Seotingla T. Thonglarü
[dropcap]I [/dropcap]heard mighty man of God the Abba, Father quoting, “Small things are small things but faithfulness in small things is a big thing,” and indeed that is very much true, because we human beings who are created in the image of God the Abba, Father tends to take small things for granted. I heard people often saying “Chotu ase, ini charitibi” (it is small thing, just leave it). No matter things could be small or big, but it is our responsibility to take care of them properly as gift from above (please, don’t get me wrong here; I’m not talking about greediness). God created the heavens and the earth, and then God said “Let us make people in our image, to be like ourselves, they will be masters over all life- the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky and all the animals.” So God created people in His own image; God patterned them after Himself; He created them male and female, then God placed them in the “Garden of Eden” and the story goes on and on (Genesis 1:26 to chapter 3). Yah, the story doesn’t end with what had happened in the “Garden of Eden”. Believers have still hope; Christ the “Most Holy One” has purified us from all unrighteousness. Let us think about what He uttered on “The old rugged Cross,” He said “it is finished.” His grace is more than enough for us. Grace is invisible but it works, let us take a moment and think life without His grace. Without His grace, life will be really terrible, we will be like a lady going for shopping without money in her bag, is it not? (Romans 5:12-21). Olives are crushed to make the best oils; Grapes are squeezed to make the finest wines. Roses are pressed to make the most fragrant perfumes. So, let us totally surrender our lives to the Best Crusher, Squeezer and Presser, let Him come up with outstanding oils, wines and perfumes because we sing “I surrender all” and “Take my life and let it be.” Yah, if any of us are holding back any dry bones, let us keep it open and let the grace of God work in it (Ezekiel 37:1-14).Respecting my motto reading “Simple living, High thinking” time and again, I use to think and keep wondering, how it will be like in heaven where there will be unending joy, over there people are likely to forget even the existence of sadness. Wow! It will be really a “Home Sweet Home”. O! I can’t even imagine the joy of Heaven and it’s none of my business to keep on imagining about the joy of real home (Heaven, Eternity). My one and only duty is to try to live in such a way that I get entry ticket to get into that real home (of course God’s grace will lead me there). Wow! The joy of Heaven cannot be containing by any human brain, the glory and riches will really be beyond any human brain can hold. Over there the enjoyment will be simply “Wonderful” and “Great.” My soul often rejoices thinking about the joy of so called “Real Home.” The degree of my seriousness about Real home rose more and more higher after my tragic accident, those few days when I was out of people who all really care for me. My grandmother (dad’s mother) pleaded kneeling beside my bedside I heard her pronouncing, “Father, my grandchild is too young to be with us and I can’t see my son in bitterness.” Ah! My dearie grandmother, I was told when I was a little girl, that she went to be with Heavenly Father, even when my dad was just a small boy.
