Verse of the day: Matthew 21:2 Jesus saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me.
Thought for the day: All of us are tied up with something or other in our lives. It is true that we are out of the clutches of sin, but not that of the world and Satan. He ensures that we are always tied up with something so that we are ineffective for God. Many of us are tied up with our day to day issues concerning parents, children, friends, relatives, work, studies, sickness, poverty, hobbies, recently bought house, SUV, ATV, RV, etc. Inevitably all these are attached to our lives at some point or other. We struggle to getaway but we fail and eventually forced to believe that these are essential for living. By the time we think we are out of all these, we realize it is too late. Beware that it is the trick of the enemy to make you and me ineffective for God. Time is running out!
Balan Swaminathan May 05, 2010
Verse of the day: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
Thought for the day: Do you know that many are disappointed on you as they tried their level best to destroy you, but they couldn’t? Whether someone is there or not, but definitely the devil has already given up on you as many of his attempts failed on you. It may be in your work place, may be within your family, may be in your ministry, etc. Sometimes we could sense that there is something rising against us, we may pray in the spirit and overcome. Many times we don’t even know when things are coming against us. But the Spirit of the LORD lifts up a standard against those attacks and protects us. But remember according to Isaiah 54:17, this blessing is only for the servants of the Lord. Are you a servant of the Lord?
Balan Swaminathan May 04, 2010
Verse of the day: Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and make the crooked places straight [and level the mountains]
Thought for the day: Driving in a narrow crooked road that runs through the mountain is a challenging task. We will not know what is ahead of us until we take every turn. That is true in our life too. We will not know what is going to happen tomorrow until we face tomorrow. Every one of us faces challenges that we would not have imagined. Unexpected situations make us stumble on our way. But God says, He will make the crooked places straight and level the mountains. That certainly gives better visibility into tomorrow. More than that He says, He will go before us. That means we don’t need to worry about tomorrow, all that we need to do is just follow Him. What a privilege it is!
Balan Swaminathan May 03, 2010
Verse of the day: 1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby,
Thought for the day: God is more concerned about the growth of our inner man. Inner man grows not by singing, not by worshipping, not by preaching, not by sharing our testimony and not by praying. All these are essential, but none of these can substitute reading, studying and meditating the Word of God. Our spiritual growth is not measured based on the congregation and the kind of miracle that takes place as we pray. It is purely based on how deeply we are rooted on God’s Word. Only that depth makes us to stand firm for Christ till the end. Otherwise, we may be easily uprooted when the wind blows.
Balan Swaminathan May 02, 2010
Verse of the day: Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Thought for the day: The wells of salvation represent the temporal and eternal blessings God has in store for His children. In order to inherit these blessings, everyone is required to build their own wells of salvation. Start building your own wells of salvation. The wells are built on the day when you are saved. Once you are saved by the blood of Jesus Christ, the blessings are added every day in your wells. As you pray, testify and serve the Lord, blessings are added inside your wells. These blessings such as healing, protection, deliverance, goodness, mercy and strength (Psalm 103:3-6) are stored inside these wells and can be drawn out at anytime by you. Do you have these wells of salvation built around your life?
Balan Swaminathan Sunday, Jan 23, 2011