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 My most recent blog was published: Nov 19 2017 02:46:07pm

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Living in the lie
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We get trained to be Self centered, Self sufficient, Self sustaining, self righteous, self aware, self consious, self confident people. When we get into our schools, when we get into our jobs, when we want to get married to our spouses, these are the skills we are trained to be with so that we are successful. For us to live our daily lives, to fight our daily battles and to keep ourselves alive in this world we were taught to have all these skills. But are these the real skills that kepts us alive or is it the love of God and the will of God which kept us alive and brought us thus far. Most of the time it feels as though we will fail if we let go these worldly principalities and start living the life which God has called us to live, which is filled with love, compassion, humbleness,......
Nothing can seperate us from the love of god
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Romans 8:38-39 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow not even the powers of hell can separate us from God s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul's testimony of his inseperable relationship with the Lord is so amazing, we will all want to stand with the same testimony by the end of this life. But the difficult part is we get distracted and we walk into the sins and the stand in front of God with repentence and as God not to take away His Holy Spirit from us like King David. As long as we are on......
Psalms, gospel and revelations
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For the past couple of years I have been reading the Psalms and Gospel of John during my morning and evening bible reading time. Recently God provided me the wisdom to add Revelations to my daily mediations. So every morning before I start my day I read one Psalm, one topic in the Gospel of John and one topic in Revelations. Again one psalm, Gospel of John and Revelations before I end my day. I feel like Psalms reflects the challenges which I face in my life on a day to day basis and how God is rescuing me in my Journey through out the day. When I read the Gospel of John I look at my Saviour Jesus Christ and being saved by the blood of the cross reminds me of the fact that He came to deliver me out of these pains and sufferings. And finally when I read the Book or Revelations I get......
When everything in life seems to be a challenge
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When everything in life seems to be a struggle, God will smile at us and say, you are in the right path. When I read the book of revelations, I realize that if I don't bow down before the image of the beast and take its mark, the beast will kill me. If in order to escape and save my life if I bow down before the beast I will be destroyed by the wrath of God. The summary of it is no matter what we chose, this physical body is going to suffer, either in the hands of the Satan or by the wrath of God. The choice is ours. Sometimes it becomes difficult for a human mind to know the difference between what Satan's plan and God's wrath. It all looks the same in the physical body, it is pain and suffering. The difference is in the Spiritual body. The people of God, reject Satan and......
Pray for deliverance and break free the bondages
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Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Our being is a combination of Physical and Spiritual body. We feel the sickness in our physical body and we get healed in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Similarly we get attacked by the demons and the devil in our spiritual body and we get delivered from them in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have no idea of the number of demons that are fleeing from us every time we say the name Jesus. We have no idea of the number of demons from whom we were delivered when we first accepted Jesus and were......
40 years of wilderness for the israelites
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We read about the Serpent, the ancient enemy, in the Book of Genesis, then the sins of the people who had relationships with the Sons of God and the appraance of Nephilim on the earth then the wrath of God and the flood. After that we read about how God lead Abraham, Issac, Jacob and His decedents to the Chosen land, but before entering the chosen land we again hear about the Nephilim (Numbers 13:33). Other than this there is no explict call out of Satan or His demons till in 1 Chronicles 21:1 Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. Also, we read David praying Psalm 51:11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Though we dont see Satan or his demons being explictly called out, it does not mean that he was not working. We see......
In the shadows of his wings
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Life becomes more meaningful when we being and acting responsible. God has called us with duties, God expects us to be accountable and responsible. It really took me so many years to even reach to the mindset were I am not panicing or running away when I am expected to be responsible. To be able to take up the responsibility and to gain the wisdom to be able reach to the destination with confidence really needed tons of transformations inside me. I cannot reach my destination blindly, I need the skill, the wisdom, the Spirit and the Will of God. But when I start the Journey I do not know my destination or the path or the wisdom or the Spirit or the revelation on the will of God. But slowly through our Faith God slowly opens the doors to the destination, showing us the path, providing us......
Self giving love of christ
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Jesus Christ's self giving love is for everyone who came across Jesus Christ in their lives. It is not limited to only the people who are called out in the Gospel, but also to everyone who know Jesus and believe in Him. Starting from the Creation to the ends of the earth,His love is unchanging and it is self giving. Jesus Christ showed His selfless love for His mother, by turning the water in wine even before His time had come. Jesus Christ showed His selfless love to the sick and the suffering, by Healing them and making them complete on a Sabbath. Jesus Christ showed the selfless love for the Samaritan woman and the people of Samaria, by revealing to them the truth of God and the Messiah. Jesus Christ showed His selfless love for Martha, Lazarus and Maria by walking back to Judea......
Fighting a good fight
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God gave us strength, feeling and emotion to live the life which he created us for. Using these in a negative way leads people to pride and Hell. And the interesting part is not using them in the right way also leads us to Hell and misery, because by not using it we are letting our lives be controlled by people who are negative, which leads our lives to misery and Hell. Most of us think, Being a neutral person in this life will work. But God has called us to fight. Being a neutral person directly means failure. People who come into Christ come from either of these categories, people who were using their strength, feeling and emotion in a negative way or the people who were netrual and their lives were controlled by negative people. To Christ it really does not make any diference from......
Being struck in your problems.
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Being struck in a problem and its emotions is a bigger problem than the actual problem. The longer we are struck in the problem, the longer it takes anyone to come out of the problem. Sometimes we get so much engorssed into a problem that we just forget our original nature, the natural Joy and Happiness with which God created us. We keep remembering, panicing and afraid of the problem and the consequences. We think we are not ourselves after that problem. It makes us loose trust in who we actually are. Being struck in a problem hinders our future. "It is an emotion" my friend said. Very true. Anything that happens in our life or our sorrounding which impacts the inner being of us leads to emotions, sometimes we get addicted to these emotions, our mind keeps leading the inner......
Seek god's approval
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When God is with us who can be against us. It keeps us wondering why would God want to support us and lead us to victory as compared to others. Everyone around is going through the same struggles, why would I find favor in the eyes of the Lord? Why did Noah or Abraham or David find favor in the eyes of the Lord as compared to others? Why did God chose to be with them? Why did God chose to lead them to victory? God has a purpose and being aligned with that purpose helps us to serve the Lord better and be better citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven, by leading more and more people to salvation. Through Abraham, Noah and David, God has touched millions of lives and brought in the salvation into the lives of millions of people. Seeking God's approval in every critical decision in our life is......
Faith and perseverance
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Bible is all about God's plan to save Man. There is no change in this plan and will always be the same. The old Testament or the new Testament reveals us the same message. The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are all working towards the same destiny, which is God's plan to save Man and to restore man to eternity. This truth belongs to every single human being on this earth. God wants each and everyone to have life in abundance. But Satan fights against God's plan and he steals the life from people. Though I live away from my family, still I am connected to every member in my family and the well being of each one of them concerns me directly. The sickness encountered in my family in the past two months, my sister's daughter had Dengue fever two months back and she got......
Resistance spoils the relationship
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When someone shouts or screams at us, the natural reflex in our heart is to build a resistance to stop our mind from being affected by it. But making that resistance our default behaviour everytime we meet that person is harmful to the relationship. Sometimes that resistance we build is restricted and it affects the specific individual or it impacts the specific group of individuals belonging to a specific community or to the whole human society. Sometimes the resistance we build in during our young growing up age, tend to really affect us and define our attitude towards other people. The fear and the insecurities which we have in the society and our needs to protect and defend ourselves makes us more resistant and hard hearted as we face more and more struggles in our lives. When someone......
God fights for our dignity
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Dignity is something that can be expressed and felt deep inside the heart. As human beings everyone deserve to be treated with diginity, because we are created in the image of God. There is no excuse to not treat someone with dignity because of their education, or their occupation or their orign or their disability. The dignity comes with the respect for the life that God has given for us. Three different people insisted the same word "Dignity" this week. My manager insisted on how important it is for people to treat me with dignity. My friend as well told me that it is so important that we be treated with dignity. My priest in the sermon today as well mentioned about dignity and the importance of it in our lives. God really wants me to take this more seriously. God brings in......
My life is a story by god.
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Sometimes when everything happening around goes uncontrolled, it is hard to really understand and appreciate what is going on. Last year around the sametime I had my broken foot, healing. This year I dont even have any traces of the hardships I went through last year. God is wonderful. Again this year I am going through lots troubles at work and in my personal life. But I know, next year this time, I will be surrounded by a totally different kind of problems and I might not even remember what I am going through. Life is all about learning to hold the hands of God. Trying to find meaning in the situations is meaningless. Trying to hold on to God and see Him in all situations and Glorifying Him for how strong He has made me as compared to who I was yesterday. Crossing the river is hard, but......
Father and son
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Today in the church, in the pew in front of me were seated a father and his son, who was around twelve years old. I really enjoied watching them together, they were very friendly, understanding, caring of each other. But at the same time when the boy sat down in the middle of the Gospel reading the dad asked him to standup. And later I saw the son passionatly wipe the reading glasses for his dad. Looking that them I could feel that they really enjoied each other's company. Father and Son relationship God has called us to be in is not something where the Father is finding fault with the son, and the son finding fault with the Father. We dont have anything that is perfect in this world. There is no perfect father, no perfect mother, no perfect son, no perfect daugther, no perfect......
God has given us the choice, let us chose to be the best
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We human beings man and woman are blessed with the wisdom to understand, and the ability to choose. God knows the choices that are in front of us and the one that we will choose. Like how he knew what Cain and Abel will choose to bring to him. Some may lesser options to choose from, and some might have more options to choose from. But in either case, always choose the best, the one which aligns us to the will of God. Choosing the right things comes with having the right spirit. When we don't have the spiritual maturity or the right spirit to take the right decision or choose the right friends or choose the right people or choose the right things, then life becomes messy. Every situation in our life gives us the opportunity to grow more spiritually, by being the best of whatever of the......
Being in serious relationship with god and his people
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God is not an illusion or a dream or mythological hero or a substance like air or wind or water. He is real and He looks to have serious relationship with us. He is real, as real as my parents or my sibling or any one around me. He lives, He talks to me, He cares for me, He guides me. He wants me and you to take the relationship with Him more seriously. Every commitment we have, every promise He has for us, every word He has spoken to us, is all to be taken seriously. God's plan for me is not just limited to me. When He plans for me He is also working in the lives of the people around me, He is working on every person who knows me, people at my work, people in my family, people in my community, people in my friends circle. Though the promise He has for me He is planning to touch many......
Are we fighting for it or against it
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Our love makes us fight for something, while our insecurities makes us fight against it. We have to be careful and watchful to see if we are fighting for what love and whom we love and holding on to it. But when satan brings in the insecuties inside our mind, we start defending ourselves and start to fight against what we really love. It is a calling for me, to step out of my insecurities and to hold on to love of God. This life in face Philosophically is so full of insecurities, things are changing, life is not stable, people are mean, we live among mortal people, relationships break. All these which happen around us, lead us into insecurities and pushes our soul into the dark pit. It really makes us feel our life is not worth living. It makes us turn our faces from the love of God. It......
In the shadow of his wings
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Being a Refuge in the shadow of His wings is such a blessing. In the Gospel of John, the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1–44), the author, reiterates the love which Lord Jesus has for the family of Lazarus, Martha and Mary, so many times in so many ways. The chapter starts with the note sent by Lazarus's sisters "Master the one whom you love is ill." And it again endorses the love saying "Now Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus." When I read it gives me the hope that Jesus is going to save the one whom He loves. If these words confirming Jesus's love were missing, I would have had the doubt if Jesus will save Him or not. But these words that assures Jesus loves gives us the hope Jesus will save him. He will not leave them as orphans and will come to them.......
A letter to god
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Sometimes I feel like a kid and want to write a letter to God, asking the questions whatever I dont understand and telling Him how it feels deep in the heart. God.. there are many things on this earth I know I dont want to carry to my Grave. When I look at the end of the earthly journey, which is the grave and I think how do I want me to be in the grave. I am sure I dont want to carry my hatred, grievances or my failures to the grave. I want to carry love, joy, peace and victory to my grave. God.. when I close my heart and look deep inside me I know the hatred, grievance and the failures that I hold in my memories. They are painful, I really try hard to get away from them. God.. please help me with creating good memories. God.. you make me wonder how complex and difficult our realtionship......
He who gave the vision is also the way
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Our relationship with hope, stays as long as we breathe. Hope came into our being when God breathed into our nostrils and we becase alive, and till the point we give up breathing, we hold on to Hope. This hope relates us to God and shows us the meaning of our existance. Sometimes hopelessness comes into our life like the dark cloud, but miraculously, there is this voice of hope which comes in, and restores us back into the path. Coming back to the right path, we turn to God and we ask for the way to walk. Like how the disciples asked Jesus, show us the way to Heaven. We also ask to God for the way to walk. The reply from Jesus is the same to all of us, and it is He is the way. It is hard and difficult to understand what He meant by "I am the Way." My first reaction to that was......
Strength to break unfaithful strongholds
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Every time I come across my friends who have the habit of smoking, and I get deeply troubled and wonder why is it so hard for someone to just let go a habit which they know is harmful to them. When I think of a smoke, I feel it to be something unfaithful, it just burns into ashes and vanishes into the air. It just leaves the them weak and anxious when it is not there. I have no clue of much misery the soul inside is going through because of one unfaithful bond that it has. I just know that the soul is in deep trouble but I have no clue of how to deliver the soul and set that free. This life which we live the soul gets entangled between the Faithful and the unfaithful. The faithful are the bonds and relationships that bring in Love, Joy and Peace into our hearts. The unfaithful are the......
Abba father, i want to come back.
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We are so much used to living in the miseries around us, that we dont realize that we have to leave these and go back to God, our Father. The pains, the sufferings, the poverty, the hunger, the thirst, the loneliness, the faithlessness, the selfishness, the egoism, the competitiveness, the comparisions, the discriminations, the harrassments, the cheating, the sufferings, and all possible miseries around us are so painful. We are so used to living in the middle of these and fighting, thinking how to save and protect ourselves from being hurt in the middle of these miseries. Our mind, body and soul is all so busy with our poverty and misery. By poverty I am the Spiritual, Intellectual and materialistic poverty. We dont find time to step out of our poverty and stand up and look to God and......
Come in, and go out, and find pasture
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I am the door, through me if any one may come in, he shall be saved, and he shall come in, and go out, and find pasture. John 10:9 Three step journey, come in, go out and find pasture. When I was reading John chapter 10, last night I saw these words, and the word "go out" in the middle grabbed by attention. So He has been specific that each and everyone of His believers has to go out. Go out of your comfort zone and go out into the world to Glorify the Lord and reveal to the world the Glory of His name. Apart from teaching in the Synagoges, I always feel conversation of Jesus Christ with the samaritan woman, has many interesting, unique and important messages in it. When I look at this woman when she encountered the Lord, she was weary and burdened, she had five husbands and the......
So your joy may be complete
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John 15:11 I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. Most of the times when I look at the things that are happening around me, I always feel that the rule of life is "Accept or you get destroyed". It sometimes gets so hard and painful to accept the things that are happening around, I know I cannot fight it, and there is no reason to fight it as well. I know I will get sick and sinful, when I am going to do anything that is against the will of God. God will remove His Spirit and His presence from me. And I will never want to be without Him. So no matter what He does, I am okay and I accept. I know it so well that what ever God has planned for me is good and I am going to be fine, but still it hurts as I go through the transformation,......
Leading a soulful life in christ
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Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. If this were an easy thing to do for everyone on this earth, it would have not been the greastest commandment. It is so difficult because He calls us to love with our soul, something which most of us don't have a clue of what it is. We know our strength, our mind, our heart, but the soul is not something that we can easily describe. Sometimes I wonder, even though everyone goes through hardships, pain and sorrow in their lives, why would not everyone understand or recognize their soul, the inner being. It is hard for me to comment on the behalf of someone who does not understand their soul, because I am not that way. When I first came into Christ, I came with......
He blesses his children in public, but corrects us in private.
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As we move from Easter and wait for the Pentecostal, my mind is meditating on the scriptures, which talk about the personal appreance of Jesus Christ to His disciples. What would have happened if Jesus Christ had not made those appearances to His disciples, why were these appreances so important in the History of the mankind? - He had to testify to truth that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and He is the Son of God, had to be revealed to His disciples. - The trust that was broken between Jesus Christ and His disciples had to be reinstatiated. - The eyes of the disciples had to be opened to the truth and the scriptures. - He had to say them "I am going back to the Father". Do not wait for me, instead wait for the Holy Spirit. - He had to restore the Peace in His disciples......
Renoucing the self and connecting to the soul
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Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Self and Soul are like two different perspectives I hold within myself. My self says I am child of my mom and my dad, but my Soul says I am a Child of God. My self has the pride and feels strong in flesh, but my soul feels humble and weak in spirit. My self is rebellious, but my soul is fearfully and wonderfully made. My self says I see and I have the light, but my souls says I am in the dark and I need Light. My self grows old and weary, but my soul is always a baby. My self people around me can see, but my soul only God can see. My self will taste the death, but the Soul tastes the salvation. When we begin our prayers, it is important that......
God reveals i am with you.
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John 14:18 : I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. How true that God never leaves us alone, lost or comfortless. He is the loving caring father and He knows our needs and our Hearts pains and tears, He knows how to to Hold us safe in His arms when we are shaking or trembling. "Fear not I am with thee.", "I will hold you safe in the palms of my Hands", "I will not let your foot strike the stone.", "I have the plans to prosper you." "I have loved you with an everlasting love", "I am the Lord your God". How did He convince me of all these above statement? I was sitting in the church last sunday, my priest came to me as asked me "Do you want your feet washed in the Sacrament of washing feet", during the......
A fight with hopelessness, anxiety dream
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Daniel 2:3 he said to them, "I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means." (NIV) Knowingly and unknowingly Anxiety dreams are an integral part of my being. I almost remember every difficult situation in my life, and the associated anxiety dream. The relationship between my dreams and me started in my early teens and it contitues till today. The project in which I was working on went through a massive shutdown and 100s of people were impacted due to it. It all happened all of a sudden within a span of a week, with no prior warning or information. It was a terrible shock to everyone around me. People are still recovering from the shock, it felt like a big natural calamity that took place around us, shattering the teams. Not sure if there was anything that......
Break your own heart
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The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18 - NIV). There are many times when we end up breaking our own hearts. I am sitting back here wondering, isn't there a better way to handle, isn't there a way that we don't break our hearts. I really doubt if there is a way out to manage without heart breaks. Today, me and my team are facing a difficult situation in our project and one of my teammates commented that may be he might end up drinking the whole weekend. Though he was joking, but in reality most of us have our own ways of handling our heart breaks. My trainer told me that he started gym when his heart broke. Every time we dont know how to handle the situation, our heart breaks. Ups and downs come in people's lives, with every......
To overcome also means to live with it
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Jesus Christ says "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). Most of the times when we think of overcoming a problem, we think of running away from it or we have a great desire that it should go away. The disadvantage of doing these is we are not growing any stronger in these situations. By running away or letting go we are just being the same. But instead when we learn to live with it, we are growing strong enough to overcome it. At a certain point we reach a stage when it no longer seems to be a problem. The learning to live with it is a hard part. I was all happy and healthy the previous day and today I got terribly sick, how do I learn to live with the sickness. My heart and mind is in so much agony and pain that it could......
Endless transformations in and around us
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Transformation keeps this life and world around us super dynamic. The complexity of the transformation makes difficult to predict what is coming next. It makes it seem like things are random, adhoc, unplanned and uncontrolled. But on the contrary by closely watching the transformation, understanding the pattern and the logic behind it, it helps human being awe about God. The real mastery of the one who created all these to such a perfection. Interestingly, every baby born on the earth, comes out of the womb with very minimal or no strength or wisdom or feelings. But after the baby comes into the world it slowly develops the muscle strength to move its hand, feet etc.,. It develop senses like vision, speach, feeling, expression. It goes to the school and gets into the world learns to......
Viewers choice seems to be playing a bigger role in our lives
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I recently got into the habit of watching a serial in TV. I read the review of it on the web and also I watch it on YouTube. As I was following the reviews, I realized that they are introducing the twists in the story based on what the viewers prefer to watch. I usually love reading novels, and the best thing about them is, it speaks what the author thinks and how he plans or percieves his characters to be. But on the contrary when I look into these TV serials, the writer is to be changing the story with twists on a day to day basis to keep the viewers continue to watch the program. Thinking on the same lines, I was wondering if we are deciding our lives based on viewers choices. What I wear, How I look, what I want to eat, whom I want to marry, how I want to spend my vacation. For most......
Breathe when in stress
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During my Personal weight training of session in Gym, I was doing my squats, and my thigh muscles were literally paining and burning, I closed my eyes to hold and bear my pain. I heard my trainer say "Breathe". I tried to breathe, initially when I tried, it was hard for me to breathe, my mind was only focussed on the pain in my muscles and i was unable to relax. But slowly i started to breathe, and in the subsequent sessions I realized it really helps. This whole week, every morning as I commute to work from NJ to NY, everytime I think of the issues and challenges that have to face at work that day. I just hear only one word, "Breathe". And as I start breathing, I realized that the fear and thoughts, which were blocking my mind immediatly fades away. And I remember the......
Spirit, vision, wisdom, will and stamina
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Most of the times we feel that we are procrastinating our actions. In reality there are some reasons why procrastination is valid. First reason that comes to my mind when I procrastinate is when I am not ready to that activity. I dont think I have all I need to complete that action successfully. I dont want to fall, I dont know if I will have the required strength and support to get another oppurtunity. Procastination gives us the time to think and plan better. But we cannot keep procrastinating forever, till we are so surrounded by fear that we feel its okay even if I fail. Using the time between the calling and the time when we do the action, is the time we get to prepare and equip our being with all we need. It is like preparing of the trek, from the time I know I am going to trek,......
