Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Matthew 9:9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.” So he arose and followed Him.

Thought for the day: I wonder how this could be! Jesus Saw Matthew and said to him, “Follow Me”. No further conversation is recorded. People lined up there to pay tax; suddenly the tax officer stood up, left his cash bag and ledger and followed Jesus. I see three significant truths here.
1. That was not the first time Jesus saw Matthew. He saw him even before the foundations of the earth was laid. He saw him even before he was formed in his mother’s womb.
2. The command was so strong. It was not from a higher official or from the General of an army, but from the King of Kings.
3. The instant obedience of Matthew. Probably he didn’t know why He is calling him, but he knew who is calling him.

Balan Swaminathan August 06, 2010


Verse of the day: Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Thought for the day: It may be hard to believe as you are going through it now. For this world’s wisdom is foolishness with God. Remember God sees not just the present, He sees thefuture. What you are going through today is not for now, but for future. It may appear that you are helpless, hopeless, constrained in every direction, one by one every attempt is failing, and there is no hope for the situation to revive again. But the one who has wisdom not of this world, is behind all these, carefully watching, working together and funneling all your tears into joy. When you come out of it, you will see God’s wisdom and goodness. Just go through it with HOPE.

Balan Swaminathan August 04, 2010


Verse of the day: 1 Peter 5:7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Thought for the day: What a comforting feeling it is to know that Jesus cares for us. We are so used to handle problems ourselves. For a mild fever and headache we take Paracetamol or Tylenol, for little sever infection we take Amoxicillin, at least in countries where we get antibiotic over the counter, if nothing works out we go to the doctor. By the time we go there the infection is so spread internally we need to be on IV. Jesus doesn’t ask us to cast only big cares; He says, “Cast all your cares upon me”. We must start telling everything to Jesus, how small the issue may be. It not only helps to solve the issues with ease as He takes care of them, but it also improves our personal relationship with the Lord.

Balan Swaminathan August 04, 2010


Verse of the day: James 5:17-18 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.

Thought for the day: This is certainly a different prayer than the other prayers we see in the Bible. I wonder why this incident is referred in the New Testament. Elijah was a man who always longs for supernatural. When we pray for miracles such as healing, salvation, blessing and deliverance on earth, this man closed the heaven and opened the heaven in prayer. In other situations he brought fire from heaven and divided the river Jordan. But Bible says Elijah was a man with nature like ours. Yes, that’s true because after great victories, he was also depressed, discouraged and cowardly as the rest of us. Then what really made him the man he was? Elijah was a man who lived up to his name (the Hebrew name Elijah means “My god is the lord” or “My God is Yahweh” or “The Lord is my strength”), he lived in God’s presence (1 Kings 17:1), he was very zealous for the Lord (1 Kings 19:10) and of course he was a man of prayer (James 5:17)

Balan Swaminathan August 03, 2010


Verse of the day: Psalm 121:5 The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.

Thought for the day: Keeper is a person who guards or watches at the gate. We can see security guards guarding the houses of VIPs 24/7. One can imagine the security flaws occur irrespective of such tight protection. The Lord is our keeper. He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Such 24/7 protection is guaranteed for God’s children. There is no security breach reported when the Lord is on duty. He is not just the keeper, He is our shade too. Shade gives protection from the scorching sun. Normally the shade doesn’t move we need to run towards the shade. It is possible that one may be walking all through the day under the hot sun searching for a shade without knowing the available shade at the right hand. Call upon His name from wherever you are, He is right there to help you.

Balan Swaminathan August 02, 2010