Apr 30, 2010

Where do you live?


Sorry, I am not asking your address. But I have a question. Where do you live? I see so many people living in fear, rejection, un-forgiveness, bitterness and sin because they don’t know where they live. Where do you live? I have seen so many believers not attending church, reason being they were hurt by another believer or by the Pastor’s conduct in the past and they don’t want it to be repeated. Young men and women fear committing themselves as they have faced betrayal before, un-forgiveness and bitterness in many hearts as they choose not to forgive others of their past mistakes and choose to remain in their past themselves. Many believers live in defeat, not living a life of fullness as they are continuously haunted by the past. Fear of the recurrence of events, fear stopping many to step out of the darkness of the past, holding on to the troubled memories, blaming self or others for previous disasters, not trusting others because of betrayals in past relations or lack of confidence. The list is endless but my question is still the same: Where do you live?

I boldly declare that I don’t have any past. My past holds nothing for me as I have exchanged all my past sins, pain, shame, problems and guilt with Jesus when I came to the cross. So what happened from the day of my being born again till this day? I do it every day. And this is what I do: I choose not to remain in the past as I wait a glorious eternal life in Christ. Paul said, Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14). I wish that we all learn this scripture by heart. God is not interested in our past if we surrender it to the Lord. He wants us to come out of our past and live the present in fullness. If you hold on to the past you will never see the future that God has planned for you. God always convicts a man while Satan always condemns. If you hear voice of condemnation it is not from God but from the Enemy. Do not hold on to your past because God is doing a new thing in you today and he wants you to be a part of it. Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:18-19)

Peter loved Jesus. He followed him for three years. He healed the sick and delivered the possessed, he walked on water, he saw Jesus doing great miracles, he saw Jesus revealing his divine nature and he confessed that Jesus is Christ. He loved Jesus and said he will never leave him. But the same Peter failed miserably as he denied Jesus three times. Peter failed, he denied his Master. It was over for him. But when Jesus rose from the dead he personally asked this message to be delivered to Peter as he wanted to show him that he still cared. The devil condemns God’s people of the mistakes of the past whereas God convicts and want us to come back to Him in repentance seeking His forgiveness to be free again, to enjoy the great things He has in store for us. Peter repented of his mistake and served Jesus giving his life for the Master. Jesus asked this same Peter again three times, “Do you love me?” and Peter responded with a faithful and fruitful life, serving the Master. Peter made many mistakes, perhaps more than all other disciples, but the same Peter finished his race gloriously because he left that which was behind him and reached forth for that which was before him. He moved forward, pressed on hard towards the goal which was set before him.

God waits for his children to be free from the guilt and shame of their past. Are you bitter inside? Are you insecure? Are you in fear? Are you in guilt? Are you living in un-forgiveness? Ask Jesus to heal you and to allow you to live freely in the peace and joy of Holy Spirit. He will help you to simply let it go. Don’t punish your present for the mistakes of your past. God is compassionate and merciful. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9). Jesus is willing to heal us and clean us but not until we are willing to come to Him.

I encourage you to let God free you from the chains of the past which stop you from living in the present and moving towards your God’s prepared future. Where do you live? Is your past your present address? Come out of it and live where God wants you to live.

Past imperfect - Present perfect.


- By Ricky Dhingra

The Power of Multiplication

On a wall in the Museum of Natural Science in Chicago there is a checkerboard with 64 squares. In the lower lefthand corner is a grain of wheat. The display includes this question: "If you doubled the amount of wheat as you move from square to square, how much would you have when you reached the 64th square? A carload? A trainload? You would have enough wheat to cover the country of India six feet deep."
That is the power of multiplication. Suppose you go out and reach one person for Jesus. Stick with that person for six months. Help, encourage and strengthen him. At the end of six months there are only two. At the end of the year there are four of you. At the end of 18 months there are eight; two years, 16. Do you know how many people there would be at the end of 17 years? More than the entire population of the world-more than six billion. Stop and think about what you can do!
Let us try to win a soul for the lord.

