Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Psalm 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth—Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.

Thought for the day: I used to wonder how our song brings fear among others and causes them to trust the Lord. Later I understood two important reasons for that. When we sing, we sing praises to our God. Also according to Psalm 32:7, when we sing, we sing songs of deliverance. God wants all of us to sing to Him. God is pleased in our songs. Our song brings praises to him and the sacrifice of our praises brings deliverance to others. Many will hear our song, see the deliverance of God in their lives, fear Him and trust Him.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Apr 26, 2010


Verse of the day: John 12:35 Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going.

Thought for the day: Even though Jesus was talking about His death in the above passage, it is applicable for us who live in the last days when a great darkness is going to come upon the earth. Physical darkness comes into our lives as we grow older. Spiritual darkness comes if we go away from the Lord. A greater darkness comes upon the earth as we come closer to the coming of the Lord. This darkness is due to the wickedness of people and that is of satanic in nature. Jesus tells us to walk while we have light. We think we need to grow in the Lord and become mature one day in order to do anything for the Lord. We take pride in saying that God is preparing me for a future breakthrough. It doesn’t really matter what we are planning to do. All that matters is what we are doing today. Remember we need to walk when we have light. Now we have health, spiritual enlightenment, and light outside everywhere. Just do whatever God puts in your mind. Do not reserve it for a future day, it may not be ours.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Apr 25, 2010


Verse of the day: Psalm 28:1 To You I will cry, O LORD my Rock: Do not be silent to me, Lest, if You are silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit.

Thought for the day: When we are totally sold out to God, we come to a situation where nothing else in this world satisfies us other than doing His will. We may be waiting on the Lord to move further. People may not understand as we don’t react to them in the way we used to. In that situation the only hope is God and His promises. We call upon His name, wait on Him but unfortunately the only answer we get from Him is “silence”. At times we feel that we are the only one left out in this planet as the only hope we had is God, and even He is not responding to our cry. We are terribly bombarded with a feeling that the whole life is sucked out of us and we live as if we are dead. That is the exact feeling David was experiencing in His life. That gives us good comfort as it is not just we alone; someone else has already walked through it.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Apr 24, 2010


Verse of the day: Psalm 56:8 …Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?

Thought for the day: When we become upset, our brains and bodies overreact and work overtime by producing chemicals and hormones. The chemicals and hormones disappear from our body through the form of tears. As our tears flow, they sooth our sadness or distress by withdrawing these chemical agents. But David realized the fact that these tear drops are collected and accounted by someone. When we cry to our Lord, He collects them, counts them and accounts them. What a precious Father we have in heaven. Today we may be crying out to God for our own problems, for our dear ones, for an unknown person or may be standing in the gap and interceding for nations, leaders and for the salvation of souls. We may not be rewarded in earth for any of these. But when we go to heaven, the Lord will open the books and reward you and me accordingly. What a privilege and honor it will be.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Apr 23, 2010


Verse of the day: 2 Corinthians 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

Thought for the day: When I read this verse I remember the construction vehicle called “bulldozer”. This massive construction vehicle doesn’t care what is in front of it. Without any hesitation, it moves… earth, rock and debris. Walls are brought down and even houses are easily demolished by this vehicle. God has called us to be “bulldozers” for Him. Unless we are one of those kinds, we cannot accomplish His purpose in this world. Even to accomplish a little for God, one has to face tremendous opposition. He is not looking for timid, sluggish and chicken hearted. He is looking for bold and aggressive men and women of God who can fight against the schemes of the enemy in establishing God’s kingdom.

Balan Swaminathan Thursday, Jan 13, 2011