Expanding Horizons

God is expanding my horizons.....My life is in the hands of Jesus....

Thomas Hauker, a bright, well-favored, good-looking young gentleman, would not deny his personal relationship with Christ। For this he was sentenced to die at the stake.

Days before his execution, Thomas’s friends came to his English prison cell। One said, “I’ve heard that God gives a special grace to those who die in the fire that enables them to bear the flames. For your sake, that I might be able to bear this cruelty to you, can you give us some sign of it? Without knowing this, I don’t believe I can bear that day.” Thomas thought for a moment. “If the rage of pain can be tolerated, before I die I will lift up my hands to heaven as an indication.” On the day of execution, the crowd was abuzz with Thomas’s promise. As he was chained to the stake, he spoke quietly and with great grace to the men who laid the wood. Then he closed his eyes and the fire was kindled. Thomas continued to preach to those around him, but soon, for the roar of the flames, he could not. All were sure he had died. Suddenly, his hands rose above his head to his God and, with praise and thanksgiving, clapped together three times. A shout arose in the crowd, and Thomas sank into the fire and gave up his spirit.

How easily we get frustrated and give up in the mid-way…Surely the lives of such believer’s as Thomas Hauker ought to be a challenge to us.Oh, Lord...You know what a state I am in…I give up so easily and let the enemy take advantage and discourage me..
Help me never to try things in my own strength. I need you desperately Lord always..
I know You were still holding my hand even when I let go….Oh what a wonderful Savior You are!! Amen..

Yesterday our dear brother Joseph Abraham went to be with the Lord..Today was His funeral...
Separation is painful, the only comfort though is that it is only for a short time...What really has encouraged me from this dear uncle's life is that He was willing to sacrifice so much just to worship God together with His children even at such an old age of 78 despite many health problems... Even though He knew the Lord only for a short time... He lived what He believed... I see now there is no point living for long a mediocre-half hearted Christian life but giving your 100% is what's important.... It is better for the fire to burn brightly for a short time rather than for it to burn for a longer time wothout giving heat....uncle never preached his faith but lived it...
Despite all his suffering(both physical and emotional)he never complained... The most touching part I think is his attitude towards any problem he had especially physical suffering..He never thought it was important to give to much of importance to his physical problems for if the Lord wanted him to suffer he would be ready to do His will..This attitude which he maintained till his dying breath..Indeed uncle's life was only to live for Christ and his death was only gain...

Dear Lord, I am going to miss my dear uncle for a short time...help me to learn from his life to live the life you lived rather than just talking about it.O dear Jesus let my life speak more than my tongue....I thank you for the joy you have given me through the life of this dear uncle...I thank you for your great love for Him and for the joyful hope we have in you...Help me to press on to living more of you in a practical way..with You alone can I do it Lord..Amen

A song that really spoke to the struggles I am going through...

Abba Father let me be

Yours forever more

May my will forever be

Yours and yours alone

Never let my heart grow cold

Never let me go

Abba Father let me

Yours forever more

Sometimes there are some situations in life which may dishearten you or make your heart cold... But the truth my Lord,my comforter will never let go of me... Last sunday a brother encouraged me when he shared that our struggles are infact a preparation for a ministry the Lord has prepared for each one of us... One thing I do know is that no matter what happens, my Lord will never let go of me... Dear Lord Jesus, thankyou for your love and comfort that you give at times most needed।Thankyou for the family of God you have given who speak on your behalf to encourage me when nothing seems clear... There is nothing that I deserve but indeed it is your great love for me for which I have no word's to thank you for... Help me Lord that my will may be forever your's and your's alone.... May I never be too discouraged to hear from you... You have gone before me and faced the same pain as I am facing today... Give me the grace Lord, for only through your strength and abundant grace can I do anything in this life....Amen

Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine,
after the rain ....
Perhaps you may stumble,
perhaps even fall,
But God's always ready,
To answer your call ...
He knows every heartache,
sees every tear,
A word from His lips,
can calm every fear ...
Your sorrows may linger,
throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish,
in dawn's early light ...
The Savior is waiting,
somewhere above,
To give you His grace,
and send you His love...
Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
"God always sends rainbows ....
after the rain ...

