BLOCKOUT- the world with THE WORD

My sister gifted these curtains to me as we moved into our new home,during her visit to Australia in 2016. Up until today, it was safely packed away in my linen closet.

The past few weeks have been really sunny in Melbourne and the scorching heat got the better of us, with no aircon in our home. So here I was trying to find ways to block the sun, in an effort to reduce the house being heated up due to the sun exposure. Suddenly I remembered these curtains. Neither did I have rods to put them on or had the patient to airtask this to someone. I wanted this so desperately done so I just nailed it to the wall. That did the job for me now. The sun is out of our living room and bed room, helping us to cool down a lot better than before

I went on about my normal Sunday, going to church. As I was driving the word ‘blockout’ stuck to my mind. I started pondering on this word till I got to put the below together for us.

In our day- to-day life we all are constantly blocking something or someone in our life. Right from applying sunscreen to blocking the sun which is more of a physical block or to block that annoying person in your life which is more of a mental block , there is some sort of blocking activity going on. According to our reasoning minds, we do all this for our own good and sanity.

What if I say, there is something that is readily available, which is absolutely FREE and is invaluable which when applied leads to an abundant life, a life full of contentment, joy and peace irrespective of your circumstances or situation on hand. That’s the most valuable block one can use in their lives but yet sadly, the least used block of all times

THE WORD OF GOD

Sometimes or rather most of the time, just like the way I had my sisters gifted curtain on my shelves for almost 3 whole years , which if used effectively would have helped me with the scorching heat, we tend to shelf the Word of God safely in one corner of our lives, defeating the purpose of the very reason God gifted it to us – a user manual to live a joyful life.

It’s time to apply the Word of God on our hearts and minds, to use it as a block to shield us from the futile thoughts of the world. It’s time to dust that Bible safety stored away on our shelves. It’s time to block the negativity of the world with the peace of God and that can only be achieved when we apply the Word of God practically in our day-to-day lives

Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take

Joshua 1:8

Determine for yourself, this week to block those negative thoughts , those painful hurts and those baseless lies of this world that come to get you … with the truth, assurance and Hope that the Word of God offers

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon

Ephesians 6:13-16

Overcome the World with the Word

Declare this promise over yourself this week

Remember Intentional living goes hand in hand with intentional filtering, from things that drain the life out of you to things that give you life filled with Hope

Your word is a lamp to my feet


and a light to my path

Psalm 119:105

Dear God,

Help me to use the Word of God as a filter to all that passes through my heart and mind this week. Help me to block that’s not helping my life and help me to apply Your ways from the Word in my life. I commit this week to You. Help me to have a productive week. I rely on Your strength and wisdom for me this week.

In Jesus Name

Amen

Stay Blessed in Him💞

A CHRISTmas REFLECTion

In my part of the world, Christmas Day is almost over. With all the hustle and bustle of family get-togethers, gift unwrapping, celebration meal preparations, tradition of going to church on Christmas day that comes with it, I sat down to reflect on what this day really means to me and probably for all of us

For many this is a jolly season, a season of holidays, a season of festivities, a season of break, a season of quality family time.

For many Christians like me, it is a day of Hope, a day of rejoicing, a day of light when love become real in the form of Jesus and redeemed each and every one of us from the clutches of sin. The Word of God confirms that in John 3:16

6 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jesus lived a life of sacrifice and love. To a world drowning in its own desires and wants, Jesus is the life boat that can save us.

Matthew 11:15 Whoever has ears, let Him hear

Imagine the world celebrates Christmas with its own ‘Xmas’ changes to it. STILL, Christmas is ONE day when people come together in a family to a lunch / dinner table putting aside all their differences, it’s ONE day when they take a break from work to spend quality time with their extended families, it’s ONE day when we want to do something for the underprivileged, it’s ONE day when people extend their heart of generosity for kids that never receive a present, it’s ONE day when forgiveness is extended, it’s ONE day when few step into a church for the first time, it’s one day when separated parents for once agree on their child custody for spending time with the child.

