Nov 30, 2011

Testimony of a teen girl...Hindu convert

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

I am Selvi, Engineer by profession, born and brought up in a Hindu family, fortunately God had a plan in life and has chosen me from my birth, He placed me in a Christian school, so the seed of God’s word fell on my even in my childhood. Days passed by, I didn’t take Christianity so seriously in my life. I came to my college days and it was all exciting me as a young teenagers do. During my bubbly years of life, I came to know many friends and one of them was a Christian friend whom I eventually fell in love with. Although it was a lustful love, God used every purpose of my life for His glory. The earthly love didn’t last long but the because of my boy friend I came to know more about Jesus and that love lasted in my life.

During my college days I was practicing both Hinduism as well as I had liking for Jesus, I would say that my inclination towards Christianity was mainly due to my liking for my boy friend. The truth became evident when my family brought an alliance for me I had to expose my affair to my parents. But my boy friend behaved strangely and avoided me, refused to pick my calls. I had no other go but to call his dad, he too didn’t want to help me or hear my plea. Being a traditional Indian girl I thought he will be the only man in my life, with his strange behavior my only companion was my tears. I had to plea to all my Hindu gods. During my lonely days as I was crying one day, on my bedroom wall I saw the shadow like image on the wall that was the cross of Jesus. I recollected my little relationship with Jesus, I started to pray to Him, even that time my only need was to get my boy friend back, so I was only praying for my need.

I watched all Christian channels to know more about Jesus, Angel TV helped me to build my understanding on Jesus and His second coming which could happen soon. So my relationship with Jesus started to grow but for only one reason, that to get my boy friend back, I too made an owe to Jesus if I marry that boy I will change my religion to Christianity, what a fool I was not realizing the true love of Jesus who gave His life for me. When I was desperate I switch back to pray to my Hindu gods as well. I would say I was not steady in my mind.

One day I received a call from my boy friend and he gave a false promise that he will marry me when he gets a job. I believed and I was happy for a while. During that time, I knew a school friend of mine who gave me the bible, what a precious gift it was I will not forget her; she is happily married and settled in Singapore. God bless her for the timely supply. Days passed by I received a call from my boy friend that shattered my heart and my being, he called to inform me that his family had fixed a girl for him and he has to marry that girl. In my heart I could not forget him, I begged him not to dump me, so to convince me he said he had to marry that girl for family’s sake and later he would marry me. At this time, I came to know his true color but I could not forget him, so I was desperate to marry him somehow.

At my home there was pressure to marry someone and here my boy friend was not willing to marry me and I couldn’t think of anyone apart from my boy friend. I was like caught up in the midst of the wild wind. I didn’t have any other option to prove my case, so I went ahead to commit suicide but my Lord Jesus knew when I should depart this world so he saved me. My parents didn’t have other choice but to let me marry as per my will. My dad all through his life hate Christians and don’t have good opinion about them. Now he had to oblige due his last child’s wish. I was asked to call the boy and begin the discussion, I thought this is a good sign; I called my boy friend with my eagerness that somehow he will marry me, now my one major huddles of convincing my parents is over. What waste of my life believing this false person as my boy friend, he refused to talk to me, I had to reach him through my friends. I received the communication through a common friend that he was not at all serious with his relationship with me. Now how will I face my family? What will they think of me, I was tussled again, I had to inform to my parents about the failure in my relationship with him. With this my dad was mad at me and also mad at all the Christians.

During this period of uncertainties, my dad used all abusive word against Christians and I was slowly getting close to Jesus, now my prayers are all slowly changed. I got a great Christian friend Sudha

One day I could not tolerate the tortures of my family against my willingness to accept Christ they were misunderstanding my faith is just for my ex-boy friend. Who will understand that the greater love has overtaken the fake ones? Old things have gone passed and everything has become new. I have reached a point where Christ alone is enough for me, nothing else matters. I have decided to meet a pastor, I didn’t know anyone, so I had to travel 700kms where Sudha is living, I never used to travel alone but by His grace I reached there and met a pastor where he prayer for me, that day was the more unforgettable day in my life, I felt the Holy Spirit descended on me, I could feel the fire blaze pass through me. I knew I was anointed and my sin are forgiven. I felt free in myself. When we finished the meeting, my dad was there following me. He was certainly not happy to see me coming from Church. The trouble started in my life with my family.

