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). Read the rest

God Who Watches Over You

“I, the Lord, watch over it” — Isaiah 27:3

Have you ever wondered if God watches over you? Let us look at Isaiah 27:2–6 to find the answer. Here God is calling Israel, his people, a fruitful vineyard. Earlier he was disappointed with it (see Isaiah 5:1–7). But now God is saying that he watches … Read the rest

Unless You Bless Me

All of us have tried praying or happily listened to others praying, “I will not let you go unless you bless me (Genesis 32:26).” Easily said than done. Why?

Not one of us is willing to struggle with God and prevail. Jesus asked us not to go for vain repetition in prayer. At the same … Read the rest

Let Us Be Honest About Prayer

Most of us pray. Yes, for an approaching exam, when sickness comes, during financial crisis, and when there is some other trouble. At other times it is just routine “Bless me O Lord and my family (and sometimes we add, “only ME and MY Family”; which means O Lord hope you understood that means bless … Read the rest

Do You Allow God to Examine You?

But the one who examines me is the Lord (1 Corinthians 4:4b NASB).

Each one of us should live our lives with this truth dominating our minds.

For we are subject to examination every day of our lives. Others judge us constantly. Sometimes they praise us; sometimes they criticise us. There could be elements of … Read the rest

Set Your Heart on Things Above

If no one has called you nuts (meaning crazy, foolish, strange) after seeing your attitudes towards the things of the world; then there is something wrong with your walk with God.

Like how a foreigner is easily recognized in a crowd of natives; you should be seen different in your attitudes and lifestyles because you … Read the rest

For Children: Be Prepared

Be Prepared
Man first landed on the moon after years of preparation. Likewise, a team which wins the cricket or football world cup or an athlete who wins gold at the Olympics does so after years of hard work and preparation. Again, no one clears a national level examination without long years of preparation. Read the rest

For Children: Utilize Your Time Wisely

Time Is Precious
If time is wasted, there is no way to get it back. Those who have succeeded in life are those who made the best utilization of time.

Your childhood and youth are the best times of your life. You can make best use of time by following some simple principles.

Plan
Make … Read the rest

Be Confident in the Lord

Are you confident? If the answer is yes, the next question is on what are you basing your confidence? Some people put confidence in their family background, education or riches. All these are good but not good enough. As a believer in the Lord Jesus, you have better things to be confident about.

God loves

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The Road to Freedom

The Road Map

Think about road maps. It helps people who are not familiar with the routes to proceed in the right direction. You need not stop to ask anyone. What you need to do is follow the directions; recognize the landmarks properly and proceed. You will reach your destination quite comfortably.

So to reach … Read the rest

Do You Have an Attitude of Praise!

In Old Testament times the people of God brought animal sacrifices to the temple. These sacrifices pointed to the great sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God on the cross of Calvary. Now no more sacrifices for sin is left. The only sacrifice that we are asked to continually bring to God is praise (Hebrews … Read the rest

When Wishes Come True

Bohnfi couldn’t believe his eyes! He’d wished for it just a few days ago. And now right before his eyes his wish had come true!

But Bohnfi hadn’t told anyone about his wish. So it was a complete surprise to him when it came true.

But when boys of his age tell their parents their … Read the rest

At the Bridge

“Mom, your eyes are full of tears! Why are you crying?” asked Bohnfi.

Miriam was silent for some time. Then ran her hand over Bohnfi’s playful hair and said: “Sonny, it’s your younger sister’s sixth birthday today. I just remembered her.”

On hearing this, Bohnfi ran to his room. He came back holding a small … Read the rest

Pleasing God

“You can do this. But you shouldn’t do that.” Are these not the words that you have heard from your childhood? Yes, isn’t it?

There is a good thing about it. It clearly teaches you what is wrong. But then there is a bad thing about it. It tells you nothing about what to do … Read the rest

Men in Uniform

Have you seen men in uniform? For example, take the case of a group of soldiers. What a lovely sight it is to see them march to the tune of the army band! There is beauty, order, rhythm and harmony in their march. They follow the Commander wherever he leads. And they obey him without … Read the rest

Bohnfi’s Angel

“Mom,” … “Dad!” Bohnfi screamed.

Hearing this cry, his parents were awakened from their sleep. They rushed to his room and switched on the lights .

Bohnfi, who usually slept well, was sitting up on his bed, wide awake, eyes popping out; filled with fear!

Steve (actually Stephen) and Miriam, his parents, looked at each … Read the rest