From what I have noticed it’s ONE day when people choose love instead of hate irrespective of situations, forgiveness instead of revenge irrespective of circumstances and extend grace like never before all with a smile, as it’s CHRISTmas. I see the spirit of CHRIST in every home during this season in one form or the other

If ONE CHRISTmas day has so much impact in our personal lives, how much more will there be peace and joy on this earth, how much more will there be love and hope reinstated , if ONLY we chose to celebrate all our days like CHRISTmas

Today calls for restoration of our faith in love, in peace, in joy, in hope through belief in Jesus Christ. That is shown in our acts of love and kindness towards our own self and towards each other .

Today I want to introduce you to the way of love

1 Corinthians 13 The Message (MSG)

The Way of Love

13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

A sacrificial love that Jesus willingly gave up His life for the you and me, just so we can live a life free of sin.

Today I encourage you to CHOOSE LOVE

Today I encourage you to LOVE like CHRIST

That will be the greatest gift of all, that we can give Jesus, for His birthday today.

7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.

Love doesn’t strut,

Doesn’t have a swelled head,

Doesn’t force itself on others,

Isn’t always “me first,”

Doesn’t fly off the handle,

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

Doesn’t revel when others grovel,

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

Puts up with anything,

Trusts God always,

Always looks for the best,

Never looks back,

But keeps going to the end.

8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.

If we want to love like Jesus, we need the help of the author of the perfector of our faith. We cannot and do not have to do it alone. You might be thinking your life is over , or you are in your deepest pit, you might feel like nothing is going to change…….BUT

I have a word of HOPE for you. When going through a fire, if we focus on how bad the fire is , we are not helping ourselves in any way to get out of the fire. We risk ourselves being burnt by that fire. Rather we focus on how to get out of the fire, that will potentially save our lives. Today I want to encourage you to trust a God Jesus, who not only wants to quench the fire that’s burning your soul but also wants to refresh your soul with his living water that gives life. All you need is to believe. This is the day that the Lord has made. Do not let the day pass without receiving His gift of eternal life for yourself.

Prayer

The Sinners Prayer ( by Dr. Ray Pritchard )

Lord Jesus, for too long I’ve kept you out of my life. I know that I am a sinner and that I cannot save myself. No longer will I close the door when I hear you knocking. By faith I gratefully receive your gift of salvation. I am ready to trust you as my Lord and Savior. Thank you, Lord Jesus, for coming to earth. I believe you are the Son of God who died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead on the third day. Thank you for bearing my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life. I believe your words are true. Come into my heart, Lord Jesus, and be my Savior. Amen.

Stay Blessed in Him

Discover Your Praise Life

Australia For Jesus – Awakening – Day 3

God Worshippers and God Questers – this one is for you , from the heart of God

I attended an Awakening Australia session held today at the Marvel Stadium

WOW ! Witnessing the powerful manifestation of the Lord and His wonderous works, miraculous healing, tender uplifting of souls, breakthrough praise, I felt the Lord so close. I felt His warmth, His fire on me that compelled my heart to cry out ‘Lord, break my heart for what breaks yours. Help me to see the world through Your eyes ‘ and Bill Johnson’s prayer ‘ Lord, impart in my heart what you have for my life. I want to heal the sick, cast out demons, break strongholds, restore Hope and love people the way you loved them. Help me to see the world through your eyes. I am in 100% Lord and the Lord reminded me ‘ well, you said you were available too a week back ‘.. I knew deep in my heart something BIG that’s going to cost me is coming my way but I asked the Lord for grace to stand my ground and be obedient

During worship, I had a vision that kept coming back to me and I had to get it out. Hence my post. I used to feel hesitant before to speak out what the Lord laid on my heart but now I come with the authority that He has given me, and without any shame or intimidation I believe this is my calling and stepping out fully into what He has called me to do. To share what He lays on my heart for people to know and work on. No more fear or doubt devil

Here is my vision. I saw a HUGE ship approaching a HUGE ice berg. As we were worshipping and as the praise raised from the hearts of the people, the ship moved forward and started chipping the ice berg , slowly and steadily. I could feel the intensity as the praise rose so did the work of the HUGE ship chipping away the massive ice berg. Australia For Jesus !! The captain of the ship Jesus has set into action , commissioning His people to rescue the lost and restore Hope to the fallen. The ice berg could be anything in your life, depression, brokenness, sickness, anxiety, relational issues, abuse, trauma, you name it BUT take heart Jesus the captain of the ship has built His ship with your throne of praise and prayer, which is also your weapon to battle those fears that are raging in your heart and trying to tear you down. Keep your staff held high, just like Moses did. In your praise lies your breakthrough.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever

What happened tonight ?? David summarised it long time back. God-Worshippers co-partnering with God and chipping away what steals His people’s joy and chipping away whatever tries to tag them for things of the world in the form of distraction and temptation for futile things. It’s a kingdom partnership deal.

