Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!

Thought for the day: The power of the tongue can never be underestimated. The words once spoken can never be withdrawn. Tongue has power to make and to destroy. God has given power in our words. The words we speak have ability to heal or wound. Out of the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit, five are to do with the usage of tongue. Tongue is the most critical part of the body that needs to be totally controlled by God. If not, it becomes devil’s weapon for destruction. Many are wounded, destroyed, made to lose hope in life, cursed and rejected by such usage. Ask God to control our tongues so that at least few could be blessed in our lifetime.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 18, 2010


Verse of the day: John 2:5 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

Thought for the day: Always miracles happen as a result of obedience. Obedience is the action of faith in the Word. God is looking for instantaneous and unconditional obedience. Moment you realize the Word is for you, just obey no matter what it takes. Major breakthroughs are the result of simple obedience. Obedience to the call of God by John Wesley, John Knox, David Livingston, C. T. Studd and William Carey had a greater impact on the world mission. What is that the Lord is repeatedly asking you to obey? Just do whatever He says you to do.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 18, 2010


Verse of the day: Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.

Thought for the day: God doesn’t change His mind once gifts are given or someone is called to accomplish a specific task. The person may backslide and go away from God, but when the person comes back, the original gifts and calling are there to be exercised again. God is so faithful to His word that the gifts may operate even if the person is not right with God. So the operation of gifts doesn’t guarantee the spiritual state of the person. This is the danger associated with the gift and the calling of God. Deception starts here. Many may start using the gift of God for their personal benefit. People following them soon get disappointed as they don’t find fruit and develop hatred towards Christ. Seek the fruit, gifts will operate automatically.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 16, 2010


Verse of the day: Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Thought for the day: Noah certainly deserves our appreciation for many things he did. Few that we could list here are,
1. His decision to live godly among the ungodly generation
2. His sensitivity to God’s voice
3. His step of faith in building the ark
4. Having a God fearing family
5. Upbringing his children in their youth and finding spouses for them
6. Patience in handling the animals inside the ark
7. Considering God’s priority as his own
8. Having insight in preserving the seed that is yet to come (Christ)

More than all these, did he fail to intercede like Moses for saving mankind from the wrath of God?

Balan Swaminathan Nov 15, 2010


Verse of the day: 2 Kings 13:21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders; and they put the man in the tomb of Elisha; and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.

Thought for the day: We are not just the carriers of this precious anointing while we are alive on this earth; this anointing continues to remain in our bones even after our death. The anointing of the saints who lived before us are still on this earth drawing multitudes to the cross. How important it is to seek this precious divine grace in our lives. How important it is to preserve this treasure in our earthen vessels. The secret of Elisha’s anointing was his deep desire for the double portion of the anointing from Elijah as he was caught up. Cry out to the Lord to fill you with this power of the Holy Spirit.

Balan Swaminathan Nov 14, 2010