• Devotionals

    Worship The Sovereign King

    “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” Luke 2:1 The Bible records many personalities mentioned in various other historical documents and one such person is Augustus Caesar in whose honour this month has been named. Augustus Caesar changed the history by being the first Roman Emperor. He attempted to bring organizational changes and establish peace in his kingdom, and most of all fulfilled the old prophecy by issuing a decree on the census. It is said he would have wanted the people registered for tax purposes. Whatever be the reason …

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    Thanking God For Nature

    “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good.” Genesis 1:31 Have you ever wondered who the most difficult person for us to satisfy is? From simple daily activities to most intricate designs, from a very temporary material to the one that lasts for a lifetime, does it not take multiple rounds of practice, edits, reshaping, modifications, before it is fully certified as perfect in our own eyes? During our childhood, we were sent to school with a writing pad (slate or notebook), a writing tool and not to forget a tool to erase as …

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    Alive In The Risen Christ

    Forty days of preparation, self-denial, special church services, prayer fellowships, Bible meditations, well-decorated churches, early morning church gatherings, festivities and feasting with families – Yes, that’s our Easter! Probably we can add Easter eggs, Easter bunnies, Easter markets and Easter Monday holidays to the list even if Good Friday is not considered as a global holiday. This is the annual time for us to remember, announce and celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Though year after year, it helps shift focus from a busy routine to give on an average extra five percentage of our time to God, it …

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    Fight The Battle

    “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” 2 Timothy 2:4 Surprises are always special and fill us with joy. Surprise visits by someone whom we miss dearly are icing on the cake. Videos of soldiers heading back home to meet their family, tiny little babies crawling fast to their military parents overloads us with such emotions of joy and happiness even if we are complete strangers and mere spectators to them. It is quite usual that we constantly think about our family consciously or unconsciously in our daily routine. …

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    Sustaining in Faith

    “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

    “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

    “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

    “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. …