This is something that encouraged me...... How true that the Lord always gives what you need...

I asked for strength—and God gave me difficulties to make me strong
I asked for wisdom—and God gave me problems to solve
I asked for prosperity—and God gave me brain and brawn to work
I asked for courage—and God gave me dangers to overcome
I asked for love—and God gave me opportunities
I received nothing I wanted—I received everything I needed
My prayer has been answered


Dear Lord,help me to be staisfied whenever you give me what i need even though if it may not
be what I want....Amen

Lately the Lord has been pressing upon my heart the need to present my life as a living sacrifice...
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service

Rom 12:2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, and ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God

How true it is indeed..the need of the hour in my life....as a youth with conflicting choices and desires..I would be totally free if I have realised that my life is a living sacrifice...We recently
in our youth meeting studied the life of sadhu Sundar Singh.....What an amazing life that man of
God lead....He at the age of 16 understood the meaning of taking up the cross and in a very true sense left "ALL" for Christ's sake. There is true growth only through pain. A Christianity that
doesn't cost me any thing is a false Christianity....... Truly in the word's of Sadhu Sundar Singh, " Diamonds do not dazzle with beauty unless they are cut.When cut the rays of the sun
fall on them and make them shine with wonderful colours! So when we are cut into shape by
the cross we shall shine as jewels in the Kingdom of God"

Dear Lord...I pray thet never may anything of my self ever hinder the working of the cross in
my life....Give me the strength to endure and bear the shame for your Name's sake.Help me
to present my life as a sacrifice in your hands..Amen

The Lord will keep you from all harm,He will watch over your life;- Psalm 121:7

This verse has been so true in the past few days in my life and my family life.Despite all
ofthe enemy's tricks n attacks my Lord has been faithful...In many ways for the past few
weeks I have been facing evil oppression....whether it's my college or my mind...but one thing
I know of is my Father in Heaven knows the number of hairs on my head...It's such a comfort
to know that an Almighty God cares for me much..these times of trials will pass away soon but
His love will remain....O, Lord....I thank you for your protection. I thankyou for watching over my life and preserving me....It's only your great love and mercy by which I have been saved

This is an article that was forwarded to me which was truly an eye-opener.....May the Lord
open the eyes of many who have been decieved...To Jesus be all the glory!! Amen..

I am writing this urgent message because I was once a witch. I lived by the stars as an astrologer and numerologist casting horoscopes and spells. I lived in the mysterious and shadowy realm of the occult. By means of spells and magic, I was able to invoke the powers of the "controlling unknown" and fly upon the night winds transcending the astral plane. Halloween was my favorite time of the year and I was intrigued and absorbed in the realm of Wiccan witchcraft. All of this was happening in the decade of the 1960’s when witchcraft was just starting to come out of the broom closet.It was during that decade of the 1960’s, in the year 1966, that a woman named J.K. Rowling was born. This is the woman who has captivated the world in this year of 2000 with four books known as the "Harry Potter Series." These books are orientational and instructional manuals of witchcraft woven into the format of entertainment. These four books by J.K. Rowling teach witchcraft! I know this because I was once very much a part of that world.Witchcraft was very different in the 1960’s. There were a lot fewer witches, and the craft was far more secretive. At the end of that spiritually troubled decade, I was miraculously saved by the power of Jesus Christ and His saving blood. I was also delivered from every evil spirit that lived in me and was set free. However, as I began to attend fundamental Christian churches, I realized that even there witchcraft had left its mark. Pagan holidays and sabats were celebrated as "Christian holidays."As time went on, I watched the so-called "Christian" churches compromising and unifying. I also watched with amazement as teachings from Eastern religions and "New Age" doctrine began to captivate congregations. It was a satanic set-up, and I saw it coming. Illuministic conspirators were bringing forth a one-world religion with a cleverly concealed element of occultism interwoven in its teachings.
In order to succeed in bringing witchcraft to the world and thus complete satanic control, an entire generation would have to be induced and taught to think like witches, talk like witches, dress like witches, and act like witches. The occult songs of the 1960’s launched the Luciferian project of capturing the minds of an entire generation. In the song "Sound Of Silence" by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, we were told of seeds that were left while an entire generation was sleeping, and that the "vision that was planted in my brain still remains."Now it is the year 2000. All of the foundations for occultism and witchcraft are in place. The Illuminists have to move quickly, because time is running out.It was the Communist revolutionary Lenin who said, "Give me one generation of youth, and I will transform the entire world."

