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Book Review: The 360 Degree Leader

I Know it in My Heart!!

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As I visited my native place, which is a remote village, I met a village shepherd. So I stopped by him and began to talk with him. Our conversation was revolving primarily around his Job of shepherding his sheep. He had nearly 80 sheep.

Half way through the talk, I asked him this, “How do know when a sheep has gone astray”. Since there were too many and he cannot constantly count his sheep, I was just wondering if he had some technique.
He though for a moment and then he said, “Sir, I know it in my heart”.
I thought he misunderstood my question and so I explained him the question again, but he repeated the same answer. He said there were no other techniques but somehow when his goes astray he knows it in his heart. 
And then it hit me. He was explaining my relationship with the Great shepherd.
Isaiah 40:11 says, He will feed his flock like a shepherd; He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to his heart.
God, the great shepherd has us in his heart and he knows ou…

What Really Matters?

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Book Review: IT’S NOT ABOUT ME

When God Breaks the Code of Love

Recently I got a call informing me that my son was not well. I rushed to the hospital. Because that’s what we do when people we love are sick. Jesus was informed that his friend Lazarus was ill. Though Jesus loved Lazarus instead of rushing to meet him, Jesus stayed back for 2 more days. Sometimes God breaks our common code of love. Sometimes even after we inform Jesus about our situation, he stays back. He breaks our rule of love. What do you do with such situations? What do you do when God is Silent? Jesus broke the code of love because he wanted Martha and Mary to understand that He was more than a miracle worker. He wanted them to understand that He is the Resurrection and Life. Sometimes when God doesn’t act the way we imagine, it is because he wants to give us a deeper understanding of Himself. So when God breaks your common code for love, be encouraged. He might be revealing Himself in a new way.