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There goes Thanksgiving

How fast the week ended. Tomorrow we go back to our ordinary lives filled with deadlines and busy schedules. How I wish I could rewind to the beginning of the week and enjoy it all over again, but sadly we do not enjoy that luxury. Time and tide waits for no man. It was a great week for us as a family. We had so many hours of prayer and thanksgiving this week that I will look back to this week as one of the best I ever had. What a blessed thing it is to have all your family under one roof and praying to an Almighty God who loves us so much. Today, was another day of happiness and joy. I was able to lead the worship along with our youth in our small church. I kinda feel sad that its all over.. But that's when God reminds me its a new day everyday. We ought to take it a day at a time. Every day can be a great day if we just let go and let God. His plans are higher than ours.. His ways are higher than ours. So, when Thanksgiving is over there will be Christmas and when Christmas is over we will have Easter. And finally when everything is over we will Go Home to be with the Lord. So, I urge you my beloved brothers and sisters to take life as a celebration of God's love for us and before we close our eyes to be with Lord let us do something for Him. Find out what you can do for God. There should be something, and pray about it... God will open up ways. I used to be an addict to sports. I watched all the games, all the analysis and sports had greater importance than God did in my life, but as soon as I started reading the Word of God, I started feeling that everything else is foolishness. If there is anything that you should get addicted to in this world it is the Word of God.

Be happy for your names are written in Heaven. I know this post is kind of unorganized but that's how I feel today. God bless and keep you.

Note to self

Ben,

You are not just another face in the crowd
You are unique and there is no one in this whole world like you.

You are not alone
You are the apple of my eye and I keeps you safe day after day.

You are not what people tell you are
You are what I(God) tell you are, because I am your Father.

You are not an accident
You are a well planned incident.

You are not a failure
You are more than a conqueror.

You are not useless
You are a part of the body of Christ.

If I could remember all these things on a daily basis, I will not fall into depression again in my whole life. I am ashamed to say that I slipped into a period of dejection for some days of this week. I do not wish to express the reason, but really there is no reason to be depressed when you are in the Family of God. Everyone of you my christian brothers and sisters out there, remember that you are princes and princesses. You are the children of the King who rules the entire universe. Is it not a shame to fall into depression then?. Is it not foolish to think that you are worthless when God numbers the hairs on your head(He updates the count after every shower and nap in my case). Do you feel that you are not loved?. Do you feel like there are no real friends for you in this world?. If there is anyone in this universe who should feel that he is not loved enough, it is God Himself. Jesus did not have any friends on the cross, did He?. God counts the hair on your head and we don't even mind to spend some minutes with him daily. He sent his only Son to save us.. and we make Him to be a genie who grants us our every wish. Please, don't make God a genie or a magic lamp. He wants to have a relationship with you. If you have a relationship with Him, you will never feel lonely again.

Oh, Taste and see that the Lord is Good.

Whoa!! That's another day and its another day where God kept me safe and sound. But, the nation where I was born was victim to a terrorist attack. The city of Mumbai as many of you know is the commercial capital of India and a terrorist attack as left many wounded and dead. Once again terror as lifted its ugly head in India. I am not here to tell you the news, but I am here to ask anybody who reads this to spend some time praying for India. You can read all about the attack and the latest developments here. Also pray for my cousin who lives in Mumbai and for all others who have lost dear ones. God be with you all.

Be Encouragers

Have you tried encouraging anyone lately..Have you been commended for something you did?? If you have you probably know the wonderful feeling you have when someone you respect encourages you or commends you for something you did. Some days ago my history teacher sent me this email.

"glad your enjoying history. Every time I read your discussion board postings I want to give you extra credit. I really appreciate your devotion to answering other student's questions with such accuracy."

She was referring to the online discussion board we have for our course.. But, the point is, Do you know how much times I read that e-mail over and over again. You have no idea how I felt when I read that mail for the first time. I was so motivated to do better and better. Part of this feelings is because I admire my teacher so much. Its interesting to note that it took only less than a minute to make my day. I want to encourage you to encourage someone this thanksgiving week. Don't just go out there and flatter someone, you get the idea right. Give someone a pat on the shoulder and tell them that you appreciate what they are doing. Give thanks for the different people you have around you. Let's not complain anymore, because there are two things that will take people away from you..... Bad breath and Constant Complaining.

