God will always be there for us, he will continue to answer our prayers, because he loves us unconditionally. He will continue to give us his love, peace and joy when we seek for it.
From this thought I remembered another favorite verse:
Matthew Chapter 7
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
   9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Here, God tells us, Ask and u shall receive, he doesn’t say ask and u might receive, or maybe ask and u may receive it if u have been a good person… NO.. he says ask and u shall receive, seek and u “shall” find… hum bolta hai na “Dhoondne pe bhagwan bhi milta hai”. It’s the same thing. If u seek peace, you will receive it, if u have faith that you will receive it, not a pinch of doubt there…..  :-)
Anyways during the last few days, I wasn’t happy with myself, and I was wondering loudly what’s the matter, but somehow God always speaks to me when I have wanted to listen to him.
He always tells me the right thing, no matter what!!!!!!
Thank you Lord!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The most beautiful birthday :)

Getting a beautiful salwar kameez (white and yellow) from my best friend with a BIG greeting card…..someone special making my lunch on my birthday….Getting a call at midnight from my best friend, getting a call from my family at 5 30 in the morning because of my impatient mom J and Eshkol singing a “happy birthday Godma” song for me so sweetly, getting a call from my manager next :P and my sabse special friend from office….. then coming to office and checking facebook made me cry, baba had changed his profile picture to mine, had written so sweet things about me J and for me. So many friends wishing me…..Getting calls from special friends whom I really treasure and love so much……Was touched by the way my classmates still remembered my bday and called me “marie”, loved the way Christine called me “Ms kabhi health kabhi fun” and remembered each one has a special place in my heart, two of my crazy friends going to eat jhatka bhel at shivajinagar station coz it is my bday ;-)….. going out for a pizza dinner with ppl I love, thank you Lord for making is so beautiful J