Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Song of Solomon 2:14 “ O my dove, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret places of the cliff, Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice; For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely.”

Thought for the day: Birds resting on the tree top are often the victims of heavy rain and storm. But seldom have we seen dove being one of them. Dove is very wise and it finds its resting place safe and secure. Often cliff on the huge rocks is found to be its shelter. It is well aware of the protection the rock can give during the time of heaven storm, rain and flood. It doesn’t get really worried about what is going on in the surface of the earth. God has given us the privilege of hiding ourselves in the cliff of the rock that was broken on the cross. Many things may be going around us, but none of them and any form of attack can harm us if we find our shelter on that solid rock Jesus Christ.

Balan Swaminathan Sep 29, 2010


Verse of the day: Job 1:10 … You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Thought for the day: It is God who blesses the work of our hand. We struggle to achieve many things by our own strength. But if God doesn’t bless the work of our hand, we will not be able to enjoy the benefit of our hard work. Many complain saying that they work hard but it doesn’t satisfy their needs. They are not able to save any instead getting into more and more debt. At the same time, few others are able to witness with a small income they are able to run the family in surplus. What makes the difference? It is the blessing of the Lord in whatever we do. Let us ask the Lord to bless the work of our hands.

Balan Swaminathan Sep 28, 2010


Verse of the day: Psalm 94:18 If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.

Thought for the day: Not all the paths are safe at all times. There are times in our lives we tend to fall. We think we are safe, take our step with confidence and later realize that we have slipped and been thrown away. There are many situations we can think of where we started with something and end up in doing something else. Somewhere along the line we slipped away from our course. Many are wounded, broken and unable to recover from the fall. Hope you know what I am talking about. We need God’s mercy to hold us in every step we take. It may be our studies, business, marriage, job, health, travel, decision to buy and sell, mater concerning children, etc. Whatever it may be, moment you realize that you are drifting away; tell the Lord, you will find His mercy holding you up.

Balan Swaminathan Sep 27, 2010


Verse of the day: Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Thought for the day: One thing that doesn’t allow God to sit in His throne is the cry of a broken heart. We say that sometime our heart is so heavy that it may break. There are instances in our lives that break our heart. With such brokenness if we turn to Him, He comes rushing to save us. God showed up to many individuals when they are broken. Are you broken today? Realize that your heavenly Father stands next to you. He is not a God who sits in His chamber miles away seeing you suffer on this earth. Our Lord stands next to you as you walk through this struggles and brokenness and saves you out of the situation. As you lean on Him, you will experience the healing of your brokenness.

Balan Swaminathan Sep 24, 2010


Verse of the day: Luke 19:46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house is a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”

Thought for the day: Literally many churches are turned into den of thieves nowadays. The younger generation seems to be losing the reverence and importance for the temple of God. Many churches are already sold to the worldly practices and demonic activities but still the routine services are going on. Jesus didn’t compromise in this matter. He drew them out saying that My house is a house of prayer. We are living in an age where church has no time to pray, but busy and packed with programs. It is time for church to come back on her knees. What are we doing about that? Is that our concern today?

Balan Swaminathan Sep 23, 2010