Reflections *15 – To God, Thanks is due

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For mothers love and Fathers care
For food to eat and clothes to wear
For home and friend and answered prayer
I thank thee Lord
But most of all my thanks shall be
That on the cross of Calvary
The Saviour gave His life for me
I thank thee Lord.

An old Story: A little boy was so happy after drinking a glass of cold water on a hot day that he impulsively thanked the glass. ‘Don’t thank me ‘said the glass thank the tap where I came from’. So he thanked the tap and the tap said ‘Don’t thank me, thank the well and so he did that. Now the well replied ‘You should thank the rain and not me’ So he thanked the rain and the rain said ‘Thank the clouds and not me’. The clouds said ‘Thank the sun’ the sun said ‘Thank the ocean’ The ocean said ‘Thank the one who made me, the sun, the clouds, the rain, the well, and the man who made the tap and the glass’. Now the boy realized that everything he had came from God, and he profusely thanked God with all His heart.

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God has innumerable ways to help us and reach us, but He is the source of all blessings. Many a times we thank the seen giver, but forget the unseen giver. Behind everything is the heart of our Loving Abba Father who longs to keep on blessing us as we keep on asking Him. Hallelujah!

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Prayer: (Go through your life and thank Him with all you heart for His goodness and all that He has bountifully given you and experience His peace)

The Bible says in Rom 8:32 Since God did not spare even his own son but gave him up for us all, won’t God, who gave us Christ, also give us everything else?

THE BIBLE: Read it everyday. It records all the victories that God has given you as a believer. Read it passionately to know your new position and inheritance in Christ.

 

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Reflections *14 – Uncertainty is your Opportunity

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He will never let go YOUR HANDS

He will never let go your hands
Jesus will never let go your hands
Though the storms may come
And the winds may blow
He will never let go your hand

Certainty means that you know for sure’ the next course of action. Uncertainty means just the opposite. You are not sure of the next course of action. You do not know what to do. As your heart ponders over the uncertainty, then you tend to consider the odds for and against you. As you think about the consequences a sudden fear grips you. The thought remains in your mind and gets you tensed up.

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength  Is 26:4

Your ride away from ‘faith in God’ has already begun. This breaking away in your mind can be instantaneous and you loose all sound judgment. Before the roller coaster ride begins, you must right now.

Thank Him for the certainties
And Trust Him for the uncertainties.

Uncertainty is your opportunity to Trust in God.
Uncertainty is your opportunity to turn to God.
Uncertainty is His call to you.
What would you choose today?

Trust in Him, Turn to Him and Obey His call.

Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, Today no matter how bleak or uncertain things may look in my life I choose to trust in you and your love for me. I believe and confess with my mouth that my future is in your hands. Each passing day, grant me the grace to keep my eyes fixed upon you and believe in your Word, and not what the circumstances around me say. All because I ask in Jesus name. Praise the Lord.

The Bible says in Isaiah 26:3 – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Further Reading : Trusting in God

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THE BIBLE: Read it everyday. It records all the victories that God has given you as a believer. Read it passionately to know your new position and inheritance in Christ.

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Reflections *13 – What are you saying Today

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If I only TOUCH His garment, I shall be restored to health…….

In the 9th chapter of the book of Matthew, we read about a woman who had an uncontrolled flow of blood in her body for the last twelve years. Twelve years was a pretty long time. As she prepared for a close encounter with the King of Kings, she kept saying to herself.’ I will be healed, I will be healed and all I need to do is touch the garment of the Lord. And when she did so, without doubting she was not disappointed. So also, we will not be disappointed when we prayerfully approach the Lord in faith. She saw her healing before it happened, she spoke it and did what she decided to do. She declared ‘I will be healed’. This faith did not go unnoticed by the Lord.

So what are we saying today. To ourselves, to others around us. Let us remind ourselves

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For she kept saying to herself, If I only touch His garment, I shall be restored to
health.    Mat 9:21

again that with God nothing shall be impossible. Let us release all the limits that We have set on God. Some times we tell our children’You are useless, and will never change’. We keep saying ‘It will never happen for me, I have always been a failure’. Today let us consciously focus our energies and our thoughts on the Lord. From now on let us speak in faith expecting things to happen. Let us speak life, let us speak hope for our children, family and all whom we come in touch with everyday. The Lord will see the faith in your words and the miracle will come forth. This one statement of faith that you make, can make all the difference in your life and in the life of others.

The lady wanted to be healed when she touched the garment and the Lord granted her healing according to her faith. She set the conditions and the Lord honoured it.

Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, Forgive me for the times I have been rude, angry, and may have cursed others. Today I pray, that Lord you will bless them. From today grant me the grace to always encourage others and to speak life into every situation. Help me to speak in faith and see changes happening. All because I ask in Jesus name. 

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The Bible says in Mark11:24   For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident that it is granted to you, and you will get it.

THE BIBLE: Read it everyday. It records all the victories that God has given you as a believer. Read it passionately to know your new position and inheritance in Christ.

 

Reflections *12 – His continuing work in our lives

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Out of the dust we are formed

Our God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the author and the finisher, the one who begins and the one who brings to completion, Everlasting to Everlasting God who never changes. When God does all this then the best we could do is yield and submit and stand in faith and see His mighty works in our life.

