Thursday, October 6, 2016

Questioning Christian

1 Kings 17
And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, except at my word.”
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Get away from here and turn eastward, and hide by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. And it will be that you shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there.”
So he went and did according to the word of the Lord, for he went and stayed by the Brook Cherith, which flows into the Jordan. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning, and bread and meat in the evening; and he drank from the brook. And it happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there. See, I have commanded a widow there to provide for you.” 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath
1.     Cherith - If you do some research about brook Cherith, it is actually dry in summer. Then imagine when days of no rain how that brook would be. River Jordan always floods, God could have sent him to Jordan. But Elijah never questioned God. He never suggested to God, why you don’t send me to Jordan. Elijah’s safety from Ahab was important for God.
2.     Ravens - If you see the ravens, they are not ordinary crows. Their nature is to grab food from your hands. But God is telling Elijah that the ravens will feed you. Still he never questioned God.
3.     Widow - Then he is asking him to go to a widow and saying that she will provide for you. Widows are poor in those days as the man is the main provider. It is famine and she is poor and here God is telling Elijah that she will provide for him. She was a gentile woman too. Still Elijah never questioned God. It was God’s plan that Elijah would be a blessing to that widow.

In our lives too, we should never be a questioning Christian. Logic and faith cannot mingle – when God asks us to step out in faith or do something, we use our finite, tiny brain and try to figure it out – we figure out the logic. Whether God provides for us through the ravens or through a widow, He is our ultimate source.

If Moses was trying to figure out how he is going to provide for all the Israelites, he would not have left Egypt. Many of us are still in our ‘Egypt’ (under bondage) because we do not want to step out in faith. We are still trying to figure it out. We question His plans; we question His instructions for us. We ask how it can be – it makes no sense. We are expecting God to give us the entire blue print of our life, when He is willing to guide us one step at a time and one day at a time. Moses just trusted that His presence would go before him and that was enough. That must be our faith too – that if God be for us who can be against us.

Give all you have the 5 loaves and 2 fishes to God – he will multiply – that meal was just enough for that boy. He never thought if I give to others, it will not be enough for anyone. He didn’t use his brain. He just gave what he had to Jesus and he multiplied. Give what you have to Jesus.

Today, decide in your heart never to question God. As far as the heavens are above the earth so high are His ways above yours, His plans are always to prosper you and not to harm you.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

ASK September 2016 Promise

Violence shall no longer be heard in your land,
Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders;

For the Lord will be your everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning shall be ended.
                                                         Isaiah 60:18,20

In Christ Alone
ASK Prayer Team
"Ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find; Knock, and it will be opened to you"
Mathew 7:7

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Seek HIM!

We have heard and seen these astronomical phenomenons
  • Blue Moon
  • Red Moon
  • Eclipses

There is a whole astronomical study done on Moon, Its movement, Composite, Impact on the earth magnetic field etc. Meticulously Lunar eclipse dates are recorded, future dates are predicted. When we all know for a fact that Moon is a celestial body that cannot emit light on its own. It merely reflects the light of the sun like a mirror. Yet, it is the most admired celestial object by poets and by the artists. In fact one of the first and greatest mile stone in science and technology advancement is the Man stepping on the Moon. Yes, on the same moon that has neither water resources nor can support living things.

We believers are like the moon. Our Sun is the Son of Righteousness – Jesus Christ. When we seek HIM, HIS light shine upon us that we reflect HIM (Numbers 6:24-26), So we become the source of light to this world in its darkness.(Matthew 5:14) When we follow the world, when earth comes between us and the Sun, we render useless to us and to others. (1 John 2:15)

LORD teaches 3 things:
1.      When we Seek HIM! We let HIS glory shines upon us in its entirety. The world rejoices it as a full moon day.
2.      When we slowly give into the world. Our potential and talent fade and rendered useless.
3.      When we let the world (earth) gets between us and the Son. There is complete darkness. Moon is no longer in sight and has no light.

Let us seek HIM!

 Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually.

 The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there are any who understand, Who seek after God

 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

 Seek the LORD, All you humble of the earth Who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.

 "I love those who love me; And those who diligently seek me will find me.

 'You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

 "But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

 One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.

Numbers 6:24-26 New King James Version (NKJV)
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”

     Malachi 4:2
     But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise w
ith healing in His wings; And you  shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves