• Devotionals

    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 …

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    April 2017

    “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 The world sees Christ in many forms – a Good moral teacher, a Good man whose life was cut short terribly, a Saint, a Messenger from God, a Prophet and so on. But the Truth is that Christ is the Son of God who came down to earth, lived and died for us. That’s how we all believed and were saved by His Grace through faith. But after knowing Him as our Lord and Saviour, as time goes on how do we perceive Christ on …

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    March 2017

    “So they set out from the mountain of the Lord and traveled for three days. The ark of the covenant of the Lord went before them during those three days to find them a place to rest”. Numbers 10:33 The Israelites were delivered from their bondage in Egypt by the mighty hand of God and were led by God’s servant Moses to the Promised Land. God had promised His people that He is taking them to a land that flows with milk and honey. On the course, God renewed His covenant with His people, gave them Laws and instructions for …

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    February 2017

    “My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!” Psalm 57:7 “Jallikattu” is the word that is going viral over the past few days and for the first time after India became independent a large mass of Tamilians has come together protesting to retain their cultural identity. This time the protest was initiated in a different, non-violent and persistent way marking the beginning of a revolution. Attention was diverted towards the student community and the common people instead of politicians and celebrities. The entire world looked up to this protest as an example. …