Satan was not at all happy with my new and beautiful relationship with Jesus. All I want is Him alone, nothing else matter. My old thoughts for my boy friend haunt me but my love for Jesus is my priority. At home there were restrictions now more than ever. They started to watch me closely, I cannot pray openly, now I have to wait for my dad to sleep, I start my prayer at 1am, so close with Jesus, I pray dad all I want is you, even if you take me now I will be happy with you.

My family planed to bring me back into Hinduism, Satan was by their side, they went to many magicians to set some spell for me, like placing metal pieces, lemon on my bed and dress etc. Sometime I could hear Satan forcing me to worship him. I had gone through real struggle in opposing such voices. I was all alone fighting for my faith. I will call Sudha who would fast and pray for me. I could stand against all temptations, tortures and pressures from family and evil spirits.

What a great God we have I received verses of assurance like. Isaiah 49: 15&16 - 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
Promises saved me and gave me hope. Life was difficult, the more I try to come closer to Jesus; Satan will play a trick through my parents to set some schemes for me. At that time even though I want to pray I cannot pray my concentration will be diverted, sometime fear will cover me; sometime confusions will try to get back to me. I have even doubted if Jesus is true or not but God is so patient with me. Many bible verses boosted my faith. It was like a tug-off war between my faith and Satan.

One day I got the guts to inform my parent that I will worship only Jesus and no one else. With this I had to go through many struggle, my relatives don’t consider me as normal, they mock at me. I felt that I ex-communicated for my Christ’s sake. But I kept on receiving many promises in my life; I will share those verses below.

Isaiah 30: 19-22 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” 22 Then you will desecrate your idols overlaid with silver and your images covered with gold; you will throw them away like a menstrual cloth and say to them, “Away with you!”

Psalm 91:14 “Because he[a] loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

Jeremiah 39: 17 But I will rescue you on that day, declares the LORD; you will not be given into the hands of those you fear.

Phil 1: 28&29 without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.

Now, I am praying for my family to know the love of Christ, I know that my Jesus called me to testify before many people and He spoke to me that I will be a useful vessel for Him. Yes I do get fear, temptations, torture from my family, yet Christ lives in me. Jesus brought many other friends to support me and to teach me. I am growing in Christ every day. My fear has gone now I don’t fear. I want to be sincere to Christ and I am waiting for the opportunity to share my testimony and the words of God He is giving me.

I am waiting for the right partner in my life, whoever Jesus brings to me I will marry and I want to serve Him alone.

Praise be to Jesus name alone. Bless though who read this testimony! In Jesus name Amen!


testimony by Selvi
email id : 3thamiz@gmailcom

You Just Drive, I'll Do The Rest


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During the making of the great epic movie "Ben Hur," Charlton Heston worked long hours with the stunt trainers to learn to drive a chariot for the movie's crucial chariot race scene.

He improved greatly with His mastery over the horses and rig, but finally became convinced the task was more of a challenge than He had initially anticipated.

He approached the legendary director of the movie, Cecil de Mille about the scene.

"Mr.de Mille," he said, "I've worked very hard at mastering this rig, and I think I can drive it convincingly in the scene. But I don't think I can win the race."


The director replied, "You just drive. I'll do the rest."

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God has a way of orchestrating the various races we run during the course of our lives. He trust us to do our part in "manning the rigs."

We must trust him to determine the result of the race.


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)


"The greatest act of faith is when man decides he is not God."

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Statistics on Prayer in the U.S.