Things around us may seem insignificant to us. What we are doing now may seem too little. The day we have given our hearts to the Lord, His work has begun in our lives. We may not understand or see all of it now, but it is true. An old chorus says:

He’s still working on me
To make me what I ought to be
It took Him just a week to make
Sun and moon, and Jupiter and mars
How loving and patient He must be
He’s still working on me.

Let us be confident in Him. Let us thank Him for all that we know has happened and See the source imagestand in faith looking unto Him for what He is still completing, and will complete in our lives.

Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, I thank you that you are working in my life. I believe that all my yesterdays and my today’s put together, and all that has happened the good and the bad is working out for my good. Today, I stand believing in you Lord, that you will bring every work to completion and fulfill you plans in my life for the future. Let my life bring glory and praise to your name. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

The Bible says in Mark 11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident that it is granted to you, and you will get it.

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Reflections *10 – Nothing is impossible with God

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Is anything too hard for the Lord?
No nothing is too hard for the Lord
Offer unto Him thanksgiving and praise
And be set free in Jesus name

In the 16th chapter of the book of Acts, we read how God delivered Paul and Silas as they praised Him. They were cast into prison as they witnessed for the Lord Jesus. What was the punishment that they received? They were not only cast into the inner prison but were also chained in stocks. The stocks are wooden planks with holes which are put around the neck and feet, which are further chained and also chained to the floor. This makes the prisoners escape impossible.

But the secret is Nothing is impossible with our God’ The situation looked impossible. But they kept their faith and expectation on God and chose to sing and praise God even in such a situation. Now at midnight as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God WHAT HAPPENED ? When they prayed and praised God in the natural, God moved in the Supernatural.

What did God do?
1. God sent an earth quake and shook the foundations of the prison
2. The doors were flung open
3. Then everyone’s chain was loosed.

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Closed Doors are being opened Now

So God began at the foundation first. In your life do you find yourself caught up in a prison like situation today? Move your eyes to Jesus and praise Him. You can expect the impossible. He will free you for He came to set the captives free. He will open the doors and set you totally free, He will free you from those chains of helplessness, hopelessness, worries, self-pity, sinfulness which have held you for so many years. And He can do it right now. He will open that door of promotion, that door of increase, that door of blessing, or the door that you need. When you praise Him then the door will open not only for you, but even your family. your friends and all your loved ones and they will be set free because of your singing and praising God. What a blessing. Check it out and keep doing it everyday. Praying and praising God.

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Every chain is being broken Now

Prayer: Loving Heavenly Father, Today I believe that as I pray and praise you, that Lord you will set me free, totally free from everything in life that weighs me down. I believe that every dark cloud will pass away, that every sorrow will turn into joy and all mourning into dancing. Let your presence always be with me and let your joy be my strength. All this Lord for me and my loved ones. In Jesus name I pray. Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus, Praise you Lord Jesus.

 

Magnify HIM with THANKSGIVING

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I will praise the name of God with a song,
And will magnify Him with thanksgiving.  Psalms 69:30

With my hands lifted up, and my mouth filled with praise
With a heart of thanksgiving , I will bless thee Oh! Lord.
I will bless thee Oh Lord, I will bless thee Oh Lord
With a heart of thanksgiving, I will bless thee Oh Lord.

A beautiful old song to bless the Lord with a heart full of Thanksgiving.  In Psalms 100:4 King David wrote

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

He was always glad to go into the house of the Lord.  As He entered the gates of the temple he would remember the victories the Lord gave him, how he had killed the bear and the lion with his bare hands, when the Spirit of the Lord came upon him.  How the Lord lifted him up from a shepherd boy to be the King of Israel.  As his heart pondered on this,  it swelled with thanksgiving to the Lord and he would find himself thanking and praising God as he entered the temple.

A true incident

Thank You Lord for giving me a HOPE and a FUTURE

During my college days there was a tailoring  shop close to where I stayed. One day, a Thursday in the evening between 4 and 5 pm,  the shop  looked closed with half shutter pulled down.   The next day  I asked the tailor about it and what he said moved my heart.  The reason for the shop to be on half shutter, during a good time for business.

The tailor said that a few years back as he was travelling in a bus in South India, the bus fell off into a deep valley and in this accident all the 21 people in the bus died on the spot, but he was the only one who was saved miraculously.  This happened on a Thursday.  So every Thursday between 4 to 5, his heart and mind would turn to the Lord with thanksgiving and he would put the shutter down with his people working , and he would go to the Church to thank the Lord for saving his life.  If the Church was closed he would kneel down outside and pray. So as he went to the Church his heart would definitely swell with thanksgiving to the Lord.

It is a good thing to give thanks to God and to sing a new song of thanksgiving and praise. Remembering the awesome and mighty works and ways in which He has saved, protected and blessed us…..

Most of all when we thank the Lord, we do His will as the Bible records in 1 Thess 5:18

in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Daniel knelt three times a day under every circumstance to give thanks to His God.

Let us bless the Lord at all times, and let His praise be continually be in our mouths,  Just three words and a moment of our time in 86,400 seconds in a day.  THANK YOU JESUS. Let us Remember Him through out the day.

 

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