Today's Word of God

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A grateful heart!

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart. Psalms 9 : 1

My heart is filled with joy. I am thinking about it over and over again. J

My younger sister is doing her final year Engineering. She is staying away from my home for her studies. She reached my home yesterday and gave a parcel to both my dad and my mom. As soon as they opened it, they saw a beautiful saree for my mom and a shirt for my dad. My mom even thought that it was sent either by me or my brother. She was so surprised that those were bought by her before she boarded the bus to our hometown. 

To me, she is always a kid and so to my parents too. She and her friends are always so naughty and sometimes I worry about this. But this act of her shows that she behaves matured.

How great is my joy! I am sure my mom & dad too feel the same. The happiness is not because she bought something for them or saved her pocket money to buy dresses for them, but it is because how she was so thoughtful and she should have saved money for this for quite a few months. I am happy that the amount she has spent for them is way too much that I ever did even after working in IT industry for nearly 5 years. After all, she didn’t start working yet. Whether she meant this or not, to me it is like she has shown her gratefulness through this. She may forget this, but I am sure I and my mom & dad will never forget this.

Imagine how God would feel when He sees His children being thankful for all that He does in their lives! The one who never sleeps nor slumbers needs our attention. Just to have fellowship with someone, He created us. He looks up to us, waiting for the time when we would call up on His name!  More than the sacrifices & your offering, God needs you. Relationship gets stronger when enough time is spent. If you have fell down from the first love that you had for Him, then it is a gentle reminder that He still patiently waits for you!  Make Him happy!

Stay blessed!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Even my simple desires!

What is mankind that You are mindful of them, human beings that You care for them? Psalms 8 : 4

Good morning, friends. It’s the time to think about God’s another characteristic. He cares for us! Below is just an incident that happened to my friend.

It crossed the regular office timing, so I and my fellowship hurried up to board a late evening shuttle. By the time we reached the parking space, the bus was full. So we just walked outside of our campus. Then suddenly we planned to have dinner at a hotel. I have eaten fish fry only a very handful number of times in my lifetime. I ordered the fish fry. But after it was served, I was not able to eat it and so I packed it up to my room. I boarded a bus after the dinner where I met another friend.

Before I got down at my stop, I handled the parcel to her and reached my home. The very next morning during our fellowship time, she shared her testimony that she wanted to have fish the previous night. But she didn’t have time to go out. The rest of the story, you know!

This may sound silly, eating fish is not really an important need in one’s life. But who are we that He is mindful of us? Why should He care for even our silly desire? It’s amazing to see how God provides us what we wanted. My needs have been met by Him innumerable times even before I knew I needed them. Isn’t it surprising that God, the Maker of heaven and Earth takes much care of you?

Let us take a few minutes and think about a few circumstances in which the Lord has fulfilled even your simple desires. Write back to me if you want to share it with me. I would like to hear your experience too. Stay blessed!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Unfailing Love!

Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of Your unfailing love. Psalms 6 : 4

Good morning, friends! Yesterday we read about the ‘Sustaining grace’ of the Lord. Today let us meditate about another nature of God. It is His ‘Unfailing love’.

King David says in Psalms 7 : 8, “Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness,  according to my integrity, O Most High.” I remember Michael Wiebe, a missionary in Campus Crusade speaking about King David. He told that David was a great King, yet he was also an ordinary man. Why? It is very simple. He has committed adultery with Bathsheba. He has murdered her husband by planning wicked schemes. Yet he remained the man of God’s own heart! How is that even possible?

My fellowship leader in one of his sermons told that even though he sinned, as soon as he was convicted by the Lord through Nathan, he immediately turned back to God. He confessed his sins and he didn’t remain in his sinful nature. He learnt a good lesson from the Lord after which he didn’t go back to the sin! He implicitly taught us all what salvation is all about.

We’re the born sinners. We live in our fleshy desires and thoughts. But when the Lord convicts us we turn to Him and choose Him as our personal savior and we don’t go back to the sin again. This is what we call as salvation.

David was son confident that he didn’t do anything against the Lord or to anyone and so he was able to pray, “Lord, vindicate me according to my righteousness.” Can you & I say that? Are we having clean hearts and hands? Are we remaining in the Lord’s salvation all the times? If we go back to the old pits, will the Lord leave us unattended? Cheer up! This is for you. The answer is a big ‘No’.

Lord’s unfailing love will not be diminished even though we are unfaithful to Him. He will come & rescue us. Are you not experiencing the intimate relationship with Him before? Are you falling down from the very first love you had on Him? Does the devil remind you of your old sins again & again? Pray the prayer of David! “Save me because of Your unfailing love!” He knew the secret & he came back to God immediately. You also can always rely on God’s unfailing love. He is always ready to cleanse you & save you from all your sins. Are you ready today to come back to Him trusting His unfailing love? 


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sustaining grace!

I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. Psalms 3 : 5

Good morning, friends!

You know how restless a King who rules his dynasty would be! Wars everywhere, troubles from his own son, etc… still made King David a true worshiper! It’s surprising to me how King David worshipped! I would think that King Solomon who was blessed with peace would have worshipped. But it is the reverse that happened! King David worshipped and remained the man after the Lord’s own heart. 

A few months back, I was working for my first on site project. Not to mention much about that project here as few of you already know about how it took away all my time. A normal human being has to sleep at least a few hours every night and has to have food at least twice a day. This hectic project took almost all the days and nights and gave me no real sleep or food. The reason why IT companies give holidays during the weekend is, to let their employees refresh themselves leaving all their project issues. But for me the weekends were much stressful than the Business week. I really didn’t live a life at all except the time I spent with some special friends in Nashville. 

Out of that 24/7 development project, I didn’t spend my time in the presence of the Lord. I always grumbled against the tough time I was going through forgetting the grace that He has given me in spite of all the hectic schedules. All the excuses I made during those days were, “I am busy.”

When you ask someone why they are not able to spend time in God’s presence, the first answer they would give is, “I am busy.” Why did David worship? Didn’t he have anything else to do? Psalms 3 : 5 - What a meaningful verse it is! King David said, “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” David clearly knew that amidst of every pain that he has gone through, he could sleep and get up only because the Lord sustained him. Just because he realized this truth, he was able to worship Him without making any excuses.

Recently in my Church the Pastor was talking about ‘The Delivering grace’ and ‘The Sustaining grace’! Which one is more important? David knew that the sustaining grace was the most important and so he was able to tell that “The Lord sustains me” especially when he was running from the eyes of his own son Absalom who tried killing his father.

Friends, there are many who commit suicide without able to bear their pains. But you & I are still surviving through the similar pains till now. We don’t take sleeping pills to sleep. We have no difficulty in getting up every day.  Do you think it is by our own strength? NO. Not at all. It is the Lord who sustains us, who strengthens our heart and keeping it from bursting out. His sustaining grace is more than enough for us than anything else to face the world. All we need to do is, to remember His sustaining grace and look up to Him for everything leaving aside all our lame excuses!