I am blessed

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:19

“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”


This morning as I read this verse I was reminded of how much faithful God has been in my life. I might have failed my God a million times but the fact that He never got fed up of me surprises me so much… 

I am healthy,

I am not hungry,

I have decent clothes to cover me,

I have a family,

I have brothers and sisters to pray for me,

I have a church,

I can walk,

I can talk,

I can see,

I can hear….etc…,

I think I am very blessed!

And even if some things in the above list goes missing,

I am still blessed,

Because I have Christ to love me….! 😊


But most of the time, all these things don’t satisfy me enough and I still complaint to God for all the ‘small bugs – 🐜 ‘ in my life. I often feel depressed and goes ‘off-mood’! But Why? 

Just like the song goes… 🎵🎵🎵

“O what peace we often forfeit,

  O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry

Everything to God in prayer!….”
I have someone who loved me to the point of suffering and shedding his last blood on the cross for me and He is still alive! 

Paul is assuring the believers of Corinth through this verse that they need not fear anything becuase the grace of God will sustain them till the end to be blameless in the day of our Lord. Looking into us, we have a lot of blemishes and weaknesses in us. But as we look into the pure and faultless sheep who died for us, we can be happy….that he will sustain us till the end….

Words are not enough to describe the love of God in our life…

*****Dedicated to the brothers and sisters of Hope Mumbai….*****




Contributor: Feba Varghese

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Overcoming Fear to Climb Up

Sometimes you are so scared to go beyond a point. It might be a tiny step but the uncertainty of what waits ahead pulls us back. And but when you close your eyes and trust God, you will get the courage to jump over even deep gorges…

 #IIT_Bombay #lifeGroup #AdventuresWithNutan

My little sister (sister in Christ), Nutan, is so much fun loving and she woke me up early morning yesterday and took me to terrace claiming to show Sunrise. (@nutan_megu 😜 ). She took me through a dark staircase and we finally managed to reach a very dusty terrace filled with ducts and coils. What I saw next was my little sister climbing some ladders and jumping some gaps to reach the top point in terrace. And very coolly, she asked me to follow her steps. 

I was so scared on reaching the second topmost point itself and I told her I’m scared and I can’t further jump over ducts and gaps. I am scared of heights and the height of my position itself sacred me.

I stood and watched her for sometime and I looked around me. She didn’t force me in any way once she realised that I am sacred. But after some thought, I finally thought that I need to overcome my fear.

And being determined, I overcame my fear, climbed the ladder and reached the topmost point. And I realised that if I didn’t, I would have missed a beautiful view….

#OvercomingFearToClimbUp

My chases ending in VAIN

At many instances in life, even after having done a ‘lot of things” in the day, at the end of the day, I have felt empty and useless.  By the end of the day I feel all lost and my life out of grip even after doing assignments, reading research papers, submissions, classes etc. I often feel desperate and put down when all my manual works doesn’t produce the required fruit. Then I have this random habit of forcing myself to sleep for some time. But it can only refresh my mind until the turmoil of life hits me again as I regain my heavy feelings. Then I have to stop all my business and really think, ‘What is wrong with my life?’

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In these moments of life, there is a verse that God often reminds me,

“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men” – Colossians 3:23

So, this kept me thinking, what is the root cause of all these emptiness?

Then I realized that the main issue is that I am doing my work for the sake of completion, to please my professors or boss, to seek material blessings, promotions etc.  I am not doing it for the Lord! So this new perception of doing everything for the Lord totally changed the idea of the situation. And on understanding further I realized that this new perception comes with an extra baggage of gift hamper which says that nothing I do for the Lord is ever useless.

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”- 1 Corinthians 15:58

 So, I don’t have to feel lost and useless anymore because Christ has promised me that if I do anything for the Lord it is never in vain! All I have to do is just let Jesus climb into my boat. This same feeling of getting nothing even after a lot of work was experienced by the disciples as we read in John 21:1-14.

John 21:1-14

’ 3 Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.”

They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat, and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning had now come, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then Jesus said to them, “Children, have you any food?”

They answered Him, “No.”

And He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the multitude of fish.”

After Jesus started directing their work,, there was an instant change in their situation from nothingness to a ‘big catch’. So, the key factor is letting Jesus into your boat and following His advice. He knows our day’s efforts and He will guide us exactly where to throw the net and what to do at the right time.

So often we feel lost because we don’t let Jesus into our boat on all our fishing exercises and sometimes we try to do it alone. And that’s exactly when I feel my work heavy on me. But the moment I realize that Jesus is in my boat and that He will take care of my boat no matter how strong the winds and waves lash against me, I can sleep peacefully with content in my heart about the day.

But sometimes we may not be able to see the fruit of our efforts at a fast rate. That’s when ‘faith’ comes into action and we see the fruits in faith and keep rowing the boat because the one has promised that nothing will go useless is faithful and He will never ever fail us.

Let us let Jesus into our boat and do everything as for the Lord and experience the change in our life.

Keep rowing your boat with Jesus beside you…

God bless you…

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Contributor:

Feba Varghese

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Do everything as for God


A man engaged in the profession of making nets. Its an interesting sight to watch the man as he steadily and briskly weaves the net.

Every profession has its own value and vital roles. And the most important thing is asking ourselves if we are happy with whatever we are doing. If not, its time to rethink on our choices.

Seek the choice and will of the Almighty. May His love guide us always…

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for human beings.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭

Shadows of Future


“All the boats are leaving,

And one is still staying back in the sand waiting for its turn to be picked,

At the right time, it will be picked…

And that day when the precious day of the Lord arrives I too will go…” 

#shadowsOfFuture #HeIsComingSoon

Standing Out

All things may be dark around, 

Some things always manage,

To find a light in themselves,

They manage to ‘stand out’,

Being different is not easy, 

But there is a greater purpose,

And the grace of God will sustain… 

#nightCaptures #LightInTheDarkness #IIT_Bombay_Campus

Why always doubt the word of God?

Why always doubt the Word of God? Why not doubt the lies of the devil? Why not having doubts about your doubts and deciding to believe and trust Jesus? If you do, you’ll soon receive heavenly assistance from the Holy Spirit. Faith moves the mountains which doubt creates.”

REINHARD BONNKE

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