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Sunday, November 21, 2010

What a mighty God we serve!

You are the God who performs miracles; You display your power among the peoples. Psalms 77:14

Good morning, friends.

It was the year 2008. My project manager called me and asked me, “Jansi, are you willing to travel on site?” I was very surprised to hear from him that my client liked me very much and he wanted me on site. I told, “Yes, I’m.”

There were many issues one after the other that I could make it up going on site. But on Nov 11, 2010 I thought it was a Birthday gift from my God that I got my flight tickets to Nashville, USA. And now I’m at Nashville purely by His grace.

With that said, I was not patient for nearly 2 and a half years. I even went for resigning my job. I had several opportunities from other Big companies. Whenever an on site opportunity came and got delayed for some reasons, I was not able to digest it. I blamed my managers & my situations. Today the reason why I’m telling this is, the Lord wants me to tell you something very special.

The main reason why the trip delayed this much was, I’ve been working as a single resource directly interacting with the Customers with no one at my company to track my performance. In all these nearly 4 years of my work, I never did anything that could be added to my credit, but I can boldly say that God was with me and He elevated me and my work exactly at ALL the necessary times. Only God was my portion! He took care of everything. All my clients were very much pleased thus far.

I usually ask God, “But still God, why do you delay certain things in my life?” God answered me. Please go ahead to know what it is.

Last night, I was not able to sleep, I rolled on and on, but it didn’t help. Then many things striked my mind that I could not hold them in my heart, but to shout out to you all what He has done to me. Yes, when my on site opportunity came in 2008, though I was willing, I had a heap of fear raising in my heart toward the American slang. But now I realize, in all these years, the Lord made me interacting only with the American Customers and the Business users and he trained me a lot in this area and he slowly, and slowly and slowly removed this fear from my heart. Now I know one of the reasons for the delay!

In Exodus, the Lord hardened Pharoah’s heart so that he would not let Israelites go and worship the Lord. The Lord performed many miracles in front of Pharaoh, his officials, the Egyptians and the Israelites, but still he hardened everyone’s heart. Do you know why?

Exodus 9:13-16 says:

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Rise up early in the morning and present yourself before Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, "Let my people go, that they may serve me. For this time I will send all my plagues on you yourself, and on your servants and your people, so that you may know that there is none like me in all the earth. For by now I could have put out my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth. But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.””

Exodus 10:1-2 says:

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go in to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I may show these signs of mine among them, and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and of your grandson how I have dealt harshly with the Egyptians and what signs I have done among them, that you may know that I am the LORD."

The Lord sometimes harden the hearts of certain people not only to show them that He alone is God, but also for you and your own children to know that He is God. Yes, He is interested in every detail of your life. Your family members and friends should see Him in you and the ways he trains you for a battle field.

In my fellowship, my friend often says that the reason why the current generation forgets their God and lives in sin is because their ancestors failed to tell them that they served a mighty God and how awesome in power He was!

Are you telling who God is to your children, your parents, your parents who don’t know about God? If no, then this is the right time for you do it. Catching people for Him doesn’t mean that you’ll have to wait for your time to go and tell them about Him, but living a life that is pleasing to Him in each second. Your life is the only Bible which many would read!

P.S: I would like to take this time to thank all my friends who have constantly remembered me in your prayers! I'm so grateful to you!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Don't complicate things!

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5 : 6,7

Good morning, friends! This one is another reminder for all of us who take too much effort to set things right by our own strength.

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body which would contract in time. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.

In my fellowship an uncle always says, “Life is very simple. We are making it way too complicated.” When Don Moen came to Chennai for the very first time he shared this to the crowd gathered there. “My bass guitarist Robin and alto singer Leann were not able to come with us due to visa issues at the last moment and for 6 long weeks I was not able to hear anything using my left ear. But God performed wonders and it is not by our might nor by our power, but by the Spirit of God we were able to lead worship.” How true it is!

What the man, in his kindness and haste, did not understand that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

In the film ‘Facing the giants’ by Sherwood Pictures, the little boy David asks his father, “Why am I so small and weak?” The father answers, “For God to reveal His glory.”

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly! Yes, our real strength is God and nothing/no one else. Bible says, “The joy of the Lord is your strength.” When we’re weak He becomes stronger. So why do you worry? Just humble yourself under His mighty hand; He will lift you up!!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Days of restoration!

The Lord restores my soul. Psalms 23 : 3
Today are you feeling that you have tried out all the ways to come out of the darkness that surrounds you, but still your efforts end up only in vain? Then this is exactly for you!

Believe me, everyone has their own problem. The girl who faces problems with her marital life will think that she has the world's toughest problem and the student who failed in his important exam will think that he has the worst problem than anyone does.

Peter was fed up when he saw his empty net even after he tried an entire night. Jesus came to Peter by the time Peter was washing his net. He was thinking to go to his place, but Jesus asked him to cast his net again in the water. Peter being a fisherman would have thought what the hell was happening. He knew every trick to catch a fish, but none of his tricks worked out that night. Still he did obey to Jesus and went back to the same water and to his surprise he was able to see many fishes in his net.

Sometimes you may worry why the Lord keeps on sending you to a place which you don't like or which you like most, but was seriously disappointed because you've been hurt. Remember God doesn't want you to give up. He doesn't want you to turn your back on those shameful areas. He wants you to go, face your battle, restore things up and stand victorious in the same place.

To cite a practical example, when I was a fresher, I was into a development team. We all worked day and night. But the clients thought that they were paying for nothing as their expectations were very high. We were not able to win their confidence. After a year or so, I was asked to work on the very same project as a single resource. I was not at all willing to work on it again. I even thought of leaving my company because of that. But the Lord put me onto the same project, that too as a single one working directly with the client. He didn't leave me helpless. He was with me everyday that I worked and you know what? My client has given lot many commendations on my work and everyone noticed it and it was added to my credit, so that even today people could remember that.

If He cares for your projects, will He not care for your future and what you're going through in your life?

I know my friends, many of you're worrying too much about their lives, because you face unbearable pain, but God tells you today that He will set everything right for you. He will fight the battle for you. He will not leave you ashamed in front of the wicked eyes. Believe me, He is restoring you. You'll never be put to shame. With God, you'll gain victory over all the giants you face today.

What is the starting point of restoration? Nehemiah stood up finding God's favor and gathered the weak people and restored the wall of Jerusalem. Why was the wall considered so important? Because it is the main strength of a city. If it is strong, the entire city is secured from the hands of enemies. If the wall is broken, then the people are prone to any attacks. Similarly when your relationship with God collapses, you're prone to anything. When you set things right with God, nothing can collapse your peace, no matter whatever happens to you. Is your soul weary today?

Creating things are easy. Destroying anything is far easier. But restoring things are not that easy. But with God anything is possible. He is your creator. No one knows much about you as He does. He can restore your soul! Psalms 23 : 3 talks about it.

May this November be the month of restoration. No matter whatever we're losing, wherever we're back sliding, in whichever area we're growing weary, our God is a God of restoration and this is His restoring period. He can still restore anything, especially your soul which none can restore. Enough is enough. Shall we surrender the broken pieces to Him for restoration today?

I would like to finish this with a famous saying. 'The losers are those who give up without knowing that they're just 2 steps away from their winning point.' Never give up! He is turning your sorrows into joy. Yes, it's almost done. :)