Badminton Mind Renewing 

Renewing your Mind!! This is so cool!!

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The other night, I was reminded of what it means to renew your mind. Dani and I joined two friends for a game of badminton, which I think prior to, I had played only two other times.

I grabbed my racket with confidence, thinking, “This should be easy.” Then a few minutes later, I found myself swinging and missing, swinging and missing, swinging and missing…Now, let me explain something here, I played volleyball in school, so the process of swinging at a flying object to hit it over a net was not a new concept to me. Except for now I had about a foot and a half longer arm to hit with.

After embracing the embarrassment of not being able to play this game while the other three played quite well, I became annoyed. Annoyed and frustrated thinking, “Okay, what is going on? Why can I not hit it?”…

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Your Point of Existence

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In my previous blog titled Where is God? we saw where the Triune God lives. In this blog I want to talk more about this and share about where our(humanity) point of existence lies and from where our life source springs forth. I pray that your heart is open to the Holy Spirit while He walks you into the truth.

Let us see an example that we all see on our day to day lives to understand what I am trying to say. When you look at the trees they are planted in the soil, when you see the birds they are in the air/sky, when you see the fish they’re in the water; it is because every creature is rooted, dwells and starts their life in their respective source. Read Genesis 1:20-26 where the account of creation is documented.

When God created the trees and animals He spoke to the earth for it to bear the living creatures. When God created the fish and water creatures He spoke to the water bodies to bring forth life, that is why if you take the creatures away from their respective sources they die. Knowing this let me tell you the point of your existence.

“The point of existence is your source of life”

When God created you He spoke to the Trinity(Father, Son and Holy Spirit) saying “let us make man in our own likeness and image” and man was created. Our source is not the dust of the world but the center of the living God himself. That is why when people do not know their point of existence or who they are they feel this void in them and they go all around the world searching for peace and the answer for who they really are. The answer is right here: all humanity is made in the image of the living God and we exist in Him.

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When we realize this truth we will not be seeking answers and living from a point of void but we will be living from the point of life overflowing. In Colossians 1:15-17  He[Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Our point of existence is the center of God Himself and when we realize that we will be able to live in joy extravagant. When you live from that point of existence you will not fear because you can live in the assurance that there is no lack or need in God, and that you live at the very center of completeness.

Your provision!!

 
You and I have wants and requirements in our life on a day to day basis and it will always be there to live in this life. We need good health, wealth to live, a house to live in and even a person who we can love on and be loved. We get discouraged or worried when the needs are not met at the very moment we want it. Let me tell you one thing, it is not wrong in having needs and wants, to live in this world you’ll have to have something and need something.

God is not against you having things or desires that you would need. He is the one who knows what you need even before you need something, that is why when God the father, Jesus the son and Holy Spirit were creating the universe/world He made all that the man : Adam and eve (even you and I) would want/need (animals, birds, fish, plants, minerals) to live in this world

Daddy God is not need based but abundance based

Daddy god is not caught by surprise when you are in a dire need and you are struggling, in fact uneven before you and I were born or even before the world was created God knew all that you would ever want and He had made provision for this exact moment in your life. You and I know we need something only when the need arrises or when we are in lack but God knows everything before our need arises and had made provision.. for example God knew you would need gas(petrol/diesel) for your vehicle and He filled the earth with oil before the invention of vehicles  or even oil was needed.

When Daddy God can be so mindful of those little things do you think God is not concerned about your daily needs? You are the apple of the eyes of God and God’s world revolve around you. John 15:16  You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit andkeep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you. All you got to do is go to your father in heaven who lives in you and ask Him and you will receive. 

All you got to do is rest in the love of Daddy God and see Him lavish you in His goodness and pamper you. All your provision is met already before you have a need, God wants to bless you and see you blessed. Do not worry and do not let your heart be troubled, when you know your value to God you will not worry about your situation. Daddy God himself is your provision and in  Him there is no lack and you are in the living God and you have no lack.

Now I pray that whoever is reading this will see the manifestation of the provision of Father God in your life and your lack will be abundance and your need will be changed to overflow and giving.

Dwell in the reality of living in the Trinity and see God himself being your provision.


What is your value to God?

What is your value to God?

In my pervious blog What matters to God? I wrote about how Daddy God fulfils and gives you the desires of your heart and nothing is too small for Daddy God that concerns your life. I experience it so often that I stand in awe of His love and mindfulness of me, even today(11th October 2015) daddy God fulfilled my desire of providing me the best pork fry that I wanted. I did not pray or beg Him. He knows my heart, so does he know your heart.

