How to Approach God

With Adoration and Praise

He is “majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders.” “Who among the gods is like you, O LORD (Exodus 15:11)? Therefore, magnify and glorify the LORD in prayer (Psalm 34:3).

With Blessing

We  often think of God blessing us. Why not take time to bless his glorious  name (Nehemiah 9:5z). Why not bless his holy name. Let this be done remembering all his benefits (Psalm Read the rest

“Who Do You Say I am?”

There are two questions posed by Jesus to his disciples. One, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” Two, “Who do you say I am?”

Several answers are possible for the first question: A prophet, a good man, a miracle worker, healer, teacher, and so on. All of them are true but it does not matter if you are unable to answer the second question.

Jesus is asking … Read the rest

When God Questions You and You Don’t Have the Answers!

Many of us take great pride in our knowledge. Until there comes moments in life we are unable to find meaning in our struggles, disappointments, and failures.

We seek answers; and no answers come by. We question God. We entertain doubts. We are troubled.

And what if God then comes to us? What if instead of giving answers he starts asking questions? What if those questions are unanswerable? Job found … Read the rest

God Is Calling You to Walk in Holiness

What is God’s call on your life? This is a question which bothers many. Is it a call to be a pastor, a missionary, a doctor, engineer, businessman or a politician?

Let it be whatever God wants you to be. But there is a greater calling which Paul talks about: “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life (1 Thessalonians 4:7).” Why is … Read the rest

Is God Looking at You to Play a Supporting Role?

Some roles are not glamorous. But without supporting roles the story cannot move forward. I am not talking about movies or story scripts. But I am more concerned about your role in God’s plan.

We all look up to leaders and study their lives and dream about becoming one like them. But only a few are called to be leaders. The rest, the vast majority like you and me, are … Read the rest

Two Words: But God!

But God. Two words. What a difference it makes if you can look at your situations through these two words.
But God (Genesis 45:7, 8). Joseph is looking at his life through this lens.

But it took him a long time; nearly twenty-two years to come to this point. All along the way, right when he started having dreams of greatness, he also started to have troubles.

Misunderstood by his … Read the rest

Are You Running Away from the LORD?

But Jonah ran away from the LORD (Jonah 1:3). He had his own reasons to run away. But it was disobedience.

Again, he forgot he was running away from God. The Psalmist David found out the utter foolishness and impossibility of fleeing from God (Psalm 139:7–12). If his testimony does not convince you, give it a try!

Even when you are running away, you might find circumstances to be very … Read the rest