The spirit that unites us to be a body
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Oneness and unity is an interesting charecteristic of the Spirit. Where there is Spirit, there is unity, but the absence of the Spirit brings in conflicts and diversity. The unity that comes from the Spirit shows in our own Body, then this earth, then the solar system, then this whole universe, which stands as one single body. From a small micro organism to the big large universe there is unity in every entity that God has made. The unity of Spirit is not restrictied to just within a body, when a man and woman get united in Spirit they become a family, and when members of church unite they become the Body of Church, when we unite with Christ in spirit we become Body of Christ. The unity that is brought by the Spirit has no barrier. It can overcome all physical barriers and reach out to......
Let god's workmanship make our hearts beautiful
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God made us with eyes, and created beautiful nature around us to admire. God made us with nose, and created beautiful fragrances around us. God made us with Hands and gave us options to create something new. God made us with Ears, and created beautiful music to hear. God made us with Tongue, and created with lots of nice food to taste. God made us with a heart with lots of people around us to love. God made us with feet, with a big world around us to explore. God made us with brain, and He created lots of mysteries for us to understand. God made us with a body, and created ways to take care of it. His workmanship is amazing. He has very wonderfully and thoughfully made us to be able to admire and enjoi every aspect of the world around us. But, ofcourse we know that the enemy has sown the......
When your heart gets adament
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I have been a super adamant kid since my childhood. Obviously because of my adamancy the world around me was not so friendly or in my favor. I used to get spanked to force me to "let go" and eventually being rebellious became my way of life. But it really costed me a lot of pain both physically and socially. I got so frustrated about the issues I was facing because of my adamant behavior that I decided to literally fight my adamant behavior with in me. Now my frustration caused me to treat my heart as badly as how others treated it. Now when I think about it, it is like me punishing my heart before someone else punishes it. Because I know they are going to treat me bad if I do what my heart says. I felt that was the only way. In reality, that was my interpretation of the......
Only he can be god
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Usually I think of possible titles for my blog all through the week, and finally settle down on the one that I feel comfortable on for Saturday morning, this week I had a diverse list of topics like "Teaching your heart to love and forgive", "going with the flow", "I wish it were real", but then finally settled down with the same title which I thought on last Sunday "Only He can be God." Last Sunday when I was in the Church looking at the Crucifix, I felt standing how difficult or impossible it is to stand in His shoes and look at the people around Him. Being in a house where most people who are coming to Him are the sick, poor and the suffering. The people who come to Him are mostly in Pain and Tears with loads of requests to ask for, with a huge......
Mature self to face the world on your own
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Life feels a blessing and joyful with people who make us feel important, but they don't continue to be with us all along, and slowly we get into situations where we have to face the world and its challenges by your own and start feeling unimportant. In Genesis, Adam's life started with God making him feel so important, God made him in His own image, God brought all the birds and animals He created to Adam, for Adam to name them. God went one step further to create a wife Eve to help Adam. God made Eve feel important by creating her with the rib and not with the dust, also by child bearing He made her feel important. But at some point the relationship broke. Adam and Eve were no longer near the one who made them feel so important. They were all by their self into the world. Jacob......
Learning to unlock the lock
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I go to gym after work, and I usually keep my things in the locker, but as I had my work phone and everything in my bag i used to feel a little insecure about leaving my stuffs in the locker. Finally after two weeks, tired of my insecure feeling, i decided to buy a lock, I went to the gym coordinator, bought a lock. He gave it to me, it was a dialpad lock with combination to unlock it. I have never used it before, i could have asked him how do i use it, but I felt I can learn it and came back to the locker room, interestingly i spent about an hour trying to unlock the lock by myself, i was following the instruction behind, it was not working, I knew that i was missing something, but was not sure what i was missing, tried googling, tried a few but did not help. Finally gave up, placed the......
Word of god is the sword of life
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Everytime when we fall and try to stand up again, we stand stronger because this time we are not standing on just our own strength, but with the strength of the Lord. Our body works like an engine, which transforms fuel into energy. I am super amazed by the kind of transformations that happen inside and around us which leads to variations in the outcomes. Of the thousands of days I have lived on this earth, no two days have been the same. Everyday has something new in it. When I look around, people change, policies change, priorities change, stratagies change. Best thing in life is it gives us the option to try various things, and evaluate the outcome. We can change the way I eat, way I dresses, the way I think, the way I repond to others, the way I react to a situation. Some of these......
Our heart leads the way to joy or sorrow
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Taming the Heart is like taming a wild beast. It really takes a lot of effort and struggle to really get the heart behave the way I want it to be. If I can get my heart behave right, it transforms my life to be like Heaven, otherwise it creates a Hell out of my life. It is so difficult to get the heart do what is perfect. This heart has the ability to behave like a child or a saint or a beast or anything and everything. How it behaves is something someone has minimal control over. It is not just me, there isn't one single heart on this earth which is easy to tame and behaves properly by default. No matter whose the child it is, what situation the child grows, the heart never gets it right by default. It thinks crooked by default. There isn't a perfect situation for the heart to......
A scream that saved my life
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On the day before Christmas Eve, I got down from the cab and was waiting to cross the road, suddenly I heard a loud scream, and I turned to my side, saw the back side of the cab from which I got down moving backward toward me, immediately in a fraction of a second, I took a few steps back, and watched the car complete the reverse and move forward. I looked behind saw a lady who screamed and I thanked her and I crossed the road. All this happened in a few seconds. I am still figuring out how much I have to be thankful to the Lord and to the lady who screamed. Actually, the lady looked more terrified than me, as she was envisioning the what if part. It is such a mercy of God that He saved me from the danger. After all that I have been through with my foot this year, my gratitude towards......
Do you understand what he is telling
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We primarily have three phases in out lives. We start with listening to our parents and live a life to statisfy their asks, next phase is when we start living life for our desires and try to satisfy our needs, the next phase in life is when we start living life which God wants of us and live life to satisfy His asks. These phases vary with individuals some people live through all the three phases in the sequence, some people live only one or two of these phases. The important point here is some people reach the stage three at a very early age, some people reach that gradually and some people reach that in a very late stage of life. It is God who calls people to live that life. Looking into the Bible, early in Genesis God told Adam, "do not eat the fruit from the tree of wisdom",......
Moving towards perfection
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Past week has been so busy, with unexpected challenges popping up. My mind was so occupied and busy, continuing my normal routine was becoming a challenge, I have been sleeping late, eating outside and busy running around etc., What changed? Many things have changed. First, I shifted to a new shared accomodation. Second, in my job they are expecting me to take up some additional responsibilities which kind of require me to work late. Third, I have enrolled for a gym so that I can strengthen my feet. Interestingly all these came up at almost the same time, and I am finding it kind of challenging to manage my time. When things are looking messy around.. where does perfection come into the picture here.. Though I have been to the gym before, but never been there with a target or a goal to......
He prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more
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It is the "Word" from God that created the light, sky, sun, moon, stars, fishes, Animals, birds and man. He created all of these from nothing. It has been millions of years, that He has sustained these lives on this earth. Now comparing that to my life, which spans only about 70 to 80yrs, it is a tiny spot. But God does not treat me as a tiny dot, instead He treats me like I am as important to Him as I am to me. He is so dedicated and listens to every tiny little thought, word, act and movement. He treats me as the apple of His eye. He knows I am trying hard to grow and become like Him, He also knows that it is so difficult for me, because the Satan has decived me with all the lies and my heart has become the repository of deception. Everytime I decide to listen to my heart and......
Truth will set you free.. son will set you free..
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John 8: 31-36 The conversation between Jesus and the Jews about being freed. Many of us have the same question to Jesus as the Jews, we have never been enslaved, then how can you say "You will be free?" When Jesus says "set you free", we tend to look at the slaves, prisoners and captives who need to be set free, because we are all free. We are physically free, our hands and feets are not tied, we are free to move around. We are free to express our thoughts. We are free to eat the kind of food we want. We are free to marry or divorce or be in any kind of relationship or be with no relationship. But given all these freedom we have are we satisfied. Is there anything that we need more than all the freedom that we already have? Am I really free? How does it feel to be......
He is who he is..
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"I am who I am" I really love these and I keep talking to these words often to understand it. Interestingly, even if I forget thesewordsfor a while, He reminds me "He is who He is" in various instances. I love nice cozy corners in winter. I feel the more presence and nearness of God in the dark winter nights. I saw my first snow fall in Chicago. It was so amazing. I was sitting alone in my quiet, dark room and watching the snow fall through my window. The white snow flakes, as they were falling, it felt so delicate, soft, calm, nice and good. It felt as though God's presence was coming down with those snow flakes. Quiet dark night with the everything outside covered with the fresh shining snow, reflecting the light falling on top of it. This year slowly in the......
Pull your self up, hold on to word of god.
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To walk with Crutches, I had to learn to pull my body up holding on to the crutch and move forward. This act needed more strength on my upper body. I always think, when I was a child I learnt to walk holding on to my parents. Now as a grownup, God is teaching me to hold on to a lifeless stick (Crutch) to learn to walk. Sometimes I look at God and I wonder, what does this mean? Why are you making me to hold on to this and learn to walk? What are you trying to teach me with this? Now after I started to walk with my feeeeeeet. I look at the act of pulling my whole body up with my inner strength, but holding on to the crutch, seems to be be teaching me something. Its the ability to pull my self out of sinfulness holding on to the word of God. In most crucial times, like for my work......
The other disciple whom jesus loved
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I was reading John 20:2, the phrase "other disciple whom Jesus loved", where the author refers to himself. I felt it to be so beautiful as he calls himself as "someone whom Jesus Loved". During the last supper, seated at the table with the Lord is also the author, who does not call himself as "I was reclining next to him." Instead he says "One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him." (John 13:23). The author used the term "the disciplewhom Jesus loved" instead of "I", which is so nice and the best way to see one's self. The question that comes to my mind is, why would the author call himself as the one whom Jesus loved? The Gospel does not say anything specific or any special conversation between......
Everytime we try to change, we break something.
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When I am stressed out at work and I need a vacation, I need a break. When I need really want to take a walk way from my desk for a cup of hot chocolale, I need a break. When I want to change my job, I need a break. When I want to eat outside, I need a break. I hate to listen to my manager, I need a break. I hate to sit through the meeting, I need a break. On an average, how many times in a day do I really think of breaking something? Break has become a part of life. When I really think of my parents, they never wanted as many breaks as me. My dad had the same job for 40 yrs till he retired. My mom has been doing the same household chores for more than 40+yrs. But interestingly as I grew up, they gave me the freedom to break. But sometimes when I broke some things as a kid, I used to get......
Risk of falsifing the image of god
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What make me most angry is when someone falsifies my image. When someone who introduces me or passes a comment about which really does not reflect my capabilities, my nature or my goodness, then it puts me into a situation where I have to prove my real nature. I have to hold on to my image almost everyday, every minute. The minute I relax there is this Evil one who sends his messengers in our way to challengethe image. But God gives us the strength to stand up in our own image, which obviosly is the image with which He created us. He knows me, He know how I am, this world does not know me. My heart picked this last line from Gospel of John, where Jesus Christ declares thet The world does not know me. When I read the Gospel of John, every time I come across the line "and many believed......
God never gave up..
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When a situation goes beyond our control, we always take it personally and think may be God has given up on us. But in reality it is not God who has given up on us, it is the evil one who is trying to derail us from God's plan. His plot to derail is comes in the form of temptations or doubts or fear which allows sinnfullness or sickness to enter our lives which in turn tries to derail us from the plan which God has for us. When God created man and woman, He had a plan for them. But the Serpant tempted them and moved them away from the plan of God. He challenged God's plan by putting Adam and Eve into trouble. Likewise God had a plan for Israelites, but Satan derailed God's plan by putting in doubt and murmuring into the hearts of the Israelites. God had a plan for David and......
Coming out of honeymoon period..
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Everyday after my Physiotherapy, I take a cab to reach home. Today being a Saturday I completed my session in the morning, I felt let me walk. I thought I will walk till the point where I can and then I will take a cab as required. As I started walking I felt like phase 2 of "Coming out of Honeymoon period". In August, when I had to go back to work, after being at home for 2 months was my first phase of coming out of my honeymoon period. I had to come out of the luxury of getting everything delivered at my bedside. Again now slowly when I try to walk and get back home instead of using the cab, is my next phase of coming out. It was not easy, to walk about 2 miles. I was consciously watching my feet, it really felt good and my muscles started relaxing and getting better. It is a......
We bear the pain and god provides the tolerance.
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During my Physiotherapy sessions, I came across a poster on Pain managment. It shows the line of the "tissue tolerance" and "Protect by pain", before injury the protect by pain is closer and below to tissue tolerence, which enables someone to really have the strength to climb the Mt. everest with confidence. But after an injury and recovery the protect by pain has gone far below the tissue tolerance. Now the challenge is to slowly go beyond your protect by pain, so that slowly and gradually your Protect by pain line is back closer to Tissue tolerance. It is not easy, but the amazing fact is the activity that was hurting me yesterday is not hurting me today. Because my protect by pain in increasing. I used to think my tissue tolerance is increasing, but in reality it is......
Remain in my love (john 15:9)
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Jesus Christ says "Just as the Father loved me, I have also love you, remain in my love." in John 15:9 The words "Remain in my love". Made me stop and think a bit. I felt like He is asking me to stand under the roof of His love. Closely looking my roof the "Love of Christ", which provides me the Salvation, the life not only today but eternally. How good does it feel to remain under that roof, at the same time is it difficult to stand under that roof? The words "Remain in my love" to His disciples, though He knows that when the Hour comes, disciples will leave Him alone and run away from Him. So which means the roof of His love above them even when they are running away. Last night when I was reading Exodus, the people building the tabernacle of the......
God teaches us to look at life with a different persepective
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This journey of Healing is a slow process, now after more than three months of my injury, I am slowly able to walk with my boot without my crutches. Though it is slow, the healing has been steady. God is leading me through this. As I try to walk around at work or with one crutch outside, there is a change in the perspective. Though I try to be as much self sufficent as possible, still there are gaps, it cannot be complete. God teaches me to be humble enough to accept the weakness. The situation helps me look at how do people with disabilities survive and move around in this world. With every mode of commute or the path way someone needs additional time to look through the traffic and walk. When I look at someone who is having disability, it really teaches me to be more compassionate and......
What do i see in the eyes of jesus christ..
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During my usual conversation, one of my cab drivers told me he was planning to go to India and he wants to visit Buddhist temple in India. Out of curiosity I asked him, what made you choose Buddhism. He told me that he went through lots of harassment as a child and he was thrown out of his home at the age of thirteen, and he had to come out and live with his friend. There was lot of pain and anger in his heart, and he was a bad guy. One day he saw a Buddhist monk pass by and he saw a lot of joy and peace in him, he felt he wanted it, so he went and spoke to the monk and slowly he started to follow that faith. After I came back, The statement " I saw a lot of joy and peace in him" made me think. So in that case, when someone looks at me, what will they see? Are they seeing pain......
Are you waiting or moved along
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Move along is the way of the world, but waiting is the way of the Lord. The solution for hardship is to move along. If you have an issue with your Boss, just change your job. If you have issue with your spose, just move on. If you have issue with your health, just take pain killers and move on. Tired of your life, move on try another way of life. Move on has become a MOTTO. If someone does not want to move on, but hold on, they are looked at like fools or conservative people, who do not know how to live. This "Move on" is making this life so dynamic which is unstable, unreliable and exhausting. Yesterday I was reading John's Gospel Chapter 6, multiplication of the loaves. When Jesus Christ saw multitudes of people coming towards Him, He did not get super excited and saw this......
Our desitnation depends on whom we follow
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I came into Christ with the Promise of a better and safe life, following these verses in Psalms "With His feathers He will cover you, under his wings you will find safety.", "renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary" It has been about 8 yrs since I started to follow Jesus Christ, I got Baptized in 2008. It was a big jump for me. Baptism and conversion had its reflections on my way of life and on my identity, the people with whom I spend my time, the people whom I call as my own. It took years for people around me to accept me with my new identity. It really took me my first four years to understand the Lord, the Bible, the Faith, how things are organized in the world. By the end of 4yrs I thought I understood my......
Learning to accept the nature of the creator and the creation
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I feel there isn't any single nature of God which has not been called out in the Psalms of David. If I sit back and think about, is there anything new that I can write about describing the nature of God, which is not written in Psalm, I dont think I will get anything. Psalm so much about the Lord, His Majesty, His Love, His Wrath and anger, His Expectations, His Kindness, His Mercy. Most interesting verse where King David says "so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge" (Psalm 51:4). It is a real Blessing to be able to accept whole heartedly when He is saying "You are wrong", to humbly submit before Him and say "God.. You are right in your verdict". When He punishes me say Him that "You are Justfied when you judge me". The......
How much should i be thankful to the people who guided me through..
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Starting from the time when I realized that I broke my foot, till today and going further till I am able to walk with my feet, I have come across multiple people who supported me and helped me heal. With no immediate family near me, it would have been a night mare without them. The first person I am really thankful to is the Orthopedic Doctor who is treating my broken bones. The first visit he told me "YOU WILL BE HEALED". For some reason I always felt he makes sure that I am safe and making sure that I don't stress and strain myself into pain. Everyday when I walk with my Boot and the crutches, people who look at me think I am having a hard time. But I explain to them, that these are hard, heavy and tough but I am not walking in pain. I have read people who come out of the......
Time when all my sufferings will come to an end..
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Everyday as I walk with my Boot and my crutches, I come across so many people who speak to me about their experiences of fracture, a few of colleagues, number of cab drivers speak to me about their injuries. It is really feels so blessed to be able to share their pains. Today I came across a colleague who told me that he had fourteen fractures in his foot, back in India a truck come over his foot and the doctors had to literally put his feet togather. Yesterday my cab driver in the morning she told me that her daugther has had fractured her leg three times being in sports. The cab driver in the evening told me that she had two fractures last year one in hand and the other in leg. I was so amazed by two things, one being the fact that people share these with me and the other thing is so......
God gimme the patience to wait for your time..
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By God's Grace I have slowly started partial weight bearing with my Boots and Crutches. Slowly the swelling in my foot is reducing, the muscular movement is increasing. But still a couple of weeks to go, till I can start total weight bearing on my feet. It is like the Olympian crossing the finish line, as we get closer and closer it gets harder and harder, trying to pull in the most strength possible to make it to the finish line. It is hard and tough to pull out our own strength, when we are in our weakest moments. God knows we are at our weakest that is why He is asking us to love Him with all our Strength. He knows I am weak, but still He knows that He is the Strength inside me. HE makes His dwelling inside me and transforms into my strength. Sometimes what God does in our lives,......
When we go to him.. vs when he comes to us..
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I had my doctor visit and the xrays showed my boneshave rejoined well. The doctor commented "This is lookingbetter than what I could have imagined". I started my Physiotherapy this week and walked some steps with partial weight bearingon my heal. I really thank God for His Mercies for enabling me and strengthening me. I really thank all the people who prayer to our Father God for my healing, standing united as one family in Him and raising our Prayers in Spirit. In times of Hardships when my own self is in doubt, it the prayers that support me and help me move forward. Please continue to Pray for me as I slowly start back to return to my health. Sometimes when I have to move around hopping, it is painful. But still I get the support from people around me, which is a Grace from......
Remnants.. but for his grace we would not survive..
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Yesterday when I was thinking about how I spent my past two months mostly restricted to my bed, I really wondered How did I "Survive" so far. Out of curiosity I started searching to see what Bible says about "Survivor". The result was an eye opener ABOUT REMNANTS and SURVIVORS. In short, I felt like Bible is the journey of the Israelites who Survived. It also talks about the reasons of why some people did not survive. What is not acceptable to God, leads to HIS WRATH and destruction. NOAH and HIS FAMILY are the REMNANTS of FLOOD. JOSHUA, CALEB along with the REMNANT Israelites entered into the PROMISED LAND from the WILDERNESS. REPENTANT REMNENT Israelites returned back to Jerusalem after the Babylonean Exile (JEREMIAH 29:1-14, EZRA 2). FINALLY, In Revelation 11:13......
Jesus christ's rescue force to heave people from sin, pain and suffering..
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God wants everyone of us to be with Peace and Joyful as His children. But sometimes unknowningly we walk into the traps of Satan and we get into the clutches of Sin, Pain or Suffering. We slowly start communicating to the sin, pain and suffering instead of the Lord. We strart focusing and thinking more about the sinful and paining part of us instead of focusing on the goodness and well being. We focus more on our disabilities and our weaknessses rather than the strength of the Lord who gave His life on the Cross to deliver us from the Sin, Suffering and Pain. Pain and Suffering builts in our mind a wall of fear, and tries to convince us of our weakness and disabilities. But we the children of God know that by the Mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ who overcame death on the Cross, has......
Taken for granted
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The Doctor told me if I see some Callus formation in the X-ray, I will move you to Boot, else you will go back to CAST. After being in the fiber glasss cast for slightly more that 4 weeks, finally my foot came out of the CAST for the XRAY. I was happy to see that my foot came out without any swelling, and externally I could see that it is healing. But I was surprised to see that my leg became so thin and it lost all the CALF muscles. The assistant told me since I had not been using the leg for almost a month the muscles are all gone and they will come back when I start using it. OKAY. Then they took the XRAY and doctor verified it and he told me that I can move to BOOT CAST if I want. I haveto keep the boot onwhole day andcontinue not tobear any weight on the right foot.Next appointment......
Know god's presence when it is calm, quiet and still
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A unique kind of thoughts and feeling fills in our Heart when it is Calm, Quiet and Still around. It feels like the mixture of fear, nothingness of our existence and emptiness, along with the Peace, Hope and Promise of something Beyond us. Walking beyond the fear, emptiness and nothingness. Looking beyond the Peace, Hope and Promise. Deep inside the Quietness, Calmness and Stillness of our Heart, we feel His presence just for a fraction of a second, which fills the whole being with Joy. We get carried away by the Joy and there is no more Calm, Quiet and Stillness around. Not sure when it will come back again. I love the verses 1 Kings 19:11-12 which calls out God is not the Greart and Strong wind or the Earthquake or the Fire. But when Elijah heard the gentle whisper, when Elijah heard it......
