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November 2011

Humility to Honour

One of the things that I admire in some people is the humility that they have. No matter in what position  the person is, when they are humble, I look at them so high.

I once had this privilege of having dinner with this great man of God, late Dr. DGS Dhinakaran, when he had come to our school. There were many of us at the table with him. I was so cautious as I considered him a great person and dared not open my mouth, but I certainly was observing him and listening to all that he was saying. Being just as humble as anybody could be, he spoke with such meekness and affection, with no sign showing himself to be someone great.

The way he spoke out of love to the children was simply fascinating and his humility was definitely one of the reasons he was lifted up to be such a great man of God.

” Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honour.” (Proverbs.18:12)

All of us want to gain honour and go up to great positions in life, but we need to realise that it is important that we posses a humble heart before we start seeing such great things happening to us.

The best role model I can ever think of is Jesus. Our attitude has to be like His, who being in the very nature of God, did not consider equality with God, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Not just that He humbled Himself and became obedient to death- even death on a cross. (Philippians 2. 5-7)

If the King of kings and the Lord of lords was so humble, how much more should we be so.

Now, this is what we need to do. We need to love and respect each other, considering others better than ourselves. When we do this we will be humble in our hearts.

Loving and respecting others with all our hearts may not be as easy as we talk about it. But with God all things are possible. All we need to do is ask for His strength and grace, which He will provide lavishly because He is a loving God.

Imitating the love of Christ doesn’t just happen by itself. It happens as we spend more and more time with Him, meditating on His word and praying fervently. The more we spend our time with a person, the more we become like them. It is the same when we spend time with God. We will be transformed to be like Him in due time. We do not have to worry about how it will happen for God will take care of it.

Remember, we need not lose the honour which God has in store for us even on this earth. Let us hold on to Jesus and be like Him and He will do great and mighty things in and through our lives.

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When you feel crushed from every side

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The Lord says “..like clay in the hands of a potter, so are you in my hand” (Jeremiah 18:6).

Do you feel crushed by the pressures you face from every side? My friend, do not be discouraged. Know that God is moulding you into a beautiful vessel of great worth, which can be used for His glory.
Though it is hard to accept it now, let us keep trusting God and enduring in all our tough situations, for one day we will surely turn back and thank God for everything that we go through.Joseph, whom we read about in the Bible, was a great man of God.But his life was not smooth. He went through so much of pain in his life time.His own brothers hated him and plotted to kill him. They sold him to foreigners and lied to their father that he was dead. Yet Joseph did not give up on God because of his loneliness, a state of being hated by his own family that he love.Next, he was accused wrongly of a crime that he never committed and was thrown into the prison. He still held on to God.

Joseph did not grumble over the situation that he was facing, but walked in the ways of God. People could see that the spirit of God was with him. He was blessed in everything that he did and was elevated to such a great position.

Joseph remained close to God, yet he had to face problems to be molded into a beautiful vessel that God wanted him to be.

If your life is like this today, then cheer up. For God is on your side. He is your strength. All that your going through is for your own good.

There are other times when we tend to go way from God. During such times, our faithful God, who loves us doesn’t let go of us. He know what will happen to us if we keep going away from Him. He wants us to be close to Him. So, He might allow some situations in out life to pull us close to Him.

If a child is not corrected by his parents, we know how unruly the child can grow up to be. Remember the Lord corrects those He loves, as a father corrects a son.
 God allows situations in our lives, only for our good.We should never take light the discipline of  God. Let us then analyse our lives and see whether we are walking in the ways of God. If not, there is no time to waste and there is no better place to go. Let us turn back to Jesus for He is our only hope. He will make our paths straight.What ever might be our situation today, just remember that God is in control. All that we need to think about  is whether we are walking in God’s ways or not. if we do, then we just need to trust God and be happy.
[Watch this video on endurance. I was blessed through it. Hope it’ll be a blessing for you too.]

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