Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tears of a Praying woman

Greetings...
Tears move God's heart. Tears are usually associated with women but men cry too!! When we are overwhelmed with joy, pain, sadness, separation, our eyes swell up with tears.
The Bible says...
PSALM 126:5 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
But here I write about the tears of a praying woman.
The tears of a woman who prays (that may be our mother, grand-mother, wife, sister, friend) can do wonders.
When a woman cries out to God (well He'll listen to the cries of men too) God's heart is moved. He keeps a record of every tear.
PSALM 56:8 "Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll are they not in your record? "
These tears shed at the Lord's feet can result in healing of the sick, bring restoration, save a prodigal son, a rebellious daughter or change a spouse who's an alcoholic or a friend struggling with an addiction.
Jesus Christ our Lord, cares for all that concerns us. When we are discouraged and feel no one understands let's remember our Lord keeps even a record of our tears.
Isn't that comforting?
PSALM 39:12 "Hear my prayer, O LORD,
listen to my cry for help;
Even as we sow in tears we'll reap in joy!
As we bow down before HIM & lay our burdens at His feet with tears, we'll rise up with joy!
Tears move God's heart.
In Luke 7:10-15, we see a widow cry over the death of her only son and Jesus was touched and told her not to cry and raised her son from the dead.
Luke 7:13 "When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry." 14 Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" 15 The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother."
Today when we cry about situation that may seem dead and lifeless to us, God will give us hope by giving life and reviving that situation.
Again in Luke 7:36-43, we see a woman who lived a sinful life came and sat at the feet of Jesus and wet His feet with her tears.
Luke 7: 37 "When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee's house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, 38 and as she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears."
People around her did not understand but Jesus seen her repentant heart, her love and noticed every tear she shed at His feet.
Luke 7:44 "Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, "Do you see this woman? I came into your house. You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little."
Today let's take all that burdens us to our Lord in prayer. Let's cry out to Him and He will hear us, He will help us and give the desires of our hearts.

Be blessed,

Julia

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Being there for the aged and elderly in our midst!

Thara (who is like my daughter) and me, visited a senior citizen's home this evening. 
Met a 91 year old gentleman there, He asked our names etc. When we told him we just stopped by to say "Hello" to him, he was so..happy. He looked to be from a very good family but said how he does feel lonely now etc. !
When we asked him if we could get him something he liked to eat next time, he said, "No. I get all here" but requested we go meet him whenever we can! 
When we prayed for him and about to leave he 1st held Thara's hands & then my hands and spoke blessing over us! This was priceless! 
What a blessing it was for us!
This reminded of how and why the blessings of the elderly in a family was so important in Biblical times.
This gentleman reminded us, "We all will grow old one day and some don't know that." and sighed!
When we asked another elderly, "What do you want?" the reply was "I want you both to come again." (brought tears in our eyes)
Came home thinking of how true this is! 
When old all one needs is God and people who loved and cared around!
This is the valuable lesson we both learnt today.
May the Lord bless the aged, elderly in our midst!
Good Night,
Julia