Caregivers : caring for the poor, sick and sinful people
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Some situations changes the course of our life from what we call it as our normal routine, but walking through the path we learn something which we might not have had learnt otherwise. My short term disability (Fracture), has opened a new window of experiences of what it feels to be a person who is in need of care. In the past I have been with people who were sick, I spent almost year and a half with Prema amma who was suffering from cancer. I used to be with her during my weekends, I used to help her needs. I am usually quiet and listen to what she tells me to do, and do accordingly. I stay with her and listen to what she has to talk to me. After that I came across many sick and old people who have been my good friends. But I never realized, or understood the importance of what I was......
A butterfly waiting for the cocoon to break.
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I have spent 2 weeks with my CAST. Thanks to everyone who is providing me the support through your Prayers, Love, Support and Encouragement. It is not just one individual it is group of people, including my family, my friends, my colleagues, my prayer warriors in CB. When I look at the system, it feels like a Banyan Tree, whose arial branches provide the support when the main trunk grows weak. Like a Banyan tree with all the branches connnected to the Lord. Really this CAST is heavy and I really feel that I should come out of it faster. I keep Praying that my healing happens properly without any issues. There has been times when I have walked in the snow with my feet without proper boots (my bad) and there are times when I have walked miles togather in on my feet, there are times when I......
In human weakness his strength is revealed.
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Seated on my Bed with CAST in my right leg, I am smiling as I sit here to write my Blog. Last Saturday, around 5:20pm EST, I twisted my feet in the stairs when I was going out of home, and was a moment when my consiousness went dark and deep till the bone and a woke up back after hearing the crack. I did not realize that it was a fracture and I continued walking, it was paining, and started paining and swelling, my friend drove the car to the bowling place, the minute I got out of the car I was feeling dizzy and I requested my friend to get some ICE and was there for about 3 hrs. I called my friend, she suggested that I to the doctor, it was already 7:30pm on Saturday and I was searching for an Urgent care which is open. Finally I found something, my friend drove there, but that center......
I have to walk by god's will, it is better that i stop my planning
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As I was thinking about how I need to plan my future. I was going back and thinking about my past and my future. I realized, I don't think I can plan. I have to wait. I was not sure if this is a good or a bad spot to be. But on thinking more, I started realizing slowly I decided to walk by the will of God, when I committed myself to Christ. Now when I try to plan for myself, I really cannot because of fact that for many things He says "My hour has not come". When I came into Christ, He gave me the Spirit according to the purpose for which He called me. But at that time neither did I have the strength or the wisdom. But still I kept moving from one place to another, interacting with different people, every-time thinking that the hour will come now. But then again things will......
Spiritual presence vs physical presence of the lord
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Thomas said "Unless I see the nail marks in His hands, and put my finger where the nails have been, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe." Like Thomas we are so insistant and persistant on asking for proof of touch and physical presence around as a proof of God's love. But Jesus Christ taught His disciples His presence through the Holy Spirit after His death and resurrection. It really took a long time for His disciples to really understand and accept the transition of Jesus Christ from the Physical to Spiritual presence. Though the disciples were ready to do die with Him, they were ready to follow him, Peter said that He wanted to follow Jesus and was ready to lay down his life for him. Neither it was God's plan that the disciples fight for Jesus Christ......
It takes a lifetime to keep a relationship of love, but a minute to betray.
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It took Adam and Eve just a fraction of second break their relationship with God. It took Cain a fraction of second to kill his brother. It took a fraction of second for Judas Iscariot, to betray Jesus Christ. It took the Israelites a few moments to murmur against the living God. Betrayals and breaking the relationship takes only a few seconds, but the after-effect of it changes the way of life, it brought in a tremendous change in their lives and in the lives of people around them. After the first sin, the life of Adam, Eve and all the generations following them changed, they were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Similarly, Cain's act of killing his brother, changed his life, he became a restless wanderer on earth. Judas's betrayal changed his life and he killed himself. The......
Not save planet, not save trees or animal, but to save mankind
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As I walk, as I read, as I discuss, I come across lots of initiatives, like Save Water, Save Electricity, Save Trees, Save Earth, Save the Planet, Save Animals and every possible thing. But when I read my Bible it really does not focus on any of these, it does not teach me to prioritize any of these. It teaches me to trust in God who protected the Man kind from being extinct during the time of Noah's flood, though the whole planet got covered by water, God kept the Noah and His Family safe. Interesting part is after the floods receeded the Olive plant came up by it own. God did not have to anything special to protect it from the flood. But He asked Noah to Build an ARK to protect him and his loved ones. Also, interesting part is when Jesus Christ lived and walked on this earth 2000yrs......
Am i building my faith or faith is building me.
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When I started my journey of Faith, I was investing my time in building my faith by increasing my knowledge of Christ, by reading Bible and trying to correlate and understand it. Being part of various fellowships and meeting more and more Faithful believers in Christ. Serving the people around me and trying to express my thoughts and ideas to validate if they are right. Being part of Praise and Worship groups to move more and more closer to the right Faith of Christ. Faith is a never ending story it started years before I was born and will continue years after my death as well. I am a tiny speck in the whole story of Faith and creation, and for me to understand all of the Faith is next to impossible, except for the fact that I believe in Jesus Christ who has been since the beginning of......
We never get it right the first time.
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As a child when we try to stand, or walk we fall, but by design of God we keep trying till we know that we are able stand like others around us, we are able to talk like the people around us, we are able to live like the people around us. Failure comes into our lives with the strong messages that "you are not as good as the other person who succeeded". Given the fact that I am not as good as someone, can make me react in two ways, either I can be envious about the other person and do something which will harm the other person. Or alternatively it can make me strive towards perfection where I try to work hard to make sure that I am as better as the other person. When God revealed to Cain that His sacrifice is not as acceptable to God as compared to Abel's. Cain did not take......
There is a magic in the name of jesus
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As a Baby Christians we are experince the Miracle of the name of Jesus.It is the name that drives out the fear from our Heart, it is the name of strength,Pray in the name of Jesus it works,we get the desires of our heart when weask in Hisname. But when we grow up more Spiritualy, we try to pray not only for us but also for others, we try to be the messengers of the name in this world. We pray for people around us in the name of Jesus. That does not mean that we stop praying for ourselves in the name in Jesus. But we start understanding the love of God and we learn to accept what He gives us, rather than ask what we want. As we mature spritually we understand the essence of His love and His presence, which is more valuable than anything else we can ask in this life. We understand the cost......
Painting his face
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As I continue to read the Gospel of John for the forth time as part of my daily reading, I find it mysteriously exciting. It feels as thoughHis image is getting closer my heart. As I read it, the Faith of knowing Him and Him only is increasing. They way Gospel of John describes Jesus, it talks about a miracle that Jesus Christ performed on earth, and there are few following sections that takes us deep into His relationship with the Father and His purpose on this earth. Again it talks about people's reactionand Pharasies being against Him, the hatred increases as Jesus starts speaking more deeply about His relationship with the Father. Jesus moving from one place to another as His hour has not come yet. Thecore message of the Gospelis one messageJesus being the Son of God, Messiah,......
How will this world be with no rules
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As I was looking through the streets, the traffic and the street light, I was thinking how chaotic this our daily life will be with out the rules. If there is no traffic signals to direct the vehilcles in every direction and people are all trying to go in their own way, our every morning would be a nightmare, we dont know who will come and hit us. People when they intially start driving they sometime break the rules, but when they pay the fines on breaking rules, they start stopping them selves from doing the sin any more. I was feeling so thankful to God and Mosses who brought into our lives the disciplines into our lives. When Moses brought in the laws and sin offerings into the lives of Israelites, it might have been difficult for the people to start following it, but when the time......
Love your god and love your neighbors
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God did not give us pain to punish us He gave us pain so that we can learn and stop hurting others. God created us with the Joy of Love and the Pain of Suffering. The instict of sucide and instinct of taking someone's life, is not alien to a human being. Judas who betrayed Jesus is the most prominent example in Bible for the Suicide. He took His own life, He sold Jesus Christ for few silver coins, and He killed His own life. Neither did He love God the Creator nor did he have any value for God's creation. He sold God for a few silver coins and He destroyed his own life. He did not love His God. Bible teaches us to love your God and do not consider anything more than your God. Judas considered money more than Jesus Christ. Satan filled him with the instinct of Suicide that He took......
First breakup in history happened between man and god
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In today's world with people having contradicting ideas, thoughts and goals, breakup has become an inevitable part of our life. When I look at my parents, by God's grace they have been married for more than 35yrs, though there have been conflicts they chose to be with each other due to various reasons. But today when I look at my life and the lives of people around me, people feel breakup is a better option than choosing to stay together. When I look at my life and the lives of people around me, life has become so fast paced and dynamic that change is the way of life. People change their jobs, their locations, their projects, their homes, their cars, their cell phones, more frequently. Change is more accessibile and has become a way of life. People feel compromising is more......
Searching for his face lost in darkness
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Roaming around in the wilderness of life, we have lost the Face of the Lord. Like the Israelites who were in the leading a life of Exile in Egypt, then in Wilderness, then they had the Babylonean and assyrian exile. As the went through all these troubles, they almost forgot the face of the Lord who loved them. They only remembered the face of the Lord who punished them for all their sins. They no longer remembered the Lord's Covenant with Moses or His convenant with David. They were completly immersed in their sinful life. The Prophets at that time were filled with the Wrath or Fury of Lord, and they were seeing the Face of the Lord filled with Fury and Wrath. They totally forgot the kind, loving and caring face of God, except for the Promise of the coming Messaih. Jesus Christ the......
Everything good around us in through his mercy
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From the time we wake up till we go to Bed, there are hunderds of things that have become part of our day to day life, which we dont even realize how life miserable our lives will be without them. The electricity, the light bulbs, the trains, buses, the food, the referegirator, the dresses, the shoes, the jackets the protect us from the cold, the escalators, the elevators, the microwave, many millions of such things which have become part of our day to day life. WhenI look back at the early primitive man's life in the jungles, making fire with the flint stones, making winter clothes with the Aminal skin, living in the caves. I really amazes me that God provided us with all these comforts in life, with a home, food, clothes, heating, cooling and modes of communite. I still wonder why......
Face of jesus
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As part of my daily reading I started reading Psalm and Gospel everyday morning and night. It has been around four months since I started it. When I finished reading Gospel of John, I was wondering what should I read next, but for some reason I felt I will read the Gospel of John once again. Again when I completed, I felt I wanted to read it again. I feel Gospel of John gives me a very lively face of Jesus, which makes me feel that I am able to see His face much more clearer and nearer. As I read it I feel this Gospel is the message and warning of Jesus to everyone who does not believe in Him. Every chapter talks about Jesus Being the Son of God and Jesus Christ's reply People who do not believe in Him. Every action of Jesus testifies His being the Son of God, and there are people who......
Designed to let go when it hurts beyond tolerance
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I kept some milk to heat in the microwave, I took at the container, I was holding the cup instead of the handle. Slowly I started feeling the heat in my hand, and I realized my hand is slowly letting the cup go away, I immediatly paced the cup on the table and changed to hold the handle instead of the cup. We are basically designed to let go the things hurt us by reflux. Like when a cup is hot we immediatly let is go, when a tool is sharp and hurts our finger, our when a sharp object our feet, we immediatly take our hands, or feet away from it. Our Heart is designed with the basic nature of letting go what hurts us. Most of the times it is true in case of relationships as well. When we feel that relationship be it friendship or marriage or work or spouse or kids, we cannot hold on to it......
A life decided by people's prayer not by our needs
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Our lives are mostly lead by our needs, but most of our Spiritual turning points happen because of the needsand Prayers of someone else. As we walk on the road we chose to go to places based on our needs, but all of a sudden when someone who is in need of help comes into our life, it takes turn, Now the life is not decided by our needs but by the Prayer of someone else. We realize that may be we were not accidentally walking through the path, it was God's plan to lead me all the way so that He can anwer someone's Prayer. Most important events in my life has been influenced by someone's need or Prayer. It is so important that we have people who will Pray for us. Even our being alive today is driven by someone's Prayer, we might not know who it is but still there is someone......
Wait on the lord, god is in action
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In every step of life we are asked to wait. Waiting is invitable in our life. We wait everyday for many reason, wait for the breakfast to get ready, wait for the bus, wait in the queue for your turn, wait for the people to join the meeting, wait for others to finish talking. Every place where we have to depend on the other person we have to wait. Wait for your partner to be ready and be prepared for getting married. Most important wait for the Lord. From the dawn to dusk we wait. Sometimes wait is a continuous process, like wait for the bus, get into the bus, wait for your stop, again wait till you reach work, and the wait for my laptop to turn on, wait for the login to happen, wait for the mailbox to open, wait for the team to show up, wait for the lunch time, it goes on.Every step has a......
Till he says it is finished
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I was sitting in the Church listening to the Sermon, Priest was teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven being near, He was speaking about the God inside us. As He was speaking I realized how the world around us is all built of sand and dust, I was looking at the walls made of bricks and stones, I was looking at the podium made of wood, which is inturn made of tree which grew out of the minerals from the soil. I looked around just to realize the world around is literally dust and soil standing all around. Our homes, the most valuable precious items like Gold, Silver, or look at our car, or look at everything around me, giving a deeper look at me even I am made of Dust. Now after this realization my mind turned back to to what my priest was teaching, which was about the Knigdom of Heaven. I......
Blessed to get spiritual food
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In alignment with the food trend where I am asked to choose my Carbs, my Protien and my Veggies, I have made it a habit to make sure that my diet has provides me all the required forms of energies. In the past I used to eat some food to satisfy my hunger, sometimes it is only rice, sometimes it is only egg, sometimes only veggies, sometimes only cookies or muffins or donuts. It was all fine till my body started working eratically, when I would feel tired not able to wake up, not able to fall asleep in the night, not able to be active at work, acidity, bloating, not able to eat. But then slowly I started learning about the food that I am eating to fix the gaps in my diet, make sure that I eat sufficient quantity of what is required. Eat rice or bread, veggies, Banana, milk, add to fresh......
God gives me what i asked for
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God loves us so much and He grants us the desires of our heart. But most of the times when I pray, I always have a small doubt creeping in my heart, questioning me, if what I am praying is right for me or not. God is Good and He loves us, for Him everything is possible He can give me everything, but at the same time, the desires of heart can lead us to Heaven or Hell, we need to be very careful about that. I visualize living on this earth is like being in the middle of the multistoreyed building, now the desires of our heart are like the ladder which leads us down or up. If our desires are ungodly then the ladder we take will lead us down to the Hell which is so full of anxieties, distress, pain and suffering. But when our desires are Godly then our ladder is Jesus Christ who helps us to......
God knows what he is doing
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I was facinated when I read about the two Black holes that colided in the universe. I got super excited and spent sometime reading about black holes. They have the tendency to suck everything that comes near them including light, a monster black holes can eat a large sun. It is so amazing when I really look at the way God has designed the Universe. More amazing is the fact that the same God who designed the Universe, designed us as well. More amazing is that He came down to this earth save us and to give us the good news of salvation and the assurance that God loves us and He is not going to leave us as orphans. Of all the planets and Heavenly beings, God chose the planet earth and He made the Sun and Moon for it, and He brought in life in it. He loves us so much that He always wants to......
To give by own will or be taken away forcefully by law
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Jesus Christ gives us the assurance of God's love and provides us the courage to give, the first thing He teaches us to give is our life on the cross with Him. When we get baptized we give our lives at our will to Christ. When we willingly give our lives, Jesus Christ promises us to raise us on the last day and restore us with eternal life. The strength and love of Christ teaches us to give away our weaknesses, our relationships, our luxuries, our laziness, our fears, our doubts. When we give away all these Jesus Christ through His love fills our lives with His Love, Presence, Holy Spirit, Peace, Grace and many other blessings. Not everyone is ready to give. There are people who refuse to give, they feel their life is more precious that it cannot be crucified on the cross. They feel......
Overcoming hatred and anger brings us closer to the image of christ
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Looking back at my family back in India, and my life in the past. My childhood had been a good with respect to having a good home and good education, but for that most men and women did not have any control over their anger and frustration. My mom used to literally stop us from doing anything that will provoke the anger of my dad. In my home being canned from my mistakes was very common, also when my dad gets angry on my mom or anyone in the family, he uses words which literally shatters people's minds, resulting in family in tears and shoutings. Even when I grew up, I grew up being a person who gets angry very fast, and will shout at people when I get angry. When I became a teenager it kind of became my charecter. But there was lots of justifications behind why this anger is okay,......
When the heaven reveals itself, in the midst of the world
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To search for Heavenly Treasures in the busy world, I feel like a lost child searching for my parents in the crowded market. The world is organized in a way, it makes it impossible for a me to find the Heaven, unless the Heaven decides to reveals itself to me. Life on this earth has its defined pattern which makes it confined and organized by itself. Babies are born to parents, the parents bring up the Child, it grows up and finds a job, finds a match, gets married, has its own family, gets old and dies. During this life people earn, eat, fun, laugh, play, have friends. It is all good and nice, there is nothing bad here so far. When I look at the life the beauty of creation, the Sky, Plants, Waters, Mountains, Seas, Oceans, Human being, the love, Care and all the goodness in it. It is so......
Self giving love : taste of how it feels to be me
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Jesus Christ brought in Self giving love into the world by His death on the Cross. What does His self giving love mean to me, what difference does it bring into my day to day life? Through His death on the cross He brough in Freedom from our sinful nature, Healing and Salvation. Along with all these He opened the doors for us who are in earth and belive in Him be united in Him, so that we can have the taste the Heaven, taste of what it feels to be the Son of God. Through His self giving love on the cross, He opened the doors of Heaven, and gave us the Holy Spirit, which enables us to be united with Him to feel what it feels to be Jesus Christ. How it feels to be the Christ who lived and walked on the earth, healing the Sick, driving out the demons, preaching the salvation to the world.......
He gave me sixteen years to grow up beyond a single fear
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Fear is something which reminds us that we are humans and not God. This fear can penetrate deep inside people and can literally drive people insane. Fear comes out insecurity, from the lack of safety in society and also from the individual's sinful nature and guilty consciosuness. Jesus Christ promises us to deliver us from all our fears. When I look closely on how He delivered me from my fears so far, I can see two major ways He has delivered me. First scenario is when my fear is not real. It comes out of lack of Faith in me and when I pray God, He assures me in His Spirit that I am safe and what I fear is not going to happen. The second category is when my fear is real. The scenario when no matter how hard I pray, no matter how much I run away from it, the situation is returning......
Passion to give, serve and submit
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The Spirit of Love which Jesus Christ pours out into our heart, is so different from the love I know of before I knew christ, as I grow closer and closer to Christ, the passion to live in His love is growing. His love on the Cross laid the Foundation, and built the Temple and filled it with the Living God. His love on the cross builds the foundation of Charity, where He teaches us to give. When I look at His life on earth in the Gospel, I always wonder, no one on this earth can give more than what He gave and How much He gave, He gave everything for us. What He gave is so abundant, so precious and everlasting. It is uncomparable, no one can give what He gave us, He gave it for free. But the bad attitude we as humans have don't value things for which we dont pay much money. He taught......
Am i special to god?
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All human beings were created with the image of God, but the image is overshadowed by sin. But not all human beings chose to repent and get restored back into the image of God. During the weekend, I was talking to a non-Christian friend of mine, I was warning her about the troubles that might potentially come up in her life because of her attitude, I quoted an example from the life of another girl I met in the past, who had been through very terrible accident and had lost the beauty of her face in the accident. Immediately my friend seated next to me responded saying that "But My God has always been very protective of me, He pulled me out of situations where I have been sinking." I immediately responded back to her saying that God has been kind and mercificul to the other girl......
His is the king, treat him like a king
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There are multiple reasons for why I did not learn to be humble during my growing up ages. My dad used to be a highly ranked government officer, so we had drivers and servants at home, who would treat us with so much respect and serve us. My parents used to adore us so much, they used to fulfil every ask of ours. All taken for granted, I used to think that is how life is meant to be and I am supposed to me. I never had a chance to learn, what it meant to be humble or what does it mean to serve others. I have no real life experience of giving respect to a King or the fear of a King. I really have no clue of what it means to be before King and how to present myself before the King. I will never correlate the politics of today with the King or His Kingdom. When I started reading the Bible, I......
Being humble opens the door for satan to tempts us
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Being Humble is one of the basic foundations of my Christian life and values. Jesus Christ has taught us to be Humble, He says when someone hits you on right cheek, then turn to show your left cheek as well. When someone does any evil against us, He has asked us to do good in return to them. The challenge is when I am out in this world as a humble and innocent being, it really makes people think that they can always fool around with me, and make me play the role of the bad guy. They try to convince me to do what is not right. They know I try to be a good Samaritan, I dont choose to fight, I dont choose to scream like crazy, I choose to remain patient and good to others. They try to take advantage of these characteristics. Holy Spirit and the Word of God are my guides. Though people know......
His plan to rescue me and save me
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If I am thinking that I am sitting here in this part of the world by coincidence or by accident, then I am wrong. I am sitting here because this is part of God's plan to rescue me, it is part of His plan to save me and to bring in His salvation into my life. I walked so far to understand the existence of God. God has the rescue plan for everyone, His salvation is for all. Last week, my home town Chennai in India, had massive floods, and due to rains the normal life was disrupted to a very large extent. Water entered into people's houses till two storeys, and people had to get on to the terrace and wait to get their food dropped from Helicopters. There is a collegues of my sister who specified that her children are crying of hunger. In spite of being in a well paid job, working......