Now an entire generation of youth has been given to a woman named J.K. Rowling and her four books on witchcraft, known as the Harry Potter Series.As a former witch, I can speak with authority when I say that I have examined the works of Rowling and that the Harry Potter books are training manuals for the occult. Untold millions of young people are being taught to think, speak, dress and act like witches by filling their heads with the contents of these books. Children are obsessed with the Harry Potter books that they have left television and video games to read these witchcraft manuals.
The first book of the series, entitled "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone", finds the orphan, Harry Potter, embarking into a new realm when he is taken to "Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." At this occult school, Harry Potter learns how to obtain and use witchcraft equipment. Harry also learns a new vocabulary, including words such as "Azkaban", "Circe", "Draco", "Erised", "Hermes", and "Slytherin"; all of which are names of real devils or demons. These are not characters of fiction!",
How serious is this? By reading these materials, many millions of young people are learning how to work with demon spirits. They are getting to know them by name. Vast numbers of children professing to be Christians are also filling their hearts and minds, while willingly ignorant parents look the other way.

The titles of the books should be warning enough to make us realize how satanic and anti-christ these books are. The afore mentioned title of the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone", was a real give away. The second book was called "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", while the third book was entitled "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."
Sadly enough, this blatant witchcraft has been endorsed by well-known and respected "Christian" leaders, such as Dr. James Dobson and Chuck Colson, who have proven themselves to be modern day Judas Iscariots. Nothing could be more obvious than that Harry Potter books are pure witchcraft and of the devil. The "Christian" leaders, however, defend them by saying that good magic always wins and overcomes evil magic.
This is the oldest con game ever hatched out of hell. As a real witch, I learned about the two sides of "the force." Apparently, so do many "Christian" leaders. When real witches have sabats and esbats and meet as a coven, they greet each other by saying "Blessed be", and when they part, they say "The Force be with you." Both sides of this "Force" are Satan. It is not a good side of the force that overcomes the bad side of the force, but rather it’s the blood of Jesus Christ that destroys both supposed sides of the satanic "Force."
High level witches believe that there are seven satanic princes and that the seventh, which is assigned to Christians, has no name. In coven meetings, he is called "the nameless one." In the Harry Potter books, there is a character called "Voldemort." The pronunciation guide says of this being "He who must not be named."
On July 8 at midnight, bookstores everywhere were stormed by millions of children to obtain the latest and fourth book of the series known as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." These books were taken into homes everywhere with a real evil spirit following each copy to curse those homes. July 8th was also the 18th day (three sixes in numerology) from the witches’ sabat of midsummer. July 8th was also the 13th day from the signing of the United Religions Charter in San Francisco. Now we have learned that the public school system is planning to use the magic of Harry Potter in the classrooms making the public schools centers of witchcraft training.

What does God have to say about such books as the Harry Potter series? In the Bible in the book of Acts, we read the following in the 19th chapter, verses 18 – 20: "And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed."
As parents, we will answer to God if we allow our children to read witchcraft books. The Word of God will prevail mightily in your life only if such things of Satan are destroyed. This tract has been prayed over, and I hope it has helped you.

