Thought for the day Archive

Verse of the day: Proverbs 10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

Thought for the day: The one who sleeps in harvest doesn’t really care about the harvest. Harvest represents the opportunity to share the Gospel. As there is a season for everything, God has given a season of harvest in the life of every child of God who would love to serve Him. During this season God expects us to work hard and accomplish His will. If we fail to serve Him during the season of harvest, how can we serve Him in the dark days where no one can do anything? It may be our age, our health, political situation, persecution, restriction to preach the gospel, etc. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Tomorrow is not ours. People we see today may not be seen again in our lifetime. Places we visit today may not be visited again. Are we bringing shame to ourselves and to God’s kingdom by our slackness and laziness? Do not hesitate to sacrifice our sleep, comfort and pleasure for the sake of the Gospel. As we know, nothing can be achieved unless the price is paid.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 25, 2010

Verse of the day: Psalm 106:15 And He gave them their request, But sent leanness into their soul.

Thought for the day: In many ways Israelites twisted God’s hands to obtain what they wanted. God gave them their request, but it was not a blessing for them. Many of our prayers are self centered. We decide what we want even before asking and force the Lord to do it for us. We are ready to sacrifice our time and effort in prayer and fasting to achieve what we want to achieve. Praying for God’s will is asking with 0% reservation on what we want and receiving with 100% acceptance on what God gives. Will of the Father on Jesus was death on the cross. Will of the Father concerning Peter was martyrdom. Will of the Father concerning you and me is a mix of both blessings and sufferings on earth and eventually eternal life. Many wrestle with God to receive worldly blessings but lose eternal blessings.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 24, 2010

Verse of the day: Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Thought for the day: Winter tires are specially made with soft rubber compound that retain their flexibility in cold weather (as regular tires tend to get hard and brittle in cold temperatures) and with the specially designed tread patterns they obtain good traction on the slippery road. Use of these tires avoids winter car accidents. Getting a good grip on the Word of God is essential for an accident free Christian life. Failing to do this will slide us away from the will of God to collide against false teachings and will force us into the muddy ditch of deception.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 23, 2010

Verse of the day: Esther 4:3 And in every province where the king’s command and decree arrived, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many lay in sackcloth and ashes.

Thought for the day: The days of king Ahasuerus and Queen Esther are not very far. We are all willing and waiting to see a mighty revival coming to this land before the coming of the Lord. If we turn back the history, revival came either after persecution or persecution followed revival. If we have to withstand such hardships, church should be awake, speaking about it, praying about it and crying about it. Who are those Jews who were greatly mourning, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and laying in sackcloth and ashes? No one else other than today’s church. God is looking for such Jews today; He is looking for Esther to stand in the gap. What was written in the name of king Ahasuerus, and sealed with the king’s ring was changed only by fasting and prayer. Church…are you ready?

Balan Swaminathan Nov 22, 2010

Verse of the day: James 1:13-15 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

Thought for the day: Temptation is a common problem of human. According to Bible, temptation is not sin, but yielding to temptation is sin. Jesus was tempted and yet found sinless. No one can hide from temptation. When someone faces temptation either he or she overcomes it or gives way to it. Yielding to temptation results in sin as the tempter is devil himself. Some of us act like and feel like overcomers as we have not faced those challenges yet. If you are not prepared to handle the risk of such challenges, at least pray as the Lord taught us “do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one”. Who knows the Lord may spare you from such challenges in your lifetime.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 21, 2010