Psalm 22

Shout Hallelujah, you God-worshipers;

give glory, you sons of Jacob;

adore him, you daughters of Israel.

He has never let you down,

never looked the other way

when you were being kicked around.

He has never wandered off to do his own thing;

he has been right there, listening.

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Here in this great gathering for worship

I have discovered this praise-life.

And I’ll do what I promised right here

in front of the God-worshipers.

Down-and-outers sit at God’s table

and eat their fill.

Everyone on the hunt for God

is here, praising him.

“Live it up, from head to toe.

Don’t ever quit!”

27-28

From the four corners of the earth

people are coming to their senses,

are running back to God.

Long-lost families

are falling on their faces before him.

God has taken charge;

from now on he has the last word.

29

All the power-mongers are before him

—worshiping!

All the poor and powerless, too

—worshiping!

Along with those who never got it together

—worshiping!

30-31

Our children and their children

will get in on this

As the word is passed along

from parent to child.

Babies not yet conceived

will hear the good news—

that God does what he says.

So here is your declaration for the battle ahead and the strength for the victory that has already been achieved through Jesus. Discover your very own praise life

I believe that God has marked Australia as His own. The challenge now is to keep up the pursuit of God and a clean heart to inherit all that He has for us. And it starts with each individual willingly obeying the call of God on their lives, without comparison to one another, but with authority, identity and full acceptance of WHOSE they belong. We are all parts of ONE body and need to work together without jealousy or competition as we ALL work towards one common goal, save souls from perishing

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1-2 God claims Earth and everything in it,

God claims World and all who live on it.

He built it on Ocean foundations,

laid it out on River girders.

3-4

Who can climb Mount God?

Who can scale the holy north-face?

Only the clean-handed,

only the pure-hearted;

Men who won’t cheat,

women who won’t seduce.

5-6

God is at their side;

with God’s help they make it.

This, Jacob, is what happens

to God-seekers, God-questers.

My prayer for you tonight is

Psalm 27

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I’m sure now I’ll (you will ) see God’s goodness

in the exuberant earth.

Stay with God!

Take heart. Don’t quit.

I’ll say it again:

Stay with God.

Stay blessed

In Jesus Name

Amen

Hallow(IN) or Hell-No (OUT)

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My insight into Halloween

My daughter was so excited since last night. She said she decorated a spooky cardboard house at her daycare and all her friends were going to celebrate Halloween the next day. I can definitely say she was all for the fun with zero facts on what Halloween is all about 

As a Christian, I choose not to participate in any Halloween activity. For me, I find no fun or any sense in getting my child dressed up as a monster, fake blood dripping from her mouth and scaring people away with a ‘trick or treat ‘. 

Trust me, I have had dilemma’s in the past and also dressed up my daughter as a fairy for her previous Halloween day at daycare , thinking if she is a fairy then it should be NO problem. But this year, I had a conviction and I took my stand 

I had a ( atleast tried to ) have a conversation with my daughter that as Christians we don’t associate with anything dark or spooky stuff as we believe in light and everlasting Hope. Well, as you know it was hard for her little mind to comprehend what I was trying to tell her. So I took advantage of something that she loves to do and we made a deal, swap the Halloween party for a day spent with her grandpa , where she can have lots of play and most importantly watch Dory ( even if it is a 1000th time ). She probably might be ready for a more serious conversation next year. At the end of the day, she told me she agreed with me that there are much more positive things to celebrate about than celebrate Halloween which makes no sense. For her playing with grandpa and watching a movie with grandpa was a massive win. 

