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 My most recent blog was published: Sep 23 2017 02:50:43pm

 I currently live in: India.
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God's children never sink they always come up
deepa
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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
deepa
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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
deepa
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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.
deepa
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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
deepa
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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
deepa
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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.
deepa
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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
deepa
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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
deepa
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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
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..?
deepa
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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..?
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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..
deepa
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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.......