Quote : God’s Reward

God’s Goodness in 2017

‘To achieve spiritual success, do not forget to give God the first hour of the day, the first day of the week, the first part of every paycheck, the first consideration in every decision, and the first place in your heart.’ – That’s a great way to start and to live through the year ahead!!

Source: God’s Goodness in 2017

Devotional : The Search of the Magi

This short Devotional is relevant for Epiphany.

“Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews”? (Matthew 2:2)

The Magi who followed the Christmas star from the East asked this question when they came to Jerusalem. It’s amazing that they were so committed to finding and worshiping the King of the Jews (Matthew 2:2). Obviously, the star had a profound effect on them and they understood the significance of this strong galactic sign!! (Matthew 2:2).

The corrupt Herod was disturbed (Matthew 2:3), and with vicious and devious plans of his own (Matthew 2:8), he brought the Magi into the palace secretly to get inside information (Matthew 2:7).  .  After they left Herod, the star led the Magi to the exact place where they could worship the newborn King and open their treasures to present precious gifts to Him (Matthew 2:9-11). Isn’t it ironic that while these men had traveled hundreds of miles to see the King of the Jews, the Jewish leaders were unwilling to go a few miles to reach Bethlehem!!

While the star was God’s revelation to the Magi, the baby Jesus was God’s greatest revelation to the entire world. He came to save all mankind!!

A tough cowboy, singer and actor met this Savior during a Billy Graham Crusade. His life was changed so dramatically that Stuart Hamblen, encouraged by the famous actor John Wayne, wrote one of the most loved Gospel songs of all time as his testimony. It was titled ‘It is no secret what God can do’.

The same Jesus can enter your heart and do the same for you. Are you are willing to invite Him in? Maybe you need to re-invite Him in during this Christmas Season. He lives today in the hearts of people.

If Christ is your Savior, would you take some time to lead someone to His saving grace today?

 

Devotional : A Dream of Guidance

 

The thought behind this Christmas Devotional is applicable for the New Year as well. It is taken from the ‘Christmas Reflections’ booklet.

Watchnight Service at Peoples Church 2016

it was an amazing time as we saw the new year in at the Peoples Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 6000 people attended our 2 services and God’s presence was awesome! I had the privilege of  interpreting the sermon into English (pic 2).

Devotional : Christmas – A Dream of The Impossible