Truly our God is an awesome God!!The name of Jesus is such a stronghold...
Indeed there is no name greater than the name of Jesus.... Recently all Christians
in my college were forced to attend a Catholic retreat conducted by a Charismatic group..
I was feeling uncomforatble right from the start....These people have a custom of adoration which is nothing other than idol worship....they were forcing everyone to sit and bow down to the idol of a cross.....an idol is an idol whether it is a symbol of the cross or any other image...
For it is written "Cursed is the man who makes an idol or a molten image,an abomination to the Lord,the work of the hands of the craftsman,and sets it up in secret"(Deuteronomy 28:15)
This also refers to any idol that might be in our heart....Anything that takes the place of Jesus in our lives is an idol. Well what I really wanted to write about is the experience through which for
the first time understood the mighty power in the name of Jesus. To avoid the idol-worship I and a friend of mine were sitting in another room quite close to the place where this was happening...We thought we would sing and pray together...But when we started singing,we began to forget the lyrics of even the most common songs....songs we had sung from childhood..
very soon we sensed an evil presence around us....it was frightening but we started crying out loudly and commanding the evil spirit to go away in Jesus name....I had only heard of evil spirits being cast out but actually experiencing them fleeing in Jesus name has really uplifted my spirit and strengthend and shaken me to the core...I realise how desperately I need to cling to Jesus at every moment....the devil and his agents in this world are waging war with such a fury that if Christians would realise the intensity...they would take their walk with the Lord a more seriously...the devil has made firm holds even in Christendom, that every soldier of Christ must always be ready...working with one hand and carrying their weapons in the other,ready to fight... truly this Christian life is a fight..a fight I must keep fighting till the end...till my last breath.....
O,Lord....Make me a soldier fit to be in the forefront.....With the strength the Holy Spirit gives and the guidance I know Lord...you can work through me.....Help me never to doubt or forget your strength..for I am covered by the blood of Jesus.. Amen

But if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto God, and shall bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. Exodus 21:5,6.

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; You have opened ears to Me. You have not asked burnt offering and sin offering. Psalm 40:6

Oh,how many are willing to be bonded slaves....This what the Lord wants of us...Are we ready to give it......Oh, Lord..help me to count the cost(Mt.13:44) and follow you...I desire deeply to be your slave forever...This kind of slavery is better than freedom of this world..Our Lord,is a gentle master...His yoke is easy and His burden light....The Lord doesn't desire our sacrifices but
it is our loyalty of love is that what He wants...If we truly love the Lord,obeying Him would be only happiness no matter what the results....Mark my ears Lord...make me your bondservant!

There are times despite repeated efforts of prayer,zeal and earnest longing and being fully in tune with the Lord's will,you fail.....It's hard to understand why?But God's ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts.....But failures in life also may be happening for a purpose ...all which i can see in this verse.........

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9,10 KJV

May the Lord's will be done in my life..Amen

This is something that was shared by a brother in church today,which really spoke to me....
The Lord created us and then we fell short of His glory and then He had to purchase us back with His own blood...So you see He owns us twice....He has every right on us yet He is so patient with us......For it is written........Romans 2:4- "Can't you see how kind He has been in giving you time to turn from your sin?"
Wow this is totally amazing...I mean Almighty God who is so infinitely wise,our creator,who owns us twice over......He is so patient..with us..we who crucified Him...Such love..Can it be found anywhere else...Doubtless no where else.....
What can we then as mere humans do??we can submit ourselves to the will of God..easier said than done but we can take hope from scripture that.....

Heb 12:4-8-" None of you have yet been hurt in your battle against sin.
But you have forgotten that the Scriptures say to God's children, "When the Lord punishes you, don't make light of it, and when he corrects you, don't be discouraged.
The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own."
Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children. Don't all parents correct their children?
God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn't correct you, then you don't really belong to him."

