Our Sorrows Won’t Last Long!! 

In Christ we do not have some far-off God, but in Him we find a God who drew near to us, who came to us, who entered our world and became one of us, that He might carry our sorrows for us.

Friends, our pain will not have the last word. There is a famous gospel song that starts this way: “What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear.” Remember this Christ has borne our griefs and because of that our sorrows will not last forever.

God bless….

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Dont Judge The Book By Its Cover!! 

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mum came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: “my sweetie, could you give your mum one of your two apples?”

The girl looked up at her mum for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other. The mum felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.

Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mum,and said: “mummy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.”
No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgement. Give others the privilege to explain themselves.

What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others. Which is why we should never only focus on the surface and judge others without understanding them first.

God bless

It’s Same River!! 

The same River that Peter spent the entire night without catching any fish,is the same River where they caught thousands of fish in the morning.

The issue is when Jesus came in the morning and said ‘Do you have any fish?’ and they said no, He did not advise them to change the River. Instead, He advised them to cast the nets deeper. 

When your life is going the opposite direction, it’s not about changing your place of work, changing your church, changing your husband or wife, or giving up. 
Its all about casting your faith deep in God, casting your fellowship with Jesus deep in believing that God will provide, heal, restore, uplift, deliver, revive, and bring blessings and favour along your way. 
May the Lord give you the grace to go deeper. Enjoy the mercies of the day!
God bless… 

Courage: How To Face Your Fears!!!

The dictionary defines courage this way: the ability to face and deal with a dangerous or difficult situation. There are two parts- first to face, and then to deal with. Think about the definition!! I would like to ask you a question- “How much courage do you have?” Would your friends call you a courageous person?

It is interesting to think about the images of courage. Most of the popular images of courage have to do with men fighting on a battlefield. I don’t deny or doubt this but if this all which courage means, then most of us are left out because as most of us won’t ever literally be on a battlefield.

I have been pondering about the many faces of courage and this is what comes to my mind- well, it may be a family dealing with terminal cancer, a single mother struggling to raise her family, a widow who faces the last years of her life without her beloved husband by her side, a child of divorce who is struggling with his self- image, with doubt, anger and feelings of rejection, a man struggling with Alzheimer’s disease or finally a newly parents come to know that their newborn baby is suffering from autism.

What all do those above things have in common in connection with courage? I believe  Four things-

1). Bravery in the face of danger.

2). Steadfastness in the face of opposition.

3). Action in the face of resistance.

4). Optimism in the face of despair.

The first one says I won’t be afraid. The second one says I won’t give up. The third one says I won’t be intimidated and the fourth one says I won’t lose heart. It’s amazing to see how much the Bible has to say on the subject of courage. The theologians have counted the word “Fear Not” in the bible amounts to 365 ie, God is telling us that there is one fear not for every day of the year. Friends, the Word of God encourages us in Joshua 1:9 which says, “Have I not commanded you?Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Friends, remember this that in Christ you are strong, victorious, accepted, justified, redeemed, saved and completely forgiven. If today you are in some difficult situations and fear is hovering in your heart then I would strongly suggest that you put the word of God in one ear, and the fear will go out the other ear.

God Bless….