Lust deceives. You might not know it. The lack of physical or emotional intimacy in marriage can make you feel attracted to someone else other than your husband or wife. Maybe lack of appreciation or care can be a sea of petrol or gasoline waiting to be ignited by a casual physical touch, a longing … Read the rest
God is merciful. He will show you compassion.
But if that is all, then you have got a wrong picture of God. He is holy.
You need to look at the holiness of God before you find reasons to justify your surfing the internet to see or read porn.
God understands your struggle. You do … Read the rest
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
A Christmas Story
Susan started to walk deliberately to the Coffee Shop. It was now five to three in the afternoon. As she opened the door and gazed at the dimly lit hall, she could see Rohan at the far end; the corner with a view of the sea. That had been their favourite spot … Read the rest
Is there any man or woman who has not been tempted? With what or by whom is not the point. The whole question is about how do you respond to temptation; whatever that be.
Now if that is the case, you need to know that if something keeps on knocking at the door of your … Read the rest
So many people suffer from guilt. It need not be a great crime like murder that troubles, but it can be the little wrongs they have done.
Their past haunts them.
They suffer silently as their minds torture them.
They feel someone accusing them all the time.
Unable to open up to anyone they carry … Read the rest
So many youngsters are worried about finding God’s will. In today’s world they are more in confusion about right sexual conduct.
The Bible speaks about this in very clear terms.
That means run away from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18, 2 Tim 2:22). So do not stay in a place, situation or in front … Read the rest
Are you discouraged now? Most likely you felt close to God yesterday. Today it is back to the ordinary life. And emotionally you do not feel God near.
But God is an unchanging God (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8). He is faithful. So do not try to judge God by your feelings. He will never leave … Read the rest
Jesus said some 2000 years ago,
“But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”(Matthew 5:28).
There is no need to explain this statement. Jesus was here warning us that more than what one does; true Christian living is primarily about what one … Read the rest
“Your eye is the lamp of your body,” said Jesus Christ (see Luke 11:34-36). What did Jesus mean by this? It simply means that the eye is the gateway through which we get our first impressions about people and the world around us.
It is the most important entry point with which we understand our … Read the rest
Do you love your sin?
Do you call your sin weakness?
Do you trust in your good deeds (righteousness)?
Do you blame your family background for your sins?
Do you term some sins small and others as big?
Do you allow anger to burn within you?
Do you think homosexuality and lesbianism is OK?
Do … Read the rest
Seek God; His blessings will follow you.
Seek blessings; you forget the One who gives it.
God blesses those who obey Him.
For all His promises have a tag attached, which reads:
“IF you obey Me, then specified blessings will be given you.”
His favor rests on those who fear Him;
And not on those … Read the rest
You have hope. You are not a failure in God’s eyes because you are struggling with the habit of masturbation!
You’re probably reading this article because you are longing to find victory over this sinful habit. You have struggled to overcome this habit for so many years; but have failed. Each time you failed, you … Read the rest
The Christian world has been rocked by attacks by atheists and evolutionists. This has really shaken the faith of many. Many people believe that Science has somehow disproved the existence of God.
Others think that man’s achievements has replaced the need for God. But the truth is that each discovery made by man is telling … Read the rest
Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today.
And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.
This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest
There is great deal of comfort for a believer in the Name of Jesus. It is a name that God has given Jesus. This name is above every name.
And God’s purpose in this name is that, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, … Read the rest
The word depression immediately brings thoughts of darkness. Yes, depression can be described as absence of light. It can also be absence of joy.
When all the world seems happy and asks us to be like them we simply can’t. The sadness is increased when nobody understands what we are passing through.
They come out … Read the rest
Forgiving someone is one of the hardest things to do. Preaching about it is very easy though. Yet when we try to forgive someone who has wronged us badly we feel an intense battle in our heart. So it is clear that we need God’s grace to forgive others.
One of the things that prevent … Read the rest
Anger is dangerous. If it is allowed to rage uncontrolled it can destroy relationships easily. This is one area where Christians need to watch out.
There may be many occasions when you need to be angry. But the anger we refer to here is unnecessary anger the cause of which lies in pride. It is … Read the rest
The simplest step of prayer is the most neglected one. That one single step is to start to pray. Planning to pray might not work. Finding the right moment to pray might delay the first step by years. The best thing is to pray now.
But if you find it difficult you need to ask … Read the rest
Many Christians are often tormented by the fear of death. Yet it is a deceptive attack of the devil. When he succeeds in putting the fear of death in your minds he effectively destroys your peace of mind and also destroys your ability to tell others about Christ.
You have to note that this attack … Read the rest
We act all the time everyday; not in movies but in our interaction with others. We put on masks. We wear one at home, put on another at the workplace and yet another at the Church.
And the most difficult part comes when at times the masks are accidentally removed at the wrong places to … Read the rest
There are many Christians who suffer because they think that they are insignificant. If you are one of those, right away, let me ask you a logical question: “Would Christ have died for you if you were insignificant?”
Can you answer this question honestly? If you can, your thoughts of insignificance would disappear immediately!
Or, … Read the rest
When you grow up in an environment where people speak negative words to you, you cannot escape feeling worthless. They constantly compare you to others saying “See how that child is doing this. Why can’t you match their performance. You’re no good.”
How your heart was crushed when you heard those piercing words! But the … Read the rest
Many Christians have thoughts like these:“I am not able to do that work” or “I am not able to make that change.” Thoughts of these kind comes from feelings of inadequacy. A feeling that you are not capable of doing the task at hand.
Before you give up totally think of Moses. Think of what … Read the rest
Growing up in poor circumstances and then having to live and work among the rich and powerful people can create thoughts of inferiority. When troubled under such circumstances think of Someone who gives you His company:
… Read the rest
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes
There are no Christians on earth who have never doubted. If there are any who have never doubted you can be sure that they have never grown much in faith. You see, doubt, is part of growth in Christian life.
The nature of doubt varies from time to time. Some doubts could be like this: … Read the rest
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:17 NIV).
In your struggle against the devil you lose many times because you do not resist him. The devil is an enemy who flees when resisted. This is a truth that you need to understand.
But then why does … Read the rest
There are many well-meaning Christians who unknowingly glorify Satan in their talks constantly. This happens when they are obsessed with finding demonic activity in every bad incident that comes across their way.
Then they keep saying that the devil did this and did that. But sadly they are yielding worship to the devil by doing … Read the rest