Barna research says slightly more than four out of five adults in the U.S. (84%) claim they had prayed in the past week. That has been the case since Barna began tracking the frequency of prayer in 1993.

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A group of physicians used in double-blind "drug" studies of the efficacy of Christian prayer on healing. Patients from the San Francisco General Medical Center were randomly divided into placebo and test groups. Patients in the test group were prayed for by Christians; the placebo group received no prayer. There were no statistical differences between the placebo and the prayer groups before prayer was initiated. The results demonstrated that patients who were prayed for suffered "less congestive heart failure, required less diuretic and antibiotic therapy, had fewer episodes of pneumonia, had fewer cardiac arrests, and were less frequently intubated and ventilated." (Rich Deem, GodandScience.org)

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U.S. News and the Internet site Beliefnet funded a poll to learn more about why, how, where and when people pray. Here is a summary of the findings:
· 75% percent were Christian.
· 64% say they pray more than once a day.
· 56% say they most often pray for family members, with 3.3% saying that they pray for strangers.
· A little over 38% say that the most important purpose of prayer is intimacy with God.
· 41% say that their prayers are answered often.
· 1.5% say that their prayers are never answered.
· Over 73% say when their prayers are not answered, the most important reason is because they did not fit God’s plan.
· 5% say that they pray most often in a house of worship.
· 79% say that they pray most often at home.
· 67% say that in the past six months, their prayers have related to continually giving thanks to God. (Pastor's Weekly Briefing, 12/24/04)

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An Ellis Research survey for Facts & Trends finds just 16% of pastors are very satisfied with thier personal prayer lives, 47% are somewhat satisfied, 30% somewhat dissatisfied and 7% very dissatisfied. Their median amount of prayer time per day is 30 minutes. During that time, a typical pastor spends 12 minutes with prayer requests, 8 in quiet time, 7 giving thanks, 7 more in praise, and 5 confessing sin. The top 5 things they pray for are individual congregation member’s needs, congregation’s spiritual health, wisdom in leading church, spiritual growth for church, and personal spirtual growth. (Facts & Trends 5/6/05)

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A Newsweek poll titled "Is God Listening?" indicated that, of those who pray, 87% believed that God answers their prayers at least some of the time. Even so, unanswered prayers did not deter them from praying. 85% insisted that they could accept God's failure to grant their prayers. Only 13% declared they have lost faith because their prayers went unanswered. 82% don't turn away from God even when their prayers go unanswered. 54% say that when God doesn't answer their prayers, it means it wasn't God's will to answer.

The things people pray for include health, safety, jobs, and even success, valid or not. 82% said they ask for health or success for a child or family member when they pray. 82% believed that God does not play favorites in answering prayers. 79% said God answers prayer for healing someone with an incurable disease. 75% asked for strength to overcome personal weakness. 73% answered that prayers for help in finding a job are answered. On the lighter side, 51% agreed that God doesn't answer prayers to win sporting events. 36% have never prayed for financial or career success.

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49% of teens say they would be likely to attend prayer meetings before or after school. (Foster Letter, 6/04)

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The Bible contains 377 references to praise and 375 references to prayer.

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20% of Americans 45 or older who are somewhat religious cite prayer as their most satisfying spiritual or religious experience. (Foster Letter, 2/05)

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A Gallup poll finds 76% of Americans favor "a constitutional amendment to allow voluntary prayer in public schools," while just 23% oppose such an amendment. Only 23% of Americans prefer some type of spoken prayer, while 69% favor a moment of silence for contemplation or silent prayer. These views are essentially the same as those expressed a decade before in a similar poll.

source : http://www.churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/150915-us-statistics-on-prayer.html