Refuse to be worried

Are you the kind of person who gets bogged down with the worries of this world. If you are, you are not alone.. I am just like that. Worry is sometimes inevitable, but most of the time it is a self induced thing which we use to hurt ourselves. There is one thing you need to ask yourself, what is the use of worrying?. It will bring your health down too. So, make a decision with me never to hurt yourselves by worrying needlessly. Take everything to God. It doesn't stop there, take it, give it to him, and don't bring it back. That is what Cast your Burdens on me means. You don't put your burdens on Him, and then take it back.Most of us, worry then pray and worry again. Once you pray it is already taken care of. Why, would worry about something God is taking care of. You cast it on Him and walk back without worry. Whatever you do today refuse to be worried.. God is still on the throne and you are his privileged son/daughter. He whose eyes are on the sparrow will never let you down.

Have a great "worry free" day.

Have you ever had a urge to organize your life. I am going through the same thing for some time now.. Let me be honest with you, its not the first time I made up my mind to be organized. One week later I guarantee everything will be back to "normal". Its funny in a way but there is no reason to stop trying.. I might get the hang of it this time, like they say,... "you never know". LOL, I'm good at motivating myself, you see. So to organize myself I either have to go with the time table method, that is, I have to allot separate times for separate things to be done in my life. But, I thought that was very mechanical and would lead to lack of spontaneity and boredom over time. I came up with the daily requirements scheme according to which I will not let myself go to sleep without doing certain things every day along with the special requirements for the day. The scheme will be employed from today onwards on an experimental basis, till New Years' Eve (Man, I like talking like Govt officials).. Here are the daily requirements I came up with.

  • Prayer ( No time limit, you can pray a whole day or 5 minutes but make sure it comes from the heart)
  • Abdominal exercise ( Since, I no longer play soccer on a daily basis, I'm getting Flabulous)
  • College Work( Keep on getting A's)
  • Blog post( Post something everyday for the sake of creativity and fun)
  • Listen to a sermon ( Faith comes from hearing says the bible. This activity is only for free days)
That's all for now, let's see How I will do for the next few days and then I can think of adding to the list. Have a great day.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives - Saul

Today we are going to look at the Life of Israel's first King and the worst in more than one way. Saul is a character in the Bible who had brilliant beginnings but ended up as a miserable man. He is said to be the most handsome person in Israel at the time he was chosen to be King, he stood taller than everyone in the land. He can be compared to a film star of today. He had everything but he threw it away. We will be closely following the events in his life which led to his downfall.
Saul comes to the fore when Israel decides that it needs a king like all the other nations of the world. Before that, theocracy prevailed in Israel meaning that God was the king of the whole nation. He commanded the whole kingdom and they acted accordingly. God talked to the general public through his prophets out of which Samuel was an important one. People overtime became bored of this theocracy and they voted in Monarchy. Its really funny, we are daily struggling with democracy. Think about electing a monarchy. What were the Israelites thinking. These are the words the Israelites used before Samuel had to go look for a King.

"Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations"

Another reason as to why the people needed a king was that the sons of Samuel who were supposed to take up the reins from their father did not know the Lord. Few days ago, we looked at how Eli failed to train up his kids in the right way and now the Scripture shows us that Samuel did not do a better job either. Samuel was not happy when he heard the people's new need. But, God like a good parent allowed his children to choose for themselves a king. Saul was then made king.. During his inauguration he was so modest that he hid without showing himself to the people. This modesty would soon give way to arrogance and pride. Saul, then became a hero in his own right with victories over the Ammonites taking his popularity to a whole new level. However, things were going to change and it all started at Gilgal.

Arrogance at Gilgal

Saul provoked the Philistines to war. This was not wrong because the Philistines were a constant thorn in the flesh for Israel. So, he stationed his troops at Gilgal. His orders from God through Samuel were simple:

"And you shall go down before me to Gilgal; and behold, I will come down to you to offer burnt offerings and sacrifice peace offerings. You shall wait seven days until I come and show you what you should do."

This was another sign to Saul that God was still and will always be in charge of the Nation of Israel. Saul just could not grasp that simple fact. Samuel was to arrive after seven days at Gilgal to offer the sacrifices. God commanded Saul not to attack till then. But, seven days passed and most of the army had deserted Saul by then because they were afraid of the strong Philistine army. Saul then committed a great sin when he himself burnt the offerings to God. This was more like a pagan ritual than a true Hebrew offering.He had no right to burn the offerings because it was a job given to the priests and the prophets. Saul was so impatient that he wanted to get it done fast. He was so obsessed with winning that he gave winning more importance than God's commands.