What I am trying to get across here is , as a parent we have the BIG responsibility of teaching our kids to discern the right way from the wrong. With younger kids, it’s our responsibility to take a decision on their behalf when they are too young to make a choice themselves. We might have a 1000 reasons to celebrate Halloween and twist it to suit our opinions thinking that ‘my child is not going to turn up like that but it’s just a days fun and lots of chocolates ‘ but deep down it has a lasting impression on the child’s heart and could send a wrong message for a life time . Children are like clay, they become what we shape them into 

Whenever I have a dilemma I run my thoughts through this Bible verse Phil 4:8-9

Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse

Does Hallow(IN) fulfill Gods way of living life ?  Think for yourself , then you will agree with me that it’s Hell-No(OUT)

May God give you the discernment when making choices for your children and the boldness to stand out from the crowd. Sometimes it’s best to stand alone than to follow a senseless crowd 

Stay Blessed in Him💞

Propel the CROSS Catalyst 

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The word CATALYST can be defined as ‘ a person or thing that causes a change or event to happen ‘ , be it good or not so good

In our lives we often have numerous situations that demand our attention and energy. We have relationships that need to be rebuilt , blessings to be rejoiced over, injustices we fume over addressed , hurtful emotions to be dealt with , in addition to an expectation to keep our current life intact, pretend nothing is wrong and keep going on.

My thought for you today is

Who/What are you turning to, to propel the much needed change in/for your life ?

God has definitely, without doubt given us capabilities and abilities to deal with our own issues and situations. But is our emotional intelligence and high IQ combined with our physical abilities sufficient enough to act as a catalyst to propel a change to achieve the desired outcome of rebuilding, restoring and rejoicing over what God had blessed us with and live the abundant life God has promised us.

The simple answer is NO . The reason being though God has clearly given us what we need for our lives , our life is a partnership with God. We all have a choice to make. We can try our best to be at our best without God but ultimately we will fail

Let me share a simple secret with you that will potentially give you a totally different perspective to deal with all of your life issues

Your relationship with THE ONE that created you determines EVERYTHING

It may sound ironic, as you might ask me how can I have a relation with someone that I can’t see, someone that I can’t hear and someone I can’t feel? Someone who is not tangible in any way or form.

My friend, let me run a parallel example for this spiritual truth. Air is something we can’t see, feel or touch. But breath (air) is the essence of life. If we stop breathing, there is no life. Our acceptance or denial of the existence of air, is not going to change the very nature of air, to give life. It’s the same with God. One’s opinion or assumption is not going to change the very nature of God, to love you unconditionally.

The Bible encourages us to taste God first, before we make our own assumptions or judgments about Him. It’s like us getting a recommendation for a restaurant through a friend. We can’t really make a review on that restaurant’s food and pricing, until we personally visit that restaurant and taste / experience that for ourselves. Same with God, if we run by other people’s assumptions / experiences / knowledge of God in our lives, we are actually missing out on everything that God has for us

The Bible talks about God being the vine and us His branches. It clearly teaches us that without Him / apart from Him we can do nothing

4 Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me

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

John 15:4-5

Personally in my life, I turned to the Word Of God to propel the change in my life. I was and is not perfect but when the WORD started consuming my life, my worldly nature started diminishing. The CROSS catalyst that I pursued had totally different standards to what the world expected of me to react to my situations. When the world does not understand something, usually it is labelled as ‘ insane’ . But that insane standard ( according to the world ) was the one that literally saved my life, from living my life like a victim to living a victorious life.

Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Where the world expected me to act out in anger towards people that hurt me, the WORD catalyst propelled me to BLESS them instead

Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you

Luke 6:28

When my whole world was tumbling down and when I have to face the consequences of other people’s choices in my life, when I thought that I have absolutely no strength in me to move forward, when the world roared the lie ‘ There is nothing worth in my life ‘ , the WORD catalyst whispered the life giving truth into my ears, which propelled me to move forward with courage and boldness

My grace is enough; it’s all you need.
My strength comes into its own in your weakness.

2 Corinthians 12:9

Where the world propels a destructive change with all its negativity, chaos,lies, self-gratification,  the WORD (CROSS) catalyst propels the constructive change of bringing positivism, peace, life, hope, sacrifice and purpose to people’s life, that choose it

My friend, today is the day when I encourage you to stop looking to the world for answers and start looking to the WORD,  that when you allow will propel the change, that will transform your mind by the renewal of your spirit !

