Saturday, December 21, 2013

Showers of Blessing!

The blind man (Bartimaeus) said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.Mark 10:51.

Whenever I read Mark 10:46 – 10:52 I always say to myself that I was also once blind like Bartimaeus. I was a traditional Christian who regularly attended church on Sundays. Matthew 15:8 says, “These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me and in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” I was exactly like this.

One day, Jesus opened my eyes too and I was never the same again. My relatives and my friends left me as soon as my eyes were open. They treated me like a leper but I have Jesus on my side forever. He is in charge of my family and my life. What more do I want?  Isaiah 42:16 says, “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight…” This is what happened to me when I started following Him; miracles, signs and wonders and everything happening until this moment is supernatural.

Bartimaeus wanted a change in his life and he knew only Jesus could do it for him. When Jesus came into his life his days of begging were over and he ended up being a follower of Jesus (Mark 10:52).

There are a lot of people who worship Jesus Christ but sad to say their eyes are not open. They do not see the way Jesus Christ wants them to see Him. Psalm 146:8 says, “The LORD opens the eyes of the blind…” 

When Jesus opens your eyes you will “worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:23 – 24.

Be Blessed!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Showers of Blessing!

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; He shall call upon Me and I will answer him…I will deliver him and honor him” Psalm 91:14-15.

We find in Daniel 6 that King Darius thought of setting Daniel over the whole realm because he saw that Daniel had an excellent spirit in him.  The governors and the satraps were jealous of Daniel, who was so faithful to His God and to the King that they tried to find fault with him concerning the law of his God.  They established a royal statute that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except King Darius, shall be cast into the den. In fact, King Darius did not know the real purpose behind this decree.

Although, Daniel knew about the statute, it did not hinder his prayers to the living God.  Daniel 6:10 says, “And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days.”  

We read in Daniel 6:16 that Daniel was cast into the den of lions and the following morning the king asked Daniel, “…has your God whom you serve continually been able to deliver you from the lions? Daniel’s reply was, “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you.”

If you are going through tough circumstances like this in your life, please do not get troubled. Jesus Christ is there for you. He is standing beside you to help you. He will send His angels for you whenever you call upon him for help. Psalm 91:11 says, “For He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up…You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.”

Be blessed!