Don’t give up your dreams

The car you drive has a large windshield, but only a relatively small rear view mirror. The implication is obvious: What happened in your past is not nearly as important as what is in your future. Where you are going is much more important than where you've been. If you stay focused on the past, you're liable to miss numerous excellent opportunities ahead. Don't let disappointment become the central theme of your life. Quit mourning over something you can't change. God wants to give you a new beginning, but you have to let go of the old before you'll ever see the new. Let that door close behind you and step through the door in front of you. Maybe you've allowed other people to convince you that you're never going to rise higher, that you will never see your dreams come to pass. Don't believe them. When Caleb was a young man, he and Joshua were part of an exploratory spy mission to determine the strength of the enemy before God's people moved into the land that God had promised them. Out of the twelve spies, only Caleb and Joshua presented a positive report to Moses. They were all too willing to settle for the second best, to dwell for the rest of their lives right where they were. Unfortunately, that group of negative thinkers never did make it into the Promised Land. They spent the next forty years spinning their wheels and wandering around aimlessly in a desert. By then Caleb was 85 years old, but he hadn't given up on the dream God had placed in his heart. He told Joshua that he was still as strong as he was when the promise first came to him. Caleb went back to the same place and asked god for that mountain to live on. The mountain he claimed had five giants living on it. Surely, he could have found a place less fortified, more accessible, or more easily occupied. Although it is forty years later, he believed until he has seen that promise being fulfilled. That's the kind of attitude we need to have. We give up too easily. No, keep pressing forward, and keep believing. Keep yourself stirred up. You've got the gifts, the talents and the dreams. Don't allow complacency to keep you from seeing god's promises fulfilled in your life.

Nov 29, 2011

Chick-Fil-A - Restaurant Chain Testimony

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Chick-fil-A had historically been identified with shopping malls, as most of its original restaurants were in their food courts.

Its first freestanding store opened in 1986; most of its new restaurants also are freestanding. As of 2011, the chain has over 800 such units. It also has over two dozen drive-through-only locations.

Chick-fil-A also can be found at universities, hospitals, and airports through licensing agreements.

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The chain grew from the Dwarf Grill (later the Dwarf House, a name still used by the chain), a restaurant opened by S. Truett Cathy, who is still the company's chairman, in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville in 1946.

The company claims that its current slogan, "We Didn't Invent the Chicken, Just the Chicken Sandwich," is based on a true story: at a time when hamburgers dominated fast-food menus since the beginning, Cathy credited himself with "inventing" the chicken sandwich, which went on to become Chick-fil-A's flagship menu item (although the idea of placing chicken between two slices of bread was certainly not original).

Cathy determined that pressure cooking the chicken in peanut oil allowed for a fast serving time.

The sandwich also comes with two pickles simply because that was the only condiment he had on hand when the sandwich was created.

What is special about this restaurant chain?.....

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S. Truett Cathy is a devout Southern Baptist; his spiritual beliefs are a major impact on the company.

The company's official statement of corporate purpose says that the business exists

"To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A."

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The chain invests heavily in community services (especially for children and teenagers) and scholarships.

Cathy's beliefs are also responsible for one of the chain's distinctive features:

All Chick-fil-A locations (company-owned and franchised, whether in a mall or freestanding) are closed on Sundays, as well as on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Cathy states as the final step in his Five-Step recipe for Business Success:

"I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities.

One of the most visible examples of this is our decision to close on Sunday. Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honouring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business"

About the Founder:

S. Truett Cathy

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Samuel Truett Cathy (born March 14, 1921) is the founder of Chick-fil-A, a quick service restaurant chain based in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Cathy was born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1921. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Cathy began the chain in the Atlanta suburb of Hapeville, Georgia in 1946 with a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill, named for its small size. It was there that he, along with his brother and partner, Ben, created the sandwich that later became the signature menu item for Chick-fil-A.

Cathy is a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Georgia, and also has taught Sunday School there for over 50 years.

He has testified that the Bible is his guide-book for life.

As an extension of his convictions, all of the company's locations (whether company-owned or franchised), are closed on Sundays — a rare policy within the food-service industry — to allow its employees to attend church and spend time with their families. This is a policy that began when Truett was working 6 days a week, multiple shifts. He decided to close on Sundays to relax and recharge, as well as honour God.

