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Showing posts with label Bible. Show all posts

Breaking Through the Wall Around Us


Ask any athlete. He'll tell you that!  He's pushed his body to what can be called the maximum. His side and body has hurt. His lungs would have ached, and probably had cramps in his legs. And just when he felt like he couldn't go on, he's heard his coach saying, "Come on! Move it! Get going !!"

Athletes call that "hitting the wall." It's a time when the body says, "That's it. That's all I can do. I can't go any further. I can't go any faster. I quit."

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. - [Philippians 4:13]

But the seasoned athlete knows that "the wall" isn't the end. It's a signal that he's on the verge of a breakthrough. If he'll toughen up and push himself a little more, he'll get a second wind. Suddenly, he'll go faster than before. He'll reach a level of excellence he couldn't have reached any other way.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God

Grieve a nature that brings pain and at times, depression or revolt and opposition. We in our life would have grieved many people, either by our thought, words or behavior. We never look back on how they would have felt or how they would response. The base behind all these is our SELF. We are more important than the one who we respond. One and only one reason we grieve other, is to prove we were correct and build a nature of no forgiveness or understanding others. The moment we try to give importance to others and their views, and more specifically put ourselves in their shoe we will understand the impact that Grieve will produce.

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption
Ephesians 4:30

My God My Rock, will transform our lives

Rock... is referred to when we speak of mountains, strong personality, stable and unbreakable element. House build on rock are stronger, which can withstand any nature. As the psalmist says, Praise to my Rock. How is this rock? This is clearer if we see the initial word of this verse, which talks about Lord. Lord God, creator of the nature and all that is in it, is the one who is being referred to as the Rock.

The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior
2 Samuel 22:47

Keep your eye fixed on Lord, Walk above your problems

Life is full of problems, this is what we have defined ourselves based on what we see and face. We think every problem we see is unique to us... Bible says there are no temptations and problems around us that are new; it’s just that we receive it in a new package. In the midst of our so called problems we tend to look out for the best and only effective solution. Keep your eye fixed on Lord, Walk above your problems. We can see about this in the following bible verse...

And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:18

Dual Authorized Blessing


Cheque...There are some cheque which require dual signature to make it a valid document. Even if one cheque gets missed the document automatically gets valid. Any amount, any figure mentioned on the cheque with such a situation stays void till the next sign is also made available on it. This is a very common and logic way to make sure the amount is send out with the approval of both the responsible entities. The responsibility towards the amount and the confidence that its been used for the right purpose is also clarified before the authorization is given out.

Heritage - for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus


One in Christ Jesus, what a great revelation. In Jesus Christ everyone are same, there is no gender different, language, profile.. no difference. We with our human and carnal nature may see the difference which usually is made by us for our benefits and to build our SELF and have a place for us and our dear ones. But with Jesus its different, we are all same with no difference.


There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. [Galatians 3:28]

Devil is not a creator but can only pervert...


Satan is all famous for creating problems in our lives. The sickness, financial issues, world economy issues, accidents, natural calamities... all the credits goes to Satan. Done we think we are giving a lot of credit to someone who does not deserve. He is good in deception and this is one of his biggest deception to make us know that he is the creator of all wrong around us... The actual fact is not what we had been having in our mind till date. Satan cannot create anything.... instead all what he can do is "pervert" which means alter (something) from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended.

Satan can and only can approach us in of the follow three ways... [1 John 2:16]

  1. Lust of the Flesh - Base for this is Flesh
  2. Lust of the Eyes - Base for this are our Eyes
  3. Pride of Life - Base for this is our life, nature and behavior

Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind

Transformed means to change, to have a difference from others. In this verse we can see two option for us to select, one in which we are now and the other is what we can have if we make our mind. One that which we have is of the world, which have its own set of attractions and downfalls... is that we are born into and live in. One that we can have is through our effort and hard work and a mind set for a change to happen in us. One we get by default, that other we choose to obtain. Each has its own set of outcomes, one is instant and the other a little slower to be revealed.


Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind
[Romans 12:2]

We with our mind and nature are more attracted to the patters and plans of this world, which tends to make us more attracted to it. This can only lead to temporary happiness and excitement  

O simple ones... repent and listen to the warnings

Simple Ones... Book of Proverbs is talking about the lives of the people who are simple... or people who are very open to be trapped by the devil to their lives. These people love to be simple and be always in the range of attack and temptation from devil. This verse also talks about scoffers (someone who eats food rapidly and greedily), who delight in scoffing, and also about fools (self-confident) who hate knowledge and never accept the fact that there is something that they can learn. The 3 scenarios which had been highlighted in this verse are not considered as a sin by many but are actually routes to reach similar sinful and evil life. Like it’s said that anything in excess is not good, same way this habit in excess creates the issue. Let’s see these 3 quickly with real life incidents and examples.


How long, O simple ones [open to evil], will you love being simple? And the scoffers delight in scoffing and [self-confident] fools hate knowledge? If you will turn (repent) and give heed to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit upon you, I will make my words known to you.
[Proverbs 1:22-23]

Be still and wait patiently for him to act

Be still in the presence of the LORD, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
[Psalm 37:7]

Planning is what we do immediately when we are in a problematic situation, we think we can take care of the situation. We think of examples which other would have done in a similar situation to be safe. We don't try to think if that was a good or a wrong way. Since they were safe or successful with their plans and ideas we assume it will work for us also. There are two possibilities that will happen, one we may loose or be unsuccessful and eventually make us go against God and think why is he not helping us. The other option is we may be making ourselves safe by those plans and here we will get an opportunity to boost ourselves and be more confident on us and our ways. Doesn't matter we always want us to be in the safe place, and never give glory to God for his work and support. 

The way of the Lord is perfect, Way of Lord is strength to the upright

The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
[Proverbs 10:29]

Path or way are very important in life as it help us travel to a destination. We have see many way in our life and possible traveled in a lot by now.. All these are physical ways, but apart from the physical ways that we had seen there are many other which are not visible but are equally effective as the physical ones... These are not the visible kind of ways, as the roads or highways etc... Even though there is difference when compared to the visibility of the 3 kind mentioned above and those which we see and travel regularly, there are many common factors, and this post will help highlight those which effect our life directly. 

The way of the Lord is perfect, Way of Lord is strength to the upright. There are 3 kinds of path / way mentioned in the Bible, and all these are available in the book of Proverbs.

Who knows God?

This is a very important question we should ask to ourselves. Who knows God? 

Because if you know who knows God, then its easy to get to that person and him to introduce you to God, and start building a relationship. We had seen this in our daily life also, when we want to approach a person, with whom we would need some favor. If that person is not know to us we find a person close to us who knows him, and then approach him and ask him to get us to the main person whose help we actually require. Once we are introduced to this person. Next time probably someone close to you may approach you to have them introduced to this main person with whom you had recently started building the relationship.

Our christian life is a similar scenario where we have ourselves and God.

Christ is Life... is Light

In Him (Christ) was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.
[John 1:4]

Life is very precious to all of us, and we have our own plans and thinking on how to make it the best in this world. in this fast life we tend to loose the purpose and destiny we all should keep in mind every time, which is that this life that we enjoy and say our is the life which is given to us from our Lord. He is our creator, and without him there is no Life in our Life. If we see the reference verse taken from John chapter 1 verse 4, we can see that apostle John highlights Christ to be the life or In Christ was life. If we can understand this text we can very well also interpret what is life...