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BALANCE SHEET OF LIFE

30 Jul 2012

 

Our Birth is our Opening Balance! 
Our Death is our Closing Balance! 
Our Prejudiced Views are our Liabilities

Our Creative Ideas are our Assets 
Heart is our Current Asset 
Soul is our Fixed Asset

Brain is our Fixed Deposit 
Thinking is our Current Account 
Achievements are our Capital

Character & Morals, our Stock-in-Trade 
Friends are our General Reserves 
Values & Behaviour are our Goodwill

Patience is our Interest Earned 
Love is our Dividend 
Children are our Bonus Issues 
Education is Brands / Patents 
Knowledge is our Investment 
Experience is our Premium Account
The Aim is to Tally the Balance Sheet Accurately. 
The Goal is to get the Best Presented Accounts Award. 
Some very Good and Very bad things ....

The most destructive habit...............Worry 
The greatest Joy......................Giving 
The greatest loss.................Loss of self-respect 
The most satisfying work..........Helping others 
The ugliest personality trait...Selfishness 
The most endangered species...Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource...............Our youth 
The greatest 'shot in the arm'..........Encouragement 
The greatest problem to overcome..................Fear 
The most effective sleeping pill........Peace of mind 
The most crippling failure disease..............Excuses 
The most powerful force in life..................Love 
The most dangerous pariah...................A gossiper 
The world's most incredible computer........The brain 
The worst thing to be without.................... Hope 
The deadliest weapon........................The tongue 
The two most power-filled words................'I Can' 
The greatest asset...............................Faith 
The most worthless emotion...................Self-pity 
The most beautiful attire.......................SMILE! 
The most prized possession.................Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication.....Prayer 
The most contagious spirit.................Enthusiasm

The most important thing in life...........GOD

'When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others' 

 

 

God Knows

13 Jul 2012


  
When you are tired and discouraged from fruitless efforts... 
God knows how hard you have tried. 
  
When you've cried so long and your heart is in anguish... 
God has counted your tears. 
  
If you feel that your life is on hold and time has passed you by ... 
God is waiting with you. 
  
When you're lonely and your friends are too busy even for a phone call... 
God is by your side. 
  
When you think you've tried everything and don't know where to turn... God has a solution. 
 
When nothing makes sense and you are confused or frustrated.. . 
God has the answer. 
  
If suddenly your outlook is brighter and you find traces of hope ... 
God has whispered to you. 
  
When things are going well and you have much to be thankful for... 
God has blessed you. 
 
When something joyful happens and you are filled with awe... 
God has smiled upon you. 
  
When you have a purpose to fulfill and a dream to follow... 
 God has opened your eyes and called you by name. 
  
Remember that wherever you are or whatever you are facing... 
GOD KNOWS. 
  
HAVE A BLESSED DAY! 

Compassion

14 Jun 2012

Greetings to you in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus.We had medical camp on 5th June at Belghor.More than 217persons were present.There are several tribal people out of which KUTIA KANDHA who are backward in relation to educationally, Socially and Economically.They don't have any access to good road, water and other amenities. After conducting this medical camp they are excited and came to know lot of information from this camp.Only because of your prayer we could conduct this camp and many are blessed from this camp. If this programme continues then many people would come to God.In Odisha  (India) we have Anti-conversion religious Act so, it is difficult to preach the word of God directly before others.So further If this kind of programmes continues then many deprived people would realise the compassion heart of our Lord Jesus Christ.. Please pray for them.

Forgiveness

15 Feb 2012

For Jesus it was important not only that we try to reach these standards of love and sincerity but also that we realise the occasions when we do not. Once we have understood what we have done wrong we can ask for forgiveness, and then make a serious effort to correct our mistakes. It is only when we do this that we can truly be a follower of God.
To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.'

"But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.'

"I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 18:9-14)
The forgiveness of our sins is not without a cost because when we break laws, whether they be civil or divine, we should expect to face some consequences. However the price of our forgiveness was paid in a remarkable, symbolic way when Jesus suffered and died in our place. He explained this sacrifice by using bread and wine as symbols of his body and blood.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Matthew 26:26-28)

All of the followers of Jesus are joined together in a mystical union to make up one body, of which Christ is the head. When Jesus died it was like this whole body of believers died in him, and so his death becomes a meaningful sacrifice for the wrong doing of all believers.

We must humble ourselves in a way that allows us to truly understand what we have done, what we deserve, and what Jesus gave up so that we could be free. When we do this we will finally realise how much God has done for us

THE CHALLENGE AND CALLING OF EVERY BELIEVER.

28 Jan 2012

The photo of youth revival meeting in Kandhamal.

       A. If you have been redeemed, accepted God's gift of salvation..."be risen with Christ."

              1. To be risen with Christ is to be risen to eternal life. 

              2. It means we have true life. It points us to the Lord Jesus in Heaven and our waiting for the appointed day when He will come for us. 