The policy remains intact today as the restaurants are closed on Sunday.

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He is also a philanthropist, having given to numerous charitable causes, many with evangelical ties.

Cathy is also closely involved with the sponsorship of the college football bowl game now known as the Chick-fil-A Bowl, but from 1997-2005 known as the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and prior to that simply the Peach Bowl.

On October 28, 2006 he received the last vehicle off the assembly line of Ford's Atlanta plant which symbolizes a 60-year relationship between Truett and the Ford plant. The plant had opened its doors one year after Truett opened the Dwarf Grill and Truett regularly served all three shifts. Cathy has also given extensive donations to Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

Philanthropic activities

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Cathy has dedicated his time and resources to many philanthropic causes, focusing on those related to the welfare of needy children. In 1984, Cathy established theWinShape Foundation, named for its mission to shape winners. In 2010, the foundation provided roughly $18 million to fund the development of foster homes and summer camp. Past donations from the WinShape Foundation include the funding of several college scholarships and marriage counselling programs. The foundation has awarded nearly 820 students of Berry College with Scholarships of up to $32,000.

In 2008, Cathy's WinShape foundation became the winner of the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic leadership which awarded it $250,000 towards future philanthropy, as a result of its contributions to society.

The prize was created to further ideals such as personal responsibility, resourcefulness, volunteerism, scholarship, individual freedom, faith in God, and helping people who help themselves.

It honours living philanthropists who have shown exemplary leadership through their charitable giving, highlights the power of philanthropy to achieve positive change, and seeks to inspire others to support charities that achieve genuine results.

Additionally, Cathy has dedicated his time and resources towards welcoming homeless children into his home and has taught in Sunday school sessions. He has fostered children for over 30 years, and has since taken in nearly 200 foster children through WinShape Homes.

WinShape Homes is a long-term foster care program that includes 14 foster homes throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Cathy also has a Leadership Scholarship program for Chick-fil-A restaurant employees, which has awarded more than $23 million in $1,000 scholarships in the past 35 years.

In recognition of his philanthropic efforts through WinShape, Cathy received the Children's Champion Award for Family and Community from the charitable organization Children's Hunger Fund in 2011.

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Nasir's Vision

A Born Again Christian Testimony
From Ruben P. Gutierrez of Hope In Christ Ministries, Nasir's Vision

Reverend Nasir Iqbal was raised in a nominal Christian home in Pakistan. As a young man, he moved to Saudi Arabia to pursue a career in electronic engineering. After some time in Saudi Arabia, Nasir decided to move his young family to the United States to build upon his successes.Shortly after his arrival in New York, Nasir opened a convenience store in Brooklyn. Then, on a spring day in May 1995, Nasir was robbed, severely beaten over the head with a metal pipe and left for dead. As he lay in the hospital in a coma with traumatic brain injury, Nasir was visited in a vision by the Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus asked him if he wanted to live. Nasir replied, "Of course, Lord, I want to live.
"You Must Be Born Again"
Jesus told Nasir, "Nasir, if you want to live, you must be born again." When Nasir awoke from his coma, a Christian pastor visited him later in his rehab center room. Nasir told the pastor that he wanted confession before he died. The pastor replied, "Son, confession alone does bring about salvation. You must repent of your sins and ask Jesus into your life so that you may be born again."Nasir remembered what Jesus spoke to him in the vision about being born again, so he asked the pastor, "What must I do to be born again?"The pastor said, "Pray after me."That day, Nasir gave his life to the Lord and his journey began as the Lord restored his fractured life and brought him new hope. Since that encounter, his doctors have been amazed at how Nasir has recovered. They never thought Nasir would walk again—he did. They thought he would never be able to read or study again—he has.As further testimony, Nasir was able to study and pass the smog technician certification test in half the time it took the rest of his class.
A Second Visitation
Nasir was visited by the Lord a second time. Jesus told him that He was going to use him to reach people of different languages. Soon after this, Nasir took a job with Good Shepherd Ministries with their International School of Ministry (ISOM). Nasir's language skills in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, and English allowed him to excel in his new position. Six years later, Nasir was directed by the Lord to begin Hope In Christ Ministries International (HICM).The vision of HICM is to take Nasir's message of hope, healing and restoration through Christ to the nations using TV broadcast, the Internet, and healing crusades. Reverend Nasir and HICM are seeing God's name glorified as signs, wonders and miracles follow His Word that is preached.With the help of his wife, Fabina, his two children, and a small staff of volunteers, Hope In Christ has purposed to be a resource for both Christians and those seeking to know Christ. Native Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi speaking people, as well as seekers from Sikhism, Hinduism, and Islam are encouraged to contact the ministry with specific questions and prayer requests.Christ is always the answer! Currently, we are broadcasting our television program, "Asha Ki Kiran" (Ray of Hope) throughout Canada, Europe and the Middle East. We conduct healing and outreach meetings in local churches where people are exposed to the grace of God through physical and emotional healing. Also at these meetings, people are accepting Jesus into their hearts as Lord and Savior, and are being encouraged to become part of a local church body.

