Dearly Beloved in Christ,

Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Entering another month with the Almighty. Let us give thanks to God for all the good things in our life in the last month. Schools and colleges are reopening this month. Praying for our children for bright future in their life. This month 8th to 10th is our church retreat. This is the time to renew our mind and submit in to the hands of God. Please do participate in the retreat and lead a blessed life in your life journey.

In Ps. 32:10 says that, “He who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him”. Psalm 32 deals with the spiritual disease of sin, which can be treated by honest acknowledgment and repentance. The first five verses express the an-guish of hiding our guilt and then celebrate the joyful release of confessing and transgressions to God and being forgiven.

This Psalm goes on to show that the Lord longs for us to seek this help in difficulty and receive this guidance. “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide with my eye”. We are hindered though, when we stubbornly refuse to follow His direction and repent from our sin.

God’s word urges us, “Do not be like the horse or like the mule.. Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you” (vs. 9). Rather then hold on to our sin, the Lord offers an alternative, when we humbly confess, His mercy shall Surround us (vs. 10)

Vs. 1,2 says that the route of David's ruin. That is self will, selfishness and secret sin. Vs 3,4 talks about the refusal of confession of sin brings. Sin brings silence, separation, subjugation, spiritual destitution, self abasement and starvation. Vs 5-11 speaks about the reward of repentance. Repentance leads to realization, resolution, return, reconciliation, rest and rejoice. The Psalm teachers us that we can confess and conquer our sin. The first step to receiving God forgiveness is to admit that we need it. Heavenly father, help us now, at the feet to humbly bow; Take away all thought of sin, make us clean and pure with in. May the Almighty God bless each one of you in the coming days.

In Christs’ Service,
With Lots of Love and Prayers
Aji Achen

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