Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lemon to Lemonade

This 100 word post is for 'Faith Filled Friday # 6' picture prompt.
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'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!' What a delightful positive saying! You may even add extra sugar to make it sweeter,more ice to make it chiller and drink it for more energy to move on.
Many a times this bittersweet life of ours,squeezes the juices out of you, testing your faith, making you feel helpless and depressed.But then,you can turn your trials into triumphs by constant prayer, totally trusting God, and submitting completely to His Will. He will give you the inspiration to make the best of a bad situation !

'Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.'
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

With God beside you,surely you can handle all the lemons life gives you - just juice them right and enjoy the benefits of their healing properties!
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Waterfalls By The Still Waters

This post was written for the picture prompt in Faith Filled Fiction...

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As I watch this picturesque scenery I see God's perfect creation in all it's pristine glory! The sun kissed sapphire sparkling water sliding down the protruding rocks and smoothly dropping onto the still bluish green waters,the lush green tall trees and the clear blue sky! They all reflect God's perfect handiwork in making a paradise on earth for us! Unfortunately, for humanity to survive we have to disturb God's perfect nature !
As we journey through life we are wrought with many trials and troubles which are beyond our control! The waterfalls, still waters and the lush green tall trees have symbolic meanings to my life!
The Waterfalls:

"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls;
All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me."Psalm 42:7 .
Many a times trials have swept over me without warning like a tsunami ,before I could even realise what hit me ! I have stood watching helplessly , unbelieving , not knowing what do !
Just like the waterfalls, crashing down, cascade after cascade, wave upon wave ("deep calls to deep") my overwhelming troubles have crashed over me, till I felt like I was drowning in a sea of troubles. (thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.)
Yes, my faith has been shaken,doubt has crept in,but by spending more time with God,I have now built a fort of strong faith around me to defend me against periods of doubt!

The Still Waters:

'He leadeth me beside the still waters,'Psalm 23:2
Many a times I have been parched, and needed to be led to the cool, still waters! God has answered my prayers and has given me peace, quiet and contentment in my mind , amidst my difficulties! And whatever my lot has been, His Grace has led me to have tranquility and serenity in my mind!

The Lush Green Trees:
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jeremiah 17:8
This is God's promise to those who trust in His word and have unshaken faith and trust in Him.

And finally this is my daily prayer:
'At the river I stand Lord, guide my feet and never let go of my hand,precious Lord.'Amen.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Seven Deadly Sins

This post is for "WEEK #59 (7-1-12 to 7-7-12): The Seven Deadlies: Pride, Envy, Wrath, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, Lust'

I am guilty of the seven deadlies ! Well, not exactly me, but the writer in me! It's like this.Till recently, my writings were limited to blogging and I have just started writing prompts and 1000 worded fictions. I know..I know..I am a late starter.Anyway, the writer in me harbors all the seven deadly sins!

1. Pride: When I wrote my first 100 word prompt and published it, I was vain ! I am at par with all the Booker awardees, am I not?

2. Envy: I am envious of the awesome work done by all those writers out there.Why am I not able to dish out writings like them?

3. Gluttony: I have an inordinate desire to consume as many writing tips as possible since I have just embarked on this new writing journey.Surely this gluttony is pardonable ?

4. Lust: I do lust after the words, letters and sentence formation I am yet to master!

5. Anger: I am angry and absolutely cross with myself for not starting to write earlier.

6. Greed: I have an avaricious desire to acquire more and more writing skills .It is greed,right?

7: Sloth: I waste a lot of time playing online games like FarmVille and Solitaire instead of creative writing. Is playing these mindless games slothful?

There..there..I have confessed! Am I purged now?

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