Nov 28, 2011

Anonymous, but Indispensable

'...parts... that seem... least important are... most necessary.' 1 Corinthians 12:22

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In his book Encourage Me, Charles Swindoll asks the following questions:

'Who taught Martin Luther his theology and inspired his translation of the New Testament?

Who visited Dwight L. Moody at a shoe store and spoke to him about Christ?...

Who financed William Carey's ministry in India?...

Who refreshed the Apostle Paul in that Roman dungeon as he wrote his last letter to Timothy?...

Who followed Hudson Taylor and gave the China Inland Mission its remarkable vision and direction?...

What was it Jim Elliot, the martyred messenger of the Gospel to the Aucas in Ecuador, once called the missionaries?

Something like "a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody".

But don't mistake anonymous for unnecessary.

Otherwise, the whole body gets crippled... even paralysed... or, at best, terribly dizzy as the majority of the members... become diseased with self-pity and discouragement. Face it, friend, the head of the body calls the shots.

It is His prerogative to publicise some and hide others.

Don't ask me why He chooses whom He uses. If it's His desire to use you as a Melanchthon rather than a Luther... or a Kimball rather than a Moody... or an Onesiphorus rather than a Paul... or a Hoste rather than a Taylor, relax!

Better than that, give God praise! You're among that elite group mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12.

'"God has put the body together in such a way that extra honour and care are given to those parts that might otherwise seem less important"' (vv. 22-24 TLB).

So be encouraged: you may be anonymous, but you're indispensable!


Don't Give Up!

'...There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure... trials...' 1 Peter 1:6



In the 1950s Mary Kay Ash was the first woman to sit on the board of directors at the World Gift Company. But it wasn't all smooth sailing!

Although she'd earned a place in the corporate world, her associates refused to take her seriously and accused her of 'thinking like a woman.' Frustrated, she retired in 1963 to write a book designed to help women in business.



Sitting at her kitchen table, she listed all the positives about the companies where she'd worked, as well as the things that could be improved.

In doing so she created a marketing plan for her ideal company.

Her accountant and her attorney discouraged her but with her husband's support she created a new cosmetic line and recruited and trained an all-female sales force.

Her motto was,

'God first, family second, career third.'

When her husband died unexpectedly, she stayed on track and launched her new company.

From a storefront in Dallas, USA and a $5,000 investment, Mary Kay Cosmetics earned $200,000 the first year, quadrupled it the next, and when it went public in 1968 sales were over $10 million.

Mary Kay wrote three best sellers, her business model is taught at Harvard, Fortune Magazine named her company one of the Ten Best Companies for Women, as well as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

When she died in 2001 she had 800,000 independent beauty consultants in 37 countries with annual sales over $2 billion.

Never underestimate someone with vision and determination!

