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Showing posts with label Lord Jesus Christ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lord Jesus Christ. Show all posts

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

Sin and Salvation for Kids using Colors

Sin and Salvation for Kids are important as it is important for grown ups. Each and every individuals goes though sin life. We are all sinners including children, and its our responsibility to make them know the life they are living, its consequences and the salvation we have through Jesus Christ. This image can be printed and used for ministry among kids. 

I call this as "Colors of Life"

Colors of Life for Kids

Read more about this in Colors of Life - Kids and Children, as part of using this more effectively to teach Sin and Salvation for Kids using Colors

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.

In Christ, we are a New Creation


Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have gone the new has come
[2Corinthians 5:17]

New always has a value over old and usually more cares and pampered. This is a normal human nature towards new. Secondly all new stuff looks more fresh and renewed, more clean and approachable. When we expect anything new we go for a physical verification or confirmation. This physical confirmation is based on our 5 senses, which again is a human nature as we are made to feel and experience through our senses. This nature will in turn avoid us from experiencing things which are new but cannot be experiences by our physical senses.

One example is happiness, we cannot experience happiness through any of our senses... its a change that we feel within us yet with no physical verification. The result of acknowledging this new in us will help us change our attitude towards a situation. If we are sorrow and dull in life which again cannot be verified by our senses can result in our physical nature changed to a negative aspect.

Who is Jesus

Jesus Christ, also referred to as Jesus of Nazareth, is the son God and is the central figure of Christianity. Bible has two main divisions, Old Testament and New Testament. Old Testament keeps referring about a Savior who was to come to save us and the New Testament talks about the birth and works which confirmed the prophecies and references which were made in the Old Testament. Jesus Christ is the base of the New Testament. Christians hold Jesus (Jesus Christ) to be the awaited Messiah of the Old Testament and refer to him as Jesus Christ or simply as Christ or Jesus or Emmanuel.


Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, performed miracles, taught about salvation, spoke in parables to people, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonement, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return in the end times. Jesus came to this world for us and our salvation  He came to show the way for us to attain eternal life, which was not available in the Old Testament. This new experience of being in Jesus Christ is also called being Born Again. 

Lord is Good to all and he has Good plans for us


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
[Jeremiah 29:11]

We all know God is our creator and being the creator he should be having plans with making us come to this world. When we think of plans, the way and purpose of planning  we should not compare it with the way planning is done by us. We make plans with a self in mind. We also plan for others, usually whom we know, just because that person is close to us or we consider ourselves close to them. Here if if we are planning for others we have a self in mind. But when we are trying to understand the plans made by our creator, we should first erase all thoughts we have about planning and the concept behind it. This is because if we try to understand plans of God with our SELF in mind we may not be able to completely understand the purpose of those plans.