He is more important to me than my thoughts, words, actions and emotions
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When I look at what am I doing all my life, I am earning hard to make sure that my body gets good food, good clothing, my body is safe in a shelter (home), make sure that it is healthy and does not fall sick, it is safe and not exposed to heavy sun or wind or rain or snow or cold weather. I spend so much of my effort, day and night to take care of this body. It is not my love for my body that I am doing all these. Then, I ask myself what do I achieve by doing all these? I keep my body healthy and nourished, so that I can go out, meet people, interact with them, understand many things, learn many things, keep my mind is active. It is not that I love myself, that I want to be social. Again, what do I achieve by learning so many things, by learning good and bad? End of the day I am......
How to make me better for the world?
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The most important learning I have on this earth is, how do I make myself better to this world? And by God's Grace, He has made me more useful to this world as I grow older and mature, as compared to how I used to be. World needs more people in Christ, there is lots of Healing and Love needed in the world. It is a blessing that God has called us to be the messengers of His Love, His Blessing, His Healing in this world. Everyday I am happy to see me as useful vessel to the Lord and at the sametime I am able to be someone who is useful to the world. There are multiple versions of pains, the pain caused by the sins committed against me, then there is pain of the sins committed against my loved ones, then the pains of the sins I commit and the pain of the sins comitted by my loved ones.......
One passion, one vision, one desitination
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From my new office in New York, I can see the new One WTC. When I see it I always remember the past that happened with he the Twin WTC. Remembering all the attacks that are going on around the world, and looking that the Faith, the people and the Passion leading all these attacks. I look at Jews, their faith and what they Believe in. I look at Muslims and their Faith and their Beliefs. I look at Christians their Faith and their Beliefs. I look at Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and all other people their Faiths and Beliefs. I sit before Him and look at Him on the cross. I Look at the Bible, I know from where all these People and these Faiths come from. They are all in Here, in God's Book of Creation. All part of the Story of the Salvation. It is the story of God and Man. The story of God and......
He did everything to make me stay, including giving his life on the cross
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Jesus Christ during His life on earth, showed He can provide me everything I can possibly ask for during my life time on this earth. Jesus Christ gave food by multiplying the bread and the fish. He gave them the wine, by turning the water into wine. He healed every possbile sickness on the earth. He delivered the people from demons. He forgave the sinners, He brought dead to life, He stopped the storm and commanded the wind. He did everything to assure me that He can keep me safe and He can provide me everything I need to live on this earth and protect me from every possible harm on this earth. He did not want our relationship to end with the earthly life, to make me stay with Him even in the Heaven, He gave His life on the cross, to give me salvation, Holy Spirit and resurrect me. He did......
Stay within the boundaries of his love
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Most of my life I have felt like a bird inside the cage, with the desire to be outside the doors. But when I managed to break the doors and go out into world, I understood how difficult and unsafe the whole world is, I feel the passion and the desire to stay within the doors of the cage.I realize how safe and good the cage has been, and how much the door has been protecting me from every evil. Now even though I think of returning back to the cage and have a peaceful life inside the cage, I cannot go back, I have to finish my jorney before I can go back. When I think of my body, I feel I am so much confined within this. The pains, the sufferrings, the sickness, everything I go through in the body, it is like a cage to me, which restircts me from doing things. When I get sick, I realize how......
Jesus christ is my substitue or my coach
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In the times of weakness I always go to the Lord and call on for the help. When I think on my situations,I wonderhow do I expect Jesus Christ to respond to my problems.The day to day problems Iface at my work or at my home or with my health, or anything, what should I expect from Him as the response? Also, based on my relationship with Him so far in the times of troubles, andHow has He reponded to me and what has been the path I had to take to get out of the situation, How are we working or blending togather? When I really sit back and think, I feel that in my day to day issues and the problems. In all the weaknesses I have, when I face people who are diplomatic, sarcastic, political or bureaucratic at the work place, or the issues I face because of my physical weakness of getting back......
How many times we face death, but he brings us back to life in him
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In Christ, I am a person, who loves others, who trusts others, who makes friends with others, whois so joyful, happy,and alwayswants to be active, learning, sharing and talking. It is not the same always, sometimes life putsus intodifficult and unexpected situations, whereI find it so difficult to be joyful, andit becomes like a desert, where there is no food, no water, it is all dry, hot, and no one around. It getslifeless inside me, But then Jesus Christ through His love, miraculously bringsme back to life.The tiny innerbeing, which is a gift from God, amazes meby the wayit walks throughthepains in life. Jesus Christ walked into my life, when thespace insidemy heart,was so empty and lifeless. Before Jesus Christ endorsed His love in my life, it was so barren, and whenHe assured His love......
Cross stops us from sinning and spirit helps us to rise up
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Jesus Christ loves His children so much that He gave us two important skills to survive in this world, one is the cross that we bear with our Faith in Christ and the other is the Holy Spirit, that helps us to rise up above the sins and lead a Holy life. It is our Love for Christ which enables us to chose to bear the cross, and to walk in the way He showed us to walk, it is our Faith in Him that enables us to die with Him on the Cross. It is His love for us that gives us the Holy Spirit which enables us to raise up from the cross, and delivers us from the clutches of the sin and to walk in the path of salvation. Jesus Christ bore the cross anddue to His obedienceand His Love for His Father, the same way we out of our obedience and love for our Father Lord Jesus Christ, we bear our cross.......
The journey to face our inmost love
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We were all created with the Image of God, when we close our eyes and look deep inside us we see the image of God too far away from our reach. The image of God is like dream in the far end of the tunnel, it is unreachable.Compared to the chaotic world round us, image of God is so alluring. But it so far, deep and hidden in the darkness. Sometimes it feels as though it is just an imagination. As we keep sinning further and further, we keep loosing sight of the shore, the image of God. It is so terrible to loose sight of the shore and the destination. We try hard to hold on to the image of God with our own strength, through Prayer, Fasting and Charity, through the Promises of God. But still the destiny is so far, and everyday of life we are moving away from it. We started our journey with......
Control over the passion and desires
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Desire and Passion have lot of influence over a person's live and they need lots of understanding. Desire and passion make home on our heart, and they burn us from inside. Wrong desires and Passions can tire us and can lead our lives into disasters. Hosea 7:6 Their hearts are like an oven; they approach him with intrigue. Their passion smolders all night; in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire. We need to keep our desires and passions aligned with the Lord and the Word of God. Titus 3:3 talks about our slavary to the passions and pleasures of sinful nature on the past. Titus 2:12 teaches us to say a big "NO" to worldly passion. Galatians 5:24 says that when we are Baptized in Christ, we have crucified our flesh with its passions and desires on the cross with the Lord.......
Jesus came to save us from our sinking boat
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During the time of Noah, people were sinning so much, and God made the floods, but God asked Noah to make an ark boatthatcan sail on the floods. But when I look Peter, in the midst of the storm and the boat is sinking, Jesus Christ called Him to walk on the water. When I look at the world around me, I can realize that the boat is sinking, be it the economy, the society, the nations. Though it is slow but still we can see that we are not standing in the same level as we were yesterday, people are running and planning to hold on to what that had yesterday, but it is sinking and we are finding it so difficult to hold. There isn't anything materially that someone can hold tobe savedfrom the sinking boat. Now we as God's children we have two steps we can do, one is wait being united in......
People sink in sin when the follow pattern
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In this worldly life, we will continue to be in His Glory till we are holding on to the Spirit of God, and deny to be in the Spirit of the world. But when we start getting into the worldly spirit, we become more and more sinful and we feel heavy and burdened with the sin and we start sinking. When we are holding on to the Spirit of the Lord, we have the freedom, individuality, creativity, the feeling of being fresh and new born every day. Even though we are living in the world, Spirit of God provides us the guidance and support which makes us feel independent, joyful and Peaceful. The Spirit of God fills us with the love and compassion, that we are identified by His presence. Spirit of God gives us the confidence to speak the truth and be righteous and do good to others. But when people......
Understanding is our support
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When I look at the people and the way they approach life, I feel there are some people who want to live this life and there are a few people who want to understand this life more than live it. I spend my time with both the types of people, with the intent of understanding it and also I need to do something to live this life. The people who want to understand this life, always choose to take the back seat and not the driver seat in life. When I meet people who want to understand life in the Church or in my fellowship, I really feel so happy and really would love to share my thoughts with them. On the other hand when I meet people who want to live their lives in the Church or fellowship, I help them with Prayers and sometimes try to help them to get more closer to God, by learning the word......
God is not ashamed to declare his love for us, sinners
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Lord Jesus Christ throughout the times, never hesitated to proclaim His love for the weak, suffering, sinful people like me, but then when I look back at myself and the people who have accepted the love of Christ, the biggest question that comes up is, why am I (are we) hesitant in declaring my love for the weak, poor, sick, suffering and the Lord who is on the Cross for me? I claim myself to be loved by the Lord and am happy to say that He saved me from the pains. It was not I, it was He who called me, He came to me and He blessed me. I feel really happy, joyful and at peace when I look at the love that God blessed me with. But at the sametime, when I look at myself, and ask the question, what have I done to acknowledge the love He gave me? I know I do my daily duties, and I try to have......
Faith defines what, why, how and when it does
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Faith makes out of us what it claims to make, like the clay in the Potter's hand. Understanding our Faith is like understanding how the pot is being made from the clay. It holds the Definition of how the pot is being made, why is the pot being made, when is the pot is mode and what pot will be made. When we accept the Lord, His sacrifice on the cross, get Baptized and receive the Holy Spirit, we are like the clay sitting on the potter's wheel. Now, the Spirit start moving around us, and the Hands of the Lord is shaping us so that we become what our Faith claims to make out of us. The pot making does not complete until the potter says "It is Finished", till then the wheel keeps spinning. Until we accept the Lord and decide to let the Faith to act in our life by accepting......
When did i start being a burden to myself
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As I was walking I started wondering, when did I start becoming a burden to myself. I have become so heavy that I cannot carry myself. Physically, I am thin, may be that is why I am weak and I am finding it hard to pull, but I have been thin since childhood, and I have never found myself so difficult to carry. Since my childhood, I have never been so enthusiastic about going to school, I go to school to have good time with my friends, which is what I pretty much do today. In reality if I look at my life today, it is self sufficient. When I look at my day, there isn't much I am crying about, compared to the past. But still there is a heaviness in my heart and my mind, which makes me feel, I am pushing or pulling myself everyday. Why am I seeming to be a burden to me? It actually comes......
God expects us to be prepared and not panic.
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God reveals us the truth and the challenges that are awaiting in future, He never hides anything. Lord God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit have always revealed to us the forth coming challenges. The intent behind these announcements is that people should be prepared to face the challenges, and not that people have to panic and get worried about it. In Genesis, we see that when the sin increased, the Lord announced to Noah the coming of the flood, the intent of the announcement is to make sure that Noah is prepared to face the flood and over come the dangers of the flood, and make sure that Noah builds the ark and get all the species into the ark and to save the life from extinction. Likewise, when Jesus Christ announced His second coming and the challenges associated with it, His intent......
Called to be righteous
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Looking at the lives of Adam and Eve, they were created by the Lord with the capacity and the authority to carryout the tasks granted to them and they were also given the permission by the Lord to eat from all the trees (including the tree of life) except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God gave them the permission to eat from the Tree of Life, and God never desired that they die, God wanted them to live eternally in the Garden. He told Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of knowledge of good and evil, as He knew that they will yield to temptations of the evil and will die. "Wages of Sin is Death" no one can change it. In every walk of life we always put into the choice between, good and evil. Everyday, in every activity, in every decision we take we choose between......
Kingdom built on sufferings and authority.
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When I look at Jesus Christ on the cross, the first thing that stirs my heart is the sufferings that He went through, it is so painful to meditate on the sufferings He had been thorugh. To me as a human being, I tend to really bow down before the sufferings He has been through, not only because of the fact that He endured it for me, but also because of the fact that I can never imagine myself being through such pains, my heart humbles itself before Him because of the realization. But it really amazes me when I think about the people, who are so blessed to bear the marks of the sufferings of Jesus in their Body, like the marks from Scrouging, the marks of the Nails that pierced His Arms and Feet, the marks from the crown of thorns. It is so amazing to see how much they were close to the......
On this rock i will build my church.
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These trees play a very important role in our daily and lives, the food we eat, the houses we live, the furnitures we use, the oil we use, and many other things, the list is never ending. We are totally so much dependent on these trees for our lives. We see trees almost everywhere, in the Bible we see so many references to trees, seeds, fruits, branches, roots, flowers, plants. The characteristics of the trees are used in so many instances. Treesare the most common and easily understandable exampleto everyone, there will be rarely someone who has never come across a tree in their life. We pass through hundreds of trees in our daily life, and these trees stand as thereminders to so many verses in the Bible, and demonstrating us the kind of life we are called to live. Trees have been part......
We know from where it comes.
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As kids we just accept what we see, what we see is the only reality, what we hear is the only truth. We just live with what we see, and our lives and our thoughts, and our understandings are limited to what we see. But as we grow we really start understanding the things that were hidden from our knowledge. As we acquire more and more wisdom we try to keep growing deeper and deeper in our understanding. For example, at some point I did not even know that the merchandizing emails get sent, later I learnt the intent on why it is being sent, later I learnt how exactly it is being sent, the people behind and the tools used. I learnt it when I work with the team which sends the email. Now when I see an email land in my inbox it is no longer a mystery I know exactly from where it comes. Our......
He defined life, but never controls it.
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When we read Genesis, we understand that God defined each of His creations with His wisdom. He defined the course of the Sun, the Moon, the Stars, the plants, the fishes, the man and the woman. As a creator He gave a clear definition, to each of His creations, how they will look, how they will grow, what is their purpose, what is their course, what is their role and what do they mean to Him. Everything that has life comes with His definition. When I take a closer look, God is not controlling any of these, neither has He given anyone the control on the lives. I cannot control the course of the sun, I cannot control the growth of the tree, I cannot control the child from growing up and aging. They are not controlled but they all just go with the definition of the Lord on how they have to......
It is shocking when people hate us
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One of my colleague causally told me "I hate you more than how much I hate these people", as He told me we were laughing, it was not a serious conversation. But still there is a lot of truth that is behind this statement. When I look at my daily transactions there is a lot of hatred filled in, it kind of makes it very difficult to come out of the vicious cycle of this hatred. It is so much filled with mistakes and faults, and everyday we end up carrying hatred and dissatisfaction with so many people, people sometime hate me and hold me faulty no because I am at fault, but may be the fault or mistake or lack of sincerity and commitment of someone else is coming on me, and people hate me for it. The same thing with others as well, I end up getting frustrated on others because of......
Lord, dont you care for me?
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“Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself?" Luke 10:40 "Save us, Lord; we are perishing!" Matthew 8:25 These are two interesting conversations between Jesus Christ and His followers in the Gospel. When I look closer, they have the Lord Him who is the Provider and the Creator seated right in front of them, and they are asking - "Don't you care?" "We are perishing". Most of the times in life when we get into difficult situations we say God, I am in such a great pain, I am not sure if I will be able to survive this, but we don't realize that the one whom we are speaking to is the God Almighty, the pain looks bigger to us than the Lord. Our self and our own survival becomes more bigger than the Lord. The Lord......
He came to us with the covenant of love
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Jesus Christ came to this world with the message of Love, as a Messenger of Love. Jesus Christ on the Cross represents of God's Love for mankind. His name "Jesus" indicates God Love forgiving our sins and accepting us into the Kingdom. Jesus Christ through His every action, every word and every thought has reflected the Love of God for us sinners. Jesus Christ preached us to love the people who Hate us. He assured God's Love by forgiving the people who crucified Him on the cross. He assured God's Love by forgiving the sins of the tax collectors, thief, the prostitute. He assured God's Love by forgiving sinners and healing the people. He assured God's Love by sending the Holy Spirit to the people who Believe in Him. He gave us God's love through His words,......
Majesty of the lord who walks on the clouds.
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Our Lord God whose majesty is much beyond human capacity. When I read Psalm 93 and Psalm 104 and look at the Majesty, Splendor and Might of the Lord. When I close my eyes and meditate on these verses, the Holy Spirit really reveals us on How the Lord walks and moves in His splendor. But at the same time, when I am crying for Help He is near me listening to my cry and taking care of my need. He is such an amazing God. For the sake of the people who believe in Him, He gave up His splendor and came down to the earth to endure all the sufferings to take us back with Him to the Heaven. We human beings are made of flesh and we walk on the earth, we build homes out of wood and bricks, we clothe ourselves with cotton, we ride in our fuel driven vehicles. The Lord clothes himself with the Light,......
Home is where cleanliness and freedom live together.
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When I think of home, to me it is a place where I can be myself, it is where I can be who I want to be, I can be how I want to be, I can do what I want to do. I can be sleeping, I can sing, I can shout, I can cry, I can cook, I can dance, I can laugh, I can play, I just have the freedom to be what I really want to be. But when I am at work, or in the Church, or in any other public place which is common to many people, I have to follow the discipline and the code of conduct which has been defined. But home is where I have the freedom to be whom I want to be. When the parents start to question the children for their actions and they are not given the freedom to be who they want to be, they tend to look out for other places which allow them to be how they want to be. When we think of home as......
Every challenge transforms into wisdom
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Challenges are like the darkness that surround us and as we stand firm in the Lord, the light comes back. We need to trust and believe that God is looking at us and He is working in favor of us. During the times of trouble, we are usually standing in doubt, or in fear, but when we Pray the Lord gives us the Spirit of hope, discipline and repentence and commands His angels to make sure that we are directly in His true wisdom and grace. Every challenge we face in our life translates into the wisdom of God. It really helps us to understand the Word of God and acknowledge it more better and clearly. Also it helps us to relate to the people who have been through lots of Challenges, but have overcome the challenges through their Faith in the Lord. It helps us feel the safety and security in the......
Fear of man or fear of god
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Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, but fear of man is stupidity. Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the LORD will be exalted. The most important transformation that came with the Gospel is the freedom from the fear and authority of man. There is nothing for which any individual needs to fear any man. This message is strongly and clearlyconveyed in the Gospel. The first thing that we as Christians we overcome when we get baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit, is the freedom from the Fear of Man. In the days of Jesus, we see that the Pharasies, the tax collectors, the rulers, Teachers of the Law and chief priests were all the source of fear to a common man. They were creating the fear in people's hearts through the law and many other sources.......
The most fruitful moments of silence
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Most people accomplish many things by talking, shouting, fighting, arguing. People spend restless nights to achieve their goal. We are so blessed to have the quiet time with the Lord, which can do things, which no human words or deeds can accomplish. "Be Still and Know I am the Lord" The most difficult thing for us is to be still. We keep moving, thinking, remembering, doing, wanting, running, searching for something or the other. But His love for us makes us to Be Still. The Silent time with Him, there is no word to explain the value of it. People write poems when they spend silent time with the Lord, people get visions, revelations, people get filled with the Holy Spirit, people get healed, people's prayers get answers, people's needs are met, people's heart get......
Does this glorify the lord
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The most important question that I need to ask myself with every task I do is, does this bring Glory to the Lord? When I look around, I would classify the people who usually do things that do not Glorify the Lord into two main categories. One is the people who are weak, who bow down and yield to the power of the human beings, they work for the satisfaction of the human beings. Other is the people who have authority and they do things to glorify their self, instead of the Lord. When we have to work with such kinds of people we end up being in situations which does not glorify the Lord. This is a very common situation that most of us face in our work environment, but still we choose to listen to the Holy Spirit and to follow the Lord. To begin with God gives us the Spirit of tolerance,......
Victory is won even before we start
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Jesus Christ will never lead us into any path or situation where there is no victory.He is such a gracious Lord and a perfect planner,He never leads us into failures or to situations that we cannot handle. Even before we start the Journey wehave the assurance of reaching the destination through the grace of the Lord. Some situations are so challenging thatwe feel thatweare not prepared for this situation,and the Cross seems to be so heavy that it feelswe cannot carry it. But when we Pray to the Lord, and ask for strength He slowly works it out in us, that we realize that we are inbuilt with the energy and the strength to handle this situation. The ideas, thoughts, the courage and the strength seems to be flowing from our inside that makes us realize that the strength is already inbuilt......
Path is the same for everyone
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When I read about the lives of the people who have had a very good living relationship with the Lord, there is a significant similarity on the path they had taken. It all beings with the thirst and hunger for the Lord deep inside the heart, and the cry in the soul. The first baby step that leads people to the Lord, yearning to hear the voice of the Lord and seek Him and find Him. Never failing spirit to endure any extent of Physical suffering with patience to seek the truth and the reality, to come in face to face with the purpose. Hatred for Sinfulness, injustice and unrighteousness in the world. The craving for righteousness, stability, holiness and perfection in personal and the life around us. All these lead the community of the Lord to the foot of the cross. The want, urge and the......
Holding the candle but still in the dark.
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There are many people who have Bible at home, but they really dont understand what does it say, what is the background of it. People have no clue of what the old testament is talking about, what is the correlation between the different books in the Bible. People dont understand the relationship between Jesus Christ and the old testament, and so obviously they dont understand the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives. They know Jesus Christ who died on the cross, but that has no impact on their way of life. When I intially started, I spent years to really understand and get the wholistic picture of the Bible. The more someonegets clarityin the Bible they see more light in their life. It is not so easy to know the Bible without knowing the History. I never studied theology, but still the......
Are we becoming like children or vice versa.
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Jesus Christ says unless you become like these children you cannot enter the kingdom of God. When I sit back and think about this, it really amazes me if we are required to become like children to enter the kingdom of God, then what are we teaching the kids? Aren't we supposed to be learning from them? I really feel the kids know God better than the one who is teaching. Because most kids have an uncorrupted inner being and a clear conscience, which is nearer and closerto God. But for some reason we seem to be going in circles, no matter what and how we teach, the kids grow up with a self image and get into the worldly troubles. They spend so much time in life fighting with the self image and correcting it with the image of Jesus. This is the path that the whole world seems to be......
Kids grow safe in the lord.
