Date: 07/11/2016

By: angie seneviratne

Subject: Surprised byGod

I'm not surprised He surprised you my friend,you deserve every bit of it! You persevere and hope and never give up. Im so grateful for your experience of a heart filled with joy!
Gives me hope too. I think it was you who introduced me to Ps 1 as well!
And to love His word!
May God continue to bless you and your family!

Date: 07/11/2016

By: Anu

Subject: Re: Surprised byGod

Hey beautiful Angie,
How lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind comments. May our blessed Father top you up too with His joy as you wait on Him. Yes, there's always hope for more and for His wholeness and joy in our lives as we search for it and ask for it. Matthew 7:7 :)

Glad to hear I introduced you to Psalm 1. It's been the base of my life and my dear friend Michelle gave the same Psalm to me 2 days later in my birthday wish. It was so good to have it reiterated.

Sending warm thoughts and many blessings on you and yours too.
Lots of love,

Date: 20/09/2016

By: Chitrani

Subject: Being lukewarm

Dearest Anu,
I'm always touched by your writings, (whenever I get a chance to read it). Today is one of those that touched my heart. I'm writing this from a motel room, I can clearly understand the story of the motel shower taps!! Thankfully ours is working with a bit of manoeuvre !! We drove to Melbourne to attend a family wedding and are taking a scenic drive down the coast. Oh, the creations of God! Our motel room faces a beautiful bay which reflects the Peace of God. We will be leaving in an hour's time, on a 4 hr drive back to Sydney.

One thing I know is, Jusus has captured my heart. Even if our circumstances change, our hearts are hot for Him. Rom 8:34 says that HE is permanently seated at the right hand of God interseeding for us day and night. So, whatever may change our times, He never changes and He anyway keeps us under the shadow of the Almighty! He will tug at our heart strings to keep us hot. So, for those who love and fear the Lord, when trouble or sickness tries to drag us down to lukewarmness, God will keep us hot in the love for Him.

I feel I can write more, but I think I have written the essence of it.
May Jesus always tug at our hearts and keep us hot. We will all rejoice when we see Him face to face.
Much love & hugs,

Date: 21/09/2016

By: Anu

Subject: Re: Being lukewarm

Dearest Chits,
How lovely to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and to respond during a busy time away. Bless you. I hope you had a wonderful time in Melbourne - weddings are always exciting and seeing beautiful places on the way is refreshing isn't it?

Thank you for your beautiful testimony of our faithful God who woos us constantly to Himself - making us be piping HOT for Him. That's a beautiful promise that He is interceding for us night and day. Yes, I echo your words. May God keep us piping HOT for Him constantly and may we glorify Him through it. What a wonderful day that will be, when we see Him face to face.
Much love and hugs and many thanks,

Date: 19/09/2016

By: Michelle P

Subject: Hot, Cold or Lukewarm

Hey Celebrity friend,

Beautiful blog and thank you for this reminder to stay Hot for the Lord in all seasons.

Also love your photos - appreciate them even more from this part of the World.

Love and blessings

Date: 19/09/2016

By: Anu

Subject: Re: Hot, Cold or Lukewarm

Hello lovely lady,
So good to hear from you. Thank you for writing. God's been bringing you to mind today so have been praying special blessings on you and your beautiful family who are always hot for the Lord.

Glad you liked the photos. Hope that little grandson is doing well.
Much love as always,

Date: 15/08/2016

By: Dashika

Subject: Author of life

My dear friend Anu,

Thank you for another precious blog post, I really love reading your inspired writing. You have always made it very clear in all your writings about your relationship with the Lord Jesus and His being the very centre of your life. Thank you for your faithfulness in expressing your deep convictions and faith in Him, through your writing.

Yes, He is the Author and Perfector of our Faith. In Him we live and move and have our being.

Much love and every blessing to you and yours.
Dashika xx

Date: 15/08/2016

By: Anu

Subject: Re: Author of life

Dearest Dashika,
How lovely to hear from you and thank you for your encouraging words. You bless me my friend. Thank you so much. I'm very glad you said that I've made it clear that the Lord Jesus is in the centre of my life. Rejoicing in the hope we have as believers - one day you and I will be rejoicing before the Throne of Grace together. Won't that be awesome?