When you face adversity don't give up. 'There is wonderful joy ahead.'

Nov 27, 2011

Must You See to Believe?

A skeptical young man confronted an old Quaker with the statement that he did not believe the Bible. The Quaker said, "Dost thou believe in France?" "Yes, though I have not seen it, I have seen others that have; besides there is plenty of corroborative evidence that such a country exists." "Then you will not believe anything you or others have not seen?" "No, to be sure I won't." "Did you ever see your own brains?" "No." "Ever see anybody that did?" "No." "Do you then believe you have any?"

Nov 26, 2011

Good Advice


A young theological student came to Spurgeon to tell him that the Bible contained some verses which he could not understand and about which he was very much worried. To this the great English preacher replied, "Young man, allow me to give you a word of advice. You must expect God to know some things which you do not understand."

Nov 25, 2011

Your book is Good

A Brahmin said to a missionary: "We are finding you out. You are not as good as your Book. If you were as good as your Book, you could conquer India for Christ in five years." Scripture reveals the truth and sheds light on our shortcomings.

Why water is important?

Temperature is rising.....Hope you are taking proper care to drink water.

These timings are for every day all through the life.
For Summer, You need to take more water.

First the general Compulsory rules are:

Correct Time to Drink Water....Very Important...

This is interesting!! I knew you need your minimum water to
Flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

Correct Time to Drink Water....Very Important
From A Cardiac Specialist!
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Drinking water at certain time maximizes it's effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

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Nov 24, 2011

Peter Dias (Mr. India Testimony)


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Peter Dias came from a poor middle class family in Mumbai.
"Poverty prevented me from having the things I wanted, let alone my needs," recalls Peter. His teenage years brought him into contact with friends who taught him how to make easy money. First, it was to threaten someone at another's request, slowly it turned to beatings. Finally, he became a part of a notorious gang linked to the most famous Don on the Mumbai underworld.
All for the love of money.
Peter was very skinny and his new line of "business" called for a tough looking man. Peter's father, with all good intentions, motivated Peter to join a gym when he saw Peter's interest in body building. Peter was self taught and soon developed a great physique.
On one hand, he won many body building titles like "Mr. Maharashtra" and even "Mr. India" for two consecutive years; on the other hand, it brought him more business in extortions.
Peter was different from the others in the extortion business who were interested in "wine, women and song," a disciplined and strong body was his life-style.
His parents finally persuaded him to marry, surprisingly, a Hindu Brahmin girl.
"I promised Gita I would give up the extortion business in 6 months, " laments Peter. But they were mere promises. His success in extortion, elimination of business rivals and crime, made him live more with his armed bodyguards than with his wife.

Gita persuaded Peter to take a holiday. While he traveled in another compartment with his armed guards, she sat in the ladies compartment. Gita was attracted to "Jesus Calls," a Christian magazine that a lady was reading.
The lady saw Gita's interest and began to talk to her about Jesus. Gita asked a straight forward question, "can Jesus release my husband from the bondage of crime?" assuring her that Jesus could do it, the lady sent her pastor to Peter's house.
Peter seeing the pastor, decided to kill him as soon as he spoke to him.
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But Peter humbly says,
"my spirit drank in everything that he said about Jesus. I wanted that love and peace of Jesus, more than anything. So much so, I walked with the pastor to the train station, received Christ as my Savior and came back home. It dawned on me for the first time, as far as I could remember, I had ventured out without my armed bodyguards.
Jesus now was my protector."

Peter gave up all his ill-gotten gains, weapons and life of crime and lived elsewhere for over three months.
In prayer, God spoke to him that he was to go back to his old house without fear of his past, even thought Peter knew that no man left the underworld and stayed alive.
Peter affirms,
"Jesus is my shield and my protection. I now live a simple life, working in the railways and coaching physical fitness at the YMCA. I use every opportunity to tell people of how God has taken my past away and given me a new life in Jesus Christ."