This is my first blog and I am excited about it. Hope you would enjoy reading it.
Though I was born and brought up in a God fearing Christian family, I did not taste the love and the presence of God in my life.
Few years ago a young Evangelist Shyju Mathew, came to our church and preached about pursuing the presence of God. The message penetrated deep into my heart and since then I started to hunger and thirst after His presence. He prophesied and said that God has called my family to proclaim His Word. I did not take it seriously and ever since God has been confirming the same word through many people over the years.
When I was in my fifth grade, I got to participate in a public speaking competition in which I got the first prize as my mother trained me well for it. Yet I decided I will never speak in public again because it felt as the most difficult thing for me to do.
But when the love of God touched me I had to surrender to His will. As an obedience to the calling of God I began sharing the gospel to people in my place. Ever since I was honored to minister in couple of places in Malaysia itself. But three months ago I received a call from a pastor in India. He invited me to preach in a women’s conference in Gulbarga. Even though I’ve shared before, I freaked out with that invitation as it was the first time I was invited just to preach in another country for two days. I had not heard about that place either.
As an excuse, I told him that I will discuss with my husband and let him know. I wished to find my husband in a bad mood so I could tell him about this opportunity and I hoped he’d say no. (But did not find such moment) And as soon as I told him about the invitation he was so excited and asked me to book the ticket immediately. So I did not have any choice but to accept the invitation.
Interestingly, till the day I left Malaysia I was filled with fear and my mind was blank. It was four hours to India and
then 12hours by train to Gulbarga. Before leaving to the railway station Brother Shyju prayed and immediately felt a burden being lifted out from me and the peace of God filled me. I just told one thing to God, “Lord let me hide behind you” and God was faithful to cover me.
The meeting was wonderful. God moved mightily in that place. The place was filled with the presence of God, and I saw the lives of women changed. People were in tears when they felt the awesome love of God enveloping them. I realized that God does not work on how much I pray or fast, it is just because of His grace and mercy upon our lives. Each one of us is so precious in His sight.
Friends, God wants us to come to a place of total surrender. God will meet us at the place of helplessness. Let go and let God take full control of your lives. Rest in His love. I’m glad you could read my first blog. I’m hoping to blog more often. Thank you for your prayers.