Thought for the day Archive


Verse of the day: Psalm 55:17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.

Thought for the day: We may eat three times a day to remain strong. A doctor may prescribe drugs three times daily to remain healthy. A nurse may monitor the body condition three times a day to ensure post surgical recovery. One may call the babysitter at least three times from the office to ensure her baby is doing fine. There are many other activities carried out three times in a day to ensure proper condition is maintained. But none of us really care about how many time we get connected to our heavenly Father. The secret of a victorious Christian life is a constant connection with the Lord. You will be able to easily overcome the challenges of daily life if you practice what David prescribes here. Pray Three Times Daily (Spiritual dosage: TID).

Balan Swaminathan Jan 03, 2011


Verse of the day: Joel 3:16 …But the LORD will be a shelter for His people, And the strength of the children of Israel.

Thought for the day: When Tsunami hit the land, the survivors were taken into the shelters as they lost all their belongings including their houses. When geologists predict the occurrence of disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, people in that region are moved to shelters as a safety measure. When situations turn against a child of God, God takes him or her into His shelter. In His shelter one can find perfect peace and total protection until the raging attacks calm down. As little chicks run towards the mama hen when an eagle tries to grab them, come running towards God in the time of trouble as He gives you shelter under His wings.

Balan Swaminathan Jan 02, 2011


Verse of the day: Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Thought for the day: What else we expect the world to offer to us today? Very easily we get disappointed when someone turns his face away from us. We hate the job because the manager is not in favor of us. We do not hesitate to break the friendship as someone fails to understand us. We are not happy about others as they fail to help us in the time of need. Today child birth is considered as an important event in the family. Multiple hospital visits to ensure normal health of the baby and the mother, sessions for educating both the partners on child birth and child care, preparation of the house for the new born including purchasing all the baby items, decorating the house, etc. Think of what this world had to offer to Mary and the baby Jesus on the day when He was born. It was not just an accident that Jesus was born in a manger. If we fail to understand the significance of this fact, we become unaware of the basic foundation of Christianity called humility. Jesus came for a purpose and he accomplished it. He didn’t care about who liked Him and who disliked Him. If you are a child of God, don’t expect the world to offer its approval in everything.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 21, 2010


Verse of the day: Luke 1:30-31 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.

Thought for the day: This was shocking news for Mary on that day when the angel announced the birth of Jesus Christ. Mary would not have expected such news from the angel as she only got engaged. After clarifying few issues with the angel Mary said, “Let it be to me according to your word”. God honors such commitment. Once you know what is expected by God, no matter what it takes, commit to it. That is what Mary did on that day. An unconditional commitment to the will of God and an absolute surrender to the voice of God resulted in the birth of Jesus Christ.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 20, 2010


Verse of the day: Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another, Nor My praise to carved images.

Thought for the day: Our God is a jealous God. The Lord says, “I will not be patient concerning this matter anymore”. Knowingly when people go away from God, He waits for them patiently, but not for ever. He cannot accept His children going away from Him seeking after any other form of God. It may be anything in our lives such as job, education, friends, relationship, sports, entertainment, etc. Moment one tries to replace God with any of these, God takes it personally and says “I will not give my glory to another”. One who does not respond to His love, He instructs. Who does not obey His instruction, He rebukes. If His rebuke doesn’t work, He sends punishment. God does this to ensure His glory is not given to another. The more we delay to acknowledge His Lordship in our lives; the chances are more to become victims of His wrath.

Balan Swaminathan Dec 17, 2010