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The awareness of the existance of the Lord and the wisdom of the Spirit, will doubtlessly enable kids to grow healthy. In most cases, I see that the kids see only one side of the Lord and they grow with the same image which is limited to the wisdom of the one who introduced them to the Lord. Kids who grow up in the Lord, are either taught of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Gospel who is forgiving or only thought of the Lord in the old testament who was angry with the Israelites who where murmuring, the Lord in the Book of revelation where the there are so many plagues and sufferings in the lives of the people. Most of the children from the Pentacostal churches are taught the image of the Lord which is from the Book of Revelation, and they feel that the Lord in His wrath will send so many......
Pointing the children to the lord and the word.
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Most of the kids grow up, knowing only their biological parents, and some kids dont get to know their biological parent, but they grow up knowing their adoptive parents ir care takers. Irrespective of whom they grow with, most kid do not get the oppurtunity to know their Spritual father. Though they were all created in the image of God, they just grow with the assumption that they were created in the image of their biological parents rather than their spiritual parent. Children need to know their Spiritual father, know His name, know His Majesty, know His Love for them, know what He wants them to do when they grow up, know where to seek Him, know how to be in Him, know what offends Him, know how powerful He is, know what He had done for them in the Calvary on the cross. Children's......
Weakest come first in the kingdom of god.
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Most times when we look at the charm and the joy children bring into our lives, we tend to forget that they are among the weakest people among us. When we go into the church or any place we see lots of people but among them are the sick, old and the children. They are the people who need some support to live in this world. These people are treated specially in the crowd. The need to be attended to, their needs have to be taken care of, they need the support of the people who are grown up and healthy. When I look at the love of our Lord Jesus Christ for children and when He says dont stop them from coming to me theirs is the kingdom of God, I can see how much compassion He has towards their being so week physically and so filled with Spirit of Joy and Love for the Lord. But it is really......
The vision and not the imagination
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God uses the visions as His a way of communicating even to His children, like how it is written in the scripture that the your young men will see visions, he shows the visions to the kids in a very young age, and gives them the hope and the confirmation of His presence in their lives. There are multiple testimonies from kids who adore the Lord and they pray for the visions. God leads them to the transcendental state where they get to Heaven and they worship the Lord, being part of the Heavenly Kingdom. Sometimes when the kids are in a very sad, scary and painful state, and they pray to God in their loneloness the Lord touches them with the vision, which helps them to move forward. It gives them the Hope to search for something that is new, and beautiful, they forget their worries and are......
God's children never sink they always come up
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Like how Jesus Christ went down to the dead and after three days he rose again, the children of Christ never sink in theworries and the trials caused by the world.Since Jesus Christ is holding them, though they may be immersed in the problems and challenges, they will not give up. God keeps providing the Hope and the Vision, with which they can walk and reach their goal. Jesus Christ never lets them sink, He is always holding them. Though this earthly life is so full of trials for them, they find it so hard to mould to the worldly ways, but still God shows them the way to be who they are called to be. The world tries hard to mould them differently, but they hold on to the Lord so that they remain in Him. God provides the prayers of their Heart, and helps them to be blessing to their......
Child of god, heart crying to the lord
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One significant commonality in the Children of God, is the hardships they endure in this life at a very early age. Most of the Children have the heart which cries to the Lord for help.God's childrenare usually the most innocent kids and vulnerable, who turn to be the potential victims. Satan tries to attack them and take them away from the hands of the Lord at a very early age. But though they go through the struggles and come back to the Lord, with the heart crying out to the Lord. And He provides the comfort and peace in His mighty arms. One of my friends conduct VBS (Vacation Bible School) in India, and usually there are many kids who come from families below poverty line and they come from the a non-christian back ground. Lord uses this ministry in a big way to reveal His......
Children of god, best believers
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As a child growing up in an Indian community, with so many mythological stories, I used to believe literally everything people say, like "If you go out alone in the dark, the devil will come and catch you" or "Never be alone at home, thief will break open the door and will hurt you", etc., I used Believe all the stories people say around me. Sometimes the fears that people put into my heart at a very young age show their presence till now. But He is the Lord who knows me even when I was formed in my mother's womb. Even without my knowledge He has always been there, it was just that I did not realize His presence. It is the voice of the Shepherd from the Heart which guides me in the times of trouble when my little heart is calling for help. I would say He has always......
Being a child of god
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My days are usually busy running around with calls, meetings, escalation, and many other challenges. Last saturday one of my friends invited me to an event in His church, which had something to do with Sunday school. Though I don't take part in Sunday school, I felt instead of sitting at home, let me attend this. I went there and as I was seated there is in the session for "Children's ministry training". As they were teaching on the topic of telling a Biblical Story to Children, I kept wondering, how different is it from my daily life. In way I was questioning myself, what am I doing here? This was no way related to what I do on a daily basis, nor do I have any idea on if I will ever be even doing the Children's ministry, which is kind of very far from my daily......
Need to be humble to receive the grace.
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My simple charity towards a homeless woman on the bus, made her say the wordsto me"May you receive the Grace. When I receive the Grace I will want extend the same and share withothers as well." I felt so amazed by the realization that "I need to be Humble to receive the grace." Bible and Jesus Christ make it very clear and straight, that we cannot enter the kingdom with pride, you need to be humble. In a way I am thankful to this life and the hardships that I face in life that made me humble, as a sheep. It taught me to listen to the Shepherd's voice rather than to rely on my own wisdom. The hardships taught me to give up my pride and to rely on the Holy Spirit. The hardships taught me to be in His shield and not to run away from Him, not to make any decisions in......
Shepherd brings the best out of his sheep
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As compared to all other sheep, His sheep are so unique and different, because when it gets dark they all know to seek the Shepherd, they all know that thier home is where the Shepherd is, when they fear any harm they immediately call Shepherd by making noice, they love being with the Shepherd, they listen and obey the voice of the Shepherd, they follow Him and seek His ways, He is the light they follow, they all love Him. The Shepherd is everything to them the alpha and the omega. The Shepherd is the creator and the provider. The Shepherd is their path and wisdom. The Shepherd is their family and kingdom. They are all united with the Shepherd and the sheeps as one body. Our Lord brings out the best version of every sheep in His flock, He brought the best version of Peter, John, James,......
Shepherd personally knows every sheep of his
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The Shepherd cares for His sheep so much, he remembers each one of the sheep by their names. He knows every sheep personally and He attends to the needs of every sheep. He gives personal care, attention and instruction to every sheep. There are some directions He gives to all the Sheep and there are some instructions which He gives only to the specific sheep. When we look at the Jesus Christ and His personal relationship with everyone, it feels so amazing. John, the beloved disciple, was so personal to Jesus Christ that he was known to be leaning on Jesus Christ on last supper. Peter, the rock : Lord Jesus was personaly very close Peter that He discussed His plans, and personally encouraged Peter and supported him to gain more wisdom and spiritual insight. Thomas, the doubter: Jesus......
Good shepherd bring out the best version of the sheeps.
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When I look at the sheep's in His flock and compare it with the other sheep. His sheep are the Best. They are so Healthy. They get good water and green pastures to eat. They have a very safe and get to sleep and take rest in peace. They are all free from fear of predators. They are all joyful and they reproduce. They have lots of new little baby lambs coming up. They are big in numbers and free of any sickness. They get to walk in the safe ways. They get to be called the Best sheep around. They are the Best because of the Shepherd who keeps watch on them day and night, who neither sleeps nor slumbers. The Shepherd sends His angels to lift them in their arms that their feet does not hit and stone, though there are thousands falling on side and thousands are falling on another side, no......
The shepherd guides me home
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When I look at me as His sheep. I see myself as a sheep who is lost, who is reluctant and unsure of which direction to go, who is always in the fear of someone hurting it, who is unwise to understand what is in people's heart, who is always playful, who gets hurt, who does not know to take care by my own, who keeps moving away from the flock and keeps looking for something different, who stops walking, unsure of the darkness and the time.. I look at Him as my very patient, kind, loving, caring, protective, understanding Shepherd.. Jehovah Roi .. The Lord My Shepherd.. who watches over every step of this sheep. When I stop walking His voice call me and makes me move in the right direction.. He is there for me.. Jehovah Shammah.. The Lord Is There.. when I am hungry and thirsty.. He......
The father, the shepherd son and the sheep
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The Shepherd is the one who is designated by the Owner with the duty to take care of his Lambs. Jesus Christ is the Shepherd, He is not someone who is hired by the Father but instead the real Son of the Father. Being the son though He is the master of the flock, He Shepherds the flock with obedience to His Father. When I really look at the wisdom of Jesus Christ and the compare it to the Wisdom of the us, the people, we are really like the Sheep so ignorant and innocent, walking it own way, and stops when it sees something to eat, crying in pain, not moving when it hurts, stands in fear and runs away when it sees water or green grass, always under the danger of being attacked by a fox or any other animal. Jesus Christ is a Good Shepherd takes care of us so well, He stops for us and calls......
The shepherd became the sacrificial lamb
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As I was thinking for my previous blog which is about the Sheep called to play the role of the Shepherd.. I was amazed by remembering the fact that the Shepherd because the Lamb for the salvation of His flock. It is the amazing love the Lord has for us.. that He who is the Shepherd.. became Lamb (the Sacrificial lamb) for our salvation. It is such a humble act of the Lord.. He who is the Shepherd became the lamb, to make sure all the lambs are able to recognize Him and follow Him to be one with Him in the Kingdom of Heaven. It feels so amazing to realize that by the act of Jesus Christ by becoming the Lamb.. the Lamb and the Shepherd are one in Him. They are no longer seperate. You look at Him you see both the Lamb and the Shepherd. He made it possible and paved the way for all the lambs......
Sheep playing the role of the shephard..
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Jesus Christ is a Good Shepherd.. and men though in reality are the Sheep are called (blessed) to play the Role of the Shepherd.. (NIV) John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. Peter is a sheep in the flock for which Jesus Christ is the Shepherd.. and after resurrection Jesus Christ asked Peter to "Feed my lambs", "Take care of my sheep" and "Feed my sheep".. He asked Peter to play the role of the Shepherd.. the only question Jesus asks is do you love me?.. the answer to qualify to play the role of the Shepherd is to Love Jesus.. Peter was a Sheep, called to play the role of a Shepherd.. representing the Lord Jesus Christ who is the real good Shepherd.. (NIV) 1 Peter 2:25 For “you were like sheep going......
Commitment.. end to end..
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I wasthinkingabout commitment for some personal reasons.. then wanted to look into Bible to see what it says about commitment and what is the extent of commitment that God is looking from me.. (NIV) Psalm 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: In reality, when I look at this commitment is so huge and it covers everything end to end.. starting with our obedience to what He has asked us to do.. in humbling ourselves to bow down and serve Him.. in presenting before Him all our Prayers and Petitions.. in putting all our needs genuinely into His hands.. in trusting Him that He will take care of our needs.. in putting our Faith and Hope in His unfailing love.. in surrending to His will in every aspect of life.. to understand His paths and ways.. to wait for His......
Most of us are like peter in our relationship with the lord..
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When we look at the Gospels, among the Twelve disciples, Peter has the most conversations with Lord Jesus.. There are many instances in the gospels which reveal the unique bondage that Peter has with our Lord. When we read the Gospel of Matthew.. Simon Pater and his brother Andrew are the first disciples to be called by Jesus as He started His sermons and preaching.. Peter's mother-in-law is one among the first people to be healed by Jesus.. and when Jesus asks "Who do you think I am.." Peter says.. "You are the Christ.. Son of the Living God".. and during the storm Peter steps out of the boat looking at the Lord.. and when the soldiers come to arrest Jesus, Peter cuts of the ear of the soldier with his knife.. Peter enters inside the empty tomb first to see that......
Though we cannot see god with physical eyes..
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Though we cannot see God using our physical eyes.. but still we can see God's people.. We cannot see Jesus Christ with our Physical eyes today, but still wecan seeHis people who hold His image, and whouse theirspirtual and intellectual wisdom toreveal to theothers what lies deep within them.. it is such an amazing blessing.. to be able to see people whotry tospeak of the unspeakable.. to explain the unexplainable.. toreveal the unseen.. to unhide the hidden.. The most wonderful blessingis to use of the wisdomto understand and interpret the most wonderful and marvellous God,who always remainsan unchanging and unexplainable mystery to all human beings.. It is through the same Bible through which He talks to all of us.. we all try to understand Him through what He has revealed through......
Salvation and resurrection
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Salvation is the exit from the worldly sufferings and evil.. while resurrection is the entry into the Kingdom of God.. Salvation is death of our sinful life on the cross.. while Resurrection is our& spiritual rebirth which comes by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Salvation and resurrection of two sides of the cross.. they are incomplete without each other.. our life is complete when both are accomplished.. Luke 19:9Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” John 11:25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; With Baptism.. we started our journey of Salvation which leads......
Resurrection is the beginning..
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When Jesus Christ says it is Finished on the cross..He does not mean theend of life..instead Hemeans theend of Evil.. and the end of whatever damages evil can cause to this earth.. The resurrection is the begining of the newsinfree, suffering free, evil free and death free life..dwelling with the Lord eteranally..It feels so amazing thet the Spirit of the Lord's resurrection.. lead John to write the Book of Revelation.. whichreveals the Faith,Hope, destinyfor every believer.. and it is fulfilled..whenthe new Heaven and new Earth are into being.. This life on earthis so full of evil, suffering, pain and sorrow.. that having a painfree life is something that is an innerdesire or a plead or prayerf every heart.. we go through so many pains and sufferings since our childhood.. thatmost of......
From apostles to martyrs..
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As we walk along the life of the Apsotles.. the story of transformation is continues with the Spirit of resurrection.. Acts 7:55 But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; The Spirit of Resurrection.. transformed apostles to travel accross the world to proclaim the gospel and passionately give their lives for the truth of the Gospel.. with the trust, faith and belief in the truth of resurrection.. the Spirit strengthened Steven to look at the heaven and the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand.. when he was stoned to death.. The Spirit did not stop with transforming Peter to be the Stone of which His Church will be built (the responsibility given to Peter by Jesus..).. but it also......
From disciples to apostles - 1
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The lives of the apostles went through a great change after they witnessed the resurrection.. their purpose, their message and their destiny was all transformed, renewed and reborn with resurrection.. Post resurrection.. they witnessed Jesus Christ (the one who was crucified) being alive in Spiritual body.. through His breaking of bread.. through the touching of His wounds.. through His conversation with Peter.. after they were all convinced and reassured of the living Jesus.. they witnessed Jesus Christ ascending into Heaven and be united with the Father.. and finally on the Pentacost they were filled by the Holy Spirit.. their living relationship with the Spiritual Body of the Lord.. (NIV) 1 John 1:1-2 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our......
Moving from the perishable to unperishable..
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Corinthians 15:42 So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; We spend most of the time inthis lifedealing with problemscauseddue tothe perishable nature,likeperishable body, perishable relationships, perishable people, perishable food, and everything around uswhich is perishable. We waste our energyby trying to hold or stop things from pershing.. we fight against the perishing nature.. we try hard to keep our perishable body healthy.. we try hard to keep the perishable relationship alive.. we try to keep the dying people alive.. we all know how painful itsavethe world which is perishing.. when we put our faith and trust in this pershable world.. we end up getting tried, worn out and finally perish.. Instead Jesus Christ......
Ready for the resurrection..?
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Easter dawns with the question and the message.. are we ready for the resurrection..? Am I ready for the resurrection..? Am I ready to leave all my sufferings sins, pain, agony and failures..? and am I ready to raise up with the Lord and rejoice in the victory.. that He has given us on the Cross..? am I ready to carry the victorty of the cross..? Am I ready to leave the Fires of Hell and move in to be the resident of Heaven..? am I ready to say that the Fires of Hell have no authority over me..? as I am with the Lord in this His resurrection.. though I have boen nothing still.. because of my belief and faith in the Lord.. an part of this resurrection.. All the pains that Christ went through.. is to deliver me from my pains.. and I ready to be part of His Heavenly kingdom.. the Spiritual......
What are the living doing among the dead..?
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(NIV) Romans 14:9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. Good Friday brings both the living and the dead together while we wait for the resurrection of the Lord. I feel during this time the dead will all be surprised to see all the living in their world.. as we follow Jesus to the world of dead.. so that we can be resurrected along with Him.. every year.. we walk with Jesus to the valley of death and wait until He is resurrected.. Good Friday.. reminds us whatever pains and sufferings we have been through in the past.. will all come to an end.. Together with Jesus.. we travel through the deepest and the most painful part of our life.. every pain, every sin, every suffering, every loss, every sickness.. since......
His promise - never to let go..
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When I look at Jesus Christ on the Cross, and His Promise and commitment to.. Never to let go.. His obedience to fulfil the promises of God, the Father. Jesus Christ turned every word from God into truth on the cross. He was holding on to the task He was given till "It is Finished", if I look at it more closely.. He was still holding on while God let Him go.. which made Him cry “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” ).. Never to let go.. His love and care for His mother.. In the marriage at Cana, when she asked Him to turn the water to wine.. even though the time had not come, He obeyed her.. now when the time had come.. He did not take just away her son and leave her alone.. He showed her a son.. "Woman,......
Looking at the transformation on the cross..
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Good Friday.. when I am looking at the Cross.. I can feel how painful it should have been to Mother Mary and all the disciples to look at Jesus Christ going through all the sufferings for our sake.. but at the same time.. I feel how it might have be felt to see the scriptures coming to life.. it should have been a moment which is beyond the imagination.. like a miracle with the word of God happening in front of their eyes.. the words (in the scritures) are no longer just the promises.. they are true and it is happening right in front of their eyes.. to see someone who was with them.. but going so far away from them.. but brining the scriptures deep inside their heart to life.. It is a moment when they see their most near and dear Jesus dying in the cross.. but at the sametime.. the......
From baby in the manger to son of god on the cross..
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It really feels amazing to look from the eyes of a Mother, watching Jesus Christ grow up from "a baby lying down wrapped in swaddling clothes" to the "resurrected Christ, the Son of God seated at the right hand of the Father". Though Jesus Christ existed in the form of God, He humbled Himself to take the form of human to bring us salvation.. Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them Starting with the announcement by the Angel Gabriel.. Mary's eyes has been seeing Him grow.. as a mother watching the baby lying in the manger being visited by the three wise men with gifts and the sheprards.. listening to the words of Simeon and prophet Anna when they......
Holy son and blessed mother..
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From my inmost heart I have a very intimate compassion and love for the mother when I look at her standing beside the cross.. The two most lovable minutes in her life.. first one is when I see her holding the Lord Jesus Christ as her son and laying Him down in the Manger.. which brings all the Christmas season in our life.. the second one is when I see her standing beside the cross when He was crufied.. i really find it hard to even imagine what might have went through her mind.. during these two historical event which changes the life of the whole world.. Luke 2:7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Everyday when I pray rosary.. the Joyful mysteries or the sorrowful......
Hold on the blessings god has given us..
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When we see the babies trying to learn to walk.. the first thing they do is to hold.. they hold on to what is available for them to support.. Psalm 115:14 (NIV) May the Lord cause you to flourish, both you and your children. Likewise for me the first step to grow is to hold on the what God has given me.. be it physically, professionally or Spiritually.. I have to learn to hold on and understand what God has given me.. sometimes ignoring what God has blessed me with leads me into troubles.. I need to build on the blessings from God.. not try to leave one blessing to hold on the other.. Most of the times once I get a blessing, I am happy, but when the situation gets tougher I get tempted to let it go and start searching for a better oppurtunity.. like for example when I am in need of a......
Not trusting the right one is as bad as trusting the wrong one..
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Not trusting the Holy Spirit is as bad as trusting the Serpent.. The first alarming message that came during my initial Christian days.. is "I am not trusting the right one".. Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Somehow due to my past experiences I had literally stopped trusting.. and I had made myself so lonely and had created a shell around me.. my heart had grown hard and I was not ready to listen to anyone.. and keep myself away from people.. i could literally not forgive even the small mistakes (today I know it is small, but then it was so big).. I used to be like everything happening in the world is nonsense.. just leave everything and only for God.. and......
Live a complete life everyday..
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Live a complete life everyday.. never leave anything incomplete or open.. Exodus 22:26 If you take your neighbor's cloak as a pledge, return it by sunset, I had the habit of postponing the things I had to do.. many tasks I ended up doing only on last due date.. and I know God and His Holy Spirit have been so good, nice and caring of me that they keep reminding me.. for what I have to do till I get it completed.. but inspite of that I run into some issues like ignoring something that is required.. being lazy to complete it.. i know my heart is saying that.. but I will be lazy to do that and the next day I will be surprised to see an issue that poped out because of something that I ignored.. James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. So I......
Keep your eyes set of the destination not the path..
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(NIV) Psalm 73:17 till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny. Keep your eyes set of the destination not the path.. as we walk, if we are looking at the path and the distance we have to walk.. we will feel tired and start questioning our capacity to complete the path.. feel like our strength is running away.. and feel like quitting and not walk forward.. but on the contrary if we are looking at the destiny, the peace and goodness which is filled in the destiny, we are excited about walking the path and reaching the destinity.. setting our eyes and focus on the destiny fills us with the energy, hope and the vigour to reach the destiny.. (NIV)Acts 14:22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many......
It takes a lifetime to be what you want to be..
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It takes a lifetime to be what you want to be.. (NIV) Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. Sometimes we feel bored about what we are doing in our lives.. our Childhood is super exciting, and our teens are ethusiastic, then get married, and have children, the enthusiasm and excitement starts decreaing.. we get so tired and frustrated about the life.. we get bored of our lifestyle, our work, our day-to-day activities, the daily routines.. we feel what am I gaining by doing this.. It happens with most people.. believers no exceptions.. we also get tired of rouines,we get tired of waiting for the Lord's coming,we get tired of people who don't believe in the Lord,we get tired of people who are not regular to the Church.. and this......
Anger is a way to correct the ones who loves me.. but..
