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Faith Over Fear

My prayer for you today is Ephesians 3:14-21

14 So I kneel humbly in awe before the Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah

15 The perfect Father of every father and child in heaven and on the earth.

16 And I pray that He would unveil within you the unlimited riches of his glory and favor until supernatural strength floods your innermost being with his divine might and explosive power.

17 Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life.

18–19 Then you will be empowered to discover what every holy one experiences—the great magnitude of the astonishing love of Christ in all its dimensions. How deeply intimate and far-reaching is his love! How enduring and inclusive it is! Endless love beyond measurement that transcends our understanding—this extravagant love pours into you until you are filled to overflowing with the fullness of God!

20 Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for His miraculous power constantly energizes you.

21 Now we offer up to God all the glorious praise that rises from every church in every generation through Jesus Christ—and all that will yet be manifest through time and eternity. Amen!

Choose to overcome the fear that is terrorising you with His faith that empowers you. God is reminding you today that He is for you, He is with you and He is fighting the battle for you. Exchange your worries for His peace. Fear is a lie. Faith is the truth that exposes the lie. Trust Him enough to take care of your life. He is waiting for you. Say YES to Jesus today and unfold the abundant life He has for you

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LOVE AFGHANISTAN – A CALL FOR PRAYER

My heart cried out to the Lord this morning for Afghanistan

Lord ” What can I do for Afghanistan ? ” I asked

He said ” LOVE Afghanistan ”

Listen to the below video where I share what the Lord laid on my heart this morning

If this stirs your heart and you are willing to stand in the gap for Afghanistan, I would love to see you in my Zoom meeting starting today, 7pm – 8pm AEST , for the next 7 days 17th Aug – 23rd Aug

Jeremiah 22:3

Learn to do right

Seek Justice

Defend the Oppressed

Take up the cause of the fatherless

Plead the case of the Widow

ZOOM DETAILS : Sindu Varathan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.Topic: Sindu Varathan’s Personal Meeting RoomJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us04web.zoom.us/j/8023399131…Meeting ID: 802 339 9131Passcode: 9rzWwJ#LoveAFGHANISTAN#PrayForAfghanistan

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👣FOOTPRINTS👣

A Message with Love 💌

FOOTPRINTS
Pic Courtesy : Google

In a Christian walk with God, I have experienced that the hardest phase in one’s faith in God is to keep up our trust in God when we feel like the storms are tearing our life apart. We feel like it’s hard to keep going and trusting God, even when it doesn’t makes sense. It might feel impossible to hang on to that little seed of faith God put in our hearts called HOPE, even when we have no idea of what’s going to happen next in our lives.

Rest assured, I want to take a moment to encourage anyone standing at that cross road right now. Let me tell you, I have been there and it’s definitely not worth giving up your faith in God for this storm in your life, which is just a phase of your life.

My prayer for you is as you know that God is with you at all times, may you also know that He actually carries you during those special times, May you be reminded of His unfailing love for you. No, He never leaves ever and definitely not in your times of trouble. He loves you too much to see you suffer. Hang in there, God sees the bigger picture. Trust in Him. He will make and turn everything together for good !

Joshua 1:9 “This is my command.Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Stay Blessed in Him💞

Prepare NOT Propel

Here is a word of encouragement for you today !

As I was driving to pick my daughter from school, I saw a picture of a sling shot flash through my mind. I asked the Lord what He has to say and I believe this is what His heart has for you

“ This is the time to prepare not propel “

You might be exhausted and thinking life is going no where. You are tired of staying in that place and wondering when you will get out of that position in your life. Hear what the Lord has to say.

“This is the time to prepare and not propel”

I did a quick Google search on how a slingshot works .. and got the below

“The stored energy is called potential energy. The farther the rubber bands are stretched, the more potential energy is stored. When the rubber bands are released, the potential energy that has been stored up is converted into kinetic energy, which causes motion. This is how your slingshot works! “
Credit : Google

The place where you are right now is the place of your preparation ground for the possible propelling you are about to have in the future. You might be stretched farther than you have ever imagined. This preparation ground equips you with the life skills and helps you store all the potential energy required when you are ready to propel and also when you reach the higher ground. Don’t take matter into your own hands and propel when you are supposed to be on solid ground now

Take encouragement from this verse and declare it with confidence over your situation right now

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He makes everything beautiful in His time

He is never too early not too late. So don’t strive just rest in His unconditional love for you

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Devotion Day 4 – The Source not Sidelines

In these modern days, people tend to get influenced by words from Godly leaders more than the actual God Himself.