We must subject ourselves to the Father's discipline so that we might earn a fruit of righteousness at the end of it.......

Heb 12:10-11- Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best. But God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is.
It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace.

Oh,Lord....do not stop disciplining me!!I want to be you daughter forever....Even though it may seem painful for a season it will bring a fruit worth earning,worth the pain in the end....Give me the strength and courage to always remember that...Thankyou for loving me,Lord!! Amen.

Oh,what joy fills my heart.....Today was my baptism and one of the most significant events in my Christian walk....I am ready to be discipled and the Lord has already begun...truly there is no turning back....I was shivering when I went down into the waters but came out with a newness I have never felt...Truly it was a new birth like experience...I know my Lord is well pleased....Today all around the world people are celebrating friendship day....I am celebrating too but with my best friend...I am sold out for Jesus...I have given up the world's yoke and taken the Lord's instead....He is a wonderful God..my guide and leader....Oh,Lord...fill me with Thy Holy Spirit....I need your power.....I need you....May I never trust my own understanding from today onwards......I love you Lord...Make me a soldier,Lord.....a warrior for you.......Amen

"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me."

Galatians 2:20 NASB

This is a beautiful song of promise that encouraged me......


1.Precious promise God hath given
To the weary passer-by,
On the way from earth to heaven,
“I will guide thee with Mine eye.”

“I will guide thee, I will guide thee,
I will guide thee with Mine eye;
On the way from earth to heaven,
I will guide thee with Mine eye.”

2.When temptations almost win thee,
And thy trusted watchers fly,
Let this promise ring within thee:
“I will guide thee with Mine eye.”

3.When thy secret hopes have perished
In the grave of years gone by,
Let this promise still be cherished,
“I will guide thee with Mine eye.”

4.When the shades of life are falling,
And the hour has come to die,
Hear thy trusty Leader calling,
“I will guide thee with Mine eye.”

N. Niles.

Yes indeed..We have a God who sees it all.....whether you are suffering.....slipping and going
off-track....He is watching over you....He has held me and I know that I am rooted in Him, even
though the enemy surrounds me....I will be victorious with Christ on my side.....The Lord fights
the battle for us when we give our trust to Him fully....He will not let the temptations be more
than we can resist.......and even if we fail...He will not condemn us....Oh, how loving and merciful are you,O Lord unto a wretched sinner like me!!!You never let go of me...even when I let you
down.....Help me O God to be worthy of you.......Mould me so that I may be like you........
I need you,Lord......I am weary and helpless without you!!!!My strength faileth me,if Thou are not with me......Lord you are the one who seeth the heart not the outward appearance....I love you Lord......for in You I have found satisfaction...Help me to be satisfied in You always, no matter what the circumstance........Amen...

Why don't you give Him
All your fears,
Why don't you let Him
Dry all of your tears?
He knows,
He's been through pain before;
And He knows
All that you've been looking for.
So be.......

So,be strong and take courage,
Do not fear or be dismayed;

For the Lord will go before you,
And His light will show the way.
So,be strong and take courage,
Do not fear or be dismayed;
For the One who lives within you,
Will be strong in you today!!!

Well suprisingly enough....my friends(all hindus) started a conversation about "ghosts" and all sorts of things.......I listened for a while and I told them when they asked me that though I don't
believe in anything such as "ghosts" exist.......evil spirits definitely do......I don't why but I also blurted out that no evil spirit can touch me as I am covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.....
Ofcourse they didn't get it....so I told them how my Lord had died and since sin had no power on His sinless being,He resurrected and the keys of death and hell are in His hands!!!!!!!!
I also very honestly said,"I don't fear death either".......They just listened...some were probably
amazed why I had such confidence....Well why shoudn't I????
All I said was indeed what I truly believe.......My hope is not empty,it's full of expectation...........
Like a beatiful article I just read.....it said the Lord is like a silversmith refining us(disciplining)
till we are so pure and He can see HIS image in us...........What a beautiful thought!!!
Oh,Lord.......work in me.....heat me up......burn every dirt in my life.........till I can perfectly reflect
you......It may take long Lord.......but don't stop....even though the body may stumble due to weakness,the spirit is willing.........!! Amen...