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(NIV) Job 5:17 “Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. Anger is a way to correct the one who loves you.. BUT.. sacrifice is the way to correct the ones whom we love.. We come accross anger often in our lives.. starting from childhood.. when we do something wrong mom or dad get angry with us and they punish us.. and sometimes at school when we are not attentive the teacher gets angry at us and she/he punishes us.. at work when ouroutput is not meeting the expectations our boss gets angry with us and they punish us.. and sometimes when we are in these roles we tend to get angry.. this anger serves to be the primary source for making the people who are dependent on us or people over whom we have authority or the people who really love......
Nature teaches us to be simple..
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(NIV) Ecclesiastes 7:29 This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes.” The nature in its own calmness and beauty.. reveals God's presence deep inside our hearts.. God's love, His breath, His Holiness, His Greatness, His Majesty.. is all revealed by the nature.. Nature teaches us simplicity.. neither God created us to be in pride nor in poverty.. he created us to be who we are with our own blessings and strengths.. (NIV) Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. The mountains though mighty and strong.. they remain so calm.. with all the green trees......
Empty space in our heart..
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There is an empty space inside us.. which is inbuilt by nature and it is inevitable.. it is kind of a space where we can store what we choose to keep.. what we choose to keep in that empty space determines our lives and our blessings.. Initially to start with we don't even realize that there is an empty space inside us.. which we are filling up with garbage out of ignorance.. but when the garbage starts creating some troubles in our lives.. and it starts to create chaos in lives.. we start to clear the garbage to find the empty space.. (NIV) Matthew 12:43-44 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept......
Best of woman bring out the best of man..
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Revelation 12:1 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 2She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Though in the creation God made woman out of Man.. Later after the twist in the story where Eve is tempted to have the Fruit from the Forbidden tree by Serpent.. we see that God uses the Best of woman bring out the Best of Man. To start with the Best of woman.. it will Mother Mary.. whom was such a humble and chosen servant of God.. whom God used to bring out His own Son in the human form.. likewise looking at the other woman in the Bible. there are many best of woman who played the most important role in the Geneology of Jesus. A few of them whom I always admire are......
You are the best judge..
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You are the Best Judge.. listen to what others say.. but do what you want to do.. (NIV) 1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. Two most common mistakes we do are - not beingready to listen to what other person is saying, and the next one is doing exactly what other person is saying. But to me what works the best is to listen to what the other person is saying, but do what I think I want to do. The reason why I listen to the other person is, to ensure and validate to see if that is a message from God, and when I pray and meditate about what they said, and let the Holy Spirit guide me with what is right.Itis my action guided by the Spirit which determines what they......
Problems are like stone in water..
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Problems are like stone in water.. When a small pebble is dropped into a pond of calm water, it creates the ripples and the stone sinks inside.. and after sometime the ripples disappear and the surface of the water becomes calm once again. The problem that comes our very calm, peaceful life, it really creates some disturbances but still after sometime the problems disappear and the effect of the problems disappear and the peace and calmness in life is restored once again. (NIV) Psalm 32:6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. When a very big stone which is bigger than the height of the water is dropped into the water, the water gets displaced and the stone remains in the middle of the pond, and the......
No one can take away what is in store for me..
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No one can take away what is in store for me.. but still I will have to fight my way to reach to it.. (NIV) Proverbs 2:7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, God has His abundant love in store for each one of us. It is true that no one can take it away from us.. but still this love and blessings from Him is mysteriously stored in such a away that I have to fight my way in order to claim it. Whatever we need in our lives is all abundantly and perfectly planned for us by the Lord and is stored in Heaven by the Lord, but to get them on earth, we need to fight for it. (NIV) Isaiah 33:6 He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.......
We belong to where we do not belong..
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We belong to where we do not belong.. When I look at my life.. though I belong to this world but still I don't belong to here. This world has its claim on me and the life I lead in here, the breath that I take, the food that I eat, the clothes that I wear, the shelter that I have, the people whom I talk to, the work that I do, the relationships I have.. are from in this world. I have learnt many things from this life that I am leading on this earth, it is more like me being the clay and the world by this trials and teaching it is moulding me to be a vessel that can be used in a much better place. (NIV) 1 John 3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as......
You are who you love..
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You are whom you love.. Love has the capacity to transform us to bethe one whomwe love.. when someone loves materials.. thentheir nature, their thoughtsgets transformed to bematerialistic. Similarly, when we love a human being and surrender ourselves to them.. then slowly the love transforms us to be like them.. it is not just limited to imitating them, but slowly transforms them.. to be like them.. I have seen my very close cousins who after marriage have changed to be like their spouse.. they start speaking, thinking and acting like them. This transforming capacity of Love is something which we need to be more carefulabout.. before we choose to love and surrender ourselves.. if we surrender to the wrong person.. whenthe transformationhappens people don't even realize the sinful......
Never interpret pain as a punishment from god..
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Pain is never a punishment from God.. it just means that we have some scope to grow in God.. Pain which is part and parcel of this worldly life.. which most of the people (non-believers) have the assumption that it comes from God. Even when it comes to believers, based on the instances where God punished the Isrealites when they did the mistake, they think that pain is a way in which God punishes the sinners. Basically there are many people who accept the pain in the name of punishment from God, for their sinful nature. But when we do that many Christians forget that the very concept of accepting the pain as from God, voids (or negates)the very purpose of the death of Jesus Christ on the cross. If I start believing am suffering or going through the pains for my sins.. then it means I am......
If life is a coincidence then everything happening around is also a coincidence..
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If Life is a coincidence then everything happening around is also a coincidence.. but if life is God's plan.. then everything that is happening around in our life is God's plan.. When a situation (it can be difficult situation or an happy situation) occurs in my life, I can interpret it as either it was just a concidence or we can interpet it as God's plan. But there is a huge gap between how I can handle the stuation when I see the things in these two ways.. when I think if what happened is concidence and something that is uncontrolled, then I put myself into a chaos, where I really dont have any clue about how do I relate or think or plan to overcome the situation. But when I think of this same thing as God's plan, it really gives me the hope and the vision and the path......
It is the action and not the reason that counts..
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(NIV) James 1:19My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. It is the action and not the reason that counts.. a fight with a friend is still a fight.. and a love for an enemy is still love.. There are many people who hold on to the reasons to justify their actions. Some people get angry and they justify that anger to be with a noble cause. Some people argue and fight with their friends but still try to justify that it is a part of friendship. People don't realize it is not the reason but the action that counts. If we are fighting, not matter with whom, no matter what is the reason, it is still a fight. The same with the with love......
To obey is not a challenge..
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Obeying is not an issue to me.. the issue is to determine if I am obeying the right person. Since childhood I am used to obeying what someone says.. listen to my mom, listen to my dad, listen to whatmy friend says, listen to whatmy sister says, listen to what the teacher says..and obey it and carry out what they tell me to do. In a way it has been so easy when my life has been just listen to others and I dont really have to take any descions. I have my parents and my siblings who care for me and who know better than me.. just listen to what they say and just do.. things are in perfect control, they know how to handle things. Life was so easy and simple that time. (NIV) Genesis 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The......
Created with the hunger and thirst to grow and multiply..
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(NIV) Genesis 1:28God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Godcreatedus with the hunger and thirst to grow and multiply.. and the whole world is driven be hunger and thirst.. some for food (stomach).. for brain (knowledge).. some for pride(self).. some for love (care).. WhenI started on the Spiritualjourney.. the first expectation is thatI should renounce allmy worldy pleasures andlead a saintly life- do fasting, try hard to stay in prayer, meditate,stay away from all the worldly meetings, gathering. It is good and very nice for the spiritual growth, tillI got lonely. and lonely and felt empty and empty........
Be worried till you get bored out of it..
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To me the best way to get out of being worried is to worry so much.. and so much.. till I really get bored of it.. This works many times when I am fighting with my fears and my worries.. I usually let me self be in the worry or pain completly till the worry or pain decides to leave me.. i give my time completly to the worry or pain.. and let all possible thoughts go through me and I just hear everything out patiently and think about every possible ways and spend significant research in getting out of the pain or worry or suffering.. till I get tired and bored of what I am doing. Fewthings I do when I amdonewith my pains and suffering andworriedand decide to move away from it- I surrender to God and say that you commit entirely into His hands.. and I put my trust and know that Christ means......
Life is easy if..
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Life is easy if you are ready to bear the pains and sufferings.. (NIV) NIV 1 Peter 2:19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. We all know that this earthly life has both pains and sufferings.. and this life is an exile for us because of the sin we comitted.. so there is no point in crying about the pains and sufferings we go through.. I have always felt it works easy when you accept the mistake and go through the pains whole heartedly.. and endure it.. do not run away from it.. Accepting the mistake and seeking the forgiveness and enduring the hardships.. helps in the miraculaous healing happens in us.. Submit to Him in the state of sinfulness, painfulness.. with commitment and acceptance.. He gives us the Healing......
Cross gives us the time and oppurtunity to correct ourselves..
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By His death on the Cross, Jesus Christ has given us the time and oppurtunity to correct our wrongs. 1 Corinthian 6:19-20Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. Jesus Christ through His Blood has brought the time, grace and mercy from the Father that we are given the oppurtunity to repent, correct ourselves, to humble ourselves, walk by the word and plan, and be in harmony, communion with the Lord, and patiently wait for what is in Heaven to come down on earth. Luke 13:5-9I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went......
Like a camel entering a needle hole..
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When I think about Me in the Heaven in the Lord.. is like a Camel entering a needle hole.. Mark 10:25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” It is something that is so impossible when I think from the human perspective.. but with the Lord it is possible.. Isaiah 2:11 The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day. When I used be with my parents.. I used to be such a rebellious, stubborn, hard heartedand tough person, but as I started walking.. God did chose to refine me.. mould me.. make me so flexible and humble person.. who can adjust in very challenging situations. Christ through His mercy and the Holy Spirit He has enabled me to be......
True love is in heaven..
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Most of us know that True Love is in Heaven.. but the challenge is to bring it down on earth.. Colossians 1:5 the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel It would have been impossible to get true love on earthwithout Jesus Christ.. because Lord Jesus Christhave given us the hope and way for God's love it can be manifested on earth.. 1 John 5:1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. Through His sacrifice on the cross.. He opened the doors for the True Love of God to flow from Heaven to Earth.. He taught us the language of forgiveness, compassion and sacrifice, which goes beyond any human capacity.......
God has given me a tough land to plough..
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God has given me a tough land to plough.. 1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them - yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. When I look back on the path I traversed, I will need to accept that it has not been so easy. May be because I have comparatively been a very tough person, and God really brought excellent people in my life who are equally tough spiritually so that I really understand the Love of God and His care for me. I frequently hear people tell me "You are a tough person", "Your are a tough cookie." etc., Revelation 2:2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those......
As i explore the world..
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As I explore the world.. I really feel thankful to the Lord and the people He planned in my life to support me.. Hebrews 11:15-16 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country - a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. As part of my job I keep moving from one place to another, and it is a blessing that God has always helped me to be wherever I want to be and do my best. Also the people whom have been there to teach me, guide me, hold me, and support me. In a way He is like a father saying His child, do it with confidence, I will help you if something goes wrong. I will hold you, I am watchful of what you are doing. You are......
As i wait to sleep..
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As I wait to sleep like a baby in my Mother's arm.. Psalm 5:3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. As I was waiting to fall asleep.. I realized that no matter how desperatly I wait for the sleep to come.. it has to be all comfortable.. calm and quiet.. it takes it own time to come.. and when it comes I don't realize when it came and when I went to sleep.. it I wake up in the morning.. and the sleep leaves me in the morning.. Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. James 5:7 Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. I feel........
There is no reason to fight..
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Everything is given to me already through the sacrifice of the Lord on the Cross, there is no reason why I should fight. When I sit back and think about the promises I have from the Cross - Healing, Protection, every need and necessity, Forgiven, Holy Spirit, Love of God, Salvation along with a Home in Heaven. In short whatever I need for this life and after is all given to me already. If everything is already been given to me then what is the reason for me to fight? Colossians 2:14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been......
Postive attitude and thoughts is a way of resisiting devil..
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Psalm 20:5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. When our victory has already been won on the cross, then it really makes it more meaningful that we have the positive attitude and thoughts. Instead of letting the negative thoughts and doubts penetrate into our minds and letting themturn into fear and thenstruggling them in the form of dearms etc., it better to hold on to the positive results from the very begining. Psalm 60:12 With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies. I know in the past, when I was not in Christ, there have been instances where I have tried to be positive, trusting on unknown, but then failing. But now, when I am in Christ I need not fear the negative, I......
Trust makes us strong.. doubt makes us weak..
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1 Corinthians 4:2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. During my so many years of ups and downs in working with so many people, I have learnt that one key thing "Trust" is something that makes people feel good about working with us. When I dont trust them with my heart, though I don't tell them, the consequences of the relationship is not good. It is not a long standing project or relationship. There used to be a time when I used to find it so hard to trust others, thereason being my difficulties in my personal life. Things were becoming more and more difficult to me. I don't trust others and so I was unable to have good relationships / friendshipwith others. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes,......
From where do problems come into our lives..
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Most of the time in my life is spent on resolving the problems that arise, sometimes there is an issue with my accomodation, or with my roommate, or with my project, or with my body, or with the weather, or with the commute, or with something else. On an average in my day almost 80%of the time is spent on resolving the existing problems. I wonder from where the problems arise, why can't things be how it has to be? Why are there Choas? Why would it rain exactly on the day when I miss to take my umbrella? Why would things mess-up? When I do a deep dive - I can saythe reasonislaziness, carelessness, ignorance, sinfulness.. etc., Job 3:20-26 “Why is light given to those in misery, and life to the bitter of soul, to those who long for death that does not come, who search for it more......
Where i started is.. where i want to be..
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In my life, there are many instances where I feel.. I am marching towards is same as where I started.. I started my Journey in Heaven.. I look forward to returning backto Heaven.. with my Hope in My Lord.. I started my life as a Kid with so much joy, trust, love and care..today I need the Lord in my life.. so that I get the same joy, trust, love and care.. I had all these blessing with me by default.. but satan tricked.. and he came in so many ways and forms.. and hid many things away from my life.. but with my hope and faith in the Lord.. I keep marching towards the destiny where Jesus Christ through His blood on the Cross is going to make everything perfect and fine. Colossians 1:19-20 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all......
Difficult paths prepare us for the best..
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We travel Difficult paths in life a preparation for the Best.. like how gold is refined in the Hot furnace, so it becomes purified. Lord Jesus Christ allows difficult paths in our lives so that are ready for the Best thing that is coming up. Trusting in the Lord and crossing the desert of trials and tribulations helps us to see the land of Victory and belonging. When we pass through these difficulties we call on to the Lord and we feel His presence, more closely with us. God makes us leaders through these experiences. Hebrews 12:7 Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? Malachi 3:1-4 “I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his......
If you want to fly..
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Psalm 55:4-8My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. I would flee far away and stay in the desert; I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.” Isaiah 60:8 “Who are these that fly along like clouds,like doves to their nests? If you want to fly.. dare to spread out your wings.. God will teach you fly.. Most of the times we seem to be stopped by our capacity.. we need to take the initiative to walk beyond our safe and comfort zone.. into the zone of challenges.. and sometimes it may seem that our life is totally beyond our own control. We need to say to God "God I dare to come......
If you want to be for others..
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If we want to be for others.. we have to be strong.. else we will wait and keep others waiting as well. Most of the time, I would want to help others, and there are many friends who will want to help me. The issue is not with the willingness to help, the issue is with the strength to help. As Jesus Christ said "Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." The painful part is, not many are willing to overcome the weakness of flesh. 1 John 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? But there are a few people who really take pains to overcome the weakness of the flesh, go beyond their inherent limitations to carry out the willingness of the Spirit. They are the chosen few from the crowd who listen to the voice of the Lord and walk in......
Challeges pass by us.. but we remain unmoved (untouched)
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Hebrews 6:10-11 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you When we are deeply rootedin faith in Christ, we remain unaffected though there may be challenges and difficulties. This was a very nice thing that the Lord proved to me in the most recent days. I moved to a new place and a new project. But I had to wait for a time of 3 weeks till the project gets signed off and I can be sure that I can conitnue. This was a time which was so challenging. My heart was going......
I can do this.. because he is in me..
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Our ability to endure hardships, our patience. our perseverance, our righteousness changes once we start being in Christ. We can do this only because He is inside me. Without Him.. Romans 15:5 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, Though the situation seems so difficult.. Iam confident ofenduring it and crossing over it.. without Him I would Have given up long back. Since He is in me.. He gives me the same endurance as Him on the cross.. He given me the strength to bear the sufferings and pains and walk past it.. He gives me the strength to take the blame and fight for someone else.. He gives me the strength to sacrifice my comfort for the benefit of others.. He gives me the strength to walk through......
Holiness is beautiful
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Psalm 3:4 I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Psalm 11:4 The Lord is in his holy temple; the Lord is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them. When I look at life in its Holiness it is so beautiful, pure, calm, peaceful. But Sin is dirty, messy and chaotic. Most of the times I am sitting in the Church and thinking about the dirt, and mess, instead of meditiating on the Holiness of the Lord. PSalm 96:9-10Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Being in Christ, Holiness comes to us in the form of the Holy Spirit. If we still continue to......
Best prayers come from the poor heart..
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Zephaniah 3:12 But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the Lord. The most beautiful thing in God's creation and righteousness, is the best prayers come from the most poor heart. The poor heart knows the thirst for the Lord and it always dwells in the nearness of the Lord, it always wants to be in His shield and presence, it knows the most beautiful prayers. In it poverty and loneliness, God chooses to dwell with it. He makes His home with it. He cares for it and guides its ways. He is Happy to be be with it, to speak to it. He prepares them for the eternal dwelling, where they (poor heart) live with Him in eternity. Psalm 22:26 The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him - may your hearts live......
With commitment everything falls into place..
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When weare commited to completing an activity, or comittied to a relationship, we put our complete Heart into the activity and try our best to hold on to it, even to the point till death. The commitment which we have towards God makes a lot of difference in our life. This commitment makes us better people and gives us the strength to hold on to the vision and the Lord and the Holy Spirit. It is the commitment that we have towards the Lord which makes us better people. It is the commitment that we have for the Lord which emables us to carry pur cross and wlk behind Him. It is the commitment towards Him which makes us obey His commandments. It is our commitment to Him which makes us Love others and care for others. If not our commitment we will be no more. There is no price for this......
Be united and pray with confidence..
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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. In this life where we see so much sickness, hurdles and problems every day in every individual. It is so important that we stay united in Christ and pray confidently to the Lord. Though the times of toubles make us loose faith and confidence, we need to hold on to the faith and confidence. I saw an email on a diagonized tumor(stage 3) for one of my friend's relative. Under these circumstances we immediatly tend to lose hope and we try thinking all negatives. But being in Christ we need to stop all the negatives and we need to gain back our strength and focus and be united with Him and our fellow members and pray for the healing of the sick. It......
Though i know my capacity.. god has to prove that to the world
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1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. If God has allowed this situation in my life, it means God has given me the strength to walk beyond that as well. He know our capacity and our faith in Him. Accroding to the faith, He will lead us into circumstances through which His name will be glorified. Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. In order to know the difference between a temptation and destination, we need to seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit.Being a Shepherd David if were to think it is a temptation to be a......
My enemy is inside me..
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Micah 7:8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. It is a wierd way to start my this year with the Blog "My enemy is inside me". Many of us miss to realize that we are born with the enemy inside us. Till the point we know Christ and start following Him, we are directed by the enemy. Any image other than Jesus Christ is the enemy. The image can be non-existence of God (abyss), idol, self, materialism, image of any human. Till we reach the stage in life where we are in harmony with the image of Christ, enemy gets the oppurunity to lead us. Psalm 13:2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Even now, I know there are......
Submissive works.. rebellious backfires..
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I know it so well that Christ wants me to be submissive to the Will of God, and as a Christian I am commitied to being submissive to the Will of God. I try hard to adhere to it. I will have to admit that it is not so easy, submissive does not refer to the virtual submission, but it refers to the real submission, to every situation in our life (be it good or bad), submissive to every descision, submissive to every person (parents, preachers, elders, managers, leaders). It is not so simple task, I always tend to rebel, then later I submit to all these trusting in the Lord, with the Hope that He is not going to let me down. Hebrews 5:7 During the days of Jesus' life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he......
Search for the best in the midst of the worst..
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Sometimes I get caught up in special situations where I feel, if I am really walking (progressing) with the Holy Spirit or am I just standing (refusing to move).Sometimes when the situations become so difficult I feel, if I am swimmig or drowning. It is like - on the boat we have come to the middle of the sea and now the boat in which we were is not able to support us. Now challenge is to Hold on to the Holy Spirit, Am I going to drown or swim? Based on all my skills I know I might potentailly drown, but it is only my faith in Him that can make me Swim across and reach the destiny. I need the strength to swim holding on to the spirit, rather than drown. I need the strength to walk and talk in spirit, rather than to fall. Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer,......
Everyone wants to be leaders, let us be servants..
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Asa manager in the sofware industry, I usually interact with so many people, the developers who report to me, my clients and the business users who provide me the requirements, everyday we deal with lots of escalations, issue, problems. When I see the issues and the people problems we face at work, it is mostly because everyone wants to be leaders. Starting from freshers to the Business users everyone want to be leaders, no one wants to listen or take directions. Everyone wants to give directions. Everyone wants to be the boss.At home, again the same issue kids to grand parents, everyone wants to be the boss. Matthew 20:25-28Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.Not so......
Only my god can do this for me..
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Psalm 40:5 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. There are many things (in reality everything)in my life, which I can say "Only My God can Do this for me", no other human being can do this for me except for my God. Sometimes I feel like a baby who say my dad can do this, when I feel My God only can do this. When I look at How God brought Israelites out of Egypt, with so much spelendor and majesty. I feel like saying only my God can do this. When I look at How God guided King David to build the Kingdom and how He saved David from his enemies, I feel only My God can do this. When I look at the prophets and Apostles and their works of......
It is not the world but we have to change..
