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Why Write??

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Sometimes it’s just so discouraging to know that there is only one or two who read your blog. So at times I have thought to quit writing. Recently I was encouraged through the character of Dr.Luke. He is one of the writers of the bible. He has written a couple of books in bible. Luke and Acts. And what stuck me was he wrote both these books not thinking that it must get in to the Bible or the Best Seller List. He just wrote to one person, Theophilus. And to write to one person, he didn’t just give a rough scribbling. He took pains to write and also did research before he wrote. Look at what he says “since I(Luke) myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus”. He put all of his mind, soul and heart to write to just one person. And Luke, of all the gospel writers gives more details about each incident. The timings, the dates are so specific in his writings. He could have said, …

Commendable Faith

As I was reading a incident that is recorded in Mathew 15th chapter, 4 things that just stood out for me.
1. V21 says “And (Jesus) going away from there”. Where was Jesus going away from? This really made me curious to find what turned Jesus away from a particular place. So I read the previous verses. By doing so, I found out that Jesus was going away from the hypocritical Pharisees. They thought they knew everything and they were not teachable and were puffed up with pride. Jesus doesn’t linger with those folks longer.
2. The 2nd thing that I noticed was Jesus’s unJesus response to a wailing parent. That woman was really crying out and begging Jesus to heal her daughter. But Jesus, the one who answers before we call and the one who hears us while we are yet speaking, did not answer her V23. This act was so non Jesus. Sometimes in life we wail and cry and beg only to hear the loudest silence from God as His reply. And parents would definitely understand how that woman would have felt. …

All Knowing God!!

God is omniscient. He is all knowing. Nothing can be hidden from his eyes. He knows our thought and he knows the word before it comes to our tongue. Now, having such a God, I sometimes wonder do I have to tell him all that’s happening in my life. Doesn’t he already know it? Do I have to confess my sins? Has he not already seen what I did? So what it is the point in confessing to God. Does it increase His knowledge about us? No. But it does increase our knowledge about ourselves. When we confess we really see our real self as God sees. Only by God’s help we can confess. As we confess we start to see our sins and weakness and claim that we are helpless and also that we need God’s help. So Confession I must confess is mainly for us to realize us than to letting an all knowing God to know about ourselves.
Any Confession about your Confessions lately?

(In)Dependence!!

Recently my sons started sitting all by themselves. So we as parents became so proud of them. We called their grandparents (Our Parents) to tell them that the little boys don’t depend on us for sitting anymore. We were filled with joy and with pride. There will be more and more such moments in our lives when our sons will start doing things on their own. They will start to stand, walk, run, learn, eat, and do so many other things on their own, becoming less dependent on us. We call is growth. As children grow, parents expect them to more independent. Most of the parents are proud like us.
But spiritually the process is reversed. Spiritual growth is measured on how much we depend on the Heavenly Father. As soon as we are born again, we learn to depend on God and as days goes by we learn more and more to depend on God. A person who had walked with the Lord for 40 years depends on God more than a person who has walked with the Lord for 4 years. We call this spiritual growth.
Jesus was the…