A response love letter to Abba, Father from His beloved:-
“When morning comes, same with night I will praise You. Under any circumstances I will Praise You, still. Your love O Lord cannot be able to compare with anything. Even though i write about Your love, all the pages in the world will never be able to contain it, nor the whole ocean may dry up in the form of ink but it won’t be enough. Your Unfailing love O Lord. I will lift my voice to worship You my Lord, my King and my Redeemer. Your faithfulness reaches toward Heaven and covers the whole earth. The shadow of Your love covers all creation. All creatures come and join me to Praise God for His Unfailing love. Dear fellow beloved of God the Abba, Father, I would love to tell you what I think of Jesus, since I found Him, a friend so strong and true. I would tell you how He changes my life completely. He did something that no other friend could do. No one else could take the sin and darkends from me, O how much He cared for me. All my life was full of sin when Jesus found me. All my heart was full of misery and woe. Jesus placed His strong and loving arms around me and led me in the way I ought to go. Every day He comes to me with new assurance. More and more I understand His words of love, but I’ll never know just why He come to save me, till I see His blessed face above. Hallelujah! His love endures forever. What can I give Him as small as I am, if I were a shepherd, I’ll give Him a lamb, if I were a wise man, I’ll give Him my part, I know what I’ll give Him, I’ll give Him my heart. What can I give Him to show my love, the stars around twinkle around Him with all the shinning bells. I know what I’ll give Him, I’ll give Him my heart. I will sing of my Redeemer and His wondrous love upon me. On the cruel cross He suffered to set me free. With His blood He purchased me, on The old rugged Cross He sealed my pardon, I will tell the wondrous story. O! My sins impure like scarlet, You cleanse like pure white snow and clothed me with Your righteousness. I will Praise my Dear Redeemer, His triumph power cannot be counted. O! The victory He gave me, He fought the battle on my behalf. How firm a Foundation, how firm to stand on that Solid Ground. His grace that lead me all the way. O! His love and grace never left, nor forsake me. In Christ alone, my hope is found; He is my light, my strength and my song. My Jesus my Savior, Lord there is none like You. All of my days, I want to Praise the wonders of Your mighty love. This Cornerstone this Solid Ground, what height of love where there is no fear. My comforter my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand. This gift of love and righteousness, on The old rugged Cross Jesus died and the wrath of God was satisfied. Here in the dead of Christ, I live. Here in the ground His body lay. O! What a glorious dead. All I have is His and He is mine. O! Precious blood of Christ my Savior, here in the power of Christ, I dwell. No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the power of Christ in me. Starting from my first breathe till my final breathe Jesus command my destiny. No power of hell could snatch me away from His hand, O how much He love me. When all Thy mercy is my guard, I will not fear the dead, because You are a comfort to my soul. Thy tender care before my little heart knows, they flow upon me. When I was in dead bed, battling between life and death and was terribly suffering, Thy perfect love sustained me. Through every period of my life Your Unceasing Grace was with me. I hear people talking about Your Unceasing Grace and Unconditional Love, but I have experience it. I don’t wanna gain the whole world and lose my soul. I could sing of Your love forever. He has got you and me brothers and sisters, He has got the whole world in His hand, we are under our Creator’s care. Lord, You are holy, You are worthy, I will bow down before Your throne of grace and worship You. You are my Prince of Peace, I will worship You all the days of my life. Lord of all creation, Heaven is Your tabernacle, glory to the Lord on high. When morning dawns and night fades, I will celebrate Your resurrection. God the wonders beyond our galaxy, let the universe declares Your majesty, I can only imagine the riches glory. Savior I come, I come to The old rugged Cross, lead me to The old rugged Cross, there my Savior await for me in glory. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and grief to bear, what a privilege to carry. Everything to God in prayer, thou will find solace there, perfect rest so secure. Who am I that the Lord would care to know my name, would care to feel my heart not because of what I am, but because of what You have done. My Lord catches me when I fall and teach me who I am. Who am I that the Lord would watch over me with love and care. Who am I that You appear in my dream with comforting words when the world seems so dark. Who am I that I hear Your tender voice. Lord, whom shall I fear because I have the Greater One by my side. Lord, my life is an empty cup, here is my heart, would You fill me up? Leaving my will and burdens behind, all I want and all I need is just to be with You. Here, I am at Your feet I have come to the end of me, there is nothing that I have to bring, simply to Thy old rugged Cross I cling. Nothing compare to knowing You more. You hold my every morning and night, You calm my ragging sins. You walk with me through fire and heal my diseases. I believe You are the One who gave Second life to me to live on earth You have created, I believe You are my Restorer. I believe You are all I need, I believe You are my portion. I believe You are more than I need. Nothing is impossible for You. Give thanks to the Lord our God our King Our redeemer. His love endures forever. Forever God is faithful, forever He is love. The