• Devotionals

    June 2016

    “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 A couple of weeks ago, I was in a Christian Teacher’s conference in which an activity involved cutting a thread 168 inches long to denote 168 hours in a week. The task was to work out an average Christian’s time schedule of his daily activities per week and make mark at different lengths on the thread equivalent to the number of hours for that activity. Sadly true all the teams had assessed a similar …

  • Devotionals

    April 2016

    “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. 1 Corinthians 1:18 The Cross gets a lot of significance and importance during the Lent season as we meditate upon the suffering of Christ, His purpose and the words He spoke on the Cross. Some of us would have even taken the Cross made out of Palm leaves and walked around in procession on the Palm Sunday singing Hosanna. Did all these communicate the message of the Cross to us? This Palm Sunday my …

  • Devotionals

    December 2015

    “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor dust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.” Matthew 6:19,20 “Treasure” is something we all might love and value! Be it a kid’s game of hunting for treasures or the adults’ routine to save up treasures, it keeps us excited though each of us might have our own choices of those things or people we consider precious. Last month, my city witnessed heavy rains, …

  • Devotionals

    October 2015

    “When you do good and suffer, if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God.” 1 Peter 2:20 Recently I read a short thought on the Orange fruit giving Orange juice how much ever it is squeezed, while we under pressure bring out many things that otherwise is unlikely of us. This message ended up with a note if what we bring out is anger, grudge, hatred, jealousy, vengeance- is it what we are really made up of? All of us from our childhood have been taught to do good, we have been taught to love, share, care and …

  • Devotionals

    August 2015

    “From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the LORD blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph.” Genesis 39:5 Most of us would have experienced the beginning of a new academic year either for our own selves or for someone in the family. It usually revolves around a lot of preparation especially if it is the little ones at home starting the School after a summer break. Often it is a nice experience to start things afresh, looking forward to newer responsibilities, or taking up the older responsibilities after …

  • Devotionals

    June 2015

    “Noah found favour in God’s eyes.” Genesis 6:8 Do you remember the first time you succeeded when taking the thread out through an eye of a needle? The first time when you tried to cook or make juice? The first time you won some competition? Each of these tiny things makes us feel happy with accomplishment and makes us feel proud of our efforts. This is exactly how the Lord God who made the entire world felt. He gave the special privilege for the human race to be created in His own likeness. He felt proud on seeing the first …

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    The Resurrection

    Many believers are aware that this day is remembered as The Resurrection Day of Christ and not as some call it as Easter. For some who don’t yet know the difference – The word Easter is synonymous with the Goddess of Ishtar (Goddess of Spring/Fertility) to whom people in old days used to offer painted Eggs and Bunnies. That practice has somehow got into Christian Churches and is being followed out of ignorance. We should not be ignorant of such things since the Bible clearly says “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6) and Paul says, “Lest …

  • Devotionals

    April 2015

    “He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me” Psalm 55:18 Earlier last month, I had to visit different furniture shops that were in the same stretch of road to choose the best one and suddenly while in car way back I noticed that my mobile phone was missing. The mobile was special since it was a gift, and me with my brother just tried going along the same stretch of road. To our surprise, we found it lying in the road, exactly at the same spot where it could have fallen, untouched. When …

  • Devotionals

    February 2015

    “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he” Proverbs 29:18 “I have no vision, but I had a vision to become an IAS” echoed the voice of a young woman whom I met recently on a Republic Day function, who has qualified through her civil service exam. The challenges that came in the way of this brave lady who cannot see the world around her with her eyes, could not stop her from moving on. She was clear and focussed with the Vision for her life, and there she stands right …

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    Thank You Lord

    A month ago, I along with my father engaged ourselves in a task we considered Herculean and kept pending for several weeks. We wanted to segregate all the clothes of my late mother and late grandmother and distribute among the people around us. With utmost care, keeping each person to whom we wanted to give in mind, and the choices they may like, we carefully bundled up the clothes and labelled it. Each of these clothes were precious to us, not because it was made of silk, or any other expensive material but because it belonged to our dear own …