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When I initially came to know Christ, I thought, now things around me will all change, people will change and it is going to be a totally new world. I thought people will listen to me because Spirit of God is talking to me. But then it did not take me long to realize, it is a long way to go, it is not so easy and straighforward. I am in a world where everyone is talking to the Spirit. Everyone seems to know the truth, the fact is people are not ready to live by the truth. But thenslowly I realized, the world is still the same and it is I who has to change. Romans 1:18-25The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it......
God's gift of life - jesus
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When the earth was barren and it had no life in it, God made the Light and brought life into the world, Genesis 1:1-5In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning - the first day. When the earth was filled with pains, sinfulness andsufferings, God send His only Son, Jesusto bring in the salvation. Jeremiah 3:21-23A cry is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of......
God is really listening to me..
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The very first time, when I realized God is really listening to my heart and responding back to me, I felt so amazed, shocked and surprised. I really felt I am so Blessed and God loved me so much. I felt so special. I felt, this is all what I will ever need in my life. My most best and valuable treasure. That experience marked the begining of my relationship with God. 1John 5:15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. I realized God is listening to me, because Iwas doing His will. When I stepaway from His will, thingsstarted going wrong. When I am not aligned with His will my decisions are not correct. SoI was desperate to knowHis will, so that I can be in alignment with it, so that Ican have my relationship with......
Jesus - santified everything we need.
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Genesis 1:1-4In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. When this world came into being with the Light, the Water, Plants, Fish, Wine, Man, Woman as part of creation, but none of these were Holy. But with Jesus all thesetransformed to being part of the His Kingdom. Jesus's life on earth not only limited the Holy transformationof Man, but also allthat He needs. (Holy Man) By His Love (Spirit), He made a Holy version of Man. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that......
Grief of the lord turned into victory on the cross..
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Meditating on how much the Lord Grieves over the sins of the mankind, since the time of Creation, and how His grief turned into Joy and Victory over the Cross. (Lord's grief over the disobedience of Adam and Eve) Genesis 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” (Lord's Grief over the Sin of Cain) Genesis 4:10 The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. (Lord's Grief over the Sins of the Mankind) Genesis 6:6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. (Lord's grief over the sins of Israelites) Isaiah 63:10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against......
Geting used to living with the thorn
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Initially when I started with Christ, and whenever I get to the Book of Job or any verse from it, I used to say I dont think I will ever be able to stand such sufferings and pains. But as time passed, I realized that being in Christ, learn to live with the Thorn rather than trying to fight it or run away from it. 2 Corinthians 12:6-8Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say,or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. Thorn takes us more closer to the Lord -......
How do i make someone understand that my god lives?
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One of my friends at work asked me about my God, andShe said "I know that they put Jesus to deathon the cross, but why do you regard Him as yourGod?"Itwas a moment of realization for methat people don't understand that "My God Lives". Acts 1:3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. How do I make her understand, that "He Lives". Psalm 18:46-48The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior! He is the God who avenges me, who subdues nations under me, who saves me from my enemies. My God is different and He lives with me (Holy Spirit). He is always there to guide me and guard me. He has given me a......
Never try to hide disobediance behind satanic..
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Romans 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. We often get tempted to go to a forbidden place, or say a Forbidden word or to do something that is Forbiddden. After we yield to the temptation we try to justify what we did and try to blame someone or something. We are reluctant to accept our own fault of being disobedient and try to say that as Satanic. We should always keep in mind that though Satan brings in Temptations and Doubts into our heart, it is our duty and responsibility to stand strong (in the strength of the Cross)and not to yield (act by)to Temptations and Doubts. Eve yields to doubt, and blames the Serpant: When Serpant put in doubt into Eve's heart,......
How tiny i am in this universe..
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When I compare myself with the vastness of this big world and Universe, I can really sense how tiny I am. But still God has blessed us with such an amazing Grace of His Love on the Cross, and His Spirit, so that we are able to admire the wonders of His creation. Psalm 8:1 - 4 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? Looking at the Majesty of the Lord, I just admire how much He gave me to make me (a tiny being)......
Called to walk beyond human capacity..
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Psalm 96:13 Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness. Psalm 39:5You have made my days a mere handbreadth; the span of my years is as nothing before you. Everyone is but a breath, even those who seem secure. Our Lord gives us the strength to walk beyond our capacities. He calls us, reveals His plans for us and leads us to our destiny- a the place that is far beyond what we can think of. By Faith we are called to be the living testimonies of the God's Love for His people. Romans 8:19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Colossians 1:15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 1) God......
Last will be first..
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Matthew 20:16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” I don't recollect how this verse came to mymind for meditationa few weeks back. I was thinking what does it mean by Last will be First.Which isappropriate - is itto be the last or to be the first? Where should I befirst? Where should I be last?So manyquestions were running inside me.. trying to understand where should I best position myself andhow should I be? No Answer. Then I was looking at people praying and were so enthusiastic in being filled with the spirit. I was thinking.. did He meanone hastobe seatedcalm andquietso that He will come and fill them, rather than be enthusistic to be filled with the spirit, andmake big banners about serving the Lord and all other stuffs..? No answer. Againmy thought......
In the love of christ - right and wrong is dynamic.
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Before I came into Christ and started to follow Him, the feeling of being right or wrong, being good or bad, being gifted or punished, used to dominate my thoughts and my decision process. But now after being in Christ, and after getting the deeper understanding of His sacrifice and His love for us, I get the realization, that a person being good and bad is so dynamic, and not static. Isaiah 59:20 The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the Lord. Luke 5:32 I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Luke 24:45-47 Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness......
Sufferings caused by ignorance..
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When I see the lives of people around and my own life in the past, I realize how much suffering could have been (and could be) eliminated by seeking the wisdom. In short, when I look back (even today) my wisdom is the ignorant part which I can keep feeding (bringing to light) for eternity (with the help of the Holy Spirit). There is a long list of Ignorance - To start with Ignorance in taking care of my Health, only after I fall into sickness I get the enlightment to search to find out what went wrong and what is the right food to keep me healthy. Same goes with mind - wrong friend, wrong books, and after the mind goes out of control, into the deep pit and loneliness, then again learn and find the way to keep that in order. Ephesians 4:17-23 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the......
It is a call to share the blessing..
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Though I know that my calling is not so easy.. to follow Him is.. to be pure and Holy.. to leave the worldly comforts and to come into His shelter.. we need to carry the cross and follow Him.. no matter how difficult the path is just keep following Him no turning back.. to crucify my sins (my flesh) on the cross with Him.. to preach and live the Truth of Gospel in this world.. to keep away from the sins.. to love and forgive the sinful people around.. and Pray for their well being.. and to care for the sick and the suffering.. to be patient.. not to be anxious.. to be filled with the Holy Spirit.. to meditate on the cross.. to be prayerful and to be always united (meditating) with the cross.. to read the word of God.. to live the Gospel.. to be cautious of Satan.. not to be lazy.. always......
Habit of paying before meals
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1 Corinthians 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Romans 14:6 He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. I was not brought up with the habit of praying (thanking God) before having food. About 5yrs back i suddenly felt I will have to pray before everytime I havefood. But what happened was the minute I see the food I would start eating, and would remember that I forgot to pray. I used to try hard, but still I kept forgetting. I just could not get to the habit of praying before meals. Then one day, during one for my dialin prayer meetings, I asked them to pray for it. I told them that I have......
Wisdom (intellect) is to actionize the will of god..
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As a human being,it was always a challenge to me bring in harmony betweentwo super active parts in my body, my heart and my brain. All other organs I feel their presence only when I have any pain, but these two they are always a problem. Anything tempting my heart will immediatly start speak, dream, desire,argue, cry, and the story goes on.Anything not good ornot right or not correct my brain will questionit, value,search, try to understand it. As I grew up, frequentlyI ran into conflicts between my heart and my brain. There happens to be a power struggle between the heart and brain, who ever is stronger wins. Sometimes heart (emotions) and sometimes brain (values / principles). Amazingly, in Christ they both really learnt to coexist, when my heart works on seeking the will of God, my......
Battle between visions and fears.
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Ezekiel 12:21-23 The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, what is this proverb you have in the land of Israel: 'The days go by and every vision comes to nothing'? Say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to put an end to this proverb, and they will no longer quote it in Israel.' Say to them, 'The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled. Most of the times I stand in situations where I am fighting between my visions and my fears. Visions are what God has planned for me, and Fears come in when I move away from the Lord into fears of loosing track of my vision. Sometimes it happens that with the Fears, Satan totally blocks our connection to our visions. It is very tough and it feels as though I have lost my purpose and the vision.......
Firm hands to serve him..
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Exodus 14:13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 2 Chronicles 20:17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.'” Last Saturday I was so busy shifting all my things to a different apartment. I was carrying big bags and boxes up and down the stairs. I knew my Hands were carrying stuffs more than their capacity, but still God gave me the strength to do it. I was wondering, why am I doing all these, carrying all these heavy items and going......
Calling him from the depths of heart..
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Calling the Lord from the depths of my Heart is such a Blessing. Most of the people have a very shallow relationship with God. It is only a very few people who are blessed to have a continued relationship with Him from the depths of their Heart. Some people have a deep relationship with the Lord occasionally but then move to shallow relationship. Not sure what to say, may be that is what people choose. Unless people reach the depths of their Hearts they cannot taste the goodness of Him. But still many people are happy with their shallow relationship and the benefits they get from it. It is their choice. Lamentations 3:55I called on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit. Psalm 61:2From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is......
When you have authority.. you don't have to wrestle..
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When I meditate on the Gospel and the power Name of Jesus, I used to wonder how the Apostles and Saints manage to drive away the Evil one with a couple of words. But I see people around me usually sitting and praying and crying to the Lord to get away from the evil one. But still it feels as though the evil one still remains in its place, sometimes it goes away temporarily and then seems to return. People seem to be wrestling hard to let go the evil one. I am sometime wonder if people are holding the evil one or if the evil one is holding them. I guess it is mutual. Anyways, my focus is on the Apostle and saint who drive away the evil one with a word in the name of Jesus. Mark 6:7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.......
Faith is not about killing your self..
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When I say Faith is not about Killing your self.. I don't mean to say that we are not crucified with Christ.. There is a difference between Killing and "Being Crucified with Christ." When it comes to Killing it refers to hate and kill thevery existence of the inner being. Being crucified in Christ, refers to willingly put your sinful part only to death with the hope of resurrection, so that the good (Christ) part lives in me. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. Ephesians 2:10For we are God's handiwork,created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do. Some......
Do i have to forgive god?
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Luke 22:31-32 “Simon, Simon, Satan has askedto sift all of you as wheat.But I have prayed for you,Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” God knows everything that is happening in our lives, and even Satan comes to test us with His permission. But sometimes when we fear that we have failed, it hurts a lot and we start asking God for why He allowed it to Happen in our lives? Job 1:9-12 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedgearound him and his household and everything he has?You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has,and he will surely curse you to your face.”......
Loving the burning bush..
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To Love the Lord is not so easy and simple. (We know it because we are doing it.) To bear His Spirit in our Hearts is like Holding a fire inside my Heart. Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Hebrews 1:7In speaking of the angels he says, “He makes his angels spirits,and his servants flames of fire.” To Walk His way is like moving the mountain. Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. To do the duties for Him is to be the most humblest servant to the whole world. To......
Like a school kid waiting for dad to take me home..
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In school days, my morning starts usually dull and sluggish, with a long day to go, with so many new subjects to be learnt, with tests, and grades. Slowly as the day passes by, though it feels I have managed to learn most of it, to get some grades in the subjects. As the clock starts nearing the end of day, start feelingtired and think of wanting to gohome. Desperately waiting for the School to get over. I am peeping at the clock to see when will the schoolbe over and I can get out of the class. Now when I get out of the class, and now I need to wait for someone to take me Home. Now this is the most complex part. Personally, sometimesthe anxiousness whilewaiting seemed terrible to me. Sometimes when all my friends have left me and I am the only one standing there. But still keep waiting......
Unchanging god in the changing world..
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My work environment is usually too dynamic and keeps changing, with respect to finances, resources, people, requirements, leadership, directions andgoals. They all keep changing so fast.When we try to look at the resources we have changes in people, and when we focus on people we have changesin leadership, and when we have leadership stable we have issues with finances, and keeps going on.I always used to tell my managers this has lots of moving parts and it is always so difficult to keep track of everything. It sometimes seems so crazy the way things change. There was a point when I totally gave up running behind these moving parts and started focusing on the Lord. Psalm 102:25-28In the beginningyou laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavensare the work of your hands. They will......
Good memories are stronger than the bad ones..
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In my life, there was a time when things were going wrong and all that I had remaining in life was bad and painful memories. It was totally not in my control. But then with lots of Prayers, and by the Grace of the Lord, I did manage to get some good memories. To my surprise holding on these good memories, i can see that the bad memories are slowly fading and the good memories are building up. I can see that as I hold on to God and keep holding on to the good things and good memories, it kind of keeps building the good memories. Though it really takes a long time to come out of all the bad memories, but still with the guidance of Lord, it not something that is impossible. Bad memories used to have very bad impact on my identity, and the way I appear to others. It makes me feel disconnected......
Story of love and sacrifice on the cross.
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The story about theLove of the father and the sacrifice of His Beloved son is written on the cross.Jesus has given us this marvelously amazing story of Love and Sacrifice for us to Believe in. When I look at the cross and the story of Lovewritten in it, I feel how blessed am I to be able to taste the most loving care of the Lord, looking at what He has done on the cross, I will forever be able to say that He loves me so much that He will never be angry with me, He loves me so much thatHe will ever punish me, He loves me so much thatHe can never let me go away from Him,He loves me so much that He will always keep me safe, I need not fear any harm as long as I am. It is such a nice story of the relationship between the HolyFather and the most Obedient Son. John 1:1-2 In the beginning was......
Jesus name above all names.
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Philipians 2:9-11 Therefore God exalted himto the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Few years back in one of my fellowship meetings, one person gave us the testimony of how she was able to overcome the battle she was facing at her work, by praying "Jesus name above all names". She told us she touched every object in the office and prayed "Jesus name above all names". The miracle of the name Jesus worked and her job was secured. Acts 19:17When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus......
Hold to the permanent as the temporary fades..
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1 Corinthians 15:37-38When you sow, you do not plant the body that will be, but just a seed, perhaps of wheat or of something else.But God gives it a body as he has determined, and to each kind of seed he gives its own body. We were born as babies.. slowly we grewup to kids.. then to teens..then to adult.. thento old person.. then let go the physical body.. As I look at the changing phases.. there is something temporary which I have beencontinuosly letting go so far and there is something permanant which we are continuously holding.. this physicallife so far I have never been Permanent, it all been temporary.. and it has always been going forward to progress further.. rather than to hold on and stop. It is like a cycle of Harvest. Lifedoes not stop, it keeps going on (Birth and Death). 1......
My groom is always watching me
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When I speak to friends who have the habit of living an indisciplined life, I say them, imagine - what if the person whom you are going to marry is here and is watching you. How will he/she be able to love you prefectly. According to me, the same logic is applicable for me, and my groom is watching me all the time. I have to make sure that I am acceptable to Him and He is happy to see what I am doing, How I present my self to the people (as His own), How do I treat His people, am I happy to be His own? My groom does not stop with just looking, when I get into any situations where I dont know how to handle, He is there to provide me His guidance, He is there the protect me from dangers, He hold me safe as I walk, He provides me all my needs, He fills me with His Joy and His Love and His......
This is the story of you and your god..
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This story is not about me and my parents or my spouse or my siblings or my children. This story is only between me and my God. In Christ we have a personal relationship with God, which comes with the Baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit. This is a commitment betweenthe individual and the Lord. This commitment is from either side, we as individuals' commit to follow Jesus and He as our Lord promises our protection and confirms our place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Luke 12:36like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. I am listening to my God's words; my Godhears my prayers This relationship with God which we hold is not unidirectional communication,it is bidirectional. I listen......
Don't under estimate god - his strength - his love
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Isaiah 40:26Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Most common mistake I have seen many people including medo, is to under estimate God. We underestimate both His Love and also His Power. Jeremiah 10:6No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power. Daniel 2:37Your Majesty, you are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; I would say, I started my lifeunder estimating His power, assuming that I amin total control of my life. I have authority over my life. I can do what I love to do, I can plan my life based on my convenience, I can......
Overcoming the influences of accidents
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One of my collegues who is going through some difficult phase in his personal life, was telling me "When some incidents (accidents) happen in life then this mind keeps going into thoughts and depression". In life we face accidents which happens suddenly, unexpectedly and changes our life. There is no reason or anyone responsible or any human who has control over such accidents. Most times we feel just one chance to take away that incident or that moment from life, my life would have been much better. Jesus through His cross has given us the chance to recover from the losses of accidents and to be complete and perfect again. John 9:1-3 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born......
Through cross jesus has given us the oppurtunity to be good
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Though His death on the Cross, Jesus Christ has given us the opportunity to be good. Before I was transformed in Christ,my nature was full of frustration, arguments, agony, pain, hatred.I know my sinful nature and my potential to do whatever is required to protect myself. I am not exception to anybody else in this world who is called a sinner. If not for Jesus, I am nothing but a sinner. But Jesus through His death on the cross, has provided me the opportunity to be righteous and to be good. It is because of Him I am good. People look at me as a good person,because I choose Him and He chose me. Otherwise I don't think there is any possibility that I would have been able walk the path of righteousness and goodness. Psalm 119:66-67 Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your......
Obsessed.. no.. no..
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Obsessed is one term which scares me to death. It took me many years to really realize what this obsessed meant and what it is doing in people's life. I realized that there are many people who are obsessed about their either successor failure or something or someone or faith. They don't realize that they are hurting others. 2 Samuel 13:2Amnon became so obsessed with his sister Tamar that he made himself ill. She was a virgin, and it seemed impossible for him to do anything to her. Acts 26:11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. I was so obsessed with persecuting them that I even hunted them down in foreign cities. (Before I knew Jesus) Being a very weak person (both body and mind) and I used to be a......
God.. i live for you..
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It feels good to Live this life for the Lord. Else, living this life for myself is too much a burden for me to carry. Had there been no God, I would have literally stopped living. I am no way moving anywhere in the darkness and pitfalls. (Without Him) When I think of living a life for my own desires, and finally end up in the grave leaving everything, craving for all my desires and missing whatever I earned in my life. There will not abe anyone whom I trusted - the person whom I married, or the person whom I gave birth or the people who brought forth my birth or my friends. I will not have anything I earned in this world - my house, my car, my things, my jewellery and many more. My own body which I have nurtured, ate so much food, worked day and night to feed it, did heavy exersices to......
Isolated and united
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It feels like I started running a race which everyone was running and all of a sudden I stopped running it, as I felt that this is not for me. 2 Timothy 3:1-5But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. (Isolated from the World)I see people who started with me, in the race were going past me and ahead of me. I cannot get myself to run the race. I am far behind them and isolated.......
Don't hide from your lawyer.
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As Christians, the truth of the Judgment is not any secret or something unknown. We all know that this life has a purpose and in the endwe will all be judged by Him. And given the weaknesses we have in flesh, most of usrealizethat it is not soeasy to fight our temptations and to be part of His Kingdom. These last days are filled with lots of Challenges and we have to stand firm in our Faith to reach the destiny. We have to stand as a testimony to Jesus till the last. John 14:15-17 “If you love me, keep my commands.And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever - the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Welcome the......
The serenity prayer
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Whenever we face a mountain in our life - we have the question - God do you want me to cross the mountain or move the mountain? In Christ we cando both. We have the authority to move the mountain (and) the strength to cross the mountain. It is through our wisdom we choose the path to take. We have to ensure that the path we take is aligned with the Will of God. We should try not move the mountain that is for crossing as perthe will of God(or) try to cross the mountain which we have to move by will of God. The life we have chosen in Christ is not a life of comfort and luxury, but instead is a life of hardships and challenges for the sake of Gospel, Strength to Acceptand EndureHardships for the sake of the Gospel In flesh, we get more tempted to runaway from hardships, rather than toface it......
Climbing the holy mountain.
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As I was looking at "Holy Mountain" on which the Lord dwell.I thought - if I have to meet the Lord (who dwells on the mountain) I have to climb up, or the Lord has to come down. Neither of this is happening, I am still in the ground and He is in the mountain, but still how can I be with the Lord? Psalm 15:1-5(This is one of the PsalmsI hold close to me heart) Lord, who may dwell in your sacred tent? Who may live on your holy mountain? The one whose walk is blameless, who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from their heart; whose tongue utters no slander, who does no wrong to a neighbor, and casts no slur on others; who despises a vile person but honors those who fear the Lord; who keeps an oath even when it hurts, and does not change their mind; who lends money to the......
As we hold the medicine..
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From childhood till today we have taken so many medications, just to list down a few I have taken flu, cold, cough, infection, vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency, calcium, antibiotics etc., Though I have taken these medications, but I have never been felt happy about taking the medication, I have alway been filled with hatred for my sickness, hatred for my weakness, hatred for the situation of helplessness. I did not have the wisdom to think, what this medicine is going to do to me. It is going to correct the mistakes I did, I have been missing out on my diet somewhere, or I have not been taking the proper precautions for keeping my immunity. But still irrespective of whether I really understand what the medicine is going to do to me or I hold any value or attention to medicine, the......
Someone beyond our fears..
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Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. In most of the situations in our life we need someone who stands beyond our fears, Fear has kind of becomean integral part of ourlife. To most of us, as we grew we have the experience of losing something or someone we love the most. Now, when another person or thing comes to take the same place. The love and the passion is replaced with fear of losing, which stops us from being complete. We always needs God's help to keep us safe from the fear. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. Isaiah 54:4 “Do not be afraid;you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace;you will not be......
Be where you want to be..
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Be where you want to be.. God gives me the strength to be where I want to be.. In the past, there used to be days.. when I used to start my day with missing my bus.. running late to work.. getting back home tired.. being swamed with a mess of backlogs.. but God has guided me to hold His Hands and given me the strength to be where I want to be..Starting with the daily routine.. I continue being where I what to be.. starting from when want tobe at the bus stop.. when I want to be at work.. when I want to be back home.. when I want to be in Church.. when I want to write.. when I want to be by myself.. God is making me perfect to ensure that I am able to be where I want to be.. (There's a Right Time for Everything) Ecclesiastes 3:1There's an opportune time to do things, a right time......
