There are phases in life when there are experiences of great emptiness. This emptiness cannot be described but it is immediately understood when it comes.
During such times there is a possibility of having a vision of God. The way God chooses to reveal Himself may be a dramatic one or it could happen in … Read the rest
We always hope for good things to happen. In fact we anticipate them. That means we look forward to the event happening. In the meantime we wait with great expectation.
And then the opportunity we had waited for with great anticipation arrives. We then say that finally the great moment has arrived.
But the excitement … Read the rest
There are times when God gives us a specific message. It can come in different ways; through the Bible, through gentle and strong impressions in the heart while in prayer, through Christian friends or even through circumstances.
Sometimes what God tells us looks highly improbable. The circumstances around us will make us doubt whether what … Read the rest
This pattern represents four distinct stages that can happen in the life of Christian. It doesn’t mean that it should happen; but it only means that there is a possibility of this happening.
The first stage is marked by a moving away from God. It can happen suddenly and deliberately; or it can happen gradually … Read the rest
The Christian life is not without its troubles. By using the word “trouble” it is not meant problems common to all mankind like sickness or unemployment. The word “trouble” here denotes a host of things that give unrest to the mind. They are capable of destroying the peace of a Christian.
One of the difficulties … Read the rest
There are many names that rush to our minds when we think of Christian Ministry. Those names belong to those who have big organizations and who do ministry through the media. But there are two problems arising from this kind of association in our minds about Christian Ministry:
One problem is that we think that … Read the rest
Christian life sometimes springs surprises that are not pleasant at all. One of such surprises is that of coming to know that Satan has carried away what rightfully belonged to us. In other words, the devil during unexpected times, conquers and takes away what God had given us.
Some Christians never realize that they have … Read the rest
There is a common thought among people that God’s commands are burdensome. Therefore we act the way we like quite often clearly going against the command of God.
Then we use mainly two reasons to justify our actions: The first reason is that what we do is of little consequence and the second is that … Read the rest
“Who should take the initiative?” This is a common question often heard. As Christians we often have doubts as to whether we should take the initiative to do something or wait for God’s initiative. There are no easy answers.
Yet the Bible gives us a pattern in which one of the persons concerned responded to … Read the rest
By giving Jesus to the world God demonstrated the fact that He is a giving God. Paul also reminded us of Jesus’ words: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35b NIV).
But many times we give only to find that the need is much greater than we had understood. And one … Read the rest
We all come across crossroads in life. It is at these crossroads that we find that there are more than one road to choose from in which to travel forward.
These choices imply decisions. We are compelled to take decisions for determining the future course of action. But these decisions are sometimes not easy.
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As we read the Bible, we come across patterns. Patterns become recognizable when a reader sees a spiritual truth that is stated in one part of the Bible being repeated in a similar fashion in yet another portion of the Bible.
The very fact that God has said something twice means that He wants us … Read the rest