The Song of Pain!

I said,

I’m the one

Who wrote the song of pain

I’m the painter of 

Many shades of heartache 

O, how I wish

They could see 

 

But you can see

You can hear

My silent tears hold 

The loudest pain

O, I beseech you

Breathe life into my lungs 

If not, I won’t last 

 

You said,

O, You said,

“I wrote the song of love

I know how it ends

I’m the painter of the universe 

I’m the life, and the light, 

And the way, 

And ‘I AM’ with you”

 

Then Your light broke

Through my darkest nights

Through the layers of different 

Shades of pain 

It delivered the truth 

You broke down gates of bronze

And cut through bars of iron

You moved the mountains

You spilt the sea of my agony 

So that I could walk through 

 

Now

My life is a love song

Cuz’ of you

 

O, how I love when your 

Peace surrounds me

O, how much joy 

Brings me to know 

That I’m loved by You

The heartaches are diminished

My songs are harmonized

With praise, love and hope

— Your child,

Parveen H. M

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The Book That Can Breathe Life!

Being around people from different cultures, religions, and also with people who have no faith, encouraged me to learn about the lives of others and their beliefs. Surprisingly, I came to a place where I was able to test my own beliefs with lucid minds of all faiths.  Many questions came to me as I looked at the myriad of beliefs and ideas. 

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I wanted to understand humans and life. But I was stunned by finding hidden questions within my own questions, such as “Who am I?” 

Growth comes from a willingness to change your ways and climb to higher plateaus of knowledge. The answers to some of my biggest questions have been delivered to me through knowledgeable, wise friends and leaders. 

But I still am searching daily for more knowledge about the mystery of life. 

I’m an emotional person, but I have learned if I want to understand life in its depth, I must not tap into my emotions and feelings, but rather examine the words of wisdom. The wise friends and leaders provided me with important insights for which I am deeply grateful. They made it clear that the only way to gain wisdom and understand life is to read a “meaningful book” that’s relevant to our lives.

A Book that can breathe life. A Book in which the Author is immensely in love with the reader. This divine Book is the Bible. This Book is not only fulfilling in every aspect of life, but also unveils the mystery of human life. It is abundant with stories of mankind, both good and bad and with valuable lessons to learn. Even though the bible was written two thousand years ago, our lives can still powerfully relate to the lives of the people in it. The bible tells us about God’s divinity, sovereignty, love, faithfulness, provision, mercy, grace, hope, faith, and tells of the vastness of His forgiveness. He has revealed His love and power to the people of Bible and He does the same for you and me.

Says the Lord in [John 16:7]

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”  The Bible tells us that God’s mercy is greater than our past, present and future sin. 

So, my friend, once you read this divine Book, you will never go hungry or thirsty. The craving and the lust for worldly bliss will gradually diminish. Your life will change miraculously. It may be a long haul but you will be free at last.  As you grow in faith and Bible inspired wisdom, you will know that you are taking part in His divinity.

We are Bound by Time!

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)

Are we a prisoner of time?  Yes, unfortunately we are bound by time… Since we are frail creatures, time is for us a blanket of protection. Most of us want always to be the one who calls the shots, forgetting that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. [Ecclesiastic3:1]

If we stop and think for a moment, our time on earth is fleeting — in fact, it is miniscule compared to eternity.  In our limited mindset, time can be a tyrant, ticking away relentlessly.

If we instead choose to live as God would have us live, we make the best possible use of our time.

The first step in order to manage our use of time is to seek God’s grace, yoking His plans with ours.

After all, He is the one who gives us the time. Knowing that we will have to give an account of our time to Him should motivate us to use it well.

How can we learn to master time, rather than allowing time to master us? Time well spent is a gift from God. The Bible teaches us to pray like Moses prays, [Psalm 90:12], “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”.

The apostle James echoes this: “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes” [James 4:14].

And Paul cautioned the saints, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” [Ephesians 5:15–16]. Living wisely involves using our time carefully.

This can only be done when you focus your attention on God, seeking His presence the present time — it’s neither done in the past, nor in the future.

As you begin to change your focus, you will notice that the demands of time will begin to diminish.

There are great changes that can occur when you spend time with God. In God’s presence is the only place where you can become more like Christ. Once you spend time with God, He not only changes you, but also creates in you an appreciation of the value of time. The world will be astonished to see fruit that grows in your life when you have been in the presence of God through Jesus Christ.

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