Thought for the day Archive

Verse of the day: Joshua 5:9 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.

Thought for the day: You have been waiting for such a day in your life, don’t you? As long as we carry the reproach of our past, we cannot begin our faith walk. We may not be physically carrying anything, but we carry the past in our mind. It is true we came to Jesus asking for His forgiveness. Jesus has forgiven and forgotten our past. But how dare you and me to carry such a rotten stuff of our past in our mind that was already forgiven by our Lord. Don’t you feel that it is bothering you at times? Don’t you feel that it is putting you down in your spiritual walk with the Lord? Do you feel that the enemy is using that as a weapon to threaten you? Are you still unable to forgive yourself even after the Lord did so? It is time to roll it down and move forward. Wait! It is not something that we can roll away; the Lord has to do it for us. Ask the Lord to roll away all the accusation, blame, criticism, condemnation, the deep wounds and scars, etc. He will do it for you if He did that for His children at Gilgal.

Balan Swaminathan June 21, 2010

Verse of the day: Isaiah 45:2-3 I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel.

Thought for the day: Certain blessings are not easy to receive. Especially the salvation of your dear ones who are lost in the world, the healing required for a particular sickness in your body, deliverance from the oppression of the enemy and relief from generational curses and diseases. Do you know why it is so? Such blessings are behind the bronze gates and iron bars. They are hard to break or tough to open. Such treasures and riches are kept in darkness, in secret places and owned by the prince of this world. Only our Lord can break the gates and cut open the bars. Many in the Bible, and even today receive such blessings by fasting and praying before the God of heaven. Try this Biblical principle. Let Isaiah 45:2-3 become true in your life.

Balan Swaminathan June 21, 2010

Verse of the day: Genesis 22:13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son.

Thought for the day: I wonder about God’s timing. If Abraham had seen the ram that was caught by its horns before He laid Isaac, his attention would have turned towards the ram. If God had not intervened and showed Abraham the ram, he would have sacrificed Isaac. But, Abraham’s total surrender to the call of God and a step of faith together achieved God’s purpose in the whole setting. Our Lord doesn’t really provide anything and everything as soon as we ask for. Instead, He provides in His time. We need to be like Abraham, persevering on what God has called us to do and in the same time grab the opportunity as soon as the door is opened. He provides in times of crisis. He provides in order to fulfill His purposes. He provides since you trusted and obeyed Him.

Balan Swaminathan June 17, 2010

Verse of the day: Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.

Thought for the day: In the year 1501 a 26 year old young man found a 17-foot tall chunk of marble lying in one corner of the garden; unnoticed, tarnished and blemished, walked over and rejected. Picked up by this young man, worked upon for three years later became a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. The artist with such a great sculptural and architectural vision was the well known Michelangelo as he portrayed the young king David at the moment he decided to engage Goliath. Once neglected by everyone later became the signature piece of the entire Renaissance movement. Before we were found by Christ Jesus, we were not a people but are now the people of God. Even Christ was not an exception. He was despised and rejected by His own has now become the cornerstone. Do you feel neglected, ignored by everyone, walked over even by strangers, don’t give-up. It is not going to last for long. The Master is going to pick you up and carve you as His own masterpiece. Just yield yourself to Him to do so.

Balan Swaminathan June 17, 2010

Verse of the day: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Thought for the day: It is strange that our heavenly Father who created the universe is expecting us to thank Him in everything. How many times we use the words “Thank you” in our house, in our work places and in public every day? On the other hand, do we really take time to thank God? We assume it is people who expect to be thanked, not God. No, it is not true. God expect us to thank Him in everything. A big “Thank you” can put a little smile. A big “Thank you” can strengthen relationships. A big “Thank you” can be a sign of appreciation. A big thank you can be of great encouragement. If it can do so much to people here on earth, how much more it can do to the Father who is in heaven. No doubt you will receive His favor as you thank Him. More than that, it is God’s will concerning you and me. Don’t wait, thank Him right now. He will be well pleased in the fruit of your lips.

Balan Swaminathan June 15, 2010