Assorted Tales

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

These are a collection of Micro-Fiction

Name

Does a name have a value other than being one? I don’t know. I have an interesting story about how I got my name. My grandfather’s name was Abraham and all chances were likely that I should inherit the name. But my father had a  grouse against my grandfather and though I was baptized as Abraham, in my school records I was named as Anand (Anand literally means happiness). I don’t have any ill-will against my father. But I keep Abraham in my consciousness as I believe that he was Old Testament patriarch who was blessed by God as the father of generations. So, I keep it in my consciousness fondly reminiscing my name to Abraham as I want me and my generations to be blessed by God.

The Lottery

I have tried all sorts of self-help manuals like the power of positive thinking, autosuggestion, the law of attraction, astrology and isochoric tones to help me win a lottery. But to tell you the fact I have failed miserably. Well, all these mantras do not seem to be working in my life. I wonder why? I don’t know! I feel despondent, sad and distraught and I yearn to put my trust entirely in God Jehovah Jesus.

Faith

There’s a verse in the Bible, my favorite, and it is in Hebrews 11:1: it goes: ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen’. How does faith work? I believe that I have a humble answer. Faith has the following concepts and they are Trust, Belief, Hope and Action. What is trust? Trust, again I am using the Bible, if you have trust as small as a mustard seed and you tell the mountain to move into a lake, it will. Trust as small as a mustard seed is to have implicit childlike faith in God. What does belief have to play with faith? Belief is being in harmonious tune with God’s will and aligning your earthly wishes with God’s will. Now what is hope? Hope is the entire reliance on God to placate your desires and also seeking God’s guidance. Now what is Action? Action is putting your earthly needs in prayer and supplication before God.


Submitted: July 30, 2021

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