Category Archives: Encouragement

A Face-Time Generation

A few months ago my husband gifted me a mac-book pro. As I was exploring all the applications in the computer, I came across an application called FaceTime. The name itself sounded interesting.

Through FaceTime we can communicate with anyone who has a FaceTime on their machine. But unlike Yahoo Messenger or Skype we don’t have an option to type or to voice chat. In FaceTime we can only see the person on the other end and talk with them.

The connection we gain through these video conversations are profound. We read each others expressions. We can see if they are are happy, sad or moody.

From the beginning facial communication is recorded in the Bible.  In Gen 4:5 we see that Cain’s countenance fell and God saw that and asked him. Our faces are the communication link through which our relationships can be sustained.

Face to face communication is a valuable tool for building healthy relationships. Sadly this is what Continue reading A Face-Time Generation

Ouch!

Two weeks ago as I was cleaning my house, I didn’t notice the soapy water which was on the floor. I slipped and had a great fall. I flew like spider man. I was alone in the house during that time. Though it was very painful I had to be brave and strong.  I crawled out of the water and I was sure that my bones were broken.

But I kept telling ‘All is well’.  I picked up the phone to call my husband and as soon as I heard his voice I became weak. I felt the pain and was crying Ouch! Ouch! Its paining. Continue reading Ouch!

Passionate and Desperate Prayer

We seldom see people praying passionately and desperately. People who pray this way have been stripped of their confidence in their self, their concern about the opinions of others and their pride.  Hannah was a women who prayed like this. When she came to the temple and poured out all her frustrations, she appeared drunk. Even the priest did not recognize the passionate and desperate prayer. (1 Samuel 1:12-14)

Last week I was going through the same situation. I had no other choice except to look to God for an answer.

When a prayer is made passionately and desperately we can see the answer immediately. It doesn’t matter what kind of mountains you face. You just have to talk to God about them. By faith without doubt we can move them. When options run out, our faith will grow. Faith rises to the peak when there are no alternatives, when you must look to your only source, that is God to do the impossible. Your situation is a privilege for you to experience a deeper realm of miracle working power.

Lay aside everything that could take you away from HIS presence. You may have to deal some issues you have not wanted to confront. Do it anyway. You can’t afford any barriers to your prayers.  Remove the spirit of heaviness from your shoulder and start praising Him with all your heart. Let His presence and His words calm you down. Let’s present ourselves as a living sacrifice offered on the altar in a passionate and desperate prayer.

Let’s pray like Nehemiah prayed. Neh 1:4 “…when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.

Have you ever prayed like this? What was the result of your prayers?

 

You Are Beautiful in God’s Eyes

God has made you exactly the person He wants you to be. He has made you beautiful in His eyes and crowned you with glory and honor. (Psalms 8:4-5) I was so encouraged reading this verse. Two days ago I was talking with a girl who was so upset by the way she looks. She was blaming God for who she is. Because of this she started dressing in a way that she can attract others.  :(

Be happy with how God has created you. Don’t try to change just because someone else didn’t like the way you look. The Bible says “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works” Psalms 139:14. Another person can never make you to be as good as what God has made.

You must develop within yourself the tenacity to disagree with those who feel differently about you than you do. Take the position and say calmly, “you have your opinion, but I also have mine. I like myself, I value myself, and I know God does, too”. Tell them, ” excuse me, I choose to agree with what God has said about me!”
Its not worth worrying about other peoples opinion. Stay focused on God alone. The more time we spend gazing upon His beauty, His face will shine upon you. Psalms 34:5 says ” They looked to Him and were radiant.
Wholeness comes to you when you turn to Him in your weakness, your pain, your suffering, and allow Him to do for you what no one else can do.

Have you been in this kind of situation and what was your reaction?

Speaking God’s Language

Have you noticed that men and women have different ways of expression. Women tend to be more expressive but men generally tend to use few words only. They prefer to stick to their computers, newspaper, tv or others.
In the first few years of our marriage we tend to learn each others way of communication. After which we take it a bit more easier. Sometimes we may say something but our spouse understands it in a different way leading to arguments.

God’s Commitment

2010 had been one of the most blessed years in my life. I started the year by telling God that I want to stay focused and pursue HIM alone.  I want to enjoy your presence every minute in my life. Did that happen? Yes, to some extent I was able to enjoy my resolution. Many of us start our New Year with lot of resolutions. But when we look back did we really fulfill all of them.  We might say that “I really mean it this year” but what happens on the way? Continue reading God’s Commitment