God has put us together with different purposes in the Church. One main purpose is to learn from one another. Above all, we know that Jesus is the perfect model for us to learn & imitate. Church is the best platform where we can observe & know & learn from our brothers & sisters. By providing all the learning experiences, what God intends? I believe God intends only one thing: To become Christ like. Scriptural references. Mathew 11:29. Acts 4:36 Philippians 4:9. Acts chapter 9
Are we listening to the silent cries of those around us - silent cries for love & acceptance, silent cries for getting back the lost self worth, cries to come out of hopelessness & discouragement. Let's fill ourselves with God's love, compassion & mercy, so we can pour it into the lives of others. David always rejoiced in the Lord, So he could become a refuge for all who came to him. Ruth heard the silent cry of her mother in law & she stood with her. Jesus easily developed deeper connections with everyone. How about us? Scriptural references Psalm 31:7, 1 Samuel 22:1-2. 1 Samuel chapter 1. Ruth chapter 1.
Peace is something we all look forward to. Let us think about 2 things which can lead to lack peace over a long period of time. Let's listen to the sharing by a woman of God who had to fight for a long time to come in real peace within herself. Scriptural references Isaiah 26:12. Philippians 4:7 Genesis chapters 37,39,42,44,45
This joy we realise when the vaccum of our heart gets filled with His loving presence. This joy we experience when we forgive someone unconditionally like Jesus. This joy we experience when our eyes are wide open to comprehend the wonderful things in His word. This joy we experience when we look around at the nature & start admiring the beauty of His creation.....The Samaritan woman found this inner joy when she met her Messiah....How about us? Scriptural references John 4:1-30. Psalm 16:11. Jeremiah 15:16 Habakkuk 3:17
Insecure feelings crawl into our lives without our awareness and attention most of the times. The feeling of insecurity brings to our mind the strong attitude of "good for nothing". When we look into Bible, a great number of heroes who achieved great victories were also once insecure. When Jesus comes to our lives, when we start listening to His voice, we start experiencing more security... Scriptural references Exodus 4:10, Judges 6:11-16, Luke 19:1-6
Pride manifests itself in many ways . One overt expression of Pride is Anger which inturn leads us to Folly. The book of Proverbs speaks in detail about this topic. Let's focus on the attitude of Jesus, who being the Eternal King remained gentle and humble in all walks of His life on earth
How we can fight the fears and worries that come up in different seasons of our life....Psalm 121 says I lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from. My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.