Saul's insubordination at Amelek

The settings were more or less the same. Israel was again involved in war and it was the turn to wage war against the Amalekites. Here, once again God gives the instructions to Saul about what to do and how to go about doing it. Once again, it seems like Saul was not paying attention to Samuel. The instructions went like this.

"Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey".

That was as clear as clear could get. Go and destroy everything you see. Do not spare anything or simply put Show no mercy. But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs and all that was good. They won the war, but failed to obey God's commands again. This time Samuel was filled with anger and let Saul know that his time as king was coming to an end and that God has already found a replacement in David. Saul, instead of admitting his mistake tried to rationalize again by pointing out that all the sheep and other animals were intended for sacrifice. This event marked the beginning of the end for Israel's celebrity king.

There are two important things we can learn from this story.

  1. Obedience is Necessary
  2. Be quick to admit your mistakes
  3. Anyone can be replaced.
God be with you.

New Week New Challenges

Another week is coming our way. Lots of work is to be done and lots of commitment is needed. Let's all try to be the best in whatever we do this week. It does not matter what you do over the week, you can be a rocket scientist or a homemaker but what matters to God is the amount of time and devotion you put to your work. Let's be sincere in what we do, Let's do everything as if we are doing it for the Lord and not for our boss. Let's be the change we want to see in this world. Let's bring a smile to every face. Let our actions speak louder than our words. To do all this we need some serious preparation. We need to prepare our minds for the challenges ahead. Maybe, there will be a few things which will go wrong next week but let's prepare to face it and deal with it. Will you take some time and prepare for the next week or at least the next day. Saul was chosen by God because he stood for what he believed.. He was absolutely sure that Christians were spreading a heresy with their Jesus stuff. So, he acted with so much devotion to his work to get rid of every Christian in the area. After his transformation he gave his all to do the work of the Lord. Let's be like him, let's give our all to every little thing we do. May God bless you all. Have a great week.

Teenage Affluenza

Please watch this video.. And if you have a teenager at home watch it with them. Truly awesome video.

It was one very busy week with lots of college work to do. I was working full swing and let me admit I did not give much time to God and when you don't give time to God you find yourself very busy running around doing YOUR stuff. Lord forgive me for my utter selfishness.. I honestly pray today that God helps me to practise what he taught me a few days ago. If you want more time to do your stuff, try spending some of the time you have with God, I don't know how it works but you will get enough time, enough sleep and enough peace.OK, let's head back to our on going study.. Today we are going to look at the story of Samuel, one of Israel's greatest prophets. We will be closely looking at his mentor Eli too.. I don't know why Chuck Swindoll named this chapter as Samuel because it deals mostly with Eli. We all know the story of how Samuel heard the Lord's voice during the night three times. But, we often forget what God actually told him. We get so caught up in the surroundings and the circumstances that we don't give much attention to what God is saying.. Isn't that true about most of us. So, let's see what God actually said to a very young and very sleepy Samuel

"Behold,I am about to do a thing in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. In that day I will carry out against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from the beginning to the end. For I have told him that I am about to judge his house for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them. Therefore I have sworn to the House of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever".

Well that's not a great thing you would like to tell your mentor. The Bible says that young Samuel went back to sleep and woke in the morning just to hear Eli ask him about what God had said. Samuel would have been terribly afraid to tell everything but note how Eli demands to know everything about it. Seems like he already knows what it is. The response from Eli absolutely baffles me

"It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."

What??? For those of you who do not know what God is so angry for.. I will explain the circumstances briefly. The sons of Eli were really wicked and they ate of the offerings from the people. They even gave it to their father and Surprise Eli ate it. You want evidence check this out:

"Why do you kick at My sacrifice and My offering which I have commanded in My dwelling place, and honor your sons more than me,{{to make yourselves fat with the best of all the offerings of Israel My people??}}

Now, you know why God is really angry. Eli would not punish his children. His sons were so wicked that they had illicit relations with women who came to the tabernacle. They did this without shame and all the people of Israel knew it. Remember that Eli was the judge and if he said it was alright it was indeed alright. He always allowed his sons to get by whatever they did. After all this why does Eli respond in a very careless manner so as to provoke God even more.Why did he not just get out and do what is to be done. Why??

