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  • shibu podiyan
    Tenderness Author unknown Deep tenderness of spirit is the very soul and marrow of the Christ-life. But it is much easier to convince a Christian of his
    Message 1 of 4 , Mar 15, 2013

      Tenderness

      Author unknown

      Deep tenderness of spirit is the very soul and marrow of the Christ-life. But it is much easier to convince a Christian of his impurity, than to convince him of his hardness and his lack of divine tenderness.
      The very essence of the Good News is that we can partake of the divine nature - which includes tenderness of the spirit. But unfortunately, even among intensely religious people, it is rare to find a continuous and all-pervading spirit of tenderness. It is possible to be very religious, to be a brave defender of the truth, to be a preacher of holiness, to be blameless in outward life, and very zealous in good works, and yet to be greatly lacking in tenderness of spirit - that tenderness of love which is the very essence of heaven, and which was constantly manifest in the life of Jesus.
      Tenderness of spirit cannot be borrowed or put on for special occasions; it is emphatically supernatural, and flows out continuously only where there are inner fountains of life. Tenderness of spirit is not that human tenderness of mind and manner which is the product of high culture and social training. No. It is a supernatural work that permeates one’s whole being. It is a beautiful interior fountain of God’s own tenderness of nature, opened up in the inner spirit to such a degree that it completely floods the soul, saturating the manners, expressions, words and tones of the voice, mellowing the will, softening the judgment, melting the affections, refining the manners, and molding the whole being after the image of Him who was infinitely “gentle and humble in heart.”
      Thankful for your prayers, Bro. Shibu Podiyan

      Luke Shibu Podiyan
      Washington, D.C.

      "Watch your thoughts, they become words.
      Watch your words, they become actions.
      Watch your actions, they become habit.
      Watch your habits, they become character.
      Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."

    • shibu podiyan
      Remembering the Last Week of Christ   “The Palm Sunday, Luke 19:29-34: “…He sent two of His disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village opposite you,
      Message 2 of 4 , Mar 24, 2013

        Remembering the Last Week of Christ

         

        “The Palm Sunday, Luke 19:29-34: “…He sent two of His disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here.  And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’ So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them.  But as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, ‘Why are you loosing the colt?’  And they said, ‘The Lord has need of him.”’ Lord, may webe found a colt you need, for you to ride on. May we be loosed from all that keeps us from being available to you, Lord.”

         

        Thankful for your prayers,


        Luke Shibu Podiyan
        Washington, D.C.

        "Watch your thoughts, they become words.
        Watch your words, they become actions.
        Watch your actions, they become habit.
        Watch your habits, they become character.
        Watch your character, it becomes your destiny


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