Whenever. Wherever. Whatever.

Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!” … The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength...GOD, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us...Finish what you started in me, GOD. Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭138:1-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

There are these three amazing things I notice about God.

Firstly, WHENEVER I call out to God, He steps in and helps me see things from His perspective. God’s magnificent perspective that opens up my eyes and enlarges my vision to see things as God wants me to see.  Read more

Live on Earth with Heaven in Your Heart

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things [Col 3:1-2]

To live for heaven is to throw off every weight that would hinder us from pursuing fullness of life in relationship with Jesus. To live for heaven is to make as much room in our hearts for Jesus as possible – to declare with our thoughts, actions and emotions that Jesus is truly Lord of our lives. Read more

Why You Should’nt Work Too Hard

If GOD doesn’t build the house, the builders only build shacks. If GOD doesn’t guard the city, the night watchman might as well nap. It’s useless to rise early and go to bed late, and work your worried fingers to the bone. Don’t you know he enjoys giving rest to those he loves?” – ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭127:1-2‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Read more

I Suffered Much Pain Over My Holy Reputation!

‘I’m going to put my great and holy name on display, the name that has been ruined in so many countries, the name that you blackened wherever you went. Then the nations will realize who I really am, that I am God, when I show my holiness through you so that they can see it with their own eyes.’ (Eze 36:23, MSG)
In the book of Ezekiel God grieves over the conduct and actions of His people – people who bore His Name wherever they went and in whatever they did, His Reputation was at stake!
Sadly, God’s people had once again failed Him through their conduct and actions! (Eze 36:17,19). They had forgotten that they were His ambassadors (2 Cor 5:20) and that their lifestyle was to reflect the character of their Heavenly Father – good, kind, gentle, holy, true, gracious, compassionate, etc.
After numerous warnings, God finally had to bring judgment upon them but through His prophet He expresses His pain – one of the saddest sentences – ‘I suffered much pain over my holy reputation’ (Eze 36:21, MSG).
Yet, His desire was not to destroy them! In His abundant compassion and love for them, He refers to their complaints and pain and then responds to it – ‘This is what you are saying: Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?’ Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, O house of Israel?’ (Eze 33:10-11)
His love and grace provided the opportunity for repentance and healing but they had to choose – repentance and healing OR destroyed lives and judgment!
His desire still stands. This is what He requires of us – as followers of Jesus, His ambassadors in this world – that our conduct and actions should always, always bring Glory and Honour to His Holy Name!

Fullness in a Short Span (of life)

Life is a beautiful gift from God: a precious and amazing gift. If we take our life seriously, we will truly understand that each day is a gift from God. Sometimes because our life is so busy we forget how life is so fragile. It is so ironic that we get a glimpse of it when someone is dying, diagnosed with a chronic disease, or when we see or hear something terrible happening around us. Read more

India of My Dreams

Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss! Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies! Oh yes! GOD gives Goodness and Beauty; our land responds with Bounty and Blessing. Right Living strides out before him, and clears a path for his passage.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭85:10-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Imagine the above verse as a real-life scenario

  • On every street in Kolkata.
  • On every road and by lane of India.
  • On the corridors of every government and corporate office.
  • In our school and college campuses across India
  • At the borders of India.

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Living Without Offense

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense [Prov 19:11]

Loving others is one of the most important and difficult commands Jesus gave us. We are a messy, broken, needy, and sinful people. We constantly deal with our own wounds and those of others. When someone wrongs me, I instantly feel a need for justice and fairness rise within me. I feel as if I have the right to be angry or even to exact revenge for the wrong they committed. Offense stirs up feelings of insecurity, pride, anger and frustration. But God can transform us into those who live without offense. Read more

Enlarge Your Borders

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. [Isa 54:2]

As we reflect on what God would have us do as we look to the future, we need to believe God to enlarge and expand our horizons. The word “enlarge” as used in Isa 54:2 means “to grow large, to go beyond, to make more room, to increase capacity; to breakthrough; to expand, go further, occupy new territories, think big, without boundaries”. God wants us to increase our capacity so we can receive his ever-increasing flow of blessing. Here are three keys to increase our capacity:

  1. PRAYER: Ask God to increase your capacityJabez cried [prayed] to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request [1 Chron 4:10]
  2. VISION: Begin to see the future as God sees itWe must stopping looking at life through our rear view mirror at successes or failures in the past. To believe God is to see things as he sees them -to grasp from deep within our spirits that he is the God of limitless possibilities.
  3. FAITH: Seeing things that are not as though they areIf we want God to enlarge our borders we will need to leave our comfort zone behind, so he can increase our capacity to believe and receive beyond our previous expectations. Faith increases our capacity to receive: stretch your thinking – do something you’ve never done – believe God for something you previously thought impossible.

A `Breakthrough’ is: a sudden burst of faith that will take you beyond all previous points of past resistance. A `breakthrough’ often comes when you give generously to a cause bigger than yourself: our capacity to receive is expanded when our capacity to give grows. We all want our lives to grow and increase, but growth can be uncomfortable, even painful. It stretches us and puts our faith to the test. But enlarging our tent – extending our reach for the kingdom of God is not a suggestion or option – it is a command! Let’s ask God to stretch us today as we begin a new journey toward the exciting things he has waiting for us!

Love in All Its Fullness

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can rivers drown it. If a man tried to buy love with all his wealth, his offer would be utterly scorned [Song of Songs 8:6-7]

The Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful books of the Bible. It uses rich poetic language and vivid imagery to depict the joy, beauty, and sacredness of love within marriage. But in the Song of Songs, God has given us more than a manual on marriage – he offers us a glimpse into his ultimate design for fullness of life – the deepest longing of every human heart for love in all its fullness. Read more

‘Living Under The Sun’ or ‘Living Under The Son’ ?

The Book of Ecclesiastes challenges us to consider changing our ‘residence’: moving from living ‘under the sun’ to living ‘under the SON’.

‘Living under the sun’ is epitomized with these words of the author, ‘ I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:14)

‘Living under the SON’ is explained with these words of the author, ‘That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) Read more