In this post I want to share what Daddy God says how much He values you, it is very important that we know what your value is because the enemy will try to deceive you in your identity and break you by saying that you value nothing. This happened even to Jesus “and the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.”- Matthew 4:3 That’s what happened to Jesus too, but Jesus overcame the temptation because He knew that He was the beloved son of God and God was well pleased in Him. Jesus knew the value that the Father had on Him.

You are also made as Jesus is and when you call God “Father” you are making yourself equal to Jesus and equal to God and Daddy God is well pleased in you. God is pleased in you because Christ is in you “Christ in you the hope of glory”- Colossians 1:27 This is an automatic result of accepting Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and you don’t have to work for his acceptance.

Jesus didn’t die for the Christians but for the whole world

Does Daddy God only love the Christians? NO. God loves everyone “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”- John 3:16, God loved the people in the world so much that He didn’t call the least of His angels who nobody loves and wouldn’t miss and tell him to die for you and for me but God sent Jesus, His ONLY Son to die for you and for me because that is How much He loves you. He would do anything to include you back in the Trinity and that’s what daddy God did, He gave His Son for you.

Your value is the son of God, Jesus. Jesus died for you and you died in Him and you are alive in Him, Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.- Romans 6:8. Do not let anybody tell you that you are not worth anything and you are good for nothing, who do you believe? you believe God who demonstrated His love by dying for you or some man who is jealous of you or wrong and ignorant? I would trust God and take Him for His word.

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When you know your value that is when you will walk with your head held high and not sell yourself short and be depressed and believe you are a failure. Believe in God who says He loves you and who also gave His life for you. God is love and He loves you. You mean the world to Him and His mind is full of you, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him”- Psalm 8:4. Even if you were the only person on the world Jesus would have still died for you. That’s your value and worth. 

Accept Him and His life and enjoy the presence of Daddy God.

What matters to God?

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It has been a while since my last post, I wanted to write on this topic because Daddy God taught and reminded me on what are the things that matters to Him. I was shocked and pleased to know what He is interested in. Do you want to know that? Read on.

This incident happened just a few days back, on the 11th of September 2015 my girlfriend who is in the USA sent me a parcel which I was not aware of it because she wanted to surprise me, the contents of the package was also a surprise to me. Days went by and it was the 29th of September when I received the parcel. Let me tell you what happened on the previous day(28th September), I wanted to eat candy and not just any random candy but a specific company and a specific kind, I wanted to have “Jolly Ranchers”. I was thinking to myself that It would be really nice to eat some, the sad thing is that you can’t get them in India. I ate this candy a long time back when my girlfriend was here to visit me.

I thought about it and knew that there is no way I can get it and I forgot about that candy. It was the 29th afternoon and I received the package from the postman and opened it to find a lot of gifts as special flavored coffee, shirts and that exact candy that I wanted and not only that I found two kind(more than what I wanted) of Jolly Ranchers. I was so thrilled and was amazed on seeing that and my joy knew no bound.

That is what God is interested too, He is interested in you, Daddy God is interested in your smallest or even silliest desires of your heart. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalm 37:4 God only not grants your desires He is the one who also puts them in your heart, all you need to do is be in Him as He is in you.

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Nothing is too big or too small for Daddy God, all you got to do is to enjoy His presence and just be happy in Him no matter the situation and you will be thrilled to see what he can do. You matter to God so what matters to you will automatically become His concern.

In the next blog I will share how you matter to God more than your needs and how Daddy God is more significant to you than your want and needs. Remember, you matter the most to him and even your smallest desires also matter to him!

Who are you?

Who are you?

I am an engineer, I am a doctor, I am a carpenter, I am a fashion designer, I am a pastor… and so on. This is how some people identify themselves as, this is based on what they do as a profession. There are another group of people who go in search of answers to find who they really are. I see this as there is need for humanity to draw identity from something.

I wrote on Who is God? and we all know who God is because we know it is important to know Him as he is, but we forget that it is as important to know who we are, to live a life that God intended us to live. Let’s take me as an example, I will not know my inheritance unless I know who I am because who I am will say who my father is and where my origin is. When I realise who I am that is when I will be able to walk to my dad and say i need this and that and enjoy the inheritance and more than that, that is when I will enjoy the father son relationship.

God before creating Adam and Eve said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Genesis 1:26  That is how God created you, He created you and I Just like him and told us that is who we are like, we are like God. When you look into a mirror what do you see? you see an image in your likeness, yes, that is how God planned you should be, you are just like Him, in the best form and beauty. You don’t have to hide behind makeup or beard and different hairstyle to fit in but you just got to realise that you are just like Daddy God and He accepts you. Now that’s awesome. 

