Monday, January 10, 2011

The new Year !

My cousin sent a forward saying, ' O My God 2011 is a Special Year'
It said about it's speciality too:

' It will start on /1/11
After 10 days 11/1/11
After ten months
1/11/11
Then it will be 11/11/11
Isn't it fantastic!'

Unique indeed!

The year is special in other ways too: So many predictions: One is , a christian group saying that the tribulation is begining in a particlar month of this year.

Of course almost all the signs said in the bible for the return of Christt and the end of the world are being fulfilled now. Who knows whether all these events will culminate in what the bible says[Mat.24; mark13]in this year?

For me it is a special year in the sense I'll be 78 years in March, so much nearer to the grave. I am on a lease of life now. The bible age is three score and ten. All my lady relatives died in their eighties. So our family's life span for the ladies seems to be in eighties..So my time to quit the earth, breathe my last breath, is very near.

Does it scare me? Grieve me? No, is the asnwer. The reason is , I am sort of prepared: I am washed in the blood of Jesus and my sins, so many of them, are forgiven. Every day I am asking God to search me and know my heart, my thoughts, [ my attiudes, desires and goals too] and to see if there be some wicked way in me and to Cleanse me from every sin and set me free. The prayer answering God does answer my prayer by making me see my short comings. Things that I did not realise that I had in my nature which displeass the Lord, I am able to identify. I know it is the HolySpirit working in me and doing a process of sanification. I saw how selfish and self centered I have been. I saw the stinking pride and jealousy in me. I have been having a fault finding and criticising nature. Negative in my thoughts and talks..I was surprised that i did not see these earlier.I have offened others by these and thought others hurt me! So now I am thankful to God that He is preparing me.

When I am fully ready to meet Him, He will call me over there.

What will i take for Him. I cannot go empty handed, is an anxious thought. This year I have asked the Lord to give me more opportunities to do something, anything, that the Lord desires from me. I cannot make my own choices. I cannot afford to make a mistake. there is no time to correct it. So i have left it to Him to show me the way ,open doors of opportunities to let people know of the love and sacrifice of my Lord Jesus. The saved Souls and what ever I did to bring people to Him, is the only thing I could take with me. So this year I am looking forward to do that, God helping me.

I am retired from active work in this world No wordly responsibilities. I have enough time to pray, praise and intercede. I know I am not doing it as i ought to . So I am deciding to pay attention to it. Less of the laptop and more time in God's word and prayer at his feet.

I am aware that our enemy, the Devil is not pleased now. He will try his level best to put blocks on my path this year. i got to be alert,knowing his devices.
Every day, every minute , every second of this year,2011, is important to me. How about you?
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8 comments:

Sue said...

Well, Elizabeth,
I just read another post on your blog about Jesus praying for Peter.
That post was back in 2008.
I'm going to read some more of your posts now that I'm here.
Your writing is encouraging and inspiring.
God bless you.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Sue. Your comment encourages me . God bless you.
Well the Lord does give me opprtunies to do something for Him and is still preparing me.
In 1213 I'll be 80 years! I have learnt that He is a compasssiomate and merciful God .
I see you are a good Christian Please pray for me. I'll wait and see what the Lord will do. Elizabeth
ihcele

Sue said...

I'm glad you responded, Elizabeth.
I was afraid you might have fallen off the perch (so to speak) and that I was posting into cyberspace!
Your last blog was so long ago.

I'm trying to be a good Christian.
However, I believe that in these end times when the devil is increasing his persecution towards anyone seeking to be a Christian, it is, more than ever, important to encourage one another.

Even if only one person reads your blog and is encouraged, that is a wonderful thing.
What if more than one person reads your words of encouragement?
How many 80 year old folks have a ministry blog like you do??

Sometimes the best encouragement is to confess ones own problems.
I have now read a lot of your past posts and have been encouraged by them (I know I have used the word "encouraged" a lot here but the Bible "encourages" us to encourage each other.

Please go back to regular postings.
You are a wise elder, clearly seeking the Lord. You have much to share.

Share with us out here, Elizabeth, and encourage us with your experiences please.
A post here and there is not a waste of time.
I will pray for you.
x
Sue

Jonnie von Hellens said...

Elizabeth, I don't know whether to pray that you made your 80th birthday last March, or not. I guess praying you didn't is selfish of me while you being with Him would be so incredible for you. I just wanted to say that your postings are still being read by people and I agree with Sue that we do need to learn from our wiser elders. God bless, Jonnie

Jonnie von Hellens said...

Elizabeth, I don't know whether to pray that you made your 80th birthday last March, or not. I guess praying you didn't is selfish of me while you being with Him would be so incredible for you. I just wanted to say that your postings are still being read by people and I agree with Sue that we do need to learn from our wiser elders. God bless, Jonnie

Elizabeth said...

i just want to thank you, Sue andJonnie Von Hellens for your encouraging comments.
By God's grace I am alive yet in 2014.I went through the blog just now and was encouraged. True the word of God says encourage
one another. you did it for me just now . Praise the Lord and Thank you. Yes I must writing the blog again.
The Lord has been so good to me to answer prayers and keep me well enough up to today, though i passed through the valley of the shadow of death a few times. I thank God for keeping me in Him.
My prayer even now is that i should not go empty handed when I go to meet my Lord and savor.
Where ever you are , we are one family and we are in the body of Christ. I thank God for you. May God bless you.

Sue said...

Great to hear from you, Elizabeth!
I check your blog occasionally in the hope that you are still around and planning to share your thoughts again!
Love and Blessings to you.
You are the encourager.
Looking forward to your first blog for 2014!!

Sue said...

Elizabeth,
I hope you are well.
You have not posted in such a long time and I miss your thoughts.