Verse of the day: Luke 11:35 Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness.
Thought for the day: Many insects find their shelter in dark places. Most of the wild animals sleep during the daytime and hunt at night. Violence and robberies take place during night. Dust and waste materials get accumulated in the dark corners. The room becomes dark the moment light is turned off. Darkness falls upon the earth as soon as sun goes down. Our eye is the lamp of our body. When our eye loses its sight, we feel dark inside our whole body. The commandments of God are a lamp, and His teaching is a light to our soul that lives in us. Hearing the Word of God will keep our inside bright. No evil can reside in us.
Balan Swaminathan May 14, 2010
Verse of the day: John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Thought for the day: Many of our complaint is God doesn’t answer our prayer. We find many turning away from God as they don’t receive an immediate answer to their prayers. We also find people going back to their own religion when they find no immediate blessing after receiving Christ. Many stopped giving to God as their pleas are not answered. Many of us even removed those prayer requests from the list thinking God doesn’t answer any more. We often overlook the preconditions for our prayer to be answered. What are the conditions? We abide in Christ and His words abide in us. Why are they required? They ensure our desires are in line with the will of God. Do we realize His abiding presence within us? Do we pray to Him often? Do we read His Word often? Do we realize Him talking to us as we read His Word? If so, our desires will be answered.
Balan Swaminathan May 13, 2010
Verse of the day: Luke 8:46 But Jesus said, “Somebody touched Me, for I perceived power going out from Me.”
Thought for the day: All of us are tired of hearing the word “wait”. We apply for a job and wait for the interview call. We order an item and wait till we receive. We apply for passport or visa and wait patiently. We go to the doctor and wait in the queue for our name to be called. There is only one place where we don’t need to wait. That is the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. We can go to Him at any time and tap into His divine. The woman with the issue of blood didn’t wait for her name to be called by the Master. She reached out and touched His garment in faith. It is true that she was waiting twelve years for her healing. But the moment she realized that the Master is passing by, she didn’t wait at all. She ran out, searched Him in the crowd and touched Him. Today, what are you waiting for? Go inside your room, knock yourself, get on your knees and cry out to Him in faith. Today is the day for your miracle!
Balan Swaminathan May 12, 2010
Verse of the day: Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Thought for the day: Anxiety is a powerful weapon of the devil against the children of God. Often children of God are brought to a situation where they wonder is there a difference between godly and ungodly. When children of God are tossed by the waves of this world, challenged by the situations, they wonder does God really care for them. The moment they think of the consequences of the trials they are facing today, fear grips them and they become more anxious. Child of God, what are you going through today? Remember, anxiety can never make things better. God says, be anxious for nothing, but pray. He is the God of tomorrow, He is the hope of your future, He is your healer, He is your deliverer, and He is the solution for your problem. Pray to God, come out of your anxiety, take victory over the plot of the enemy in the name of Jesus and continue to run the race that is set before you.
Balan Swaminathan May 11, 2010
Verse of the day: Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Thought for the day: Lifting a huge piece of rock is beyond human possibilities. But it can be easily achieved with the help of a crane. Human impossibilities are made possible by God. When we think of our own strength, we get disappointed as our weakness is stronger than our strength. But when we realize our own weakness, God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. What are you trying to accomplish today? Are you facing failure after failure? Are you in the verge of giving up on something? Doing it through Christ will free you from stress and anxiety, more than that, eventually it will be done.
Balan Swaminathan May 09, 2010