Saturday, March 22, 2008

Born Blind

"Go wash in the Pool of Siloam" (which means Sent). So he went and washed, and came back able to see." (John 9: 7)

Jesus gave back sight to the man born blind. He gave him much more besides. He gave him wisdom and the courage to be a witness to God's marvelous works. So the man became better off than those who were born with sight but in fact are blind spiritually. Every disadvantage is a blessing.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fruitless Works of Darkness

"Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them." (Ephesians 5: 10-11)

Blessed is the man who meditates on the work of God day and night.

The word of God is alive and active. It exposes the fruitless works of darkness. It shows the fine lines between truth and falsehood.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Power of the Cross

The Power of the Cross:

Accept God's will

Accept your cross

Obtain your crown

Accept your thorns

Receive your triumph

This is the power of the cross.

"I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; My face id did not shield from buffets and spitting. The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame." (Isaiah 50: 6-7)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Verdant Pastures

"The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul." (Psalm 23: 1-2)

I know for certain that the Lord is my Shepherd. He provides me everything I need:

  • Holy Spirit
  • Health
  • Peace
  • Rest
  • Food
  • Money
  • Books
  • Security

He provides me what I need every day as and when I need them. He who is faithful in little things will be faithful in bigger things. My Shepherd will provide me with my ministry.

"in verdant pastures, he gives me repose." I have seen the verdant pastures as the field of my ministry. "Cast your net to the right of the boat." I cast as Christ bid me and the haul of fish was so large; yet the net was not broken because it was miraculously sustained. I pray for a ministry that will stretch my resources without breaking me.