Purify my heart
Let me be as gold
And precious silver
Purify my heart
Let me be as gold,pure gold

Refiner's fire
My heart's one desire is to be holy
Set apart for You,Lord
I choose to be holy,
Set apart for you my Master,
Ready to do your will.

There's a peace that floods my soul

When the Spirit of the Lord

Is in control

And there's a joy

No bounds can hold,

When the Spirit blows a fresh wind

Through my soul

Holy Spirit flow through me;

Touch my heart and there will,

There will be.....

Such joy!Such unspeakable joy,

Such peace,an everlasting peace;

Such love,a pure and holy love,

Spirit have your way in me.

Truly....there is so much peace and joy when the Lord is in control...
Even if your day is not going the way you planned it to go or some things
happpen when you never expected them.....There is such peace when you
realise God is in control and all one has to do is to run to Him.........
Beginning to realise in little measures how the Holy Spirit can lead you
and guide you......Amazing and so refreshing............I never can forget God's
goodness.......He chose me even when I rejected Him rebelliously.............
There is nothing good in me.....it's His grace and mercy.....The Lord's name is
to be praised....Oh.....Lord,I take this moment to thank you for your love and grace
in my life without which I would have perished.....I have no word's to express in my
limited vocabulary...but I'll just end with..."I love you,Jesus"...Amen....

Well yet another new chapter in my life begins...college life........!!
Just after orientation itself I have seen the campus life and realized..
right from day one....as a Christian it's going to be a fight.......
Being different is easy when you have others but when you are alone..
that's the test.....when no one is there to check you...........
This song truly is the cry of my heart as I enter a different world......

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated Lord to Thee;
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise,

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love;
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee.

Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my King;
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee.

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne.

Take my love,my Lord I pour
At Thy feet its treasure store;
Take myself and I will be
Ever only all for Thee.

Oh,Lord.......all the things that affect me as a young person
I give it to you....Use it as you may.........Amen

Can I truly say that I am fully satisfied in my Lord....There is nothing in this world that I desire but my Lord...Honestly no I can't .....atleast not yet......But that is what my Lord wants....
He wants my complete devotion,my affection,my love and my all.......Oh,Lord please take me away from these wordly pleasures....tempted I may be at every moment,tossed about with different choices.....even though it may take time Lord...don't stop the work that you have begun...the evil one walks about like a roaring lion...but with you Lord..I am more than a conqueror!!! Amen

I'm pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'm gaining everyday;
Still praying as I onward bound,
"Lord,plant my feet on higher ground."

Lord,lift,me up,and let me stand
By faith on heaven's tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord,plant my feet on higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray till heaven I've found,
"Lord.lead me on to higher ground."

There are those days in one's life when you feel what whole lot of waste of time it was..............
when nothing seems to be right........It's just one of those days again today......When I've
openly felt hostility because I'm a Christian........when I was openly snubbed,used and thrown......strong word's aren't they.....that's exactly how I feel today.....It's not the first time that people have looked down upon me because I love the Lord...it's just this time there was a difference..I know it's a privilege to be hated by the world because that's one of the criteria God has put down to be His.......isn't it?...am sure it is.........Even if I may have not preached or even spoken a word,I know the Lord was there with me.....even if I feel I have accomplished nothing...just the fact that the Lord was with me is enough.......O Lord,please take me to higher ground....take me away from earthly things.i can't do it myself but you can........My life is in your hands......Amen......

God Our Father - Faithful, Merciful and True
For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath.
Deuteronomy 4:31 NIV

Just as I am without one plea
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
and that Thou biddst me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God I come,I come

Just as I am waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God I come,I come.

