Sunday, August 28, 2016

Learn from the best

Much more than to give His life to salvage humans, Jesus came to earth to introduce a new way of living to us.
Yes, He came to introduce us to a higher way of life - how it is done in heaven. He introduced us to God's standard - which is excellence (And He saw that it was VERY GOOD, Genesis 1:31).

So, want to learn to be a great brother...big sister...president...governor...servant....teacher...public speaker...pastor...son...daughter...? Then learn from the very best Himself - Jesus. He's the best role model there is!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Looking for the RIGHT things in the WRONG places

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Haven't we all been there before? I mean that frustrating situation where you're frantically looking for something in a place...only to realise later it was never there! It really is frustrating.

One of the most futile things to do in life is looking for something where it is not!
Futile, because no matter how hard you search, no matter how many hours you put in, no matter how much you invest into the search, no matter how carefully you look; you'd never find it as you're looking in the wrong place!
This, unfortunately, is the case with many people today.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Do we really reap WHAT we sow?

"Most assuredly, I say to you, except a corn of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone. But if it dies, it brings forth much fruit" - John 12:24.

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"You reap what you sow" (or, what you sow is what you reap) is one saying that is thrown around a lot and many believe it to be correct as it is quoted...but how correct is this saying? Do we really reap WHAT we sow? Let's see...

Until now, I too had accepted and believed this saying without questioning - hook , line and sinker. But while reflecting on it recently, the Holy Spirit helped me understand it differently. Contrary to popular belief, we do not really reap WHAT we sow. How do I mean? Let me explain...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Do something with what you have been given

"Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them" - Luke 9:16-17.

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Often, we find ourselves look at other people (mostly celebrities) and admire what they accomplish, and think "if only I had what he/she had, I could do better".
But I can hear God saying to us, "do something with what you have been given".

Sunday, August 14, 2016

I've got great news for you

I've got great news for you. Yes, you! Guess what! No matter what's happening to you. No matter how hard things may seem. No matter how tough things are now. No matter how bleak the future looks from where you're standing. No matter what people are saying about you. No matter what you've been through.

Regardless of all these - GOD HAS GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT FOR YOU! He's completely in control of your life. This I know and believe. God's got your life completely figured out - from start to finish.

How do I know this? Here's how:

Friday, August 12, 2016

I'm not special!

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There's nothing really special about me, except that I have a special God & He's called me into a special relationship with Him.

He invested special gifts in me to serve the special people He created.

He gives me special ideas and does special things through me.

I'm a walking billboard of His special grace and the object of His special love.

So, you see, there's nothing really special about me.

"But by the grace of God I am what I am..." - 1 Corinthians 15:10.

How about you, what's special about you?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

We are all brand ambassadors; what brand do you represent?

"Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God" - 2 Corinthians 5:20.

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Whether we realise it or not, we are all brand ambassadors! Your words, actions, behaviour, demeanour and response are consistent with a particular brand; the question is: what brand? What brand do you represent? What brand does your life embody?

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Letter from a GRATEFUL heart to a GRACEFUL God

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Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I hope in Him!"
- Lamentations 3:22-24.

Dear Jesus,
I just want to say THANK YOU. I'm sure you hear that a lot considering that you've touched many hearts. THANK YOU. That's all I really want to say in this letter Lord as we've entered the month of August.

What am I thankful for? Everything! For everything you've done. For everything you are to me. For the times it seemed I was groping in the dark. For the rocky patches on the road. For the sharp bends along the way. It turns out you had it all figured out. Nothing can catch you by surprise, apparently. I'm thankful for ALL of it.