Bless you for your loving words my friend. It was balm to my heart.
Much blessing to you and your loved ones,
Lots of love,

Date: 01/08/2016

By: Jo'Anne Griffiths

Subject: Guarding My Heart

Good morning dear, sweet friend :-)

Wow, two posts in your Guestbook in one day ... amazing!
Actually, I am just feeling guilty that I haven't responded sooner to your beautiful message. Those very same words "Guarding My/Your Heart" came up three weeks ago at our Sunday service. It was part of a series called "Crazy Busy". It really grabbed at my heart, and I knew that I had to write something about it. I love your post it really resonates with me ... especially lately. I have had to say "no" to many things recently. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but I do find it so difficult at times. I am the kind of person who loves to say a resounding "yes" to most things, especially if I am to be helping someone. But God has shown me lately that He wants me to be more sensible and reasonable about what I can and cannot do. There are after all, only so many hours in each day.

I am learning to put my prayer and conversations with Jesus first. I did do that for quite a while, then I just got back into bad habits again. Life is crazy busy, but this life isn't really what counts in the end. We must love, respect and honour our spouses, love our children unconditionally, and love those around us ... but we must also obey the first commandment, which is to Honour God first, before anything else.

I am a slow, stubborn learner, but I do know that if I don't value and nurture my relationship with my Jesus, nothing else in this life is going to go well. These days now, I am concentrating on being the best wife/Mummy/Nanna that I can be, Doing more things that make me happy (I am not going to do Uni study anymore ... way too stressful with my BiPolar and other health issues), and of course that make my HoneyBun happy. I am cooking and baking more, gardening whenever my joints let me, and of course, I am reading and writing until the cows come home ;-)

July has been a difficult month, so I am kind of glad that it is over. With Margaret passing on July 9th, her wake on the 24th and my dear wee Jessie passing on the 25th, it has been really overwhelming. My Mummy and Daddy have also been sick (and still are unwell). They thought that they had come down with a cold, and asked me to stay away in case I got sick as well. Bless them. Unfortunately when I rang yesterday to see if the coast was clear for me to visit, I found that they had gotten worse (bad flu now even though they have been immunised). Mummy is very ill, but at least while she has the flu, her rheumatoid isn't as painful. Daddy has got it right down on his chest, and at 86 and a half, I am quite concerned. Thank goodness they have got some medicines to take, a nice warm home ... and of course God watching over them.

Well, my dear, I think that is enough rambling for one day. I have to go and do some chores now. I hope you have a lovely day and a wonderful week.

God bless.
Much love,
Jo'Anne xoxo

Date: 01/08/2016

By: Anusha

Subject: Re: Guarding My Heart

Dearest sweet Jo'Anne,
Thanks for that special sharing. I am so sorry that it has been a tough month for you that's just past with 2 deaths to contend with. Very sad and my heart grieves with you. I am also very sorry to hear that both your Mum and Dad are unwell. That is a concern indeed and I have just written it down so I would remember to pray for them.

Thank you for sharing your present journey with me. Sounds very similar to mine. I too like to jump into everything but over the years, have been learning to say 'No' and to draw back in order that I maintain the quality of life that God desires of me.

Love it that you are aspiring to be the best wife and Mum and Grandmum you can be and also writing and reading lots. Sounds like where I am at present too. My fibro battle which has been so hard for me has actually helped me be more intentional with my use of time because my energy levels are so low. A blessing in disguise.

About going to God first - yes, that's something that God's been teaching me too over many years, Jo'Anne. I had a tendancy to first go to family or friends and then to God. God's shown me that in some instances I need only go to Him full stop. Amazed at His answers too. So much to learn in this life of ours, but praise our awesome God that He is very patient with us.

It was lovely hearing of your close walk with God and your journey with Him dear friend. Well done for listening to Him and for guarding your heart. I know God must be very pleased with His beautiful daughter, Jo'Anne.

Much love and thanks again for sharing.
God bless you with a blessed day and a wonderful week in His Presence,
Anusha XOX :)

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