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    You Are Never Alone

    “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18 Jacob cheated on his brother Esau and fooled his father Isaac to get the blessings of the first-born. He ran away from his family and was travelling alone. But God was still with Jacob and in a dream, God showed Jacob a ladder from heaven with angels ascending and descending. And God said to him, “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go..” (Genesis 28:15). Yes, Jacob sinned against God and was running away from his family. But our God is still …

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    The Hour Has Come

    “Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 When a New year ticks in, most of us stay awake till midnight to welcome it. We try our best to hold off our sleep in order to get a glimpse of that golden moment. As professing Christians, is it not even more important to wake up from our sinful life and clothe ourselves with Christ? As we enter a New year, is it not true that our final …

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    Preach the Gospel

    “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16. Last month, many of us would have come across the news of the death of a missionary named John Allen Chau. He was killed by the people of North Sentinelese tribe in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Sentinelese tribe are not wary of the modern civilization and have been living in their own world for centuries. Being a traveller, John Chau was enjoying God’s finest creation called nature and there is no need for him to risk his life. Yet, He chose to put his life …

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    Do Not Love the World

    “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:15-17. Though we live in this world, we are not of this world. The Christian life is confined to a unique …

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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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    For God, with God and of God

    “I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” Ecclesiastes 1:14. ‘Am busy’ or ‘I don’t have time’ has become a cliché these days and majority of the time it’s rightly so or at the least feels so. Because, this devotional’s writer too perceived that way and so wrote this at the last hour. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes, taken aback by man’s never-ending business, laments and pours out his indictment at its unending cycle and meaninglessness. The Preacher though the wisest the world has ever known, is lost …

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    3 Steps for Overcoming Sin

    “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” 1 John 2:1. Overcoming sin is the battle faced by all Christians every day. Christians are not immune to sin but that doesn’t give us the license to sin. Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.” Being Christians, we are no longer walk according to the law but by the grace of God poured on to us …

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    Communication with God

    “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.” Daniel 10:12. This is an era of extreme advancements in technology, especially in communication. We are always connected with our friends, relatives and colleagues. We convey our messages and also await a confirmation that they have reached the intended recipients. We panic if the communications are not reaching the person at the other end. If there is a fluctuation in the internet connectivity or network …

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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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    Praising God during Tough Times

    “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 …