Verse of the day: Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Thought for the day: A little boy was playing with the toys in the play section of a big super store. His mom came back and called him after one round of purchase. As he was so deeply drowned in his play, he never bothered to respond to his mom and she went for another round of purchase. The same story repeated for the second time and when she came after the final round of purchase, she found the boy was missing. She complained to the police and the next day morning the boy was found sleeping in the open garage of the neighborhood. Later they came know that while playing, suddenly he realized that it was too late; mom would have gone home and started walking towards home. He lost his way back, crying and wandering in the dark streets without any help and finally found shelter in the garage. Mom looked at him with tears and said, “Son, you should have come to me when I stood next to you and called you”. It is true, how many opportunities God has given us to come closer to Him. We reject His call every single time and continue to live in our own way. It may be too late by the time we decide to respond to His call.
Balan Swaminathan Feb 06, 2011
Verse of the day: Psalm 85:6 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Thought for the day: Not many are happy about going to churches and prayer meetings. Those who enjoy life outside come and sit inside the church as if they lost everything in their life. People come out after church service with a great relief as if they are released from the prison. If you ask the youth, they may say that the toughest time for them during the week is the time they sit inside the church. Why? Why don’t people find happiness and joy in the presence of the Lord? The answer is “Revival”. Lives need to be touched and revived in order to experience the joy of the Lord. Lets us cry out and ask the Lord to send us the revival.
Balan Swaminathan Feb 03, 2011
Verse of the day: Psalm 103:5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Thought for the day: Eagle is certainly one of the amazing members of the bird family. Eagles differ from many other birds in terms of its prey, size, build, head and beak. Eagle is known for many of its outstanding characteristics. Eagle’s extremely keen vision is something the church needs today. Eagle’s ability to spot potential prey from a very long distance is an essential characteristic of the church today to identify the chosen or predestined souls who are lost in this world. Eagle can fly directly into the sun without being blinded. Church should be able to sets its focus on the “Sun of righteousness” without any distraction of this world in order to fulfill its mission. Leadership of the church today needs the vision of the eagle to take the church into higher spiritual levels and to reach the ends of the earth with the Gospel.
Balan Swaminathan Feb 02, 2011
Verse of the day: Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Thought for the day: If you say that you are sad, one can understand it. But if you say that you are deeply sad and you are not able to come out of your sorrow, then you need to make sure your salvation. Your salvation is like a lifesaver in the boat. If you try taking a lifesaver beneath water, you are pushed to the surface as no one can ever make it sink. It always floats. When you are pushed into deep sorrow, your salvation restores you back and makes you keep going. It puts the joy back in your heart. What an amazing gift the precious salvation is!
Balan Swaminathan Feb 01, 2011
Verse of the day: Galatians 3:8-9 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
Thought for the day: The blessings we experience today through the Gospel of Jesus Christ were given to Abraham and he experienced them even before Christ came to this world. Blessings such as salvation, remission of sin, conversion, repentance, faith, consecration, eternal life, spiritual revelations, redemption, sanctification, justification, bodily healing, health, grace, heirship, reconciliation, imputation of righteousness, answer to prayer, bodily resurrection, fruit of the Spirit, infilling of the Holy Spirit, gifts of the Spirit and many others experienced by the gospel were experienced by those who rely on faith along with Abraham.
Balan Swaminathan Jan 11, 2011