Hi dear Chits,
Thanks so much for reading and responding. Yes, Psalm 121 is a wonderful Psalm isn't it? I agree that Satan does try to harm us but He that is within us is greater than He that is in the world. I also agree that although God permits stuff to happen to us He is not the author of it. We fight against the principalities and powers of darkness. Yes, as I said and you reiterated it's JESUS who is the Rock under our feet. And JESUS we need to look on
The wobbly feet I mentioned were my real feet - not my metaphorical ones. :) I needed to look where I am stepping on because I have physically fallen many times. So God taught me to be wise about looking where I am going. :) But of course, in the metaphorical sense my gaze is only on JESUS!
I have been so blessed by Him and know you have been too. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.
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Hi dear Chits,
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I'm in Singapore and have a bit of spare time to reflect and write. I'm enjoying Ashana's 3 sons. Panchan comes over on Wednesday 9th and we return to Sydney on the 15th. Have a blessed day. Love Chits
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Hi again dear Chits.
Wow - a special joy to hear back from you again! :) Lovely to hear you are enjoying your three grandsons and are in Singapore with Ashana. Enjoy! It will be even better when Panchan arrives on Wednesday am sure. Family times are indeed special times. God bless you all. Love to Ashana and special hugs to the boys.
Subject: Using our God-keys!
Hi sis (not yet 60!!),
Thanks for this new concept of using our God keys!!
Last year it was 'trust' and even as you shared about Joy being your special word this year for me it became 'gratitude or Thankfulness'!
Apart from that I love you suggestions of the various ways we can use these 'keys' so to speak.
In our deep sense of gratitude for so much that we have received may we spur each other always to lift the many who hurt and are downcast. "To whom much is given much is expected." Thank you for doing that via your writings and time spent listening!
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Yes, trust is a vital God-key is it not? And yes, in order to bless others, we do need our God-keys, that's for sure. I think there are 2 basic God keys really - loving God and loving others - and if we can get it right - all else will fall into place. I know you will agree.
Great to hear of your keys of 'Gratitude' and 'Thankfulness' this year being your major 'keys' as mine is 'Joy'. I too have been trying to cultivate gratitude and thanks as life keys to use in every season. I think gratitude unlocks many doors to life does it not? :)
Bless you dearest sis for spurring me to use my God-keys at all times.
Lots of love and thanks for responding,
Subject: Writing Love Letters
I am delighted you've written this blog! I was a snail mail person but it became more regular ever since mama passed away and I saw her collection of letters and cards. since then every month I send out at least 10 letters to folks here and abroad. I think there is something magical in receiving snail mail!! Yes, I am old fashioned!! [I know snail mail is not the only way!!!]
I will certainly look at that link you've given. Bless you too for being such a writer....thank you dear sis for that lovely letter. Appreciate you taking the time.
"Thank You God," I say, " for Your love communicated to us in Your Word and the affirmation you constantly give us...help us share that love always"!
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Hey beloved Sis,
Thank you for reading and thank you for the way you constantly affirm people and bless them including your little sister. How blessed I am to have you in my life. Wow - that's wonderful how you send out at least 10 letters and cards each day in snail mail. How much you must bless the recipients.
I have a problem in writing legibly or I'd write more snail mail myself. :) I am so grateful to God that there are other ways of communicating because if I couldn't have typed, writing by hand would have been far too difficult for me these days.
Thank YOU for that enormous labour of love in that book which will bless me time and time again. You are amazing!
And I say Amen to your little prayer. Yes, Lord, help us communicate your love in ways that others understand.
Much love and many thanks,
Subject: what's most important
thanks you for this beautiful reminder!
What does the Lord require of us?
Micah 6: 8 comes to mind "...but to do justice, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God"
Thanks you for putting into words all we desire to express.
As you say Amma taught us how to love ...her warmth and affection and her presence we all miss and yet so filled with gratitude today.
May we always fix our eyes heavenward as we live here below 'letting go of many things' and embracing all that is lovely and pure!
LOtsa love and see you sooooon!
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Hi beloved sis,
Thanks so mucn for reading and responding. Yes, Micah 6:8 puts it really well doesn't it? I agree that darling Mama's example and love continues to refresh us from beyond the grave. How blessed we are! Thank you God for our amazing parents.
Sooo looking forward to being with you SOON beloved sis. :)
Subject: Waiting Patiently
It as only now that I read this blog and glad I did.
Yes, waiting is never easy is it? And yet as you rightly say we are asked to 'wait on Him'...Often His time frame is not like ours. One thing I have found as I intercede and wait (yes, for years) that He begins to do a work in my life and my relationship with Him and my understanding of Him deepens. Sometimes it's not just about the answers but what He teaches me in my struggle, or longing or desire...It reminds me too of the heart of God who shares our pain and struggle and so He continues to mould me as I wait.
Yes, like David, Abraham waited 25 years for the son of promise; Moses lived as a shepherd for 40 years (his university of learning I believe) till at age 80 God called Him...and then another 40 years and not allowed into the promised land! Yes, 'many waits'!
But thanks for this reminder and the 'hope' we have as we wait. With you in prayer for your physical pains and some of the desires of your heart.
He IS faithful!
lots of love