news came to Jesus about Lazarus, Mary and Martha watched their brother die. They waited for Jesus, Jesus arrived and asked Martha to show Him the grave. She replied Lord You don’t understand, he has been there for four days. Jesus called in a loud voice “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” Dear friends, don’t be afraid, God is still the same. I will Praise You O Lord with all my heart. I will tell of Your wonders story. I will rejoice and Praise Your glorious name. Great is Thy faithfulness unto me, morning by morning new mercies I see. Thou art the Potter and I am the clay, Christ always only living in me. I will cherish The old rugged Cross, till my trophies I lay down. I will cling to The old rugged Cross and exchange it someday for a crown. To The old rugged Cross, I will ever be true, it’s shame and reproach gladly bear. Then He will call me someday, to my home far away, where His glory forever I will share. I can only imagine about its glorious beauty. All the way my Savior leads me, What I have to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who thru life has been my guide? Heavenly peace, divines comfort, here by faith in Him, I dwell. Jesus doeth all things well. Gives me grace for every trails, feed me with the living bread, Thou my weary steps may falter not, and my soul athirst may be. Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see. Perfect rest to me is promised in my Father’s house above. When my spirit clothed immortal, Wings it flight to realms of days. This song thru endless ages, Jesus led me all the way. When I rise up in the morning give me Jesus, let Him be the last person for me to talk as I rest for the night. When I come to die I will surely love to see You my Savior. People can have everything, but for me You are enough, more than enough. You gave Your love away to me which is so sweet, sweeter than anything, even more than honey. Jesus What A Beautiful Name Son of God, Son of Man, Lamb that was slain, Joy and Peace, Strength and Hope, Grace that blows all fear away. Truth revealed, my future sealed, Healed my pain, Love and freedom, Life and warmth. Rescued my soul, my stronghold. Lift me from shame and Forgiveness and assure security, power and love. Jesus What a beautiful name. all I am and all I have is all because of Your grace. Lord I acknowledge Your deep love upon me Lord You have been extremely gracious to me Nothing can compare Your deep love upon me. You O Lord never look at my weaknesses but the Son The cords of death, destruction and grave entangled me But You out of Your goodness came to my help. Thank You Lord for Your Unceasing grace, I wonder when I think about Your Unconditional love I Praise You for what You have done for me Lord, I sing hallelujah with the angels You have been extremely gracious Lord, my thankful heart has nothing more to say then this. When the music fades all is stripped away. And I simply come Longing just to bring something that’s of worth that will bless Your heart I’ll bring You more than a song For a song in itself is not what You have required You search much deeper within Through the way things appear You’re looking into my heart. I’m coming back to the heart of worship And it’s all about You, it’s all about You Jesus, I’m sorry Lord for the things I’ve done it when it’s all about You, it’s all about You Jesus. King of endless worth No one could express How much You deserve Though I’m weak and poor All I have is Yours Every Single breath. This is my desire to honor You Lord with all my being I worship You All I have within I give You Praise All that I adore is in You. Well! This is my story I would love to share with people around Prasing my Savior all day long. A story of “God’s Amazing Grace.” Thank you all for listening to Abba, Father’s beloved child long love letter to Him.
Here goes my greetings to all the fellow beloved….”The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.” May Grace filled God Empower, Bless and Keep you all under His loving arm. Be happy for you are wonderfully cared by the Creator and are greatly blessed, Highly Favored and Deeply Loved in Christ.
Here goes lines for all my dear female friends (mummy, sisters, aunties, extended-sisters and friends)…”A friend was once a stranger but when you met, your heart bonded and you recognize a kindred spirit made in Heaven for you. A friend is someone you can trust with all your heart, your secret and your life, one who will never betray you or carelessly uncover your nakedness to another. A friend is someone who loves you no matter how vulnerable or fragile you may be, no matter how many wounds and scars you reveal. A friend is someone you rush to tell when something good or bad happens, knowing she will surely laugh or cry with you. A friend is someone you can laugh with, cry with, sign with and share moments, making memories together which are forever written in your little heart. A friend is someone who stands by you when you fall, pick up and dust off, walk beside you, caring not other may think or say. A friend is someone with whom you share a language that only she and you understand, a name, a sign, a jingle meant for her ears alone. A friend is someone you continue to love across the miles and across the years. Even when you are forced apart and when you meet again, the miles and years falls away and cease to exist. When that friend step across the Great Divide into the Eternal realm, she leaves a hole that nothing or no one can fill her place in your heart, so tender and sweet. A part of you goes with her and you wait in hope that you will meet again and share the cherish-able moments together. It was indeed a great blessing knowing you all. They are my blessed friends God the Father has graciously gifted to me. Continue to stay secure under Potter’s loving arm.”
