• Devotionals

    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 …

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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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    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 …

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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 …

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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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    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 …

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    August 2017

    “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 Lately, I have been frequently hearing Sermons centered on this verse. It is also one of my favourite verses as it reaffirms the answer to the most important question of humanity, “Why do I live?” Even after being saved, many a time we live our lives in such a way as though we belong to the world. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which …

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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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    June 2017

    “You will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 Keeping your mind from wandering is one of the trickiest things. When we are in an office status call, classroom session, during prayer, or sermon, our minds tend to go for a walk. In short, when the body is at rest the mind is not. People say the biggest battle we face is inside our minds. That’s where the enemy drops in the false thoughts as seeds. And when we don’t discern a false thought, for lack of fellowship with …

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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 …