‘ God Loves You ‘ …These words from a famous preacher speaks to one more than them reading the Word for themselves and knowing God indeed loves them from John 3:16. Nothing wrong in being influenced by a preacher, but no man or woman should be worshiped so much that they replace the place of God in one’s life. See when a source is misplaced, life is misplaced too.

The source that never drains, the source that is always refreshing, the source that always guides, always protects, always encourages the faint heart is Jesus Himself. Everything else is a depleting sideline.

John 15:5 “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless.

Let’s look at an example from the Bible, Saul who took consultation from a medium when He did not get an answer from the Lord. The prophet Samuel was dead, and the vast army of Philistines had gathered to fight against Israel. Frightened Saul inquires of the Lord but God was no longer speaking to Saul because of his continual disobedience. So Saul turned back to consulting with a medium, which he himself previously had banned from the Land. Saul was initially connected to the source and when things did not turn out as expected, his impatience and disobedience lead him to make wrong choices that are forbidden by God

1 Samuel 28:3-7 Samuel was now dead. All Israel had mourned his death and buried him in Ramah, his hometown. Saul had long since cleaned out all those who held séances with the dead.

4-5 The Philistines had mustered their troops and camped at Shunem. Saul had assembled all Israel and camped at Gilboa. But when Saul saw the Philistine troops, he shook in his boots, scared to death.

Saul prayed to God, but God didn’t answer—neither by dream nor by sign nor by prophet.

So Saul ordered his officials, “Find me someone who can call up spirits so I may go and seek counsel from those spirits.”

The Bible teaches us and in fact warns us from John 16:33 that in this world we will have tribulations , trials , trouble and hardships. One of the strategies God teaches us to get through these tough times, is to stay connected to the source even when it does not make sense. Staying connected to the source will help us with the strength needed for the journey and encouragement to stay on track. Changing tracks might seem the easiest option at such time but that will eventually lead to the path of destruction and chaos

John 4:13 Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never thirst again; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

Today’s heavenly invite is very special for 2 groups of people.

  1. For those that are already connected to the source but finding it hard to stay the course as the mystery is not helping you
  2. For those that are connected to the sidelines and its time to change track to choose the eternal source, Jesus

For Group 1 , the encouragement from the Lord as you are waiting on Him to strengthen you is Isaiah 40:31 ” But those who wait for Yahweh’s grace will experience divine strength.They will rise up on soaring wings and fly like eagles,  run their race without growing weary, and walk through life without giving up ” Be encouraged, He sees your heart ! He will come through for you !

If you belong to Group 2, He is inviting you to be part of His family. An invitation to connect to the eternal source of life filled with joy and peace which does not depend on any circumstance. This is the day the Lord has made for you to join His family. Choose to say YES to Him

Pray this prayer with me

Father God,

Thank you for the invite. Thank you for meeting me right where I am in my journey. Thank you for refreshing my heart. As I choose to join your family and seek to live this mysterious life on earth, help me to navigate the ups and downs with your wisdom and strength. I seek to honor you in my life through my actions and words. Thank you for the source of life. Teach me wondrous things from your Word everytime I sit down with my Bible

In Jesus Name I ask and Pray

Amen

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Devotion Day 3 : Re-Label your life

I bought a bike for daughter’s 7th birthday. The bike came with a manual that had specific instructions on how to put it together so it can function as intended. I was too lazy to read that manual. I wanted to save time so ignored the manual and started assembling the bike on my own , not to mention with the little knowledge I had. I got stuck half way through , still not wanting to go to the bulk sized manual that came with the bike, I reverted to youtube videos trying to get some help. The end result after countless hours of trying was a bike put together with no brake functionality, which was pretty much unusable. I finally resolved to what I should have done way earlier – to sit down, read the instructions and then fix the mess. I could have saved myself so much heartache only and only if I had turned to the original source of instruction way early , which is the manual specially designed for this particular bike. I learnt my lesson the hard way