Moving away from out of control to being in authority
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I was discussing to my collegue about some issuethat was really stressing him out in the project.. and He said it really feels difficult.. when you know know exactly what is wrong and how it can be fixed.. but still you cannot correct it because it is not in our control.. Psalm 144:1 Praise be to the Lord my Rock,who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Devil's Authority In our lives there are many problems for which we know exactly what is the solution and what is the ideal, best and how to make it perfect.. but still things are not under our control.. 1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. Fighting the Devil with own (human) Strength Under these circumstances..people try keep things perfect (under......
When did you last cry to the lord..
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I cry to the Lord very often.. it is atleast weekly once.. i always have some reason or some pain which makes me cry.. usually I dont find time to cry during the weekdays and so it all gets stacked up for the weekend.. Saturday morning when I really get some additional time to sleep is when it all starts.. whatever mistakes, fights, frustrations, pains I have acquired during the weekwill all come out in the form of tears and cry.. after I cry I get up and continue my regular tasks.. sometimes if I am deeply hurt I cry before I go to sleep. But I never cry in public or in front of others or in Prayer meetings.. I used to initially think that crying comes out of hopelessness, and I have to be a person of hope and so I will not cry.. but then after sometime I stopped fighting with it and i......
Being christ to others..
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Yesterday after thefellowship worship and message, we had the ministry time where we were asked to hold the next person's hand and listen to the music of"The Prayer of Saint Francis"..Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace... I was holding one person with my right hand and the other person with my left. The person whom I was holding on in my right hand had a fractured leg.. the person whom I was holding on in the right I had spoken to her sometime before the meeting started. The music andprayer started.. I closed my eyes..I had deep compassion for both of them.. slowly..I could see Christ (Divine Mercy Image) standing exactly in the place I was standing.. and I was so happy that God has helped me be the Christ to them.. but God did not stop there.. He taught me.. the......
Fearful vs. coward
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Revelation 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars - they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” This is one of the Bible verses that helps me keep a close watch on my fear to the extent that it does not make me a Coward. The Cowards are treated the same asthe unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars. As human beings fear is an inseparable part of our life, Psalm 139:14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Being made with fear,it is important that we understand the good things that are......
Eat well, sleep well..
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One reason why I know God loves me so muchis.. inspite of all the chaos going around in the world, I would write a blog which says "Eat well, Sleep well.."I love God so much that no matter what chaos goes around in my life.. I always pray God.. "God please give me the strength so that I can eat well and Sleep well". God never lets His People Starve.. Psalm 34:10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Blessing from God to Human Race during the time of creation.. Genesis 1:29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. God's Blessing After the floods, Genesis 9:3Everything that lives and moves about will......
Share the gospel
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Oppurtunity to share theGospel with people is something for which I keep praying about.(Mark 16:15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach thegospel to all creation.) St.Thomas came to India to preach the Gospel,just doing a simple math, it should have been roughly around 2000yrs since the Gospel was first proclaimed there. Inspite of so many ministers who workto proclaim the Gospeland so many people praying for the peopleto be saved,it is only 3% of the total Indian population who are Christians.This truthisnot only limited to India but also applicable to many other nations. People think their spiritual eyes are open, but the don't understand how spiritually blind they are. Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their......
Prepare the field for harvest.
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As we prepare for the coming of the Lord, below are the baby steps I took to prepare for the Harvest season, Step 1:Leave theIgnorance Isaiah 45:20 “Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations. Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save. Step 2:Try toUnderstand the nature Ecclesiastes 8:16-17 When I applied my mind to know wisdom and to observe the labor that is done on earth - people getting no sleep day or night - then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it. Step 3: Seek Justice Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the......
God who fights for me..
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HIM What a Blessing is it to have a God who fights for us.. (2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.) WE What a Blessing is it to praise God who fights for us..(1 Chronicles 16:36 Praise be to the Lord , the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.Then all the peope said “Amen” and “Praise the Lord.” ) HIM What a Blessing is it to have a God who plans for us.. (Psalm 40:5 Many,Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.) WE What a Blessing is it to fight for God (1......
Strong or weak
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We are created as a combination of dust and the breath of life.(Genesis 2:7Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.) Strength andweakness coexist in our life, dust reveals our weakness through sin, Spirit revealsour strength throughGrace. (Mark 14:38Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. Thespiritis willing, but thefleshisweak.” ) As we learn that God is strong, we also know that we areweak. We aremade of dust(Psalms 103:14For He Himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.) Taking pride in ourseves, leads to sin and death(Proverbs 16:18 Pridegoes before destruction,a haughty spiritbefore a fall.) Trusting in fragileleads us to death(Job 8:14What they......
Temple or a grave
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Ironically, we see that the people on the earth will fall under either of these two categories -One is Dead to Sin ("Crucified with Christ") and the other is "dead in sin". Jesus seperates the purpose ofpeople who are Dead in Sin against the people who are called in Christ (Luke 9:60But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God."Matthew 8:22But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead.") People who are Dead to Sin(Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.)......
Woman with a crown of twelve stars on her head.
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Revelation 12:1-6A great signappeared in heaven:a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve starson her head.She was pregnant and cried out in painas she was about to give birth.Then another sign appeared in heaven:an enormous red dragonwith seven headsand ten hornsand seven crownson its heads.Its tail swept a thirdof the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth.The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her childthe moment he was born.She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched upto God and to his throne.The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for......
He has come to prove..
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As I was thinkingabout the work that Holy Spirit was doing in my life, i feltthat it is working to prove something. Just to reconfirm if I was thinking in theright direction, I started to meditate on Bible verses,the first versethatcame to my mind was, Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Now looking closely at the life of Jesus, Son of God,He is the living proof of the following and more for those who believe in Him, Love of God (John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.) Prophesies of old testament (Luke 24:44 He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you:......
Father.. i don't want to hurt you..
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Father.. I don't want to walk in the ways that are not yours.. Father.. I don't want to sin against you.. (Psalm 41:4 I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord; heal me, for I have sinned against you.” ) Father.. I don't want to do anything that will make you regret for creating me.. (Genesis 6:6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.) Father.. I don't want to do anything that will make you turn your face against me.. (Psalm 34:16 but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth.) Father.. I don't want to do anything that will make you Jealous.. (Deuteronomy 6:15 for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will......
Seed (weed) of doubt
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Satan is smart in sowing the seeds of doubt into the mind of the people, to deceive them and lead them away from the Plan of God. The very first deception started with Serpent planting the seed of doubt on God's word in the heart of Eve. He was so crafty in introducing the doubt in Eve's mind. Genesis 3:3but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'” Sources of weed Luke 24:38He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why dodoubts rise in your minds? Through our Faith in Lord Jesus Christ, we have the good seed sown into our lives, but still Satan tries to plant doubts into the hearts of people. Satan usesmultiple channels around us tospread the seed (doubts).Will God......
Walking across the desert
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Walking across the desert is not so easy, unless we have the vision of the destination, understanding of the challenges,the guidance to cross andthe will to persevere. Matthew 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up theircrossandfollowme. Hold on to the Vision Acts 2:17 “'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will seevisions, your old men will dream dreams. When we decide to deny ourselves and follow Jesus we need to be fully in united with ourvision, purpose and the calling. Missing the harmoy withvision will lead the people to be lost, it will lead them to bewaveringbetween the sea and the shore, it is like they left the......
Resist the devil
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The verse I love the most when it comes to fighting the Satan is "Away from me,Satan".Whenever there is any physical sickness or fear or doubt comes to me I love to say "Getaway from me,Satan". Few days back I had some pain in the abdomen, I came back from work, I was lying down in bed in pain, I thought to myself, there are two ways - one is accept that I am sick, take off from my work for a couple of days and go to a doctor, and take medication and live the life of a sick person for a few days. The second way is to just keep walking my regular routine and go back to work.I will let it be taken care of naturally. I decided to take second path. Miraculously, I am glad that God has given me the strength to resist the devil and never accept that I am sick. Matthew......
Break.. and make..
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Ephesians 4:17-19So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longerlive as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.They are darkened in their understandingand separated from the life of Godbecause of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.Having lost all sensitivity,they have given themselves over to sensualityso as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. Break the Ignorance, and make space forthe DivineWisdom.. Colossians 3:16Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with allwisdomthrough psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing toGodwith gratitude in your hearts. How wretchedis a life in ignorance? What an unnecessary ignorance isthe worldly......
When did i start caring about me..
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This weekend, I was watching a little girl who got an icecream with so much passion and was so anxious to eat it. As I was looking at her, I started wondering,"When did I start caring for myself?" Proverbs 19:2Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. There was a time when i used to love sweets, icecreams,games, work and friends, theyused be the primary focus in my life. I never had time to think about my own existance. Just run behind all these things, get tired and sleep. Wake up in the morning with great plans to be with friends, play and explore new things. I never used to care about myself. I was never concerned about my healthor had any plansabout future. Later in my life, Ipaid the pricefor my carelessness.I always learn......
Learn to walk without falling.
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Few weeks back, when we wereplaying with my cousin's one yearoldson, he took his first baby steps,he walkedwithout realizing it, and then when he realized that he is walking without any support, I could see the feeling of doubt in his eyes,and he quickly moved to his father's support. But a few days later,slowly he startedto walk withconfidence. This is a normal way of growth pattern in most kids as they start to walk, run andplay. In the growing up ages, though thay keepfalling, they never stop walking or running or playing. This is the growthour physical body. We go thorough a similar growth in our spirtual being where we learn to walk in Christ with confidence. Galatians 5:25If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Based on my experience, the time when people......
Art of forgiving
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I have seen many people confessing that they really find it hard (nearly impossible) to forgive others. Mainly there are three kinds of sins which I have seen many people seem to find difficultly in accepting or forgiving. 1. When Believers see their fellowBelievers not standing as per the Bible. 2. When Believers see the non-believers perform some sinful activities that really cause lots of damage to the society. 3. When Believers go through some personal pains, because of their near and dear ones whom they trust - because of their Siblings, friends, parents, husband. Personally, I believe that being in Christ I have to forgive all the sins and I should not carry any ill feeling against any of these. (Matthew 6:14-15) For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father......
Seek the will of god
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Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Every time when I seek the Will of God, I have realized, I am trying to change and I am trying to check if God is okay with it. Sometimes these changes might lead to increase my nearness to God. Sometimes it might not take me anywhere, it will be just some waste of time and effort. A few years back I was really trying to be strong, and I ended up being so tired. I was really trying to be like someone who was really strong, so I felt drained out and tired. It is not that God cannot make me strong, may be it is just that something is going wrong. When I look at myself, as years passed by, I know I am growing to be strong in the same way that I hoping to be years back, but I am not doing......
For my yoke is easy...
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Mathew 11: 29-30 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. When I started following Christ, the cross I was carrying was so heavy. Over these long years, I felt the cross getting lighter and lighter. Actually, there is no change in the complexity of work or the activities that I do on a daily basis or the people around me, it is just that I do it with lots of ease. 1. Discipline to Obey and Follow Jesus 1 Corinthians 9:27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. Discipline reduces the complexities in our life. Usually, we form our habits as we grow-up. But in Christ these habits needs to be......
For god is love
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Today while walking I saw a small banner for a Church which read "1 John 4:7Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God." During my initial days of search for God and purpose of life, I was so desperate to some how reach out to God, because I was not happy with the life I was living. I used to read all kinds of religious, philosophical books trying to find an answer to why am I Living a life which I don't like? Is there any way to escape out of it? Is there any happiness in this life?And based on my readings one thing I understoodwas "God is Love". I tried so hard to love (not to Hate), I used to lead a very religious life, no meat, no egg, only vegetables, eat only once in a day. I made my life as......
Walking beyond the end
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Psalm 34:8Taste and See the Goodness of the Lord. Most of us should have experienced, how it feels when the Hope comes Reality. It is a wonderful transitional phase where you chose to leave the present and hold on to the Hope and finally one day the Hope becomes the reality and what was reality becomes past. Whole process of getting married is kind of a transformation in life to many people, a person decides to leave his or her bachelor life and move into a family, he/she hopes for it and one day he/she see the dream which became a hope which became a decision now becoming the reality. That day when the dream becomes the reality is a day of celebration. Psalm 119:71-72 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees. The law from your mouth is more precious to me......
Keep your eyes set on jesus.
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I had a goal which seemed very difficult (near to impossible) for me to achieve. Analyzing my capacity and the people around me, I thought that I should revisemy goal. I should compromise and accept my situation, I just need to learn to live and be happy with where I am and how I am. But there is a voice deep inside me that keeps saying me that I can do it. I wanted to keep that voice alive as a Loved it. Though I knew it is so difficult for me, I wanted to try to reach it. Think of a situation similar to whereI am sick and I have to walk towards your destiny of being well, it is like leaving my reality of being sick and start walking towards my goal of being well. I was working on this for the past 6 months, it was really a transformation that was going on within me, but to people around......
Fill our lives with your spirit lord.
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As I was travelling back from work, I was recollecting how I used to feel when I did not know Jesus. It used to be a disconnected life, lacking its purpose, without any meaning, with a painful heart, full of burden. Looking around the land and people around me, thought what is the use of these being around me, if I cannot connect my being with them. It is like being in an Island, not connected to anyone. But life in Jesus is so different, through His spirit and Love, 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Life is connected to God and His people, through the Church, the fellowships, praise and worship, word of God, books and......
Come holy spirit, make us perfect.
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As we grow up, punishment becomes an unavoidable part of our life. The intensity or the penalty might differ, but still the concept of being punished still remains almost everywhere. As kids we are taught to bear the punishment for disobedience. When I grew up, to be hit (spanked) was the punishment. If I don't do my homework or get good results or say lies, my mom used to hit me. If I don't complete my classwork or not write properly my teacher will hit me. I was more stubborn about doing things my way, rather than have the fear of these punishments. Neither I feared the punishment or the people who punished me, instead my heart was hardened. Psalm 119:67Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. Initially when I come into Christ, I was very tough. By His......
Our needs can never exceed the capacity of god.
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I have the habit of constantly calling God for everything. God please help me to wake up in time so that I don't get late. God please help me to catch the bus. God please help me to eat properly. God please help me to walk without falling. God please help me to reach home safely. God please help me do this. etc., Recently, when it was raining, I prayed God please help me walk without falling. I immediately remembered the verse Psalm 91:12 "They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone." I was thinking about the organization between "the prayer from me" and "the promise from Him". The way they were made to be in Harmony. Knowing that my heart's needs, He had the promise ready. Then, I started thinking, what are......
God and image of god.
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In the blog I wrote yesterday.. I described - "Jesus, who is Sinless "Image of God". For this John had commented -- This is not a description I would use as the Bible does not describe Jesus as such. The term 'image of God; is used of Adam and his children. Jesus was God, rather than a image." I was thinking about this as I was travelling to work this morning. Actually what he says is right Jesus is God, rather than image. Genesis says, Adam was created in the image of God. In a human context, when we say the son is in the image of the father. It means son has the same Characteristics, qualities, nature, etc., like the father. "Image of Father" does not mean being part of the father nor the Father. But Jesus is part of the Father. He and the Father are......
We can do it.. he showed us how..
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At home, I saw a print out of a puzzle "Dog Search", my sister had given a test print out of it and she left it there. I took it and i searched for the word "Dog" for 5 minutes, then I thought may be this does not contain the word "Dog" in it, it might be just a prank and I don't want to waste time on it. So I kept it aside and I started working on some other thing. Sometime later my sister called, and I asked her if the puzzle really has a "Dog" word in it. She said yes and that she had solved it. I told her okay fine, I will also solve it. It took me another 5 minutes to solve the puzzle and find the "Dog" word. The point here is we don't want to invest time on something which we think might not exist. Jesus came down and showed......
God is our stronghold.
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Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Sometimes we forget the Might and Presence of the Lord in whom we Trust. The Might and Love of God stops with the praise and worship in the Sunday morning mass. In the day to day life we come back to the old way of struggling with our problems, with anxieties and stress. I stand in the borderline between being healthy and sick. Even a slight disturbance to my routine will make me sick. I will get all scary dreams, I might not eat properly, I will skip food. So I need to carefully walk in the line of disciple to keep me healthy. Some of my non-beliver friends belive that "This life is a Gamble".To win that have to......
Redicovering ourselves in christ
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Isaiah 62:2 you will be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. Revelation 2:17 I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it. In Christ we have a new identity, for me this has been so obvious. Many people who are born in Christian family, don't see much change between their old and new identity. But for me who was born in an Indian family. This made a significant difference. I did not have the Habit of going to Church or any religious place regularly. I had never been part of any Choir or worship group. I had never been to any fellowship or Bible studies. I was not used to sharing thoughts in a group. I was not used to the feel of God's presence with me. All these were new to me. But By......
Working with god moulds us better.
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To stop doing what I was doing and to let God do what He is doing. I don't recollect when this started but I know that it is still in progress. Now when I have walked for few years of my Journey, I can see what God is doing, He rebuilding what is broken in my life. What life had given me in the past was broken because of my ignorance, my sinfulness, and my lack of knowledge of God. Now, how exciting it feels to rebuild what is broken in my life by working with God. Looking back at the path I travelled, I literally did not try to rebuild it. For almost 4yrs I had to be in US for work, I did my job, come home read books and go to Church on Sundays, talk to family and friends. I just kept away from my past, so that I have my time in peace. Most of the people around me did not know my......
Always let the spirit win
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In my early days of Christian life, managing the conflicts arising between my intellectual conscience and the Spiritual conscience was a great challenge. It used to be a warfare (nightmare) that goes on between my super strong intellectual conscience and my small tiny Spiritual consience. All that my Spiriutal consience knew was "God Loves Me". It was a real challenge for me to protect my Baby Spritual conscience, from the fully grown intellectual consience. By God's Grace, He lead me into the good hands, people who guided me and help me to be stable and get a good understanding of my Spritual part. 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, This war happens, sometimes even till this day, but by keeping in......
Justified by faith
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Initially when I started the Journey of faith, I used to feel that I might be thinking wrong or selfish, my intent may not be right, I need to keep away from being happy, I don't deserve the happiness, I need to have control, I have to be very disciplined else I will be weak. I used to have a feeling of insecurity that God might not like me if I don't do it right. Holy Spirit will be there with me only when I am Holy. I need to make myself Holy. I love reading bible, visualizing what is given in the Bible, discussing about my understanding with others, Praying, Worshiping. But still personally I used have the feeling that I need to be better. But slowly, when I continued working on being a better person. I learnt these things: First, I learnt to speak in tongues. It really helped......
His love and wisdom
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God is simple as Love; and as complex as Life. Sometimes when I meditate on God, I feel so touched by the simplicity of His Love; but when I look at His creations - the earth, stars, galaxy and the way life comes out from the seed; His wisdom is so astonishing. Biblical Account of creation starts with a simple note “Spirit of God was hovering over the water” but then slowly with His wisdom He creates Light, Darkness, Sky, Sun, Moon, Stars, Fishes, Plants, Birds, Animals, Man and Woman. It becomes too complex for my mind to perceive how He could do all these come out from “earth was formless and empty” Psalm 8:3-4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,......
Commandment god's plan against satan
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Historically, every time God gives a commandment why does Man fail to keep it? Does God give the commandment because He knows Man will fall? Few years back, I kept some milk in a vessel to heat, as I was watching it to ensure that it does not spill. My Spirit said “it is going to spill” , even before I could do something the milk spilled (in a few seconds). Even now, when I think about that incident, I keep wondering why I couldn't stop it. Though I knew in my Spirit that it is going to spill, it was out of my capacity to stop it. What could I have had done better? Or should I just accept it? Going back to the Bible, when Lord gives a commandment it is like a double edged sword, it is outside our his capacity for Man to "walk by it” and to “face the......
Being righteous in lord.
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CALL HIM WITH A PURE HEART - HE NOT ONLY ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS - HE JUSTIFIES YOU AND MAKES YOU RIGHTEOUS. How do I stand as Righteous in the eyes of the Lord? Is there something that I should do about? Has the definition of Righteousness changed after Jesus (or) should I change after Jesus? The definition of God has been the same always. A righteous man has a righteous soul which is upright, fears the Lord, keeps His commandments, and confesses its weakness and sins to the Lord. 2 Peter 2:8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds) Abram's heart spoke of its situation to the Lord. (Genesis 15:2)But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and......
World of abrahams.. isaacs.. jacobs..
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Bible - A Gateway to the Spiritual Kingdom helps us to take a Break from our daily problems and enter into the Miraculous, Adventurous Kingdom of Heaven. Bible gives us Promise, Strength and Hope in the times of struggles. It detaches our Mind from the World and connects us with the Heaven. It frees our self from fear and connects our inner being to the Lord; The King of Kings. Spiritual account of Abraham gives the Strength and Faith to millions of Believers. Today, there are Thousands of people who have travelled far away from their Home with their Hope in the Word of God and the promise (Genesis 12:1) “Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you." They are holding on nothing but to the Blessing of the Lord (Genesis 12:2)......
You are mine...
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Looking back at my Journey of understanding the Love of God.. sacrifice of Jesus.. scriptures.. blessings.. churches.. faith.. fellowship.. the one thing that made me look back at Jesus as my Lord.. was His confirming YOU ARE MINE.. His assurance YOU BELONG TO ME.. made me a different person.. it transformed me to be a Better Person.. my Best Version.. My Self was tired, weary and broken and it did not have the strength to carry the soul.. that has always trusted people and ended up being hurt, lonely.. deep inside me.. calling on for Help.. Holy Spirit came to me with the message "You Belong to Me". The Spirit The Lover of My Soul.. I belong to Jesus.. I am is safe in the most best Hands.. What do I know of Him who Loves Me.. nothing.. but He seemed to know everything about......