Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“ When you obey me you should say,” We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.”( Luke 17:10)
Lost all for Jesus , then said he never made sacrifice!
Any types of pride is dangerous and that is the beginning for a fall. When we contemplate our lives and sacrifices on earth we understand the meaningless of all our boasting and pride . Yet if we humble ourselves and give glory , power and kingdom and credit to Jesus then we could experience the falling of mist of heavenly blessings, for us and the world around us. If we obey God and sacrifice our lives for him, we have only done our duty and we should regard it as privilege. Do you sometimes feel that you deserve extra credit for serving God? Jesus is not rendering our service as meaningless or useless, nor is doing away with rewards but the reality of eternal glory.
David Livingstone who worked 12 hours at the age of 10 in a local cotton mill. In between sleep and work he studied and became a medical missionary and went to Africa the land of cannibals and darkness. He was physically attacked, was denounced, and had his property stolen and destroyed and his home fire bombed. It was something that never concerned him. Speaking to a meeting of students at Cambridge University, he said: People talk about the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Can that be called a sacrifice which is simply paid back as a small part of a great debt owing to our ,God, which we can never repay? It is emphatically no sacrifice.. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering or danger now and then with a forgoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause and cause the spirit to waver and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with eth glory which=h shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.
Prayer. Jesus, we pray for all those who are suffering for you in their body and spirit. Let you be the comforter. Let the tormentors be withdraw. Let us have the spirit to humble ourselves and to say we have done only our duty . Let 100 folds be given to those who lost their life and property for the sake of you. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday 29August 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 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