LET’S TALK – A Series to help dismantle the lies that your mind has been telling you and equip you with the truth of God’s Word on life’s real situations

This morning I have been reading Psalm 119 . As I progress through it brought me alive. The Psalmist talks about a life revived by God, he expresses his appreciation on the very character of God and His faithfulness to us mankind. I stand in awe of His unconditional love for us everyday. And through all that awe and wonder of His great love, birthed this series ‘ Let’s Talk ‘

I wanted to help you break the lies in your mental mind that’s been tormenting you for long enough. Those thoughts that tell you are not good enough, smart enough . They need to go as they are tearing you down. Just because they are loud and strong in your mind does not mean they are true and beneficial for you

God’s Word is the truth which we build our life upon. His Word is our guiding lamp through the darkest pathways of this worldly life. His Word is the living waters that will nourish our soul and enriching our lives. So what are we waiting for ? Let’s dig in and discern the powerful truth from His Word. It’s time to dismantle the lies that have been eating the joy and peace off your life so far. Ready to be armed for the battle ? Let’s go

So often many of us struggle or encounter these thoughts in our head. Often we judge ourselves based on circumstances or situations that come by our life or we might be in.

“ I am not enough “.. “I am such a failure “ .. “ There is no way this mess can be cleared off my life “… “ I messed up big time they there is no way out “.. “ I am stuck there is absolutely no way I am recovering from this “…. These statements sound familiar to you ?

See these are the reactions to our life situations without any second thoughts when we let the devil have his way. The devil loves his job of stealing, lying and tearing down one’s life. He succeeds when he has easy access to our minds. Imagine a house without a lock or an unlocked car.. would you ever do that ? How much more precious is your mind and soul that you need to protect it from unwanted filth and dust that could potentially harm your very life ?

When in doubt, uncertainty make it a habit to turn to the Bible . When life’s failures or disappointment thoughts hit you, try to turn around even though it may be hard at that very time… and make an effort to know the truth. God’s Word and actions never harm you or propose anything other than love and forgiveness. He is a God of second chance

Today He wants to deal with your thoughts of life failures. Those thoughts that you are beating yourself up with, thinking all is over . He wants to tell you it’s ok. He has got this and He will restore your life . But He needs your permission and partnership to work on that together . When you do so He has promised you from Psalm 103:1-5 that He will forgive your sin, He will heal your disease, He will save your life from hell and it just that He will also crown you with His love and mercy

Psalm 103:1-5

He forgives your sins—Every One

He heals your diseases—Every One

He redeems you from hell—Saves Your Life!

He crowns you with love and mercy— A Paradise Crown !

He wraps you in goodness— Beauty Eternal !

This is today’s declaration. A step of faith and boldness to walk in truth and a strategy to dismantle the lies that has been holding you for long enough.. Declare this and say it out loud …

“ God’s love for me is far greater and deeper than the worst mess that I have made in my life. I break the lie that I am a failure and declare that I am more than a conqueror in Jesus who gives me strength” In Jesus Name Amen

God Bless You as you embark on this journey with me. May He arm you with the shield of faith and enable you to see the truth that sets you free from the bondages of lies. Time to take hold of what belongs to you rightfully my friend. Stay Blessed !

In Him

Sindu Varathan

Let’s Talk – Life Failures

Experiencing a burnt out moment right now ? At some stage all of us go through that phase in our lives. Let’s check what the Word of God has to say about burnt outs and the best solution to tackle those gloomy moments

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Says Jesus

Matthew 11:28-30

When CHOICE Matters

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My 4 year old daughter came up to me and said ” Momma, I am going to show you a magic trick but you need to close your eyes for a second “. She had a rice cracker in her hand and she said she was going to make it disappear by the time I opened my eyes.

So here I sit listening to my 4 year old’s instructions, closing my eyes and waiting for her to tell me to open my eyes. I heard my daughter eating the rice crackers and I told her ” Hannah, I hear you eating the rice crackers ” .

Her reply was so funny that I had to laugh out aloud. She said ” Momma, you have to pretend as if you don’t hear anything. That’s my magic “

So there we went again repeating the whole thing over, but this time I pretended that I didn’t hear any of that noise that came from her eating them. Then she says ” Open your eyes, Peek a Boo – look the crackers have disappeared ” and continues to ask me ” Do you like my magic trick ?  “

She is too gorgeous for me to tell her the actual truth or a long explanation so I just responded ” Wow, how did you do that ? ” . Little does she know that Momma is watching all her moves including eating her crackers. I love her so much that sometimes I let her get away with things like this.

Sometimes we play this PEEK A BOO game with God.  We try to do our own things in our own way and try to convince God that our way is either the right way or the best. We actually pretend and live in a delusion state that we can control our lives and manage our lives all by ourselves. Some people even think that they don’t need a God or even worse they firmly believe that Jesus is a myth. But God is not a myth. Just because someone feels a certain way about something, doesn’t change the very existence of that thing

Billy Graham, one of the most faithful servant of the Lord was welcomed Home into the presence of Jesus today. He spent seven decades of spreading the gospel to more than 200 million people in 185 countries in the world.

In the summer of 2015 at his “Final Crusade” Graham said the below

Deep inside we need something else. And that something else can be brought about by JesusBilly Graham

Billy Graham encourages us to come to God as we are without any pretence.

In God’s economy, you must go down into the valley of grief before you can scale the heights of spiritual glory. You must become tired and weary of living alone before you seek and find the fellowship of Christ. You must come to the end of “self” before you can begin to live. The happiest day of my life was when I realized that my own ability, my own goodness, and my own morality were insufficient in the sight of God. I am not exaggerating when I say that my mourning was turned to joy, and my sighing into singing. Happy are they that mourn for the inadequacy of self, for they shall be comforted with the sufficiency of God.

Today is a call out in the open. Today is a bold call to wake up from the pretend sleep and trying to put on a show that everything is alright . Today is THE day to STOP the PEEK A BOO game we have been playing with God. Today is the day of salvation, where we turn our hearts to repentance and call on the Lord to save us and set us FREE

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbour’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honoured values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”
Billy Graham

 Stay Blessed In Him

 

 

Lent – Day 9 – The ‘PEEK A BOO ‘ Game

 

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We are driven by a sense of belonging this day and age.  I read this quote on google from Brene Brown about the sense of belonging

Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect

A sense of belonging occurs when you have a feeling of being connected. The heartbeat of any connection is communication. In God’s kingdom, the very reason God created us is to have fellowship with Him so we can know Him

God has called us so we can come to know Him – John 17:3

If we look at the life of Jesus , He set an example for us to slow down the fast paced life to spend time with His Father. He often chose moments of solitude to pray and listen to God for His life comfort and direction.

Jesus knew Who He belonged to. He knew His identity in God.

Today I want to encourage you to dig a bit into your identity in Christ and know who you really belong to

God adopted you into His Family

He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ , in accordance with His pleasure and will

Ephesians 1:5

You are the child of God

But as many as received him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, [even] to them that believe on his name

John 1:12

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!

1 John 3 : 1-2

You are a chosen one

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation , God’s special possession , that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light

1 Peter 2 : 9

As you reflect on your sense of belonging in Christ

My prayer for you is Colossians 3 : 1-3

1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

FINALLY , Its time to say HELLO to GOD . Know Him to REALLY Know Him

Stay Blessed in Him

 

Lent – Day 3 – Know Your Belonging