“Identity is a result of a dynamic relationship”

That’s not the whole answer of who you are, that reveals in who’s likeness you are. Now let me show you who you are inwards, When you pray to God you pray to the Father through Jesus, so if you call God your Father that shows you are His son and if you are His son you are equal to Him. Yes, you read it right, when you accept Jesus and receive the spirit of sonship you are redeemed and made equal to God. “He[Jesus]was calling God His own Fathermaking Himself[Jesus] equal with God.”- John 5:18 That is what Jesus showed us, He came to reveal who we are- Children of God.

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That is who you are, you are the sons and daughter of God and you are just like Him. There is no need to go from place to place to find who you are but when you accepted Jesus, the Holy Spirit will show you your identity in Christ. When we know we are the sons of God and Just like Him we will not have a necessity to derive security from our job, money or looks but just the fact that we are the children of God will allow us to have a great relationship with Daddy God and make us walk with our head held high and with authority.

The good news

The good news

If you have read my previous blogs you would have read the answers for the basic questions- Who is God?What does God do?Where is God?. I want to share the foundation of all these and the good and amazing news that you will ever hear, carry on to read with an open mind and see the Holy spirit do the rest.

The foundation is the good news, the good news is the cross. If I talk about everything else about the love of God and his awesomeness and don’t talk about the cross I will be missing the whole point and not minimising His unconditional love He has on you and missing the whole plan of inclusion and redemption of the world to himself.

The cross is very important,  not the wooden cross itself but what God did on that cross and what happened to us. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:8. The cross was Daddy God demonstrating His love for us by sending His ONLY son Jesus to the world to live, die and raise again for us. Let me ask you a question, how many of you who would die for your friend, I think there would be a few people like that but how many of you would die for people who are against you and might not even value you and your life and wouldn’t accept the price you paid- I am sure nobody would do that. You will ask why should you die for people who will not even recognise it. That is what God did, He sent His only Son to die for you on the cross to show He will do anything for you even though you might not even want Him, that is love.

When you accept Jesus’s sacrifice and accept Him as the Lord the Triune God [Father, Son(Jesus), Holy Spirit] lives in you. The cross was never God’s plan to become a religious symbol but an expression of His love to show that He will go any distance to show that He loves you. I want to point out to everyone that there was more that happened on the cross.

Paul tells us what happened on the cross “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”- Galatians 2:20, when Jesus was crucified on the cross He took your place and died instead of you so that you will not be judged under sin and that the righteousness of Jesus Christ is imputed[ascribe to someone by virtue of a similar quality in another] to you. Once you accept Jesus, Jesus lives in you and His life[righteous, holy, blameless and sinless] becomes yours, that is your reality when God sees you.

Without the cross and Jesus’s death and resurrection there is no life and hope. Everything- righteousness, holiness, joy, peace and love can and will be experienced in a person’s life when they know what happened in them because of what Jesus has done on the cross. The cross is where the reversal from sinner to saint happened.

The Good news is, this is all free and all it takes to live a God life is to accept God and the sacrifice of Jesus and it is a gift to you from God. Knowing what happened on the cross and knowing who you are in Christ is the secret to tap into the supernatural and live your life to the fullest.

If you want to know more and receive Christ, write to me on Facebook or send me an email, the contact details are on the about me page.

Where is God?

Where is God?

I told you guys where Daddy God is not, I told you He is not sitting up in the heaven, so where does God live. Let’s think about something first, we have this question where is God only because we do not know where He lives and we feel a sense of alienation. God says,“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”Hosea 4:6. We have these questions because we do not know what the reality is. I am not putting you down by saying this but I am saying it because I was also in that place and came to realisation to the reality now.

“The reality doesn’t seize to exist just because you do not recognise it”

We know that in the beginning God was with Adam and Eve and He communed with them, and after that we think God left humans alone, no. God was always with us, He was with Cane and Able, Abraham, David and everyone throughout the old testament. In the new testament it became much better because the Son of God himself came to the earth to dwell among us and be one of us and to show the heart of Daddy God.

Jesus died and rose again on the third day and then ascended to the Father’s right hand as a Son of Man in human form so that He can send the Holy spirit to dwell in us and to teach us all things and remind us all that Jesus said.- John 14. Jesus did not leave us after resurrection but lives in everyone of us. Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?- 1 Corinthians 3:16. God dwells in you, He doesn’t live in church buildings and cathedrals but He lives in you. A church without you and God is like a graveyard so you don’t have to go from one church to the other or from one temple to the other. All you need is Jesus in you and the good news is that He is in you.

