Saturday, February 25, 2012

2012 Retreat Experience @ Divine, Kerala.

Not many know that my personal theme in life since 1996 is taken from the Holy Scripture i.e. Jeremiah 18:6 ('As clay in the hands of the potter, so are you in My hands'). That is why even my email id is 'jer186'. Hope u had noticed that the theme of my blog page is based on the same theme.

In 1996 when I was at a crossroad in my life, the Lord spoke to me through this scripture text when I attended an event for youths organized by the Youth Office from KL Archdiocese . Since then I've allowed the Lord who is my 'Potter' to lead my life by molding and using me as His clay whenever and wherever He wishes. This scripture text is my daily prayer. I know at times I've been a stubborn clay but the faithful 'Potter' never gives up, He will began again and shape it as He thought fit.

Once again the Lord has assured me of His faithfulness and love through the same scripture text when I attended the retreat at the Divine Retreat Centre in Kerala, India. After surrendering everything especially all that I've gone through since the year 2008; during the Holy Mass and prayer service on Thursday, the Lord spoke within me telling me that He is the same 'Potter' that I've encountered in 1996. I received messages from the Lord on this sentiment of my theme from the talks, songs and prayer sessions on that particular day in Divine. It was as though that day was dedicated just for me! Later in the evening during the healing service by Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC, I felt free, light and so much of joy. A feeling which I have no words to describe. All that I have been carrying within me since 2008 has been removed by the Lord and now He carries it for me, I need not worry at all about those pain, problems and struggles I have faced since 2008. Praise the Lord!! Alleluia!!.

I now look forward to the plans that my 'Potter' has for me and my ministry. Yes Lord, as clay in the hands of the potter, so am I in Your hands. Mold me and use me. Lord have your way in me. Amen.

I thank all of you who prayed for me during my retreat and especially Mr. Joseph Roosevelt Pereira for making it possible for me to be able to attend the retreat. God bless you all.