Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“Study this book of instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.” (Joshua 1:8)
Do you know that God has a way for prosperity and success?
Connect to the source of abundance of all. Then, prosperity and success will follow. That is the law of God. ”Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything in need” (Mathew 6:33). Put God first in your life, to fill your thoughts and desires. Give God first place in every area of your life. Why are we not getting what we need? It’s because we don’t ask God our needs passionately and intensively. Its real ... ask the Lord and you will get it. “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And everyone who knocks, the door will be opened” (Luke 11:10). Persistence or boldness in prayer, overcomes our insensitivity, not God’s. To practice persistence, does more to change our heart and mind than his, and it helps us understand and express the intensity of our needs.
America was on the verge of division between south and north in the time of civil war. The then president, Abraham Lincoln, wrote, “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.” ‘To my knees’, it is like saying, “surrender to my source and turn this huge problem over to that same power that moves the stars.” We can do the same thing in times of strife. “Let go and let God take over” as they say in times of recovery. The United States of America and the power of its dollar has been strong in the last 224 years because of her connection to the Almighty, and her trust in God.
Find the place, the time, to talk and listen to God, and to read, to study, to meditate his word. Let us understand and always follow his teachings. Let us not deviate from His path. Let our lips and mouths be sweetened with the lovely name of God, ’Jesus’.
Jesus, you know our needs before we ask. Thank you for it. We surrender ourselves and all our needs at thy feet. We pray for those who are in the cross roads of life. Let your light guide them. Let everybody see your outstretched helping hand and opened door. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Please forward this to your dear and near ones.
Toronto, Wednesday, 3rd November 2010
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012