Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Ephesians 5:3-4 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Thought for the day: Water is stored in dams and released in a controlled manner for the purpose of cultivation and power generation. Some of these reservoirs are gigantic with surface area of more than 100 square kilometer, capacity of few billion cubic meters and able to generate more than 1000 MW electricity. The walls of these reservoirs are to be strong enough to withstand the tremendous pressure exerted on them. A slight weak spot on the wall can be the cause of a massive destruction of the neighboring low line agricultural areas where thousands of people live. Today there are weak spots inside churches, ministries, homes and even within us. Unless these weak spots are identified and fixed, a massive destruction of what is preserved over the years is certain. Run a self check to identify such potential flaws within you, otherwise the future is not yours.

Balan Swaminathan Feb 21, 2011


Verse of the day: 1 Corinthians 10:12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

Thought for the day: The slide has two sides, one for climbing and the other one for sliding. Climbing requires much effort for a child where as it really enjoys sliding downwards. The child takes much pleasure in climbing, sliding and repeating the same for multiple times. In our Christian walk with the Lord, we take much effort to build our spiritual life by fasting, praying and meditating the Word. While we think that we are standing, we suddenly slip, slide down and reach the place where originally started from. We find this pattern repeating year after year. Another Biblical term representing this phenomenon is called “Spiritual Bondage”. We need extra strength to break this bondage and come out. Seek out for fellowship with a Spirit filled church/fellowship where true Word of God is preached and testimony is retained.

Balan Swaminathan Feb 17, 2011


Verse of the day: Exodus 12:7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.

Thought for the day: Is your dwelling protected enough? A bird’s nest is meant to be a safe place for eggs and the little ones. Many birds select caves, hidden gaps, the insides of hollow trees or chimneys, cliff faces, and holes in the sides of buildings as good places to nest. Some birds protect their nests from sun or wind by orienting the nest opening appropriately. It’s amazing how well some birds’ nests blend with their surroundings. Nest constructed of twigs and leaves situated among the same materials is almost impossible to spot. Today your household needs to be protected from every possible attack of the enemy. A house without family prayer is considered as a house with no roof. When people in a house don’t seek after the protection in the blood of Jesus, the house has no walls around it. Safety is first. When the family gets together in prayer and applies the blood of Jesus, it is certainly impossible for the enemy to spot.

Balan Swaminathan Feb 16, 2011


Verse of the day: 1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

Thought for the day: A bud will not become a flower and a fruit in a day. A larva will not become a pupa and a butterfly over night. An egg will not hatch in a day or two and become a chick. A baby will not come out of mother’s womb until 9th month. In the same way, good leaders are made, not just born. Growth happens over a period of time. Skills are developed over a period of time. In the same manner God develops a person over a period of time. Every one of us has rough edges in our lives. Our rubbing with the surroundings makes our appearance and attitude smother as the rough stones are smoothened by the river stream. The roughness of the stones may hurt those who are around, but the smoothness of the pebbles is liked by everyone. The process of enhancing our character may be painful, but the end result is marvelous. It is worth going through it.

Balan Swaminathan Feb 15, 2011


Verse of the day: 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Thought for the day: As we live in the last days, the devil is trying to deceive as many as possible. But I would say he is lazy, because he always looks for low hanging fruits. He doesn’t go around searching for someone in isolation. By doing this he takes a clever move of deceiving those who are well known, popular, leaders with many followers. He draws them towards sin, he brings separation within their families and he brings false accusation to gain public attention through media. When such thing happens, the followers of such leaders are deserted and churches are emptied. For this same reason Peter is asking us to be vigilant. If I am a spiritual leader standing in front of others, what I think as private is no more private. It is not one eye, many eyes are watching me. I need to be careful in every move. Every word I speak makes either a constructive or a destructive impact on others. Be vigilant!

Balan Swaminathan Feb 14, 2011