In many of our families the same thing is going on. Parents are not rebuking their children for their wrongs and before they know it the kids become as tall as they are and guess what it often leads to public shame. Parents out there... Please don't stay in denial. One more thing worth noticing is that how could the sons of the most prominent religious leader in Israel "not know the LORD". Well, once again the blame goes to one Mr Eli who was very busy doing stuff for the LORD. Maybe, he thought God will understand because I am always doing his duties. No God did not understand that because it is utter foolishness to be so busy that you don't train up your child. Parents, are you too busy that you don't have time to spend with your children. Are you too busy that you don't take time to explain the Word of God to them... No Sunday School is not a substitute for the teaching you have to do. Children are from the Lord, and they are his more than they are yours. Train the child in the way he should go and he won't depart from it even when he grows old.

AMEN!!
Have a great worship day tomorrow.

Work, work and more work

Wow!!.. I haven't been busy as this in months. I don't have time to post anything worthwhile.. but will get back to normal "Business" tomorrow.

Its an odd time to be doing a Bible study but as they say, You got to do what you got to do, right??. So, I am just gonna knock myself out of the weekend party mode and do some studying.. How boring. some might say ..... Man, it makes me laugh. Most people just label reading and studying the Bible boring without even trying. Let's not go there and waste our time. Ok, so we have seen(at least I have LOL) Esau, Cain and Abraham. So who's up tonight. Its none other than Achan. Who?
That's right Achan. For those of you who do not remember this guy, let me do some storytelling. Well, gone were the days of the Red Sea splitting and gone were the people who witnessed it. Here was this new generation Of Israelites under the command of Joshua. The new generation had come a long way but they lacked any supernatural victories from God and little did they know that the walls of Jericho standing majestically before them would be their version of the Split red sea. Finally, it would be something they can tell their kids other than the old stories of the drowning Pharaoh and the 10 plagues. The LORD had ordered the people to march around the city for seven days after which He would give the city to Israel. He also commanded the people not to take anything from the city. Just as planned, the City was taken on the 7th day. The Bible says the Israelites severely destroyed the city leaving nothing except Rahab the Harlot untouched. Here is where the character under the spotlight - Achan comes to view. He took some of the merchandise from the city with him disregarding God's prior command not to lay their hands on anything. Achan kept his sin a secret, and hid the stolen stuff in a hole he dug under his tent. The next city in the Path of Israel was Ai. Like every other city that opposed God's people, it was also destined to fall. It was a comparatively weak city so Joshua decided to send only a few of his soldiers to capture the city. But, they were in for the mother of all shocks. The citizens of Ai defended their city well and had Joshua's people on the run. The news of defeat greatly depressed Joshua. But, look at how he handled it.
Joshua 7:6-9 says Then Joshua tore his clothes and fell to the earth on his face before the LORD until the evening. Its easy for us to skim past the Bible like its a newspaper. We have to search it like miners do in a quarry. So, let's read that slowly once again. If you did you will see that Joshua spent the whole day before God after defeat. Let us remember to do the same when unexplainable defeat comes in our life. God spoke to Joshua and revealed that there was sin in the camp. We can predict what happened.. Yep the whole camp was searched and finally Achan was brought forward as the culprit. He was then burned to death along with all that he had and all his people. What a sad story this is. How many of us would do the same if we were living in that time. All Achan took was some Gold, some silver and a wardrobe. Most of us would have taken more than that. How wonderful it is to live in the Grace period.. right?.
The Moral of this story is that One man's sin led to the defeat of all his people. 36 men died at the hands Of the people of Ai. Why? Just because of Achan's sin. Many times we are forced to believe that our personal sin may only affect us, but it does affect a whole lot of people. Is there anything you are hiding. If there is repent so that you and your family will be blessed. Maybe you know of an Achan in your life. Get to him/her and ask the person graciously to repent.
May the Lord bless you with these words. And Have a Great weekend.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives - Esau

Esau is the next life we are going to look at. Please understand that these are not my ideas, but the ideas of Chuck Swindoll. I just want to share it with you. Esau is described as the son who could not win. When I think of Esau I feel sad just like Swindoll does. He was destined to serve the younger, but his actions made it worse for him than it would originally be.
His destiny ordained by God was that he would serve his younger brother. Like it or not, that was what was to happen. Rebekah knew this from the LORD even before they were born. She surely conveyed this to Issac. But here's where the Parental Favoritism comes to play and makes the plan of God look unfair. Let's look at it this way. God already said that the covenant would be with Jacob and not with Esau. What would have happened if Issac and Rebekah said this to their children. They should have told Jacob," You are the chosen One". and to Esau, "We love you just as much as we love Jacob but God for some reason as selected Jacob before you. So you should always be a good brother to partake in his blessings". Issac and Rebekah instead loved one child more than they did the other. This is evident from