Here goes a brief love letter to all the chirpy, lovely and sweet little ones. Dear respected parents, I shall be grateful enough if you could please help me. Hello little ones, I feel tremendously glad to jot down few lines to you all thru this Media. Dear little ones, today you are a child, but tomorrow you will grow into teenage-hood and then day after you will become adult like me. I would love to tell little ones two things;
i) Today you are little toddlers, but someday or the other you will become matured but never and never change your childlike heart, so innocent and tender because no matter how mature we become we will always be a little child before our Heavenly Father.
ii) Always obey your respected parents because there is blessing in it.
Here goes my goodnight message to all the beloved….. “In soft gleaming night of stars Chirpy birds trying to find their resting place Full of dark with few candle lights around flies flying around those flaming lights some insect still whispering, somewhere in the corner Dogs still barking somewhere. But beloved of Abba, Father have place to rest simply because they are truly and wonderfully cared by the Creator. Dew drops tries to hold on till the next morning to take long breathe or to sprinkle around. May all your dreams come true. May every star of every night bring Love, Joy and Peace with sweetest dreams. Goodnight all and rest well in God’s everlasting peace until you all get up tomorrow morning and enjoy the beautiful creation created by God, the Almighty Father.”
A mighty man of God the Abba, Father quoted, “But for a covenant people of God, which we are Loyalty must be the foundation on which we build our lives. Being a covenant people means we live by our word and our character. A covenant people cannot be disloyal.”
I take this time to thank my dear two lovely sisters, respected Uncle Dr. Ahokhe Shikhu (KEGF) and Pastor Kedo Peseyie (Ex-chaplain, Baptist College Kohima), my dear lovely friends Relongla T. Thonglarϋ and Abigail L. Achumi, not forgetting dear lovely oya’s Akumtila Kikon (FHC) and Lanutola Vihienuo (PowerComm.) for being there to help me whenever I sought for your kind help, thanks a lot all. Papa, thank you for those athletic exercises that you assigned me to do, in addition to what my physiotherapy doctors has taught, it was something like compulsion for me but was only for my own good, after all each and every parent thinketh and knoweth the best for their beloved children. Mummy, thank you for all those love, care and comfort. I also express deep thankful heart to brother Thrilichem Thongrϋ for helping me in typing my write-ups, thank you so very much. I also convey deep gratitude to respected Uncle Dr. Loso Chalai (KEGF) for those lively Christian literatures. For sure it must not be very easy to drop those materials all the way from State capital to Tuensang. I believe Holy Spirit the Great Counsellor must have inspired him to do so. Thank you so very much Uncle for those generous gifts in the moment when I needed the most of spiritual comfort. They really nourished my Faith. Being surrounded by wonderful and helpful people makes me feel that I experience little bit of Heaven while on earth.
I would love to thank each and every fellow believer for being there by my side when I needed you all, all the most. Had I’m surrounded by men and women of Faith, I should not be sharing my “Inspired Thoughts,” forget about sharing, I must have left for eternity (Ah! So hurting right? Tears only lead whenever I thinketh about it so I reverse my feeling and praise God the Abba, Father all the more for He has been extraordinarily Gracious to His beloved Child).
Homer quoted, “Yet, taught by time my heart has learned to glow for other’s good and melt for other’s woe.”
May Lord God Almighty Father of all Grace and Mercy and Love grant each one of us wisdom and knowledge to think and act wisely! Amen.
I would love to conclude my write-up by quoting two quotes, “His Resurrection, Our Destiny” and “Never say that it is not God’s Will to give you what you ask. Everyone who asks receives.”
(Part 2/ 2 continued from May 18)