              3. Note that Christ is standing by the right hand of God. It focuses on the fact of Christ watching inventively at what we are doing, not sitting, but standing in anticipation. Standing to guide and direct and empower us with all the power of God Himself. 

B. Paul here is making a straight forward appeal. To those who have been saved and experienced the power of God in Salvation, become in life and experience what God has made you by His Grace. 

              1. What a passage this is to challenge us in this New Year. Live as God would have us too. 

     2. Accomplish that which He desires for us. Be found in his pure will. 

C.   To end up straight we must start straight and keep straight until the end. We have that opportunity before us. 

            1. We have a new day before us. God is the God of new beginnings. 

              2. Let us resolve to do better, and do our best for the Lord in this New Year He has given us. 

              3. Let's commit ourselves, to with God's help, be what He wants us to be. Let us turn from our sin and turn rather to God 

              4. We must all admit we failed in many ways last year, but that is no reason not to strive and move forward this year. We learn from our trials.

     

               It is a fact that if we attempt nothing, we will be very successful and will accomplish nothing. 

              God has always used the man or woman who would have a vision of what God can do and believing that, strive to be victorious in the Lord. 

 Some would make little of resolutions and speak ill of making them. Remember, to end up straight you must start straight and keep straight. The start is vital to the ending. What athlete ever won the race by starting with an attitude of conceding to failure in the end? God’s will is clearly stated for all Christian men and women to keep on trying, and who never give up! Those that continue they win, the finish and they do so because of their resolve. I feel sorry for the man or woman who giving in to failure, or far worse the man who trudges on with his head down. I like a man who will shake his fist as trouble and keep on. The Christian however, sets his jaw and declares that God says “we are more than conquerors.” (Rom. 8::37) Therefore he admits he cannot win in his own strength so he makes the resolve to allow the Holy Spirit to guide and direct him and accomplish what he could not. Remember it God’s work. We are His servants and He will supply the need. 

D. Set your affections on things above. God has given us the direction to go, He has set the course. 

              1. Thank God for the man or woman who is not satisfied with what they are and wants to be better for the Lord. To be a great tool used by the Lord. 

              2. Thank God for the Child of God who says, I hate every sin in my life, God forgive and help me to overcome every one. I despise my shabby habits, unfaithfulness, and apathy. Lord, help me to shake off my bad habits, cleanse me of lust, convict me of sin, remove it shackles from my heart and give me a pure and clean heart. 

              3. I thank God for every child of God that makes the commitment to be faithful to the Lord’s local church. Money, family, friends, inconvenience or apathy are not reckoned to be a reason to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. (Heb. 10:25)

 

E. Don't fail to start! It takes more power to start a car and get it moving than it does to keep it running. 

 When Carolyn and I first came to Utah we were driving an 81 Ford Escort. The alternator burned up somewhere pass Vernal and we were running on the battery. We almost panicked because there were no towns with a shop to fix it. We finally found a store that had a battery charger which was east of Dushane and with a charged batter we went on to Salt Lake. The car made it to Salt Lake City but the battery was so drained it would not start the car. We got it charged again and off we went to Wyoming to visit a friend. The point was clear it took little current to run the engine but a lot to start it. 

A car uses less power running than starting. Cars too must start in low gear, after they start you change to a higher gear because the motion helps to keep it going. The car would not pull off in high gear. 

               1. A life in motion helps itself. If it is started right it is easier to go right. 

              2. For the lost man or woman, the start begins with believing and accepting God's only begotten Son as your personal Savior. That is not only the right start, it is the only right start. . . all others fail, and hell reaps the ruin that will always result. 

Love, Faith, and Acts of Service

21 Jan 2012

I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance.  And I can see your constant improvement in all these things.  Revelation 2:19
 
The believers in Thyatira were commended by Jesus for growing in good deeds. We should not only take comfort in gathering for worship or rejoice when people give their lives to Christ in our church. We should also seek to grow in love, faith, and acts of service.  
 
Because the times are critical, we must spend our days wisely and faithfully.  We should all long to hear Jesus say to us Well done my good and faithful servant.
 
Jesus, we want to grow in our service for Your Kingdom. 
May we walk out our faith. In Jesus' Name.  Amen
  

 

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 

Resolutions

08 Jan 2012

My 10 Resolutions for 201

  
This coming year, I have decided that with God’s help, I shall...
 
1. Give up complaining. .. focus on gratitude.
 
2. Give up harsh judgments... think kind thoughts.
 
3. Give up worry... trust divine providence. 
  
4. Give up discouragement. .. be full of hope.
 
5. Give up bitterness.. . turn to forgiveness.
 
6. Give up hatred... return good for evil.
 
7. Give up anger... practice patience.
 
8. Give up pettiness... put on maturity.
 
9. Give up gloom... enjoy the beauty that is around me.
 
10. Give up gossiping... control my tongue. 
   

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 

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