- Today with Jesus “1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me, ‘but not all things are helpful,’ All things are lawful for me, but will not beMessage 1 of 442 , May 4, 2012View SourceToday with Jesus
“1 Corinthians 6:12 “All things are lawful for me, ‘but not all things are helpful,’ All things are lawful for me, but will not be enslaved by anything.”
Let us not succumb to materialistic things in this world.
We are primarily responsible for our lives, not the environment or others. If we fail, we only have to blame ourselves and not anybody else or other factors. The pro-active person acts with the spirit of Jesus that strengthens the weak, resurrects the dead, heals the sick, improves circumstances, washes away our sins and breaks the wall of separation from God. The reactive person is not like that. They blame even their shadow for their failures with the evil spirit of sins. So let our words, actions, thoughts and presence inspire others to become better. We should not be slaves to the material world or the world of darkness.
Elias in his 50’s and well educated, landed in Canada with millions of stars in his eyes but could not find a job as per his wish or education and experience. He then applied and got for a contract job as a newspaper carrier. Immaterial of the season - fall, winter, spring or summer, he goes about his work with a positive smiling face even though he is still haunted by the nostalgia of his good old days in India. Instead of blaming fate, the weather and circumstances, he counts his blessings that he is able to do at least this job. Instead of complaining, he sees the positive side of this job – like enjoying nature and admiring people’s gardens, winter’s beauty of snow and icicles, the million dollar welcoming smiles of children and people etc. He also has the benefits of walking for 2 hours three times a week to have a healthy body.
Prayer: Jesus, let your spirit of creation and blessings abide in us. Let us have the mind to take responsibilities of our failures and correct it and look at you for our pro-active mind-set of positivity. Let us find the good of anything and everything and shun the darkness with your light. We pray for those who are struggling to settle down in a new place, finding a job and new friends. Let people get jobs and satisfaction as per their education and experience. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Saturday, 5th May 2012
- 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 unbeatableMessage 442 of 442 , Oct 16, 2012View SourceToday 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