Month: March 2017

Devotional : Don’t Cast Stones

A writer once described an experience he had while walking on the road. He apparently saw a strong, healthy looking man, leaning back lazily against a chair, attending to what seemed like an insignificant task on a board in front of him. ‘What a lazy fellow’, he thought, as he passed by. However, when he turned back for a second look from a different angle, to his horror he realized that the person he had thought ‘lazy’, was without one leg. You can just imagine what went through the mind of the one who had passed judgment so quickly! He realized that the man was far from lazy, and the work he was involved in was hardly insignificant!

How easily we pass judgment on people; how easily we criticize them; and how easily we build unpleasant thoughts about others. We do this so often, even though we may be having worse flaws than the one we are criticizing.


Devotional : Stop

A couple known to me, took time off their busy schedule to visit a lady who had just lost her husband. Since they didn’t know the lady too well, the visit turned out to be an awkward one, with neither party communicating too much. The grieving wife in fact hardly spoke a word. When the couple eventually left, they felt disappointed that they had failed to comfort the grieving widow. Many months later, to their absolute surprise, she told them that their visit had been one of the most encouraging moments for her during her time of sadness!

We live in an extremely busy world that moves at a rapid pace and given a chance, most people would rather not stop for anyone. In the process however, we could be losing great opportunities to minister God’s love and healing to hurting people.


Devotional : A Mother who blessed all mankind

The influence and efforts of mothers are celebrated around the world this week. We thank God for them. In this Devotional, we  highlight a mother whose decision of courage and faith, affected ALL of mankind for good.

“How will this be, since I am a virgin”? (Luke 1:34)

Mary, the mother of Jesus, asked this question when the angel Gabriel brought her an astounding message (Luke 1:26-33). She was chosen to give birth to the Messiah, the Son of God, as a virgin!! (Luke 1:32, 35). Obviously in shock, and puzzled, Mary asked, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” This was a question of wonder, not of unbelief, as she grappled with how such an amazing thing could actually take place. The angel answered, “The power of the Most High will overshadow you…For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:35-37).


Restored From Shame

One of our Devotionals published on the ‘Thoughts About God’ website. (Source: Restored From Shame)

God delights to restore us from our shame. Will you allow Him to do so? “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame…” Psalm 25:3