God is waiting for you !! Join me on this journey ! Propel the CROSS Catalyst for your life today

Dear God,

I come to you as I am. Thank you for the CROSS ! As I lean onto your WORD looking for answers for my life , I pray that you meet me right there in my deepest pit. Help me to propel the WORD catalyst to bring about a positive transformation in my life, in my family and in this world

In Jesus Name

Amen

Stay Blessed in Him

Sindu

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Lent – Day 14 – RESIST the devil and FLEE to GOD

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The Bible gives us many valuable examples on dealing with temptation. Lessons that apply to our practical life and very relevant for our day-to-day lives

One of my favourite scriptures that I stand upon, when I am battling negative thoughts and doubts that play up with my mind is James 4:7

 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you- James 4:7

What we need to note here is that some of these negative thoughts and doubts don’t even exist in our real minds. They just pop up out of nowhere and start taking away your peace for no apparent reason. Such thoughts from the devil captivate us and bind us so if trapped we don’t think of a way out but rather we sit there meditating on that destructive thinking and feel helpless / hopeless for ourselves, drowning in a pool of self pity and despair

When was Jesus led by the spirit  in the wilderness to be tempted and tested by the devil. When Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights and while he was still hungry, the devil tried to tempt Him to use His power to turn the stones into bread

 If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread – Matt 4:3

Jesus resisted the Devil with the Word of God. He replied

“It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God – Matt 4:4

The devil did not want to give up. The devil took Him to the highest point of the temple in the Holy city and tempted Jesus to test the promises of God, by saying

If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
  and they will lift you up in their hands,
  so that you will not strike your foot against a stone – Matt 4:6

Jesus confronted the devil again with the Word of God. He replied

It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test’ Matt 4:7

The devil wanted to give one final try this time before accepting defeat

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”- Matt 4:8

This time again, Jesus stood strong with the Word of God against the devil. He replied

 “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only – Matt 4:10

This time around, the devil left Jesus alone , and the angels came and attended Him

When trapped in a net of temptation, the first armour to our rescue is the Word of God. The devil is a liar and he needs to confronted with the TRUTH that is the WORD OF GOD.

Anyone can know the Word of God, even the devil knows Jesus and knows the Word of God enough to tempt Him, even Him who created the Word. What is really important here is the right interpretation of the Word of God and the proper application of it in our day-to-day lives. The Word of God cannot be twisted and re-told for want of attraction of a bunch of audience or just to make it sound more interesting. Word of God is true and interesting in itself. There is no editing required.

When temptation sends you an invitation at your door step, RESIST him and FLEE to GOD.

My prayer for you today is for you is from Ephesians 6:10-18, for you to realise that there is evil out in the word and that evil can be defeated if we stand against it with the Word of God and all that He has empowered us with to combat the devil.

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.  Ephesians 6:10-18

 

Stay Blessed in Him

 

 

Lent – Day 13 – Magnitude of His Love

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On a weekend, my family decided we would have a spin on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. What better way to catch a bird’s eye view of spectacular Melbourne than on this stunning giant wheel. The above picture was one of the many breathtaking views taken on that day.

When I looked at the wheel from afar, it did not catch my attention that much. It was just an ordinary wheel for me. But when I took a ride on one of those spacious cabins and got a closer look of the wheel , the way it is built and the way it takes us on a spin to a spectacular 360 degree view of Melbourne made me appreciate the brains behind this amazing work. The closer I chose to look the more I observed and learnt

In God’s kingdom, for one to actually grasp the MAGNITUDE of HIS LOVE, one needs to actually understand what God did for them. The more closer we get to God, the more we will start to understand His heartbeat.

Paul talks about grasping God’s love in Ephesians 3:17-19

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:17-19

God’s love is PERSISTENT,CONSISTENT , SELFLESS and UNCONDITIONAL

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

We sometimes feel so unworthy of His Love, this great love. We get deceived by the words of the devil ‘ who can love us?’ , ‘ why will anyone love a bad person like me?’ , ‘ If you know what I did , you would not even want to talk to me?’ . The truth is the devil is a liar and he only comes to steal and destroy. He can’t stand to see God’s plans manifest in our lives and he will try his very best to uproot the good seeds set to blossom on our prosperous ground. But God says perfect love casts out all fear. So we have that grace to come boldly to the throne of God, without any pretence.

