• Devotionals

    Sustaining in Faith – October 2018

    “For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.” Hebrews 4:2. Hophni and Phinehas were priests of the Lord, day after day facing people who in absolute faith and thanksgiving offered sacrifices to the Lord. I would assume how their faith would have been strengthened seeing others pray and praise. To add on, these two priests were the sons of a very pious man who ministered sincerely to the Lord. He could not tolerate a woman being drunk and …

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    Stay Humble in All Circumstances – June 2018

    “Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.” Proverbs 27:2. Raising beautiful cut-outs, I remember vividly the enthusiastic shouts “Vote for Dove” while contesting in primary school elections with Dove being my symbol. As a part of the election propaganda, all the contestants were given few minutes to speak, and each of us praised ourselves to glory justifying we are the best. It was and still is a pleasant memory to me. Recently I encountered a few people who would just not stop speaking about themselves. Despite their credentials, hard-work, skills …

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    Finding God’s will – March 2018

    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” Romans 8:35 Christian life is an adventurous journey through mountains and valleys, wilderness and green pastures, and often a delicate balance between moments of doubts and unshakeable faith. As we grow in the Lord and long to listen to Him, we keenly seek to know the will of God in our lives. At the verge of taking any life-changing decisions, be it choosing an academic discipline, career, life-partner, future ventures etc, it becomes crucial for most of us to …

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    Jesus is Our Friend – January 2018

    “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing: but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 One of the most commonly asked questions to a little child that has just joined school would be “How many friends have you got?” or “Who are your friends?” etc. As a society, we would love to stay connected and have realized the need to have a support system in a friend right from the very early age. In …

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    October 2017

    “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22 ‘Praying in faith is powerful’ is a strong value taught to most of us in our childhood. As a ninth grader, I had once forgotten to take my geometry box to school. I dreaded to face my arithmetic classes that afternoon. With no great options available, I resorted to asking God in prayer to change the lesson plan of my arithmetic teacher to deal with anything else other than geometry. …

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    July 2017

    “For Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.” 1 Peter 3:10 A couple of years ago, a little kid was narrating about how a ferocious dog with whom she wanted to play with, attacked her and how the incident still brings shivers down her spine. Upon enquiring about this incident, her family members found out it never happened and hence thought she must be joking. Calling this little kid (who must have been around 5 years old then), I asked why have you spoken lies. …

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    May 2017

    “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3 The verse we are meditating upon for this month talks about a “threefold blessing” to “someone” viz. Planting, Producing and Prospering. As we read let us unveil to who that “someone” cited above refers to: 1. Planting: The first blessing is similar to the one received by my coconut sapling – being planted in the best possible place where all the resources are abundant. Such a place can be obtained only …

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    February 2017

    “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!” Psalm 57:7 “Jallikattu” is the word that is going viral over the past few days and for the first time after India became independent a large mass of Tamilians has come together protesting to retain their cultural identity. This time the protest was initiated in a different, non-violent and persistent way marking the beginning of a revolution. Attention was diverted towards the student community and the common people instead of politicians and celebrities. The entire world looked up to this protest as an example. …

  • The Christmas calling
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    The Christmas Calling

    Christmas time is undoubtedly a season with almost a month long preparation for celebrations, carol rounds, shopping, gifts. Many have forgotten the real reason behind all these and few do it meaningfully. Whatever be the reason, the joy, happiness, enjoyment and laughter behind it cannot be denied. It is also true that despite our motives God uses these efforts of ours to transform lives. With such similar excitement we had planned our Christmas programme last year with the practices in place, invitations printed, venues booked, money paid, rounds and rounds of shopping to carefully choose the gifts that would be …

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    September 2016

    “I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me.” Jeremiah 27:5 Have you ever felt to be a fish out of water and wondered if you are in the right place amidst the right people? There are a lot of records in the Bible where people have been placed in seemingly inappropriate places and amidst inappropriate persons. Is Lion’s den the place for Daniel or the consuming fire for his friends? Did Joseph deserve …