Verse of the day: John 10:16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Thought for the day: How long have you been praying for the salvation of your loved ones? Have you lost hope on someone recently? Have you given up praying for someone in the past? Have you stopped dreaming about the changes you would like to have in your home? Are you frustrated as you cannot see a real change in someone whom you have been praying for? Once you were wrestling with the Lord, but now you left it to Him. Do you know that once you submit your petition to the Lord regarding someone, He takes the ownership them? He will certainly bring them into His fold. Today they may not be, but surely one day they will. This is the promise of the Lord. Today someone is doing well in the Lord because someone else had placed a petition to the Lord at some point of time in the past. Don’t lose your faith. Be of good cheer.
Balan Swaminathan Nov 4, 2010
Verse of the day: Deut 4:23-24 Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden. For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Thought for the day: Be careful not to make this mistake ever in our lifetime. God’s love and compassion have been taken for granted by our generation. We deny the exclusiveness of our God by our deeds and our words. Many times we are careful to please and not to upset people, but we fail to represent the uniqueness of our God. We develop “You’ve got to go with the motion” kind of attitude. Never forget that He is a jealous God. Moment we fail to give the reverence and honor that He alone deserves, He becomes jealous. Any such action, object or person we perceive becomes idol in our lives. Remember Jesus also expressed this kind of exclusiveness: I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Jesus is not one among many, He is the only one.
Balan Swaminathan Nov 3, 2010
Verse of the day: 2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.
Thought for the day: The CT (computed axial tomography) scanner is a special kind of powerful diagnostic precision x-ray machine paired with a computer. Together they create highly detailed two and three dimensional (2D & 3D) views of the inside of the body. Much more powerful than CT machines are the eyes of the Lord. His eyes diagnose the heart of men for loyalty. Even a little unfaithfulness in the God given responsibilities can be easily detected by this magnificent scanner, the eyes of the Lord.
Balan Swaminathan Nov 2, 2010
Verse of the day: Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “ Your God reigns!”
Thought for the day: I could imagine how missionaries would have walked and crossed the hills to reach the villages where Gospel was never preached. At the end of the day their feet would have been in severe pain due to the hard walk. God finds beauty in their feet as that part of the body is the most suffered. Willingness to sacrifice for the Gospel is the most attracted attribute for the Lord. An everlasting favor of the Lord comes upon you as you desire to pay the price.
Balan Swaminathan Nov 1, 2010
Verse of the day: Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits (the thoughts and intents of the heart).
Thought for the day: Most of us are quite confident about our decisions and choices. Many times we argue to prove that we are always correct. We continue to do what we think is right without knowing the fact that we have already deviated from what we are supposed to do. This is true concerning the will of God in our lives. We measure our perfection with respect to what we see as a result of our deeds. But God measures with what is not seen by others, the intent of the heart. It is worth to pause for a moment to analyze the intent of our hearts in everything we do so that we will not regret after reaching our destination.
Balan Swaminathan Oct 31, 2010