Today is an invitation for you to come to the Lord , JUST AS YOU ARE.

God loves you and He proved His love by sending His only son to die for your sins so you can have an eternal life. It is already done. Now it is your turn to accept the free gift and reap an eternal life of hope and peace

Hold on to this promise of God’s faithful love for you. He has already EMBRACED YOU AS HIS VERY OWN

So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture

They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one

None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.

Romans 8:36-39

Stay Blessed in Him

 

 

Lent – Day 12 – Disk Space FULL

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Time and Time again there is ONE issue that gets me ALL the time. I try my hardest but still FAIL at it. I am sure  some of you would have come across this most annoying issue, that is if you own a phone or a computer. DISK SPACE FULL

Okay, I am not a big MAC person but I do use an iPhone with a HUGE 128GB storage. STILL I have this constant issue of my iPhone getting full as I keep installing applications as I please and take pictures as I please. As a result, when I REALLY need to capture a cute moment of my daughter or install an app that I really need , I JUST CAN’T. There is NO OTHER way than for me to delete unwanted stuff from my iPhone for me to upload the stuff that I really need.

Our human lives mirror this iPhone storage issue a lot. We often fill our life’s vacuum and empty feelings with things that are our wants and that makes us feel better, temporarily. Let’s be honest here. How many of us in those despair moments of life have had a pity party to ourselves, with loads of chocolate on the bed and watching emotional movies JUST feeling sorry for ourselves. I have been down that road and it did not take long for me to realise that , that path was literally self gratification and self destruction. I am all for self-care but there is a fine line between self-care and self-pity. I learnt that despair moments are overcome with praise moments with God. In as much ridiculous as it sounds, it is REAL and it has ALWAYS worked for me

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Lent – Day 11 – The CERTAIN CHRIST in an UNCERTAIN WORLD

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Human heart is so unpredictable. No wonder the Bible tells us to guard our hearts as from it flows everything in our life

Above all else, guard your heart

for everything you do flows from it

Proverbs 4:23

In an uncontrolled mind, feelings take precedence over our heart. When it comes to our spiritual walk with God, our gratitude towards God should not be based JUST on what He has or will do for us but rather on His character and what He has already done for us. God’s character or the very existence of God does not change just because you feel a certain way about God. God is God.

God is THE-GREAT-I-AM

13 Then Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the People of Israel and I tell them, ‘The God of your fathers sent me to you’; and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ What do I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I-AM-WHO-I-AM. Tell the People of Israel, ‘I-AM sent me to you.’”

Exodus 3:13-14

Through Jesus our lives came to existence on this earth and through our belief in Him will our lives be taken to eternity. He is the alpha and the omega

 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Revelations 22:13

Jesus is our promised Messiah, our resurrected King , the sacrificed sinless lamb and the victorious son who obeyed His father to the feet of death. When Jesus died that horrific death on the Cross , He thought of you and me.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who [a]is to come, the Almighty.”

Revelations 1:8

As mere humans, we all have our own weaknesses. Sometimes, intentionally or unintentionally , we base our faith towards God based on our circumstances, our happenings in life , the situations in the world and sometimes answered / unanswered prayers. Fortunately God doesn’t not change along with our thinking or feelings. The Bible says that He is the same yesterday, today and forever. When we praise God for who He is or when we get angry at God when things are not happening the way we wanted or when we wonder where God is when there is so much injustice happening to innocent lives, GOD IS STILL THE SAME LOVING FATHER. He is STILL the same loving, caring, protecting, guiding, leading, healing and delivering Father towards all that trusts in and calls on His name.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever

Hebrews 13:8

When we learn to trust God through the lens of His beautiful character, His unconditional love and unfailing faithfulness will shine through.

The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love Psalm 145:8

“The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, 7maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Exodus 34:6-7

My prayer for you today is from Philippians 4:6-7

6-7 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Stay Blessed in Him