Apr 27, 2010

True story of sep 11


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A man from   Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001.

His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words:

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister.  On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said 'amen,' we both
heard a loud pop and the car shook
violently.. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight.. both very upset, we drove home..

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife's flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight.

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. 'This is not something I can't just sit by for; I have to do something.'

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up.  Before he got off of the phone, he said, 'take good care of my grandchild.  Those were the last
words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort.

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at  myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My son would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye.

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the  door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn't expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child.

The man looked at me and asked if my father's name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, 'I never got the
chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.'

He explained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her.  My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, 'there is something else you need to know.'

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news.

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be standing beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves ..

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live.

This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control.

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control.

Please take time to share this amazing story.  You may never know the impact it may have on someone...  God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  His love endures Forever.  Psalm 136:1

Apr 24, 2010

God’s Love for you and me……..


God’s Love for you and me……..

God is the source and fountain of love. He is the wonderful creator, the Supreme Lawgiver, and the Eternal lover. "Love is his Nature and Essence. So that whatever God intends and designs, Love intends and designs. Love is the directing principle in all His actions." Love is the central theme of His teaching. God said we should love not only our friends, but also our enemies, We should love God with all our heart, soul mind and strength, “God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life"(John 3:16). Why did God do this? His Eternal Love is the only reason and answer for such a question. He saw that this was the only way to free the human race from the bondage of sin. From Jesus' tender heart love, love pours forth in a ceaseless stream of gentle words and kindly deeds.  How much it meant for God the son to die for the human race must remain a mystery. We are made free from the power of sin. This is possible because we are no longer under the law but under the grace of a loving God. Love causes us to take our eyes off of ourselves and to pay our attention on someone else. God loves us freely, and because of that we are responsible for loving others. Love causes us to consider other's needs before our own-like Jesus did. Love makes us to sacrifice when we are tempted to be selfish just like Jesus did. Love matters because it encourages us to build one another up. Sometimes we might not find true love among our own people because they might not even know what it is. We might be hurt because we try to find love in this world when we are in need of it, and the fact is we can't actually get through others. But our God is an Eternal Lover. His love is selfless, true and unchanging. Like people, He doesn't love you today and forget you or leave you tomorrow. As mentioned, eternal means forever which lasts for ages. You might wonder and question yourself why does God love me this much which I can't even measure. The answer is He loves you more than you can even imagine or dream. Depend on God for the love you want. You will find comfort and care only in His Love.

Apr 12, 2010

CRACKED GLASS………….


Mr. Knight, science teacher, poured some really hot water into two glasses. One glass had a spoon in it, and the other one didn't. The one without the spoon cracked when the hot water was poured into it, but the other one was fine and remained still. Mr. Knight said the metal spoon helped absorb some of the heat and kept the glass from breaking. My friend Karen wasn't in school today- her family is having all kinds of problems. Her little brother fell down from their basement stairs .Her mother had a broken leg, and her grandma is really sick-she might be dying! I don't see how they can stand it. Well, they know the Lord and that makes a very big difference. That science experiment is a pretty good example of knowing how God helps people. The glasses can represent people's lives, and the hot water can stand for the problems that sometimes surround them. The spoon can represent the Lord; He’s the one who helps absorb trials. Without Him, I don't know how anyone stands the troubles and pains of life that come and hit us. With him, his constant love and care keeps spirit. Let’s ask God to comfort us and help ourselves leave our concerns with him and trust him through it all. Are you surrounded by problems and difficulties or do u know someone else who is? Do you wonder how he or she can bear it? Sickness of death of a loved one, loss of a job or difficulties, problems with friends or with neighborhood bullies, All these and many other things make you feel like you are going to "crack" like u simply can't stand it anymore. Give your life and your fears to God today. He cares, and he can give the courage you need.

Apr 6, 2010

Rajasthan updates


With great pleasure I am sharing the visit of Rajasthan (Sharing Love Mission)
All the 15 days the lord blessed the meetings.Many were recharged for the lord.