Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Amos 8:11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.

Thought for the day: Bible has been translated into more than 2400 languages in the past. It has been estimated that currently there are more than 600 ongoing Bible translation projects. Bible is also available in many other forms such CDs, audio recordings, in phones and PDAs and in the internet. Printed Bibles are available for free of cost and even as cheap as less than a dollar. We can’t even imagine a day when Bible is not available. But God foretold a famine of hearing the Word of God. Who knows, it may strike the land in our generation or may be in our children’s. Many countries have already closed the doors for Bible distribution. Take time to learn the Word of God, Join with Bible study groups, do not hesitate to walk into the churches where Word of God is preached, listen to the TV programs and CDs when time permits, listen to God’s Word while driving, working and relaxing. God will honor you if you honor His Word.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 06, 2010


Verse of the day: Leviticus 20:26 And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

Thought for the day: The gopher wood was used by Noah to build the ark. The door and door posts of the sanctuary were made with olive wood. Most of the articles in the tabernacle were made with acacia wood. The steps of the house of the Lord were made with almug wood. The other woods such as cypress, cedar, algum were also used in the house of the Lord. Oak and pine are few other woods mentioned in the Bible. These woods were once attached to the living trees, but later got cutoff for a specific purpose. Once cutoff, they never get attached again. You and I once belong to this world were cutoff one day for a special purpose. To be used by the master for His glory. Never get attached to the world again.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 02, 2010


Verse of the day: Jeremiah 9:1 Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!

Thought for the day: If the Lord is burdening you with something, just go for it. God doesn’t share His heart with someone who cannot understand. God doesn’t share His burden with someone who listens and does nothing about it. Cry of His heart can be heard only by someone who will erupt with burden to the same degree. Tearless prayer won’t even reach the presence of God. But tearful prayer quakes the throne room of God. If your heart is stirred up as you pray, don’t control yourself, just cry out. As you pour out, Spirit of God will fill you with more and more. God is looking for Jeremiahs who will weep day and night till the tear glands stop secreting and the tear ducts completely dry out. Raise such a prayer army and build up such prayer team otherwise our generation will not see the revival.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 01, 2010


Verse of the day: Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

Thought for the day: All that the devil does is to divert your mind. You may be a student, a professional, a child of God or a minister of the Gospel. Every one invariably suffers this issue. The devil ensures that you are always engaged with some activity that satisfies you, but not the ultimate task that you wanted to do. For example, when you get up early in the morning for a time of prayer, you feel like reading the news letter from the church. When you decide to meditate the Word, you feel like listening to the worship songs and sing along. It is Sunday afternoon; the church expects you to join them for an outreach. But you feel like taking a nap. All that he does is to divert your attention to ensure that you are engaged with the least priority tasks. Ask God for a stubborn mind that is not diverted by unimportant engagements.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 30, 2010


Verse of the day: Hebrews 9:22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Thought for the day: The blood of Jesus Christ was shed for the forgiveness of sins. Human body contains anywhere between 3.5L to 5.0L of blood. Jesus Christ shed all His blood even the final drop. As the soldier pierced His side, blood and water came out indicating the low volume of blood in His body. I believe Jesus would have shed even His final drop of blood. It is possible as the Bible accounts for seven different situations where Jesus shed His blood right from the garden of Gethsemane, flogging of the Roman soldiers, as His beard was pulled out, as thorn of crown was forced , nailing of hands, nailing of feet and piercing of the side. It was not just a murder happened in few seconds or minutes. It was a horrible cruel death He suffered for several hours together. Probably so much of bloodshed was required as the entire mankind needs forgiveness.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 29, 2010