Just as I am though tossed about
With many a conflict,many a doubt,
Fighting's and fears within,without,
O Lamb of God I come, I come.

Just as I am Thy love unknown
Hath broken every barrier down;
Now to be Thine,yeah Thine alone,
Oh Lamb of God I come,I come.

There are some moments in life when you are misunderstood,you don't know why it
happens but He does.....yes ,the Lord does......Is it easy for me as a mere human to accept
the discipline of God.....even if that would mean being a NOTHING!!a failure, a loser, a nobody
in other people's eyes......Yes with God's grace it is possible.......For I know my Lord will not give me more than I can endure......He has said His yoke is easy....it truly is!!All I have to do is just give in......The Lord has made me realise a few days back that I am not important....He is..........
I am just His tool and He has every right to sharpen His tool to be used whenever He wants to....
He really is a wonderful God........He is my comforter my healer....Even when I am tossed about
with confusion,fear or sorrow......I know and I can feel He's there in the vessel....so even though
the storms come I will never sink..I believe that.....Amen......

Looking Unto Jesus: He's Got You & Me...In His Hand!
Looking unto Jesus! Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Titus 2:13 KJV

I recently saw a video about a Christian believer called R. Wurmbrand........who was persecuted and tortured for 14 years by solitary confinement when the Communist regime of Russia conquered Rumania......He is also the founder of the Voice of Martyrs.......He was imprisoned for preaching the gospel.......There surrounded by the grey walls of the prison,Richard after many years of confinement.......was very tired,spiritually,emotionally and physically......He had forgotten there were other colours than grey and there were other sounds other than silence.....
He had forgotten that the sun,moon,stars and flowers exist...............In the midst of torture,he
cried out to God.....He asked God to speak to Him directly because he had no-one to talk to........
N God did and asked him a very strange question.........God asked,"What is your name?".........
Richard Wurmbrand was very confused......surely Almighty God who had created him would know his name........When he had expected words of comfort....God had asked him this.............
He was scared to tell God that his name was Richard,because he had heard of a great saint called by the same name who had been killed for Christ's name.......He dare not tell he was a preacher either...........Finally he told God,"I have no name,help me to bear your name!!"...............

Amazing but true............Richard Wurmbrand after 14yrs of torture realised he was NOTHING!!
and God was everything.......I was so challenged by this testimony.....truly Jesus deserves that kind of loyalty and even more............O God.......give me that kind of strength to endure for your name's sake when I have to.....Amen....

If you love Me... you'll obey Me If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers

Deuteronomy 7:12

Oh how difficult it is to break the chains of your own desires and accept His........
Yeah I say chains....because it's as hard as binding yourself with chains.......
Today the Lord is asking me this question???If you love me,will you obey me???
That means submitting myself to His will.....Can I???With my strength...no Lord...
I need your strength Lord........
How true it is....when you come closer to God's holiness you realise you're own
wretchedness and worthlessness.........I don't mean condeming onself and getting
discouraged.....no way!!It's when a mere mortal has a glimpse of an immortal and
holy God.......one falls short of word's and strength.....
There are so many things that confuse you.......so many choices to be made......so
many sacrifices to be made..............Christian life can't be all God and nothing of me...
Sure I have to crucify my Self everyday!!!!You never realise how big a giant the self
can become if ignored.........The Lord wants my all today.........!!am I willing!!!!!!I end with
that....the spirit is willing but the body is weak.......So help me God!!!Amen......

I know after reading this you might be suprised.......yes my mom said something yesterday that touched me and I have to keep a record of it..........it was the first time.......She gave me the right to disobey her if God's plan differed from what she had told me to obey.......She challenged me to
tell God about everything,every decision I take.......It was a welcome change........I mean you know how it feels when you know when you're being trusted.........It's wonderful..........I thank God for a mother like mine........Her sacrifices for me despite my stubborness.......There are very
few times one does realise what blessings one has....I am only beginning to realise them........

