Verse of the day: Luke 10:42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.
Thought for the day: All of us must be struggling with priorities. Given a chance I would like to live in a place of my choice. I would prefer to work for big companies who hold major share in the market. I would long to be in the place where my parents and relatives are. I would wish to study after office hours and during weekends to develop my career. I would love to travel and enjoy life with my family and friends. On the other hand I clearly know God’s purpose in my life. His plans concerning my future are beyond my imagination. The vision God has given me and the passion He has dropped within me are beyond comprehension. I really struggle between these simultaneous forces pulling me apart in different directions. Not just me, it must be the same struggle with you too. Unless I set my priorities right, I will end up in doing something that has no eternal impact. I end up in living somewhere that is not the place where God wants me to be. I will miserably fail to do what God wants me to do in this short span of life on earth. Jesus turned to Martha and said, “Mary has chosen that good part which will not be taken away from her”. What is your priority today?
Balan Swaminathan Thursday Jan 20, 2011
Verse of the day: Psalm 24:4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully.
Thought for the day: God would not have found anyone who qualifies according to the above verse if Jesus had not come. Not just my hands, my heart and my soul, my whole being was corrupted. But one day when I came to Jesus, His precious blood washed me completely. Today I am allowed to stand in His Holy presence only because God sees me through the blood of His Son Jesus. I need this cleansing not just three times a day, but every moment of my life. Without this cleansing I feel guilty to kneel down. Without this cleansing I feel unworthy to preach. Without this cleansing I am vulnerable to the attack of the enemy. Wherever I go I need His blood to stay clean. More than all these, do you know that we need be found clean to get caught up when Jesus comes? He is coming soon. Get ready, be cleansed and remain clean.
Balan Swaminathan Sunday, Jan 19, 2011
Verse of the day: Psalm 69:36 Also, the descendants of His servants shall inherit it, And those who love His name shall dwell in it.
Thought for the day: God honors His servants. In whatever level you are serving the Lord, God honors you accordingly. Today many are blessed because of their parents, grandparents who served the Lord. You would have left everything since you started serving the Lord. You would not have gained anything for your children in your life time as you serve the Lord. But the Lord says, “Your children will inherit my blessings”. Do not worry about your family and children. Do not allow your family burden narrow down your vision. It is not you, the Lord who takes care of your family.
Balan Swaminathan Sunday, Jan 18, 2011
Verse of the day: Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;
Thought for the day: As North America is experiencing severe winter, people hardly go out of home once they come back from their work. Most of them workout at home or go to fitness centers. It is essential for everyone to keep their body fit especially during winter. Paul asks us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. The message is simple. Paul warns us not to take our salvation for granted. It was purchased with extremely high cost. On the same time, it could be lost so easily for no cost. Losing it on the way will change our destiny. Paul is cautioning us to review our relationship with the Lord to ensure it is healthy. Daily prayer time and meditation of the Word are essential to keep our salvation working. Take it serious, not to be neglected.
Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Jan 17, 2011
Verse of the day: John 4:14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Thought for the day: Nothing else satisfied me until I received the anointing of the Holy Spirit. As water quenches the thirst of the body, the anointing satisfies the thirst of the soul. As a fountain gives out fresh water every second, this anointing springs up from within us and flows into eternal life. All that you need to do is receive this water from Christ and allow it to spring up within you. Every day refresh yourself with this fresh water. Allow this water to cleanse your life. Very soon you will find this cannot be contained within you. It will overflow and turn into a river that flows from you. Wherever this river goes there will be blessing and healing. You will be amazed to see the river quenching the thirst of many others. As this water springs up and flows into everlasting life, those who drew water from this flow will be found along with you in the everlasting life. What a blessing it is!
Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Jan 16, 2011