• Devotionals

    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 and efforts, the placement of “I” before everything seemed an…

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    Praising God during Tough Times – May 2018

    “I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.” Psalm 34:1. We hear the phrase, “God is good” during sermons, worships, or even during personal conversations. We all know that He is good but we rarely tend to yield ourselves to experience his goodness. We say God is good because we have the essence of salvation within us. This joy of salvation surpasses all our understandings and helps us to place our faith in his goodness. King David says, “O taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). To taste the goodness of the Lord, we need a deep understanding of…

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    3 Things The Resurrection Signifies – April 2018

    “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay” Matthew 28:6 In the history of mankind, many people tried to disprove the fact Jesus resurrected from the dead. Some did this out of selfish ambitions and some out of pure ignorance. Irrespective of all these attempts, the fact Jesus resurrected on the third day is transforming the lives of many even today. The Human mind is limited by the thoughts that life ends once we die. But the Resurrection of Jesus rewrites death as the beginning and assures us that there is a life after death which is central to…

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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 know if it falls within the will of God. The…

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    The Love of Christ – February 2018

    “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” Romans 8:35 The love of Christ is genuine. Whenever this love touches a human heart, the person is completely transformed. Christ’s love is celebrated around the world among born-again Christians for this reason. However, we have to analyze ourselves whether we always truly exhibit the His love. The world is now experiencing chaos and cataclysm. This might be social, political or even naturally occurring. What is the Christian stance in this situation? How should a Christian respond to these? A person who abides in Christ will approach all situations with the love that flows from his heart. Though we are in…

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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 most of our lives, it is the friend who plays…

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    December 2017

    “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 The Universe is governed by laws and rules whether we know or are ignorant of it. Gravity is one such universal law that states every object in the universe attracts every other object. God has set a place for the Sun to rise out of the east and run down its course to the west. God has set boundaries and laws that we should abide by, and these apply to both believers and unbelievers. God created the Universe in 6 days as we know in the Bible and rested on the…

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    November 2017

    “But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2 Weaning is an important process in a child’s normal and healthy development. It is the time when a mother slowly starts introducing her child to adult diet while withdrawing the supply of mother’s milk. In other words, it is slowly depriving the child of something he or she enjoyed and was wholly dependent upon to train the child for an independent adult life that looks for nourishment from various sources. While the process doesn’t look or feel or even sound like a very loving…

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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. I knew God could do it, yet as the time…

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    September 2017

    “Wherefore I say unto thee, her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much… and he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” Luke 7:47-50 There is a difference in the understanding of the word Love by a Christian and a non-Christian. We utter the word love many times, but being a believer, we have to ponder whether we actually realize the true essence of love in our daily life. Secondly, for those who are in Christ, faith is another virtue that plays a critical role and again we have to introspect if we really realize the implication of Faith. Because unimaginable miracles…