Saturday, August 22, 2015

What an experience!

It is amazing how the holy spirit controls and guides our thought life. When we pay attention to his promptings and impressions, life  becomes interesting.!
I am enjoying a good vacation in Srilanka at my youngest sister's house. It is a modern house with many rooms and facilties.
Every morning various activities go on in her house.It is interesting to watch and participate in some of them.
My sister is up very early By 4 am I hear her singing praises in the kitchen praising God and making the tea for the household and the meal for her two dogs [ she has a help but my sister does not wake her up. She gets up on her own and comes plasantly to help.] A niece of ours stays with her she goes to teach at Wattala , which is quite far from Dehiwala She also joins us in the kitchen. My sister starts the moring praise and prayer as the work goes on.
It is a nice feeling to remember every member of our family which ever part of the world they may be,praise God for them and pray for their needs and commit them to the almighty's care for the day.It gives me a picture of our whole family and friends meeting with our creator , father, friend, guide and counsellor.
By this time the tea is made and kept . Her husband and son walks in and take their cup and walk away from our gathering. the niece goes to get ready to go to school. She leaves the house at 5.30 am!I feel happy to see a house hold starting the day like this.
My room is in the annex of their house. Though it has a separate entrance ,I could walk through their rooms to the kitchen.I have to pass through my living room and two of their bedrooms and a corridor to reach the kitcchen. The lights in this area are not on .So when I switch on my room light and start waking towards the kitchen,I get a glimmer of light from the kitchen. I could easyily stumble on some object,It is pratically dark. But I enjoy the walk as it is then the holy Spitit gives me useful impressions which i sometimes share with others in the kitchen.

Last week I was reminded of the valley of the shadow of death. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil, for you are with me. May be when I pass thorough the valley of death I will have the light on earth just before I close my eyes on earth, then I don't know how it will be. May be dark , but the glimmer of light from heaven will light my path while the Lord's presence comes with me. I'll safely reach home. I think it is a wonderful practical lesson that I had from the HolySpirit..
This morning ,it was pitch dark when I started my journey. so  I switched one of the lights in one room , I was able to walk with out stumbling on anything.I thought of the verse which says His word is a lamp to my feet. Just enough light to pass through and then I switched it off. God's word also has given me the right counsel, the needed comfort in my journey of life at the right moment, for the moment.

If only we tune our ears to his soft whisper in every situation He will be talking to us. Just like when Jesus was on this earth, all the time  He was conversing to his disciples ,giving a lesson from every circumstance they faced or situation they were in. Can anyone feel lonely if our Lord in the spirit constantly keep talking to us, good things? It is a beautiful experience to be cultivated.
Like William wordswoth I could say these will later " falsh accoss my inward eyes which is the bliss of solitude"
I think I should add that all could have this kind of experience. because our Lord loves to talk to us.

           The following is being added in 2015. Wow! I am still alive . My Lord still speaks and guides me. Beautiful experience  which all could have!]

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