Like the air you breathe,you don't realise it's importance until there's a lack of it........Such are my parents...........Thankyou God for giving me the best parents in the world........They may not be perfect but since you have placed me in this family....help me to be a blessing as long as I am there,not as a burden.........Amen......

There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus
No not one,no not one!
None else could heal all oue soul's diseases
No not one,no not one..

Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus
No not one ,no not one!

There are times in your life when you feel you are stepping your foot on two boats,you're
standing at a fork in the road......Well I am going through one........it may seem strange but I
have realised that in some way this might be one of God's ways to command respect and loyalty
from His children.....I am beginning to think probably that's why there are these situations in
your life when you come in conflict with your wishes and God's plan........He understand's my
desires and He knows what's best for me........I hope I always find the strength to follow God's
wishes and plans even if I have to crucify mine.........Lord help me when I am weak!!!!!

He came to serve; let us walk as He walked. He asked them, "What were you arguing about on the road?" But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all." Mark 9:33-35 NIV

Something that has been challenging me for quite sometime..........Living as Jesus lived..........Sure is tough.....impossible to do in one's own strength....something I've realised quite recently.........True humility is very difficult to attain by yourself and many times I've realised I've been fooling myself
and others........

I don't know much but I am beginning to experience the strength and the power of the Holy Spirit......It's so wonderful....... If the trickle is so delightful,the overflowing river will be indescribable......!!!!!
I want that Lord!!There is so much I have to learn......I wanna begin following Jesus at the age of 12!!!!That is by beginning to study the Word of God and submitting to the authority that God has placed in my life..........Help me Lord..........I stumble and forget so many times.........
In the midst of every thing,help me realise there's a lesson for me...............a correction,an encouragement,a humbling.........whatever it is..Lord.......You know me better than I do.......

There are many times in our lives we don't realise why things happen they way they do.......

Yesterday I heard my grandma was ill and mom was so upset......I was worried but I prayed and I felt a peace that God is in control.......He really was .........We prayed for grandma as a church too.......N paise God....she was much better in the morning......n the most amazin thing is that she gave God the glory despite not being a believer...........these little things in life are the small but significant encouragements that God gives us..........As a believer I must see God's hand in all things,His purposes being fulfilled in all situations..........
Praise be to God.................who leads us in His triumph!!!!As a Christian we have nothing to lose......For in Christ we are more than conquerors!!!!!!May the will of God be fulfilled in our lives............

Well life does go on...but there are just those some things you can't help but feel grateful for..

Well.....my life has been a very happy one....happy childhood memories..oh those carefree times...paper-boats whenever it rained,hide and seek,adventure trips to the jungle(can't help have a hyper-active imagination...),church kids,playing basketball and honestly believing that I'd make it to the NBA some day,swimming lessons...........those indeed were the days.........

Where was God???Oh He was there....just there....you see....didn't feel much a need for Him during those days...they were happy...I'm sure you agree too....sure I was happy..........
Then *boom* came adolscence.....aren't we all excited to become "TEENAGERS"...I sure was..
Little did I know...I had grown up without even realizing it...........You see even though I was around a lot of people..i really never made close friends....or more precisely they used and ditched me.......didn't bother about that because I didn't realise the importance of close friends...
but adolscence sure opened my eyes.......For the first time in my life I saw..how lonely I was.......
Lemme tell you ....loneliness kills if you are someone like me...........N Jesus my best friend who was there right beside me right from the day i was born .........Knw wt I did to Him,I ditched Him!!!!

To cut a long story short......i'd just say.....I tried to run..like Jonah......run away.....but Jesus who died for me and purchased me ran ahead of me and held me in His saving arms..........I can't get enough of my Saviour's love.........He's teaching me so many things everyday....everyday with Jesus is beautiful......Friends or no-friends...........I found a best friend............I love you Jesus!!!!!