This beautiful life sometimes takes us through ugly turns. We strive and strive, sometimes being the boss of our own lives, sometimes blindly following people ahead of us not even knowing if their path is our path and sometimes with pure ignorance bliss. Along the path, we knowingly or unknowingly take on the labels that life throws at us and believe them to be our identity / destiny. While labels that nourish our souls and propel us towards our destiny are good, there are also negative labels that are purely aimed at destruction and confusion in our life. The devil is clever in playing deceitful tactics on our minds through our situations and if we are not able to discern his lies with the Word of God, which should be our source of truth, we go down a spiral life of negativity and hopelessness.

When the world screams at you ‘ You are unloved and rejected ‘ , you defeat that lie with the Word of Truth ‘ You are so unconditionally loved that God gave His only son to die for YOU ‘ – John 3:16 .

Reading the Word of God equips you in every possible way to expose the lies of the devil and for your heart to declare His truth for your life. It is time to re-label your life. Time to tear down those labels that are not of God and to take on those labels , that God wants you to have and freely given to you. The label of the fruits of the Holy Spirit, of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and self control

Today is a heavenly invite for you to choose to partner with God to re-label your life with His source of truth, The WORD The Bible. And when you do that, He promises that the Holy Spirit within you will help you live the abundant life He has promised you. What more can be to a life lived glorifying His name !

Galatians 5 ; 25-23 But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions

joy that overflows,

peace that subdues,

patience that endures,

kindness in action,

a life full of virtue,

faith that prevails,

gentleness of heart, and

strength of spirit.

Father God,

As I lay down my life once again before You, please help me to re-label my life with the truth from your Word. I acknowledge that I can do nothing without you and seek Your help here. Open my eyes so I can see wondrous things from the Lord. Equip me to tear down the lies that are trying to steal the joy in my life and my family members life. I declare that no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Thank you for Your Word.

In Jesus Name

Amen

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Devotion Day 2 – World Through Word

” See the world through my Word. Look through my lens. Change your perspective ” says the Lord

How hard is it to search for a lost something in the dark ? Darkness diminishes the hope of finding the lost item and eventually leads you to quit searching. When there is darkness surrounding you, there is no clarity of vision . Darkness deceives you into believing that the situation is far worse than you imagined

The world could be viewed as a place full of dark spots where if we loose our vision, we could easily get lost. We could sway from the God given purpose for our life and eventually loose perspective of His vision for us. Darkness then takes control of our thoughts and puts us in the perfect rut leading us into the belief that there is no way out of it

The Bible gives us the perfect instruction to protect ourselves from the World. To look at the world through the lens of the WORD.

Psalm 119: 130 The unfolding of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple

I love Numbers 13 . When Moses sent the spies to Canaan to see what it was like before the Israelites entered the land, all that the spies could see was the ‘giant’ men and the ‘walled city’ . They knew it was a land flowing with milk and honey but their fearful eyes could not see beyond the obstacles. They looked and perceived themselves as ‘grasshoppers’ so small in comparison to those ‘ giant’ men they saw in the land of Canaan. On the contrary, Caleb was presented with the same situation but he saw things differently. He knew there was obstacles but he also knew His God was stronger than the obstacles they faced. His perspective to look through the eyes of God made all the difference here.

Today is a heavenly invite for you to overcome the ‘grasshopper’ perspective and look at your situation / yourself through the lens of the Word .. He says ‘ You are the Apple of My eye – Zechariah 2:8 ‘ . Trust in God and overcome . You can overcome any situation with God.

Claim this verse and declare it over your life. You are more than a conqueror.

Romans 8:37-39

37 Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!

38 So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles,[c] fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. 39 There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!

If you are ready to become an overcome through Christ , pray this prayer with me !

Dear Father,

Thank You for speaking to me today. Thank you for understanding my struggles and teaching me a way out of it. As I choose to get rid of my ‘grasshopper’ mentality help me to see things through the eyes of your Word. Teach me strategies to overcome things of this world that are not of You and help me to live out a life that glorifies You.

In Jesus Name I ask and Pray

Amen