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That is where God lives, He lives in you and He is pleased in you. No matter where you go, you carry the living God who created the heaven and the earth and He chose to live in you not because he didn’t have any other place but because He loves you and He made you in His Image and likeness. You are the perfect container for God and that is how Daddy God designed you.

In the next post I will Explain that God lives in you from a movie scene, we all have seen that movie and most of us would have missed it, look out for the next post!

What does God do? – Part 2

What does God Do?

Hi, this is the second part of the topic What does God do?. It was too short and I had to talk about it more because I couldn’t contain the awesomeness of God in one part and I had to continue on the same topic.

If you had read What does God do? you might think, God is up there and just dancing, singing and looking at me and how does that make anything different…no no no, that is not entirely what I’m saying. God does dance, sing over you in joy and he looks after you but He is not up in the sky disconnected from your life, He is so connected with you that He does everything with you.

Let’s take you as an example, when you love somebody very much don’t you want to hang out with them all the time and do everything with that person? come on, I know that’s how we are. That is exactly how your Daddy God is, He loves you so much that He is always with you and in you and loves to do what you like to do. Jesus said, “you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you.”– John 4:17.

What do you like to do? say you love fishing, now see that God loves that too and is sitting next to you, looking at the calm waters and waiting for the fish to take the bait and as soon as one bites it Daddy God is also excited and pulling the pole with you and reeling the fish into the box and then He looks at your big smile and His heart warms up and starts jumping and dancing and singing in joy. Let me share my personal experience, I love photography and I enjoy it best with Daddy God, I talk to Him and tell Him,”lets take a nice pic Daddy God” and I wait for the sun to set while knowing He is near me and then in time I see that the clouds become beautiful and love the colours and It puts a smile in my face and joy in my heart and I know that Daddy God loves chilling out with me and enjoys the beautiful sunset with me.

No matter what you like to do let it be baking, coding, painting, cycling, grabbing a beer with your friends or whatever you like and that is what Daddy God also loves to do and that is exactly what He is doing with you. Next time whatever you do just realise that Daddy God is there and include Him in it and see the fun multiply!

” Daddy God Does whatever you do”

He is not just your spiritual father but your Father in every situation and in the walk of life and does everything with you.

What does God do?

What does God Do?

In my previous blog, Who is God? I started to explain who God is and he is our Daddy God and loves us, but the next question for us will be, what does God do? We grew up with the church, pastors and people painting a picture in our mind that God is up there in the heaven in the sky looking down on us and frowning on every action and reaction we make in life and He is waiting for the day of judgement to punish us, but God says that is nonsense. Before you put up a wall and reject what I am about to say just continue reading.

A good dad always looks out for his children and puts them above his needs and wants to see they are happy, I have seen my father do that and I realised that if my earthly father is so caring how much more would the Daddy God who is full of love care. King David knowing the Father’s heart writes “what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him”- Psalm 8:4. God’s mind is filled with thoughts of you and He is in love with you. That’s what Daddy God is doing, He is in love with you and is thinking of you all the time.

Daddy God is so crazy in love that He tells us, “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”-Zephaniah 3:17 “rejoice over you”– literally means “dance, skip, leap, and spin around in joy.” God dances with shouts of joy over us! A primitive root; properly to spin around (under the influence of any violent emotion), that is, usually rejoice: –be glad, joy, be joyful, rejoice. Wow isn’t that wonderful?. Now that sounds like a loving Daddy God. Daddy God is so much in love with you that He cannot stop but shout and dance in joy over you.

Daddy God is always present with you and He is looking out for you, in his love he watches over you. “The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.” – Psalm 121:5, this is one of the many things that our Daddy God is doing, He is watching over us and protecting us from all the things of the world that can harm us, the next part of the same verse says He protects us from sunburn and moon burn. You didn’t think God would pay attention to such small details, did you? surprisingly He does care and the He says that He never sleeps but is looking after us. Remember, He is not looking down on us but looking after us. That’s your Daddy’s heart.

” Daddy God is a protector from the works of the devil and the effects of sin, He is not the person who harms.”

Daddy God is thinking about you with love and compassion and He is taking care of you and protecting you. He is not up there with his hands folded and a frown on his face but dancing, singing and loving you with a smile and a proud heart, that’s what Daddy God is doing.