Genesis 25:28
Now Issac loved Esau, because he had a great taste for game, but Rebekah loved Jacob"

This does not mean that Issac hated Jacob, because the word Love is used in a comparative manner. This is why Jacob had to steal the blessing from his father. Think about it, what was Issac thinking when he decided to bless Esau. Did he forget about what God said concerning who the covenant would go to. Seems like he did. Its another classic case of not listening when your wife is talking. This is why Jacob had to be the cheat. Rebekah helped her son craftily take his blessings. Such an intriguing Story.

Lets look at Esau, he is the one in focus by the way. He was a rugged man. He lived by impulse. He gave away his birthright to Jacob just for a bowl of soup. Do you know what he threw away.He threw away half of his father's wealth. Maybe this is why God let Issac be cheated by Jacob. Esau acted foolishly, he married Canaanite women. He had no interest in the Covenant of God. I am pretty sure that the parents did not inform the twins that one is going to serve the other. In that case, Esau should have tried to please God in every way and get the Covenant. He did not do it. he made the wrong choices time and again.

This story has many morals:
1. Parents should not show favoritism in any manner - It would have been much better if Issac and Rebekah told God's plan to both their children.

2.Do not make quick instant gratification choices - Think first, and ask the counsel of God and people who love you, Unlike Esau.

3.The injustice done to Jacob is almost always overlooked and more importance is given to the fact that he tricked his dad. Issac was going against the will of God, (according to which Jacob was to be blessed) he was getting ready to Bless Esau. You know what, that is just not fair. Jacob had to be there instead of Esau and guess what, he was.

God bless You all.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives - Abraham

The Fascinating Life we are going to look at today from Chuck Swindoll's book is Abraham. He is the father of the Faith and a man who is considered as a superhero of the Bible with possible challenges only from Moses or Jesus himself. Let us look at what God saw that was worthy of making Abram into Abraham..In Abraham we see a man who put nothing in front of God. He was completely surrendered to God's will and He would not sway a bit to the left or the right.

Don't Hold on too tight

We should not hold anything too tightly that God will have to engage in a tug of war to get top priority in your life. Sometimes in our life the top priority goes to our houses, family, sports and even movies. We have to release these from our grip and trust in God to be our everything. Yes, everything.. Our entertainment should be God. Please do not imagine God doing a drama for you. When I mean He will be our entertainment I refer to the Psalmist who says Your commands are my delight. Read the Bible, and get addicted to it as many of us are addicted to the things of the world. Saturate your life with the things of God like the world is saturated with sin. Let everything you do have a connection with God. When you work, do it as if God were watching you all the time. Then you will know the fallacy of putting things were God is to be. Here's what A.W Tozer said about this:

Before the Lord made man upon the earth He first prepared for him by creating a world of useful and pleasant things for his sustenance and delight. In the Genesis account of the creation these are called simply "things". They were made for man's uses,but they were meant to be subservient to him. In the deep Heart of Man was a shrine where none but God was worthy to come. Our woes began when God was forced out of His central shrine and things were allowed to enter. Within the human heart "things" have taken over.

Abraham's test was to see whether things had occupied the central Shrine meant only for God. He released his most prized Possession as he climbed Mount Moriah. His heart was filled with anguish the night before and I am pretty sure that he did not sleep that night. Yet, He was so quick to understand God's will and nothing inside him had the power to hold him back. Sometimes, we as Christians always like to use Common sense a little too much. Abraham only had faith, he knew that Issac was the center of all that God had promised and that there was no way God would take him away from him. He might have thought God would bring him back to life after the sacrifice. Look at his calm assuring words to the people who accompanied him - "We will worship and then we will come back to you". He says "we" will come back. What would you and I have said.... maybe something like this -"I am not sure why God is doing this. But, anyway I am going to do it and I will come back to mourn with all of you". Abraham showed clearly in his words, that although he was troubled he still believed in all God's promises to him.

Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives - CAIN

Well at first when I saw his name listed among the "forgotten Lives", I felt like what??? No one as forgotten that guy. The Bible's original bad guy is not forgotten but often overlooked by the swift reader who just wants to get through Genesis. When we read this book of the bible we mostly read it with a mindset of "Oh I've heard about that". The study on Cain here makes us look a bit deeper into the life of the first murderer. The chapter on Cain starts with an astonishing list of statistics regarding murder in the U.S alone. Here are some of the many listed:

  • Sept 6th 1949, Howard Unruh kills 13 people in only 12 minutes. After arrest he commented, "I would have killed a 1000 if I had just enough Bullets"
  • Aug 1st 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of a tower on the University of Texas campus and killed 16 people before he had to be shot fatally.
  • Dec 7 1994, Colin Ferguson methodically shot 21 people abroad a Long Island train, killing 6 of them. He had to stop and reload twice.
  • March 24 1998, two boys,aged 13 and 11 shot 16 people in Jonesbro, Arkansas, killing 4 girls and a teacher.
The FBI claims that during the 1980's alone roughly 35 serial murderers were active. If you had a doubt about which country records the most number of murders, Let me erase it... It is our own USA.
It was fascinating to think that murder started in the second generation itself. It would have been normal if Man lost innocence slowly from petty sins to bigger ones. That was not the case,in Gen 3 we see innocence and as soon as Gen 4 we see sin in the form of murder and that too brethren killing each other. Why exactly did God command Moses to write about this murder in detail?? Swindoll believes that it is to teach us some very important facts about sin(not only murder). Cain couldn't learn anything from this even if God tried to teach him, When God asked him about the whereabouts of his brother there was not even an iota of remorse in Cain's reply.

The author lists these following thins we can learn from Cain's tragic life

OBEDIENCE IS NOT NEGOTIABLE
Cain murdered Abel because of jealousy. He was jealous that God delighted in the sacrifice of Abel more than his sacrifice. He didn't ask why God didn't enjoy his sacrifice.. He was just outright angry at Abel. Jealousy often makes us direct our Anger at someone who is innocent. Cain did not obey God's commands which was to give blood offering of animals. Instead he chose to sacrifice the crops that he cultivated. He did not sacrifice the right thing and he did it in the wrong mindset. If only Cain obeyed his life would have been remembered for the right reasons. Here are the words spoken by the LORD to Cain even after displeased at his sacrifice
"Why are you angry, and why is your expression downcast? Is it not true that if you do what is right,you will be fine? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. It desires to dominate you, but you must suppress it."


OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AFFECTS EVERYTHING
This is very true.. haven't you noticed that once you are not right with God you get angry at everyone else. Maybe many of us don't know why we can't be happy with all people. Its because we are not right with God. When we are right with God all our relationships will be fine. Cain was not happy with God.. he hated God in a way because God did not delight in his sacrifice. This hatred resulted in murder. Maybe we wouldn't murder anyone but if our relationship with God is good we can remain friends with many people for a long long time.

UNRESOLVED SIN CORRUPTS EVERYTHING
Leaving a sin unresolved makes us more vulnerable to more sin. Look at how God advises Adam after he gets angry. The LORD says, "But if you do not do what is right sin is crouching at the door". It is possible for us to ignore the sin in our lives but it is impossible to ignore the effects of sin in our lives. Sin is waiting for a chance to devour us. It can take dominion over us if we do not do what is to be done. When we repent of our sins and acknowledge the sin, it can no longer do that. Cain did not do that instead he held revenge and anger in his life which finally brought about his own destruction.

UNRESOLVED SIN HARDENS THE HEART
When we leave sin unresolved it not only corrupts our life but it hardens our heart. It makes us less sensitive to sin in our life. It leaves us feeling sorry for some time but if we do not resolve to shed our sinful ways it grows in the heart making it easier and easier to sin. So Take control of your life by first taking control of your sin.

It is in our hands to decide what we do when we sin... Cain did not accept the offer the grace shown by God. When the LORD asked Where Abel was.. He gave Cain a chance to repent. Cain did not take the chance and he suffered. Let's learn a lesson from this. Please take away any anger that is in your life. It might be purely understandable that you are angry against someone or something but from my experience I know that it brings great freedom when we forgive. we will be looking at our next character tomorrow. Till then God be with you and Be happy.


Will be Back

The Blog remained inactive for a while due to some obstacles that came up.However, I am glad to say that the Blog will be up and running from tomorrow. We will be going through the book, "Fascinating Stories of Forgotten Lives". The book deals with the easily forgotten or overlooked characters of the Bible. The Book is authored by well known author and Pastor Charles R. Swindoll. See you tomorrow.

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